British  Weta  Class Association


Wetamarine NZ Website

Forum (international)   (Requires Yahoo sign up)

Weta handbook

Tacking and Gybing Video

Chris Kitchen’s Tips

Communication with the Membership: There is as yet no UK forum. Notices may be circulated to the membership by emailing the Chairman/Sec/POC who will forward the notice via e-mail to the association’s Group Address List. To be placed on this list e-mail the Chairman (above). The international forum is a true ‘Weta village’ - all Weta owners including newbies are welcomed enthusiastically.

Contacts. Chairman/Secretary/POC: George Morris,

tel 01309 690898 (Forres, near Inverness)

Spares and sales:  Pete Cailes 01425 618195 (Southampton)

Welcome to the Weta  Class Association Website


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 performance, as a general purpose recreational boat with cruising potential, as a training boat and as a boat suitable, with the addition of a special seat, for disabled sailing. Unlike most catamarans it sails more or less level, not 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.

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