Wētā News & Events

Video: Zhik Weta Nationals Race 1 from Skipper III

September 30th, 2015

Highlights of Race 1 of the Zhik 2015 Weta Nationals in Duck NC. By Harold Tomlinson

Zhik Weta Nationals - Windy on day 1 (30+ knots)

September 25th, 2015

A good day for working on boats and some of the sailors played tourist. Looks better for Thursday. By Jon Britt

23.8MPH in Cat's-paw winds

September 17th, 2015

Funky Cat-paw winds aside, managed to read the clouds for best wind and take advantage of relatively calm surface conditions. Hit 23. 8 at some point according to the Velocitek Speed Puck. Frankly, I didn't think this boat could attain that speed, but apparently it will. By Tom Kirkman

It’s Now or Never at CatFest!

September 15th, 2015

Every September the multihull fleet arrives at the “inland sea” of North Carolina better known as Lake Norman spanning over 520 miles of coastline. Weta racers came from Florida, Georgia and the eastern part of North Carolina for a fun filled weekend at Lake Norman Yacht Club.

Newport International Boat Show Sept 17-20

September 11th, 2015

Want to know more about the Weta? Then come along to the Newport International Boat Show Sept 17-20.

Wetas hatch for the 2015 Zhik Weta Nationals

September 10th, 2015

Unpacking and Assembling Boats for the 2015 Zhik Weta Nationals at Nor'banks Sailing Center. By Jon Britt

2015 Wine & Roses Regatta

August 20th, 2015

We had 4 SoCal boats and 3 NorCal boats converge on Santa Barbara, AKA the California Riviera, for postcard perfect champagne sailing:  Water temperature: 70 degrees. Air Temp: 85 degrees. Sky: clear and blue. Ocean: clear and blue.

What a Weta Day!

August 19th, 2015

4 of the 8 Wetas that swarmed in Santa Barbara with the F18 and Hobies this past weekend for the 2015 Wine and Roses Regatta. By Weta #389

Weta Review - Bob Hodges

August 12th, 2015

In 43 years of sailing a lot of different types of small performance sailboats (Finn, Laser, Thistle, Lightning, Snipe, sailboards, Tornado, Prindle 19, A-Class, and Sunfish), I think I now own a boat that checks off the boxes better than any other boat I have ever owned and/or sailed in…

Zhik Weta Nationals Sept 23-26

August 10th, 2015

DUCK, NCWeta Nationals 2015! Come and race on the waters where the first Weta’s were sailed in the US! The 2015 Weta Nationals will be held at Nor’Banks Sailing in Duck, Sept 23-26. Weta Fest Champion Mike Krantz will be there to try and keep his winning streak alive.

Video: Weta #436 "Shockwave" rocketing on Barnegat Bay, NJ

July 31st, 2015

Sailing my Weta "Shockwave" # 436 on Barnegat Bay, NJ. A fairly typical day, sail about 4 hours, about 12-14 kts speed in a good sea breeze. By Jim Vincent

Weta West Coast Championships: Full Blast at the Wind Machine Gorge

July 29th, 2015

This year we used the 2015 Gorge Dinghy Invite to host our Weta West Coast Championships on July 24-26, making it a fair distance for our Seattle contingent since it is usually held in the Bay Area or last year, in Santa Barbara.