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Weta Demo Day this Saturday at Lake Pupuke By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 6:02 AM Fri 23 May 2014
Come along to Lake Pupuke on the North Shore of Auckland this Saturday the 24th of May and try out the Weta with Miranda and Roger. We are taking bookings for people to come for a sail with Miranda, Roger will be on land to take people through rigging and boat set up. ...[more]


Weta fun, rum and racing at Charlotte Harbor Regatta By Miranda Powrie, Port Charlotte , 4:35 PM Tue 18 Feb 2014
The fifth annual Charlotte Harbor Regatta was a great success. Luckily only two Weta guys came down from New York this year so the rest of the places were still available for the local folks. Keith Rice (NY) ended up in first place with six wins. ...[more]


Giant swell and light winds challenge Weta sailors at Muscat Regatta By Brett Hall, Muscat , 9:04 AM Wed 22 Jan 2014
Muscat, in the Sultanate of Oman, is making big strides to bring it and the region onto the world sailing stage. Brett Hall reports on the recent 2014 Muscat Regatta in which several Wetas competed. Close to 1000 of the 16ft Weta trimarans have been sold internationally, with a fleet now established in Oman. ...[more]


Single handed Media Race in the Weta - a family battle By Richard Gladwell, , 7:57 PM Mon 9 Dec 2013
It seems a little hard to believe that it was three and half years ago that I first sailed the Weta, off Takapuna Beach on Auckland’s North Shore. An invitation to have another test sail soon got upped into a Media Race – competing against Boating New Zealand, and one of my sons. ...[more]


How to on the Weta - Your easy Youtube guide By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 9:14 PM Sat 7 Dec 2013
At Weta we have lots of new sailors or people who have come back to sailing after a long time away from it. So we often get a lot of questions about 'how to'. We have started a tips and tricks series to try and help people out and these are a few of our helpful videos! ...[more]


NZ Weta Sailing Update - WetaFest and Fun sailing at Torbay By Miranda Powrie, Auckland , 11:49 AM Thu 7 Nov 2013
The NZ WetaFest will be at the Tauranga Yacht and Powerboat Club and is kicking off in relaxed style with the TYPBC rum race on Friday afternoon. For Saturday a sailing orienteering race is scheduled. In teams of two or more sailors search the harbour for codes to prove that they have visited each landmark, so navigation and planning skills will come to the fore. ...[more]


Fun times at inaugural Weta New South Wales Championship + Video By Miranda Powrie, 8:10 AM Sat 12 Oct 2013
Chris Kitchen from Weta Marine in New Zealand was at first skeptical when Issac, his 12 year old super helm declared 'we will go around the top mark, blast downwind, then when we turn round the bottom mark we will have dolphins on the bow', but sure enough there were four dolphins cruising off the bow of his Weta! Includes new video ...[more]


Chris Kitchen takes out San Francisco West Coast Weta Championships By Miranda Powrie, 7:13 PM Tue 24 Sep 2013
The West Coast Champs held on the 21st and 22nd of September out of Richmond Yacht Club were good fun, with great race management by the women's Byte fleet (and some good AC related banter!) on a tricky tidal and shifty race course and with a great although sometimes distracting view of the America's Cup racing. ...[more]


Weta West Coast Championships, San Francisco - Video Preview By Sail-World.com, 6:59 PM Sun 22 Sep 2013
Video preview of the West Coast Weta champs to held at Richmond yacht club, San Francisco ...[more]


Totally Dinghy Regatta Report - Sept 14-15 Richmond Yacht Club, CA By Jonathan Weston, USA , 6:38 PM Sat 21 Sep 2013
Typically a warm up regatta for the Weta West Coast Championships (to follow the next weekend), the Totally Dinghy was totally awesome this year. Saturday dawned with rare Southerly’s and foggy skies. (It was hard to believe that just a few miles up the bay, the second AC race was cancelled due to high winds). ...[more]


Weta West Coast USA champs begin in two weeks at Richmond By Miranda Powrie, 1:21 AM Wed 11 Sep 2013
Looks like the Weta boys are having a great time in San Francisco, the atmosphere is electric and the guys (and gals!) are out training in anticipation of the Weta West Coast Champs, to be held at Richmond Yacht Club in two weeks. The regatta promises to be an international affair, with Chris Kitchen (Mr Weta) from New Zealand and Robert Spencer from Dubai making the trip. ...[more]


Wetas at Wine and Roses Regatta, Santa Barbara Yacht Club By Miranda Powrie, 7:10 PM Wed 21 Aug 2013
he weekend of August 17 & 18 four Wetas traveled to sunny Santa Barbara for the annual Wine & Roses regatta. Along with 35 beach cats, Dean Daniels from San Francisco, Brian Grover of Encinitas (near San Diego) Paul Martson and Bob Shirley from Ventura enjoyed good weather, camaraderie, hospitality and competition. ...[more]


What to do with a Weta in the Winter? Go solo surfing - Video By Sail-World.com, 10:42 PM Tue 6 Aug 2013
Weta Marine's Miranda Powrie and Chris Kitchen must have gotten a little bored at 'work' the other day and decided to start a new sport - singlehanding a weta in the surf off Takapuna Beach on Auckland's North Shore. For some reason Miranda drew the short straw and got to run the camera while standinng in the surf in the middle of the Kiwi winter (about 10degrees C). ...[more]


Awesome Weta West Coast USA Championships set for San Francisco By Miranda Powrie www.wetamarine.com, Auckland , 7:34 PM Wed 24 Jul 2013
The 2013 West Coast Champs promises good sailors, good fun and tall tales over a few drinks at Richmond Yacht Club, San Francisco Bay this September 21st and 22nd. Toni Sacco and Randy Smyth, the double handed duo who dominated the nationals on the East Coast earlier in the year are flying over for the event; will they continue their form on the Bay? Chris Kitchen will be back too, look out on ...[more]


Sail-World Boat Test: Flying the fabulous Weta By Richard Gladwell, 6:52 AM Sat 15 May 2010
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell test drives the Weta trimaran off Takapuna Beach: Over the past 30 or so years there have been several seminal boats and designs. Bruce Kirby did it with the Laser, Hoyle Schwietzer with the Winsurfer, Hobie Alter with the Hobie 16, and Frank Bethwaite did it with the 29er. And now, Roger and Chris Kitchen and the team at Wetamarine have done it with the Weta. ...[more]


Aussie Weta sailors complete 350km voyage off North Queensland coast By David Meade, 8:14 AM Mon 22 Mar 2010
A couple of Aussie Weta sailors have recently completed a 350 plus kilometre journey from Townsville to Cairns. 'The voyage to Cairns was a complete success, had a great time and boat performed without issue. Weather was a bit light and lots of direct tail winds (got quite inventive with paddles as spinnaker poles…and playing with the shape of the main) and lots of time at 3 to 5 knots boat speed. ...[more]


Qingdao Weta Sailing - 2009 Autumn Regatta By Jeppe Mortensen, Qingdao , 7:39 PM Fri 5 Feb 2010
The 'Qingdao Weta Sailing - 2009 Autumn Regatta' was recently held on Fushan Bay, outside Qingdao's Olympic Sailing Center. The regatta was in several ways a first: -the first ever Weta trimaran regatta in Qingdao. -the first ever dinghy regatta in Qingdao with boats exclusively owned by private individuals. -the first ever one design dinghy regatta in Qingdao with non-Olympic class boats. ...[more]


The Fifth Annual Zoo Regatta features Weta Trimaran By Chris Kitchen, Auckland , 6:45 PM Wed 23 Dec 2009
Last month the fifth annual Zoo regatta kicked off in the Caribbean. This year the venue was the beautiful Creole Beach spa and Hotel in Gosier, Guadeloupe. Other significant changes this year included Zoo regatta introducing the Weta 4.4 trimaran, these boats were generously provided Weta Caribbean. Short triangle courses were set close to the breakwater of Creole beach to allow spectator... ...[more]


2009 Ronstan NZ Weta Championship attracts big fleet in Rotorua By Chris Kitchen, Auckland , 5:46 PM Thu 17 Dec 2009
The 2009 Ronstan Weta New Zealand Championships were held at the Rotorua Yacht club over the weekend. On Friday afternoon we started with a coaching session provided by Mike Bullot (runner up in the 2009 Laser Worlds) and Chris Kitchen (2008 Weta New Zealand champion). Despite the cold gloomy weather there was a good turnout of sailors keen to build on their skills. ...[more]


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