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19 Sep 2010

The Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend will raise funds for men's cancer research and support program. The Notice of Race is online and online entry is available now for the One Lap Dash and the 24 hour race.

More than 80 sailing boats – yachts, multihulls, skiffs, dinghies, Foiling Moths and others – will be racing around Lake Macquarie on Saturday October 2 and Sunday October 3.

It will be an action packed weekend, with a Welcome Dinner on the Friday Night with Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby as special guests. Online Bookings have started already, you get in quick.

The fund raising has already started online with the HCW virtual fleet race and its raising serious dollars for charity already.

We've included a selection of the War Stories from the 2009 event. 'That's not a Dolphin' is just one of the funniest onces. Read some of them to get the flavour of a great event.

This is going to be another event not to be missed so please read on, so you can understand why you need to be on Lake Macquarie in two week time!

And if you cant be there, please joining in the fun, support a great cause by supporting your mates in the Virtual Race.

Shaun Lewicki, Commodore Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club



Heaven Can Wait the Virtual Race - Early starters pass $10k
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
The Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend will raise funds for men's cancer research and support program. The Notice of Race is online and online entry is available now for the One Lap Dash and the 24 hour race. It will be an action packed weekend, but fund raising has already started online with the HCW virtual fleet race and its raising serio... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait - Bookings open -Dinner with Slingsby and Outteridge
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
Bookings for the Heaven Can Wait Charity Dinner have NOW Opened at www.heavencanwait.com.au. Two of Australia's international sailing superstars, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge, will participate in this year's Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend to raise funds for men's cancer research and support program.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait the Virtual Race - Early entrants away
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
The Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend will raise funds for men's cancer research and support program. The Notice of Race is online and online entry is available now for the One Lap Dash and the 24 hour race. It will be an action packed weekend, but fund raising has already started online with the HCW virtual fleet race and its raising serio... [more]
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RIB Promotional opps. for Manufacturers, Distributors and Importers
Jeni Bone,
Promotional opportunities for Australian Manufacturers Distributors and Importers at Charity Regatta. Successful regatta and fundraiser, Heaven Can Wait, is anticipating record crowds, entries, media and community interest and valuable funds raised for charities at this year's event, October 2-3. Counting among its competitors, Olympians, World Champions, sailing vessels of all kinds..... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2010 marks bigger and brighter, thanks to Sealite
HCW Media,
Sealite, manufacturer and distributor of a range of marine navigation aids, has donated seven of its SL15 solar powered LED marine lights to guide competitors in this year's Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race to mark locations around Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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Swansea Channel fine for 2010 Heaven Can Wait race: latest charts
HCW Media,
The latest hydrographic survey charts of the Swansea Channel entrance to Lake Macquarie, published by Maritime NSW, indicate boats sailing up or down the NSW coast should have much less trouble entering the lake to participate in this year's Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Charity Yacht Race.... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait regatta -Superstars Slingsby and Outteridge on board
Heaven Can Wait Media Centre,
Two of Australia's international sailing superstars, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge, will participate in this year's Heaven Can Wait charity yacht regatta on Lake Macquarie during the October long weekend to raise funds for men's cancer research and support program.... [more]
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Polly Put the Kettle On
Warwick Fatches,
Even before the 2009 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race started, Traditional 30 yacht Jessily had an incident that could have been tragic.... [more]
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The Works (from Victoria): 'We did not bring the rain with us!'
Chris Bland,
We're the Works (Elliott 770) and we're from Victoria. This is our version of Heaven Can Wait 2009 and -- despite the accusations -- we did NOT bring the rain! After spotting information about the Heaven Can Wait event, we decided that it was something we should attempt. Crew were signed up a couple of days were aranged off work and we headed north for thrills and adventure, along with the lure of... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2009: Forever Young and the battle of the Young 88s
Adrian Williams,
For us, the 2009 Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash race was a real RACE. As a new owner of a Young 88, how were we going to perform against the other two Y88s in this year's field? This was going to be a major test for us.... [more]
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Blind man's bluff at the pointy end: Young'N'Old's Heaven Can Wait
Glen Picasso,
Our Young 88 Young 'N' Old broke her eight-month sailing drought by entering the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race on her home waters of Lake Macquarie.... [more]
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Newcastle-Hunter trailer yachts battle out HCW One Lap Dash
Graham Walkerden,
Well, the Newcastle Hunter Trailer Yacht Association's 2009 Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash (6 hour race) is over for another year -- and once again we have cold, damp and wet memories. Not that it wasn't enjoyable, but it is an endurance event -- and with endurance events the most enjoyable part can be finishing!... [more]
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X-Rated pulls out all stops for a 2009 HCW personal best
Graeme Booker,
Sonata 8 X-Rated was determined to crack three laps in this year's Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race.... [more]
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Moondance's Heaven Can Wait 2009 -- or Jarcats always come last!
Mike Keefe,
There are some who wonder why Moondance even enters the race.... 24 hrs is a long long time in a little boat -- but I have to do the 24 Hour -- Moondance is too slow to finish the One Lap Dash in time!!... [more]
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Heaven Can Wait 2009 and a rookie named Guido who lived to tell the ta
Dale Moore,
Why does a 40-something apparently naïve rookie foreward hand nicknamed Guido (a try-hard from the Cars movie) end up committed to participating in the 2009 Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race? I have had close to 12 months' experience going around the cans at Wangi on a Saturday afternoon, but that hardly compares to what I was about to undertake.... [more]
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That's no dolphin!!! Sailing an 18 foot skiff around Lake Macquarie
Greg Patterson,
SkiffSail, one of two 18 foot skiffs sailing in the 2009 Heaven Can Wait race, competing in the One Lap Dash, certainly had an eventful time of it.... [more]
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How the crew of Try Flying nearly got to Try Frying!
Phill Brander,
In all honesty, I don't know how the stove caught fire. But when I turned around, angry flames were threatening to engulf the saucepans. Read about how the crew of Try Flying dealt with a potentially disastrous event during the 2009 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race.... [more]
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Sailing in a car wash: A tale of Two Tribes in 2009 Heaven Can Wait
Clive Kennedy,
Let me get this up front and deal with it now: WE WENT SOFT -- as well as all of our body parts and extensions, also failing the challenge were the GPS unit, the radio and every bit of the boat inside and out.... [more]
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