Wētā News & Events

Wetas of Whangarei

January 14th, 2019

A sight that hasn’t been seen on the Whangarei Harbour for some time is Weta’s sailing in company. Two local boats met up to do a bit of harbour exploring.

Timaru Weta Meet

November 13th, 2018

After a chilly couple of cold and wet days Timaru dawned clear, bright and warm against the white mountain backdrop. We kicked off mid-morning with David Kennett down from Christchurch joining the four Timaru Wetas to lead a boat set-up discussion. Great session thanks David.

NZ Events Calendar for Weta 2018/19

September 04th, 2018

There will be several different types of events this season.

Video: Towing a Weta Trimaran - Myk Ryan

July 13th, 2018

I've always wanted to sail my Weta wherever I wanted, and a trailer makes that possible to a large degree. The ability of this boat to explore harbours and coastal areas, accessible by road and a beach or ramp, has spoiled me for choice as far as it goes.

A Swell Time at NZ WetaFest 2018

March 28th, 2018

Last weekend 16 Weta sailors both single and double handed gathered at the Mercury Bay Boating Club in Whitianga. The venue was just great with the club perched right on Buffalo Beach. There was a good swell running, so many launched 100m down the beach in more friendly surf.

NZ WetaFest, Whitianga, 24-25th March

March 02nd, 2018

Whitianga is a great location for a weekend away, sailing in Mercury Bay is stunning! 

This year we will be introducing handicaps into the racing. This should make sailing at this regatta interesting for everyone.

Bay of Islands Sailing Week, The Northern Advocate, NZ

February 03rd, 2018

Sharp sitting second in Bay of Islands regatta - The Northern Advocate

Kerikeri Paralympian Chris Sharp has put himself in position to complete a podium finish at the CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta.

Video: Future Olympian, Coromandel, NZ

January 10th, 2018

Featuring Chris, Justina, Florentina and baby Lucette.  

Great family sail on the Weta Trimaran in Te Kouma Harbour. Video: Justina Kitchen

A decade too early - Weta foil 2008

November 27th, 2017

Weta foil design brief:

- One person rig, launch, retrieve and stow

- To be used for recreational and racing

- To give a high tech foil experience for a reasonably experienced sailor

- Must be robust with a rig tolerant of reasonable error

- To be sailed comfortably in a range of sea conditions…

Video: Trialling the Vicair AllRounder Cushion with Chris Sharp

November 20th, 2017

Chris Sharp trialling the Vicair AllRounder Cushion in a Weta Trimaran. http://www. mortonperry. co. nz/vicair-active-cushion. html

Auckland On Water Boat Show Special

September 06th, 2017

Come see the new foam core Weta and 9.

NZ Weta Race Series Dates 2017/18

September 05th, 2017

NZ Weta Race Series Dates 2017/18

2017

Series 1 Torbay Sailing Club November 26

Weta Racing Dates at Torbay Sailing Club
September 17
October 1/15/29
November 12/26
December 10

2018

Series 2 Bay of Islands (Bay Week Regatta) January 24/25/26

Series 3 Weta Nationals Mercury Bay Boating Club March 24/25

Weta Racing Dates at Torbay Sailing Club
February 11/25
March 25
April 8/22…