Author: Krystal Weir

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Day four Australian Nationals

Krystal posts a 3rd & 2nd on Day Four QLD National Titles Today was picture perfect conditions on Morton Bay. It was blowing 10-12knots SE over the land. I started the day off with a great start & played the shifts nicely up the first beat and rounded the top mark first. On the first downwind I sailed underneath the starboard layline and lost out on two boats. I gained one back on the beat while the NZl sneaked inside me on a shift from the left. I sailed a great reach making ground on Tristan Brown & NZL. I had to settle for third. Next race was a similar story where Tristan was able to find a little bit of extra boat speed on the run...


Day Three Australian Laser Nationals

Krystal posts a 7, 2, 6 and sits in 4th after three days of racing Today was just one of those days where you just cant seem to get it right. My goal of great starts for  this regatta is going well. With clear clean starts all day. The first race of the day, I had a perfect start at the boat end and extended out towards the left, the bulk of the fleet headed towards the right and gained, I tacked over to catch up but as this was happening a big left hand shift came. I just couldnt put myself in the right spot. I sailed the first lap and was wondering why I was going so slow! On the downwind I finally checked...


Day Two Australian Nationals

Krystal comes home with a first in heat 3 in 25knots. Race 4 abandon due to too much wind. Today was just one of those days where you love your sailing. We all sailed out to the course after the 4.7 and the full rigs...


Day One of Australian Laser Nationals

Krystal finishes day one with two seconds and currently sits 4th overall We had a great day on the water with 15-20knot SE for day one of the RQYS Australian Laser Nationals on Morton Bay. We have 70+ boats competing so there are two fleets for Qualifying before we get into Gold/ Silver finals. My goal for this event is to step up my starts as it was a clear point to work on after de-briefing from the worlds in Perth. The first race of the day was 15knots, shifty and choppy so full hiking conditions. I had a great start from the boat end and extended on the fleet, I tacked back towards the middle of the course too early loosing my leverage.  There was a...


Australian Laser Nationals QLD 27-4th Jan 2011

After a quick Christmas break I am heading up to Queensland for the Australian National Championships.The regatta will begin racing on the 29th December and is the Qualifier for the Boltenhagen Worlds next year . Over the past couple of weeks I have been enjoying a different change of pace, working on my windsurfing; testing my water starts & jumping ability. It is good to note that sailing to the centre of the bay on a really small 76L board is not a good idea when the wind dies. Stayed tuned as I will be giving the forward loop a go before the end of summer.          ...


Perth Worlds ISAF Wrap Up

It has been a big year of sailing. Traveling to the US, Spain, Germany, Finland, UK & back to Aus. I have posted good scores 2nd Kiel Germany, 3rd Sail Melbourne, 8th Test Event. The ISAF World Championships has just finished up in Perth, Australia posted some excellent results from Tom (Laser), Matt & Mal (470), Nathan & Goobs (49er)..check it out on It was great to see the Australian Laser Squad really step it up posting very good results overall. Ash Brunning (7th), Tom Burton (9th), Ryan Palk (46th), Jarad West (58th) … Good Work Blackers. In Perth, I just didn’t find my form finishing up 19th Overall. It is great that the result has qualified Australia for a spot at the Olympics in...


Krystal finishes 2nd in the Last Race of World Championships

What a great finish! I am happy to finally pull my skills together and get up to the pointy end of the fleet. I had a great start at the pin, put my bow down fast and sent it towards the left. There was a great group of spectators on the wall to help cheer me on! Thankyou!! I hiked hard till the end but the Irish girl slipped inside me which resulted in a second place. The early race of the day I had a tough one which meant that I wasn't able to climb up the leader board. I finished a disappointing 19th overall. Laura and I are now onto the program review for LONDON. The good news is that I have qualified Australia...


Tough Times in Perth

Yesterday was just one of those day where things just don't go your way. I have had a very interesting series with some ok results and some mid-fleet scores. We were split into Gold, Silver fleets (51 boats) yesterday. I was handed out my second yellow flag yesterday after the jury said I was rocking. In 20knots of wind, rocking isnt really any faster so not sure what I was doing? The second race of the day I was sitting around mid-teens when a massive 30degree shift on the last beat put be back in 33rd. The last race, I finally got my act together to post a 13th. Currently sitting in 20th overall. We have a rest day today before two more races in Gold...