Kevin Hall: An Extraordinary Life
Published on April 4th, 2016
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
Kevin Hall grew up sailing about 90 minutes north of me in Southern California, and about eight years after me. He quickly made a name for himself, winning the 1986 Youth Worlds and the 1987 US Youth Champs. As a Hall of Fame inductee at Brown University, he represented the US at the 2004 Olympics and was part of three America’s Cup campaigns.
Kevin remains one of the remarkable sailors of his era, but facts and figures are easy to know. Health and despair are not.
I have been reading his recently released book, Black Sails White Rabbits, which details his battle with testicular cancer and bipolar disorder. Kevin shares his experiences full throttle – the pain, the destructiveness, the costs. With shocking courage, Kevin has opened the door wide to a life I suspect few fully knew, and many don’t survive.
In recognition of Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, Kevin, now 46, has made the Kindle version of his book available for free on April 4, 5 & 6th, 2016.