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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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: 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]

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