Becky returns to the Seafarer Training team for a second season, after several successful seasons in the Ionian as a freelance Cruising Instructor. She brings a wealth of local knowledge and a passion for sailing that she is keen to share with students. As with many of our crew, Becky is multi-talented – having run flotillas in the Ionian and skippering 580 nautical mile Peloponnese circumnavigation flotilla in April 2019.
Calum returns to Seafarer for 2019, having enjoyed a successful season in 2018, skippering our northern flotilla in Croatia. He is looking forward to skippering our Sporades flotilla in 2019 and making the most of the great sailing breezes in the Aegean. Calum’s favourite aspects of Mediterranean sailing is the fantastic weather, great atmosphere and the sea life, which, as a diver himself, is of particular interest. He says “I’ve loved sailing all my life, and particularly on yacht deliveries, you get to appreciate how peaceful the sea can be”.
Aleksandra returns to her role in Zaton for 2019 after a very successful season in 2018. After graduating Aleksandra has gained her experience in tourism and working with people by being a tour leader in Egypt, sales agent in travel agency and even entertainer in Crete, Greece. She is looking forward to welcoming you to Zaton, and sharing her wealth of local knowledge to ensure you have a fantastic flotilla holiday.
Growing up in the middle of England, Jodie spent much of her life with both feet firmly on dry land. Her first sailing experience was in the English channel in 2014 and she hasn’t looked back since! After sailing in the UK, Cambodia, Croatia and Greece, Jodie qualified as Day Skipper in the summer of 2018 and made the decision to take time out from her career to do something she loves. After experiencing all kinds of harsh weather at sailing Regattas in the Solent, Jodie is extremely excited about spending a season in the sun as 1st mate and helping guests to make the most of their time in the beautiful Sporades.
I was born in Greece to a Greek Father and an English Mother. My studies included information Technology and Hotel Management. I started working with Seafarer at their first Beach Club in the Peloponnese as a Beach Supervisor in 2005, but decided to follow the hospitality side, and I have been a hotel manager for 10 years in the Peloponnese and Lefkas. This year it was about time I return to Seafarer 🙂
It is hard to pick a favourite from all the exciting things Seafarer has to offer but, being Greek, I can’t fail to love our beautiful blue see & sky and especially the turquoise coast of Lefkas.
Having first sailed an optimist at the age of 8, Achilles has never stopped loving the sea and sailing. he is an optimistic and promising young man with great sailing skills who also sailed with the winning team in the Greek National Yacht Championships in 2017. he joined Seafarer as first mate on the Ionian flotilla in June 2017 and quickly proved himself as a capable and popular member of the team. After a mixed role in 2018, Achilles returns full time to the Ionian in 2019 to skipper our Lefkas flotilla – an area he loves and knows extremely well.
Manolis is originally from the island of Crete and describes himself as a Blogger Podcaster, Project Strategist and Systems Architect. He has long experience in designing and maintaining complex corporate information management systems. He has always specialised in the hospitality sector, managing online booking systems, advising on web presence, optimizing back-office processes and much more.
As you would expect, he has a major role behind the scenes here at Seafarer with all of this, with his latest project being the development of our on line booking engine which we will be launching very soon. His favourite destination (apart from Crete obviously) is..... London ! Manolis says ' I am delighted to be here as I just love the art, rich culture and diversity of this wonderful city, becuase in the words of one famous Samuel Jonhson. "when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life "
Joe joins Seafarer in 2017 as Club Manager, and brings experience to the role, having spent previous summer seasons as Waterfront Manager in Greece, and winter roles as operations manager. Joe is an experienced Senior Dinghy and Powerboat Instructor. After a bleak winter in the UK Head Office, Joe will be returning to Nikiana for the 2018 season, as Beach club Manager and he will also be managing the Seafarer Academy.
After previously crewing on a catamaran in 2016, Morfi realised that a change of career and the sea beckoned. She joined Seafarer in 2017 and had a very successful season as 1st mate on our Kefalonia flotilla. We are delighted that she is returning for another season, and she will be 1st mate aboard our yacht “Atlantis”, bringing her wealth of local knowledge and sailing experience with her.
Being a qualified fighter pilot, experienced instructor, with more than 15 years of sailing experience and also 2 time winning yacht crew member of the Hellenic National Yacht Sailing Championship, Giannis is extremely well qualified to guide you in the waters of his home country. As a flotilla lead skipper and genuine ‘people person’ he is in his element and absolutely loves what he does, which I am sure all his guests in the Ionian last summer will be happy to confirm. After a very successful season in the Ionian, he will be skippering our Peloponnese explorer flotilla in the spring and then moving on up to the Sporades.