Robert Barlow


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Robert has been sailing close to twenty years and has worked for sailing businesses for over fifteen years. He began working for Texas Sailing in 1996 as the head instructor and rigger/service tech. In 2000 he purchased Texas Sailing along with Tasha and the Texas Sailing partners. Since then we have added the US Sailing school and the Beneteau and Precision dealership.

Sailing quickly became one of Robert's greatest passions and he has worked to enhance his skills and knowledge regularly throughout his adult life. Robert and Tasha have sailed throughout the vast majority of the Caribbean and Robert has made numerous deliveries. Robert races regularly in both circuits as well as local regattas. His and therefore Texas Sailing's goal is to help everyone with an interest in sailing to realize their sailing goal regardless of their current skill level.

Robert's certifications include:
USCG Master's License with Sailing Endorsement
Certified Beneteau Sales Professional
Certified Beneteau Service Technician
US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certified Instructor
US Sailing Basic Cruising Certified Instructor
US Sailing Bareboat Cruising Certified Instructor
US Sailing Coastal Navigation Certified Instructor

Read client and partner references on Robert's LinkedIn profile.

Tasha Barlow



Tasha has worked for Texas Sailing since 1997. She loves sailing and has had wonderful opportunities to sail both locally and overseas with Texas Sailing clients and friends. Tasha is highly involved in the Central Texas Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and has served on the Leukemia Cup Regatta board since it's inception in 2006. She was the event chairperson and top fundraiser from 2007 through 2009. Because of her hard work and your contributions, she and Robert attended and sailed in the Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson in San Francisco in 2009. She also received the "Shining Star Volunteer" award from the society in 2009.

Carol Lee

Office Administrator


Carol joined Texas Sailing as Office Administrator after returning to Lake Travis in the summer of 2008. Her love of sailing started in the British Virgin Islands where she lived aboard the private s/v Mermaid, a 51 First Beneteau for 10 years, sailing the Caribbean. She continues her love and excitement of sailing on beautiful Lake Travis.

"The quality of life isn't complete without being part of the Sailing Community."

Bill Foshee

Vessel Admin, Instr, & Capt


Bill joined Texas Sailing in 2002 after fourteen years as a PADI instructor in the scuba diving industry. After hard work, he became a Texas Sailing instructor and captain in 2003. In 2007 Bill achieved his certification as a US Sailing Certified Basic Keelboat Sailing Instructor. It was a natural transition from scuba instructor to sailing instructor for Bill with his enthusiasm for teaching and love of being on the water. 

"I love to teach fun things, to fun people, who like to have fun."

Mark Boelens

Director of Sales & Member Services

Mark has been sailing for over thirty years, exploring waters around the world both on his own boats and chartering in exotic locations.  He began working for Texas Sailing years ago, sharing his passion for the sport and lifestyle by teaching sailing and captain charters.  Recently retired from the global corporate life style, he continues to instruct and contributes his sales, marketing, and management skills to help clients find the right boat for their needs and assists owners when they decide to sell their vessel.


Mark and his wife Pam, have sailed together during their 35+ years of marriage, most recently living aboard and cruising the Pacific Northwest were they now keep their sailboat, and sail during the summer periods.  They love sailing on Lake Travis, with its many private coves and challenging winds.  When not on Lake Travis, they have sailed or chartered in Australia, Bahamas, Caribbean, England, France, Greece, Seychelles, and many waters in the United States.

Mark’s certifications include:

USCG Master's License with Sailing Endorsement
US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certified Instructor
US Sailing Basic Cruising Certified Instructor
US Sailing Bareboat Cruising Certified Instructor
ASA Basic Keelboat Certified Instructor
ASA Basic Cruising Certified Instructor
ASA Bareboat Cruising Certified Instructor
ASA Catamaran Certified Instructor