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Krystal on 774 ABC Radio Click on link to listen

Richard has a chat with Aussie sailing champion, Krystal Weir, before she makes her way to the London Olympics on July first. Krystal Weirs love for sailing was sparked when she started sailing at 11-years-old at the Elwood Sailing Club. Growing up and sailing in Melbourne, Krystal has dealt with every sailing enthusiast worst enemy; last minute changes to weather conditions! She tells Richard about the amount of strength and focus the sport requires. Download the audio file MP3 INTERVIEW LINK BELOW http://tomwright.typepad.com/files/stubbs-podcast-1.mp3 http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/programs/melbourne_afternoons/  ...

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Krystal R&R back home in preparation for London

Krystal is now back in Australia after a very successful 3months overseas.  The past three months have flown by. The goal of the trip was to develop my skills and to perform a baseline qualification for Olympic selection. Overall I finished with a 5th ISAF Grade One Palma, 7th ISAF Grade One Hyeres, 1st ISAF Grade One Holland, 8th Sail for Gold Olympic Venue. I am happy with my progress over the past block and I am looking forward to the jumps I can make leading into London. I am now taking some time out to recharge the batteries before I head up to Sydney and Brisbane for a small camp before heading back to the UK for a three week training camp with my training partner...

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Krystal Weir selected for the London Olympics 2012

The AOC & the Australian Yachting Federation have selected Krystal Weir to compete at the 2012 London Olympics in the Laser Radial single handed womens class. Krystal recent winning performance in the ISAF Grade One Holland regatta helped secure her spot to London in 50 days time. Below is an Interview of Krystal comparing 2008 to 2012 Olympic preparations and what she is aiming for in London Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgPlBscUtZc      ...

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Krystal wins ISAF World Cup Holland

Krystal Wins ISAF World Cup, in Holland  It has been a challenging week of racing in Holland. We had 5knots on day one follow by 10knots the next day. It was a tight battle amongst the small girls in the light winds on day one.I came away with a 2,4,2,4 which is nice and consistent. Day Two I was able to pull away further from the fleet and gain a 10point buffer on Tina from Croatia. This morning we raced the final heat which helped me with a 17point gap leading into the Medal race. This  definitely took the pressure off heading into Medal. The prize giving was an amazing stage setup with bands all night. They invited the general public of Holland to come and farewell the...

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Worlds Wrap Up in Boltenhagen

Krystal finishes a disappointing 21st at the World in Boltenhagen. Yet posted some great results during the regatta with a 1st & 3rd going into Gold Fleet. It was a very tricky regatta in Boltenhagen Germany with 30 degree shifts mosts days or a slow persistent shift that you did not what to be the wrong side of. I had a great qualifying series heading into Gold Fleet in 6th place. During Gold fleet racing things just didnt fall my way. I had an incident with a ferry spectator boat that came across our course on day one, on day two tricky winds where i just didnt pick it right and on day three I had to do a 720 off the start line which is not...

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Boltenhagen

We have arrived into Boltenhagen, Germany in preparation for the Worlds that begin in a weeks time. The full rig boys are currently racing in the tricky light conditions. The venus is a cute little town right up the top of Northern Germany which means we are dealing with some cold conditions. On Day one when we were unloading the boats & launching the coach boat it was 7degrees outside. We also found out that this resort is actually for cross country skiing as it is completely flat & freezing cold. Our accommodation is perfect and it definitely is made for the cold conditions as it is very cosy inside with a inside fire. We will be toasting marshmallows later on in the week for sure....

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Hyeres ISAF Grade 1

It has been a great week of racing in Hyeres. We had a long week as many times we were sent out to race in 30knots to the outter course. Once we were all ready to race the commitee had trouble setting courses & sent us to shore. We would then sit onshore for an hour & be sent out again into the 30knots. Overall I am happy with my performance during the week. The finishing place of 7th is disappointing considering my abilities this week. I had a great week showing how close I am to podium time. Laura & I are on track towards London & looking forward to the next few weeks of training before the Worlds in Germany. ...

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Krystal competing @ ISAF Grade One Hyeres, FRA

It has been a busy week so far with Qualifiers finished. Overall a windy series with 30knots posted on two out of the three days. I am currently sitting second overall after a 2,1,1,2,1,4. To follow watch my Facebook fan page for updates. Krystal Weir.org Gold 2012 If you wish to contact me on my French phone it +33 7 78 13 22 43 Gold fleet tomorrow. http://sof.ffvoile.fr...

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Delays delays Delays…

This trip I am not having the best travel luck as I keep missing flights or being delayed. This time I am postponed due to a Virgin Atlantic emergency landing, which has left the aircraft in the middle of the only runway at Gatewick airport. Fingers X that they move the plane before tomorrow and then I can make my way down to Hyeres, France for the next ISAF World Cup event. http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16209659 Luckily I am up in London with my friends and will enjoy some serious pub trivia tonight...

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