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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Well done to all that participated in this years HCW, OLD, 12 hour and 24 hour. Ultimately we raised $38 k for the NSW Cancer Council and Marine Rescue. Awesome stufff....HCW.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    When we wrote the original SI's for the OLD (One Lap Dash) we asked participants to nominate whether Traps were to be used however they were outlawed for 24'hour competitors purely from a safety perspective, we have since included a 12 hour. When I first started the HCW Magic 25's were racing.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Sorry Rumpig, it doesn't help when some of the boats have black sails and me being a few K's away, sorry. Honest....I'm not sure when X Rated was launched however when the big Sonata was first launched it was built by Sonata Yachts and called a Sonata 8. It wasn't until David Rose purchased the moulds did it become a Sonata 26. Same boat, just different builder. Like MASRM 720's, Sonatas were very few in a fixed keel version.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    The start on Saturday was sensational, spinnaker start and blast down to Spears Point with upwards of 80 boats in this years HCW. I was on the Eastern Start boat launching the flags which unfortunately made getting pic's somewhat hazardous, anyway I believe Greg Dickens on the Western Start boat got some rippers. Wind was predominately South tending SW at times and gusting to 25/26 knots during Saturday afternoon and stayed with the fleet till quite late evening. First around the Spears Point mark was Stealthy, Toy story, Easy Tiger II then Two Tribes (Now a Tri), however once around the Toronto mark the Two Tribes took off. Stealthy broke a spinnaker Halyard, 2 beers then more terminally with rudder problems pulling out near home. The Mumm 30 - 2 Excess had a visit from the "Habibs" delivering hot KFC for dinner, which turned into cold for breakfast. Wallop parked up behind Fantastique, a huge Cat as the wind died, adding to insult in not being able to pass, Wallop was left to endure the tortuous smell of dinner wafting from the BBQ of the big Cat. Classic of the race was all of the crashes, broaches, round ups and mishaps were all caught by other boats having there own crashes. The wind dropped off early morning then filtered back in early to around 15 by race end. There were numerous sporties in this years OLD race with a Shaw 650 "Barely Legal", a tweeked VX "Reo Speedwagon", Elliot 7's, a Boatspeed 23, a JS9000 however after many years of trying "XRated", a Sonata 8 took home the overall prize for Division 2, "Austral" a Sydney 38 for Line Honors and Div 1. The funds raised were just shy of $40k, which again is an outstanding effort, kudos to all who made the effort to sail in this event and make the 10th edition awesome. HCW
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Just watch out for floating bits of my old office.....Pelican Marina......what a mess. Weather looks great for the 24 hour'ers 20 - 28 degrees both Sat and Sun.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Great news Shaun. Good to hear you're on the improve mate. Whod'a thunk HCW would get to 10 years - magnificent work by all concerned. Love to do it one day but doesn't fit in our Vic sailing program right now. Yup........10 Years Mate. 7 operations and a lot of grey hairs later it's still the only on water 24 hour torture test in Oz.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Nooooooo Gorn..............could it be.........could it be after ten years.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    I'm not in position to say at the moment, however it would be awesome to have the likes there on the start line.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    21st of Feb folks, Not long now for the 10th edition of the HCW.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    bugger.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Be great to have the old firm back at the helm.... and a Decade on.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    rum....cool. be great if the other 32's take on the HCW as well.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    Thanks Grumps......I'm pretty proud of it. Phil, it would be great to see you if you can make it around the 20th of Feb....you to should be proud of how far the HCW has come. How's Blake going I haven't seen nor heard from him for months?
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    My Boat unfortunately has been land locked following my pretty lengthy illness. The HCW reaches a huge milestone next February turning the big 10.....not bad for a race that started its humble life on a flaky hospital wall.
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    "Heaven Can Wait" 24 hour Yacht Race

    what's changed around here ML, looks quieter these days.