Author: Krystal Weir

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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...


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....


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...


Fitness Training and Sailing in Fort Lauderdale

Krystal has been training with Mark, Marit and Lisa over the past two weeks in Fort Lauderdale. It has been a great couple of weeks, training hard on the water and having some fun in the gym. Yesterday Marit and I headed off for a boxing lesson with Kevin and Jesus @ H.I.T Fitness Warehouse. It was great to learn how to box, kick, work hard and have a great time doing it ( Thanks Boys!) Tomorrow we start racing at Fort Lauderdale for the Womens North Americans. Follow Results Also check out the new photos posted...


Training Miami and Fort Lauderdale

Over the past week Krystal has been training down in Miami with current world number one Marit from the Netherlands and coach Mark Little John. After Miami OCR regatta I took a few days out to travel and take some R and R before getting back into it for Fort Lauderdale and Clear water regattas. It was just a short trip to New York, catching up with old sailing friends and being a true tourist. I made sure I ticked all the boxes. Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Grand Central Station and Central Park. Back in Miami I trainined with Marit, Lisa Ross (CAN) and Anna Tunnicliff (USA). We had a mixture of conditions light and heavy winds. In the afternoon we were...


Day Two Miami OCR

Yesterday was from the SE 105* around 15-18knots. It was a great day for full on hiking, as speed was everything in these conditions. I finished with a 5th and 7th placing. In the second race I was sitting in fourth before sliding back on the last run. Right now the full rigs are onshore so we will have to see what time the Radials get out there to race. Today is Australia Day and the Team is celebrating with a team dinner tonight at the Chart house. Good Times!...