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 in 1982 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 south of Crete island and further from Rhodes eastward to the Greek 'Castellorizo' Island.  But also along the Turkish coast, from Kusadasi 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 sailboat of 13,20m in classic hull, well-chosen according the local conditions of the Greek seas.  Capt. Vardis is also a lover of culture and 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 !!

In August 1982, he 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, Porto-Hydra, Spetses). From Spetses island, he sails directly to South-East coasts of Peloponnese, 20 miles 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.

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