About Leo Coastal rowing
Leo Coastal was founded by Mats Leo, who lives for the sport of coastal rowing. The business is run by his consulting firm Leo Solutions AB.
The company is based in Helsingborg, where Mats rows on the Öresund every day. Another area where he has spent many days rowing is on the stretch of water between Skälderviken and Kullaberg. These waters offer a very good idea of how coastal rowing should be experienced.
Mats was a pioneer of coastal rowing along with the Helsingborg Rowing Club, which is the leading coastal rowing club in Scandinavia. He holds annual courses there in coastal rowing for beginners.
Mats has plenty of experience in coastal rowing, as he has also competed in the World Coastal Rowing Championships in the Single Boat category, achieving, among other things, a third place finish in the San Remo B Final. He has also competed in Plymouth. Also competition organizer for the Öresund Rowing Coastal Championship, ÖRCC, and Event manager for World Rowing Coastal Championship, WRCC 2013 held in Helsingborg Sweden together with the strong and dedicated team from the club, friends and coastal rowing community.
In his professional life, Mats has a background in industry. He has worked for companies such as Volvo Cars , Semcon and Sony Ericsson, where he developed his cutting-edge expertise in sourcing, procurement, production and quality control. This contributed towards his wide-ranging experience and knowledge of the process of developing new products, from the initial concept design right through to development and manufacture.
Now he is applying all this experience to the company Leo Coastal Rowing and to the Coastal Single, Leo C1X, and the Coastal Double, Leo C2X.
The hull and design was developed by Johan Wirsen and Mats Leo.
Rowing ergonomics by Peter Berg and Mats Leo.
Designed and developed in Sweden, for Coastal Rowers – by experienced Coastal Rowers.