About Paul Weston
Paul Weston is the author of three books - Weymouth Bound, Not by Sea and Cape Corse. The books are set in the time of the wars against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, and have lively, credible plots, with accurate historical detail and realistic accounts of ships and the sea.
Paul spent eleven years as a merchant seaman, on tankers, offshore, and on ferries. After graduating with a mechanical engineering degree, Paul worked for the Bermuda Electric Light Company and Lloyds Register Technical Investigation Department. He started Weston Antennas Ltd, designing, manufacturing and installing large satellite earth station antennas worldwide. Paul works as a mechanical engineer Yunex Traffic in Poole. A prolific inventor, he has several patents to his name
A Seafaring Life
I have been sailing since childhood, initially on my family’s converted fishing boat True Vine. In my teens, I sailed across the Atlantic in Cicely 2, a home designed and built 26 footer, and in my twenties to the Azores and back in another 26 footer, Pegasus. In 2021, my wife Sally and I completed an intermittent four year voyage to the Mediterranean and back by sea, river and canal in Mitch, a 31 foot Mitchell Sea Angler. We felt that we had pushed the boundaries of what could be done in Mitchell Sea Angler, and not without sadness we sold Mitch after twenty two years of ownership. Our new boat, Kadash, is a 42 foot aluminium lift keel sailing yacht equipped, unlike Mitch, with a sleeping cabin. In 2022 we took Kadash on a shakedown cruise from Port Napoleon at the mouth of the Rhone to Corsica and Elba and back, in 2023 we cruised westwards from Port Napoleon. Kadash is presently in Almerimar, Southern Spain, ready for more extensive cruising.