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America's Cup where? Wings on DoGzilla
By The Sail-World Team,
3:29 PM Mon 9 Nov 2009
While the offer of an eastern Australian venue was made by Societe Nautique de Geneve, with Geelong, Southport, Hervey Bay and Hamilton Island all keen to play, tho' only Southport seems to meet the critera of open water, with the infrastructure to make it happen,(we spoke to the Gold Coast City Mayor and SYC Commodore on Friday night), it seems very likely that Valencia will be the venue - by mut ...[more]
Try Flying’s 24-hr sailing adventure (thru the eyes of a 15-year-old)
By Meggan Hastings, Lisarow NSW ,
7:02 PM Thu 5 Nov 2009
Try Flying’s 24hr sailing adventure.. (Thru the eyes of a 15 year old daughter) ...[more]
Rain, bull sharks, capsizes and a cat with one less life
By Andrew Stewart, Drummoyne ,
12:10 PM Fri 30 Oct 2009
We arrived at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club at 0700 and prepared our Elliott 7 for its long-awaited entry in the HCW 24hr. That’s when the rain began. Taking Back Sunday had missed the previous two year’s events on account of thoughtless sailing mates placing their weddings on the October Long Weekend. ...[more]
Haitaiti's 2009 Heaven Can Wait (to tune of Gilligan's Island theme)
By Clint Gregory, Australia ,
11:16 AM Fri 30 Oct 2009
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from Macquarie’s shores
Aboard this tiny ship.
Thus begins Haitaitai's account of her 2009 Heaven Can Wait race... ...[more]
PSA Laser Coaching Clinics
By Performance Sailcraft Australasia (PSA), Central Coast ,
12:02 PM Thu 29 Oct 2009
Are you interested in receiving coaching to improve your skills? The Laser dinghy is the world’s most popular adult and youth racing class largely due to its affordability and for being simply rigged making it easy to get out on the water yet, to be fast, requires specific skills unique to Laser sailing. PSA is offering you the opportunity to fast track your learning process. ...[more]
Vol. 2 October 2009 - NOR online now
By Audi Victoria Week Team,
8:58 AM Thu 29 Oct 2009
Leaving it to the Coroner
By Rob Kothe, Al Constable and Sail-World Team,
3:09 PM Mon 12 Oct 2009
Heaven Can Wait - online charity competition - the Heavens opened
By Event media,
2:17 PM Fri 9 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 well ahead of that record with online funds now closing on $15,000 and entry fees and other donations expected to add another $5,000 to the tally.
In a Heaven Can Wait first, a virtual web based sponsorship race is increasing donations collected for the Cancer Council of ...[more]
Great prizes in Heaven Can Wait 2009 'war stories' competition
By HCW Media,
5:49 AM Fri 9 Oct 2009
Organisers of the 2009 Heaven Can Wait charity yacht race have announced a 'war stories' competition open to all participants (skippers, crew and supporters) in this year's event. ...[more]
Despite the weather, Heaven Can Wait 2009 event breaks all records
By HCW Media, Lake Macquarie ,
7:55 AM Thu 8 Oct 2009
The 2009 Heaven Can Wait 24 hour yacht race run on Lake Macquarie last weekend broke a host of records in its fourth year -- despite weather conditions that convinced a number of sailors an evening spent in front of the TV was a more prudent option. ...[more]
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]
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