Wētā News & Events

Neuse River Swarm

May 15th, 2024

On Saturday May 11th, 2024; Steve Cardoze, Eric Frank, and Chuck Carroll embarked on an exhilarating 18 mile journey down the Neuse River in Coastal North Carolina.

Going North With No Guarantees - This Is Sailing!

May 13th, 2024

The first targeted event to take the Wētā to for the 2024 season was the Kielder Water SC Dam to Dam weekend. Anyone heading to an event generally keeps an eye on the forecasts and they were all over the place leading up to this event.

2024 West Coast Wētā Midwinters - Lake Mohave, NV

April 18th, 2024

5 Wētās entered.

Wētā story and Australian Nationals Buildup

December 08th, 2023

Some boats start with a bang and fade away, and some boats start with a smaller noise, and build up to something bigger. The Wētā has become such a boat with strong fleets all around the world.

Blackbeard Sailing Club Turkey Trot Regatta

November 27th, 2023

Eric Frank invited the Mid-Atlantic Wētā Fleet to Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern, NC for the 2023 Turkey Trot One Design Regatta scheduled for 1 day of racing on Saturday 18 November.  This was my second trip this season to Blackbeard’s.

Columbia Sailing Club ROCKS the 2023 Wētā North American Championship

November 01st, 2023

The 2023 Wētā North American Championship, held in conjunction with the Columbia Sailing Club's Fall Invitational from October 19-22, took place on Lake Murray in South Carolina. This event drew sailors from various states, including California, New York, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.

2023 John B Barnard Invitational Centerboard Regatta

October 16th, 2023

The Virginia Inland Sailing Association (VISA) hosted this annual regatta the weekend of the 7th & 8th on the picturesque Smith Mountain Lake near Moneta Va. Five Wētās met there hoping to warmup for the upcoming NAs later this month in Columbia SC.

Video: Ultralight Overnight Camp & Sail Trip On A Tiny Trimaran

October 02nd, 2023

Join us on a simple sailing & camping trip on the lakes of Finland! This is a special one from my home country. By Alluring Arctic Sailing

Loving a bit of Rock - UK Wētā Swarm 2023

September 25th, 2023

The 2023 UK Wētā Swarm was once again hosted by the Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club.

Video: Team Risck Wētā - 2023 European Wētā Cup

September 25th, 2023

In L'Escala, Costa Brava, Girona.

Club Series turns into a Swarm

September 12th, 2023

Carolina Sailing Club Weekend Series #3 began, as our weekends at Kerr Lake often do, with Chuck and Alan going for a Friday afternoon sail. Our fun was short-circuited by a pop-up thunderstorm and a quick reach back to the beach.

International Representation at the 2023 Wētā Europa Cup in L’Escala

September 11th, 2023

From Thursday, September 7th, to Sunday, September 10th, the waters of L’Escala have been the setting for the European regatta of Wētā dinghy trimarans.