Lynda Morris Childress, Charter Manager/First Mate/Cook
Lynda was born in Newport, Rhode Island – some call it the sailing capital of
the world – in 1955. Her love of the sea was born early, as she grew up in a
house by the ocean where boating was a regular part of recreational routine.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island with
a degree in English, and in 1981, went to work for a publication that
combined her two passions – sailing and writing - Cruising World magazine.
She liked it so much she stayed for the next 20 years, eventually becoming
managing editor, a post she left to live and sail in Greece with her husband,
Kostas. She has written one sailing book and contributed to another.
Her other passion is cooking and food; she continues to edit the magazine’s
popular People & Food column and write articles as a contributing editor.
She speaks passable Greek (though she is not as fluent in the language as
Kostas is in English), and is happy to teach guests a few easy Greek words
that will open doors for them and earn smiles from the natives.
Kostas Ghiokas, General Manager, RYA Licensed Skipper
Kostas was born in Glyfada, a southern suburb of Athens that was
the venue for the 2004 Olympic sailing events, in 1954. His passion
always has been the sea and boats. He was an Olympic-class sailor
in the Finn Class when he was in high school; thereafter, he received
a degree in naval architecture from Athens Technical College.
Though he has designed somewhat, he found the office environment
wasn’t for him. The ocean called him back, and he returned to the
sea and sailing as a professional captain in 1980. He is a Royal
Yachting Association-licensed Yacht Master and loves to share his
knowledge of sailing, Greek history, and the beautiful Aegean Sea
and islands with guests. He speaks English fluently.
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Kosmas Mavridis, Business Manager
Kosmas was born in Glyfada, Greece, in 1957. His passion always has
been the sea, sailing, and travel, but his career was in the Greek Air Force,
as an officer. Now retired and a partner in our company, he's free to devote
more time to sailing, and he brings managerial expertise gained from his
years in the air force to his role as our business manager.
Pericles Papoutsakis, Business Consultant
Also a Glyfada native, Pericles was born in 1954. Like the rest of our
team, his first love has always has been the sea and sailing. In 1975 he
emigrated to the United States, where he worked in the food industry and
created a small resteraunt chain. Today he is semi-retired, keeps a hand in
running our company, and shares his time between his two countries,
Greece and the U.S.
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