Paul has over 40 years of experience with boating and has been actively involved in the sailing community. He has previously served on the executive board of the Bras d’Or Yacht club and started a second term in 2014. Paul will also serve on the board of Cruise Cape Breton for the next three years. With a small group of Hobie Catamaran sailors, Paul was an instrumental in the hosting of two Canadian championship sailing races in 1987 and again in 1991. The Canadian Sailing Hobie Cats attracted 94 and 79 boats respectively from all over North America.