Owner – Skipper – Stavros is the founder of and the source of inspiration for the Team; Skipper and CEO of the TEAM EXLence Syndicate. His vast sailing experience extends throughout the Olympic classes of Laser, Finn and Soling, up until 1980 when he got involved in offshore sailing on boats with household names of the era: Tairi, Christina, Nefos, NANO, Drake, Verina, among others, with many participations in the Aegean Rally, the North Aegean Rally and other major regattas. Since 2002 he has been the Skipper on boats of his own first being the Gorgosifounas – a Beneteau 473, in double handed races, winning 1st position over 80% of the time. In 2006 he founded TEAM EXLence which started racing initially on the AON – a MUMM 30, following with MELX – a Melges 32 type, until recently MELX II -a Sinergia 40. The Team’s trophy case is being decorated with wins in the Aegean Rally, the North Aegean Rally, the Aegean Regatta, the National Championship and in numerous other races in the Greek Waters.