Sydney University Elite Athlete Program (EAP) scholarship holder Krystal Weir has won gold at the Delta Lloyd Regatta 2012 in Medemblik, the fifth round of the ISAF Sailing World Cup.
On the final day of competition, Weir (Graduate Entry Physiotherapy) took out first place in the Laser Radial class.
Weir had been at the front of the fleet all regatta and took a 17 point gap over Croatia’s Tina Mihelic into the final 10-boat medal race.
In light conditions Weir finished third in the medal race to win her first ever ISAF Sailing World Cup round by 15 points.
“I’m really happy to have won this one,” said Weir.
“The week worked out really well for me, my consistency paid off with some of the girls having up and down results.
“Taking the 17 points into the medal race made it a lot easier, the pressure was already partly off,” she said.
“The only thing that could have stopped me winning was if the Croatian won the medal race and I was last, with the results from the week taking the pressure off and putting me in that position.”
Weir was in the top four in every race in Medemblik, including two wins and five second place finishes on her way to the overall win.
Fellow Sydney University EAP scholarship holder Alexandra South (Bachelor Political, Economic and Social Sciences) finished up 17th in the Laser Radial class.