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WetaFest 2014: No party too far

Published on February 23rd, 2014

by Miranda Powrie
It’s late summer in New Zealand, the weather is warm, and the sailing is good but I’m leaving this week for a place that is experiencing quite a harsh winter. Why? Because WetaFest in Florida is on!

First I’m traveling to Boston to do the last three days of the New England Boat Show (Feb. 22-Mar. 2). I’m looking forward to meeting Bob and Ira from the Multihull Source and talking to Weta owners and prospective Weta owners. (Note: A Weta is a slick 14-foottrimaran)

But then I am heading south for the main event: the second annual WetaFest on March 7-9 at Fort Walton Yacht Club in Fort Walton Beach, FL. This promises to be a really fun regatta, and with 19 entries listed – and a few more promised – it will be the biggest Weta fleet that I’ve ever raced in.

I’m really looking forward to experiencing Weta racing as it was meant to be. As a long time Laser sailor and a new convert to F18 and F16 catamarans, the Weta is the perfect combination of the two. Fun, close, fast and tactical racing!

And let’s not forget what’s happening off the water, good food, good drink and good parties, Fort Walton knows how to put on a regatta, and our sponsors are going to make it even better. Plus keep an eye on the weather with WRI, who will be providing forecasts each day starting March 5. These forecasts will be available by visiting this link.

This promises to be a great regatta. Hopefully it’ll still be summer back home when I return.

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