Do what you love and love what you do!
That's our motto on the Summer Wind. 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.
"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Everyone is familiar with this quote from Kenneth Graham 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.....
Captain. 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 wis wife Linda and son Sam, the First Mate.
Night Captain . Captain Larry grew up in a boating family so he knows his way around
boats. While in the US Navy, he learned how to sail and fell in love with the sport!
Today, he is a Coast Guard licensed Master Captain and an advanced sailing instructor.
He spends most of the year teaching sailing classes and other boating courses. He also owns a 35 foot sailboat "Kathleen Anne" that he keeps moored in the Chesapeake Bay. Captain Larry lives in Delaware with his wife Kathy and Wilson (the cat).
First Mate . At 17 Sam's a little young to be an officer, but he knows what he's doing. He's a true "son of a son of a sailor" and has been around boats of all sizes his whole life. He traveled up and down the coast in the search for the Summer Wind. Now he spends his summers at the helm, working the boat up and down the river just enjoying the sun and a good breeze. If you're lucky, you might get to meet his sea-dog Frodo.
Deckhand . Tawnya Mullen, a 29 yrar old New Mexico native, fell in love with sailing early in 2012 during her first cruise through the San Blas Islands in Panama Central America on a Vegabond ketch. Since then she has spent her time devising ways to spend as much time on the water as possible. In June of this year she obtained her ASA certifications 101-104 and afterwards began to seek employment aboard sailing vessels to expand her experience. Her dream is to purchase her own sail boat this year and sail to the warm waters of the Caribbean where she plans to operate a hostel and charter operation.
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