James Walsh , USPHRF Committee Secretary is a Certified US SAILING Judge and Regional Race officer. He has served on the PHRF-Mid Atlantic committee for over 12 years (2 as Vice President, 5 as President and 3 as Central Area Vice President) He is a long time sailor and grew up spending his summers in Barnegat Bay and Block Island events. As a sailor he is a six time winner of the New Jersey Offshore Racing Championships. He regularly travels to serve as PRO, Judge or Umpire for US SAILING national and regional events within the US. He has given racing rules & judging seminars in NJ, NY, Iowa and IL. He is Chair of the US SAILING Competition Division and member of the US SAILING House of Delegates.