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HANDICAPS FOR THE 2019 HEAVEN ACN WAIT CHARITY SAILING REGATTA (HCW)
The Handicaps for the 2019 HCW have been determined and they can be viewed and donloaded by clicking HANDICAPS. This list covers boats that have already entered the regatta, boats that have previously entered the regatta and boats that have competed in the RKR series on Lake Macquarie that may not have entered but are considering entering the regatta. The handicaps have been calculated based on prior HCW performance, RKR performance and where available, club race performance. Please note that there may be some final adjustments depending on late entries. Much credit to Ken Semple for his work in getting this handicap list together.
THE NOTICE OF RACE, SAILING INSTRUCTIONS AND UPDATED RACE ENTRY INFORMATION ARE NOW AVAILABLE AND THE RACE ENTRY SYSTEM FOR HCW 2019 IS NOW OPEN
You can view and download the Notice of Race by clicking NOR (UPDATED FEBRUARY 20, 2019)
You can view and download the Sailing Instructions by clicking SI's
To enter Heaven Can Wait 2019, please go to HCW Race Entry
HEAVEN CAN WAIT CHARITY DINNER - FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 AT RMYC TORONTO
The Heaven Can Wait Charity (Auction) Dinner – Friday February 22nd, is shaping up to be a ripper with some exciting guests to be interviewed by well known ABC Newcastle sporting commentator – Helene O’Neil. They are Kyle Langford - well known in Americas Cup circles and more recently in the Volvo Round The World Ocean Race, Tom Braidwood who also has been a competitor in a number of legs of the Volvo Round the World Ocean Races including the most recent race, and Erica Kirby – International Protest Judge and Protest Committee member present for the Wild Oats / Commanche Protest hearing following the 2017 Sydney Hobart Race.
The Charity Dinner will be held on Friday February 22nd at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto - 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. You can book tickets now by emailing Jan Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling her on 0419 902 466. Tickets are $60 each and include a 2 course meal and some wine. Payment is by credit card – do not include your Credit Card details in the email – Jan will call you for details. Just make sure your contact number is on the email.
WHAT A LINEUP – YOU NEED TO BE THERE!
PAUL BENNET OF PAUL BENNET AIRSHOWS
Great news - Paul Bennet of Paul Bennet Airshows stationed at Rutherford will again be a star attraction at the start of the Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta. Paul's performance will be in front of the RMYC Toronto and will be at approximately 10.00 - an hour before the start of the regatta. Below are photos and some information on Pauls backgraound and motivation for doing what he does.
The Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta Committee are pleased to announce that most of our 2018 Sponsors and some new ones for 2019, have again signed up in support of the 2019 event. They are:
Primary Sponsors - Marmong Point Marina and Rotary Toronto
Gold Sponsors - Centennial Coal and Smith and Sons
Silver Sponsors - Belmont 16's, Wangi Workers Club and Toronto General Practice
Bronze Sponsors - Photo Sydney, TopYacht, Paul Bennett Airshows, Sailworld, Ona Print Graphics, Beyond Ballooning, Novotel, Rundles Clothing, Yes Dear Cruises, Deja Vu cafe, Hughzies Bistro, Hunter Water,Silo, Pandoras and Westlakes Trophies.
DATES ANNOUNCED FOR HCW 2019
Dates for HCW 2019 have been announced and they are February 23-24, 2019.
The Charity Dinner will be held on Friday February 22, 2019.
As previously announced, Paul Bennet of Paul Bennett Airshows - who provided an outstanding display of aerobatics at the start of the HCW 2018, has agreed to again open the 2019 event - see below for more details on Paul Bennet Airshows.
OVER $45,000 RAISED THROUGH THE HEAVEN CAN WAIT CHARITY SAILING REGATTA
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
Go to the Race Results page
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.
RACE RESULTS FOR HCW 2017
All results are now available on the RMYC Toronto Sailing Section results page please go to our Sailing Section Results Page
Photos taken both from above an on the water are now available for viewing as follows:
Photos by Honorary Photographer – Greg Dickins of Photo Sydney, click here
Photos taken by Melissa Evans of Left in the Middle photography, click here
NOTE, you may need to enter your email address to get access to these files
We also have photos taken at the presentations by Andrew and Kellie Toogood of Newcastle 360 photography. They are available on their facebook page.
2016 was a fund raising struggle, but we still managed to exceed the 2015 number with funds handed over to the Hunter Branch of Cancer Council NSW and Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue, totalling $38,000.
Heaven Can Wait 2016 Results – One Lap Dash, Short One Lap Dash, 12 & 24 Hour distance details – Click Here
Photos, courtesy of Greg Dickins – Photo Sydney, are now available. Follow this link – https://goo.gl/photos/ms5JXegtXvwsH9yb8
WANT TO SEE MORE ABOUT PAST HEAVEN CAN WAIT CHARITY REGATTA’S – CLICK HERE
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