Author: Krystal Weir

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H2O Academy Coaching

What a great couple of days up on Lake Macquarie with 9 keen female laser sailors. We were able to race through all the basics of laser sailing in 2 days. I am sure all the girls are overloaded with information to the max after a speedy two days. We even had a participant fly in from Hong Kong. Its so fantastic to see some really keen & talented females on the water. Great Job Laura Baldwin for putting on such a great camp.!sailing-better/cjpd...


Bic Open Youth OTB Sandringham

It was a great weekend of training down at Sandringham for the Open Bic Youth training day. Supported by OTB Marine who organised everything and made it happen. It was really nice to give back to Sandringham & to Sailing.  I really enjoyed taking the kids through some core points about starting. I even had a sail and found out  how slippery & skatey a Bic is. Looking forward to seeing the worlds come to Melbourne in 2016    ...


Krystal MHealth Physiotherapist Mentone

Exciting times as I begin my new journey with MHealth in Mentone. Below is my bio that will be posted on MHealth's Website shortly.  Krystal started with MHealth in 2014 after completing her Masters of Physiotherapy at Sydney University & working in the heart of Kings Cross at St.Vincent Hospital. Krystal also spent time at Alfred Health in Melbourne before transferring to the MHealth Team. Her passion and enthusiasm for sport in general has led her into the world of private practice. Krystal enjoys working with people & focusing on their specific needs and aspirations, be it on the sporting field or in day-to-day life. Krystal is a dual Olympian in Sailing in 2008 & 2012 & won the Open Womens Worlds in 2004. Krystal enjoys every sport...


Radio Show SEN1116

Today Krystal spoke with Brett & Steve on The Club Marine Radio Show SEN 1116 about her recent retirement & her next focus.  ...


Krystal Retires from Olympic Sailing 2000-2014

It has been an amazing journey from 2000 to 2014. Olympic Classes Yngling, RSX & Laser Radial. I have had an absolutely amazing career in ‘Olympic Sailing’ with Two Olympics 2008 & 2012 (Yngling & Laser Radial), World Champion 2004 (Laser Radial), Seven Times Australian National Champion (Laser Radial), Three times ISAF World Cup Winner. Over my career I have had many people influence my journey & I want to take the time to thank them for their support & guidance. My first coach Lex Bertrand for sending me on this amazing journey, you have helped shaped the person I am. Veolia Environmental Services for supporting me from a young age, Sandringham Yacht Club & its members for all their support, Victorian Institute of Sport &...


Krystal Ambassador for Sail Melbourne & Harken Speed Team

I am really excited about the upcoming summer down in Australia & really proud to be representing Sail Melbourne & Harken Speed Team as an Ambassador for 2015. Sail Melbourne is one of the International World Cup events & is critical for ISAF World Rankings & Olympic nomination. I have won this event several times at my local club Sandringham Yacht Club & am looking forward to competing again against the best. The conditions are a usually a perfect 15-18knots with great waves 90% of the time. There are already 25 Laser Radials entered from 10 different countries. I welcome everyone to enter & enjoy the fun of competition!


Weight Gain Am I fit enough?

With the new season about to start. It is time to go back to basics. Firstly by asking yourself; Am I fit enough?  Am I the right size for my sport? If you're not the right size for your sport it's really difficult compete at the top level. Specifically sailing is a sport that requires a narrow range to work in. If you are below the ideal weight limit then you will only be competitive in the light winds and be basically ruling yourself out of the competition before it even starts. After the Beijing Olympics I was 57kg sailing the Yngling. In preparation for 2012 London Olympics in the Laser radial class I had to gain 10kg to be back competitive again.  Goal: Laser boys are looking to be 78-82kg...


ISAF Worlds Wrap UP

Over the past week Krystal has been competing at the ISAF Worlds in Spain. Krystal finished 39th overall out of 120boats.  Over the past week I have been competing in Santander in Spain for the ISAF Worlds. It has been a tough week of tricky variable conditions from all directions. During this event I couldn't really find my form, I finished inside Gold fleet and was the only Aussie to qualify but this wasn't enough to get the country qualified for the Olympics. This year for me has been a mix between cat sailing and Laser sailing.  I was able to sail in the Viper Worlds and Hobie16 Europeans. My overall time spent in the Laser was minimal as I jumped back into the class 6months ago...



Tomorrow is the start of the Laser Radial ISAF World Championships in Santander Spain. To follow the results Over the past month Krystal has been training hard with the Australian Laser Radial team with new coach Jared West. "It has been a tough couple of weeks of hard work on and off the water, can't wait to start competing and play the game" -Krystal Weir Twitter @krystalsailing @AusSailingTeam  ...