I am an enthusiastic and experienced sailor, with a deep respect for the sea and a local knowledge of the Aegean and Ionian islands. From a young age, I have been participating in several water related activities, such as waterskiing, wake boarding, surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, deepwater fishing, motor boating and sailing (both cruising and racing). Having collected significant theoretical and practical experience in many aspects of the yachting industry over the years (including providing business investment advice in the marine industry and offering exclusive yacht sales), I am now offering unforgettable, easy-going and laid-back cruises around the Aegean archipelago and the Ionian sea, as the skipper/owner of a comfortable and fully-equipped Hallberg-Rassy 49 sailing yacht, named Big Blue.
I have sailed more than 10.000 nautical miles by learning, cruising, passage-making, delivering, skippering and racing in many different types of yachts. I have also completed a transatlantic voyage, a lot of tidal passages in the English Channel, a delivery from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, as well as several deliveries and cruises in the Mediterranean (Montenegro, Croatia, Italy and Spain). Nevertheless, my favourite cruising area is Greece, since I love exploring the remote bays, hidden coves, crystal-clear waters and authentic small towns of the Aegean and Ionian islands. Some of the official qualifications I have acquired are: - International Certificate of Competence - RYA/MCA Yacht Master Ocean Commercially Endorsed - RYA/MCA Yacht Master Offshore - RYA Dinghy Sailing Instructor - RYA Windsurfing Instructor - Hellenic ORC Racing Certificate - Hellenic ORC Advanced Sailing Certificate - Hellenic ORC Sailing Certificate - First Aid, Fire Fighting, Personal Survival, Engine Maintenance, Radar, Radio Certificate