Kevin Hall started sailing at the age of five. Since then he has specialized in breadth of knowledge and of racing experience, and in being an early adopter. His accomplishments are across a wide range of disciplines and roles. He won the IYRU (now ISAF) Youth World Singlehanded Championship at age 16. Instead of defending his World title, he went back on the trapeze in the 420 for a leather medal. From 18 foot skiffs in Australia, to podium finishes in the North American Championships in the 470, Laser, Finn, Star, and 49er, Kevin enjoys the thrill of starting over in a new class. This included the first three years of the 49er, when he won bronze at the World Championships 3 times on the trot.
Other accomplishments include winning the US Team Racing Nationals four times with 3 different teams, coaching the US Team Racing Team to a World Championship, coaching the Danish Olympic Soling gold medal team for the 2000 Olympics, and representing the US in 2004 at the Olympics in the Finn class.
Kevin has always been eager to find something new on the water. He started kiteboarding in 2001, and ordered his Bladerider moth during the time he was navigating with Emirates Team New Zealand in the 2007 America’s Cup. He earned a top 10 in the 2009 Moth World Championships in his Bladerider, even though the Mach2 had burst on the scene.
As race navigator and on-water testing manager for OneWorld Challenge in 2003 and for Emirates Team New Zealand in 2007, he was able to put his degree in Mathematics to use. His degree in French Literature, not so much.
He was head of the Performance and Instruments Department at Artemis Racing leading up the their 2013 effort to make it to the America’s Cup.
Kevin was the winning Audi Medcup TP52 navigator for two seasons, and runner-up the other two seasons he competed. He is also a TP52 World Champion.
He lives with his wife and three children in Auckland, New Zealand.