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Wenty set for big weekend of action

EXCITEMENT and activity have been growing all week in Wentworth as the Ted Hurley Memorial Classic ski race weekend is finally here.
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As competitors arrived, volunteers continued working to add the final touches to the course and public viewing area to be ready for the first races today.

Volunteers had fenced off the Junction, set up a stage for entertainment, and workers constructed a corporate tent in preparation for the inaugural event.

“We have at least 80-odd volunteers for the weekend including our ski club members, a lot from Ski Racing Victoria,’’ Mildura Ski Club secretary Kim Baldwin said.

“We’ve had enormous support from the Wentworth Shire, Wentworth Cricket Club and Wentworth Tourist Centre. It’s just been great.”

Karen Arnold from the visitor centre said she expected about 900 people to be involved in the racing. A huge crowd of race fans was also expected to join in the weekend’s festivities.

She said all the town’s accommodation venues had been fully booked.

“The Ted Hurley Memorial Classic ski race is very exciting for Wentworth,” Arnold said.

“It is wonderful to have a new event in town and we hope it will become an annual major event on our calendar and also on the Australian ski race calendar.’’

Wentworth Club CEO John Harlock echoed those sentiments.

He said the event had the potential to be “incredibly important” to the town’s economy.

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