Please select your home edition
Edition
Protector 728x90

Breeze a’plenty for Heaven Can Wait

by Heaven Can Wait Media on 28 Sep 2012
Starting line action at the 2011 Heaven Can Wait race. Everything from 505s to Melges 32s to high tech sports boats and cruising boats off the line together.This year Kiteboarders will join the fleet. Blake Middleton
The seventh annual Heaven Can Wait regatta starts at 11am tomorrow morning and the forecast is looking good.
North westerly, through to south westerly winds of 12-20 knots from the start time until the end of the 12 hour race then easing back for the balance of the 24 hour race.


The regatta itself includes three races: the Classic 24 Hour Race, the One Lap Dash around the full 30 Nm course, and a new 12 Hour Challenge, with participants able to compete in any or all of the three events.

The race begins at 1100 hours on Saturday, with a fleet of yachts -- racing, one-design and cruising -- mixing it with foiling moths, 18 foot skiffs and kite surfers.

Currently there are sixty two entries and it seems that the incredibly eclectic mix of some seventy boats will face the starter, Principal Race Officer Blake Middleton from Lake Minnetonka Minnesota USA, who has travelled to Toronto for the seventh year in a row.

The regatta was established by Lake Macquarie sailor and cancer survivor Shaun Lewicki to race funds for men's cancer research and support programs through the Cancer Council of NSW.

For more information, please go to the Heaven Can Wait website www.heavencanwait.com.au

Auckland On the Water Boat ShowBailey InsuranceNorth Sails NZ 2017 - Go Beyond

Related Articles

Heaven Can Wait 2012 - Tracking the marks with Yellowbrick
Lake Macquarie on the New South Wales central coast is the largest salt water lake in Australia. It presents its own set The Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash, 12 Hour race and 24 Hour race is around a tough 30 mile course set amongst the inlets In the middle of a very dark and raining heavy weather night at Heaven Can Wait 2011, one of the 24 hour race course marks was dragged from its position near Mannering Park into the shallows. One boat attempted to round in it in new position only to run aground in the soft
Posted on 17 Oct 2012
Wild times at Heaven Can Wait 2012
The seventh annual Heaven Can Wait race - The weather was wild to say the least with gusts of 35 knots reported. The seventh annual Heaven Can Wait regatta started at 11am this morning and the weather was wild to say the least, with gusts of 35 knots reported as some stages. Three races ran in conjunction, the iconic 24 Hour Race, the One Lap Dash around the full 30 Nm course, and a new 12 Hour Challenge, with participants able to compete in any or all of the three events.
Posted on 29 Sep 2012
Heaven Can Wait 2012 Record fleet may see record speeds
The seventh annual Heaven Can Wait race fleet will blast off the start line off the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto at 11 The seventh annual Heaven Can Wait race fleet will blast off the start line off the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto at 11am today.
Posted on 29 Sep 2012
Y'all come back now, ya hear - Heaven Can Wait, a personal journey
Heaven Can Wait 24-hour yacht race competitors were greeted by a Robin Williams-style reveille Heaven Can Wait 24-hour yacht race competitors were greeted by that Robin Williams-style reveille harking back to the movie Good Morning Vietnam just after 6am on Sunday as the marathon race drew to a close. The radio wake-up call was a bit of light relief on the part of the cancer charity event’s principal race officer Blake Middleton, delivered in his distinctive North American accent.
Posted on 4 Oct 2011
For 24 Hours - just you, your mates and Lake Macquarie
The sixth annual Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Race lived up to its reputation. The sixth annual Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Race lived up to its reputation, with heavy winds and driving rain producing particularly testing conditions for the sailors in the second part of the race.
Posted on 3 Oct 2011
Heaven Can Wait 2011 – A Challenging Night
For the last three Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour races, wind and rain have kept the sailors company. For the last three Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour races, wind and rain have kept the sailors company. 2011 and it was Déjà vu all over again. A cold night, with a strong southerly change kicking in.
Posted on 2 Oct 2011
Heaven Can Wait – Sunrise 2011
The sixth annual Heaven Can Wait One lap Dash and 24 Hour Race starts in less than five hours The sixth annual Heaven Can Wait One lap Dash and 24 Hour Race starts in less than five hours, with a fleet of around 55 boats expected to face the starter’s gun.
Posted on 1 Oct 2011
Heaven Can Wait 2011 Weather could deliver Race Record
Six days out from the 2011 Heaven Can Wait regatta, sailors are beginning to look at the weather ahead. Six days out from the 2011 Heaven Can Wait regatta, being sailed on Lake Macquarie, on the October Long Weekend Saturday, sailors off the water, with an East Coast low pounding the NSW coastline are are beginning to look at the weather ahead.
Posted on 25 Sep 2011
An evening with Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge – Part I
An interview with two young Australian sailors, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge. Two Australian sailors are starring at the 2011 Audi Victoria Week, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge. Outteridge after winning the Audi King of Docklands SB3 event is now leading the SB3 series. ISAF sailor of the year Slingsby is calling tactics on todays IRC Division A double winner Hooligan. Today we publish the first part of a three part interview series with them both.
Posted on 23 Jan 2011
Crossbow flies flag for men's cancer fundraiser during Sydney-Hobart
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2010 - Crossbow will be flying the flag for men's cancer fundraising Crossbow, a Beneteau 36.7 and Balmain Sailing Club's entry in the 2010 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, will be flying the flag for men's cancer fundraising in this year's race.
Posted on 22 Dec 2010