Why is she called Regina Laska?

The history behind the name

My mormor Regina sailing together with me onboard my Albin Viggen CELICIA in 1986, 85 years of age

When I bought Regina Laska in 2012 she already had a name, namely Laska. It is said to be bad luck to change a boat’s name. I didn’t mind the name since it sounded nice and means “Love” in Czech.

At the same time I feel very connected to the name Regina after my grandmother and, therefore, our previous two Hallberg-Rassy boats have also been called Regina. We wish to continue to honour my grandma’, my monther’s mother, with whom I had a very special relationship. After she died in 1996, 95 years of age, I still feel her being around and somehow I believe her being the godmother of our boats.

When registering a vessel in a commercial ship registry, it needs a unequivocal name, meaning that only one vessel has this specific name.

In order to solve all these three issues, we have given her the double name Regina Laska. Regina meaning Queen and Laska meaning Love. A loving Queen or the Queen I love?

Since boats, in order to increase their luck even further, preferably should have a name ending with an “A”, what could be better to have both names ending with an “A”?