Robert Barlow

President

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Robert has been sailing over twenty five years and has worked for sailing businesses for over twenty years. He began working for Texas Sailing in 1996 as the head instructor and rigger/service tech. In 2000 he purchased Texas Sailing along 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 has 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.


Carol Lee

Office Administrator

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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

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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


Rayne Jones

Marketing Intern

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Rayne is a student in San Marcos at Texas State University studying marketing. Her interest in sailing was sparked due to multiple trips out of the country in which she spent time on sail boats for excursions. Her parents are members of Texas Sailing and have always loved the idea of sailing, and they easily passed this mindset down to their daughter. She hopes that this internship will provide her not only with the marketing experience she will need, but also help her love and interest in sailing grow. 


Andy Hyatt

Instructor

Andy brings over 50 years of sailing experience to the team including racing, cruising and teaching in boats ranging from 8’ to 73’. He is excited to teach newcomers as well as sail with those who are more experienced sailors. 

Certified Basic Keelboat Instructor


Tim Bearden

Instructor 

Tim's sailing life started when his family of 5 kids were morphed from river runners with canoes on the Lampassas river in central Texas to “lakeys” on the now dammed Stillhouse Hollow. They self taught themselves how to sail on an AMF built Dolphin 15”, a lateen rigged Sunfish like beginner. Later looking for more performance on the water he spent 10+ years in the sailboard crowd and eventually married an expert board sailor. Relocating to Lake Travis he traded boats and dry sailed a Catalina 22’ from the old Yacht harbor for several years but now lives on Little Rough Hollow and sail a 15’ Capri Coronado. He recently ended his aviation career where for the last 17 years as a pilot instructor and examiner he worked with clients around the world and enjoyed teaching new skills to motivated students.

He joined the Texas Sailing “Club” and has enjoyed the experience on larger, more comfortable boats with his family and friends that want a bit more relaxation and certainly agree it has been a pleasant transition and encourage anyone contemplating going or interested in instruction, it can all be found at Texas Sailing.

Certified Basic Keelboat Instructor 


Clark Stough

Service Technician and Charter Captain 

Clark’s love for sailing has been passed down through multiple generations. His grandparents moved to the area to take advantage of the ample opportunities on Lake Travis, and his immediate family followed in 1987.  Growing up in Volente on the north shore, sailing was always a favorite activity. Upon reaching working age, his technical skills were bolstered by involvement in his father’s sailboat transport business. After graduating from UT Austin in 2003, he entered the tree service field, gaining further experience in rigging and climbing. He continued sailing recreationally throughout this time, including crossing the Sea of Cortez from Mazatlan to La Paz and back.


Regarding his addition to the Texas Sailing team in 2017 Clark said, “I’m so happy to be back at Lake Travis helping bring the joy of sailing to everyone!”