Today we want to tell you a little story about Leon Schulz, sailor, RYA Yachtmaster instructor and writer.
This past winter, Leon did his second storage and refit in our boatyard (MC Varadero), and we were with him so he could to tell us, first hand, the reason why keeps coming to Marina Coruña every year.
We tell you about it!
The importance of “refit and winter storage”
As Leon tells us, “if you own a RYA Training Centre and you sail with people who pay you, it is essential to find a boatyard that is strategically located and a service-oriented marina”.
“It is crucial. What might seem no more than an annoying circumstance during a private holiday can have huge consequences on a commercial charter boat! There is simply no alternative to my boat working perfectly at all times, looking immaculate and that agreed refit work is finished in time”.
It is not only the winter storage what Leon considers important, but also and specially, what he is looking for is a team of people who understand his needs and accompany him in the process.
Why Marina Coruña?
Many times we ask ourselves why our clients choose our city. We love to listen to their stories, and their feedback of A Coruña and our Marina.
For Leon, there were a few things that influenced his decistion of choosing the same place, second year in a row: the location and the Galician culture.
I was looking for a yard and a marina that is strategically situated to reach as many varying sail areas as possible: sailing south to Portugal and into the Mediterranean, west to the Atlantic Islands (Azores, Madeira) and north to France, the UK, Scotland and Scandinavia.
The location is one of the reasons why I keep Regina Laska in Galicia.La Coruña is, per se, a very friendly city which I have fallen in love with! It’s difficult to describe the positive atmosphere of La Coruña, but it’s simply the “yes-we-can” attitude I appreciate.
And we didn’t want to leave without asking Leon why he likes to repeat every year in our facilities and with his answer, we leave you until next time!
I ended up to select Marina Coruña due to its friendly staff and highly motivated team, listening to my requests and understanding my needs and finally, most importantly, their professional skills and experience.
The fact that many of the Marina Coruña crew are active sailors themselves helps a lot and having a number of highly qualified engineers, technicians, a sailmaker and GRP specialist in the team is also valuable.
At Marina Coruña, there is further a love for classic boats and I really appreciate that older boats are treated with no less care than the super-modern racing boats that are refitted side by side.