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Welcome to the UK Weta Class pages


As you will have worked out by now we have changed our domain name.  The new name - sort of mirrors the name of the French site wetaclassefrance. This is the site produced by the UK class association (the British Weta Class Association to give it its full title) and should not be confused with the UK section of the Wetamarine website which is under the control of the manufacturers.


The Weta is a 14ft ‘dinghy’ trimaran suitable for use by one to three people. It can be sailed as a single-handed racing dinghy with skiff-like characteristics, as a general purpose recreational boat with cruising potential, as a training boat and as a boat suitable, sometimes with the addition of a special seat, for disabled sailing. Unlike most catamarans it sails more or less level, rather than on one hull. It was designed in New Zealand and is named after the Wetapunga - a native of New Zealand and reputedly the world’’s largest insect. They do not bite and are regarded with affection in that country. The pondskater-like appearance of the boat may have influenced the choice of name.

Communication with the Membership: 

There is no UK forum but we do have an active Facebook page with updates from local sailors as well as posts regarding other Weta events from around the world.

If you have something you would like to share feel free to join the community on the Facebook page. If you're not a fan of Facebook please contact Steve who will post something on your behalf. 

Notices may be circulated to the membership via e-mail to the association’s Group Address List. To be placed on this list e-mail the Chairman (above). The international Yahoo forum has been replaced with a different host. Email  to join.  Wetamarine NZ posts newsletters on their website from time to time. Their website is in any case much improved and will give anyone seeking a Wetafix something to watch or think about during their breakfast websurf. There is a UK Weta page on Facebook

Unlike other dinghies, the Wētā is the boat everyone can use  – in any conditions – all in the one compact, easy package:
  • Take it out for a blast on your own and enjoy the stable speed

  • Appreciate the stability when taking out family and friends for fun

  • Safe for kids or adults to learn to sail

  • Can be raced either solo or 'two up' with a friend

  • Active race fleets around the world

Weta sailing with a friend

The Wētā is the “all fun, no-drama” boat – the stability of a trimaran means its really hard to capsize but easy to right in minutes if you do – without any assistance.


And with the new Self-Tacking Jib and Twin Tiller Extensions providing “hands-free” tacks and gybes, it’s now even easier to sail.

“One thing that makes the Wētā so attractive as a small trimaran model is its versatility. This little tri offers outstanding performance for the single sailor, an exciting ride for a couple, and a nice safe ride for a family with little children … all rolled into one little sailboat.” Joe Farinaccio (aka SmallTriGuy)

Weta Dinghy Features
Adrenawind Sports - The Home of Blokart and Weta in the UK
Weta Dinghy - A view from the edge
Blokart in the UK - Let's go racing
Weta Dinghy launching from the beach
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