Meet the team… Eli Pacey
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.