Living , Modern

Kevin

Burnham

1956

Kevin Burnham is a two-time Olympic medalist in the sport of sailing. He won the silver medal in 1992 with Morgan Reeser in the 470 class and in 2004 won the gold medal with Paul Foerster.

Kevin Burnham competed in the 470 Class at the 1992, 1996, and 2004 Olympics, winning a silver in 1992 and a gold in 2004 in Athens, Greece, where he was the oldest gold medalist.

He also won a gold medal at the 1986 Goodwill Games. Burnham was a sailor who competed in virtually every type of race. In big ocean racing, he competed in the Sydney-Hobart Race, The Rolex Transatlantic Challenge, and the Newport-to-Bermuda Race. He also won the 1989 Worrell 1000 Mile race. Burnham was an 11-time US champion in various boats.

Burnham later turned to coaching, working with US sailors, as well as the Israeli and Czech Republic national teams. He also coached Paralympian sailors.

  • Filter Nominees

  • Reset

Preserving America’s Sailing Legacy

Engaging Sailing’s Next Generation


Stay Connected to the National Sailing Hall of Fame