Liz

Teaches Sailing, Diving & Yoga. Almost something for everyone.

About Liz

November 2019

Qualifications
• RYA Yachtmaster Instructor
• RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (commercially endorsed)
• PADI Dive Instructor
• Yoga Teacher

Currently
I have just closed my sailing school in Phuket, Thailand with my partner. We are taking a short break and now in Bali. I will be available from August 2020 as a freelance yachting instructor for the full RYA Yachtmaster (Sail) syllabus, race coaching, regattas and adventure sailing trips. I love surfing and kite surfing, so with my diving and yoga, all these aspects can be included in our  sailing adventures. I still have a boat based in Phuket and plan to bring our other boat to Bali in December 2019.

Experience
I started sailing at 21 by joining a trip sailing across the Pacific! It was magic and since then I almost never stopped. I did more crewing, got work on super yachts, sailing / diving trips and started doing lots of racing, yacht deliveries and  yacht management. I then met my partner and we started a sailing school in Phuket Phuket Sailing School.
We taught kids and adults dinghy sailing, powerboating and RYA yachting courses. Meanwhile I raced professionally and also co-created Phuket Ladies Sailing Team in which I would teach many ladies to sail and we regularly participated in club races and regattas.
This was one of my most enjoyable and fulfilling experiences. I was always surprised by how many women in particular regularly told me “oh no I couldnt do that” or “I’m not good enough”. It was very fulfilling for me to convince them to join our friendly team and prove them wrong! I love to empower women to follow their dreams. When they realise thay can sail a boat, what other amazing things could they do that they never thought possible?

Bali in Indian Ocean

Liz is based in Bali

Liz Schoch with female crew

Ever Watchful!

Phuket Ladies Sailing

The Phuket All Female Team

All female Race Crew

Another All Female Race Crew from Phuket

Reviews

When you share time together on a boat, you cannot help but become friends and I am proud of the many friends who I have helped follow their dreams!

Bart

Fantastic experience learning sailing with Liz over a 5 day course. Through structured step-by-step lessons, Liz makes sailing seem effortless even for a complete novice regardless of age. Always smiling and spreads positive vibes. Perfect way to disconnect from daily routine. Highly recommend sailing with Liz.

Ekaterina

It’s always pleasure to sail with Liz! Such a great sailor, perfect teacher and amazing person!! I started from zero and enjoyed every minute sailing with Liz! Best of the best indeed!

Katie

Liz is a fantastic sailing instructor who is super passionate about the environment and building women’s sailing. On her days off (from her job teaching sailing) she got back on a boat to volunteer to train a women’s team in Phuket, Thailand. She is an incredibly patient instructor, teaching both men and women from all backgrounds of language and sailing skill, and has so much knowledge about sailing and the marine environment. Liz has taught me so much and I am so grateful that she introduced me to sailing and the yacht club community.