Krystal Weir / Laser (Page 2)

Update on Perth Training, Sail Melbourne, Training at VIS & SYC adventures

Update on Perth Training, Sail Melbourne, Training at VIS & SYC adventures. Over the past two months Laura (my coach) and I have had two camps in Perth with Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands for Worlds preparation. Perth is the venue for the ISAF Worlds which is the Olympic country nomination and selection. The first camp was for two weeks and the second was a four-day racing regatta where we invited only the top girls to compete. Laura and I took the time to really settle into Fremantle and to find all our favourite spots in preparation for Worlds Back at home I have been in solid training with Johnny Rodgers of the VIS along with Jeremy O’Connell my training partner. We went out one day on...


Hyeres Regatta 2011

Krystal finishes 19th after two disqualifications at Hyeres Regatta. After spending the week in fourth overall, Krystal received her second yellow flag for the regatta and a disqualification after a port- starboard incident off the start of race 7. "Overall I am feeling happy with my results, I came to Hyeres to work on my downwind speed and positioning around marks, i have achieved this and proved that I can mix it up with the top"


Double Bay Sailing Pre-Spring Regatta 1st

Krystal finishes first at Pre-Spring Regatta at Double Bay Sailing Club on Sydney Harbour. It is great to be home! I have been back in Australia for a week and I just couldn’t help myself. Double Bay Sailing Club was having there annual sprint regatta over two days 21-22nd August. It is a great little club tucked inside the harbour right near the Sydney Harbour Bridge. As Sydney Harbour is well populated, all the building provided a great funneling effect for the breeze. It is certainly a tricky venue with shifts from all directions. Day One was 20+ knots with gusts to 30knots, quite a few people went for a couple of swims and I have to say I was close at times.  I finished the day with a 1,2,1,2. It was great...


Krystal Weir prepares for her return to top level Laser Radial competition

The Australian Sailing Team’s Krystal Weir is preparing for her first Laser Radial World Championship since 2007 as the former World Champion continues her return to class at the 2010 Laser Radial World Championship in Largs, Scotland, later this week. Weir had two years away from the class as she represented Australia in the Yngling class at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and then tried her hand in the RS:X class throughout 2009 and has so far had a strong return to the Laser Radial class. In her return to the Laser Radial in Holland in May Weir finished fifth in a highly competitive fleet and backed the result up with a sixth place finish in Kiel, Germany in June. “My preparations have been going well, my coach...

Krystal Back in the Laser for London 2012

At the end of 2008, I announced at Sandringham Yacht Clubs “Meet the Olympians” function that I would be campaigning towards Gold in London 2012 in the Laser Radial. I have decided that it is time to jump back into the boat and begin campaigning.   Over the past year, I have taken time out to continue my studying at Sydney University Physiotherapy and also spent the summer learning how to race the RSX Olympic Windsurfer. My goal has always been to be an all round sailor and learning how to windsurf has helped form a different dynamic to my sailing. I am hundred percent positive that the time spent on the windsurfer and also the Yngling during 2008 will help me in my Laser Radial.   Recently, the...


Queensland Laser Camp

Over the past week I have been training up in Queensland at a joint Yachting Queensland and Yachting Australia Camp run by Fletch and Adrian with help from Ken Hurling. It was a great camp with onwater training, rig measuring and lectures on tactics and techniques. Full rig boys jumped back into the Radial to give all the Girls and Youth Boys come tough competition. Brisbane really provided the winds with 15-18knots everyday. The winds and chop of Morton Bay really has prepared me well for my first event in Europe, Holland Regatta at the end of May....