Wētā News & Events

2018 US Weta Nationals and Adventure Sail Nov 2-4

October 04th, 2018

Only a few weeks left to register for 2018 Weta Nationals and Adventure Sail held November 2-4 at Sarasota Sailing Squadron. Take advantage of the early registration discount!

Online Registration and NOR is available at: http://www. regattanetwork. com/event/17315. One charter boat remaining.

Wetas Swarm Pacific Northwest - Stephanie Taylor

September 17th, 2018

When the Gorge calls, sailors answer. Pacific Northwest, here we come! An extended Labor Day weekend of August 29th through September 2nd brought Weta sailors from North Carolina and Washington State together for the ultimate challenge to conquer their fears of the unknown at Cascade Locks, Oregon.

Weta Square Top Mainsail Review - Jay Winick

August 28th, 2018

I got an excellent deal on hull #163 (obviously used) at the beginning of the season. She came with the original Gaastra sails which were crisp, but a little “dry” I would guess (I estimate they’re 7-8 years old).

Video: A-Cat - Hobie 16 - Weta - Tom Kirkman

August 08th, 2018

Extremely gusty but great fun and practice nonetheless. By Tom Kirkman

Weta Trimaran Review - Jay Winick

July 27th, 2018

I’m a long time sailor who got his first taste of sailing in a fair sized lake on Manitoulin Island in Ontario Canada as a kid. The first boat that I ever soloed was a Force 5 from AMF at 12 years old.

Stuffed to the gills, USA

June 28th, 2018

West Coast Weta Happy 10th Anniversary! It was 10 years ago today that our beloved Wetas arrived on the west coast of the US. Ten boats (#148 - #157) arrived via container to Richmond Yacht Club to nine owners that had never seen one or sailed one.

2018 Texas 200 - Puppy Dawg Learns to Rollover and Play Dead

June 21st, 2018

After I caught my breath and climbed on top of the bottom of my capsized boat, Puppy Dawg, in the middle of the Port Mansfield Channel, I reflected briefly on the day and how I ended up in this situation.

US Multihull Championships - A Dad’s Perspective

April 26th, 2018

I haven’t posted here in a while, and I was going to let someone else write about this, but a good friend of mine (Bert Rice Sr. ) said I better get off my ass and get it done. So Bert, this one is for you.

Weta Class Competes in their First US Multihull Championship - Stephanie Taylor

April 24th, 2018

April 18-22 was a much anticipated date for Weta sailors in North America.  US Sailing chose the Weta class for the 2018 US Multihull Championship hosted by Fort Walton Yacht Club which was held in conjunction with the 6th annual WetaFest.

2018 US Sailing Multihull Championships Race Report - Jonathan Weston

April 23rd, 2018

Wednesday, April 18
Randy’s Clinic

This was the clinic Randy Smythe has traditionally offered to sailors wishing to hone their skills (before he put on the clinic to all sailors in the championships).

Scuttlebutt Sailing News: Smyth wins U.S. Multihull Championship

April 23rd, 2018

Fort Walton Beach, FL (April 22, 2018) – Legendary multihull sailor, Randy Smyth (Fort Walton Beach, Fla. ), won his record-setting fifth career Hobie Alter Trophy for the U. S. Multihull Championship. The 2018 U. S.

A Q&A with Shari Seaton about the 2018 WetaFest and U.S. Multihull Championship

April 17th, 2018

When the conversation switches to fast, fun times afloat, it’s tough to beat the speed, exhilaration and adrenaline rushes that come with flying a hull on a racing-oriented multi-hull.