Latest Updates


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. 


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.


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!


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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