staff members are experienced
sailors, windsurfers, as well as
recreational paddlers, so you tap
into well over 100 years of combined
"on-the-water" experience with every
Tsamis - President and Owner
Aris has been involved in the sailing
business since the early 1970's,
working his way from basic entry
positions through rigging, sales,
instruction, warranty, and
management. Aris has been a
positive, consistent influence for
the growth of the wind and water
sports community in North Texas.
native of North Texas, Aris has been
an avid sailor since he was eleven;
bringing decades of knowledge to our
company. With a warm,
energetic, and enthusiastic approach
to all things (including his staff
and customers) he can invoke
pleasant communication with anyone,
allowing him to promote his passions
through the business.
Aris is also a walking encyclopedia on
all subjects related to sailing,
windsurfing, paddling, and standup
paddle boarding (he has bona fide,
extensive experience in most of
these water sports venues).
If Aris doesn't know the answer to
your questions he'll do his best to
find the answers from our extensive
source of industry contacts.
Mike Stovall -
Paddling and Fishing Kayaks
With a calm manner and easygoing
attitude Mike can help you with your
Mike is known for making sure
everyone understands the ins and
outs of all manner of kayaks for
those interested. He
understands that water sports are
key to psychological and physical well-being, and
he treats each person as an
individual with specialized
hydro-therapeutic needs. Mike
has loads of consistent paddling, and solid
He can be found every Thursday
evening at White Rock Lake paddling
and/or demonstrating kayaks with Chris.
John Webster -
Sailing (Catamaran Specialist) and Paddling
This witty and outgoing Aussie
exuberantly shakes up the sailing
community, and encourages newcomers
to get out there.
John is our most avid and experienced catamaran
sailor, and possibly one of the most
active and skilled cat sailors in
North Texas. John has been
everywhere and sailed throughout
Australia, Central America, and
North America. He is a
frequent participant in the Great Texas 300 long
distance catamaran regatta, this is one
of many regatta venues he is
Ursula Barnhill -
Ursula's warm and informative manner
allows paddlers of all stripes to
easily make good choices for their
Ursula has nine years of consistent paddling experience in a variety of conditions and several different kayaks. Her passion for kayaking and paddle sports in general, is very contagious. If you are not getting enough time on the water she is not afraid of affectionately letting you know - just as everyone should paddle on a regular basis.
She is usually found with the
Thursday night paddle group (along
with Mike Stovall) at Whiterock
Dave King -
Shipping, Web Orders, Boat Rigging/Repair, Kayaks
Dave is here to help you, whether it be with kayaks, finding parts and hardware, building trailers or cutting line.
A Texas native and DIY'er,
Dave enjoys woodworking and has built his own 16' sailboat, which is a continuous work in progress! He is experienced with West Systems, boat building, sailboat rigging, and kayaking, and is always willing to offer friendly, customer service. He is a good resource for finding and ordering Hobie Cat and Kayak parts.
Dave lives with his wife and dog
near White Rock Lake.
Ariel Howell -
Windsurfing, Customer Service
Ariel has been a windsurfing enthusiast from early childhood. As a participant in our youth windsurfing program she quickly
became one of the windsurfers the other students looked up to. You'll find her at our front counter to greet you when you
visit. She is eager to get you pointed in the right direction!
Sail Making & Sail Repair
has worked his way up in our company
to sail-making and repair very
rapidly with a solid, steady work
ethic and results that speaks for
He is responsible for all the
intricate details involved with
stitching, patching, fitting, and
Rose is hardworking and a pleasant
presence for all who know her.
Rose is the force behind the scenes for our sail making department. Without Rose we would be unable to keep up with the ever-increasing amount of orders in our sail loft. She is responsible for much of the stitching, fabric processing, and non-sailing related construction.