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US sailor comes 9,000 miles for Heaven Can Wait By Rob Kothe, 11:04 AM Sun 5 Oct 2008
49 year old Blake Middleton has made a 9,000 mile trek to Australia’s Lake Macquarie for the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race. This is his third year in a row ‘Down Under’. We caught up with Middleton in the final hours of the 24 hour race and asked him to tell us 'the why and how'. ...[more]


Testing time for tired crews – Heaven Can Wait By Rob Kothe, 7:12 AM Sun 5 Oct 2008
The 2008 Heaven Can Wait fleet sailed out of Toronto Bay heading south at 12 noon yesterday. Wind has come from every point of the compass, overnight. As dawn broke this morning another rain squall has crossed the lake, with thunder and lightning. ...[more]


On the nose - One Lap Dash Results By Rob Kothe, 11:32 PM Sat 4 Oct 2008
The Heaven Can Wait One Lap Dash race was shortened this afternoon, when a rain squall swept up Lake Macquarie. On line honours it was a clear victory to the Sydney 41 Wallop, who enjoyed the double work, ahead of Flyblown and Rock n'Roll, the two Melges 32's. Adam Workman's Jeanneau Catspaw was the handicap winner ahead of Mark Skletons Maserati. ...[more]


Putting Clocks forward on Lake Macquarie By Rob Kothe, 2:58 PM Sat 4 Oct 2008
Hundreds of sailors from around Australia will tonight take their clocks forward, for daylight saving on a moonless Lake Macquarie north of Sydney. It’s the annual Heaven Can Wait 24 hour Yacht Race, which started at 12 noon todayand will finish at 1pm tomorrow. Sailors have come from West Australia, Queensland and Victoria for this lake sailing classic. ...[more]


Real-time tracking for Heaven Can Wait 24 hr race By Rob Kothe, 10:08 AM Fri 3 Oct 2008
A unique real-time tracking system for yacht racing will be used during the 2008 Heaven Can Wait 24-hour yacht race, to be held on Lake Macquarie, south of Newcastle, NSW, on October 4-5. ...[more]


Sailing out of the Darkness - Heaven Can Wait By Rob Kothe, 7:08 AM Mon 29 Sep 2008
This coming October Long Weekend is the third 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]


Swansea Channel depths will be OK for HCW boats By , 9:01 AM Fri 15 Aug 2008
Despite becoming increasingly silted up over the past three years, the Swansea Channel into Lake Macquarie will provide adequate depths at most stages of the tide for boats up to approximately 1.9 m draft, according to the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol’s Lake Macquarie Division. ...[more]


Swansea Channel depths will be OK for HCW boats By HCW Media, Sydney , 4:03 PM Thu 14 Aug 2008
Despite becoming increasingly silted up over the past three years, the Swansea Channel into Lake Macquarie will provide adequate depths at most stages of the tide for out-of-lake Heaven Can Wait yacht race boats up to approximately 1.9 m draft, according to the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol’s Lake Macquarie Division. ...[more]


Enter 2008 Heaven can Wait 24 hour race NOW By Mark Cherrington, 2:02 PM Wed 13 Aug 2008
Online entry for Australia’s longest inshore waters yacht race, the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race, on October 4-5th available now. ...[more]


2008 Heaven can Wait 24 hour race moves to Toronto By Mark Cherrington, 1:15 PM Mon 28 Jul 2008
Australia’s longest inshore waters yacht race, the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race, will this year be co-hosted by Toronto Royal Motor Yacht Club, based in the north-western corner of Lake Macquarie. ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club formed By Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club Media, 10:30 AM Mon 17 Dec 2007
The Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club – which will have the sole function of running the annual Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht regatta, held each October long weekend on Lake Macquarie – has recently been established. The new club is affiliated with Yachting NSW. ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait 24 provisonal race results By Helen Hopcroft, Lake Macquarie, Australia , 11:11 AM Mon 1 Oct 2007
Chris William's Team GUE is the provisional overall winner of the 24 hour Heaven Can Wait yacht race held this weekend on Lake Macquarie. Here are the results for both the shorter One Lap Dash and the 24 hour race. ...[more]


Sun rises on Heaven Can Wait fleet By Sail-World.com, 9:05 AM Mon 1 Oct 2007
On Saturday night the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race fleet sailed in 5-10 knot breezes on Lake Macquarie,under an almost full moon. Soon after dawn the breeze freshened and by mid morning was gusting to 25 knots. ...[more]


Sun sets on Heaven Can Wait fleet By Sail-World.com, 9:41 PM Sun 30 Sep 2007
The 24 hour race on Australia's largest salt water lake, Lake Macquarie. Enjoy Greg Dickins images. ...[more]


Morning breezes lift Heaven Can Wait 24 hour fleet By Rob Kothe, 6:18 AM Sun 30 Sep 2007
Its one thing to circulate in the daylight on Australia’s largest salt water lake but at night the navigation lights need close attention. Mark Cherrington’s Van de Stat 34 Win Chaser spent an hour hard aground beside the Swansea Channel before the Coastal Patrol towed them into deeper waters. ...[more]


Heaven Can Wait: One Lap Dash results By Helen Hopcroft, Australia , 8:23 PM Sat 29 Sep 2007
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. ...[more]


Images from Heaven Can Wait Race By Sail-World.com, 6:06 PM Sat 29 Sep 2007
Sail-World were on the water for the second Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race. Here are are some images from the early part of the race. ...[more]


Unique real-time tracking system for 2007 HCW Race By EziTrak Press Release, 9:47 AM Tue 14 Aug 2007
A unique real-time tracking system for yacht racing will have its debut during the 2007 Heaven Can Wait 24-hour yacht race, to be held on Lake Macquarie, south of Newcastle, NSW, on September 29-30 ...[more]


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