Skipper of s/y ATLANTIS 43 - Who is Who


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

More than 30 +years of sailing experience on Greek Seas.

With close 19 years of collaboration with 'Hellenic Offshore Racing Club' of Greece (member) and other sailing clubs, he continues organizing Sailing Holidays in Greece. Capt. Vardis, since 1990 is the manager of 'Sun-Sailing'.

With approximately ± 2,000 miles of sailing per year in all Greek seas, Capt. Vardis continuous offering carefree sailing with safely: Bareboat - Skippered - Cabin charter - Long weekends - Day trips - Family sailing with kids.

Capt. Vardis who-is who ?

Vardis Georgakakis has born at Crete (Greek) island on the East Mediterranean.  on architectural design and interior decoration at Athens Technological Institute.  As well, studies as fashion designer at ‘Veloudakis fashion school’ in Athens.

But his passion for sailing, for the sea and the adventure was stronger!  He got involved with windsurfing and then he finished professional sailing courses at ‘Hellenic Offshore Racing Club’.  Few years later, he starts working as professional skipper on yachts in Greece and Turkey.

Later he has attended a seminar on 'safety at sea' by the ‘Delphic Maritime Training Center’.  He has often traveled to the most European countries, and one long trip to the USA.  He is skipper aboard s/b 'ATLANTIS 43'.

His big sailing adventure:

In August of 1982 he reached his limits. Starting from Athens, he has sail all alone on his windsurf (TEN GATE 39), all theSaronic islands, (Aegina, Methana, Poros, Hydra, Porto-Hydra, Spetses).  From Spetses he sails direct to South-East coasts of Peloponnese(Kyparissi port ±20 miles) and he continue along the East coasts to Ierakas, finaly ending at Monemvassia port: 130 miles in 9 days without any accompaniment!  A very useful experience for his future career as skipper aboard sailboats. One year later he began to work as Skipper on sailboats in GREECE and TURKEY.

Capt. Vardis has sailed almost all the Greek Islands, from Corfu island all the Ionian Islands up to the island of Gavdos south of Crete island (this is the southern point of Europe) and from Mount Athos (Macedonia) along the coasts of Turkey in the Aegean Sea, up to the (Greek) islands of Kastelorizo (the Eastern point of Greece) ± 70 miles South-East of Rhodes island, along the Turkish South-Eastern coast and even further until Antalya.

Capt. Vardis with familly Capt. Vardis windserfing capt. Vardis with happy crew capt. vardis post card