When sailing gets in your blood, there’s nothing quite like it. We could get real jobs, but where’s the fun in that? At American Sailing Tours, we’re all lifelong sailors who just can’t get enough of the sea and the salt air and we love to share our enthusiasm for sailing with everyone we meet.

Everyone is familiar with this quote on the right from Kenneth Grahame and we try to live by it on the Summer Wind. It’s a great summer job and we thank you for the opportunity to share a little bit of it with you.

Join us for a sail and you can mess about in boats too…..

“There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
Kenneth Grahame

Our Captain and crew meet and exceed all the requirements of the U.S. Coast Guard because your safety on the water means everything to us. The Summer Wind is equipped with the latest safety equipment.

Meet Our Crew

Tom Kirwan
Tom KirwanCaptain
Cap’n Tom is an accountant and attorney in his “other life” and a lifelong sailor who also crews aboard the Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel of Delaware. He’s a Coast Guard licensed Captain who grew up in Maine, sailing from Bar Harbor and Camden in the too brief summers. As “Skipper” of the Summer Wind, he’s responsible for all the ships systems and keeps everything ship-shape. He’s also a Red Cross certified First Responder, so he keeps the people ship-shape, too. He lives in Marlton, NJ with his wife Linda and son Sam, the First Mate.
Sam Cooke
Sam CookeDeckhand
Sam is a recent graduate of Eckerd College and has been sailing since early childhood, having sailed and competed in a variety of different boats around the world. Including the Optimist, Laser, FJ’s and 420’s. In high school, Sam was part of the Hong Kong national sailing team and was a skipper on the Eckerd College sailing team for four years. Sam has also worked as a student crew aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer. Besides sailing Sam also likes reading, scuba diving and traveling.