Captain Paul Norris Experienced Boat OperatorHello! I’m Captain Paul, a seasoned and experienced boat operator, originally from Australia.
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 ExperienceIn 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. About 35,000 Ocean Miles and crossed the Equator in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans.
I’ve completed around 12 East Coast passages, In the Ocean around 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.