Who we are

Fair Winds Sailing Greece
We are a certified American Sailing Association (ASA) Affiliate Site. Therefore, we fully embrace ASA’s mission which is “to teach people to sail safely and confidently”.
Why choosing us ?
  1. We do everything possible to achieve excellence in our professional conduct and to deliver the highest quality instruction.
  2. Our location, the Old Fortress of Corfu, is a masterpiece of architectural art with a rich history heritage. It is considered one of the most beautiful locations in Greece; a jewel in the Ionian Sea.
  3. We do not only provide ASA certifications to students, but we are also, the only ASA Affiliate in the Med, which provides Instructor Qualification Clinics to those who wish to become ASA Instructors.
The founder and lead instructor of “Fair Winds Sailing - Greece” is Dimitris Bampakos, a former Captain of the Greek Navy and an American Sailing Association Instructor Evaluator.
Most of his 26 years’ service in the Navy was at sea as a captain, executive officer and deck officer on board frigates and fast patrol boats where he did more than 100.000 miles all over the world.
After his last command on board a warship in 2006, he started cruising and racing every summer in the Med. When serving in Virginia, USA from 2013 to 2016, he completed successfully all the ASA certifications up to the offshore ocean passage level (ASA 108) and he became an ASA instructor up to ASA 206 level.
During this period, he also cruised and raced in Chesapeake Bay, as well as, in the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Ocean becoming a proud member Patriot Sailing and BBSA. Since then he has taught sailing, seamanship and navigation providing ASA certifications.
In 2020, he was invited by ASA in Los Angeles to participate in a Instructor Evaluator Qualification Clinic. After the succesfull completion of the clinic he became an Instructor Evaluator.
Captain Dimitris Bampakos also holds a MSc. in Electronic System Engineering and he has been teaching radar and naval communication systems at a postgraduate level since 2000.


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