James has windsurfed for over twenty years but first sailed regularly when working in Western Australia as a junior doctor.
He took the chance to sail epic wave locations like Gnaraloo and Margaret River.
His first taste of racing was the Lancelin Ocean Classic and he started racing regularly in 2005 after moving back to the UK.
He now lives on Hayling Island and runs the Hayling Slalom Club on summer evenings after finishing his day job as a doctor. He takes part in PWA and IFCA events overseas in his holidays with his wife and daughter usually supporting him.
British Slalom Champion 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
3rd overall IFCA World Slalom ranking 2016
9th overall IFCA Slalom Worlds 2016
IFCA European Masters Champion 2014
Best PWA slalom results: 35th Aruba 2011,36th Costa Brava 2012
Defi Wind 15th (2011), 16th (2013)
Starboard iSonic 90, 107 and 137.