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Weta

Weta

The Weta is a small high-tech very easily demountable trimaran. It is both a high performance racing multihull and a modern incarnation of the ‘General Purpose Dinghy’, suitable for family days out. It is a stable recreational dinghy suitable for husband and wife two-handed club racing and it is a stable and forgiving training boat suitable for teaching 3 or 4 children the basics of sailing. It is one of the fastest singlehanded racing boats in existence apart from those fitted with a trapeze, foils or hiking racks. The central hull does not ‘fly’ and the boat has been described as more like a Moth with stabilizers than a catamaran. The mainsail has no boom and the reacher is mounted on a roller furler for ease of operation.

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Show news Pirates at Australian Weta Class Nationals
Nineteen boats race at Port Kembla Sailing Club
Posted on 13 Jan
Airlie Beach Race Week overall
The Paul Mitchell-skippered Angus wins Multihull Racing Division 1
Posted on 19 Aug 2021
Final Day of Airlie Beach Race Week begins
The stakes are high in some divisions where the pointscores are so close
Posted on 19 Aug 2021
Airlie Beach Race Week day 6
Another wind-filled thriller in the Whitsundays (AKA paradise)
Posted on 18 Aug 2021
Airlie Beach Race Week update
Preparing for the penultimate day
Posted on 18 Aug 2021
Airlie Beach Race Week day 3
An unusual stern adornment spotted in the Multihull division
Posted on 15 Aug 2021
Airlie Beach Race Week day 2
Just another day in paradise
Posted on 14 Aug 2021
Airlie Beach Race Week day 1
Capsize and dismastings bring all the drama of a soap opera
Posted on 13 Aug 2021
Weta first Australian Nationals are go!
Weta Trimaran hit another sales milestone with 1300 sold worldwide
Posted on 27 Nov 2020
Queensland Weta State Titles
3 NSW boats made the long trip to Lake Cootharaba
Posted on 8 Dec 2019
Australian Wetas get fired up for State Champs
Adding three State events to its calendar
Posted on 27 Nov 2019
NA Weta Class Champs: The dream regatta?
North American Weta Class Championship: “This was the most fun I have ever had racing a sailboat”.
Posted on 7 Nov 2019
Weta: International Newsletter - August 2019
Byra Marathon, Santa Cruz Multihull Regatta, French Nationals, Photo Album
Posted on 3 Sep 2019
Who says you can't enjoy sailing?
RYA supports campaign to challenge negative perceptions of disability
Posted on 15 Jul 2019
Multihulls at the RYA Sailability Regatta
Challengers and Wetas at Weymouth
Posted on 9 Jul 2019
RYA Sailability Regatta
Blind Sailing team crowned champions
Posted on 8 Jul 2019
Australian Weta QLD State Championships preview
Lake Cootharaba to host 20+ trimarans in December
Posted on 14 Nov 2018
Palm Beach SC 'Beware the Bullets Regatta preview
Calling all catamaran racers!
Posted on 25 Oct 2018
Four more years - Para Sailing misses Paris cut
The decision is a body blow for the beleaguered organisation as it faces several pressing issues
Posted on 14 Sep 2018
Sailing not included in 2024 Paralympic Games
International Paralympic Committee rejects application for Paris
Posted on 14 Sep 2018
US Multihull Champs: Weta trimaran boat review
For the racer, several questions needed answering
Posted on 4 May 2018
Randy Smyth wins U.S. Multihull Championship Title
Record-setting fifth career Hobie Alter Trophy
Posted on 23 Apr 2018
Emerald Coast welcomes U.S. Multihull Championship
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to host this week
Posted on 18 Apr 2018
Shari Seaton on the U.S. Multihull Championship
A Q&A with Shari Seaton about the 2018 WetaFest and U.S. Multihull Championship
Posted on 16 Apr 2018
10th RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta
Champions crowned at Rutland
Posted on 8 Aug 2017
Still time to take part
In the tenth RYA Sailbility Multiclass Regatta
Posted on 20 Jul 2017
The Paralympic strategy plan
80 entries from 40 nations at Kieler Woche
Posted on 20 May 2017
Tenth RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta
Open to all classes for the first time
Posted on 10 Apr 2017
Kiel to host Para World Sailing Championships
During the world-renowned Kiel Week
Posted on 11 Dec 2016
Weta Nationals at Weston
A swarm descends
Posted on 16 Jun 2015
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Racecourse action at the Charlotte Harbor Regatta in the Weta class
© Brian Gleason/Charlotte Harbor Regatta
Australian Weta Class National Championships - Dualing Wetas of Andy Duffield (2nd, LCSC, QLD) and Todd McVey (4th, LCSC, QLD)
© Aus Weta
Australian Weta Class National Championships - Orange and Yellow Gennaker Colours
© Aus Weta
Australian Weta Class National Championships - Bananas in Pyjamas on Go Bananas
© Aus Weta
Australian Weta Class National Championships - John Richardson Winner of the one-up class
© Aus Weta
Australian Weta Class National Championships - Pink, Purple, Red, Orange Gennaker Colours 1280 x 960
© Aus Weta
Australian Weta Class National Championships - Sending It (11th, Geoff Waldon, WSC, NSW)
© Aus Weta
Australian Weta Class National Championships - Orange is Faster Paul White (6th, WSC, NSW) Vs Ian Richardson (2nd, PKSC, NSW)
© Aus Weta
Australian Weta Class National Championships - One up fleet downwind
© Aus Weta
Australian Weta Class National Championships - Winning NSW Team
© Aus Weta
Australian Weta Class National Championships - Keith Chidzey and Phoebe Branch - Winners of the 2-up class
© Aus Weta
The Weta fleet - 2021 Airlie Beach Race Week
© Shirley Wodson / ABRW
The WETA's with The Other Office out in front - Airlie Beach Race Week 2021
© Shirley Wodson / ABRW
WetaFest 2021 a huge success after a tricky year for regattas
© Josh McCormack
Weta Trimaran
© Aus Weta
Weta Trimaran
© Aus Weta
Weta Trimaran
© Aus Weta
2019 Queensland Weta State Titles
© Glenn Foley
2019 Queensland Weta State Titles
© Julie Hartwig - Sailing Shotz Photography
2019 Queensland Weta State Titles
© Julie Hartwig - Sailing Shotz Photography
Australian Wetas ready for State Championships
© Paul White
Australian Wetas ready for State Championships
© Sailing Shotz Photography
Australian Wetas ready for State Championships
© Paul White
2019 Weta North American Championship - NorBanks sailing facility in Duck, NC
© Eric Rasmusse
2019 Weta North American Championship - NorBanks sailing facility in Duck, NC
© Eric Rasmusse
2019 Weta North American Championship - NorBanks sailing facility in Duck, NC
© Eric Rasmusse
2019 Weta North American Championship - NorBanks sailing facility in Duck, NC
© Eric Rasmusse
2019 Weta North American Championship - NorBanks sailing facility in Duck, NC
© Eric Rasmusse
2019 Weta North American Championship - NorBanks sailing facility in Duck, NC
© Eric Rasmusse
Kim Higgs - 2019 Weta North American Championship - NorBanks sailing facility in Duck, NC
© Eric Rasmusse
Zhik 2022 Choice of Champions FOOTERCyclops 2022 May FOOTERRS Sailing 2021 - FOOTER