Jim Tichenor has sailed under PHRF since PHRF Galveston Bay was formed. He first raced a C&C 33 and then on a C&C 37 campaigning the boat under PHRF until 2000. He currently races a J-105. Jim races in inland waters plus offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. He has served on the local PHRF board for 18 years in various capacities ranging from fleet handicapper, Vice Chairman, Chief Handicapper and now serves as the Chairman. He also serves on the handicapping consortium for the Key West Race Week.
Jim is a Vice President of US SAILING Board of Directors, Senior Judge and Race Officer, member of the Olympic Sailing Executive Committee, member of the Offshore Championship Committee, and a Judges Workshop Instructor.