​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.


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!

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Boating Industry Expertise

Captain Paul Sailing NYC 1997

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.

New York to Miami October 2020

Captain Paul Sailing to Miami from NYC October 2020

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