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Richard Walsh


Richard Walsh has been racing in the Lightning class for more than 25 years. His international experience includes numerous North American Championships as well as the Lightning World Championships in 1997, 2009, and 2015. He has been crewing with Alex Cox since 2008 and in 2016 they joined forces with Nikka Stoger, becoming a close and experienced team.


Getting into the Sport: Started sailing at age 7 as crew for his father and grandfather… Outside Interests: Enjoys teaching , fishing, downhill skiing, anything outdoors, pina coladas and getting caught in the rain… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Walshie… Team motto  “Love Wins”: …

Notable International Results

Lightning North American Championships: 2018 – 11th; 2012 - 15th

Pan American Games: 2007 – 5th (Lightning)