Krystal Weir / Regattas

Lecture number #4

Last lecture of the series is on regatta prep, right nutrition. Preparing to Succeed! We are now coming into our summer season of racing! Its time to start preparing yourself to win.  As well as a revision over the golden rules of Sailing Venue- SYC Time- 6.30 Cost- $35 pp Bring your notepads & ask questions!


Summer Time

It has been a new and exciting couple of months for me. I have been switching and jumping around classes to explore what is new on the circuit. I jumped back into the Laser to do Sail Melbourne at my home club at Sandringham Y.C. It was a mixed condition event with every tricky direction including the a massive westerly of 25knots with monster waves. I finished up with a solid lead of 22points to Singapore and Sui. After Sail Sydney I took part in the FX 49er camp with Yachting Australia. The boat is fantastic and exciting to sail, requires a lot of balance and boat handling. In January I sailed the Viper 16foot catamaran with Brett Goodall. We finished a creditable 7th place and was leading...


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      ...



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....


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. ...


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 Gold 2012 If you wish to contact me on my French phone it +33 7 78 13 22 43 Gold fleet tomorrow.


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...