Your Skipper

Paul Taylor is an RYA/MCA Ocean YachtMaster with a commercial endorsement. He is also an RYA Cruising Instructor.

 

Paul is one of those lucky people who has been involved with boats from his early days. He was brought up with a variety of sailing dinghies, keel boats and yachts.

 

As a student he raced Fireballs and cruised the west coast on Folkboats and 6 Metre yachts.

 

After leaving university Paul became a fisherman on the West Coast of Scotland, eventually having his own boat.

 

Around about this time he also worked as a lighthouse keeper on Ardnamurchan Point.

 

Paul has sailed over 38,000 nm including a 5,000nms Pacific crossing and six Biscay crossings, one in December. He has sailed a wide variety of boats from 54ft catamarans through to 26ft sloops.

 

Paul is an RYA Cruising Instructor, a shore based theory instructor, as well as being a VHF assessor and First Aid instructor. Although he has taught a wide range of RYA courses he prefers going places, real voyages not trips round and round the bay; sailing to distant places rather than pontoon bashing. Whilst there is no formal instruction on our voyages, Paul is very happy to share his knowledge, skills and experiences.