Peter Kinney

Height5’10” / 178 cmHome CountryUSA
Weight211 lbs / 95kgsHometownNewport Beach, CA

Career Highlights

  • 2016 Melges 32 World Champion

New to the United States SailGP Team for Season 2, Peter Kinney brings an aggressive amount of multihull muscle to the crew from his experience competing in the popular M32 class where he has competed since 2017.

He is one of four new crew members to the American Team for the upcoming campaign after a four-month recruitment and selection process.

Growing up on the coast of Southern California, Kinney has always been close to the ocean and began sailing Naples Sabots in the Newport Harbor Yacht Club at the age of eight.

He spent some time away from the water as he played football in high school and collegiately at the University of Redlands but came back to his sailing roots as he represented the United States at the 2013 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

Kinney is a veteran of the offshore racing scene in Southern California, holding the Pacific Cup and San Diego to Puerto Vallarta records set onboard the behemoth Rio100. He regularly races on the M32 catamaran and Melges 32 circuits, the latter of which he won a world championship title in 2016.