“We’re really looking forward to welcoming boats from all over Australia to the event”, said Hamish Urquart, Australian Weta Class Secretary and local resident.
"The flat water and unobstructed lake surrounds mean it ideal for the Weta which will be raced solo and two-up at the event and If the wind gods cooperate, we expect someone will beat the top speed of a Weta at over 20 knots and we have a prize for the fastest recorded GPS track.” added Hamish.
“Unlike other fast dinghies, the Weta is a boat everyone can sail in almost any conditions as it’s so stable and forgiving” said Queensland Weta Dealer, Glenn Foley. “And the new lightweight foam-core boats and new square-top sails have made it even quicker and more usable in light conditions”
Glenn is also the man to beat at Queensland Weta events but he’s been getting competition from his 14 year old son who has his inherited his older boat.
The next event on the Weta Class Association calendar is the Sydney Harbour Challenge on January 12-13 which includes the infamous Three Island Challenge race.
Like Sailing? Only Weta!
Unlike other small sailboats, The New Zealand designed Weta is boat for the entire family but also for individuals and couples that want a high performance boat without the drama - it’s incredibly stable yet really quick and has been approved for both the World Masters Games and Paralympics.
More information about the event here