yiannosYiannos Ragkousis

 

Principal, Chief Instructor for Sail

Yiannos was born in Athens in 1977 and studied electronic engineering. His love for the sea and outdoor activities made him quit his career as an electronic engineer in 2004 and turn into professional sailing as charter and delivery skipper and sailing instructor. His first job on a private charter sailing boat was when he was 16 onboard a 70ft ketch as deckhand. Since then studies and the attempt to start a "proper" job kept him away from offshore sailing but not from the sea in the summers when he was sailing with a Laser 16 dinghy. In November 2004 he became a Yachtmaster cruising instructor in the UK, sharing his time between yacht deliveries and training. Since then he has been working as free-lance instructor for various schools in Greece teaching up to Yachtmaster prep courses both theory and practice. In March 2010 he gained the Yachtmaster Instructor qualification. Together with George started the school in 2012.
When he is not sailing you'll probably find him on a mountain, walking, climbing, skiing or just camping and taking landscape photographs as well as playing Greek folk music with friends in Athens.




 

 

jorgosGeorge Konistis

Chief Instructor Power

George was born in 1974 in Athens. Spending 7 years in Germany studying engineering he discovered his passion for the sea and decided to take his passion and turn it into his destiny! He then journeyed to Croatia to learn how to sail and, in particular, how to embrace his love for the sea and became a skipper and instructor for sailing boats.
Since 1999, George has taught sailing for various sailing associations and over the years he has worked on numerous sailing and power vessels (private and commercial yachts) up to 140 feet and has sailed all over the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and has crossed the Atlantic Ocean.
In 2012 he went back to England to become an RYA certified instructor so he would be able to pass his knowledge to his students. George loves to take his students on tutorial trips which are always filled with tall stories of the seas.
He is pleasant and great company to be with and will do everything to ensure smooth and safe sailing. He speaks Greek, English and German fluently and for sure can handle some Spanish and Italian with the right company.
When he is not close to the sea he enjoys his motorbike and car to take on some new adventures and he likes to spend his time with good friends.




 

vasilisVasilis Spiliotopoulos

 

Cruising Instructor Sail

Born in Piraeus. As a child, he has been deeply impressed from the stories narrated from his seafarer father, so later, he abandoned his studies in maths, following the call of the adventurous nature of his character. Dinghy sailor in the beginning, he focused soon to offshore sailing. His mentors, two of the best Greek sailors in addition with his maths background helped him improve his sailing skills.
Professional skipper since 1989, sailing instructor since 1993, he joined recently the RYA scheme. His aim is to pass as much as possible of his knowledge and seamanship to newer sailors, combined with the fun on board.

 

 


 

 

PetrosPetros Evgenios

 

Powerboat Instructor

Petros is the newest member of our team, passionate water sports & racing power boater, became YM Offshore in 2012. He grew up in Athens and he studied Applied Mathematics & Physics at the Technical University of Athens with specialisation in Hydro-mechanics. Since he was born, he is spending the most of his time on the water, and the last years as instructor for powerboats, power racing boats and jet skis and as well as for water ski & wake board. He is now test-driver and skipper for off-shore powerboats. His love to the element of water led him to explore the underwater world as well and he became PADI Dive instructor. When ever he is not close to the water, he is off-roading on the Greek mountains or participating, as a lotus and caterham driver, in circuits in Greece and Great Britain. Other passions of him are flying with PPL aircrafts and music.

 

 

Tasos Korolis

Tasos Korolis

Cruising Instructor

Tasos is Greek, 55 years of age, married and has nearly 30 years yachting experience ranging from 12m sailing yachts up to 45m motor yachts and covering Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Italy and France. Apart from being expert in all aspects of yachting he is also RYA Cruising Instructor and Power Boat Instructor. As Officer of Watch 3000 gt and because of long years of service at large vessels he is the yachting guru of our team, revealing the magic of astro-navigation in our Yachtmaster Ocean courses.

 
 
 

Stelios Kyriakidis
 
 Stelios Kyriakidis

Cruising Instructor

Stellios Kyriakidis is 30 years old and is the sailing racer of our team. He is YM offshore & Cruising Instructor and on "Grasshopper" (X-Yacht IMX 40) is he unstoppable. He knew how to sail before he learned how to walk! Racing Coach and Sailing & Motor boat Instructor for the Greek sailing federation he is spending most of his life on the water.

 

 

 
 
 
 

 ...and last but not least
 

All those who work hard behind the scenes, on the docks, boatyards, offices. Their high professionalism and years of presence in the yachting industry reassures a high-end service.