Captain Name: Nikos Kalafatis
Captain Nationality: Greek
Number of Crew: 2
Captain Nikos Kalafatis
Nikolas Kalafatis was born in 1994, in Athens Greece. He speaks Greek and English. Nikolas grew up in the coastal suburbs of Athens and has spent most of his life in, or in close proximity to, the sea. His involvement with sailing began at a very young age and at the age of nine he started competing in the optimist sailing class. Then he moved on to different classes and has competed in 420 and also RS:X sailboats. Nikos has participated in many sailing regattas both at national and international level and has been a member of the Hellenic National Sailing Team both in 2008 and 2010. He has been awarded with numerous medals including the Hellenic National Sailing Championship 420 class Silver Medal and the Hellenic National Sailing Championship RS:X class bronze and silver medals. His passion for the sea led him to offshore yacht racing, where he has been competing the last years. His career in sailing started as crew on offshore deliveries both in Greece and abroad and progressed to a permanent crew position on a number of very impressive superyachts, but his love for sailing led him to pursue a career as a professional sailboat skipper. As a skipper, Nikos has completed a number of national and international yacht deliveries and holiday charters. He holds a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore License commercially endorsed for both sail and power driven vessels and a valid Seaman’s Book. He has a great experience of more than 5 years on the maintenance and boar repair. He was also the main organizer of a flotilla of 106 people sailing trip in France and has also skippered power catamaran for the famous filming “Gordon go Greek” with Gordon Ramsay for ITV. His sociable and pleasant character gives him the ability to make people feel at ease near him, and his knowledge and skills provide a sense of security to his guests. Always trying to upgrade the level of his services, he will go on and beyond to provide a satisfying experience personalized for each of his guests. His interests other than sailing include surfing, exercising and travelling.
Katerina is a Greek professional sailor with passion for sea and for pastry making! Her first degree is from Harokopio University where she studied Nutrition & Dietetics, then she continued her studies in the well known Institute of Hotel & Tourist Studies, Le Monde as a Pastry Chef. In parallel with her studies, Katerina was also developing her sailing skills by participating in various Championships (World, Athens Eurolymp Week, Youth World & European) and working as a Sailing Coach Instructor for a Greek team for children and for adults. Among others she has attended seminars for Italian desserts, for fine dining desserts, for wine & Chocolate, vegan pastry etc and apart from her cooking and sailing skills she knows to organize provisioning and manage a budget. She speaks Greek and English.