Heaven can wait – another 12 hours!!!

l’Hydroptere is getting ready for her Pacific Record attempt. Why is this photo here? Cause we like it!
Heaven Can Wait One Lap. 12 hour and 24 Hour races - The Notices of Race (NORs) for the 2012 Heaven Can Wait Charity Yacht Regatta on Lake Macquarie, on September 29-30, 2012 -- the New South Wales Labour Day Long Weekend.

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.

Nathan Outteridge - Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash 2011
Blake Middleton

Early entries are very much encouraged, as the first starters in the Virtual Race get a good break on the mob.

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, (AUS) Gold medal winners racing in the 49er class on the day 6 of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, in Weymouth and Portland, the 2012 Olympic venue.

In more Lake Macquarie news.. Wangi Sailing Club will be holding a special evening this Saturday night 14 July to wish the Australian 2012 Olympic 49er team of Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, along with their coach Emmet Lazich, all the best with their upcoming London Olympic campaign. All are welcome to attend at Wangi RSL Club starting at 7:30 pm. Sail-World will be there to record some more of the tales from their young days at Wangi.

Jessica Watson
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The Queensland Season of Sailing is ramping up. Mooloolaba sailor Jessica Watson said this week. ‘I haven’t been out on the water in a while and it has been driving me nuts but now my dancing commitment is over, I am looking forward to Airlie Beach Race Week. It has been one of those iconic Queensland regattas that I have always wanted to participate in and I am really looking forward to some T shirt weather . '

Jessica is not alone, there are lots of entries flowing in for the key Queensland regattas now coming up fast!!
Tropical shirt day on Impulsive - Meridien Marinas Airlie Beach 22nd Annual Race Week 2011

Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012, www.airlebeachraceweek.com

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week www.hamiltonislandraceweek.com.au and

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. www.magneticislandraceweek.com.au (have you seen the video)

The northern action continues, its day One of the 2012 Laser Radial Mens World Championship today, we will report overnight.