Andras grew up in Europe sailing on lakes and cruising on the Mediterranean Sea. After moving to New York in 1997 he sailed and taught sailing at the New York Sailing School in New Rochelle, then more recently at the Manhattan Sailing School for 5 years. He raced J24 for years from the Harlem Yacht Club off City Island and J105 in the Manhattan Yacht Club in the New York Harbor on the Wednesday Night Regattas. He holds a US Coast Guard 50-ton master license and is an ASA sailing instructor, with certifications up to Bareboat Cruising. He was teaching Basic Sailing and Learn to Race courses. Andras has organized several bareboat chartering trips to the Caribbean Islands.