Leanne Fox grew up in Northamptonshire County in the South Midlands, UK. Her childhood was spent rambling the countryside, camping, fishing, agility dog training competitions with her mom and dog, and getting greasy under classic cars with her dad. Leanne moved to London when she was 18 years old and started working in sales. After eight years in the city, Leanne decided to take a year off for travel and adventure. It was during her time in the Whitsunday Islands of Australia that Leanne fell in love with sailing and marine life. There was no going back to London.
Leanne then went to Antibes, France, where she secured a delivery crew position on a Wally superyacht built by Concordia, traveling to Norway. She returned to Antibes for day work and training courses.
Leanne's next position was on a Swan 65/1 based in Saint Tropez. She went on to enjoy eight years within the superyacht industry working on both sail and motor yachts and in such diverse roles as "chief stewardess/crew cook" across the Atlantic on a Perini Navi to "deck hand/tender driver."
Life on the water changed direction when Leanne was offered a land-based opportunity to work in Mallorca for a business that colleagues from her superyacht days were starting. She jumped ashore and started working as a sales specialist for Nauticrew Yachtwear.
Leanne had two children during this time and was living in the village of Alaro on the island of Mallorca, also home to the Quantum Sails Alaro loft. In 2014, Leanne and her partner started a family business renting classic cars and vintage camper vans. It was a great success with the people visiting the island.
In 2020, they sold their business inventory but kept a few vintage VW vans for their personal use. During the Covid quarantine, Leanne concentrated on her family, ultimately homeschooling and sewing. It was during that time that Maela LeCrom, previous office manager of the Quantum Sails Alaro loft, put Leanne in contact with Quantum sailmaker Martin Winter.
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity to re-enter the world of sailing. The support I am receiving is fantastic and learning about the Quantum brand is exciting. I am very happy to be moving out of the driver's seat, so to speak, and go sailing again!"