The winners of the Heaven Can Wait ‘One Lap Dash’ were announced at a ceremony at Mannering Park Yacht Club tonight. The Melges 24 Kaito was the winner, closely followed by the Thompson 7 Team GUE and Woof an Elliott 7.
Melges 24 Kaito arriving late - 2007 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race
|RAFFERTYS HEAVEN CAN WAIT ONE LAP DASH Official Staters 29/9/07|
|BOAT||SAIL NUMBER||TCF||START TIME||FINISH TIME||SAILING TIME||MINUTES SAILING||CORRECTED TIME|
|"OSBHeaven can Wait" Y780||0.822||12:00 PM||DNF||0.00||0.00|
|"High Spirits" RL 24||0.765||DK||12:00 PM||0.00||0.00|
|"High Spirits" RL 24||0.725||SK||12:00 PM||DNF||0.00||0.00|
|"Blarney" Castle 650||0.725||12:00 PM||5||52||47||352.78||255.77||10|
|"Mischief" Castle 550||0.675||12:00 PM||5||58||55||358.92||242.27||8|
|"Woof" Elliott 7||0.835||12:00 PM||4||33||7||273.12||228.05||3|
|"Moondance" Jarcat 6.2||0.667||12:00 PM||0.00||0.00|
|"Katrina" Careel 18||0.611||12:00 PM||6||14||37||374.62||228.89||4|
|"Southern Cross" Ross 780||0.795||12:00 PM||5||46||37||346.62||275.56||13|
|"OD 18 foot skiff League" TBA||1.045||12:00 PM||DNF||0.00||0.00|
|"F18" TBA||1.023||12:00 PM||0.00||0.00|
|"T870" TBA||0.960||12:00 PM||0.00||0.00|
|"Maserati" MASRM 920||0.840||12:00 PM||4||36||46||276.77||232.48||6|
|"Team G.U.E" T7||0.895||12:00 PM||4||9||27||249.45||223.26||2|
|"Rush" T8||0.950||12:00 PM||4||3||16||243.27||231.10||5|
|"TBA" Young 770||0.838||12:00 PM||DNF||0.00||0.00|
|"Gone too Farr" Farr 7500||0.720||12:00 PM||5||55||36||355.60||256.03||11|
|"Kaito" Melges 24||0.890||12:00 PM||4||8||59||248.98||221.60||1|
|"SRB" JS38||0.891||12:00 PM||4||43||53||283.88||252.94||9|
|"Lyric" Carter 33||0.732||12:00 PM||6||6||8||366.13||268.01||12|
|Note : Team G.U.E and Stealthy have entered both the 1 Lap Dash and 24-hour.|
Melges builder Heath Walters was thrilled with Kaito's success, especially after the boat's late start. Most of the Heaven Can Wait fleet had already crossed the Raffertys Resort start line when Kaito was spotted rapidly approaching. Kaito came racing in under spinnaker and managed to carry it across the start line until forced to tack when she got close to the eastern shore. She crossed the line at least 30 seconds behind the last boat in the fleet.
Heath Walters receiving the One Lap Dash trophy after Kaito's win - 2007 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race
Heath Walters received a model cannon as a trophy.
Skipper Jim Walsh was similarly pleased with the success of his sportsboat Woof. He joked that he had asked his dog to come up with a name for his boat, then gave a lovely speech thanking Mannering Park Yacht Club for hosting the race. He commented that small suburban clubs like MPYC are made of people rather than bricks and mortar, and applauded the herculean efforts of race organiser Shaun Lewicki. Walsh said that the One Lap Dash was a great event for sportsboats and he would be bringing his boat back next year.
Skipper Jim Walsh (centre) with crew members Ed Blackman and Michael Kennedy - 2007 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race
Team GUE was still out racing as part of the 24 hour course so were unable to attend the presentation.
MPYC Commodore Andy Whitbourne (right) and previous Commodore Mike Lewicki - 2007 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race
Mike and Anne Lewicki (race organiser Shaun Lewicki’s parents) - 2007 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race