Malin Burnham of San Diego has been praised for his
nearly three decades of enthusiastic hands-on involvement
in America's Cup Competition. In 1977, he was helmsman
and skipper of ENTERPRISE in defender trials. In 1980,
he sailed frequently as helmsman of the trial-horse
boat for Dennis Conner's winning FREEDOM Campaign.
In 1983 he did likewise for the LIBERTY Campaign.
In 1987 he founded and served as President/CEO of
the Sail America Foundation, which funded and provided
logistical support for Dennis Conner's winning STARS
& STRIPES Campaign. In 1988 he chaired San Diego
Yacht Club's successful defense.
An indefatigable civic leader with a passion for
community involvement, Malin Burnham's philanthropic
zeal is reflected in his support of numerous charities
and benevolent organizations ranging from the Boy
Scouts to the Burnham Institute for Cancer Research.
He is a long-time member and supporter of numerous
professional and civic organizations. His participation
and leadership in America's Cup competition reached
its zenith in 1992 when he served as General Chairman
for the overall America's Cup Regatta in San Diego.
Malin is a world-class sailor, who won the Star World
Championship at the age of 17 and has been winning
races ever since. Never content to watch from the
sidelines, preferring active participation and hands-on
involvement to make a difference, Malin Burnham's
passion for sailing and love of America's Cup competition
have helped him to make a unique personal contribution
to the sport.