Jim has been sailing all his life. Knee and back injuries limited his full size sailing so he took up radio control sailing to fill the racing void.
In the Soling 1M Class Jim has won multiple National Championships in Canada and the United States, as well as many local and Regional events. RC Sailing has become a focal point of the summer.
In 2016 Jim took up painting and surprised many including himself that he appears to have some talent for it.