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2009 Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race: Commodore's report By www.heavencanwait.com.au, Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club , 5:31 PM Wed 7 Oct 2009
Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club Commodore Shaun Lewicki gives a very personal account of this year's Heaven Can Wait (HCW) 24 hour yacht race -- which for the first time he was unable to compete in due to health issues. ...[more]


Windchaser's 2009 24 hour Heaven Can Wait race By Mark Cherrington, Still on Lake Mac , 2:27 PM Wed 7 Oct 2009
This year's race was GREAT. Sure we had our moments of doubt and 'at what point do we decide it's too hard?' what with the rain, the cold, the predicted high winds, the need to protect the crew -- but in the end, we were having too much fun. ...[more]


Official photos of HCW 2009, day 1, on Picasa By HCW Media, 1:58 PM Wed 7 Oct 2009
HCW photographer Greg Dickins has posted his photos from Day 1 (Saturday) of HCW 2009. ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait 2009 photos By Blake Middleton, 5:07 PM Mon 5 Oct 2009
With rain, wind, more rain, storms, higher winds and 24 hours of fantastic offshore racing inshore on Lake Maquarie, the photos show only a tiny slice of the Heaven Can Wait race. ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash – Two Tribes and the 18 footers By Heaven Can Wait Media, 8:13 PM Sat 3 Oct 2009
Clive Kennedy’s Egan 9.1 catamaran Two Tribes blasted around the 28 nautical mile Lake Macquarie this afternoon in three hours, five minutes and 22 second beating two 18 footers, Brett Munster's Kinder Caring by three minutes and Greg Paterson’s Skiff Sail, third another four minutes back. ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait -Charity donations leaderboard-heading towards $18k!! By Event media, 2:30 PM Fri 2 Oct 2009
Last year the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race raised nearly $13,000 for charity and this year the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club is on track to beat that record with funds now past $12,800, up more than $4k in last 24 hours and on track to reach $18k before the race finishes on Sunday. In a Heaven Can Wait first, a virtual web based sponsorship race is increasing donations collected for the Cancer Cou ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait 24-hour Race Wind Forecast by PredictWind By Nathan May, Auckland , 8:32 PM Fri 2 Oct 2009
PredictWind is fast becoming one of the main wind forecasting tools used by expert sailors around the world. Using topographical maps and high resolution wind forecasting models PredictWind is able to generate a high resolution wind forecast that zooms into the 1km resolution level giving more accurate details for your chosen location. ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash and 24hr race - October Long Weekend! By Mark Cherrington, , 9:25 AM Wed 30 Sep 2009
In just a few days time, the 2009 Heaven Can Wait (HCW) charity yacht race kicks off on Lake Macquarie, just south of Newcastle, NSW. It incorporates a 24-hour overnight race along with a shorter 'One Lap Dash', and raises funds for cancer research and support programs, as well as for the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol. Enter NOW!!! ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash and 24 h race - October Long Weekend! By Mark Cherrington, 12:47 PM Wed 16 Sep 2009
In just over two weeks’ time, the 2009 Heaven Can Wait (HCW) charity yacht race kicks off on Lake Macquarie, just south of Newcastle, NSW. It incorporates a 24-hour overnight race along with a shorter 'One Lap Dash', and raises funds for cancer research and support programs, as well as for the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol. Enter NOW!!! ...[more]


Shaw 650 sportboats come aboard as sponsors of HCW regatta By HCW Event Media, Sydney NSW , 7:14 AM Wed 16 Sep 2009
Shaw650.com, the licensed builder of the Shaw 650 sportboat, has signed up as a sponsor to the 2009-2010 Heaven Can Wait (HCW) 24 hour race and One Lap Dash, with a significant cash donation ...[more]


Just you, 24 hours and Lake Macquarie By Mark Cherrington, 6:46 PM Sun 13 Sep 2009
The 2009 Heaven Can Wait charity yacht race fleet set for Saturday October 3. The event consists of two Heaven Can Wait (HCW) races, held concurrently on the waters of Lake Macquarie, just south of Newcastle, NSW, a 24 hour race in which participants sail around the course as many times as they can over 24 hours, and a 'One Lap Dash' which finishes before nightfall. ...[more]


Contract let for Swansea Channel dredging By NSW Government Media, Sydney, NSW , 5:52 PM Fri 4 Sep 2009
The NSW government has awarded a contract to carry out maintenance dredging works at Swansea Channel between Pelican and Marks Point, Lake Macquarie. ...[more]


2009 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race and the Swansea channel dredging By HCW Media Media, Sydney , 6:47 AM Mon 10 Aug 2009
Skippers with boats from outside Lake Macquarie who are considering doing this year's Heaven Can Wait 24 hour charity race have been concerned about silting of the western end of the Swansea Channel, which has caused problems for some keelboats entering and exiting the lake. Accordingly, Heaven Can Wait organisers have developed an FAQ document looking at various options. ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour and One Lap Dash 2009 NORs now out By Mark Cherrington, 1:38 PM Thu 2 Jul 2009
The organising committee for the 2009 Heaven Can Wait Regatta has issued the Notices of Race (NORs) for the 24 Hour Race, and also the One Lap Dash. Both documents and online entry now at www.heavencanwait.com.au ...[more]


What are you doing on the October Long Weekend? By Event Media, 7:45 AM Thu 2 Jul 2009
South Australian videographer Steve Hall has some very definite ideas on what sailors should be doing on the October Long Weekend ...[more]


Sailing out of the Darkness again - Heaven Can Wait 2009 By Rob Kothe, 10:30 AM Sun 14 Jun 2009
This coming October Long Weekend is the fourth annual Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race. For Australia’s own 24 Hour race there will hardly more than a new moon for the large fleet of yachts ghosting around Lake Macquarie, the largest salt-water lake in Australia. ...[more]


$12,650 handed to charities by 2008 HCW race By Mark Cherrington, 6:41 PM Thu 18 Dec 2008
Cheques totalling nearly $13,000 have been handed over to Hunter region charities through the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club, following the very successful 2008 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race, held on the October long weekend. ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait Regatta - Full Results Set By Heaven Can Wait Regatta, , 10:43 PM Tue 7 Oct 2008
Here are the full results set for the 3rd annual Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race and the One Lap Dash. ...[more]


A Little Piece of Heaven By Rob Kothe, 11:32 AM Mon 6 Oct 2008
Principal Race Officer Phil Yeomans summed up- '‘Another fun event, this year’s weather provided great challenges from 3 knots to 18 and wind from every point of the compass. Very shifty conditions. ‘Actually this one of the harder races on the East Coast calendar. Consider that the overall 24 hour race winner Two Tribes sailed 155 nautical miles and Wallop, the leading monohull sailed 141 nau ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait Regatta Final Results By HCWYC, , 10:23 AM Mon 6 Oct 2008
The Offical Results for the 2008 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race and One Lap Dash. ...[more]


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