Laurence Carey: celebrating with style

Laurence Carey has taken out the Manly stage of the Auckland Windsurfing Association (AWA) Slalom Series, in winds ranging between 15 and 30 knots.

The competition attracted 28 sailors racing in Gold and Silver fleets. The Whangaparoa Peninsula got sun shining all day to pump up the adrenaline.

The Gold fleet was very competitive with nine strong windsurfers ready for a full day of racing, great to watch, with the first mark creating some exciting crashes and overtakes.

Thomas Davies sailed very well and was very consistent throughout the day finishing fourth. Anton Blijelevens was on great form. He hadn't sailed for a few months but still managed to get his 110kg body going remarkably fast.

Tim Wood also had a consistent day sailing, with a nail biting close result between him and Anton. Laurence Carey however was very dominant winning seven of eight races.

"My board speed was great and there was no one stopping me until my screw broke in my footstrap on the seventh race. I didn't finish the race as it was a bit gnarly riding with only my back footstrap into the swell," explains Carey.

2014 AWA Slalom Series | Manly Results

Gold Fleet
1. Laurence Carey
2. Tim Wood
3. Anton Blijelevens
4. Thomas Davies
5. Ian Young