Get your GoPro on!
At Weta Marine we love our GoPro and use it to capture the thrills, spills and fun of sailing on a Weta trimaran. We are giving away a brand new GoPro with every boat sold till November 1st 2012. If you're not ready to buy just yet, go in the draw to win in our monthly competition. Enter here
Be Prepared, Get a Weta!
From Thomas Scheuch (WETA 458) who took his Weta to Calabria, Italy this spring. During his stay his WETA acted as an altar for the local boy & girl scouts, not to mention a bit of fun sailing for them!
Calling all Pacific North West Weta Sailors
David Berntsen from Weta West is organsing a Weta get together with a bit of coaching and a BBQ afterwards at Whidbey Island, Holmes Harbor for the weekend of the 18th of August.
Pitchpole & Recovery shot from masthead Gopro
Chris sailing in the European Weta 2012, shows us how it's done in about 25-30 knots
Beautiful relaxed sailing on Huntington Lake
The 59th annual High Sierra Regatta was held last weekend on Lake Huntington in California with the addition of a 14 boat strong Weta fleet. Relaxed family sailing was on order, there were water fights, Dads sailed with their kids, Husbands and wives sailed (although some did sail in separate boats...).
European Weta 2012
The European Weta for 2012 is finished! It was a great regatta, well run by Carnac Yacht Club and the French Weta Class Association, a big thank you to all the volunteers and helpers!
Chris Kitchen came from New Zealand to partcipate and took out the regatta with a near perfect scoreline, dropping a 4th, Franck yves Escoffier was second and the mother daughter team of Petra and Nicole Landgraf were 3rd. The results are handicap and the singles give the doubles time.
European Weta starts tomorrow!
Carnac, FRANCE (5th July, 2012): The Inaugural European Weta begins this week at Carnac running from 6th to 8th of July. Franck-Yves Escoffier is a hot contender for the title. Triple winner of the transatlantic multihull race Transat Jacques Vabre, Franck-Yves will provide some heavy weight competition. Another hot contendor is Chris Kitchen, founder of the Weta Class with his father, who has come all the way from New Zealand for the French competition.
Matthew Goes Sailing
4 year old Matthew loves his Dad's Weta!
Wonderful Weta Sailing on the Chesapeake!
On Sunday, June 3, 2012 the first one-design Weta race on the Chesapeake was held at West River SC. Four Wetas sailed in one of the most delightfully interesting courses that I have ever had the pleasure to sail.
Turnback Canyon Regatta 2012 from Dave Kleinman on Vimeo.
Chilled out weekend of high altitude sailing
Four Wetas competed this past Memorial Day weekend in variable light to moderate winds in northern California.
Fun and fast at the ABYC Memorial Day Regatta
Report by Bob Shirley
We had some great sailing conditions in Long Beach for the ABYC Memorial Day regatta; it was sunny, breezy and warm.
Weta at the Lidingö Runt 2012
Three Weta competed in the Lidingö Runt 2012 in Sweden on the weekend, a 13.5 nautical mile distance race - lots of fun was had, although it was still a little chilly!
Dinghy Central big hit at the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show
Dinghy Central, a celebration of NZ sailing dinghies at the boat show in the weekend was a great success, with huge interest in the dedicated dinghy section of the show.
Weta Camping in the Caribbean
Weta boys weekend in the Caribbean! Two days sailing and having fun with the grand-father, the father and son; sleeping alltogether under the tent above the trampolines of their Weta!
Great Sailing at the St Francis Yacht Club Elvstrom/Zellerbach Regatta
May 5 & 6 produced some great sailing conditions for the St Francis Yacht Clubs Elvstrom/Zellerbach Regatta. The race was attended by 99 boats with fleets of Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, Moth, 505, 29er, Formula Windsurfer, Kites (new Olympic class) and of course Wetas. The StFYC ran two race courses Wetas, 505 and Finn starting just west of Alcatraz and weather mark half way to the GG Bridge in the center of the bay. The other fleets raced closer to the StFYC up Chrissy field.
Shanghai YC 24 hour race
Instead of reports should everyone submit poems? This is from Shanghai dealer Markus about the Shanghai 24 race, he says no wind but....
still a very good feeling
gliding at night
with full moon
and passing others quite fast
and they are asking you....
what the hell are you doing???
Weta Fishing Round Two!
An awesome pic sent in by our Middle Eastern distributor Brett Hall - an 11kg Queenfish caught on his Weta!
Christy's afternoon tea
Christy our accounts manager is going on maternity leave to have her baby, this was her last baby free afternoon tea at Weta HQ! We wish Christy all the best and are looking forward to having her back in August!
What a blast!
A report about the Shanghai Boat Show Charity Regatta 2012 by Markus Winter
Crazy not to!
Check out these pics of Pensacola beach where the trimaran nationals will be next week, Dick from Weta Florida will be there and we hope to get a few Weta entries, come and join in the fun! Find the NOR here
Weta at Strictly Sail Pacific
Come and see Dave at the Strictly Sail Pacific in Oakland! He is giving away a free lifejacket with every boat sold at the show!
Weta Racer Chaser Weekend
You'd think being marketing co-ordinator for Weta Trimarans, I'd sail them a bit, but I have been so busy with Laser Radial racing that this weekend was only my second time out and my only time out in a big blow.
Seems like spring sailing is upon us as the traditional San Francisco winds have started to fill in, delivering the beginning of the sailing season. There’s no better way to enjoy the weekend than to join a bunch of like minded small boat sailors for racing on the San Francisco city front.
Ahoy from Southern California
The morning of Saturday, March 10, broke with sunny skies and light winds
pushing the tall palm trees around as crews boarded boats gathered in
Newport Harbor to participate in The Border Run long distance race.
Geoff's Volvo Adventure...
A report from the New Zealand Weta Class secretary Geoff Durham on his day on Sunday welcoming in the volvo boats!
I joined the welcome fleet for the 5 Volvo boats that arrived today and had a fantastic few hours sailing with some good breeze and awesome 3-sail surfing at goodness-knows-what speed.
Weta European Championships
Weta is really excited to announce we will be having a European Championship this year, from the 6th – 8th of July in Carnac, France.
Weta at the RYC demo day
Richmond Yacht Clubs annual Sail a Small Boat Day (demo day) was held on March 3 with incredibly clear skies, warm weather and light winds. There were about 100 participants who got to try all sorts of small boats from Bic Open, El Toro, Ultimate 20, Weta Trimaran, Windrider, standup paddleboards, etc. If success can be measured by how many free hotdogs were given to participants I think that 300 dogs is a mark of success.
A Weta Swarm is approaching the Great Lakes!
Weta Marine announces two new dealerships in Michigan and Wisconsin
2012 Border Run
The bad news is the world is ending, the good news is there's some sailing to be done... and a party.
New England Boat Show is going strong!
Check out the Weta at the New England boat show, the boats are sailing off the stand! Bob and Ira from the Multihull Source will be at Booth 1835
Charlotte Harbor Regatta
The event was well run as usual and with daily temperatures near eighty the sailing was great.
It's Boat Show Season!
Check out the Weta at the New England Boat Show Feb 11-19th. Bob and Ira from the Multihull Source will be at Booth 1835!
See the Weta at the Seattle Boat Show!
Come and visit Ethan Salkind from Marine Servicenter who has a new Weta on display at the show, the latest Weta videos, and free Weta hats for those that ask!
Chris and Roger have had a busy two weeks discussing Weta around the world!
Chris wins 18 footers Mark Foy regatta!
Exciting news in the Weta office, as of Saturday Chris and his team mates are the new 18 foot skiff world champions! Video after the jump...
A great pic of the kids from Murrays Bay Yacht Club enjoying themselves on the Weta!
Old Tri New Tri
This is a pic of a current Weta owners 18’ trimaran from quite a few years ago. It was a trailerable design where the beams hinged and folded upwards with the amas resting on small supports near centerline. It was a scaled down version of a 22’ 234 SA that the owners father designed and built. Bothvery fast boats.
Weta at the Auckland Beach Tour
Come and have a go on the Weta this weekend!
Bit of a float in Wellington
The plan for our second Wellington destination sail was to head from Petone Beach over to Scorching Bay for a picnic and a good coffee. Unfortunately the weather didn't play ball.
Hot leads and sold weta's at the Fall Cottage Life Show!
Paris Boat Show
See the Weta at the Saloon Nautique Paris next weekend (3-11 December). Visit www.weta.fr for more details on the Weta at the boat show!
Small Sailing World
Roger's wife Irene saw a Weta while only holiday in the US so she took a photo. She had no idea that there was a regatta on or that Bruce would write the following report!
Mahurangi & Days Bay Fun Sails
Four owners and their families turned up for a fun sail day from the Mahurangi regional park. A beautiful place to catch up and have a chilled out sail!
Weta at the Buzzelli Multihull Rendezvous
A great event!
Caught by Justin and Lionel Donnelly in the Seycehlles from their Weta Trimaran - In their own words...
Like busy insects the Weta’s buzzed around the Solent / Southampton Water in the first ever UK ‘swarming’
Chris is on TV!
Check out Chris being interviewed by AMP business, great interview!
Coronado Yacht Clun Sport Boat Regatta – San Diego, CA
Five Wetas signed up, and four Wetas showed up and raced in the Coronado
Yacht Club's annual Sport Boat Regatta last weekend.
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