Wētā News & Events

Interview with 18ft skiff legends Kim and Terry McDell

May 31st, 2017

Interview with 18ft skiff legends Kim and Terry McDell at the World Masters Games 2017.

Video: WMG2017 Day 3 - Sailing

May 01st, 2017

The Sailing at WMG2017 is the most competitive ever, the regatta at Torbay on Auckland’s North Shore drawing more than 200 sailors from 13 countries , including Olympic Medallists, multiple world champions, America’s Cup winners and relative newcomers unafraid of taking on a challenge of a lifetime – Murray Rae,…

Dan Slater finally gets a medal with success at World Masters Games

April 29th, 2017

Soon after Dan Slater crossed the finish line in the final race of the World Masters Games, someone yelled out that he had finally picked up a Games medal at the fourth time of trying.

Jon Bilger's success at World Masters Games in the wind

April 29th, 2017

As a wind predictor, Jon Bilger thinks he's got an advantage when it comes to the World Masters Games but the only issue is his predictions are available for all of his rivals. He still hasn't been tempted to put out any rogue information, though.

Masters Games: Great-grand-master Rex Sellers sailing solo off Torbay

April 25th, 2017

If Rex Sellers has learned one thing from his "comeback" to competitive sailing at the World Masters Games, it's that he misses his mates.

Former America's Cup winner links up with dad for World Masters Games

April 25th, 2017

A seven-time America's Cup sailor is taking a break from yachting around the world to link up with someone a bit more local - his dad.

Para-sailors turning heads at Masters Games

April 25th, 2017

Chris Sharp's green machine is becoming well known on the sailing course at the World Masters Games, largely because it's finishing ahead of most of his rivals. What makes that extraordinary is that Sharp is a paraplegic after a motorbike accident seven years ago.

Sellers has wind in his sails again for shot at World Masters

April 12th, 2017

Rex Sellers admits he's got the sailing bug again.

Sailing legends go head to head at NZ WetaFest 2017

March 07th, 2017

Manly Sailing Club was the host for this year's 9th NZ Weta National Championships. 32 sailors came to race at WetaFest to prepare for the World Masters Games being held April 21-30.

Big Day Out

February 07th, 2017

The trip took exactly 10 hours, maybe a 10-15 knot NE would be a more consistent direction. It was a bit touch and go around Hooks Bay with almost nil wind. Anyway, lots of fun chasing down the big boats all day and learnt a bit more.

Red Beach to Mansion House Bay, NZ

November 30th, 2016

Had a great sail with the kids on Saturday, we even set a new pb speed of 29. 6kph (16knots). Red Beach to Mansion House Bay and back and even had a pod of dolphins with us for 5 minutes. By Jeff Ripley

 

Auckland Summer Racing Schedule

November 17th, 2016

2016
October 9, 16, 30 - Racing at Torbay Sailing Club   
November 13, 27 - Racing at Torbay Sailing Club
December 11 - Royal Akarana YC

2017
February 5, 19 - Racing at Torbay Sailing Club
March 4-5 - WetaFest Manly Sailing Club
March 19 - Racing at Torbay Sailing Club
April 2 - Racing at Torbay…