Wētā News & Events

MBYC Cat Fight 1 2023

April 04th, 2023

Participation in regattas by Wētās sailors has dwindled significantly on the West Coast since the mid-twenty-teens. Last year, we were only able to get a fleet (6 boats) together for one regatta, the Commodores Invitational at Huntington Lake.

Dick Hitchcock Memorial Regatta

March 27th, 2023

The 3rd Annual Dick Hitchcock Memorial Regatta was contested in Gulfport, Florida on March 18th and 19th, 2023. Frigid temperatures (OK, Florida frigid (50’s and 60’s Fahrenheit)) greeted the twelve intrepid competitors on Boca Ciega Bay.

NZ WētāFest 2023

March 16th, 2023

Torbay March 11/12

The weather for WētāFest was absolutely perfect with a good SW wind of 15 to 20 knots on the Saturday which kept the racers on their toes and the cruisers happy to complete the course.

CSC Wētās at Sailing World Regatta Series

February 24th, 2023

Sailors flocked to Florida in February for the biggest regatta of the year! Leg one of the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series did not disappoint with 270 boats, three days of racing, four sailing circles and lively parties featuring Mount Gay Rum.

Bluster on the Bay Regatta - Melbourne, FL

January 23rd, 2023

Bluster on the Bay this has been a great regatta in Melbourne for the past few years and first Wētā event of the season.

Lessons From A Man Overboard - Mike Mead

October 28th, 2022

Hi, New Weta owner here so I had been holding on to this story due to embarrassment I guess. I've just written the communications tips for a Coastguard win a PLB competition so thought I may as well bite the bullet and hopefully help some other sailors in future.

2022 Rotorua North Island Sprints Regatta

October 18th, 2022

Having enjoyed and learned so much from sailing with the Northern Wētā skippers in the 2020 Sprints regatta I was keen to get to this next one (2021 was cancelled due to Covid).

Airlie Beach Race Week: Big winds arrive as McVeys vie for Wētā supremacy - Sail-World

August 19th, 2022

By Di Pearson/ABRW 17 Aug 11:27 NZST
11-18 August 2022

A super competitive father and son are sailing in the Wētā trimaran class at Airlie Beach Race Week in the Whitsundays this week where the results have sea sawed between the pair from Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club in Boreen, Queensland.

Video: 2022 Wētā East Coast Championship Regatta

July 08th, 2022

(in conjunction with the 65th NC Governor’s Cup Regatta). In our third year, the Wētā East Coast Championship at Kerr Lake has become the most anticipated event of the Mid-Atlantic season.

The 2nd Annual Return to Duck Cup - Bruce Koch

June 16th, 2022

The 2nd Annual Return to Duck Cup
(And that darn Lemans Start)

The Duck Cup is a multihull tradition that dates back to the early 80’s. This is the second year the regatta has been held after last year’s “return” following a several year absence.

Memorial Day Regatta 2022 - Bob Shirley

June 09th, 2022

ABYC Memorial Day Regatta 2022

Wētās have raced in the Memorial Day Regatta at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach in the past and we attempted to get a fleet again for this year.