In the run up to the 2017 season getting underway we will be introducing the current Trinity Sailing Foundation team. Today we caught up with another member of our sea staff — Eli Pacey.
What is your role at Trinity Sailing?
I am the new bosun on board Provident.
How long have your worked for Trinity Sailing?
Not long, just a month. I’m having a lot of fun so far though. I helped sail Leader around to Fowey for some maintenance and I spent a few, very cold, weeks living on board in Polruan helping with her refit. I am now in Brixham helping get Provi ready for sea, and this week I have been servicing her blocks.
What did you do prior to joining the team?
I was a bosun’s mate with another sail training organisation, prior to that I was working as a shop assistant. I spent most of my early life living over in Spain.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
It’s early days but right now I particularly enjoy giving both Stephen and Harry hugs.
What’s your favourite sailing destination?
I haven’t sailed too much around here with my previous job, I have mainly been sailing around the Canary Islands. I am looking forward to exploring the Isles of Scilly this season.
When you’re not sailing, what else do you enjoy doing?
Giving hugs, running, reading — and even more sailing.