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Greece and Cyprus competing in sailing championships in SA
28 January 2024
The eyes of the international sailing community have been focused on the Adelaide Maritime Club
for the past month, which is hosting the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) Regatta World
Championships from 24 to 31 January.
On Thursday, January 25, the international event was officially opened at the Adelaide Maritime Club,
by the Governor of South Australia her Excellency Frances Adamson AC, at the presence of the Hon
Andrea Michaels MP Minister for Small and Family Business the Greek Consul General Georgios
Psiachas and other guests.
Indigenous artists welcomed local and international visitors with the traditional “Didgeridoo”.
According to the organisers, 153 athletes from 53 countries are taking part in the games. Among
them are Greek sailors Tasos Panagiotidis, European champion (coached by Nikos Papageorgiou),
Giorgos Papadakos, European silver medallist, (coached by Nikos Chrysos) and world youth
champion Dimitris Papadimitriou (coached by Vangelis Chimonas).
Also participating is the two-time world champion and Olympic silver medallist Pavlos Kontides
It should be noted that the South Australian International Laser Class Association (ILCA) regatta
championships, will also be a qualifier for the Paris Olympic Games. Pavlos Kontides has already
Adelaide, South Australia