Yachts gear up for Aegean Regatta

More than 60 yachts from Greece and abroad are setting sail on a race that will take them to the islands of Ikaria, Fournoi, Agathonisi and Samos on Sunday, as this year’s Aegean Regatta gets under way.

All aboard for Aegean 600

A total of 40 boats from 16 countries set sail on Sunday as the adrenaline-filled Aegean 600 international sailing event gets under way.

Tsoulfa qualifies for Olympics 17 years after sailing gold

17 years after winning Olympic Gold at the Athens Olympics, with her partner Sofia Bekatorou, Emilia Tsoulfa, now 47 and a mother of three, has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics, in the same sailing class, the 470 double-handed dinghy.

Sports minister suspends funding to sailing federation amid abuse probe

Deputy Minister of Sports Lefteris Avgenakis announced on Tuesday he was suspending all funding to the Greek Sailing Federation and ordering an audit of its board members’ assets, as part of an investigation into allegations of sexual assault, mismanagement and corruption by senior officials.

SNF suspends Greek sailing federation funding amid rape allegations

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced on Μοnday it was suspending its funding to the Greek sailing federation noting its “shock and dissatisfaction” over the body’s handling of the rape allegations raised by former Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou.

President to meet Bekatorou on Monday

Greek President of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou has invited retired Olympic sailing star Sofia Bekatorou at the Presidential Mansion on Monday, the Presidency announced on Sunday.

Catamaran Cup under way in Nafplio

Catamarans are lined up in the harbor at Nafplio, in the northeastern Peloponnese, on Wednesday, at the end of day five of the 10th Catamaran Cup. Launched by Istion Yachting in 2010, the event has become one of the most popular on the regatta calendar, drawing entries from 18 countries. The race, which takes place in the Saronic and Argolic gulfs, ends on Saturday. The event also draws hundreds of visitors to the picturesque town, known as the first capital of modern Greece and an important Venetian stronghold. [Evangelos Bougiotis/ANA-MPA]

Andros regatta to set off from Vouliagmeni

Sailboats are seen on Tuesday ahead of the 52nd Ioannis V. Goulandris International Andros Yacht Race, which is to begin on Thursday. The race starts at Vouliagmeni, southern Athens, and ends at the holiday island. [ANA-MPA]

Spear fisherman dies in speedboat accident

The operator of a speedboat involved in a fatal collision with 44-year-old spear fisherman off the coast of Salamina on Sunday has been arrested and is expected to appear before prosecutors.