Skipper of s/y ATLANTIS 43 - Who is Who

     

Vardis Georgakakis, skipper & manager of 'Sun-Sailing'

Capt. Vardis - Sailing CV

Vardis Georgakakis  lives in Athens.  He is the manager of 'Sun-Sailing' and professional skipper aboard 'ATLANTIS 43' (pdf). Vardis has born at Crete (Greek) island in the Eastern Mediterranean.  Studies in Athens on architectural design for buildings and interior decoration, as well as a fashion designer for ready-wear clothes.

But despite his studies, the passion for sailing, for the sea and the adventure was stronger!  He got involved with windsurfing (see below) and then he finished professional sailing courses at 'Hellenic Offshore Racing Club' (H.O.R.C.  Then he starts working as a professional skipper on yachts, sailing in Greece and Turkey.

Capt. Vardis  Vardis Sailing Certificate  Vardis certificate 'Delphic'  Vardis certificate Motor-boat 

Many years of sailing experience on the Greek Seas 

Recently he has attended a seminar on 'safety at sea' by the ‘Delphic Maritime Training Center’ and a seminar for 'Marine Communications' (VHF) at H.O.R.C. in Athens. As a yacht skipper, he sailed almost all Greek islands at the Ionian and the Aegean Sea, as far as south of Crete island. But also along the Turkish coast in the Aegean Sea, from Kusadasi to the Greek 'Castellorizo' Island, and further eastward to Antalya. He has traveled to most European countries, often to France and one long stay in the USA.   

Vardis with crew  Vardis with Alain  Vardis at Gavdos island  Vardis' Volvo car 

This experienced sailor is skipper aboard 'ATLANTIS 43' a French sailboat of 13,20m in classic hull, well-chosen for the local conditions of the Greek seas.  Capt. Vardis is also a lover of culture and of the ancient history of Greece.  With pleasure, he guides you to archaeological sites on the Islands. Since 1990 he has established 'Sun-Sailing' and he is still keeping her management. 

Vardis with windsurf  Capt. Vardis at Hydra  Vardis publication  Vardis windsurfing 

130 miles solo windsurfing sailing adventure !!  FaceBook

In August of 1982, Capt. Vardis reached his limits. Starting from Athens, he has sailed all alone on his windsurf (TEN GATE 39), all the Saronic islands, (Aegina, Methana, Poros, Hydra, Spetses). From Spetses island, he sails directly to South-East coasts of Peloponnese, 20 miles away to 'Kyparissi' port, and he continues along the Eastern coasts, finally ending at Monemvassia port: 130 miles in 9 days without any accompaniment!  Very useful experience for his future career as a yacht skipper.   'Atlantis 43'

Capt. Vardis with happy crew  Windsurfing map  Vardis Windsurf club  Capt. Vardis post card