Krystal Back in the Laser for London 2012
At the end of 2008, I announced at Sandringham Yacht Clubs “Meet the Olympians” function that I would be campaigning towards Gold in London 2012 in the Laser Radial. I have decided that it is time to jump back into the boat and begin campaigning.
Over the past year, I have taken time out to continue my studying at Sydney University Physiotherapy and also spent the summer learning how to race the RSX Olympic Windsurfer. My goal has always been to be an all round sailor and learning how to windsurf has helped form a different dynamic to my sailing. I am hundred percent positive that the time spent on the windsurfer and also the Yngling during 2008 will help me in my Laser Radial.
Recently, the Australian Sailing Team and Australian Institute of Sport Team was announced. I am proud to be named as one of the athletes representing Australia in 2010. This year I will be competing in Holland in May, Kiel, Germany in June and the Laser Radial Womens Worlds in Largs, Scotland in July.
Mike Fletcher has been named as the Laser Radial Squad Coach and we will be traveling together overseas. Fletch has been to many Olympics (9) and worked with some of the best including 2008 Tornado Silver medalists Darren Bundock and Glen Ashby. We have had a great start to the campaign recently winning the Sydney Metropolitans and the Victorian Womens State Titles in Geelong, Victoria.
I am excited and keen to get back onto the circuit and put in some hard yards.