Author: Krystal Weir

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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  ...


Krystal Weir back to full time competition post Anterior Labral Tear repair

Krystal Weir is a two time Olympic Sailor in the Laser (2008 & 2012) and World Champion. During her campaign she suffered right chronic hip pain that slowly progressed due to increased loading and poor stability. Trish Wisbey-Roth formulated a plan for Krystal to follow in 2013 to get her back in the boat. In 2012; the Australian Sailing Team Physiotherapist Donna White and her team of Lucy Tighe and Fiona Miller helped to maintain Krystal's body throughout her campaign to London 2012. Once she finished her sailing Physiotherapist Wendy Braybon suggested that Krystal speak with Trish Wisby-Roth and begin her rehab to extend Krystal's carrier in Sailing and general quality of life. CLICK HERE for Case Study Krystal Weir Trish Wisbey-Roth Donna White Sydney, Australia Fiona Millar [email protected] Antibes, France Lucy...


NEW Physio/Fitness/ Nutrition Tips Page

Check out the latest page on Physio/Fitness/Nutrition Tips  Krystal is unleashing her secrets of her Physio/ Fitness/ Nutrition hints and tips to help sailors and sports people prepare there bodies for competition. Krystal is a trained Physiotherapist from the University of Sydney and an Exercise Physiologist. Krystal is keen to hear feedback and new ideas! Passion in life and Sport. ...


Santander ISAF Worlds Spain

Just arrived into Santander in Spain. Video Link Below [video width="854" height="480" mp4=""][/video] Thankyou to my sponsors Australian Sailing Team, Veolia, Zhik Australia, Tudor Insurance & Sandringham Yacht Club...


Viper Worlds Erquy France

Over the past week I have been competing at the Viper Worlds in Erquy in France. I was sailing with Andy Dinsdale from France VSR. We had great racing with 37 Vipers buzzing around. Overall the regatta was predominately light winds and tricky conditions. Andy & I finished 12th overall and second best placed Aussie with Dan & Nath in 4th. Congratulations to the French team of Emmanuel & Eric for winning the regatta. I want to thank Mark Stichbury-Cooper from Viper New Zealand for helping make it all happen. ...


Europeans & Holland Wrap Up

It has been a busy couple of months traveling around Europe.  Firstly Holland Regatta where I finished 12th and Europeans Croatia where I was delivered two yellow flags to drop me right down the ranks of Gold Fleet.  I decided to come over to Europe earlier then originally planned to help  give me an indicator of where to focus my training. It has been a great adventure to find out my strengths and weakness's. I had a great block of training with my new coach Jared West and the Australian Sailing Squad. It has been great being back on the circuit and apart of a team again. Croatia for me was the biggest learning curve. Where my lack of time on water was evident. The level of competition has...


Krystal heads to Holland

It has been a very busy couple of months. I have been working full time at Caulfield Hospital after moving back to Melbourne earlier in the year. Only a month ago I decided to jump back into the Laser Radial and to travel back overseas for some competitions. First event back will be Holland Regatta which begins 20th May and runs till 24th May. To follow my progress Next stop is Split in Croatia in June....