Krystal Weir / Formula

Krystal competes @ Breakwater to Beacon Windsurf Race

Over the weekend the "Breakwater to Beacon" race was on, down at the beach at Sandringham. The event was really well run by Windsurfing Victoria and Sailboard Head Quarter SHQ. On the sunday of the race it was my birthday and I couldn't have thought of a better way to spend it then on the water. I had a bit of a tough start to the race, with a slow beach start on the Formula board. Once I finally got up and planning and narrowly skipping over the reef with my massive fin..i was off and running. I finished around mid fleet which i was happy with. A big surprise of the day was that i won the lucky door prize! Which was a new short board...


Learning to Windsurf

It has been a while between updates as I have settled back into life at home at a more realistic pace. Over the past four years it has been non stop towards Beijing. I am now enjoying the more simple aspects of life. Since the Games I have been learning how to windsurf while studying at Sydney University Physiotherapy. My Sailing career has progressed from the Laser Radial to the Yngling Class. Both classes have developed my life skills considerably. The Laser class demonstrated the need for self-driven motivation, whereas skippering (the leader) the three person Yngling Class taught team cohesion and working together for team outcomes. Windsurfing now brings a new dynamic to my on water skills as I learn how to persevere against the odds and...