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Thank you to all for your support!

It has been an amazing journey through to London. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped towards the Games. My family Frank, Gail & Sammy, My coach Laura Baldwin, Sandringham Yacht Club & its devoted members, Veolia Environmental Science for there many years of support, Yachting Australia and its team of Staff, VIS Crew. Also to my amazing support crew back home and overseas. It has been overwhelming the support i have received. ...


The Australian "Sailor takes rocky road to golden waters"

THE biggest improvements you make are when you are forced outside your comfort zone. That is the mantra that has driven Laser Radial sailor Krystal Weir for most of her journey to a second Olympic Games. It is a journey that, courtesy of her first coach Lex Bertrand, has sometimes been intentionally rocky and occasionally even gone backwards. "He was always about pushing the limits and doing things out of the box," Weir, 27, told The Weekend Australian. "We used to do a lot of crazy things. "The good thing about Port Phillip Bay is that it's quite big and you can tow out to the middle of the bay and no one can really see what you're doing. "Lex used to put a rope around my mast and tow...


Donation to Krystal's Campaign to Olympic Gold

If you wish to join Team Krystal Sailing and help fund her to Olympic Gold. Please go to the Home page and on the Right hand side donate via paypal. Send Krystal an email and she will help you with the ASF Tax deductions Every contribution helps Krystal to get one step closer KRYSTAL CONTACT DETAILS [email protected]  ...


Herald Sun "Glamour Girl of Australian Sailing"

"SHE is Australia's glamour girl in the world of sailing. But Olympic hope Krystal Weir says she discovered her inner calm while floundering in the wild waters of Port Phillip Bay" ...


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  ...


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...


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      ...


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...


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...