Charity Sailing Regatta


FEBRUARY 5-6, 2022

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Raised for a cancer
free future 

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto - home of the Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta

Proudly supporting Cancer Council 

The 2021 Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta raised $33,000 for Cancer Council and has funded domestic assistance to dozens of people. 2022 will be the 16th year of the Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta and our fundraising target in 2022 is $50,000.

The Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race was conceived and inaugurated by Lake Macquarie resident, keen sailor and cancer survivor Shaun Lewicki as a major annual sailing event on the lake to promote the sport of sailing and the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle/Hunter region and to raise funds for cancer research. 

Research has significantly improved the recovery rates of cancer patients, and therefore, so has the need to focus on helping those patients through their recovery.

The Home Help Program run by the Hunter Branch of Cancer Council NSW has assisted some 40 patients over the past 12 months.

In 2021, $33,000 was raised for the Home Help Program and in total since its inception, the regatta has raised in excess of $300,000. Heaven Can Wait will celebrate its 16th year in 2022 and hopes to raise $50,000.

How It Works

Step 1

Take the fundraising challenge - build your yachts own fundraising page

Step 2

Invite the support of your teams’ network of family, friends and work associates as part of this great fund raising event.


Raise funds for Cancer Council to provide domestic support to cancer patients who are going through or have endured cancer treatment and are now in urgent need of support around their home.

The Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta has grown to include events that cater for dinghy sailors as well as smaller yachts that may not be able to complete a dash around the lake within the time limit. It will again be a part of a much larger aquatic event on Lake Macquarie – Lakefest. Lakefest is a collaboration between The Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto, Wangi Amateur Sailing Club, Belmont 16’s, Rotary Toronto Sunrise and the Lake Macquarie Classic Boat Association. Most of the events that make up Lakefest, not only raise money for needy charities, but also fulfills the other Heaven Can Wait objectives of promoting the sport of sailing as well as Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and the Hunter Region. 

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