Testimonials



"Leon never seemed to become agitated - always staying calm. With his thoughtful nature he provided a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. I felt like a sponge absorbing all the things Leon was so willing to share. The most important takeaways from this week? The confidence of becoming a skipper myself one day and now having this omnipresent idea of going cruising for a longer time!" Read more

Denny Christochowitz, German living in Switzerland, sailing Leg 3-2015 from Lymington, UK to the Channel Islands and back.


"My previous legs on Regina Laska had all been a most pleasant and relaxing experience. This time was a little different: a serious examination was scheduled at the end of the leg! The biggest challenge was that during the two days exam, sailing takes only place on the basis of classical navigation! For an average charter skipper, used to take advantage of modern aids to navigation, this is quite a challenge." Read more

Achim Schindler, Germany, HR43 owner, sailing the Yachtmaster Prep course, Leg 2-2017, from Cuxhaven, Germany, to The Solent, UK.


"Without any doubt, it has been one of my best sailing experiences ever! Leon provided the best atmosphere I can think of. Training and learning happened in a friendly and relaxed setting, at the same time very focused and serious. In a very positive manner Leon constantly encouraged all of us and, yet, provided hints for improvement." Read more

Achim Schindler, Germany, HR43 owner, sailing the Yachtmaster Prep course, Leg 2-2017, from Cuxhaven, Germany, to The Solent, UK.


"This was so different to learning in a classroom! Leon uses context to construct a meaning to every bit of sailing! Your “Fingerspitzengefühl”, meaning your intuition and your very special feeling for everything onboard, is unbelievable and I don’t understand where you take all your energy from, always having an encouraging word for each and everyone of us!" Read more

Michel Leuenberger, Switzerland, sailing the Yachtmaster Prep course, Leg 2-2017, from Cuxhaven, Germany, to The Solent, UK.


"Leon, your engagement and positive attitude gave us all wings! Thanks to Leon and my fellow crew members, we became a close group and a great team, where everybody supported each other whenever needed. I learned so much in these two weeks that I would do it again without any question!" Read more

Jos Wammes, from Holland living in Switzerland, sailing the Yachtmaster Prep course, Leg 2-2017, from Cuxhaven, Germany, to The Solent, UK.


"During this RYA theory course in Malta, we could get a glance of the friendly way of learning! A course, where learning was made so easy and gave so much joy! All participants were wonderful people and I think this has lead up to friendship for life! A crash course for some and a good repetition for others. And all this embedded in a great holiday-feeling in the sunshine!" Read more

Stefan Graf zu Dohna, Germany, taking part at the RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course, Malta


"I must confess: Maths is not one of my favourite subjects so I was afraid this theory course would be tough on me. However, Leon’s sensitivity against my very modest love for Maths was encouraging and I never got that ugly feeling of ‘not being smart enough’. It was so nice to solve all Maths problems in such a ‘relaxed’ way!" Read more

Esther Leuenberger, Switzerland, taking part at the RYA Yachtmaster Theory Course, Malta


"Leon’s way of delivering this RYA course by taking just a small group of no more than 8 students and to gather these on Malta was so spot on! I really enjoyed the fact the course was so full of great true stories taken from the real world packed with Leon’s vast sailing experience. Therefore, the theory felt so hands-on and practical and 'un-theoretical'" Read more

Christian Pukelsheim, Germany, RYA Yachtmaster Theory course Malta


"It was so exciting to learn with Leon that I felt uplifted into a new dimension. We all become so energized and motivated to learn more and more about sailing and Leon’s easy to understand way of explaining and his unbeatable entertaining “story telling hours” helped us to come so close to our dreams that we could almost touch them! Anything seemed possible and nothing undoable - just follow your heart and live your dreams!" Read more

Marianne Karlsen, Switzerland, Yachtmaster Theory course on Malta


"The RYA shore-based training course in Malta was a fantastic week. Leon is a great teacher with profound knowledge as well as the best inspirer on sailing I have ever met so far! You could virtually feel the daily increasing desire by all participants to sail more!" Click here to read full story

Achim Schindler, Germany, HR43 owner, preparing himself with a Reginasailing RYA Yachtmaster Theory course on Malta before joining on the Yachtmaster Prep course later during the year.


"My expectations were high as the sky. After all, I had read the other testimonials and looked at all the wonderful photos from previous guests. But the actual experience to sail on Regina Laska surpasses anything that can be written in words or captured in pictures…! It’s simply the atmosphere!" Click here to read full story

Irene Wiedswang, Norway, HR42F owner, sailing on the all-women sail training leg 15-2016 in the Swedish west-coast archipelago.


"I don’t have the impression that I was on a sail-training course at all. Rather, I feel I was invited as a guest by a passionate person, willing to share his knowledge, his skills, and cooking art. Sailing on Regina Laska is sailing in a human atmosphere. The group is small, and so is the shared space, and, yet, the experience is so great!" Click here to read full story

Laura Braive, Belgium, HR53 owner, sailing on the all-women sail training leg 15-2016 in the Swedish west-coast archipelago.


"Leon is the best, most sensitive and understanding teacher I could ever imagine! I left Regina Laska full of pride, since I had been able to accomplish so much! My next step with Leon is to join his theory course in Malta. I wish to continue returning until I finally can skipper a boat on my own." Click here to read full story

Esther Leuenberger, Switzerland, sailing on the all-women sail training leg 15-2016 in the Swedish west-coast archipelago.


"My previous conviction that I would forever remain in the roll of the deckhand has changed. I can now well imagine to skipper a boat, which I am also intending to do in the future – no question! Leon, you have such a wonderful way of approaching people!" Click here to read full story

Nicole Wenning, Germany, sailing on the all-women sail training leg 15-2016 in the Swedish west-coast archipelago.


"These Hallberg-Rassy sailboats are so solid and dependable, they inspire a timid sailor like me with much confidence after sailing other, more light fiberglass boats. You are so careful with safety — both in your instructions and with your latest technology gear. As we both know, sailing is NOT intuitive for me, but you make it seem so easy. You explain your ideas so well that they seem intuitive." Click here to read full story

Patty Kingston, Minnesota/USA, sailing in Galicia, Spain, Leg 9-2016


"To experience the 'real' Ocean was for me a unique and outstanding experience! To see and feel how 'empty' the oceans actually are! This was an emotional moment. I felt free and independent!" Click here to read full story

Michel Leuenberger, Switzerland, sailing the 786 miles long RYA Ocean Qualifying leg 12-2016 nonstop from Porto to England


"When Leon talks about “Sailing in Safety, Comfort and Style”, it is in no way a simple slogan. Rather, this is Leon’s credo, which he follows in every aspect and into every little detail. Sailing with Leon, that’s sailing with a friend!" Click here to read full story

Markus Wratschko, Austria, sailing the 786 miles long RYA Ocean Qualifying leg 12-2016 nonstop from Porto to England


"This Galician leg offered very nice sailing in moderate winds in the beautiful sheltered Rías of Spain, but still we also went out in the Atlantic and got the feel of the ocean swell. We were allowed to choose some of our destinations and thus felt we were having our very own private trip. When anchored in one of several charming little villages, Leon was our guide to interesting out-of-the way attractions." Click here to read full story

Per Östgård with Dragana Carapic, Sweden, sailing in Galicia, Spain, Leg 9-2016


"The beautiful Rías of Galicia/Spain with their sunny warm days, steady afternoon winds and cool restful nights made this leg a true respite from our lives back home. You offered plenty of opportunity for input from all crew in choosing the menu, routing, ports of call and the schedule of daily activities. This truly makes me feel like our sail together was my personal trip. You are most generous to allow us all to actively sail Regina Laska as though she were our own." Click here to read full story

Tom Kingston, Minnesota/USA, sailing in Galicia, Spain, Leg 9-2016


"Leon has changed our lives, introducing us to places we'd not thought of, and extending our sailing beyond the shores and into the hinterland to experience the heart of these places. We absolutely loved Spain, and feel grateful that Leon enticed us to sail there. Galicia opened our eyes to a land and culture we'd not considered before, and prepared us for the generous and inclusive nature of the people we met while sailing the Rias down to Portugal." Click here to read full story

Ross Moncrieff, Australia, sailing in Galicia, Spain, Leg 8-2016


"My third time and longest passage yet on Regina Laska was an amazing experience! With great planning and no stress to cross, we waited for the best weather window to show up and then left for the 3 days crossing of the Great Bay. I will, of course, be back for another trip as soon as I can!" Click here to read full story

Ludvig Olsson, Sweden, crossing the Bay of Biscay on Leg 7-2016


"Sailing on Regina Laska exceeded all my expectations. Everything is above standard on your cruises and your attention to detail is mind blogging. I also appreciated your approach to safety. All in all a 10/10! Next year, I wish to bring my wife along!" Click here to read full story

Lorenzo Murzilli, Italy/Switzerland, crossing the Bay of Biscay on Leg 7-2016


"The adventure that we had on the Bay Of Biscay made me long for more of that, and Leon showed me a glimpse of the cruising lifestyle that rather gives me an urgent desire to stop working and start cruising a.s.a.p.! Now I feel much closer to being able to do just that." Click here to read full story

Axel Lindroth, Sweden, crossing the Bay of Biscay on Leg 7-2016


"I had never sail over open water before and my expectation for the week was, when I look back, very different from what it turned out to be: I had thought it would become hard. And it was in some respects, but, at the same time, everything around the actual sailing made the trip so much easier!" Click here to read full story

Filip Nicklasson, Sweden/Norway, crossing the Bay of Biscay on Leg 7-2016


"Leon’s psychological skills to build self-confidence for us women is a gift and difficult to beat. Thanks to his fundamental experience as a sailor and teacher, he strengthens our belief in ourselves. Leon has his eyes everywhere at the same time. He lets us women sail his boat all by ourselves, but gives some very fine and polite important detailed suggestions here and there. It gives me an enormous sense of security that Leon always is at hands, if needed." Click here to read full story

Esther Manser, Switzerland, sailing on the all-women RYA Day Skipper Course Leg 4-2016 in The Solent


"I watched Leon how he sailed his boat and wish to apply this to the way run my business. I learnt that I could delegate more and that I don’t have to do everything on my own. Leon looks at the big picture: The trip would take us from Lymington in the UK to Lorient in France in one week. But how to get there, he involved everyone onboard to figure it out. " Click here to read full story

Juck Somsaman, Thailand, sailing the second year on Regina Laska Leg 6-2016 from Lymington, The Solent, to Lorient, Brittany via Guernsey, the Channel Islands


"People sailing with Leon on Regina Laska are not just any sailors who might be willing to pay to come sailing with him. No, no, no!!! One gets personally picked by Leon so that a great crew can be created that fits together nicely and gets along well together. My initial fears of sharing a confined cabin and living on a boat with 'strangers' for two long weeks, were thus unnecessary. " Click here to read full story

Heinz Galm, Switzerland, sailing on the Yachtmaster Prep Course Leg 2-2016 from Cuxhaven to Lymington, The Solent


"When I arrived on board Regina Laska, all fears were gone with the wind. The sailing week was a trip to another planet for me. I was able to experience a week in which I simply could be myself! I didn’t constantly have to consider what the others would think about my mistakes and my questions. And despite all the tough challenges, I had the feeling that I was on my best holidays ever. What Leon does is to convey the feeling of the ‘great breath of the ocean’. Leon, I can feel it!" Click here to read full story

Ursula Scattorin, Lichtenstein, sailing on the all-women RYA Day Skipper Course Leg 4-2016 in The Solent


"There was more instruction than I have ever had on sailing, yachting and navigation packed into a short week. We were four women supporting and pulling one another through the various tasks and experiences, with an abundance of good humour and lots of energy." Click here to read full story

Inger-Johanne Nedreaas Haukedal, Norway, HR37 owner, sailing on the all-women RYA Day Skipper course Yachtmaster Leg 4-2016 in The Solent


"To me, Leon’s condensed but holistic explanation of the weather & tidal principles was of great quality which gave me extra insights. Other enriching take away’s were the very practical MOB and navigational exercises and insight discussions we had around these!" Click here to read full story

Anita De Bruycker, Belgium, HR342 owner, sailing the Yachtmaster Prep Course, Leg 3-2016


"The training made us all aware of the RYA's high standards, even with years of experience and former courses. Leon pulled us all through, being extremely knowledgeable and serious about what it takes to have responsibility for a sailing yacht. I would say, Leon's ability to build atmosphere and his obvious interest in his crew's wellbeing is unique. " Click here to read full story

William Brochs-Haukedal, Norway, HR37 owner, sailing the Yachtmaster Prep Course, Leg 2-2016


"Looking back I certainly had two of the most exciting sailing weeks in my life. Sailing and learning together with people from all over the world on board a remarkably safe and comfortable boat is an outmost experience. Sailing on Board Regina Laska together with Leon may make you realising that dreams can become true and the horizon is just a line which invites you to sail beyond." Click here to read the full letter.

Rüdiger Engel, Germany, sailing on Leg 2-2016, Cuxhaven - The Solenet (RYA Yachtmaster)


"Today at lunch-time, I passed my Yachtmaster Offshore exam! We all passed, we all enjoyed the passages, and above all else, we’ve had great companionship! The key ingredients in all of this is enjoyment. Sailing with Leon is not typical, it’s exceptional." Click here to read the full letter.

Ross Moncrieff, Australia, sailing on Leg 2-2016, Cuxhaven - The Solenet (RYA Yachtmaster)


"I told my wife (Julie) that what Leon answers is going to be the path ahead as I trust your judgment. The details you provided and the rational for the decision make complete sense. Thank you again, and BTW, your videos on the LED lightening were really great and showed me another reason to have the boat upgraded right the first time."

Bernie Kelleher, Abu Dhabi, UAE


"I tasted blood, no doubt! The time onboard has totally changed my perception of life. I think I will never be able to go back! So be warned: Sailing with Leon may change your life! And I really liked the women only leg: no competition, just co-operation, and all goes so nicely hand-in-hand." Click here to read how Esther changed.

Esther Leuenberger, Switzerland, sailing on the all-women sail training week Leg 15-2015 in the Stockholm archipelago


"Dear Leon, You should have seen my wife when she returned after her sail training week on Regina Laska! I think you have infected her with a sailing-virus ;-)" Click here to read a husband's voice after his wife returned home.

Michel Leuenberger, Switzerland, with his wife Esther sailing on the all-women Leg 15-2015


"What I encountered when I found Regina Laska was something beyond my wildest dreams! I was welcomed aboard by the warm and friendly Leon and the first impression of my floating home away from home was a little slice of perfection. " Click here to read Mia's feelings during Leg 15-2015.

Mia Wright, Norway, sailing on the all-women sail training week Leg 15-2015 in the Stockholm archipelago


"Like so many men, my partner Jürg had this 'cruising dream' in his head, but to me it was all an airy diffuse cloud. After the sail training week onboard Regina Laska, we now both share this great dream jointly, and I am determined to go!" Click here to read Kathi's feelings during Leg 15-2015.

Kathi Huwiler, Switzerland, sailing on the all-women sail training week Leg 15-2015 in the Stockholm archipelago


"Thanks for the awesome sailing experience on Regina Laska from Stavanger to Copenhagen via the islands of Sweden! Please sign me up for next year again. Just like this year, I'd prefer a long crossing and it must be cold, since I enjoyed both!"

Juck Somsaman, Thailand, sailing on Leg 11-2015, Stavanger - Copenhagen


"I thoroughly enjoyed our sailing, our crew was wonderful, Leon was absolutely amazing, and we had a lot of fun. My expectations to learn more under professional guidance were more than fulfilled. I found the arrival at night, steering through all those little islands with the aid of only buoys and lighthouses quite exiting." Click here to read the full letter.

Eva Eberhartinger, Austria, sailing on Leg 11-2015, Stavanger - Copenhagen


"What I especially liked was how custom oriented Leon presented various sailing options that we could choose between. Always keeping safety first, followed by comfort and an omnipresent pleasant ambience onboard." Click here to read Michel's description of Leg 11-2015.

Michel Leuenberger, Switzerland, sailing on Leg 11-2015, Stavanger - Copenhagen


"I have had no sailing experience at all and felt completely safe and enjoyed the sailing thoroughly. Leon’s vast experience, confidence and positive attitude resulted in a wonderful week. Beware, because this could be addictive. We are definitely sailing with Leon again!" Click here to read the full letter.

Daga Dragana Carapic, Sweden, sailing on Leg 6-2015, Dublin - Oban, with gales almost daily.


"Leon Schulz has a dream to sell. Thousands of coastal sailors nurse a deepset ambition that one they will cut loose and go cruising – for a year at least. Succeeding in this aim is not unusual. Some even write books about their sabbatical, but few, if any, produce work so calculated to inspire others as Leon."

Tom Cunliffe in Yachting World/Aug 2015


"Leon has helped med to overcome my own fear of night sailing and open ocean crossing by his strict principles of never putting his boat or its crew in any situation, which cannot be handled. Leon does not only teach sailing, but inspire you to an entire new lifestyle of sailing, I have not known before." Click here to read the full letter.

Ludvig Olsson, Sweden, Crossing the North Sea on Leg 9-2015 Lerwick (Shetland) - Stavanger (Norway)


"One of the reasons for me to join on Regina Laska was to get rid of my anxiety about heavy heeling. When reflecting back on the leg I joined, I now realise that I was not afraid for one single minute during the entire crossing! I felt so safe and, in addition, I was able to experience a great companionship." Click here to read the full letter.

Esther Manser, Switzerland, Crossing the North Sea on Leg 9-2015 Lerwick (Shetland) - Stavanger (Norway)


"On board Regina Laska, we were treated to a hand crafted voyage, tailored around our particular preferences, and augmented by Leon’s local knowledge, while all of the time, progressing from one port to the next onboard a very comfortable and expertly sailed yacht." Click here to read the full letter.

Cyndy and Ross, Australia, Leg 8-2015 Inverness (Scotland) – Lerwick (Shetland) via Orkney and Fair Isle


"With Leon, even very unfavourable weather was turned into a challenge how to best make use of it. Careful planning, always with safety and comfort in mind, made even rough passages enjoyable. " Click here to read the full letter.

Per Östgård, Sweden, sailing Leg 6-2015 Dublin – Oban


"It’s unbelievable how great our sabbatical sailing year has been! Most probably, it is only understandable by people who have had the chance to cast off themselves for a time! I think you are not aware of how many people are “out there” thanks to you, Leon! Many cruising families we met along the way consider “Sabbatical at Sea” their standard literature!"

Stefan, Nette, Lasse (10), Neele (8), Torge (6), S/Y Anne, Germany, sailing the Atlantic Circuit after having read "Sabbatical at Sea"


"Surprisingly, everything went so well and my anxiety about the heeling of the boat I had been so terrified of, gradually went away. Each time, Leon explained in beforehand exactly what was going to happen which gave me a huge feeling of security. " Click here to read the full letter.

Manuela Feldmann, Switzerland, sailing Leg 6-2015 Dublin – Oban


"It didn’t take long, until we learnt that if you have full control and trim the boat and sails correctly, Regina Laska did not mind the gales at all!" Click here to read the full letter.

Markus Feldmann, Switzerland, sailing Leg 6-2015 Dublin – Oban


"Hands-on navigation and routing with respect for the elements, other vessels and mariners. Regina Laska offers security and protection, a home in the harbour as well as at sea." Click here to read the full letter.

Kurt Cortier, Belgium, sailing Leg 5-2015 Lymington - Dublin


"I became close to myself and realized my own deep-down love to life and timelessness. I realized I had arrived: the next harbor is no more a destination, it becomes a direction. The sailing, the anchoring, the ports, the on-shore excursions… all became the being of the moment. Transportation during time has turned into fulfillment." Click here to read the full letter.

Jenny Gloge, Belgium, sailing Leg 5-2015 Lymington - Dublin


"Leon is a very good instructor. He is a good listener and has the skill to explain and does not give up until everyone has understood. His ability to adjust the training to each individual participant comes in handy. The Yachtmaster Prep Course was very intense, but especially it was great fun! Leon has outstanding communication skills and maybe this is also the most important quality of a skipper: to succeed in maintaining the great relationships between everyone onboard and to spread a very pleasant positive atmosphere. Leon can do both. I hope to sail with you soon again!"

Tobias Odenberger, Sweden, Yachtmaster Prep Course Leg 2-2015 Cuxhaven - Lymington


"Gorgeous beautiful cruising area, impressive sailing yacht with loads of comfort and style, interesting new perspectives re boatbuilding and loads of great sail training with an exceptional teacher, new amazing new friendships (Australian, Belgian, Austrian and Maltese!) - It couldn't have been better - A great 'plus' to Leon and his organizational skills and Training Courses." Click here to read the whole story in German.

Helmut Leimer, Austria, sailing for his very first time on Leg 14-2014 in Sweden


"I have finally experienced the difference between 'sailing' and 'cruising' and I definitely know what I like doing in the future. Thanks Leon, for showing me the difference! I had also expected Leon to be more salty and adventurous. But he turned out to be much more refined, whereby cruising turned out to be so much more than pure sailing skills: the travel, destinations, restaurants, relaxing and food, while learning about sailing at the same time." Click here to read the full letter.

Cyndy Moncrieff, Australia, Hanse 34 owner, sailing Leg 8-2014 in Scotland


"Together with his amazing yacht Regina Laska (with all possible safety equipment) Leon is both a born teacher and skipper with a lot of pedagogic know-how and many sailing yacht skills and immense experience. It´s fun to learn from his large knowledge of blue water sailing. I am sure I´ll be back very soon for a new sailing experience with Leon and Regina Laska."

Jörg Röver, Germany, joining for the 600 nm nonstop Leg 10-2014 over the North Sea


"I have limited sailing knowledge and experience, which made me a bit hesitant about this cruise. However, it turned out to be a fantastic week. Leon is a brilliant instructor and made me feel both competent and comfortable sailing as well as berthing the boat. We also practiced current and tidal calculations, which were completely new to me, but very interesting. Leon also turned out to be an accomplished chef, which is handy when anchoring in remote places. We loved being pampered with delicious food! Thank you for a wonderful week in Scotland, we will most certainly join you again!"

Inger-Johanne N. Haukedal, Norway, HR342 owner, sailing Leg 8-2014


"A big thank you for the time you took with our wives making them more comfortable with handling a larger boat; indeed making us more proficient as couples in manoeuvring any vessel with less stress and more confidence. I think it will change our way of sailing together when we return to our own vessels, very much for the better." Click here to read the full letter.

Ross Moncrieff, Australia, Hanse 34 owner, sailing Leg 8-2014 in Scotland


"Be careful! A cruise with Leon can be the beginning of huge change in your life!" Click here to read full story

Anna Kawa, Poland, Sailing Leg3-2014 from Shetland via Fair Isle and Orkney to mainland Scotland


"It was the year of our life! We have never been so happy and so satisfied before. Thanks a lot! Reading your book changed our life."

Uschi, Dietmar, Florian (13), Lukas (10) & Katharina (8), Austria, just returned from their sabbatical Atlantic cruising year after having read The Missing Centimetre


2014: "Since my previous courses with Leon in Malta, I already knew that Leon is the perfect skipper and Yachtmaster Instructor. What I did not know so far:
- Leon is also a great cook
- Scotland is a pleasant cruising ground
- Boats cruising in that area must have a sauna
- How much comfort a professionally refitted HR offers
I will come again!" 2015: "My third leg with Leon, which this time contained a challenging North Sea crossing on Regina Laska, impressively reconfirmed all my previous positive experience."

Michael Eberhartinger, Austria, taking Coastal Skipper Theory and Coastal Skipper Practical in Malta as well as sailing on Regina Laska Leg5-2014 in Scotland and Leg9-2015 Shetland-Bergen-Stavanger.


"I have sailed with several experienced skippers in order to gather knowledge and experience for myself, but Leon really stands out." Click here to read full story

William Brochs-Haukedal, Norway, HR342 owner, sailing Leg 2-2014


"He coached us through handling his 20-tonne boat in tight marina spaces, and we became more and more confident, even with winds and currents. He showed us the sensitive touch and observant eye needed for furling and unfurling the sails under power - the winches have enormous power, and you could well end up destroying instead of unfurling your sail. Thank you Leon for a tremendous experience! We are looking forward to sailing with you next year as well!" Click here to read full story

Jacques and Kathy Meinen, Switzerland, To become owner of a new Discovery55, Leg1-2014


"What I can say about Leon? Well, he is just a normal guy with a daydream. The first day was as always: How is he? Is he going to like me? Or is he even an old man who hates people? Then, after our first meeting, everything changed. He is an old man but he has the soul of a student.

The time I spent with Leon was not at all what I had expected it to be. Instead of dull and exhausting routine at sea I spent some 18 days during which I learnt plenty of useful things (navigation, reading tides and above all respect for the Captain). At the same time I could rest a lot and had real fun as well, because Leon made me feel at ease. And even though he is my father's age, I did not feel the age difference. It was the best time of my life!"

Alex, Poland, 18 years old, sailing from Scotland to Sweden


"We wish Leon success in his new endeavor. For us, sailing on Regina Laska, with such an experienced sailor and instructor, was a perfect way to improve our skills. Every day brought new challenges: fog, traffic, currents, provisioning. Our trip was quite an adventure, and one we count as a great episode in our lives." Click here to read full story

Patty Kingston, US, Sail Training Leg, Germany-France-England


"We had never been on a sailing boat before and did not quite know what to expect when we signed up to join Regina Laska without knowing anything about sailing. We loved every minute of the week! The positive attitude and great atmosphere onboard gave us a sense of security which kept us constantly in a good mood. This was definitely one of our best holidays ever! "

Anna and Peter Sliwa, Poland/Germany, Charter guest in Scotland


"I must say that our week in Scotland with Leon was truly one of the most inspiring journeys I’ve ever done by sea. Both regarding the views and how to become a better sailor. His way of sharing experience and safety thinking in a pedagogic way is something I value highly, not to forget how big a challenge the tidal waters can be and how important it is to get the calculations right before you set sails. I’d love to come back to Regina Sailing in the near future!"

Christoffer Iveslätt, Sweden, Charter guest on Regina Laska in Scotland


"This past week has been one of the best of my life! Cruising in good company and in beautiful locations with fantastic weather. On top of that, I was able to obtain answers to most of the issues that I had been questioning, especially reefing the main and launching/retrieving the gennaker. I feel that I am in a much better position to now take this particular boat cruising further afield."

Eric Laing, South Africa, Own boat tuition on his new Hallberg-Rassy 62


"Leon, you are excellent! Your explanations are clear from the start of each subject and the gradual increase in complexity is presented simply, logically, and is measured. Your use of metaphors is appropriate and helpful. You don't get annoyed, you are patient, and you have a nice sense of humor. I'll be happy to sail on your boat when it's ready."

Sylvie Fredrick, France, taking Coastal Skipper Theory and Coastal Skipper Practical


"Leon is definitely well qualified, has a vast experience and is very helpful. He is an excellent communicator and very good at making the subjects interesting enough for us to stay focused throughout each day."

Antonis Satariano, Malta, taking Coastal Skipper Theory and Coastal Skipper Practical


"This course was more than just about sailing and confirmed my desire for a complete lifestyle change. In fact , Leon's personal experiences and adventures, so interestingly conveyed through his book, have strengthened my resolve to keep on course for a complete change in the way I perceive life and living. Honestly, I liked Leon's teaching style very much!"

Mark La Corte, UK, taking Coastal Skipper Theory and Coastal Skipper Practical


"I just wanted to say thank you so much again for such a wonderful few weeks in Malta, the courses were absolutely great and completely invaluable, and also just a whole lot of fun."

Robyn Pieters, South Africa, taking Day Skipper Theory, Day Skipper Practical and Coastal Skipper Theory
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