Latest Updates

2024

22 July:
– New Video-Page added for “Cockpit Talks” in Video room. First video out with “Cockpitgespräch mit Jules Teil 1” (in German)

20 Jul:
– “Boat Hacks” page added with some more cleaning tips. 

12 Jul:
– New Crew’s Log by Brigitte & Martin Winkel sailing leg 6-2024 in Bretagne enjoying tidal sailing and gourmet food! 
New Page with some “Boat Hacks” added on FAQ page: Nice to have gadgets that I have found are really useful

9 Jul:
– German magazine Yacht asked me about my favourite island amoungh the North British isles. Not easy, but being an engineer interested in the history of electronic communication, I chose Rathlin Island this time. 

8 Jul:
– Dates for the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Course with celestial navigation corrected (the wrong year was mentioned)

4 June:
– New video on paper charts, pilot books and almanacs for passage planning posted in Video-room

28 May:
Video on the latest features on EPIRBs in Video-room
Video on Hydrostatic Release Unit (HRU) on a float free EPIRB re-edited and posted in Video-room

27 May:
– 5 latest articles in YACHT and På Kryss uploaded on in the press page
– Photos on Refit page added on cookvision pots and pans “in action” onboard Regina Laska. 

25 May:
– New video on Navigation and Communication thoughts added in How-To Video room

13 May:
– New video on “spronging off” from dock – or just “The Basti” in my language added added in Video-room

12 May:
Blog entry of Matthias Schmitz about his Reginasailing experience, taking his RYA Yachtmaster onboard Regina Laska. Matthias is a liveaboard on his famous custom-built Sirius 35DS with built-in office in the forepeak. Good read for Germans who are interested in the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. 

9 May:
– New Crew’s Log by Frank Stammler from Leg 1-2024 taking his Yachtmaster! 

8 May:
Boat handling with a bow-thruster video added in Video-room

1 May:
– 4 new Yachtmaster Offshore and 3 new Yachtmaster Ocean added in the Hall of Yachtmasters 

30 April:
– Loads of photos uploaded on Voyoa from Leg 1-2025. Hall of Yachtmasters to be filled in shortly! 

23 April:
– New short 1 minute video uploaded on the tough upwind crossing of the Bay of Biscay in gale-force winds added in Video-room
– Many photos added on our current track on Voyoa.com for Leg 1-2024 with the RYA Yachtmaster candidates for their exams in The Solent. 

3 April:
– The Facebook group “Practical Celestial Navigation” with 11k members chose the reginasailing photo showing Jonathan taking sun shots on our latest leg from the Azores to Lisbon. 
12th year refit page updated with more photos from the refurbished bathroom with new doors and spray painted walls. 

28 March:
– New video made while I’m in Malta: Mediterranean Mooring stern-to in co-operation with Prosailing Malta added in Video-room

27 March:
– New co-operation with Prosailing Malta. Learn sailing in sunny Malta!
12th year refit page updated with information on refurbishing forward hatch, repairing a dent in the gelcoat on the transom, and the installation of the rebuilt Lewmar steering system with a new aft gearbox. 

14 March:
– Furuno Instrument covers repainted and the bulkheads in the bathrooms sanded and re-painted on 12th year refit page.

5 March:
– New mast foot and changing the screws on the footrail added on 12th year refit page.

4 March:
– Exciting news about new EPIRB and Satellite based PLB, both by Jotron on 12th year refit page.
– Photos of new new windows in the hardtop on 12th year refit page
– Photo on polished bathroom added on 12th year refit page
– Stainless steel rub-rail being polished and also the hull under the rub-rails being refurbished on 12th year refit page

23 Feb:
– Two new videos uploaded in Video Room under Cruising Impressions:
   1. Short video (2.40 min) with very little spoken words on ocean sailing Azores->Portugal 
   2. Gaby’s impression on her first RYA Ocean Qualifying Passage in German (13:30 min) 

20 Feb:
Huepar 1,000m Laser Range finder added under Refit 2023/24 page

17 Feb:
– New Testimonial by Udi Lehrman, Isreal, added, participating on the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course, also in order to gain skills to flee a war lacking satellite navigation abilities. 
– New Testimonial by Rudolf Paulik added, participating on the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course 
– Page on Why celestial navigation updated with information about spoofing and jamming satellite transmission, as experienced in the Baltic Sea now during the Ukraine war. Be prepared for the worst and learn navigating even when satellites become useless.  

16 Feb:
– Another company giving 10% discount to Reginasailing Family and Friends: CookVision. A new page launched with a summery of discounts offered to the Reginasailing. 
– All new page on the 12th refit winter with all the improvements and refurbishments for 2024 added. It’s a living page, so it will be updated with new pictures as the yard proceeds with its work. 

15 Feb:
– Dates and updated information given for the next Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean theory courses in 2025. The Offshore course on 3-8 January 2025 is already 75% booked. If you think of joining, don’t miss out to contact me

14 Feb:
– Due to high request, the talk at boot Düsseldorf 2024 will now be repeated as a live Webinar by German magazine YACHT on 7 March. It’s in German and will be slightly longer with possibilities to ask questions by sending a chat. 

2. Feb:
– World map and European map added on the Reginasailing Family Page to show where the guests come from when joining for a week of adventure and friendship onboard Regina Laska. 

1 Feb:
Reginasailing discount on fine marine equipment. Reginasailing Family and Friends get: 
– 10% discount on books, sextants and more at Bookharbour
   (discount code: rs-BHAPGG10)
– 10% discount on everything by Cassens&Plath, including sextants, compasses, celestial and tidal templates and much more
   (discount code: Reginasailing10)!
– 10% discount on the best sailing, dockside and winter clothing imaginable at Sailraicing.
   (discount code: reginasailing)
– Discount on Wempe marine chronometers.
   Please contact me for details.

Choose your sextant here or try it out first by joining an RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course (course participants may get an even better deal on sextants!)

31 Jan:
– New short video on mooring alongside driving into the midship spring added in the How-To Video Room.
Photos from boot Düsseldorf 2024 added on News&Event Page 

15 Jan:
– New Story uploaded by Bettina Heydrich taking part in the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Theory course in Malta. Welcome to the Reginasailing Family! 

11 Jan:
– New Story uploaded by David Kinnaird taking part in the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Theory course in Malta. Welcome to the Reginasailing Family! 
– New Story uploaded by Martin and Brigitte Winkel taking part in the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Theory course in Malta. Welcome to the Reginasailing Family! 

2023

13 Dec:
Information and talks at boot Düsseldorf in January 2024 published on Events page

29 Nov:
– New 4 min inspiring video about ocean sailing using the sextant for navigation posted in the Video room.

28 Nov:
– New Yachtmaster Ocean Steve Vella added on the Hall of Yachtmasters page
– New Testimonial from Carol Wu, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory course 2023 and after a mock exam via Zoom from Hongkong added on YM Ocean Theory page as well as The Spirit Page
– If you are in for some really outstanding thrilling traditional navigation skills made simple and understandable, don’t forget to sign up for the upcoming Astro-Webinars on Thursday (30.11.) and Friday (1.12.) (in German only this time).  

20 Nov:
– Two new pictures of Reginasailing Reunions on the Family Page, one in The Solent and one on the Bay of Biscay. 

18 Nov: 
– New article on the principles of celestial navigation in Yacht No 24-2023
– New article on the new Reginasailing Templates now published by Cassens&Plath in Yacht No 24-2023 
   (both online by YACHT in German)
– or see the PDF of both articles here
– 14 really old articles from pre 2009 uploaded on In The Press Page.
– Don’t miss my my upcoming Webinars on celestial navigation on 30 Nov and 1 Dec (in German). Sign up also if you are occupied those days, since you can watch them for 4 weeks thereafter, but only if you have booked your place.

9 Nov:
– Article on how to secure the boat in a marina for an upcoming gale published in German YACHT issue 20-2023.
   Read it online by YACHT, as a pdf here, or buy a print copy in your local store if you are not already a subscriber. In German only. 
– Tidal Templates now offered separately from Celestial Templates. Buy the Reginasailing Tidal Template here and the Celestial Templates here and Plotting sheets here.
– Don’t miss my upcoming Webinars on Celestial Navigation (in German) on 30 Nov and 1 Dec.  

28 Oct:
– Two Reginasailing family members joining for an autumn cruise in Denmark posted on the Spirit-Page

13 Oct:
– Links to the Fast-Track Celestial Course in just two Webinars (in German) added on Webinar Page under News&Events

8 Oct:
New Reginasailing family member Maike posts her impression of her first leg onboard Regina Laska under The Spirit & Family page.
– Hallberg-Rassy’s and other boats that were purchased after joining the Regina-Sailing family published on Hallberg-Rassy Experience Page. (25 boats in total, of which 18 Hallberg-Rassy boats).

6 Oct:
Webinars on Tidal Sailing, Radar Navigation and Celestial Navigation (in German) added under News&Events

30 Sept:
– Crew’s Log page completely revised and renamed to “The Spirit and Family
Itinerary for 2024 uploaded 

20 Aug:
– New Crews’ Log uploaded by Nathalie Sander sailing for her very first time in the Azores on Leg 8-2023.

8 Aug:
– New Crews’ Log uploaded by Ruth Kelly sailing for her very first time in the Azores on Leg 8-2023.

1 Aug:
– A complete video-course for Tidal Sailing in 6 parts uploaded, introducing the new Reginasailing tidal template gathering all tidal calculations on one single A4 page. The videos are completely free, just like the celestial videos. For the complete Yachtmaster theory course, join in classroom next January where you learn this and much, much more in the renown Reginasailing Style!

26 July:
– Reginasailing templates are now available for purchase from renown Sextant Manufacturer Cassens&Plath here.

23 July:
Short 1.30 min video on dinghy sailing while at anchor between charter legs in the Azores on Video Page
– The story of Michel Leuenberger beginning with reading The Missing Centimeter/Sabbatical auf See published on Crew’s Log Page (in German)
– The story of Tom Kaiser beginning with reading The Missing Centimeter/Sabbatical auf See published on Crew’s Log Page (in German)

20 July:
– New co-operation between renown sextant manufacturer Cassens&Plath and Reginasailing has been announced, whereby the Reginasailing templates are to be published by Cassens&Plath and soon be available in their Web-shop.
– Loads of new Reviews from guests staying in my Malta-Apartment while I’m away sailing. 
– Holiday Renting of my apartment is now handled by Lorna Grech, one of the prime real estate professionals of Malta!

8 July:
Introduction Video for the celestial courses in classroom or as free videos posted on the Ocean Sail Training Page

7 July:
– Completely newly compiled free celestial quick-course to celestial navigation added on celestial video course page

5 July:
– Videos have now become so many, so they have been sorted into various categories on the Video page

4 July:
Crew’s Log updated with some photos of Reginasailing family meeting up in Farsund, Norway and in the Frankfurt area, Germany. 

3 July:
– Video on MOB Training using the POB-Net posted on the Video Page 

30 June:
How to prepare your mooring lines for a rocky berth in an exposed marina added on FAQ page.  

21 June:
– Loads of new photos uploaded on Voyoa including the recent crossing from Spain to the Azores. 
– New video in Leon’s Celestial Course added: Part 18, Sun-Run-Sun explained on the way to the Azores. Added on Video page
– New video under cruising impressions: Sailing to the Azores using celestial navigation  Added on Video page

15 May:
– Bei genügend Nachfrage,  Theoriekurse auch mit 100% deutschsprachigen Teilnehmern möglich (bitte bei Wunsch kontaktieren

13 May:
28 new Reviews of my apartment I rent in Malta for Holidays added

10 May:
– New testimonial by Frank Stammler under Crew’s Log

9 May:
– New testimonial by Matthias Schmitz under Crew’s Log 

2 May:
– Newest article on one of my my favourite cruising grounds now published in German YACHT issue 10-2023.
   Read it online by YACHT, as a pdf here, or buy a print copy in your local store if you are not already a subscriber. In German only. 

28 Apr:
Voyoa.com re-designed with little charts for each “Activity”/Sailing Leg

27 Apr:
Boat Safety page updated with photos from 2023 year’s MCA and RYA inspections. After the half-day RYA inspection yesterday, the assessment reads
   “Admin: all updated.
    Yacht: Nil Defects.
   Just completed 5-yr Cat 1 coding inspection.
   A well prepared yacht and equipment updated.
   A very good inspection
“.
   The inspection was done by no one less than renown Roger Seymour,  the author of best-selling Yachtmaster book “Yachtmaster for Sail and Power: A Manual for the RYA Yachtmaster® Certificates of Competence

25 Apr:
– We welcome Achim Schindler in the guild of Yachtmaster Oceans! Congratulations! 
– Follow us on voyoa.com/Reginasailing for daily uploads of photos and tracks! 

15 Apr:
– Just left La Coruña on Leg 1-2023 to the Solent/UK. Follow us live while crossing the Bay of Biscay on Voyoa (track updated every 10 minutes via Satellite). Voyoa is so cool! The developer Matthias is a long-time guest and a Reginasailing Family Member and even onboard this very Leg 1 to test his own product onboard Regina Laska! Still in Beta-version and getting better every week!

13 Apr:
– New video on how I fill and filter water before it gets onboard on video page under “FAQ and How-To Videos”.

8 Apr:
– Full report on improvements, enhancements and refurbishments for 2023 on the Refit-Page
– New videon on the hydrostatic release unit of a float free EPIRB on video page under “FAQ and How-To Videos”. 

7 April:
– The season has started, Regina Laska is (almost) ready for Leg 1-2023 starting on 13 April. 
– First test sails with Gaby now on Voyoa, which has been completely revised: Now available both on reginasailing.com as well as on voyoa.com. Very well designed! Congratulations, aiticon to an excellent piece of work!    

17 March:
Our Position Track Data “Travelmap” has changed its name to “Voyoa” and is soon reaching Beta-Testing stage. It has been completely redesigned, and further improvements will be done shortly after Leg 1-2023, when further real-time tests during sailing Leg 1 have been done. 
Refit Year 11 has been updated with more information about the new thrilling Voyoa tracking presentation. Scroll to the very bottom of the page. 

14 March:
Refit Year No 11 added on Refit-History Page (more information and photos to come once I’m back at the boat)

13 March:
New video uploaded in Video-room introducing the new book at boot Düsseldorf 2023
– New testimonial on Crew’s Log page, by Christian Rudolph
– Some more details on Preparation and Pre-Course skills added on RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA Yachtmaster Ocean theory pages. 

8 March:
– New testimonial on Crew’s Log page, by Daniela Baumgaertl

6 March:
– New testimonial on Crew’s Log page, by Christoph Gütersloh, Cassens&Plath GmbH
– New Yachtmaster Offshore and Yachtmaster Ocean Course announced for January and February 2024 with unchanged prices! Places are already getting booked, so if you are interested, please send us a mail early! 

13 Feb:
– New testimonial on Crew’s Log page after the Yachtmaster Ocean course.

2022

30 Dec:
– Finally coming to boot Düsseldorf after 2 years of pandemic! New featured talk will be on sailing in Galicia at the YACHT stand. See you at boot Düsseldorf! See here where and when.

22 Dec:
– Thanks to changed Copyright rules of the German magazine YACHT, all articles are now published in full length on the “in the press” page. 
– Due to the same fact four more articles have been published on the “in the press” page namely:
– New article on Lithium Batteries
– New article on my favourite anchorages and marinas on the west coast of Sweden
– New article on modern radar equipment
– New article on sailing in Ireland
All articles are unfortunately only available in German.   

15 Nov:
– New video posted: Anchors and Anchoring Techniques on video page under “FAQ and How-To Videos”. 

15 Oct:
4 Webinars announced under the News page for the German yachting magazine YACHT. These will be held in German in November. Click on the links for more information on Webinars on Tidal Sailing, Radar Navigation, sailing in Scotland and sailing in Galicia and Portugal

17 Sept:
– New photos uploaded on TravelMap from Leg 5-2022 from Estepona/Malaga on our way to Portosin in Galicia.

11 Sept:
– Loads of new photos uploaded on TravelMap from our private holiday sailing (between Leg 4 and 5) from Porto to Estepona/Malaga. 

5 Aug:
– New additional leg 11-2023 (from 1 – 7 October 2023) in Galicia added due to large interest for 2023 sailing.

1 Aug:
– New video posted: Hands-on Radar navigation with tips when sailing in real fog on video page under “FAQ and How-To Videos”. 

27 July:
TravelMap + Garmin inReach = True! Regina Laska’s Position is now updated via satellite every 10th minute via inReach! If you also want your trips to be remembered and shared via inReach Mini (costing no more than EUR 350) and presented on your own Travelmap with your own photos and stories, contact me

18 July:
– New photos and approx rough positions added by hand (no sat-tracking) on TravelMap for Leg 4-2022.
     N.B. From Leg 5-2022 onwards automatic satellite position reports will be available again after the transition from Inmarsat C to Garmin inReach. 

17 July:
– New video on the video page (at the very bottom as the latest addition to celestial navigation video series): How to receive and preserve an accurate time for celestial navigation

26 July:
– New testimonial by Markus Schmirl added under Crew’s Log
– New testimonial by Stefan Dohna added under Crew’s Log

15 July:
– Some book reviews for the new “Praxisguide Fahrtensegeln” posted on The Books Page

7 Jul:
– New video produced on the video page: Comparing Paper charts I use on Regina Laska.  

2 Jul:
–  New video produced on the bottom of the video page: Check out how Maya and Aladino from Sailing Magic Carpet are setting light to their boat interior in co-operation with Båtsystem and Reginasailing! 
– New testimonial by Kevin Kelly added under Crew’s Log

24 Jun:
– New video produced on the video page: Lesson learnt from inappropriate rope handling, leading to a small damage on the hull quickly repaired at Marina Coruna. 

13 Jun:
Current position page updated with satellite-based tracking via inReach when doing ocean passages.

10 June:
– New video produced on the video page while preparing the first leg for my guests to arrive for Leg 3-2023. How to do a Secondary Port Calculation using my new tidal template. 

5 June:
Video page updated with information how to obtain my specially developed templates for celestial navigation. And don’t forget to join up on the blue-water ocean sailing course with celestial navigation in February 2023 if you are interested in celestial navigation! 

31 May:
– Some more photos updated for the private Leg between Leg 2 and 3 on  TravelMap  page. 

19 May:
– Some more photos updated for Leg 2-2022 on  TravelMap  page. 

17 May:
TravelMap updated with photos for Leg 2-2022. Follow our progress towards Loirent!

3 May:
TravelMap for Leg 1-2022 updated with photos along the way so you can be part of our adventure!
Hall of Yachtmasters updated with 4 new Yachtmasters, of which 3 Yachtmaster Oceans

8 Apr:
– A new precision chronometer has been added on the 10th refit page at the very bottom, following my new Cassens&Plath sextant. 
TravelMap page revised with individual years going all the way back to 2018 with detailed satellite based position reporting published.
New year 2022 launched on the TravelMap page. Let’s open up this year’s sailing season at Easter! First three position reports on the dock of Marina Coruna already uploaded including a photo!

6 Apr:
– Loads of updated photos how it all turned out after my 10th refit winter at the Marina Coruna yard. 

5 Apr:
– Contents of the two Grab-Bags added on the Equipment Page
– Reginasailing teaming up with Medical Support Offshore (MSOS) and investing heavily in new and widened medical equipment, stores and medicines, now fulfilling MSN1905 (instead of MSN1769). Now also comprising a fully automatic Defibrillator for my guests. 

4 Apr:
– The itinerary for 2023 has now been published. 2023 is quickly filling up, so if you wish to join, please contact me!  

3 Mar:
Refit page 2021-22 updated with info on new complete fridge and new condenser for the freezer as well as pictures on new upholstery for the cockpit.
Refit page 2021-22 updated with urgent info on a safety issue: The washer on the Mamba steering arm on the rudder! This info is also posted under Important Safety Issues. Check your own boat if you have the same issue!

27 Feb:
– New video in the Video Room (at the very bottom) announcing a new co-operation between Reginasailing and renown youtubers Sailing Magic Carpet (120.000+ subscribers). Reginasailing is supporting Sailing Magic Carpet with advice on light design and Sweden-based Båtsystem is sponsoring the lights for this impressive refit-project of a classic Cape George 36.  

18 Feb:
– The Reginasailing guide for buying a Sextant completely revised with 20% discount on Cassens&Plath sextants for Reginasailing theory course participants. 

14 Feb:
– 7 more testimonials uploaded on the Holiday in Malta page

3 Feb:
Hallberg-Rassy Cruising added to cater for the option of non-training holiday cruising

2 Feb:
Coastal & Offshore Sail Training completely revised
– Information about the next 6-days Yachtmaster theory course on 25 Feb – 2 Mar 2023 added
– New information about Coastal Sail Training, Offshore Sail Training and All Women Sailing added
– New information about your instructor and the Reginasailing values added
Front Page re-arranged to highlight the core services of Coastal, Offshore and Ocean sail training. 
– The Menu on top of each page re-arranged with drop-down menus to correspond with the new main arrangement of the page

29 Jan:
– The Refit page for 2022 updated with information about a new anchor windlass plus photos of the polished hull and the new Spinlock clutches. 

28 Jan:
Ocean Sail Training completely revised and with new information about the 5-days celestial theory course (now in a 5-Star instead of a 4-Star hotel in Malta) and added new practical celestial sail training courses. 

25 Jan:
Celestial Navigation explained in 3 minutes posted on the Video-page

7 Jan:
Sailing to the Atlantic islands now also told in German on on the Video-page

4 Jan:
The story of the name Regina Laska updated with the Polish version. 

2021

23 Dec:
– Merry Christmas! A new video on looking back to 2021 year’s cruising the Atlantic coast and islands posted on the Video-page

15 Dec:
– Pictures of the matt finish of the floor added and photo “before and after” for the bathroom floor on 2021/22 refit page (at the end).

13 Dec:
– Varnishing of interior floors and polishing of bathroom floors added on 2021/22 refit page (at the end). 

10 Dec:
– A summery of the major 2021/22 refit added on the Refit page

26 Nov:
– Leon being interviewed by adventurer Timm Kruse (Podcast in German) uploaded on The Books page

17 Nov:
– Presentation of the new book “Praxisguide Fahrtensegeln” at Hansenautic with a description of the author.

15 Nov:
– All remaining parts (Part 12-16) on Celestial Theory and Exercises added on the video-page

9 Nov:
Sample pages of my new book “Praxisguide Fahrtensegeln” uploaded on the book-page.
– Part 11 on Celestial Theory and Exercise for Part 11 (choosing planets) added on the video-page

29 Oct:
Itinerary for 2022 published.

1 Oct:
– Dates updated to 12-16 January 2022 for the Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course in Malta

25 Sept:
– A new video on how to break open a seised Bowline, why not to use a Reef Knot to prolong a rope and how to use two Bowlines or the Hunter’s Bend as an alternative on the video-page under FAQ. 

11 Sept:
TravelMap updated with a picture from Leg 5-2021, the crossing from Madeira to the Azores. 

17 Aug:
– Three short videos showing coastal and offshore planning with TimeZero and how to find best departure time and route when sailing offshore using 6 weather models at once using minimal satellite data with PredictWind on the video-page

15 Aug:
– TravelMap updated with a picture of the crossing over to Porto Santo and some impressions on this sandy island just North-East of Madeira. 

13 Aug:
– Part 10 on Celestial Theory and Exercise for Part 10 (Twilight) added on the video-page

25 July:
– Just a remainder: The TravelMap is updated on an hourly basis (position) and photos on a daily basis – mas o menos! Don’t miss the photos and caption what we experience and where we sail!

19 July:
– New testimonial by Mia Tapio added under Crew’s Log

18 July:
– New testimonial by Nikola Aerts added under Crew’s Log

17 July – Two big announcements today!
– New book revealed to be published in October 2021: “Praxisguide Fahrtensegeln” in German by Delius Klasing Verlag
TravelMap launched! Follow us to see current and past positions, thanks to continuous live satellite-updates with photos and comments

16 July:
– Part 9 on Celestial Theory and Exercise for Part 9 (Transferred Position Line and The Plotting Sheet) added on the video-page

9 July:
– New testimonial by Burkhard Graßmann added under Crew’s Log

23 June:
– Part 8 on Celestial Theory and two Exercises for Part 8 (sight reduction) added on the video-page

7 June:
– Part 7 on Celestial Theory and Exercises for Part 7 (Declination&Noon Sight) added on the video-page

3 June:
– Short 3min Video on Raster- and Vector-Charts on the video-page

1 June:
– How to throw a lasso added on the video-page

31 May:
– Part 6 on Celestial Theory and Exercises for Part 6 (Time-to-Arc) added on the video-page

26 May:
– New story on blocked cooling water hose for fridge&freezer under FAQ

11 May:
Itinerary for 2021 updated due to UK not allowing entry without quarantine. There is some movement on the bookings due to Covid, so if you are interested in joining, there might be a late cancellation for you to fill!

10 May:
– Hands-on exercise for Part 5 added on the video-page

16 Apr:
– Part 5 on Celestial Theory added on the video-page

7 Apr:
– Added two more videos on the video-page (4th part of Celestial Theory and 8th part of Jessica&Leonie auf Törn).

29 Mar:
– Added two more videos on the video-page (3rd part of Celestial Theory and 7th part of Jessica&Leonie auf Törn).

19 Mar:
– Tidying up a bit on the video-page, adding the second part of celestial navigation plus the 6th part of Jessica&Leonie auf Törn.

9 Feb:
All women sail training Leg 3-2021 updated with more detailed text and photos. There might still be one berth 2021 available for this leg, by the way.

28 Jan:
– A couple of more testimonials added by guests staying in my apartment in Malta

21 Jan:
– Amended Itinerary 2021, starting later in the year and crossing Bay of Biscay twice and then sailing south to the Atlantic Islands. There is still a place available on the all-women sail training leg 3-2021 in sunny Galicia in July! 

20 Jan:
FAQ updated with a question about through-hulls and a scary video on an old “marine-grade brass” through-hull cut through with a knife. 
– The Yachtmaster Ocean Theory course has a new date in April (due to Covid-19)

19 Jan:
– The Anchor Plow added under Refit 2020-21 (at the end of the page)

15 Jan:
FAQ updated with checking the investigation of the tragic fire accident of de dive wessel Conception outside Santa Cruz in California against Regina Laska’s Fire Safety Management System. 

2020

30 Dec:
Sailing Magic Carpet added in Video room (under Videos by Others a bit further down)

19 Nov:
FAQ added with information about how I mark uncharted rocks on my plotter by means of my daughters and the radar. 

2 Nov:
– Testimonials added from first holiday guests in my apartment in Malta

29 Oct:
– Despite Covid-19, I managed to get Regina Laska inspected in July within the time frame. I had to have an inspector flown in on my expense from Mallorca this year due to Covid. As in previous years with other inspectors, I had no remarks on any safety issue. 
Equipment Page updated to reflect the newest equipment

27 Oct:
Refit Year 9 added on Full Project page.

19 Oct:
– Fully refitted HR46 Blue Daisy (in 2014) now offered at an highly attractive price of EUR 380.000!

30 Sept:
– Two more testimonials on the Crew’s Log Page.

26 July:
Itinerary 2020 updated, now including dates for laid-back enjoyable cruising in the Rías of Galicia.
Refit year 8 (2020) added on Regina Laska full project page. 

19 Jun:
–  First pages of article in YACHT No 3-2020 about the Scilly Islands added on in The Press page.
– New video by Jessica & Leonie (in German) about tidal issues. See Video Room.

8 Jun:
– New video by Jessica & Leonie (in German) about Jessica remembering the days she arrived from the Azores some 13 years earlier. See Video Room.

2 Jun:
– New video by Jessica & Leonie (in German) about Learning the tides the hard way in Castletownhend. See Video Room.

27 May:
– Two private videos from “Jessica & Leonie auf Törn” uploaded in the Video Room a bit further down on the page (in German)

8 May:
– All legs for 2020 are now postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19, with almost all participants having approved to the move.
– 2020 will (hopefully) still allow for some great sailing, exploring the beautiful Rías of Galicia in Spain. If you are flexible and interested in possibly joining on a Galicia sailing leg in late August or September, you are welcome to contact me
Itinerary for 2020/21 uploaded, also featuring previous years at the bottom.

15 April:
– Reginasailing now offering Day-Skipper and Coastal Skipper online courses together with Skippers Online with special Covid-19 price.
– New dates for Reginasailing Yachtmaster Ocean incl Celestial Navigation for 2021 announced. 
– 30 tutorial celestial videos (almost 10 hours) offered when booking the Yachtmaster Ocean course, so you will never forget how to do celestial navigation.   

8 March:
– Navigational article in YACHT No 1-2019 about chart datum added on in The Press page.

2 March:
– To ensure the highest standards on hygiene and food safety onboard, I have taken the “Level 2 Food Hygiene and Safety Catering certificate” meeting the EU Standards for Food Hygiene and Safety rules, which is listed on the MCA Certification Page

29 Feb:
– New for 2020: Guests may rent my private home in Malta, while I’m out sailing during summer months. 

30 Jan:
– Photo of the Reginasailing Friendship dinner at the boot Düsseldorf show added on Crew’s Log page

29 Jan:
– Hurtigruten entering Bodø/Norway in +60 knots wind added in video-room  (at bottom under “Videos by others”). 

28 Jan:
– Link to itinerary 2020 for HR43 I Dolci added. 

15 Jan:
– Jessica and Leonie interviewed by Europe’s largest sailing magazine: German YACHT. See video-room and YACHT-tv.

13 Jan:
HR43 for sale updated with newest refit. Owner (now in the Caribbean) is continuing to NewZealand, where he finally (?) plans to sell his beloved HR43. 

11 Jan:
– Talks updated on boot Düsseldorf page with the complete range of talks at the YACHT-Stand in Hall 16.

2019

16 Dec:
– Talks added on boot Düsseldorf page. Note: New talks also by Leonie & Jessica.
– “Leonie & Jessica auf Törn” teaser for their forthcoming video-blogs added in video-room

28 Nov:
–  Crew’s Log added with the story of Eva Helgesson.

10 Nov:
– Finally the itinerary for 2020 has been published. The legs have been sold out since months, but don’t hesitate to contact me in case something opens up nevertheless or, obviously, for 2021!

3 Nov:
– Article in YACHT No 18-2019 by editor-in-chief Jochen Rieker about Reginasailing, the RYA and German certificates added on in The Press page.
FAQ added with information about WET.PROTECT which I have been using for 10 year now.

14 Oct:
– Events page updated with talks on Hamburg Boat Show later this month

30 Aug:
–  Crew’s Log added with the story of Silke Helmenstein.

28 Aug:
–  Crew’s Log added with the story of Tom Kingston.

27 Aug:
Crew’s Log added with the story of Ludwig Obermeier.

19 Aug:
– Starting page now with video at the top, sailing in the Irish Sea.

16 July:
– Dates for the RYA Yachtmaster Ocean published on Ocean Page,namely 23-27 March 2020.

9 July:
– Four new RYA Yachtmasters added on Hall of Yachtmasters page

3 July:
– First Whitbread around the World sailor (1973), Cap Hornier and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean examiner Allan Hogton added on Crew’s Log page.

22 June:
Adding two patches onto my RIB added under Frequently Asked Questions 
– Some recent photos of Blue Daisy added on the Blue Daisy for sale page
– A new Dräger PARAT 5520 fire gas mask added under Refit year 7 and on Equipment list.
– Two articles from YACHT No 7-2019 added on In the Press page. One article about brushing up your navigational skills and the other one about tips when sailing as a couple. Both in German.

15 June:
– Some existing videos also posted in the video-room since sailors did not find the videos under the FAQ-page, where they still are as well. 

14 June:
Lorenzo’s story added on the Crew’s Log page
Makoto Fujimoto’s story added on the Crew’s Log page

13 June:
Anna and Achim Helmenstein story from 2018 uploaded on the Crew’s Log page
Christoph Lussi’s story added on the Crew’s Log page
– Article in YACHT on Fire Safety onboard if you have Lithium batteries onboard uploaded (in German). 
Reginasailing Friendship meeting at second boot Düsseldorf Saturday night, 25 January 2020 added on News&Event Page

6 June:
–  Refit year 7 updated with a brand new type of fire-extinguisher containing the new fire fighting medium AVD for Lithium fires. 
– An article (not written by me) in Yacht No 8-2019 features Reginasailing as a way to learn sailing in the “golden age”, i.e. over 50. Uploaded on In The Press page.

4 Jun:
– The Safety Policy page updated with photos of the two reports of my 2019 inspections by RYA and MCA:
   The RYA says: “Overall very good administration throughout. Very good inspection. One of the best equipped yachts I have seen. Nil defects“.
   The MCA says: “Nil defects or shortcoming.”
 It’s hard work, but Regina Laska and the safety and comfort offered for my guests is paramount for Reginasailing! 

29 May:
– Three new proud Yachtmasters added on Hall of Yachtmasters page, including a photo of the track they did with Regina Laska after they had passed their exams.
– Testimonials-page renamed to “Crew’s Log” to indicate that this is the crew’s own personal description of their legs onboard.

15 May:
Testimonial from Jenny Schulz added on Testimonial Page 
Testimonial from Simone and Markus added on Testimonial Page 
– New Spa-like shower heads have been added to Refit year and the Living onboard page.
– New video on downwind sailing on Regina Laska added as a videoblog under Frequently Asked Questions 

14 May:
Testimonial from Torsten Lange added on Testimonial Page 

13 May:
How to set the anchor alarm with the Furuno GP33 explained under FAQ
Refit year 7 updated with a lot of new Furuno-stuff, e.g. a new SC33 combining GPS with GLONASS an Galileo as well as a new FI70 instrument series plus NMEA2000 updates. 
Testimonial from Arne Odden added on Testimonial Page

28 Apr:
Refit year 7 updated with many new photos of the outcome onboard Regina Laska 

15 Apr:
– Price of HR46 Blue Daisy  now lowered to EUR 425,000.

13 Apr:
Testimonial from Christoph Lussi added on Testimonial Page as well as on Yachtmaster Theory Course page i Malta.

11 Apr:
Testimonial from Jake Adam added on Testimonial Page as well as on Yachtmaster Theory Course page i Malta.

 

10 Apr:
– How to install running backstays on a sailing boat added as a videoblog under Frequently Asked Questions 

9 Apr:
– How to replace the Hammar Hydrostatic Release Unit added as a videoblog under Frequently Asked Questions 

3 Apr:
Yachtmaster Theory Course in Malta updated with photos from 2019 and info re March 2020.

21 Mar:
Bye, bye Yuana added on the on the Testimonial Page

20 Mar:
Question on Swivel answered under FAQ

21 Feb:
– Page on RYA Yachtmaster Ocean completely revised and updated for the 2020 course

8 Feb:
– Der Literarische Segelkalender 2019 added on In the Press Page

31 Jan:
– Page on Yachtmaster books and syllabus totally revised 

30 Jan:
– New article of LED lights in UK magazine Sailing Today added on In the Press page

11 Jan:
– Båtsystem’s advertisement for Regina Laska’s onboard steam spa sauna added in the video room 
– Refit Year 7 page added with photos of new washing machine, new 12V battery and leaking generator oil gasket. Adams Boat Care is working on Regina Laska to get ready for the new season! 

10 Jan:
Testimonial from Achim Helmenstein added on Testimonial Page as well as on Yachtmaster Theory Course page i Malta.

9 Jan:
– Leon picking up guests for crayfish party added in the Video Room.

8 Jan:
30 years Mahina Expeditions added under News

7 Jan:
– New rudder bearing added at the top of the Refit Year 7 page 
Reginasailing Sea Survival Training in cooperation with SailPartner updated with exact dates (8-10 Nov 2019) and price (same as in 2018: 495 EUR). This is a really good course for all, who understand German!

2018

31 Dec:
Meet the Reginasailing Family at boot Düsseldorf each Day after 17:00 on Gotthardt’s stand D24 in Hall 11!

23 Dec:
– Link to Tom Cunliffe’s Video Blogs in the Video Room

21 Dec:
– Broken link fixed to 50 years of boot Düsseldorf with the 50 most prominent influencers of boating from The In The Press page

20 Dec:
– New Video with Leon talking about Båtsystem’s new LED lamps at METS Trade Show, Amsterdam in Swedish
– 50 years of boot Düsseldorf by German YACHT added under The In The Press page (in German)
– Improvements for 2019 updated with a new Spectra Survivor 06 handheld watermaker

19 Dec:
Video Room added with a brand new video taken from 2018 sailing to The Shetlands
– Testimonial of Sandra Morsen added on Testimonial Page.
– Yachtmaster Ocean Gerd Scheurer added on the Hall of Yachtmasters page

18 Dec:
– Improvements for 2019 added on Regina Laska full project page

13 Dec:
– Testimonial of Eva Jaxing added on Testimonial Page.

23 Nov:
– My very personal thoughts and experience with sea sickness added under FAQ-page.

22 Nov:
– SCV-2 Certificate of Regina Laska showing her seaworthiness for MCA classification for Area-1 offshore sailing added on Safety Philosophy page.

21 Nov:
– About the Boat fully re-designed
– Test-video by German Magazine YACHT comparing a classic HR with a modern design added on The Boat Page 
– Reginasailing Safety Training page updated with info for 2019 and pictures and video from Nov 2018

5 Nov:
– Advanced Medicine course for wilderness adventurers added, held in Glenmore Lodge, Scotland in Nov 2019

31 Oct:
– HR43 Sid for sale under HR‘s for sale page

2 Oct:
– Itinerary for 2019 added, starting in Sweden and ending in Galicia, Spain

23 Aug:
– Testimonial of Filip Nicklasson added on Testimonial Page.

15 Aug:
– Testimonial of Mattias Hedlund added on Testimonial Page.
– Testimonial of Gerd Scheurer added on Testimonial Page.

14 Aug:
– Capacity now doubled at the Safety Training Week-End in Bremerhaven on 9-11 November due to overwhelming interest.

If you are German speaking and interested in meeting up with the Reginasailing crew, come and join in at the ISAF Safety Training Week-End on 9-11 November in Bremerhaven! Don’t hesitate and meet up with some of the greatest crew of Regina Laska, plus myself. Whether you have sailed on Regina Laska before or not, doesn’t matter! It’s just a chance to have fun during a week-end. At the same time, you will lear a lot of essential safety stuff, which might become vital one day… Book your space by sending an e-mail and then let’s all meet up in Bremerhaven in November!  

8 Aug:
– Testimonial of Ludwig Obermeier added on Testimonial Page.

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