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Training in Melbourne

Over the past two weeks I have been back home in Melbourne training for Sail Melbourne. We have had a great squad of Radials training from Sandringham Yacht Club with Johnny, Oli and Sarah from the VIS. Sarah Lihan from the USA joined in the training also. I have been back training with Bruce at Balance & Control Pilates and Sara Picton at PRP. It has been fantastic getting back into a steady routine again. http://www.pocketrocketproductions.com.au/ http://www.balancecontrolpilates.com/ I am now about to head back to Sydney for 'Sydney International Regatta', be great to get back into some top level racing. ...

Latest News from Krystal in November

It has been a hectic couple of months since my last update. I returned from the UK after ‘Sail for Gold’ regatta and jumped straight back into University. Assignments, Exams, Hospital Placement at Prince of Wales Hospital, this has been my life for the past 6 months. Physiotherapy work at Sydney Uni has now finished and it is time to start full time training for the upcoming Laser season. In amongst the study I was able to do training from Double Bay Sailing Club and Middle Harbour Amateurs, compete in the Australian University Games and the recent NSW States Titles. During September, I sailed with the Sydney University crew in Perth for the Australian University Championships (Match Racing). My main role on the boat was mainsheet trim...

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Veolia On Tens Undercover Boss

Very Exciting! Veolia Environmental Services will be on Tens Undercover Boss on 25th October. It is great to see Peter getting his hands dirty and really helping to make a difference in the company! A big thankyou for all the support I have received from Veolia over the years to campaign towards 2008 and now 2012. http://www.veoliaes.com.au/news-room/press-releases/veolia-to-appear-in-channel-tens-undercover-boss!.asp...

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Double Bay Sailing Pre-Spring Regatta 1st

Krystal finishes first at Pre-Spring Regatta at Double Bay Sailing Club on Sydney Harbour. It is great to be home! I have been back in Australia for a week and I just couldn’t help myself. Double Bay Sailing Club was having there annual sprint regatta over two days 21-22nd August. It is a great little club tucked inside the harbour right near the Sydney Harbour Bridge. As Sydney Harbour is well populated, all the building provided a great funneling effect for the breeze. It is certainly a tricky venue with shifts from all directions. Day One was 20+ knots with gusts to 30knots, quite a few people went for a couple of swims and I have to say I was close at times.  I finished the day with a 1,2,1,2. It was great...

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Sail For Gold 2010

Sail For Gold has proved to be a very positive event for me leading into a training block over the next three months. It was disappointing to not get into the Medal Race due to a blackflag on the last race but the benefits far outway it.   I had a mixed regatta with plenty of ups and downs. After only having been back in the class for 6months it is encourageing to be up there with the best girls in the world. I finished 17th overall with Marit from NED winning the event, Sari from FIN and Sara Winther NZL. http://www.skandiasailforgoldregatta.co.uk/news/_992/latest_results   PRESS RELEASE AUSTRALIANS BLING Australia went home laden with gold after an astonishing week of racing in Weymouth Bay, the 2012 Olympic venue. Australia went home laden with gold after an...

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Sail for Gold 3rd and 8th on Day One

I finished today with a 3rd and 8th at Sail For Gold, UK. We had a great breeze from the SW at 15knots. I started the regatta with a great start and first work upwind, I was able to hold off the other girls and finish with a third. The second race wasnt so straight forward as I had a bad start. I then climbed my way back to 5th before heading the wrong way on the downwind as I sliped back to 11th. On the last lap I climbed up to finish 8th. I was able to practice and learn a few new tricks, looking forward to some more high level sailing tomorrow....

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Weymonth Pre-Training

In sunny Weymonth for the start of the Sail for Gold event starting today. I arrived into Weymonth three days ago in preparation for sailing in the "Sail for Gold" regatta. Day one I arrived down the yacht club for 30knot+ gusts with a 25knot average, with these types of conditions I soon forgot about the jetlag problem, rigged up and screamed out to the starting area. We all sailed out for 30min downwind towards the course area in a lot of breeze so you can image how far the course is away from the harbour (LONG way). We had a great day with 30girls out racing, I was going fast so no worries with speed. Day Two we had a short traning session just outside the harbour...

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Europe Tour Update 2010

I am now back in Australia after three months in Europe. Overall it was a pretty successful tour, with a 4th in Scheveningen Week, 5th Holland Regatta, 6th Kiel Regatta. My last event was the World Championships in Largs, Scotland where I finished in the back of the Gold fleet. It was a tough event and probably one of those regattas you look back on and learn a lot from. The event was running over 6 days but we only got proper racing in on the first 3 days. This teaches you how important the first few races of a regatta can be. Worlds 2010 Largs, Scotland was a very frontal venue that either had loads of wind or none at all. Race One I retired from the race...