Day Three of the Test Event, 25knots out on the south course. Finished with a 2nd and 6th http://www.australiansailingteam.com.au/?Page=54894
Today was windy out on the south course, we had more wind and waves then any other day so far. In the first race I was leading for the whole race, with a really tight battle with Marit. I was able to hold her off for three laps of the course, she just got passed me on the last run into the finish which was disappointing but also great for confidence for racing in the future.
The second race was another tight battle between the first five boats, I lost a few places on the downwind runs, I am working hard with Laura my coach to tighten up...
Today was the final day of training out in Weymouth Harbour before the regatta begins tomorrow for the Laser Radial class.
"Today was all about just getting out for a quick session to keep my hiking legs going for tomorrow"
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BOTH RADIAL & FULL RIG
XD racing model, carbon tillers and accessories, brand new in plastic. Also comes with new ropes and fittings (harken pulleys and blocks)
X3 Top Sections, (1 brand new & 1 Australian)
X1 Radial or Full Rig Bottom Section (both only 3 months old)
X1 Set Foils (3 months old)
Full Combo bag for foils
Plastic top cover
X1 Radial or Rolled Full Rig sail (only 2 regattas old, good condition)
X1 Zhik Hiking strap
Hull 196423 imported March 2010
Quick boat: Results: Finished in top 20 at all ISAF Grade Ones 2011, Kiel 2010 6th, Holland 2010 5th, Kiel 2011 2nd, Europeans 2011 12th
Selling because I have to go back to Australia
Available to look at in Weymouth Academy
Contact Krystal Weir +61 412 445 099, UK (+44) 07435447368
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It has been a great trip so far with a great result in Kiel, which helped in my selection onto the Australian Sailing Team and the Olympic Team test event spot.
I have just returned from a weeks sailing in Finland. We had the European Championships for all classes based out of Helsinki. It was a tough regatta with mostly light conditions under 5knots. I had an up and down championship finishing 12th overall. I am happy with my result in these trying conditions.
It was an exciting trip back down to the UK as our car has a mind of its own and decides to start when it wants to. We took each stage of the trip on bit by bit, keeping it a “flexible” program...
Krystal finishes 2nd in ISAF Grade One, Kiel Germany.
Kieler Woche Regatta in Germany was a tough event, with 15+knots in shifty, pre-frontal conditions. Overall I am happy with my racing, there were a few moments through the regatta where I could have consolidated my position. It was a very high scoring event with Paige USA, Tatiana BLR and Tina CRO. There was also a good group of Germans competing.
This regatta was the final event for the Olympic Test Event Selection for Australia. With this recent result it has qualified me for the Australian Sailing Team (AST) & Test event in Weymouth (August).
I want to thank the Kampen Family for helping me throughout the week and also my coach Nocka for all his help and input.
Traveling across Europe is always testing at times, as we load all our boats, coach boats, bikes, sailing masts onto our cars and trek across Europe.
This time we just took it all too far. We had two lasers double stacked ontop of the car with a coach boat and laser on a very small trailer traveling on the back.
Late into our trip with only 160km to go before hitting Hamburg to pick up Nocka from the airport, black smoke hammered out of the back of the car, with the smell of burning rubber. I jumped on the breaks, and pulled over on the A1 Motorway ...