Wētā News & Events

Paralympic Classes Feedback Wanted

June 22nd, 2016

Following a review of the Paralympic classes, two Equipment Evaluations have taken place to look at possible new Paralympic equipment. If you took part in the evaluation or would like to give feedback to the Para World Sailing Committee please complete the form which can be found on http://goo.

Video: Volvo Sailing... Have a Go! Giving Kiwi kids an opportunity to try sailing

May 13th, 2016

Yachting New Zealand’s Volvo Sailing…Have a Go! Schools programme recently wrapped up its 10th season!

During the 2015-2016 season -

• Over 3400 students had a go at sailing
• 90% of kids who rated the day as AWESOME and indicated a desire to continue to sail
• More than 100 schools participated
•…

Day two - First Para World Sailing equipment evaluation complete

May 09th, 2016

The second and final day of the first Para World Sailing equipment evaluation saw the Fraglia Vela Malcesine play host to more sailors testing proposed Paralympic equipment.

First day of Para World Sailing equipment evaluation in Lake Garda

May 09th, 2016

Day one of the Para World Sailing equipment evaluation saw current Paralympic class sailors take to the water of Lake Garda in the first trial of the selected boats.

Weta Review - Bob Hodges

August 12th, 2015

In 43 years of sailing a lot of different types of small performance sailboats (Finn, Laser, Thistle, Lightning, Snipe, sailboards, Tornado, Prindle 19, A-Class, and Sunfish), I think I now own a boat that checks off the boxes better than any other boat I have ever owned and/or sailed in…

USA Weta Ambassador Stephanie De Lair

May 26th, 2015

We are very happy to announce the appointment of Stephanie De Lair as our USA Weta Ambassador.

The Blue Bug

March 26th, 2015

Now sailing with us at Changi. . . goes very very well and looks even better! Since manufacturing of the Weta shifted from a China to Indonesia, quality, fit and finished improved.

Weta 2015 Review By Paul White

February 27th, 2015

Firstly a declaration of interest: I own Weta #325 which was built in 2009 and purchased in Australia in 2010. I acquired it in 2013 and have really enjoyed sailing it but I’m aware that it has a few issues due to the age of the boat.

Introducing the 2015 Weta

January 01st, 2015

With a shift of manufacture to Xtreme Sailing Products based in Singapore, Weta Marine has taken the opportunity to improve the Weta Trimaran.

Weta to be part of World Masters Games 2017

June 29th, 2014

Weta Marine is delighted to announce that the Weta has been chosen as one of the classes for the World Masters Games, to be held in New Zealand in 2017. With more athletes than the Olympics, the World Masters Games is the single biggest multisport event on earth.

Weta 4.4 Review – Yachts and Yachting Magazine

September 13th, 2012

‘Wetapunga’ is the Maori name for a New Zealand insect that looks like a cross between a cricket and a cockroach.

Sailing Magazine – Weta Review

June 07th, 2010

A quick but stable little trimaran that will thrill families and hardcore racers alikeThe name weta refers to a family of large insects in the New Zealand Archipelago. Roughly translated, weta means "God of ugly things.