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  1. Weta Marine are adopting a 'Weta evolution' approach to keep pace with cutting edge technology while maintaining a One Design ethos. After a number of years of testing we have rolled out some boat upgrades to give the Weta a refresh as we head towards 2020 and beyond. Weta foam core hulls •    The new foam hulls fits the same one design rule of all Weta but incorporates improvements in 2017. •    Redesigned foam core construction of all three hulls which is both stiffer and lower in weight, improving performance. •    The new foam hulls are approximately 12kg (26lb) lighter than the previous production boat. Sailors will find it easier to manage on land - with no negatives on the race course. •    Total weight is strictly controlled, now just at the class minimum - so no corrector weights are required for normal class racing. 120kg (265lb) so sits at the minimum in the Weta Class Rules. About the new hulls Interesting to note the original four Weta manufactured in NZ were a foam sandwich construction. The boats are fast and strong and still highly competitive. At the time - it was not an economic option to build production boats this way but the march of technology now means we can share this benefit with all. By removing weight out of the boat while not compromising strength, assembly and moving the boat around on land is so much easier! New Square Top Mainsail (SQ) •    The SQ gives more power in light air, excellent downwind but still capable of handling the big breeze that the Weta is famous for. •    In testing, this sail has worked very well over a wide wind range. It is fast and provides a nice boost in speed to the Weta in all conditions. About the new SQ Over the years, the main criticism of the Weta has been a lack of performance under 8kts of wind.  While no one sail design can accommodate the range of crew weights the new SQ is a highly developed sail: radial cut, square top - all by North Sails.  Weta Sailing Options - now even more versatile! •    Foam core Weta and SQ - this is a great choice if you are a racer and want a boost in performance especially in mixed fleets. •    Foam core Weta and Standard 8.3 main - perfect for the lighter weight sailors or grandad. The foam core Weta is a joy to trail and launch with its lighter weight hull. •    Foam core Weta and smaller 6.5 main - perfect for mum or the kids who are lighter weight and want to play in the breeze with unmatchable stability. Great for dad in high wind with full control. •    Standard Weta with standard 8.3 main - if you are an explorer or rock hopper then this non-foam cored boat can certainly take a pounding hitting the beaches. Complete the setup with a furling jib for easy sail management. •    Standard Weta with Dacron main - this is your perfect sailing school or hire boat. Learn the basics quickly. Simple, safe and plenty of fun.
  2. Brand new boat with 2015 design updates and North Sails - ready to launch Conceived and designed in New Zealand, over 1,100 Weta trimarans have been sold worldwide since Weta launched with a splash over 11 years ago. Hand-crafted – this is no “machine-built boat” – the fibreglass/carbon composite construction delivers the perfect pairing of rigidity and lightweight performance. Stow to go in only 20 minutes and it only requires the space of a Laser for storage. Expertly made for maximum enjoyment and minimum fuss, whether you’re sailing all out and solo, mixing it up with the family or teaching the kids to sail, the Weta is simple to sail, surprisingly quick, and an absolute ton of fun. Fun, fast and easy, life's better with a Weta! Over 34? Take a test sail in a Weta in 2016 and win Free Entry to the April 2017 World Masters Games regatta in Auckland, NZ. More at weta.com.au email ausweta@gmail.com or phone 0447 215145
  3. The grommets holding the hiking straps have pulled out of the mesh in the middle of the tramp on one side of my Weta trimaran and I need to add a patch of mesh material to cover the holes but also because I want to change the strap system to more like the H16/H14. With the strap stitched at one end to the tramp edge, through a webbing loop in the centre of the tramp, and then a loop in the webbing at the other end so a line can be fed through the loop and tied off underneath the tramp allowing the length to be adjusted. I'll then use some bungee to keep it taught. Can anyone give me then contact details for a supplier of small amounts of the black polypropylene mesh material in Australia? Thanks Paul
  4. Winner of the 2016 Hobie 16 World Masters and winner of many Australian multihull championships, Rod Waterhouse, will compete in the Weta Trimaran class in the sailing regatta at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand in April next year.   "I was excited to try the Weta after seeing videos online", said Rod. "And after a test of a boat loaned from Weta Sydney I knew I had to do the event."   Auckland is the home of the New Zealand-designed Weta and over 1300 Wetas have been sold worldwide since it launched with a splash in 2009. "We're very pleased to see someone of Rod's calibre racing the Weta and hope we can encourage more of his contemporaries to take part", said Roger Kitchen, Director of Weta Marine. "The Australian Weta Team are shipping over a container of boats and there are options to have a new boat delivered in advance or at the Games".   The fun, fast, easy Weta 4.4 Trimaran is the high-tech boat everyone can sail and it has recently been selected for Paralympic sailing events by the World Sailing organisation.  Expertly made for maximum enjoyment and minimum fuss, whether you’re sailing all out and solo, mixing it up with the family or teaching the kids to sail, the Weta is simple to sail, surprisingly quick, and an absolute ton of fun. For more information visit www.WetaMarine.com   The World Masters Games is the largest multi-sport event in the world. In terms of athlete numbers, it is bigger in scale than even the Olympics. Auckland will host the event from 21 to 30 April 2017 during which time 25,000 participants will compete in 28 sports across 48 competition venues. The Games are regarded as the largest event New Zealand will host in at least the next decade. For more information visit www.worldmastersgames2017.co.nz.   FREE SHIPPING OFFER If you purchase a Weta 4.4 Trimaran in Australia before 1st March 2017, you can join the Australian Weta Team container shipment from Sydney to the World Masters Games regatta which takes place from 23-30th April. Limited spaces available. More information about the Weta and the Australian Weta Team at weta.com.au/wmg  
  5. Brand New Weta Bargains Two brand new yellow Wetas are now available at the bargain price of only $12,900 - that's over $4,000 saving on the 2015 price. Complete with three Gaastra sails, carbon foils, carbon mast and launch trolley.   Fun. Fast. Easy  - Life's better with a Weta.   For more info or a demo sail, contact Glenn Marney at Weta NSW in Nowra on 0401 743 369   or Paul White in Sydney on 0447 215 145    
  6. On 27th May I'm heading from Sydney to the Gold Coast towing my Weta 4.4 Trimaran - returning on 15th June.   I plan to sail at interesting places/races on the way - as well as offer a demo sail to anyone interested in the Fast, Fun, Easy Weta.   Should I stop off at your club?   Paul Weta #325 Sydney  
  7. OK so it's not a cat but it does have more than one hull     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 hopping 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 1 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 1 long race or 2 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.   Weta NSW have Wetas in stock if you want to get one for this event - See http://www.weta.com.au/