Wētā News & Events

Weta Pickle Fork at Rotorua Sprints

October 20th, 2020

What a weekend! The Sprint regatta was an excellent event superbly organised by the Rotorua Yacht Club. The format of continuous three minute starts was a real success with no time waiting between the 15 minute races. The 52 entries included A Cat, Tornado, PT, Hobie, 3.

Video: Coromandel Family Treasure Hunt around Whanganui Island!

February 18th, 2020

Chris, Justina, Florentina & Lucette Kitchen on a family treasure hunt around Whanganui Island, Coromandel.

Video: Bland Bay - Lucette, Logan & Chris

January 16th, 2020

Two years old Lucette insisted on going out on the Weta and sailing by herself. Friend Logan joins the fun day sailing. 5-20 knots, Bland Bay, NZ.  

Video: Destination sail to Arkles Bay - Chris, Florentina & Lucette Kitchen

December 18th, 2019

Perfect day for a destination sail to Arkles Bay. By Chris, Florentina & Lucette Kitchen (four & two years old).

Video: 25 knots on Shore Racing - Roger Kitchen

December 11th, 2019

Racing at Torbay Sailing Club in 25 knots on shore which provided some interesting waves to negotiate. All the Weta sailors really enjoyed the challenging conditions. Again the self tacking jib performed flawlessly but the skipper has work to do in the agility department.

Video: Destination Sail to Motuihe Island - Roger Kitchen

November 26th, 2019

Roger Kitchen's weekend adventure from Narrow Neck beach to Motuihe Island and back with nine other Weta sailors. Gusting low 20's, wind against tide in the Motuihe passage. Self tacker prototype making life easy. Slight mishap at the start getting out to turn the GoPro on!

 

Sail-World: Weta Marine announce self tacking jib kit for retrofit or new boats

October 11th, 2019

Weta Marine had the new self tacking jib kit on display at the Auckland On the Water Boat Show, in early October.

Auckland On Water Boat Show 3-6 October

October 01st, 2019

Weta Marine will be exhibiting at the Auckland on Water Boat Show, come check out the Weta in person!

Contact Roger to secure a boat from our new container and get sailing this summer:

2019 NEW Weta $20,900 (Incl GST)
roger@wetamarine.

Video: Introducing the Weta Trimaran - 2006 - Chas Biggin

May 08th, 2019

13 years on, thanks everyone for the support!

Video in memory of Chas Biggin
Captions | Luis Kitchen

Video: My Happy Place

February 08th, 2019

Video starring World Champion Laser Radial sailor Josh Armit, Caleb Armit, Ian Sutherland, Bianca Martin, Justina, Florentina and Lucette Kitchen. Filming & editing | Joshua McCormack.

Weta at Bay of Islands Sailing Week

January 31st, 2019

Last week 15 Weta gathered in Waitangi to take part in Bay Week, a massive celebration including keelboats and multihulls ranging in size from superyachts to the Weta. Each day there were two windward leeward courses and an island race.

Video: Weta kids rule - move over adults!

January 21st, 2019

The kids loved sailing the Weta so much, they went out a second time!