TASS Skippers

Meet Our Skippers

 
Photo Name  Phone 
Profile  Email
  Andrew Clark   832-542-1121 Andrew has been a member of TASS since 1999 and has served as the race czar for several years.    jac.twyford@gmail.com

 
 Bill Brown  281-543-5964 Bill joined TASS in 1999. He has held various board positions and Bill is one of our skipper-trainers conducting training and sailing techniques for many years.  What Bill enjoys most about sailing with TASS is.......  CaptBill@gmail.com
   Jay Leggett  713-459-0094 Joining TASS in 1999, Jay has served as Commodore on the board for 8 terms.  An international sailor, Jay has been instrumental in organizing a multitude of mainland US and international sailing trips for TASS.  commodore@sailtass.com
   John Klumb  713-412-7693 One of our most accomplished skipper/sailors. John has owned several sailing boats. He has also served on the board and is currently our race czar. regatta@sailtass.com
   Mark Langley  281-352-4779 Mark is one of our international sailors.  He has sailed the seven seas and to the ends of the earth.  Mark is also one of our nigh navigators and enjoys skippering our full moon sails. A member since 1988 and a past commodore Mark is highly skilled sailor and hold a US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master’s License.  seadognow@yahoo.com
   Mark Monroe  713-825-2296 Mark is one of our most passionate skipper,enjoys taking out our sails and giving everyone a hands-on experience on the water.  You will find on his sails always a story and a history lesson of the Galveston Bay area.  He is our dolphin whisper with a gift to call the dolphins to the boat. Mark has served on our board and has been a member since    markmonroeGCS@aol.com
   Mike Vaughan  

281-300-6346

Mike has sailed with TASS since 1998 and serves on the board.  Mike began his sailing career as a scout and like many of our skippers has sailed both in US and international waters. Mike decided after years as a member to give back to TASS and in 2017 became a skipper.   fleet@sailtassl.com
 Nancy Welch  713-504-4674 Nancy, our accomplished, talented female skipper. Her sailing resume includes an Atlantic crossing with an all-female crew and many racing awards. Most recent Nancy and her crew took 1st place in the all- female crew of the Harvest Moon Regatta.  She is a passionate promoter of female sailors and encourages women to try their hand at the sport. Come out and sail with Nancy.  nawelch@hal-pc.org
   Patrick Spoor  682-225-1953 A member of TASS since 2013 Patrick has been an avid skipper, navigator.  You will often find Patrick on a TASS sail or at the helm when TASS takes to international trips.  In additional to skipper, Patrick has served on our board as fleet director.  pjspoor@yahoo.com

 Roy Bowers  281-852-8197 Roy is not only one of our skippers but Roy donates his time to introduce and teach new sailors to the water, vessel and fine points of sailing skills.  We are fortunate to have Roy and his many years of knowledge give back to members and non-members in our training classes.  Like many of our skippers, Roy has been a past board member and TASS member since 2005.  rhbowersOb@yahoo.com
   Urs Rathgeb  713-962-5992 Urs joined TASS in 2016, and became a TASS skipper in 2017.  He grew up sailing on Lake Constance in Switzerland, where he sailed Lasers as well as the family cabin cruiser.  While still living in Switzerland, he went on several cruises, taking him to the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the North Sea.  After moving to the US in 1997, Urs sailed on the Columbia River in Portland, OR and crewed on J-24's in the Staten Island Sound in New Jersey, before moving to Houston and sailing the Galveston Bay.  Urs is ASA 101, 103, 104, 105 and 106 certified.   vicecommodore@sailtass.com

How to become a TASS Skipper

SO YOU WANT TO BECOME A TASS SKIPPER?

Being a TASS skipper is an extremely rewarding and fun experience. I would encourage anyone, who enjoys sailing and is interested in expanding their sailing knowledge, and teaching others the same, to become a TASS skipper. Getting started on earning your skipper credentials is easy.  First submit your skipper application to the vice commodore

Do you want to be a TASS Skipper Letter

Skipper Application Form

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