Weta World: Party on, Garth

Published on May 9th, 2014

A quirky little Kiwi-built trimaran continues to gain traction in the sport of sailing. The one person Weta has found a recipe of competition and camaraderie that maximizes the recreation in their sailing. Here’s an update on activity in the USA…

A container is being delivered to Atlanta, GA at Lake Lanier Yacht Club. There are 6 deposits for the 12 boat container, with an insta-fleet of 4 staying at the club. The container is expected to land mid June.

In Florida there are two hubs with building fleets, Pine Island/Cape Coral and Sarasota. Dick Hitchcock (Mr Weta Florida) describes the Weta as the perfect boat for Floridians, relaxed and easy but fun, with speed thrills and plenty of room for the grandkids!

The Duck Cup on the Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a centrally located regatta with two line of sight distance races, generally flat water and moderately winds. In short, perfect Weta weather. The Duck Cup is on June 7-8.

Further north, Bob Gleason from the Multihull Source (Wareham, MA) is organizing a Weta skills clinic on July 12-13. It’s the perfect chance to come along and meet the owners from the New England/New York area and do some informal racing and pick up some new skills.

On the West Coast, there is a busy calendar culminating in the National Championship in San Francisco on October 2-5. This will kick off with a day of informal coaching, a distance race day followed by two days of buoy racing. There will be charter boats available, contact Pierpont Performance Sailing to book.

Website: http://www.wetanorthamerica.com/

Downwind - Jennifer Kroon

Jonathan Weston Santa Cruz regatta

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