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#1 tikipete

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:11 PM

Because I just couldn't resist.

 

Great little boat and little is in no  way a pejorative.

 

Who has:

 

*sailed the fastest

*sailed furthest

*tried using a righting line after capsize



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 07:48 PM

you don't need a righting line.  Flood an ama, walk it over.

 

No idea on the first 2.



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:32 PM

Pete, Watch the capsize recovery videos on the WETA site under tips for owners. Also some on You Tube. Righting line may not be necessary. If the water is deep enough it's " gonna turtle ".  I think the WETA is so stable that you'd have to work hard to capsize. Happy Sailing, Knox



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

Understood, I just don't want to stand on the board, I'm a lot heavier than Miranda.

 

Are you going to Spring Fever?



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 08:52 PM

a couple guys in Australia travelled for 100? 200? miles, that must be among the longest expeditions so far, its in the weta website

does someone have an interesting expedition to share?

the double dammed also seems like a good sized long distance race



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 09:32 PM

Spring Fever - yes ( if it is not too cold this year ) in the F-16, Knox



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 04:19 AM

for distance i seem to remember a father and son competing in an african lake safari raid, 500km?

 

or the above mentioned oz guys who sailed from down to cairns/ from the place a 100?klicks north  

 

got to be some keen french guys too who have probably sailed the french med coast from spain to monaco

 

maybe miranda might

 

dig up the details..

 

for speed?

 

probably whatever daveB? peaked at on the double damned river blast

 

got to judge from the gps track as max speed readout prone to spikes 



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:32 AM

Any guesses as to top speed for a stock boat?



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:32 PM

16 knots, but it's like driving a porsche close to ground...feels like 25k on my 28R



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 02:57 PM

I was doing steady 14-15 knots  on the Thursday practice session according to the GPS.  It felt much faster...



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 03:17 PM

Got my DeckBeaters Mike...now just need to try them out!



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 03:42 PM

Sweet.

 

About to call it a day and go sailing myself...



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Posted 14 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

my kid was 8 at the time, she was driving and we were touching 14 knots.   She put us into a gybe and while I had to hang on to avoid getting thrown off, the boat didn't flip,  all was cool.

By myself 14 was common,  but 15 was hard to get.

 

No need to stand on the daggerboard for very long once one of the amas is flooded.  It pops right up.



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Posted 16 March 2014 - 02:35 PM

In the 2011 Double Damned race Dave Bernstein and his crew hit over 19 knots in winds of 25-37 knots (see video at 4.14).

 

A few Wetas have been entered in the ~300 mile Everglades Challenge but none have finished it - yet.

I started a discussion on the Weta Forums as to what mods you could make to a Weta to make it more suitable for the EC.cluttered-weta-lg.jpg



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Posted 17 March 2014 - 09:16 PM

I'm thinking about a "day box", something to keep loaded with essentials in case I decide to stay out overnight or get caught by bad weather.

 

Without putting too much thought into it:

*dried food of some sort

*flashlight

*bug spray and mosquito netting

*ultralight camp stove (I can't imagine waking up to no coffee!) instant coffee.

*seasonal clothing-I've sailed local waters for over forty years. There have been three for four sailing deaths, all attributed to hypothermia

 

Water (at least 1 gallon) cell phone and food for the day would be kept separately.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:14 PM

This is what we do in Nu Zulund - http://www.wetamarin...627-island-time and this is the story of the townsville to cairns cruise... http://www.wetamarin...trip d_mead.pdf

 

I have just got back to work got a nasty tummy bug on the way home which wiped me out for a few days, just starting to work on the video now the drone footage is very cool, looking forward to sharing it.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:22 PM

townsville to cairns cruise sounds like a blast.

 

Can't wait to come up with something like that with mine...



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:55 PM

For me this is the most obvious, and even easier from Charlotte Harbor (the February race site).

 

http://www.floridast....org/cayocosta/

 

https://www.google.c...m/data=!3m1!1e3



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:57 PM

How about a run from Duck, NC to Cape Lookout Bight in the Sounds! 



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:01 PM

Google map? When?



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:05 PM

sign me up



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:37 PM

Someone say something!

 

I'm beached 'til Tuesday at best. But the wind has been light so Tuesday I hope to load the SUP and practice with that in the morning, if the wind comes up I'll put the Weta in for an afternoon sail.  Maybe I'll start sailing days with a weigh-in...

 

In the mean time, lots of warblers and raptors moving through; cat birds and brown trashers starting to nest. And mosquitoes..



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:29 AM

how about the WetaFest video! Just finished it....

 



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:15 AM

Cool!



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:20 AM

Cool!

 

What an understatement.  



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 11:49 PM

Nationals in San Francisco. 

 

Lodging?

 

3,000 miles one way. I don't see me making that kind of drive, alone, for one weekend of sailing.

 

Container?



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 01:22 AM

We're thinking of organising a WetaFest in Australia next year (between Nov-Feb 2014) which will include a distance race.

 

Fill in the survey here if you're interested in having a holiday down under instead of being snowed in for three months - we might hold it near WetaFest NZ so you can do both events.

 

I'd love to do something like the Townsville-Cairns trip too - although there's the saltwater crocodiles, Irukandji jellyfish, sharks and venomous snakes and spiders to consider ;-)

 

There's also the Peter Loft Marathon Race in May which is a 20Km race with a Le Mans start!



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 01:37 AM

I'd also add

*Thermal bivvy sack

*PLB

*Energy bars instead of dried food

*Stock cubes (emergency soup)

* Lighter (for the stove)

* Sunscreen

 

I'm thinking about a "day box", something to keep loaded with essentials in case I decide to stay out overnight or get caught by bad weather.

 

Without putting too much thought into it:

*dried food of some sort

*flashlight

*bug spray and mosquito netting

*ultralight camp stove (I can't imagine waking up to no coffee!) instant coffee.

*seasonal clothing-I've sailed local waters for over forty years. There have been three for four sailing deaths, all attributed to hypothermia

 

Water (at least 1 gallon) cell phone and food for the day would be kept separately.



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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:19 PM

Nationals in San Francisco. 

 

Lodging?

 

3,000 miles one way. I don't see me making that kind of drive, alone, for one weekend of sailing.

 

Container?

 

charter?



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Posted 26 March 2014 - 10:38 PM

I guess we have two topics going but we'll find a way to make them fit. For camping and all round comfort, http://www.nrs.com/p...-espresso-maker

 

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  • And why pay $3.00 or more for a coffee drink when you can now quickly and easily make as good a cup, or better, at home for mere pennies! Use the money you save to buy more boating gear!"


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Posted 26 March 2014 - 11:38 PM

For me this is the most obvious, and even easier from Charlotte Harbor (the February race site).

 

http://www.floridast....org/cayocosta/

 

https://www.google.c...m/data=!3m1!1e3

Our FAVORITE place to sail - Charlotte Harbor and don't forget http://www.charlotteharborregatta.com next February.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:47 AM

The DFW Drone edit of WetaFest - very cool!

 



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:07 PM

Very cool indeed! Thanks.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 09:56 PM

Nationals in San Francisco. 

 

Lodging?

 

3,000 miles one way. I don't see me making that kind of drive, alone, for one weekend of sailing.

 

Container?

 

charter?

 

Yep contact Pierpont Performance Sailing, they have 2 boats that they charter to events up and down the West Coast - http://www.pierpontp...ncesailing.com/



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 06:22 PM

Anyone been out in the last few days? I'm hoping to get out tomorrow or Thursday.



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:21 PM

Just saw these at the Boston Boat show. Fantastic. Trying to talk some friends into selling their lasers....



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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:13 PM

Awesome!

 

Check out my latest clip of having fun on the Weta - this is me taking some kids out who were doing an introduction to sailing program at the local yacht club here in NZ. Usually I'm all about racing and get bored doing cruisy sails, but this was such a fun day and really reinforced for me why it's such a great boat!

 



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Posted 09 April 2014 - 11:07 PM

It's all happening in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

After Mike Krantz and Knox Rodgers from Georgia chartered boats at WetaFest they were persuaded by the close racing and easy handling of the Weta to get off the fence and get into the Weta racing scene! They talked about it to a couple of friends and as a consequence we have had such strong interest that we have decided to drop a container in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

To support the new owners Weta Marine are going to put on a training camp with Randy Smyth at the Lake Lanier Sailing Club to help the fleet get up to speed! All Weta sailors are welcome to join in, watch wetamarine.com for details.

 

There are 6 boats still available from the 12 boat container, but they are going quickly so contact Jon Britt or Dick Hitchcock to book a spot!

 
Jon Britt
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Dick Hitchcock
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 01:25 PM

Weta 4.4 trimarans are swarming to Pittwater near Sydney over Easter

 

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It’s official, Easter Race Day is Sunday 20-4-14. Everyone is welcome, as this is just a social race day, please be warned no prizes or trophy’s will be awarded and there is no entry fees. The aim is to get Weta racing happening in the Sydney area and have fun.

So if you’re new to sailing or just purchased a Weta, or even hoping to be on the next America’s cup yacht to represent Australia, don’t wait for the phone call just bring your Weta down and join in the fun.

We are launching from Bayview Park boat ramp. Next to the tennis courts on Pittwater Road (Nearest cross street is King Edward Ave).

Set up is at 9 – 9.30 am. Race brief will be at 10.30 am, and Race one starts at 11.45 am. The start line will be the jetty at Taylors Point (UBD map 118 H 1)

We have yet to decide whether it will be one long race or two shorter races, wind direction and weather permitting. For more information please call Peter DuRoss on 0418473868 or email at peterduross@bigpond.com

We will be sailing on other days over Easter so if you want to go match race practising or a leisurely sail give us a call. And we are race training every Sunday weather permitting so come down and practice you’re skills.

 



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:04 PM

Just saw these at the Boston Boat show. Fantastic. Trying to talk some friends into selling their lasers....

Why not take your friends along to your local dealer for a test sail:

 

Bob Gleason / Ira Heller

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Wareham, MA 02571
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sailfast@themultihullsource.com
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Posted 12 April 2014 - 11:25 PM

In the 2011 Double Damned race Dave Bernstein and his crew hit over 19 knots in winds of 25-37 knots (see video at 4.14).

 

A few Wetas have been entered in the ~300 mile Everglades Challenge but none have finished it - yet.

I started a discussion on the Weta Forums as to what mods you could make to a Weta to make it more suitable for the EC.cluttered-weta-lg.jpg

I just noticed this port. Seems like a good idea, anyone else tried it?



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:59 PM

Wet and Wild!!!  A bit too wet for me.  I've gotten soft in my old age.

In the 2011 Double Damned race Dave Bernstein and his crew hit over 19 knots in winds of 25-37 knots (see video at 4.14).

 

A few Wetas have been entered in the ~300 mile Everglades Challenge but none have finished it - yet.

I started a discussion on the Weta Forums as to what mods you could make to a Weta to make it more suitable for the EC.cluttered-weta-lg.jpg



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:07 AM

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Easter Racing in Queensland - from Kevin Bates - QLD dealer

 

This year we have 4 so far with 1 from NSW. Brian Harrison and wife are coming up from NSW, 2 boats from Bundaberg an hour away from Hervey Bay and me.

 

The regatta is again being hosted by the Maryborough Sailing club, Hervey Bay and this is the 87th year of hosting this event and competitors will be coming from all over. We can expect some 60-70 entries across several mono classes.

 

The Weta is the only multi hull entry. The races will be held over Good Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a presentation night on the Sunday. There are 5 races in total with registration and entries being taken till 11am on Friday along with a briefing at midday and a race in the afternoon. There are 2 races on the Saturday and Sunday. Entry is just $60.

 

Hope to see some more Weta sailors there!

 

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 03:05 AM

CRAM (Catamaran Racing Assoc. of Michigan) has invited the Weta to their event in Muskegon on July 26-27, 2014. Four Wetas are already registered giving us our own start. Sign up on the CRAMsailing website.
First 2day event with CRAM is free!!

Come sail Lake Michigan - Unsalted and Shark Free

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

The CRAM regatta in Muskegon promises to be a great opportunity to enjoy racing the WETA. Super protected beach launching and more fresh water than you can imagine. Best of all, it's a terrific way to promote and showcase the WETA. Many may see it as a good alternative to traditional beach cats. My new boat comes in June as part of the Lake Lanier Sailing Club  ( Atlanta ) fleet purchase. I can't wait to get on the road and start racing. Join us for some great racing! Knox Rodgers  Atlanta



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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:54 PM

My early edition Weta is getting an awl grip job to brighten up things. Anybody done this before? I'm guessing there will be some custom projects with these amazing little machines. Metallic Blue. Pics coming.

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 06:33 PM

Nor'Banks Sailing will be displaying a new Weta at the upcoming Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 25-28.  This is a great mini version of the Fall Sailbat Show with plenty to see and do.  Nor'Banks will be offering a boat show special, but you will need to come and see us or contact us directly for the details.  We now have another Weta that has joined WRSC and we are looking keep that fleet growing by offering additional discounts to anyone who joins WRSC with their Weta.  Again, you have to contact us for details!  



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 10:45 PM

Today I sailed into the gulf, solo, for the first time in years. This is the right boat for me, it has enough performance to allow good range for day sailing and still be manageable.

 

We now have a small, casual Weta fleet and will be racing on May 10th. Yahoo!



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Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:21 AM

Multihull Source is hosting a Go Fast Clinic for Weta's July 12th & 13th

 

The Multihull Source, Inc based in Wareham, Mass is putting on a Go Fast Seminar over the weekend of July 12 & 13 at the beautiful location below.

 

Concentrating on rigging and sailing skills, the format may be more like a clinic but if we get more knowledgeable sailors who want to hone their racing skills we can do that too. 

 

The main point is to make it fun and get owners and prospects alike interested in sailing Wetas more and practicing some racing maneuvers. 

Things like man over board drills, heaving to, sailing backwards, start and stop are as important as sail trim and how to get the boat going fast.  Learning your boat more to allow you to be in control, go faster and be more comfortable on the race course.  The other areas to touch on are tactics and learning to read the wind and waves.  

 

Contact Bob or Ira from the Multihull Source to find out more! www.themultihullsource.com

 

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 04:31 PM

We're thinking of organising a WetaFest in Australia next year (between Nov-Feb 2014) which will include a distance race.

 

Fill in the survey here if you're interested in having a holiday down under instead of being snowed in for three months - we might hold it near WetaFest NZ so you can do both events.

 

I'd love to do something like the Townsville-Cairns trip too - although there's the saltwater crocodiles, Irukandji jellyfish, sharks and venomous snakes and spiders to consider ;-)

 

There's also the Peter Loft Marathon Race in May which is a 20Km race with a Le Mans start!

 Sounds absolutely delightful, nothing like a challenge or two



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 08:16 PM

We're thinking of organising a WetaFest in Australia next year (between Nov-Feb 2014) which will include a distance race.

 

Fill in the survey here if you're interested in having a holiday down under instead of being snowed in for three months - we might hold it near WetaFest NZ so you can do both events.

 

I'd love to do something like the Townsville-Cairns trip too - although there's the saltwater crocodiles, Irukandji jellyfish, sharks and venomous snakes and spiders to consider ;-)

 

There's also the Peter Loft Marathon Race in May which is a 20Km race with a Le Mans start!

 Sounds absolutely delightful, nothing like a challenge or two

 

the NZ WetaFest will be November 21 - 23 2014 anyone who makes it down we can get you a boat!



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Posted 06 May 2014 - 09:59 PM

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Sounds like the guys and gals had a great time at the Hobie Kick Off in the weekend - a couple of lines sent in from Jonathan Weston this morning -

 

Conditions couldn’t have been better for the 2014 Hobie Kick-Off Regatta, held May 4-5 at Santa Cruz YC. This year the Hobie’s invited the Weta Fleet to participate, where it all came down to a photo finish in final race 6. After trading off victories between Jonathan “Hot Donuts” Weston and Dave “Davo” Berntsen in the first five races on Saturday in winds building to 18knots on Saturday, the wind kicked up its heels on Sunday with gusts to 25 knots.

 

Berntsen took the start and pulled away on the first two legs, only to have that lead shortened on the final weather leg as Weston clawed his way back. On the downwind with Berntsen still a good 100 yards in front, Weston dove deep, surfing the swells to narrow the gap. With a starting fleet of Hobie 20’s in the mix, Weston chose the leeward end of the finish line, and Berntsen failed to cover, instead running into traffic at the pin giving Weston the race and the regatta.

 

The wind then rose to 30 knots, and seeing as two of the Hobie sailors and one Weta skipper were swimming for their boats, the RC called the fleet to harbor. It was an exciting finish to a great regatta put on by the SCYC and Hobie Fleet. We’ll see them again in Monterey on July 5-6, where all Weta’s are being called on for this fun two-up (two person crew) event.

 

Results

 

More Info - https://www.facebook...fcitycatamarans

 

 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:30 PM

Had a nice sail into the gulf yesterday, maybe 26 miles total.  The boat surfs very easily and at one point I might have hit the 17 knot range. Anyone buying that? I didn't have the gps on. Who knows why...
 


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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:33 PM

Cool, can I put the photo on the Weta facebook? Can't link to it on your facebook your privacy settings probably to high.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

I buy it.  When you catch a swell or whitecap while gennaker reaching in high winds, as you pointed out, the boat will surf really well.  When you "drop in" the boat can accelerate and for one or two seconds go quite fast.

 

I use my GPS regularly, primarily to check my speed.  I hit 18 knts one time.  It was probably only for a split second, but it got recorded.

 

Last Saturday I was out in 12 - 14 kts of wind.  Most of the time when I was gennaker reaching I was doing hi 8s and lo 9s occasionally getting up to 11.  When I checked my max speed on my GPS at the end of the day, I had hit a 12.4 once.  The point is: the Weta is capable of surfing quite easily and when it does so it accelerates dramatically.  Therefore, although the average speed may be quite pedestrian, at times the boat can be quite thrilling.

 

Over the years Weta sailors have found that the boat will easily get going up around 14 kts, but it is difficult to go much faster than that....unless you have some whitecaps or swells to give it a boost....then it will squirt up in speed quite well.



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Posted 07 May 2014 - 08:50 PM

Cool, can I put the photo on the Weta facebook? Can't link to it on your facebook your privacy settings probably to high.

Sure! That's just a snip from Google maps.



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 12:46 AM

What did you do with the F16?



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Posted 08 May 2014 - 04:09 AM

I still have it. Make me an offer...



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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:40 PM

I am really enjoying this boat! Today's excursion about 15 miles (maybe a little more). I'm guesstimating because I forgot to put new batteries in the gps, though I did remember to turn it on.

 

Two boats, three sailors, a very pleasant time.

 

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:11 PM

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Linda and Randy Adventure in the Gulf!

 

I took delivery of my new Weta from Dick this past weekend in Cedar Key and had a chance to take her out for her first sail while there, I am so thrilled with the boat!

Prior to that weekend, Randy and I had a great adventure!  We had each borrowed a Weta (I used Cliff's boat and Randy sailed Mike Meade's boat) and sailed from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City with the intention of catching up with our Fort Walton Yacht Club spring cruise.  What would have been about a 60 mile trip turned into 115 miles and 27 hours of non-stop sailing in the Gulf of Mexico.  
 
 
The wind was 15-20 knots with higher gusts, but the direction was not as predicted, so we had to tack a lot.  The seas built to 4-7 feet with occasional breakers and there was a very strong current against us.  We found the boat handles these conditions very well with the main alone as it would have been very risky to try to take down a jib at night.  With modifications, that process will be much safer and easier in the future. We both had dry suits on and all kinds of safety gear, so the main goal was to press on and avoid capsizing.  
 
As we arrived in Panama City, we sat through an hour of squalls with heavy rain and in one case 40kts of wind.  In the flat water of the bay, we were able to feather into the wind with little drama.  The boat really responds well to the rudder.  Needless to say, we were tired, but elated to arrive safely.  I have to say, these are tough little boats!  This experience gave me a huge boost in confidence in the boat for the Everglades Challenge!  What an amazing training opportunity ...I'm stoked!!


Thanks very much for the sponsorship!  That makes a world of difference.  We'll be tweaking things here and there and will keep you posted.

 

All the best,

 

Linda Wright
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:41 PM

I'm torn regarding the Everglades Challenge. I really have no desire to sail 300 miles, non-stop, in racing mode. However making the trip in a more leisurely mode has an appeal.

 

For those of you that have the experience, what is a reasonably range for a Weta sailing in daylight only?  I'm guessing 60 miles is tops.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:18 PM

Sicilian Weta travels

 

Fausto Cuccinella, an Italian owner, is starting on his voyage around Sicily this week, as soon as the wind picks up a bit. Laurent met him in Dusseldorf this year, after an email forwarded by Chris, and decided to support his initiative with some free gear and putting him in contact with some Italian nautical journalists.

 

You can follow what he is up to on his facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wetasicilia. He intends to post regular updates while doing his tour.

 

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:05 PM

Cool!



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:10 PM

Just made a new video - the fun and fast part of Weta sailing!

 



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 06:08 PM

Cool



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 01:48 PM

" Sending it on a WETA "  What a great video!  People can easily see the tremendous fun-potential and performance of the WETA. Also notice the excellent stability and straight-line tracking you get with three hulls. That's why I bought one! Soon to be delivered to Lake Lanier Sailing Club, Atlanta



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:13 PM

I had a chance to get out Friday and was a little ragged with blown tacks, wild jibes, and feet tangled in the main sheet but it was fun all the same.  Video next time hopefully.

 

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 05:40 PM

Next So Cal event:

 

http://www.wetamarin...amp-on-for-2014

 

One correction, tho: it is the weekend of 6/21 & 22.

 

Last year this event was tons of fun.  Fly on in and join us.



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 09:10 PM

Sorry will fix that up - also charters are available from Pierpont Performance Sailing http://www.pierpontp...ncesailing.com/



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:19 PM

And, I just found out that on the evening of 6/21, PBYC is hosting a Luau and have invited the Wetas to join in the fun. 



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Posted 26 May 2014 - 01:50 AM

Cool!



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 09:47 PM

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Jon Britt from Norbanks is hosting the Duck Cup again this year - June 7th and 8th - This looks fun! Plus Jon is the original importer of the Weta in the USA so at the very least you can get a few Weta tips!

 

Who is Welcome?

All Multihulls!!

 

What is the Course/Adventure?

2 distance races with both races starting and ending at Nor’Banks (competitors are welcome to just enter one day)
The Lighthouse Race from Nor’Banks to the Currituck Lighthouse and back to Nor’Banks on Saturday & The Bridge Race from Nor’Banks to the Wright Memorial Bridge and back to Nor’Banks on Sunday

 

How do I win the Coveted Duck Cup?

The Duck Cup will be awarded to the lowest corrected time over the 2-day’s races!
Daily Awards will be given for each race based on corrected time, first across the line and by class (5 boats!)
Based on entries, we reserve the right to run a High Portsmouth and Low Portsmouth Division.

 

What do I do? (Sailing Instructions)

Each day’s race will begin using a Le Mans Style Start at 11am.  Starting order will be determined by random drawing on Saturday and on Sunday by your finish on Saturday.  Each race will only have one (or two) marks and GPS coordinates will be given out on race day.  Scoring will be done using the most current US Portsmouth Tables!

 

Safety?

There is no chase boat or race committee.  You will be responsible for your own safety!
We will be monitoring a phone line and radio on shore so we suggest bringing a cell phone and/or VHF Handheld.  
We will supply charts for everyone and the entire race is in protected waters and can be navigated by line of sight!

 

What does it cost?

Entry Fees are $25/day

 

What is the Schedule?

 

Friday
Registration from 12-6

 

Saturday
Registration from 8-10:00
Skippers Meeting at 10:00
Start at 11am
Cookout, Festivities and 1st Day Awards will be held at Nor’Banks afterwards until
Lori’s famous “beergaritas” are gone!!

 

Sunday
Registration from 8-10:00
Skippers Meeting at 10:00
Start at 11am
Overall and 2nd Day Awards to follow Sunday’s racing at Nor’Banks

For more information on lodging, charter boats or anything else about the Duck Cup please contact Jon Britt at 252-202-6880 or norbanks@gmail.com



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 09:23 PM

Twice as Nice

 

Get on the boat, both of you, for the first Weta Doublehanded Nationals! Monterey Peninsula YC Doublehanded Nationals  July 5th and 6th! That's right! Use both your hands, and bring a crew as well, (required by law).

 

To replace our waterless Huntington Lake annual social gathering, I have created this fun regatta for people who are not that serious about racing, and for those who are to give their ego's a break. No scavenger hunts but you will find plenty of dolphins, whales, sea lions. otters, and perhaps even Ann Marie swimming by (she likes to take a dip during races and get picked up by Hobie sailors, who we will be joining here again for a great July 4th weekend party). Note that this will be the Doublehanded Nationals! Everyone must TWO UP, or three or four, but not one. A dozen Donuts do not count! Babies do not count! Sea Lions may count. (Making up the rules here as I go along).

Come for one day or come for all, just come on up or down for moderate winds, blue water, abundant sea life, and fireworks on the water. Heck, we may not even keep score. This will be a super fun family friendly event, or bring your worst enemy and by the end of the first day, you will be bff's!

 

So many things to do in Monterey and nearby Carmel, and then there is the wonderful sailing! Winds in Monterey are a sea breeze typically in the 8-12 range. Launch from the beach, harbor boat ramp, or hoist. A gated area stores the boats for the night. The YC is smack dab on the water, and July 4th will have fireworks. Cliff will be bringing his yacht from Ft Walton for a dinner cruise... Okay, scratch that, but Fisherman's Wharf is on the other side of the harbor, so we can walk, or hitch a ride with Mac and the boys to Cannery Row.

 

This is a great opportunity to see some fresh faces on the water, and could be the biggest turnout of the year. Let's show Monterey what fun the Weta group is! Super location, Super RC, Yay!

 

JW - Weta 397

 

Accommodation: There are camp sites at the nearby Veterans Memorial Park

 

For more info check out the thread on the forum - https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Weta-Trimarans/conversations/topics/7165



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 11:24 PM

Is this double handers only?



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 01:47 AM

Yep, the idea is to be pretty relaxed so bring a friend!



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 10:43 PM

Summer Sailstice and Weta Coaching Weekend - Ventura - http://www.summersai...ce-weekend-free

 

Hey Wetas,

Join us for some great summer sailing in Ventura, California on the weekend of June 21-22. Spend Saturday with an on-the-water coach for some skill-building and camaraderie, and enjoy Sunday with three to five short, fun races. This event coincides with Summer Sailstice , so you can do both at the same time!

Can't dedicate the whole weekend? Choose a day! The Saturday activities will be geared toward folks who want more time on the water and would like some coaching to increase their skill handling a Weta. Sunday will be fun racing and a good opportunity for racing noobs to practice starts and mark rounding with a fleet of us. Ventura consistently serves up great sailing conditions in the summer, with winds in the low to high teens, so there will be fun for everyone. Check out the schedule for more details. You don't want to miss this!

Did I mention, all this is FREE! Big shout out to Wetamarine, Pierpont Performance Sailing, and Wetawest for helping us put this together.

Don't have a boat? Don't want to bring your boat? Flying in from out of town? Pierpont Performance Sailing has two Wetas available to charter for this event.

Here's some more info from the web site at

Schedule

Saturday Arrive in the morning for event check-in at Pierpont Bay Yacht Club

10am Orientation for out-of-towners & discussion of the days schedule:

- launch & rig (beach or ramp)

- Free-sail flotilla style to Ventura Pier and back (1.5 miles)

- Beach land for bag lunch and tech talk

- Capsize demo and practice

- Sail to Pierpont Performance Sailing's dock for overnight moorage

- Happy Hour at Pierpont Bay Yacht Club (next door to PPS)

Sunday Re-convene at PBYC 10:00am

- 1 hour racing discussion, from beginner through...

- hit the water for 3 to 5 short course races

- breakdown boats and optional weekend be-brief at PBYC

Pieront Performance Sailing and Pierpont Bay Yacht Club
1101 Spinnaker Dr.
93001 Ventura, CA
United States
34° 14' 26.214" N, 119° 15' 39.4884" W

- See more at: http://www.summersai...O.hLAMA4Pl.dpuf



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:55 PM

DAYTONA!  Just got off the phone with OA for the "Gaulden Reed Summer Sizzler" and they have accepted my Weta.  I'm just as pleased as punch because Daytona is one of the few places with easy access to the Atlantic. The surf can be a little tricky but that's another story.

 

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:35 PM

Check out this awesome video from Jonathan Weston!

 



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Posted 19 June 2014 - 12:23 AM

Weta Celebrates 1000 boats! Clips of of the Weta from 2004 to 2014

 



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:30 PM

Woohoo!  Hulls 1000 thru 1011 on the ship and headed to Lake Lanier, GA



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:04 PM

One is mine! I can't wait for the fun to begin. Instant fleet at Lake Lanier Sailing Club  Atlanta GA.  Plus more active racers for the east coast. GETA WETA before they're all gone!  Knox Rodgers



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 04:14 PM

We need a summer Weta Fest!



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 10:59 PM

Nice day at Charlotte Harbor Beach Complex. No racing , just 6 boats sailing casually.
 
Wind maybe 10-12 with some gusts. Seemed like each gust was a shift.  Almost got knocked done!


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 01:42 AM

It was my understanding that there might be some sort of training day for Weta owners on Lake Lanier when this shipment arrived. Any news on that? I'm about 5 hours out and would consider driving down for it.



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 06:09 PM

Hi Tom! Hope you get an answer, I might make that drive myself.

 

Yesterday I was at the Charlotte Harbor Beach complex, Port Charlotte Florida, with about six other boats. This is the gps track I recorded. I'm not sure I believe the 18.4 mph spike but it felt real! Pity it was such short duration.

 

If you're unfamiliar with these, just open the link, click player, scroll down until the screen is centered. I like to select satellite from the map.

 

http://connect.garmi...ivity/527068452

 

The thing is this track was collected by a six year old Garmin Foretrex. I just turn it on, select "new track", throw it in the cooler and forget about it.  I have several newer more expensive toys, none of which seems to work.  Go figure...



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 09:01 PM

Nice!



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:05 PM

Tom, WETA training with Randy Smythe is not scheduled YET. My understanding is that the powers that be are trying to figure the best location and date ( looking for good WX ) so that the most WETA folks can attend and learn. Regardless, it will be great.   Knox Rodgers  LLSC  ATL  -  still waiting for the container.



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 06:35 PM

Knox, would you put me on your contact list? I wouldn't want to miss that!



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:31 PM

Try the free RaceQs app (available for iPhone/Android). It logs your track and gives performance data which you can sync with video for an overlay.

 

Also you can get a 3D replay of an entire race if others in the fleet are using it.

 

www.raceqs.com

 

 

Hi Tom! Hope you get an answer, I might make that drive myself.

 

Yesterday I was at the Charlotte Harbor Beach complex, Port Charlotte Florida, with about six other boats. This is the gps track I recorded. I'm not sure I believe the 18.4 mph spike but it felt real! Pity it was such short duration.

 

If you're unfamiliar with these, just open the link, click player, scroll down until the screen is centered. I like to select satellite from the map.

 

http://connect.garmi...ivity/527068452

 

The thing is this track was collected by a six year old Garmin Foretrex. I just turn it on, select "new track", throw it in the cooler and forget about it.  I have several newer more expensive toys, none of which seems to work.  Go figure...



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:48 PM

tikipete, thanks for coming down, enjoyed meeting you and sailing with you.  It was a great day and we all had a blast.

 

Let's get meet up and put something together, sometime in mid/late July, we could call it the 1st Annual Christmas WetaFest.

 

BTW, we have 3 more potential Weta Owners set up for Demo's this weekend.  Saturday - Charlotte Harbor Beach Complex.

 

JOhn ><>



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:58 AM

Good meeting you, I think we have the makings of a pretty good group. I'll be at the Causeway Thursday and Bokeelia Saturday.



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:32 AM

Good day on the water today. Got video and gps track but I am techno illiterate and can't get any of it loaded. There is this: in the Gulf headed up to Sundial.  https://www.facebook...&type=1



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:09 AM

Nice!



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 03:01 AM

Exciting news - Weta has been selected as a class for the 2017 World Masters Games! http://www.wetamarin...s-sailing-games

 

Kudos to the team at Weta Marine



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 03:02 AM

It will be a lot of fun and also has beautiful sailing waters....

 

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 01:52 PM

Suggestion:

 

Open a free account at Raceqs.com.

 

Upload the GPS track and review the track (you can delete the irrelevent bits) then signup and download the plugin for the Raceqs GeoVision Fusion.

 

This allows you to overlay the performance data from RaceQs over your video on your PC.

 

You can then capture it using video capture software and upload it to YouTube etc.

 

 

Good day on the water today. Got video and gps track but I am techno illiterate and can't get any of it loaded. There is this: in the Gulf headed up to Sundial.  https://www.facebook...&type=1



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 02:15 PM

I'll give it a try.



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Posted 29 June 2014 - 01:46 AM

Weta is gaining a foothold in the Great Lakes region. There are now 7 boats confirmed for our first annual weta event. WetaFresh will be held on the last weekend in July on the largest body of fresh water in the US. The event is going to be held with and run by the Catamaran Racing Assoc. of Michigan. They have a policy of allowing all first time sailors at their events to sail for free. Camping in the parking lot at the beach is $20. If you would like to join us, 10 boats seems like a admiral goal. I have an extra boat here if some one wants to fly in. I live 5 min. from GRR airport and would be happy to pick you up and bring you to the beach. Can I make it any easier? More info and list of registered boats here. http://www.cramsaili...attas/schedule.

Anyone lurking out there thinking about a Weta, here's your chance to come see one, meet the group, and go for a sail.

Tim. 622 & 910

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:56 AM

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 11:08 PM

Meanwhile, on the Left Coast, Ventucky served up a great weekend.  Check it out:

 

http://www.wetamarin...ummer-sailstice






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