Noel Phair

Noel Phair


Sailing Racing: I race 3 times a week out of Kinsale, Ireland aboard a 31ft

Running: I train at least 3 times a week for duathlons and 10km races

Motorbiking: When not at sea I enjoy maintaining and heading off for weekends on my bike


I am a 42yr old quaified Commercial Yachtmaster Offshore (RYA &  ISA) from Ireland with over 19,500nm logged (sail) and have crewed on deliveries throughout  the Mediterannean, Northern Europe, the Caribbean and 2 transatlantic, 1 west and 1 east.I  work as relief Skipper on a Pilot, Crew Transfer boat for Oil Tankers and have 25yrs experience on boats from dinghys to 80ft yachts and was first mate on 90ft trawler. I have a further 20,000nm unlogged(approx) from working on fishing boats and trawlers.

I am hard working, adaptable to different situations, good stamina, pay attention to detail, enjoy working as a team, have rapid reflexes, calm and coordinated in difficult situations, resilient in tough conditions, have good sense of humour and camaraderie . I am physically fit and do alot of running and frequently enter duathlons. I am confident carrying out night watches alone and have excellent navigation skills.

I have a very good mechanical and electrical mind from working on boats, machinery and i worked in a garage for over a year. If you need anymore information please contact me on using my contact details above. I look forward to hearing from you.

Work experience

Work experience
May 2010 - Present


Yacht delivery

Delivery of 40ft sports fisher, from Kinsale, Ireland to Amsterdam, Netherlands via Weymouth, Southampton and Dover.

I logged 700 miles on this trip.

Jan 2011 - Present

Safety boat officer

Antigua Yacht Club

Safety boat for Antigua Yacht Club laser racing

Jan 2009 - Present

Skipper and Crew

Blue Ocean Marine

I was relief Skipper and Crew on Pilot boat for Oil Tankers to Whiddy Island and doing the Line boat.

I was also Skipper for Crew Transfer Boat its been part time work for over the last 2 years

Jul 2011 - Jul 2011


Fiona Harrington

Delivery of a 41ft Beneteau from Buncrana Co. Donegal to Bere Island off Co. Cork.

I logged 420 miles.

May 2011 - Jun 2011


Edward MacMullen

Delivery of 52ft Amel from Antigueto Swansea via the Azores. It took 5 weeks and i was first mate.

I logged 4100 miles on this trip.

Mar 2011 - Apr 2011

First mate

RBI Challenge

I was First mate on the Round Britan and Ireland Challenge From Crosshaven Ireland to Stornoway off Scotland .

I logged 750 miles in this race.

Nov 2010 - Jan 2011

First mate

Yacht delivery

Delivery of 80ft custom made sloop, Cypraea, from Barcelona, Spain to Antigua, West Indies via Tarragona, Gibraltar and las Palmas.

 I logged 4200 miles on this trip.

2007 - 2011


Clon Cladding

Installation of hygienic wall cladding in restaurants and schools.

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

First mate

Yacht delivery

2 Yacht deliveries of Jeanneau 42 DS from Port Leucate, france to Marmaris, Turkey.

I logged 2800 on these 2 trips.

2000 - 2007


Noel Phair Sole Trader

Lifting of railway tracks, sale of materials. Coordinated my 3 trucks distributing sand and gravel throughout Ireland. Included truck repair and maintenance.

1998 - 2000

Plant supervisor

Tarmac Topmix

Plant supervisor in a concrete plant

1997 - 1998

Caretaker/Maintenance man

Shepperds Bush County Council

Maintenance of a housing estate

1994 - 1996

Electrician/Plumber mate

1992 - 1994

First mate

O'Donovans Baltimore Trawling

Progressed to First mate onboard a 90ft fishing trawler

1988 - 1992

Assistant Manager

Noel Phairs Bar

Worked in the family business assisting in all aspects of running the bar - ordering goods, managing staff, paying wages


Feb 2010 - Present

Advanced Powerboat

Irish Sailing Association
Feb 2010 - Present


Red Ensign
Oct 2009 - Apr 2010

Yachmaster Offshore

West Cork Sailing Centre


Feb 2010 - Present

Proficiency in Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention

Feb 2010 - Present

Personal Survival Techniques

Feb 2010 - Present

Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

Feb 2010 - Present

Short Range Certificate

May 2010 - May 2015

Commercial Advanced Powerboat

Apr 2010 - Apr 2015

Commercial YachtMaster Offshore

Apr 2010 - Apr 2015

ML5 Certificate

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Apr 2010 - Apr 2015

Yacht Master Offshore (sail)

Feb 2010 - Feb 2013

Elementary First Aid