sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Heaven Can Wait -October 1st-2nd One Lap Dash & 24hour race ENTER NOW!

Heaven Can Wait -October 1st-2nd One Lap Dash & 24hour race ENTER NOW!

'A great pic from the HCW weekend... shame about the dark weather conditions, a bit like sailing by braille as we tried to figure out the course... all I can say is thank god for the big cat 'Two Tribes' for going balls out from the start line and leading all the way, sure made our race much easier by following their giant mainsail that was just visible in the mist ahead of us. - Heaven Can Wait'    Greg Patterson    Click Here to view large photo

It’s on again: fighting against men’s cancers with the sixth annual Heaven Can Wait 24 hour charity yacht race and the One Lap Dash

A large fleet of yachts will once again be racing around Lake Macquarie over 24 hours of the October long weekend (October 1-2) for the sixth annual Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race – and in the process raising funds for men’s cancer research and support programs.

The Heaven Can Wait (HCW) 24 Hour Yacht Race and the associated One Lap Dash will be held on Lake Macquarie, near Newcastle, on the NSW Labour Day long weekend. Both races for this year’s event will start at 1100 hours on Saturday October 1st, 2011, and will take participants on a circuit around Lake Macquarie.

The event raised money for the NSW Cancer Council and Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie; last year, with nearly 70 yachts on the startline, it raised more that $40,000.

As with the 2010 event, entry fees have been kept to just $50 for the 24 Hour Race and $30 for the One Lap Dash, and $70 for participants in both

These fees apply to each boat that raises at least $500 (24 Hour Race) or $200 (One Lap Dash) in sponsorship via the HCW EveryDayHero charity fundraising website

The entire entry process – which is via the Heaven Can Wait website at www.heavencanwait.com.au – is done online, and includes the automated set up of an EveryDayHero donations page for each yacht which enters.

Crew, family, friends, work colleagues and other supporters can then donate money to individual boats – with a 'virtual' race also held for the boat team that raises the most money.

The HCW charity race concept was conceived and organised by Lake Macquarie sailor and cancer survivor Shaun Lewicki to raise funds for cancer research, awareness and support programs, with a particular emphasis on men’s cancer.

Those doing the HCW 24 Hour Race sail around the 28 Nm course for 24 hours, while the One Lap Dash involves a single lap of the course during daylight hours (and with a shorter course for non-sportsboat trailer-sailer yachts).

'Last year’s Heaven Can Wait was an outstanding success, both in the amount of money we raised, and the participation of yachts and crew,' said Lewicki, who is also Commodore of the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club, which co-organises the event in conjunction with host club Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto.

'Not only did we raise over $40,000 – nearly double the amount raised the previous year – but we put on a great weekend of sailing, socialising and fun.'

Heaven Can Wait 2009 - Stealthy -  Heaven Can Wait Media   Click Here to view large photo


The event kicks off with the Heaven Can Wait Friday night dinner at RMYC Toronto, which again will feature local sailing superstar Nathan Outteridge and another yet to be announced World ranking sailor.

Nathan and lots of members of the Moth Squad will be competing in the One Lap Dash in their high-speed foiling moths, along with other members of the Moth Squad.

Then on the Saturday morning (October 1), up to 100 boats will head off around Lake Macquarie for the 24 Hour Race and One Lap Dash.

One Lap Dash boats will finish their race back at Toronto, while the 24 Hour Race yachts will continue sailing through the night, finishing at midday on Sunday October 2.

Supporters can donate to their favourite boats and crew by going to www.heavencanwait.com.au and clicking on the 2011 List of Entries.

Clicking on the name of their chosen boat will bring up the donations page for that boat. Boats can also be searched for by the names of skipper or crew members.

For further information, please go to the HCW website at www.heavencanwait.com.au.




by Heaven Can Wait media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=88609

2:23 AM Sun 18 Sep 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 Heaven Can Wait 24-hour Yacht Race

Related News Stories:

24 Nov 2013  Pictorial: Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2013
11 Nov 2013  Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta - Going down this weekend!
09 Nov 2013  Time to enter the Heaven Can Wait charity regatta
28 May 2013  Heaven Can Wait charity sailing regatta set for Lake Macquarie
26 Oct 2012  Two DK46s battle for Pittwater and Coffs Harbour Regatta
17 Oct 2012  Heaven Can Wait Yacht Race images
17 Oct 2012  Heaven Can Wait 2012 - Tracking the marks with Yellowbrick
08 Oct 2012  Heaven Can Wait fundraising approaches $30,000
05 Oct 2012  Heaven Can Wait fundraising nearing $30,000
03 Oct 2012  Heaven Can Wait award images by Blake Middleton
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



































ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here by Dan Ibsen, Sail-World Europe & UK editor,








470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position by 470 International Association Class,




ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets by Olga Maslivets, International RS:X Class Assoc.,




















Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   
470 Men and Women World Championships - Racing abandoned on day 2   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 4 images from Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Emerging Nations Program sailors shine   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Teasing winds play havoc on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Hot conditions in Santander on day 4   
Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems   
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious   
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4   
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories   
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate   
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing   
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander - Day 3 images by Sail-World.com   
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT