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Dates for the 2020 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta are February 22-23.
Please note that the NOR has been updated (V5). Please refer to Section 1.2 - Entries, as there is an important change relating to boats carring spinnakers.
HEAVEN CAN WAIT CHARITY DINNER - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2020
'Its All About The Women' - sailors that is.
Our dinner guests have now all be confirmed and I am please to announce that this dinner will focus on women sailors.
Jan Howard - 14 Sydney Hobarts (1979 – 2006) along with Mary Holley - 16 Sydney Hobarts, started the ‘She Sails’ program at NCYC and won the inaugural Australian Sailing ‘She Sails’ award in 2019. Mary will not be with us on the night, but Jan will and she has assembled a panel of 5 women (including herself), 3 of whom have just completed their first Sydney Hobart, and they are:
Peta Norris – has sailed with RMYC Toronto, also NCYC, progressed from lake sailing to offshore races such as Sydney to Gold Coast Race 2019 and has recently done her first Sydney to Hobart on ‘Copernicus’.
Courtney Smith – one of our young Sailing Academy Instructors. She has come up through the Youth Program and also sails dinghies (VS’s) from Teralba Sailing Club. Courtney has just done her first Sydney to Hobart on ‘Frantic’ – a TP 52, after doing the 2019 Sydney - Gold Coast with them.
Jacqueline Ellis - NCYC Sailing Academy – Manager – and former World Laser Radial Champion. In 2019 Jacqui was awarded the prestigious Barrenjoey Pin for her success as an Australian representative at multiple Laser Radial Worlds, claiming two Gold medals, a Silver and Bronze between 1988 and 1996.
Rebecca Connor NCYC – owner and skipper of ‘Wonderland’ a Beneteau 47, is quite new to ocean racing and competed in her first Sydney to Hobart 2019. The Newcastle Herald on January 3, reported ': 'Newcastle's Rebecca Connor, became the first indigenous owner/skipper in the race when she steered her Beneteau Oceanis 473 Wonderland over the finish line in time to savour a Tasmanian new year. This is was Connor's first Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race'.
Our guests will - as usual, be interviewed by well known ABC Newcastle Sports Commentator - Helene O'Neil.
You can book your tickets now for the dinner which will include a 2 course meal, and some complementary wine. Please be aware this is a fund raising dinner and there will be fund raising raffles on the night, so 'bring your money with you'. You can book tickets at https://www.trybooking.com/BHRKA
CROSBIE WEALTH AND FIN ALUMINIUM TO SPONSOR HEAVEN CAN WAIT 2020
I am very pleased to announce that Crosbie Wealth and FIN Aluminium have joined the Sponsorship Team for Heaven Can Wait 2020.
Crosbie Wealth are Newcastle based Business Advisors and Accountants and are specialists in providing advice and guidance on wealth management in retirment.
Fin Aluminium are also Newcastle based and specialise in Aluminium Windows and Doors. The Royal Motor Yacht Club at Toronto have been fortunate to have a close relationaship with Fin as they have been suppliers to a number of renovation projects at the club.
For HCW Regatta Race Results, go to the Race Results page
Photos taken by Greg Dickens at the Charity Dinner can be viewed Here
Photos taken by Andrew Toogood of Newcastle 360 at the Award Presentation, can be viewed Here
Race photos (arial and on water) by Greg Dickens, can be viewed Here
The 2018 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta will raise in excess of $40,000 in support of the Hunter Branch of Cancer Council NSW and Lake Nacquarie Marine Rescue. The numbers are still beiing reconciled but 2018 looks like a record fundraising year for the regatta which has just completed its 12th year. Stay tuned for more news as it comes to hand.
PHOTOS AND VIDEO OF THE 2018 HEAVEN CAN WAIT CHARITY SAILING REGATTA NOW AVAILABLE
Photos and Video from the 12th Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta are now available and you can view from the following sources:
Photos from our official photographer Greg Dickins can be seen at the following links:
Next we have some drone footage taken by Gavin Ayre and you can view that here:
We also have photos taken by Amanda Ayre, on the pin boat and you can view them here:
Amanda aslo wrote a short blog about her experience and you can view that here:
RACE RESULTS FOR THE 12 HEAVEN CAN WAIT CHARITY SAILING REGATTA
ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE HCW CHARITY SAILING REGATTA WINS THE 2017 HUNTER REGION TEAMS DIVISION OF THE NSW VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Around 2 months ago, the hunter Branch of Cancer Council NSW, nominated the HCW Committee for a NSW Volunteer Of The Year Award in the Teams Division. At a presentation Ceremony held at Newcastle Souths Rugby league Club on Tuesday September 12, the HCW Committee were awarded the Hunter Region Teams Division NSW Volunteer Of The Year Award. A big thank you must go to all the previous participants, fund raisers and helpers that have brought this about and hopefully will continue to support the 2018 - and 12th running, of the event with an event better fundraising performnce. This award also automatically qualifies the HCW Committee for NSW (State Wide) Volunteer Of The Year Awards - Team Division, to be held later in the year.