Record breaking day
THE first Ski Club ofVictoria (SCV) race for 2013, on July 13 on skyline, attracted a record crowd of 74 racers.
From eight years to nearly 80, racers of all ages hit the slopes recording personal bests and breaking club records.
This weekAnja Bjarnason, who races in the Race Club category, was awarded a special prize of a full ski tune from Bumps for her fantastic effort – second fastest time off scratch for the day.
A very festive looking and lively race presentation took place in the Dump Inn.
Prizes included two sets of skis – Auski Head Skis for the fastest male off Handicap, Matt Fitton and Bumps Skis for the fastest boy or girl off scratch in the under 13 category, winner Tori Hill was pleasantly surprised.
All young racers were delighted with their encouragement awards of special Ty Beanie Balls from Tony Oates at Big Balloon.
A pair of skis (And many more great prizes) will be awarded each week during the season.
Racing is one of the main reasons that the SCV was established in 1924 and the tradition is growing stronger. Many of our 2014 Olympic hopefuls started their racing careers in the SCV races.
ON THE START LINE: Contestants in the first day of racing for the season for Buller Race Club line up at the top of Bourke Street run.