​USCG Captain Paul Norris Experienced Boat Operator

Captain Paul and Nicole Valkyrie Sag harbor Charters

Hello! I’m Captain Paul, a seasoned and experienced boat operator, originally from Melbourne Australia. I’m assisted by Nicole, described as “having a personality like sunshine”, for your memorable Sag harbor Sailing Charters!
For the last 10 years I’ve lived mostly along the East Coast USA, aboard Valkyrie, a Catana 582 sailing catamaran.
We typically sail Miami in the winter, Sag Harbor in the spring and summer, and New York City during the fall.

Boating Industry Expertise

Sailing Boating Qualifications

  • USCG 100 Ton Captains License
  • USCG Sailing Endorsement
  • TWICS security Clearance

Sailing Cruising Experience

In 1986 I crewed up for the first time on a catamaran in the Indian Ocean.
From 1996-1999 I sailed around the world on my 44’ catamaran, Seaing Double. I’ve sailed around 40,000 ocean miles and crossed the Equator in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
I’ve completed around 14 East Coast passages, with Nicole accompanying me on the last two! I’ve single handed in the Ocean around and around the notorious Cape Hatteras. While technically coastal, it can prove quite challenging and requires strong skills and tactics. My favorite islands are Bora Bora, Manhattan and Australia. I mostly single hand, but occasionally take on crew for the adventure.

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June 2019

We had an exceptional experience sailing around Sag Harbor and Shelter Island with Paul. His boat is beautiful and as a captain, he did a phenomenal job of showing us around. We took a few opportunities to anchor and go swimming - plus a side trip for lunch at Sunset Beach. Overall a wonderful trip and highly recommended. Thanks Paul!

Jason 5 Star Review View All 100 5 Star Reviews


Miami April 2022
Water Temperature 87F Valkyrie Sailing Charters Crew - Captain Paul and Nicole - Coconut Grove Miami April 2022
Atlantic Ocean April 2022
Water Temperature 40F Valkyrie Sailing Charters Crew - Captain Paul and Nicole -Atlantic Ocean Sailing Passage April 2022
Montauk Point April 2022
Water Temperature 40F Valkyrie Sailing Charters Crew - Captain Paul and Nicole-Montauk Point LightHouse-Sailing Passage April 2022
New York to Miami October 2020 Captain Paul Sailing to Miami from NYC October 2020
New York City from South Africa July 1997 Captain Paul Sailing NYC 1997
Valkyrie Atlantic Ocean April 2022
Valkyrie Captain Paul repairing Genoa-Furler Atlantic Ocean April 2022
Dolphins Swimming Off Valkyrie's Bow October 2021
Valkyrie Sailing Charters Sailing from Montauk Point to Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. Nicole sitting at bow watching the dolphins play.

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Pacific Ocean Fiji to New Zealand 1998 Captain Paul Sailing Fiji New Zealand 1998
Southern Ocean 1998 Captain Paul Southern Ocean Sailing 1998
Equator Pacific Ocean 1998 Captian Paul Crew Equator Crossing Pacific 1998
20' Sail repair Pacific Ocean 1998 pacific ocean repairing spinnaker crew
Fiji 1998 Sailing Fiji 1998
Indian Ocean 1986 Captain Paul Sailing Indian Ocean 1986