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Krystal wins Womens Australian Nationals

After a tight battle with Tristan Brown of WA Krystal finishes second overall in the Open Laser Radial and first overall in the Womens.  It was a tough day on the water with another tricky easterly wind on Morton Bay. We had two races in under 10knots. In the first race I started towards the boat and played the shifts up the middle of the course while a group of young New Zealanders all headed out to the left. I rounded the top mark in 6th slowly climbing back to 4th spot. The next race I had a great start in the middle of the line, playing the shifts perfectly up the middle and protecting left where I could. I rounded the top mark with a comfortable lead...

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Day Five Australian Nationals

Krystal finishes day five off with a 19th and 1st, now sitting in 4th overall with two more races to go. Today was a very tricky day in queensland. We had a tricky easterly wind blowing today with 40* shifts. The first race was tough as I had a terrible pin end start where I missed the lay and had to tack. I tacked a infringe a another boat so I had to do a 720 (two spins on the spot). For the rest of the race I was playing catch up, it was so shifty but I just couldn't pick it right. For the next race, I really backed my game plan and went out to the right hand side after a good start at the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. http://www.qldlasers.com/2012-australian-laser-championships/          ...

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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 www.australiansailingteam.com.au 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. http://www.perth2011.com/competition/PERTH2011/SAM004000/results 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...

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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...

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