Our Instructors

Istion Instructors are safety minded, that have to perform themselves every skill they teach you, as they sail throughout the year skippering, teaching or delivering yachts in any weather conditions to any place. Our instructors are not weekend sailors; they are professional seamen logging thousands of miles every year.
Having obtained internationally recognized credentials are highly qualified with the extensive need to share their passion and knowledge with all the participants in individual basis.

CHRISTOS TOURKOLIAS, Chief Instructor

ΤΟΥΡΚΟΛΙΑΣ 400

PROFILE

Greek, born in 1973. Christos has joined the yachting industry since 1995. He is also an accomplished sailing instructor for Royal Yachting Association with several years of working experience on Kos Island. Since 2010 and for three years he used to be the Port Captain for Faliro Marina, one of the largest Private Marinas in Greece.
His yachting career begins at the age of 25 having now more than 10 years charter experience on sailing and motor vessels.
He holds a Commercially Endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Ocean license for vessels up to 200 GT, and his qualifications extend well beyond official certifications. He has accumulated more than 85.000 miles extensively in the Mediterranean Ionian and Aegean regions including many deliveries.
Christos is responsible for ISTION YACHTING ACADEMY TRAINING CENTER as the chief instructor and every year runs the Yachtmaster Offshore Sail and Power Prep Courses, Powerboat level 2, Sea Survival and VHF.

  • RYA /MCA Yachtmaster Ocean CoC, commercially endorsed
  • RYA Sail Yachtmaster Instructor
  • RYA Motor Yachtmaster Instructor 
  • Yachtmaster offshore and ocean candidate’s preparation
  • Charter and delivery Skipper
  • Yacht maintenance

KOSTANTINOS NTITSIOPOULOS, Sail Yachtmaster Instructor

Konstantinos Ntitsiopoulos

PROFILE

Konstantinos Ntitsiopoulos was born in 1983. In 2001, he succeeded in the Panhellenic exams and he gained an admission at the Department of Physical Education and Sports Science of AUTH. He graduated in 2006, with specialty in sailing, and in the same year he enters the Department of Physical Therapy of Alexandreio Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki where he graduated in 2010 with Honors.

Sailing was his passion since he was a young athlete. He started with dinghy sailing in 1992-optimist class and he continued with 420, 470. He has participated in many sailing regattas and he holds a lot of gold medals in National Championships. He was a member of National Team of Sailing in 1998 and 2003-2004. His most important award was the bronze medal in European Championship-470 class.
Offshore sailing was the next step. He has been working as a skipper and offshore sailing instructor since 2006. He has sailed over 10000 nm (2500 at night). During the year, he spends three months skippering, six teaching sailing and the rest of the year he deals with boat maintenance.

  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore CoC, Sail & Motor, commercially endorsed
  • RYA Sail Yachtmaster Instructor
  • Charter and delivery Skipper
  • Yacht maintenance

DIMITRIOS KESOUDIS, RYA Sail Cruising Instructor/ RYA Motor Cruising Instructor/

                                      RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor

DIMITRIS KESOUDIS 400

PROFILE

Dimitrios Kesoudis, born in 1980. Sailing from a young age in dinghy's until he started working in offshore sailing and as an instructor since 2010. In 2011 he begins his own sailing school until 2013 when stopped its operation.
Graduated from University of Crete in the department of Political Science in 2004, he holds a commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore license; he spends his year through yacht skippering, teaching and delivering boats.

  • RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore CoC, Sail & Motor, commercially endorsed
  • RYA/MCA Powerboat Advanced CoC, commercially endorsed
  • RYA Sail Cruising Instructor
  • RYA Motor Cruising Instructor
  • RYA Advanced Powerboat Instructor
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 Instructor
  • Charter and delivery Skipper
  • Yacht maintenance