Samuel "Shark" Kahn

Boat name

World Championships

2003 - I Overall - Pegasus 24  USA 

Melges 24 World Championship 2003 - San Francisco, USA

I Overall - Pegasus 24  USA  - Samuel "Shark" Kahn, Team Captain Mark "Crusty" Christensen, Tactician Richard Clarke, Spinnaker/Jib trimmer Brian Hutchinson and Bow Brian Lee, Shark's 20 year old cousin who is also his 29er crew.

17.10.2003 - Fourteen year old Samuel "Shark" Kahn sailed into the record books today becoming the youngest person ever to win a Melges 24 World title and probably the youngest open international class world champion as well.

P.S. In 2005 this record was beaten by 11-year-old Mac Agnese from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., who was crewing for Italy’s Luna Rossa with Jimmy Spithill in helm winning the Melges 24 Worlds title.