Wētā News & Events

Sail Magazine: Weta Trimaran Review 2009

August 01st, 2017

The breeze was mild, but still it made an impression to see Dave Bernsten walk away from the tiller of his 14-foot trimaran, step to the bow, fiddle with an adjustment, then mosey back aft and resume his duties at the helm.

Sailing World: Weta Trimaran Best Dinghy

August 01st, 2017

This trimaran blew the judge away with it's fun factor. A feature from our January/February 2010 issue

It happens every year with BOTY: one of the smaller boats in the lineup reminds the judges of the pure exhilaration of fast, small-boat sailing.

Santa Cruz "Weta Kickoff"

July 25th, 2017

Since everyone else is getting ready or already heading to the Gorge for the Weta Nationals, I thought I’d write up the Santa Cruz Weta Kickoff (okay, Hobie Kickoff, but we were a sizable fleet) which took place last weekend.

2017 Huntington Highlights

July 03rd, 2017

Last weekend 6 Wetas convened on Huntington Lake, 7000 feet up on the western side of the Sierras, outside of Fresno, California. We had a great weekend of racing as part of the Fresno Yacht Club's Commodore's Open Classic regatta.

US Weta Nationals 2017 July 28-30

March 10th, 2017

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Don't miss out on 2017 US Weta Nationals at Cascade Locks with racing July 28-30. This is a spectacular venue located in the Columbia River Gorge just 45 minutes south of Portland, Oregon.

WetaFest USA 2017 April 27-30

March 10th, 2017

Fort Walton Yacht Club

As always there will be hot competition, and plenty of cold beer. You'll want to try our Burgee Bangers with take home commemorative cup! Remember it’s not who you beat, but who you meet.

SportsBoatsRUS Interview with Vadim Pushev

March 07th, 2017

Interview with Vadim Pushev (translated from Russian) -

Vadim is a master of sports, a yacht captain, a winner and champion of many international regattas in various classes, at present he is the head coach of the class 29er in the St. Petersburg Sailing Academy.

Everglades Challenge Addiction

March 02nd, 2017

Finish in eight days or less and not DIE!  This is the goal of the Everglades Challenge (EC) which is right around the corner, commencing March 4, 2017.

Video: Some Ugly Sailing

February 27th, 2017

Really tough day - hammer gusts to 35 MPH, full 180 degree wind shifts in a split second. Great practice, however, and only makes anything less a walk in the park. . . By Tom Kirkman

Downwind Tips with Tom Kirkman

January 18th, 2017

It is my opinion that the biggest mistake people make when double-handing a Weta when downwind reaching, is having one person steer the boat while the other sheets the screecher.

Video: Now this is FUN!

November 28th, 2016

15,000 acres of lake practically to ourselves  It was cold, it was wet, it was FUN!

By Tom Kirkman

Video: Lynne Sailing

November 21st, 2016

New sailor taking an informal lesson on the Weta. By Tom Kirkman