Yiannis Kakitsis Bio

John Kakitsis
He started sailing 7years old in Australia at the year 1963 were he still keeps in contact. As an athlete in dinghies he raced many class boats: Vorien-Lightning-Finn-Star-Soling. He was ten years in the Greek National team as a Finn sailor and other two years in the Star team. He was also an other year in the Solings. He represented the Greek team also in the J24 class European Championship in 1987were he came 5th with his crew. He also represented the Greek team in the world’s Half Ton cup a couple of times. He continues racing in offshore regattas with different sailboats till 1978 wining lots of club racers and international regattas. He designed and produced the SOLUTION. A 4.60mtrs dinghy that is recognized from the Greek Sailing Federation as a class boat. He also started working as a coach for different dinghy classes since 1978. From then he has worked in many classes. He also started the first Greek J24 sailing school. After that he continued coaching in his own Offshore Sailing School in Athens. He was the Manager for two sailing magazines and he still writes different Technical columns in different sailing magazines.
He is in the sail making business since 1979. He started his own loft in 1983 in Athens near the coast of Kalamaki Marine. Since then he has made lots of sails for all kinds of sailing. His sails have competed in Ocean Racing, Offshore racing and also in dinghy classes. He is the most depending sail maker in the Charter business, since he makes the most durable sails and has the most immediate service. The companies that own sailboats in the charter business say that you can’t get better sails in those low prices unless you get KAKITSISAILS. He is mostly known for his great Spinnakers and Gennikers.