Wētā News & Events

Wetas at Rock - Patrick Lyon

May 13th, 2021

It seemed a bleak prospect when we started planning a sailing weekend in the midst of a covid epidemic having already cancelled it last year, but despite the social distancing, rule of 6, eating and socialising outside, we were rewarded with bright sunshine from dawn to dusk and though the…

Alligator Run Regatta - Stephanie Taylor

May 06th, 2021

After hibernating for the past year, a few Wetas decided it was time to venture out in the world close to home. As fate would happen, others decided to do the same.

Awesome sailing at NZ WetaFest 2021 - Roger Kitchen

April 28th, 2021

Video: https://youtu. be/8Fp7wq-1YYs

Finally after a crazy year of lockdowns and uncooperative weather we had a weekend of great sailing despite a tough first day. When you have dedicated Weta sailors making the long trek from the South Island for WetaFest you really want to make the event worthwhile.

Ventura CA Swarm Report - Bob Shirley

April 21st, 2021

No good deed goes unpunished. Bill Mattson, a local beach cat sailor, volunteered to video our swarm with his drone. Last week he and I did a successful test run in which he launched from near the Ventura Pier and took some beautiful pictures despite the light wind.

Video: Cruising with the cousins at Castor Bay

April 16th, 2021

Featuring Lucette, Amelia, Bianca and Chris. Filming Chris Kitchen
Editing Luis Kitchen

Easter Swarm in New Bern - Stephanie Taylor

April 13th, 2021

Sometimes last minute plans turn out to be the best. A change in our Easter weekend swarm location from Beaufort to New Bern provided just that.

Dick Hitchcock Memorial Charity Regatta - Cliff Peshek

March 26th, 2021

Florida Weta sailors moved the show about an hour North from Sarasota to Gulfport Yacht Club for back to back weekend racing action.

2021 Sarasota Bay Multihull Regatta Report - Cliff Peshek

March 18th, 2021

14 boats registered for the event including 4 new Weta sailors and entrants from 7 different States. Obviously folks want to get back to sailing after taking most of 2020 off.

Inaugural Australian National Weta Championships - Australian Multihull World Magazine

March 17th, 2021

Story Peter Hackett | Images Julie Hartwig

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Well we did it.

2021 Bluster on the Bay - Cliff Peshek

January 25th, 2021

Charles “Pooch” Pucciariello defends his lead on day three to win the 2021 Bluster on the Bay. Charlie, man of few words, summed up his performance “When the wind blows, hike hard and win. When the wind goes light fat boys go slow”.

Triumphant Trio of Bundaberg Sailors - Bundaberg Today

January 08th, 2021

By Aaron Goodwin

Bundaberg sailors cleaned up at the first Weta National Championships (Dec 28-Jan 2) on Lake Cootharaba, picking first place in all three categories.

Video: Lake Ngaroto Regatta

November 19th, 2020

What a glorious place. For those that didn’t make the trip to this regatta they missed a great weekend. Set in the middle of Waikato dairy farms the Ngaroto Sailing Club were excellent hosts and put on a good regatta in difficult conditions.