About Paul Weston
Paul Weston is the author of Weymouth Bound and Not by Sea, based on the activities of Jack Stone, a seaman from Portland in Dorset. Weymouth Bound was initially published as a paperback by Roving Press, and was well received. Both books are now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats. Weymouth Bound and Not by Sea
The books have lively, credible plots, with accurate historical detail and realistic accounts of ships and the sea. More books are planned in the historical fiction genre and Paul has also turned his hand to science fiction. Venus Express, a short story, is available here Venus Express
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 now works at Siemens 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 a home designed and built 26 footer, and in my twenties to the Azores and back in another 26 footer. 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 recently 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. This summer we took Kadash on a shakedown cruise from Port Napoleon at the mouth of the Rhone to Corsica and Elba and back, and we hope to voyage more extensively in future.