AN ambitious young sailor is set to really go places after receiving a £600 Jersey Clipper bursary to help pay for his travel costs.
Laurence Carter (13), who recently competed in the Jeux des Isles in Guadeloupe, West Indies, will use the cash to pay for his trips to the UK to attend monthly training sessions.
Laurence, who attends Victoria College, came 15th in Guadeloupe – the best British result – and now aims to get selected for the Intermediate National Squad. To do this he must get a top 50 ranking in the three ranking events – the Inlands, Nationals and End of Season.
He also hopes one day to get a place in the Optimist National Squad.
As well as competing in the Optimist Class, Laurence also sails Hobie Dragoons – small catamarans – and earlier this year he came 16th in the world championships in South Africa.
His father David Carter said: ‘Laurence has been sailing since he was only eight years old.
‘Sailing isn’t a cheap activity, so this bursary will go a long way towards helping with the costs.’