If you're new to sailing on Lake Travis, you probably want to keep your boat near Mansfield Dam because of the large basin there, and you'll want a marina that caters to sailboats, so you have three choices: Marshall Ford on the east bank or Commander's Point or the Austin Yacht Club on the west bank. If you join the Yacht Club, you're expected to race or volunteer a total of 15 days per year. If that's too much of a time commitment, then look into keeping your boat at one of the other two. We chose Commander's point because 1) They have a trolley on which you can send your gear up and down from the parking area to the slip area and 2) because Paul, the manager, is very laid back. The other boat owners we've met are very friendly. Aside from parking, trolley, showers, bathrooms and slips, there's not much there—no store, no picnic area, It's very bare bones, but it's a great base from which to enjoy Lake Travis.