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Beijing Olympics Wrap-Up

As a team we put ourselves in a position to win. We have spent hours developing our up and downwind speed and our skills so that we can be a player. Opportunities will present themselves and it is those who are observant and patient to take them on the day that will win. In the first race of the Olympics we demonstrated that we had the potential as a crew to really shake up these Games as we comfortably went on to win the first heat. We didn’t quite play our cards right and we finished fifth overall. On the last day of racing I failed to weigh in which is a day to day routine requirement. This personal error cost the team a final finishing...

Krystal Weir back into Laser for London

Olympic sailor Krystal Weir used a meet and greet session with the public at her home club yesterday, to formally announce Sail Melbourne in December would be the start of her 2012 London Games campaign. Seven members of the hugely successful Australian Olympic Team were at Sandringham Yacht Club yesterday and none were more enthusiastic about their future Olympic campaigns than Weir. The 23-year-old skippered an Yngling in Qingdao to a top 10 finish this year, however will jump back into her class of choice, the Laser Radial, for another tilt at an Olympic regatta. 'I will be competing at Sail Melbourne again this year – it’s at my home club and it’s always lots of fun and I will be back in a Laser,'...

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Countdown to Beijing Olympics

This is a pretty amazing update to write as we begin the last leg of the journey to the China Beijing Olympics. I have just come home (to the Village) from the Qingdao Family Lounge where the team members who couldn't attend the Opening due to their schedules of racing or preference watched the Opening. There was a great fun vibe in the room as the Aussie team enjoyed each others company with family and friends. On the Yngling front we have; - Passed measurement which was a bit of a lengthy process - Been out sailing on the practice race day but didn't race due to no wind - Had plenty of meals in the village dinning hall - ...

Yngling European Championships

Currently the team is in Riva Lake Garda for the Yngling Open Spring European Championships. As this was an open regatta Adrian our coach sailed onboard the boat in Karyn position while she went back to Australia to visit her family and attend the Yachting Australia Gala on behalf of the team. During this regatta it was really valuable for the team to have Adrian actually sailing onboard the boat, he was able to help Angela and myself with lots of different aspects of racing. We ended up winning the regatta which is great as this gives us confidence into the next lot of racing. After Hyeres regatta the team all had a short break going there separate ways to have a look at Europe. I decided after 3 years of...

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Silver at Yngling Worlds

Twenty eight boats competed over six days to decide the Yngling Women’s World Champion, at the last World Championship before the Olympics this August. We, the Audi / Hamilton Island Australian Team, had a solid start in fairly strong wind, and backed this up with consistent placings on the remaining days. With the points being extremely close, we had to finish within 2 places of Germany in the Medal Race to hold on to our second place. We managed to do this, and so secured the silver medal. Making the Medal Race (Top Ten) was our goal- not counting on a podium finish in our second major international regatta as team! A focus on speed, smart racing and our own processes enabled us to handle the variety...