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Krystal competes @ RSX Nationals Championships in QLD

Over the weekend Krystal competed at the RSX National Championships at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. "RSX is a great sport for cross training for the Laser. It requires at lot of fitness and balance. The whole regatta was non-planning so it really put me to the test" The windsurfing program run by Brendan Todd is really developing with a great turnout of youths on Bic Techno and RSX. Big congratulations to James Levy for winning the Mens and Jessica Crisp for winning the Womens. Good Luck overseas crew! See you over there ...

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Hyeres Regatta 2011

Krystal finishes 19th after two disqualifications at Hyeres Regatta. After spending the week in fourth overall, Krystal received her second yellow flag for the regatta and a disqualification after a port- starboard incident off the start of race 7. "Overall I am feeling happy with my results, I came to Hyeres to work on my downwind speed and positioning around marks, i have achieved this and proved that I can mix it up with the top" http://sof.ffvoile.net/results/laserr.htm...

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Latest from Krystal April 2011

Over the past few weeks I have been training down in Hyeres, France with Sam Meech (NZL), then traveled across to Athens to meet up with Gelly for a formula windsurf event and my first trip to Greece. After some quick touring around the Acropolsis I was back on the plane down to Hyeres. Training begins tomorrow and racing begins on the 24th April. http://sof.ffvoile.net...

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Ups and Downs in Palma

Overall a very tricky regatta. During the event I proved that I am up there mixing it up with the top girls, as I had two first place mark roundings and finished 3rd, and two fifths during the regatta. This is not a bad start to my European season. I have to say I was a little disappointed with my 22nd finishing place. The last day proved to be an important turning point in the regatta for me as I went into the day sitting in 9th. A yellow flag and a incident with another boat was the deciding factor. A big congratulations goes to Sara Winther NZL for winning the event. I am now heading to Hyeres, France for some training before heading back to Australia...

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Day One 5th & 3rd Palma ISAF Grade One

Yesterday was a fun day on the water, it was 20+knots with 30knot gusts runnning down the course. We all arrived down the boat park at 9am, I began rigging up with my ipod on. Soon I looked up to see no one else pulling their cover off, not long after I was following suit putting my cover back on my boat and heading upstairs to relax with a coffee. The laser class had decided that we were all going to wait onshore, no flags, no race commitee decisions. We just enjoyed watching the RSX launch and go flying through the air, 470 blasting along the horizon. Soon it was our go, we all launch off the sandblasting beach. I was the last start of the day,...

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Arrival into Palma Spain

Hi All, I have arrived into Palma Mallorca after an eventful trip over to Europe. The first part of the trip Melbourne – Singapore ran without a glitch. The plane was late to leave Singapore which meant we missed our timeslot over the top of Afganistan so we had to divert adding an extra 2hrs to our flight. This materialized into a missed flight to Barcelona, missed flight to Palma meaning my bags didn’t make the trip down for three days and a 100 euro change of flight fee to Palma which I have to say was a little painful. The end result is I made it to Palma. The next logistical event was the arrival of my laser from Weymonth. My boat has been stored up...

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Latest News from Australian Training Block

Over the past couple of weeks I have been back in Melbourne after a week of training in Sydney with the Full Rig Australian Sailing Squad boys. We had a great week of training with Michael Blackburn. Since then I have been back in the Gym with trainer Sarah Pocket Rocket and onwater with the VIS training squad run by Johnny Rodgers with specialist coaching from Sarah Blanck. I will be heading back overseas for the next ISAF cup in Palma, this coming Friday....

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Krystal finishes 2nd at Clearwater Mid-Winters East 2011

Krystal finished 2nd to Paige Railey (USA) and third was Juan (PUR). We had a great event, with 8 races in four days. It was a tricky event with over 100 radial competitors. The race committee and organisers did a fantastic job of organising over 200 competitors, full rigs + 4.7 sailors. We had a range of light variable winds off the land and from the seabreeze direction. We had an exciting last race with the race committee just sending us off in time before the last possible start time of 2pm. It was sudden death with the black flag being hoisted straight away. I had accumulated a very small buffer from the tight lineup of competitors behind me. It was important for me to just keep...

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