Wētā News & Events

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.

500 days to go!

December 08th, 2015

Today as we mark 500 days to go we are excited to announce the World Masters Games 2017 sports schedule, along with the all-important participation packages available to athletes and supporters. Check out the full details now on our new and improved website. www. worldmastersgames2017. co. nz

Video: Weta #10 with a pod of dolphins!

November 09th, 2015

Special day for Weta #10 in Tutukaka. Thanks to Fraser and his family for sharing!


Auckland On Water Boat Show Sept 24-27

September 11th, 2015

With summer around the corner and the World Masters Games not too far away, now is the time to geta Weta!

Come say g'day to Roger Kitchen, who will have two Wetas on display at the Auckland On Water Boat Show.

Yachting New Zealand Dinghy Expo Sept 19!

September 10th, 2015

Ever imagined yourself sailing in a small dinghy, getting on board one of the big boats racing on the harbour or maybe teaching the kids how to sail?The up-coming Yachting New Zealand Dinghy Expo at Westhaven, on Saturday 19th September, will feature more than 20 different types of sailing boat…

NZ WetaFest Nov 20-22

August 31st, 2015

Tauranga Yacht and Boating Club, Nov 20-22Come join the swarm in a friendly, fun-filled weekend for all the family!

There will be coaching on Friday by National Champion and Olympic representative Jon Bilger.

Video: 20+ knots in big swell

March 26th, 2015

In this video I'm trying to surf the swell whilst sailing as high as possible to minimize height loss and get as much buzz as possible before beating back upwind!

By Geoff Durham

C-Tech & Weta

March 23rd, 2015

C-Tech Carbon Technology staff had a fun day on the water with plenty of toys - 2 x Weta, 2 x 12ft Skiffs, Stand Up Paddle Boards and Wakeboarding. What a perfect afternoon!

By Luis Kitchen

Weta vs Mapfre

March 20th, 2015

Weta #6 Terry & Isabel greeting Mapfre. Photo Paula Phillips

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.

Video: Weta Swarm to Motuihe

February 26th, 2015

Video from our Swarm to Motuihe. By Luis Kitchen