Wētā News & Events

Blustery Bala - 2 days of Great Dinghy Racing

July 19th, 2024

The 2024 Bala Sailing Club Long Distance Weekend was held over the weekend of June 22nd & 23rd. This year had four Wētā entered which was fantastic.

2024 East Coast Championships

July 16th, 2024

The 2024 edition of the Wētā Class East Coast Championships was held at Kerr Lake, North Carolina from June 14-16, 2024. The event was held in conjunction with the Carolina Sailing Club’s 67th Annual Governor’s Cup Regatta hosting 69 boats in 11 classes on two racecourses.

Lac de Naussac 7 et 8 Juin 2024

June 14th, 2024

Deux jours de régates, samedi 4 manches banane avec un bon vent, dimanche le vent nous a permis un raid et une manche banane. Un grand merci au club et aux bénévoles. Album https://photos. app. goo. gl/sJ1Yz2KqvXX5uu3p8

Photos Danièle Evrard
https://www. wetaclassefrance. com/

Neuse River Swarm

May 15th, 2024

On Saturday May 11th, 2024; Steve Cardoze, Eric Frank, and Chuck Carroll embarked on an exhilarating 18 mile journey down the Neuse River in Coastal North Carolina.

Going North With No Guarantees - This Is Sailing!

May 13th, 2024

The first targeted event to take the Wētā to for the 2024 season was the Kielder Water SC Dam to Dam weekend. Anyone heading to an event generally keeps an eye on the forecasts and they were all over the place leading up to this event.

2024 West Coast Wētā Midwinters - Lake Mohave, NV

April 18th, 2024

5 Wētās entered.

WētāFest NZ 2024 Highlights

March 20th, 2024

Photos - Stephanie Taylor

Highlights from WētāFest 2024 sailors in the weekend - https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=uAczmzAkp0Q

Florentina's "Wētā Diary" - Day 1 of WētāFest 2024 https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=OSULOe70xIk

Day 2 - WētāFest 2024 - Destination Race to Arkles Bay https://www. youtube.

Wētā story and Australian Nationals Buildup

December 08th, 2023

Some boats start with a bang and fade away, and some boats start with a smaller noise, and build up to something bigger. The Wētā has become such a boat with strong fleets all around the world.

Blackbeard Sailing Club Turkey Trot Regatta

November 27th, 2023

Eric 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.

Columbia Sailing Club ROCKS the 2023 Wētā North American Championship

November 01st, 2023

The 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.

2023 John B Barnard Invitational Centerboard Regatta

October 16th, 2023

The 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.

Video: 2UP on Lake Grevelingenmeer

October 16th, 2023

NW 14-21 knots - half wind - 28 km/h on Lake Grevelingenmeer, Netherlands.