Wētā News & Events

Video: Torbay Club Racing with NZ Para-Sailors Chris Sharp and Andrew May

November 16th, 2016

It was great to have NZ Para-Sailors Chris Sharp and Andrew May making their debut into Weta fleet racing. The conditions were just superb with a gusty 12-18 knots which was both challenging and tactical.

Video: Weta Bottoms Up, NZ

November 02nd, 2016

Para-Sailors Andrew May & Chris Sharp first attempts at righting a Weta!

Video Steve Cranch

Video: Day 2 NZ Para-Sailors testing the Weta!

October 13th, 2016

Day 2 - Chris Sharp testing the Weta in 15-20 Knots. Video editing by Steve Cranch

Video: Day 3 NZ Para-Sailors testing the Weta!

October 13th, 2016

Day 3 and beyond with Chris Sharp. Video editing by Steve Cranch

Video: Day 1 NZ Para-Sailors testing the Weta!

October 12th, 2016

Paralympic Sailors Andrew May & Chris Sharp test the Weta. Video editing by Steve Cranch

South Island Weta Sailing Dates

October 10th, 2016

Timaru Sat 26th Nov

Lake Brunner Waitangi Weekend 3/5/6 February (more details to come but probably sailing Sat/Sun with Monday 6th free but TBC)

Lyttelton Sat 25th March (Naval Point Yacht Club)

For the Lyttelton and Timaru sailing please liaise with the locals in the week before as dates are subject to weather…

Weta Charter Boats Available

September 19th, 2016

Charter Boat Applications for International and New Zealand competitors will remain open until 31 January or until all boats have been allocated. Don't miss out. Apply for your Weta Charter Boat in the official registrations system now!!

www. worldmastersgames2017. co. nz

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

NZ WetaFest 2016 - A World Masters Games Warm Up

March 21st, 2016

With just over one year to go until the World Masters Games, Weta sailors have had their first regatta using the WMG format of sprint and destination races.

North Shore Times - Weta for the World Masters Games

March 18th, 2016

A dinghy first created as a sideproject by two Campbells Bay sailors will be in the international spotlight next year. The Weta, a 4. 4 metre lightweight, recreational, beach trimaran is one of two classes of boat that sailors can race at the World Masters Games in April 2017.

Long Weta Weekend at Lake Brunner, NZ

February 10th, 2016

Four Wetas sprung onto Lake Brunner this long weekend for a chance of racing in New Zealand's South Island. Two came from Timaru - Simon and Gordon, while Roelant and myself came from Christchurch.

NZ WetaFest 2016 Mar 12-13

January 18th, 2016

As you know the November WetaFest 2015 in Tauranga was blown out with a stormy weekend causing a postponement. Disappointing…but we have good news. WetaFest 2016 will be held on March 12-13 in Auckland off Waiake Beach in Torbay.