Jim Walsh

Monday, 20 January 2014 /


Jim is passionate about sailing, racing, race management, and giving back to the sport which has brought him so much pleasure. Jim is currently employed by the Cedar Grove Board of Education where he serves as the K-12 Educational IT Director. He is also a consultant for New Jersey Public schools. Jim serves as a volunteer in the following local and national positions:

  • US Sailing Senior Judge, Regional Race Officer, Race Management Instructor
  • Chairman of the US Sailing House of Delegates
  • Chairman of US Sailing Competitions Division
  • Trustee Manasquan River Yacht Club
  • PHRF Mid Atlantic President (Past), Currently Treasurer
  • BBYRA and NJYRA Appeals Committee Member

As Chairman of the House of Delegates, Jim is a member of the US Sailing Board of Directors. He has also served on the PHRF-MA committee for over 16 years.

A long time sailor, Jim grew up sailing on Barnegat Bay and Block Island. He is a six time winner of the New Jersey Offshore Racing Championships. He regularly travels to serve as Principal Race Officer, Judge, or Umpire for US Sailing national and regional events. He has taught racing rules, race management and judge seminars throughout the US. In his spare time, Jim competes in triathlons and has finished four IronMan competitions. He currently resides in Brick, NJ with his wife Lara.

Words from the Director

US Sailing must continue to streamline the organization and make it easier for sailors to have a stronger voice within the organization. For US Sailing to grow, we must promote safe, fair, and fun sailing. We must stay connected with and increase our support to our grass roots sailors while also supporting our high level and Olympic sailors. As a board member, I will continue to work to achieve these goals.