Barbara Robertson started sailing at Community Sailing in Boston. After moving to Mamaroneck, NY, she acquired a Catalina 22, Whirlaway. She has raced on Long Island Sound, cruised with friends, mostly in the Northeast and taught sailing for the Appalachian Mountain Club at their Fire Island cabin. Robertson spends summers in Maine, aboard a Freedom 36/38, Whimbrel. As a member of the Bluewater Sailing Club, she participates in their annual Maine cruise. She has presented at the annual conference, teaching women to run dinghies and anchoring. Robertson joined NWSA in 2017 and the board in 2019.