I am now back in Australia after three months in Europe. Overall it was a pretty successful tour, with a 4th in Scheveningen Week, 5th Holland Regatta, 6th Kiel Regatta.
My last event was the World Championships in Largs, Scotland where I finished in the back of the Gold fleet. It was a tough event and probably one of those regattas you look back on and learn a lot from. The event was running over 6 days but we only got proper racing in on the first 3 days. This teaches you how important the first few races of a regatta can be.
Largs, Scotland was a very frontal venue that either had loads of wind or none at all. Race One I retired from the race...
Today was a day for keeping your eyes out of the boat to see whats coming.
I am reasonably happy with today's progress as it was very tricky. The wind was shifting anyway between 20-30degree, up & down pressure in pockets all over the course around 5-10knots. I was in the first yellow fleet of the day which was great as I was able to get a few more practice starts in as the race committee were starting then relaying the course. The breeze was funneling off the land through the hills and we also had a few rain clouds just to keep us on our toes.
In the first race I was right up there playing with 3rd or 4th at times, the result didn't really...
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...