Windxtasy

NickName
Windxtasy  
FullName
Anita Staaden  
SailNumber
 
Age Division
Grand Master (45 - 59)  
Gender
Female  
Description

Proud captain of the victorious Pinnaroos GPS team.

I love speedsailing but it is hard on my body and it takes me a few days to recover after a session. I am small and light, which puts me at a disadvantage for speed, and I am no athlete. I have had to be tactical, going to where the water was flattest and the wind strongest to make the most of my limited skills. I have had to plan ahead to make sure I was fit enough for when a good forecast was offered. I have become a student of synoptic charts, tides and forecasts. What was an exercise to improve my own numbers has been a big advantage for the team since I became captain. Most of the team enjoy my breakfast forecast with recommended speed spots for the day.

I enjoy getting good speeds, but I get just as excited when my team mates do well. I live vicariously through their magnificent exploits. They make me look good as team captain, but it is their excellent sailing skills which have reaped the rewards.

I am slowly getting faster, and my gybes are getting smoother and more reliable. I love the camaraderie of this competition and the way it makes me push myself to improve. I probably would never have bothered to learn to gybe if it hadn't been for the alpha and hour categories!

 
Personal Bests for Windxtasy
2 Second Peak5 x 10 Second Average1 HourAlpha Racing 500mNautical MileDistance Travelled
36.603
(09 Jan 2020)
35.183
(09 Jan 2020)
17.28
(01 Feb 2014)
18.432
(07 Jan 2019)
30.828
(06 Feb 2020)
94.473
(23 Oct 2015)
36.097
(09 Feb 2020)
34.16
(09 Feb 2020)
16.78
(13 Dec 2014)
18.237
(03 Jan 2019)
29.793
(05 Feb 2020)
86.22
(13 Nov 2014)
34.999
(27 Dec 2016)
33.459
(07 Jan 2018)
16.759
(17 Mar 2018)
18.175
(28 Nov 2019)
29.035
(19 Dec 2015)
79.47
(29 Dec 2013)
34.97
(28 Dec 2017)
33.309
(28 Dec 2017)
16.663
(12 Feb 2016)
18.151
(28 Feb 2019)
29.03
(15 Jan 2015)
71.97
(18 Nov 2013)
34.853
(07 Jan 2018)
33.134
(06 Feb 2018)
16.495
(10 Feb 2019)
18.061
(12 Jan 2017)
28.286
(31 Jan 2016)
67.99
(15 May 2015)