Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta

Empire Marina Lake Macqaurie is proud to again support the Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta as major sponsors.

Facebook event page can be found here.

Hosted and run by the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto, the regatta attracts sailors from around the lake and beyond.

This year’s Heaven Can Wait Regatta will be run from Feb 1st to Feb 4th 2024.

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta

The regatta is held across the full area of our beautiful Lake Macquarie with races run in parallel for various categories. One Lap Dash, Short One Lap Dash for Yachts, Multi hulls, Off The Beach boats and Trailer Sailers, 12 Hour Race, and 24 Hour race. Teams can enter one or more of the races with the exception of the Short One Lap Dash,

2024 marks the 18th year for the Regatta and last years regatta raised more than $40,000 for the Cancer Council NSW and Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie.

Race starts 11:00am Saturday February 3rd. Paul Bennet Air Shows will be putting on a stunning aerobatic display over Toronto Bay from 10:00am to 10:30am on the day.

Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta 2023

This year the event commences with a Thursday 1st Feb 5:30pm Crew Party and Kick off at the Toronto Hotel.

Friday Feb 2nd of February is the Heaven Can Wait Charity Dinner held at RMYC Toronto overlooking the beautiful waters of Lake Macquarie. Racing starts Saturday morning 11:00am and continues through Saturday night into Sunday. Empire Marina GM David Randall will be on deck Sunday afternoon 4th February to assist the RMYC Team and Hunter Cancer Council with trophy presentation held at RMYC at 3:00pm.

Funds raised assist with home care and support services for both terminal and recovering cancer patients.  A small portion of the funds raised also goes to Lake Macquarie Marine Rescue who kindly provide on water rescue support during the regatta.