November 27th, 2023Eric Frank invited the Mid-Atlantic Wētā Fleet to Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern, NC for the 2023 Turkey Trot One Design Regatta scheduled for 1 day of racing on Saturday 18 November. This was my second trip this season to Blackbeard’s.
November 01st, 2023The 2023 Wētā North American Championship, held in conjunction with the Columbia Sailing Club's Fall Invitational from October 19-22, took place on Lake Murray in South Carolina. This event drew sailors from various states, including California, New York, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.
October 16th, 2023The Virginia Inland Sailing Association (VISA) hosted this annual regatta the weekend of the 7th & 8th on the picturesque Smith Mountain Lake near Moneta Va. Five Wētās met there hoping to warmup for the upcoming NAs later this month in Columbia SC.
September 12th, 2023Carolina Sailing Club Weekend Series #3 began, as our weekends at Kerr Lake often do, with Chuck and Alan going for a Friday afternoon sail. Our fun was short-circuited by a pop-up thunderstorm and a quick reach back to the beach.
September 08th, 2023Location: Ithaca Yacht Club, Cayuga Lake, New York. Event Organizers: Richard Stephens, Liz Singh, and Devin Van Zandt. The Ithaca Yacht Club (IYC) hosted five Wētās and several Hobie catamarans for a wonderful and memorable weekend of sailing from August 25-27, 2023.
September 01st, 2023The Blackbeard Sailing Club is located in the back of a gated community surrounded by coastal water not far from New Bern, NC.
August 04th, 2023With much anticipation, the 4th Annual Wētā East Coast Championships took place in conjunction with the 66th North Carolina Governor's Cup Regatta, June 16-18 on Kerr Lake.
August 01st, 2023After a 20 year multihull hiatus at the Fishing Bay Yacht Club Annual One Design Regatta, the Mid-Atlantic Wētā Fleet started a new trend. On July 22-23, nine Wētās swarmed Deltaville Virginia bringing along our Isotope Catamaran friends from Carolina Sailing Club.
June 15th, 2023Race Clinic - June 8 & 9
May 03rd, 2023WētāFest 2023 is in the books!
April 04th, 2023Participation in regattas by Wētās sailors has dwindled significantly on the West Coast since the mid-twenty-teens. Last year, we were only able to get a fleet (6 boats) together for one regatta, the Commodores Invitational at Huntington Lake.
March 27th, 2023The 3rd Annual Dick Hitchcock Memorial Regatta was contested in Gulfport, Florida on March 18th and 19th, 2023. Frigid temperatures (OK, Florida frigid (50’s and 60’s Fahrenheit)) greeted the twelve intrepid competitors on Boca Ciega Bay.