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New team10 on the block for windsurfing slalom season

A new windsurfing team is to make it's first appearance at the AVVA / Bayswater slalom event on the 18th September 2011
Jim Rodgers. Luke Watson. and Laurence Carey from Auckland. are the riders of the newly formed Team 10 windsurfing team. The team objective is to develop their individual levels of slalom sailing and racing.

AWA Slalom Series Round 1 - Bayswater Windsport Race Day

The Bayswater Watersports Race day 1 of the AWA slalom series will be on THIS SUNDAY at Bayswater.

Registration desk will be open from 9.00 am and skippers meeting will be held at 10.00 am sharp with a first possible start at 10.30 am. This modefies the original Notice of Race Schedule as we want to take into account the tides for this venue.

Gates to the domain will be open at 8.00 am.

North Island Cup - Round 1

Sat 15 Oct 2011
Taranaki

Detail to follow

South Island Cup Round 1

Sat 26 Nov 2011 - Sun 27 Nov 2011
ChCh Estuary

The South Island Cup is a fiercely contested race series contested between members of the various windsurfing clubs in the South Island - Canterbury Windsports Assn., Dunedin Windsurfing Assn., Southern Lakes Windriders Club, Invercargill Windsports.

The first event is in Christchurch, the second in Dunedin

South Island Cup Round 2

Sat 3 Dec 2011 - Sun 4 Dec 2011
Dunedin

The South Island Cup is a fiercely contested race series contested between members of the various windsurfing clubs in the South Island - Canterbury Windsports Assn., Dunedin Windsurfing Assn., Southern Lakes Windriders Club, Invercargill Windsports.

The first event is in Christchurch, the second in Dunedin

Auckland Slalom Series 2011-12 Race 1 This Sunday

Sun 18 Sep 2011
Auckland

The Bayswater Watersports Race day 1 of the AWA slalom series will be on THIS SUNDAY at Bayswater.

Registration desk will be open from 9.00 am and skippers meeting will be held at 10.00 am sharp with a first possible start at 10.30 am. This modefies the original Notice of Race Schedule as we want to take into account the tides for this venue.

Gates to the domain will be open at 8.00 am.

The venue is next to the Bayswater Yachtclub on Sir Peter Blake Drive. The park is called Quinton Park. Drive down the steep access path and onto the grass area. Pick a spot that is clear of the ramp and not too soggy.

Sailors under 18, dont forget to get your parents to sign the entry form. For the rest, registration forms will be available at the venue.

Bring cash or a cheque for the correct amount.

Food and drink will be provided after racing is concluded. We may have this on the deck at Bayswater Windsport or in Quinton park.

See more details http://www.windsurfingnz.org/sites/default/files/awa_slalom_nor_entry_fo...

LINK: http://www.windsurfingnz.org/sites/default/files/awa_slalom_nor_entry_fo...

Here are the details about the Auckland Slalom Series 2011-12.
There will be 6 fixed weekends set aside for racing. These are the weekends of
18 September, Bayswater Windsurf Race Day 1
2 October, A'nd Distribution Race Day 2
30 October, Carbon Art Race Day 3
27 November, WSP Race Day 4
4 March and 18 March are reserve days and so is each weekend in April and May if needed.

Kiwis take Titles at the Hawaii State Champs 2011

The Hawaii State Champs were held on 30 July 2011. Five kiwis competed, Tim Wood, Lawrence Carey, Dan Thomas, Jim Rogers and Anton Blijlevens. The kiwi team had been based there for quite a few days before with Tim and Lawrence set up camp early enough to be able to compete in the Maui race Series race two weeks prior where Lawrence took out a win in the Junior division.

Laurence Carey from Auckland, New Zealand wins the Maui Race Series junior division

Going into the fourth and final heat, the wins were divided among Carey; Deniz Bicakci; a sophomore-to-be at Kihei Charter School; and Casey Rehrer, an 8th-grader-to-be at Seabury Hall. After a close start, Carey and Bicakci were able to pull away when Rehrer stumbled at the first mark. Carey then held off Bicacki. Carey also took eighth in the semipro division. He won his first junior heat, but had trouble in the next two.
Carey has been busy in his first year of competitive racing. In November, he was seventh in the Auckland Slalom Championship, racing against men. He was also seventh in the International Funboard Class Association World Slalom Championships' 17-and-under division last month in Curacao. Carey is a flanker on his school's rugby team as well.

2011 United States Windsurfing National Championships - 3 kiwi juniors competing

Three New Zealand Juniors are currently competing in the USA Nationals. Tony Mackenzie, Stephen Corkery and Xanthe Bowater are in the junior fleet of 6.
At the midway point of the US Windsurfing Nationals, held on the San Francisco Bay, 39 competitors from the US, Australia, Brazil, England, Finland, Latvia and New Zealand have all had their plates filled with great on the water racing and great hospitality from the organizing committee.

Laurence Carey's account of his trip to the IFCA World Slalom Champs at Curacao, Carribean

Laurence Carey recently won the Under 20 Youth title at the Windsurfing New Zealand national Slalom Competition in Dunedin. He was then invited to compete in the IFCA Slalom World Championships in Curacao. With support from various sponsors and friends he made the trip and despite disappointing conditions at his first international event he returned with a #7 ranking and a plan to go further.

This is his account.

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