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...
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...
Update on Perth Training, Sail Melbourne, Training at VIS & SYC adventures.
Over the past two months Laura (my coach) and I have had two camps in Perth with Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands for Worlds preparation. Perth is the venue for the ISAF Worlds which is the Olympic country nomination and selection. The first camp was for two weeks and the second was a four-day racing regatta where we invited only the top girls to compete. Laura and I took the time to really settle into Fremantle and to find all our favourite spots in preparation for Worlds
Back at home I have been in solid training with Johnny Rodgers of the VIS along with Jeremy O’Connell my training partner. We went out one day on...
Above is the link to Triple R podcast, where I spoke to Bron about Sail Melbourne, Sailing in General, Australian Sailing Team, Sandringham Yacht Club & VIS. I am on around the half way mark on the podcast.
It is great to get the opportunity to promo the Sport of Sailing. Hope you guys enjoy!...
Triple R Radio
Next weekend, the first leg of this year’s ISAF Sailing World Cup will kick off at Sandringham Yacht Club and will showcase the world’s best Olympic sailors as they prepare for the 2012 London Olympics. Members of the Australian Sailing Team and other elite sailing
athletes are set to battle it out on the Bay, with an array of captivating entertainment, fun activities for the whole family, and the emergence of new marine sports such as kiteboarding. Olympic Sailor Krystal Weir will give us the ins and outs of what it takes to be an Olympic standard sailing athlete, and Sail Melbourne Event Development Manager, Kate Allen will join us to talk about this amazing event....
After a Great Opening Day down at SYC I thought I would Update you all on my latest training leading into London. Sydney Camps, AIS Camps, NTC Opening and the latest on my new coach Laura Baldwin.
I am back and definitely into the swing of things. I am now full time training in the Gym at VIS and on-water sessions down at SYC.
The Perth Worlds (Olympic Qualifiers) are only 63 Days away so the focus is purely on sailing.
Over the past week I traveled up to Sydney for a Laser Camp with the full rig boys and Michael Blackburn (Guru Laser Coach). We had a tough week of four hour days of hiking & downwinds.
On the Friday was the National Training Centre Opening Day at...
After 7 weeks in US, 6 weeks Europe, home then 3 months in the UK & Europe. I am finally home training out of Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne.
We now have 86 days until the Worlds in Perth. I am back in VIS training in the Gym, SYC with Johnny & the Laser Squad.
Later this month I will be up in Sydney for a training camp with the Full Rigs and then off to AIS Canberra for an AST Fitness Camp.
The Worlds at the end of the Year is a critical event that decides country nomination and team qualification for the Olympics in 2012.
Looking forward to the hours of hiking ahead in the build up. See you all out on the water soon
AST Day 12 Highlights
Krystal finishes 8th overall after a very close medal race in Weymouth UK.
Today was a very exciting race I was sitting in second position throughout the race after having a few great shifts up the first work but on the last downwind I was covered by a blanket of boats from behind. I lost 4 boats on the last 200m to the last mark to the finish.
It was amazing to have the Australian crowd cheer me on from the point, I could hear all the chanting..very exciting and for sure I hiked harder!
Overall it was a great regatta, and a good way to see into the future for next year. I am definitely in the medal hunt for 2012. Bring it on!...