Sneed Yacht Charters.
||RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, Master of Yachts, and Yachtmaster |
|Number of Crew: 3||Languages: Greek, English|
CAPTAIN: Markos Spyropoulos
Markos was born in 1970 in northern Greek city of Thessaloniki. He studied Physical education and Sports Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
In 1984, he joined the Greek National rowing team and won the Gold medal in the National races.
He received his first Open Sea Sailing license in 1996 and has over 25 years of sailing experience with over 350,000 nautical miles across all oceans! He has furthered his certifications over the years and holds RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, Master of Yachts, and Yachtmaster Ocean Unlimited.
Markos has worked as a captain for yacht charters, private yachts, and deliveries throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean; as well, using his outstanding sailing experience, he shares his knowledge with others as a yachting instructor.
With his passion for sailing and competing he has participated in many sailing races worldwide. His biggest accomplishment was in the 2019 Mini Transat 6.50 in 2019 where he placed 11th out of the 90 participants, being the first Greek to ever finish the race in the prototype vessel category. Many remarkable racing accomplishments led up to this event; such as 3rd in the 2019 Gran Premio D’Italia, 1st in the 2018 Gran Premio D’ Italia, 2nd in the 2018 Mini Solo, and 4th in the 2018 Mini Med. In 2013-2014 Marcos embarked on the prestigious Oyster World Rally. With a 1st place in the Tahiti Pearl Regatta International Multihulls (2013) and a 3rd place in the Oyster Regatta Antigua (2014) he knows his way around the world! Before joining Alexandra II as a captain, previously he was the captain of Just Marie of our fleet.
Markos enjoys fishing, harpooning, deep diving, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking, and kite-boarding. When he is finally out of the water, he loves snowboarding and skiing.
Chef: Nick Lagoudis
Chef Nikos is 34 years old and born in Greece. He is extremely professional and has a passion for cooking and he pays attention to detail. He has worked at the prestigious Sketch Restaurant in England and for the past two seasons on luxury motor yachts. He adapts his menu for allergies and food restrictions with ease. His favourite cuisine to prepare for his guest is Mediterranean cuisine.
Languages: English and Greek
Deckhand/ Stewardess: Alexandra Avramopoulou
Alexandra, born in 1989, is from Athens, Greece. She is very energetic and hardworking with an absolute love for the ocean. In 2007, she began at the University of Patra for an Integrated Master’s in Environmental and Natural Resources Management and holds a degree as an Environmental Engineer. From 2015- 2017, she went on to the University of Pireaus for her Master in Science in Energy and Environmental Management.
During this time, one of her favorite decisions was to begin sailing school and participate in sailing regattas- which she continues to this day. From the time of graduation, she has been working as a Stew/Deckhand on various catamarans bringing her passion for the environment and sailing to the yacht and offering her guests exceptional service. She continues to push herself in her profession with courses in Guest Services, Bartending and Mixology, and Wines. When she is not sailing as a profession, she loves sailing/racing, reading, painting, and knitting. She’s excited to welcome guests onboard Alexandra II so they experience the joys of sailing and the beauty of the sea!
Languages: Greek (native); English and French (fluent)
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