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 25 Sep 2012
 

Price and McKnight guest speakers at Heaven Can Wait Charity Dinner

Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty (AUS) who won the Silver Medal in Women's Match Racing (Elliott 6M) event in The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.  onEdition ©
Two of Australia's sailing heroes, Olivia Price, the London 2012 Olympic Silver Medallist and Josh McKnight the 2012 Moth World Champion will be the guest speakers at the 2012 Heaven Can Wait Dinner this Friday night, September 28th at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto.

Olivia Price, who only turned 20 during the Olympic regatta was the youngest of the Olympic Match Racing Womens skipper with team mates Nina Curtis 24 and Lucinda Whitty 22 won the Olympic silver medal behind the Spanish crew.

Olivia, who started on the Womens Match Racing circuit at age 16, was the top ranked bowman on the circuit in 2010. She took the 2010 Australian title, began skippering her own boat on the circuit in 2011, Fifth in Weymouth test event, eights at 2011 Worlds, and finished her HSC by distance education.

Olivia who is aiming to compete in her second Olympics in Brazil in 2014 will have plenty of observations on her whirl-wind ride so far and the future ahead.

She and her Heaven Can Wait co-speaker Josh McKnight both came out of the Flying Elevens

McKnight who won the the 2012 Zhik Nautica Moth Worlds in Lake Garda, Italy in August. McKnight was 12th place at the 2011 Moth Worlds in Belmont, New South Wales, Australia.

He said today ‘The speed of the whole Moth fleet has lifted significantly in the past two years. When Nathan Outteridge set the One Lap Dash Race Record in 2010, techniques were still evolving. Nath capsized eleven times in setting that record. You won't see that kind of crash and burn in 2012 and if conditions are right, we expect to see a bunch of sailors ahead of the record.

Australia's Joshua McKnight took top honors at the Zhik Moth World Championships  Th Martinez


Once again the Heaven Can Wait Dinner is not to be missed there will only be 120 seats available so immediate booking is essential.

Tickets $35 per head, table service. Drinks will be extra. Please ring the RMYCT Restaurant on 024959 2051 to book by Thursday 6pm with credit card details.


The 2012 Heaven Can Wait Charity Yacht Regatta will run on Lake Macquarie, on September 29-30, 2012 -- the New South Wales Labour Day Long Weekend.

With five days to go, entries are now at over 40 boats, with organisers confident of getting to well over 50 - while on the fundraising side, over $13,500 has so far been raised for the Cancer Council of NSW.

Still to come is the pre-race dinner this Friday (the night before the race), which provides a number of additional fundraising opportunities as the event races towards its target of $30,000

As well as the iconic 24 hour race and the very popular One Lay Dash This year's Regatta includes a new event, the 12 Hour Challenge. It will have the same course and start time (1100 hours) as the 24 Hour race, but will finish at 2300 hours on Saturday September 29.

The organising authority of the fifth Heaven Can Wait event is the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club. The Venue is the Toronto Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto.

The Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race was conceived and promoted by Lake Macquarie resident, keen sailor and cancer survivor Shaun Lewicki as a major annual sailing event on the lake, to promote sailing, the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle/Hunter region – and to raise funds for cancer research.

Entries for the 2012 Heaven Can Wait Charity Yacht Regatta are now OPEN. Simply click on the ENTER HERE button to enter your boat; remember too that crew, family, friends and colleagues can support any boat competing in the 2012 Heaven Can Wait charity yacht race, raising funds for men's cancer research and support. All funds raised are donated to the Cancer Council NSW, along with up to $5000 going to Marine Rescue NSW.

Don't forget, as well as the on-water race, there's a virtual fundraising race as well -- please help your chosen boat and crew get to the front of the fleet! In 2011, we raised over $35,000 for men's cancer research and support programs.
www.heavencanwait.com.au


Heaven Can Wait Media



Festival of Sails – Victorian Government extends partnership
Jav Greaves,
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Order North One Design Sails Online NOW and Receive a 10% Discount !
Dave O'Connor,
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Beneteau First 40 National Championship
Cheryl Stanton,
The 35th annual Sydney Short Ocean Race Championship organised by Middle Harbour Yacht Club will be the setting for the return of the Beneteau First 40 National Championship.... [more]
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Jade Mackay,
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Connexion PR,
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The Minister for Sport & Recreation launches the Festival of Sails
Jav Greaves / Festival of Sails Media,
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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - High praise for the Windy City
Farr 40 Class Association,
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Match Race France - Will the AWMRT leaderboard be transformed?
Leigh Ireland,
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Youth Match Racing Championship - Convincing victory for Byron White
Peter Campbell,
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Ratification of new World Record announced by WSSR
John Reed,
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Genelle Aldred,
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CYCA SOLAS Trusts donate to the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopters
Jennifer Crook,
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Owen McKenzie,
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16 foot skiff champion joins 18's
Frank Quealey,
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Jennifer Crooks,
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China and Turkey pick up slack in marina building
Des Ryan,
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Fatal sailing dinghy capsize report suggests safety measures
Jake Fish/Sail-World Cruising,
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Richard Gladwell,
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Australian Youth Match Racing Championship - Close racing on Day 2
Peter Campbell,
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Peter Campbell,
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Nancy Knudsen,
As cruising sailors it is all too easy to take for granted that the rescue authorities will be there when we need them but the harrowing stories of dangerous rescues are just what we need to be humbled by their contribution. A civilian medal has been awarded to three men at the core of a daring and dangerous rescue in New Zealand. Read their story:... [more]
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Di Pearson,
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Asia Pacific Student Cup moves into knockout stages
Christopher Lim,
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Youth Match Racing Championship - Perfect conditions on Day 1
Peter Campbell,
After the Australian Youth Match Racing Championship first day of racing yesterday, on Hobart's River Derwent, Tasmanian sailor Christopher ('George') Jones and New South Wales champion Byron White are tied on points. Each skipper and his crew won seven of their eight races as the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania completed two round-robins... [more]
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Peter Campbell,
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Robyn Ross,
This September marks one year to go before the Toronto International 14 Worlds September 7-22, 2013, which is expected to attract over 80 teams from Canada, the USA, England, Australia, and Japan, to name a few. Competitors, builders and regatta organizers are hard at work preparing for the event. North America alone has seen the influx of nearly 10 newly built boats.... [more]
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Lost at sea for 15 weeks before rescued - by a shark
Sail-World Cruising Round-up,
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2012 Olympics: Rod Carr on the rise and rise of British Sailing
RYA,
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America's Cup: Nathan Outteridge hooks up with Artemis Racing
Richard Gladwell,
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