Peter Taylor Memorial ski extravaganza set to thrill Dimboola
The Dimboola Water Ski and Motor Boat Club have planned a huge weekend of events for the Peter Taylor Memorial Ski Extravaganza.
The huge event will kick off at 7.30 am on Friday November 2, with the Junior Boy and Girl Trick Slalom events.
The men will follow with Groups 1, 2 and 3, trick salem before the woman’s Trick Slalom takes place.
At the end of the day the Mens Open event will be held where world class ski jumpers will be putting on the show. Australian biggest names in barefoot jumps will be there with the past world record holder Brendan Paige who will be back in Dimboola, Ben Franks who delighted the crowd last year and junior world record title holder ‘TJ’ Rosso.
There will be non-inverted jumps and inverted jumps to delight the spectators.
Friday evening events will finish at sunset, owing to the Ski Club not having a permit to light up the river on the Friday night.
On Saturday it will all start off again with the Juniors at 7.30am, Men’s 1,2 and 3 plus the Women.
The Mens Open will be held after dark under lights with five world class skiers competing.
The club is trying to register the course as an official course and if successful, will be trying to break a world record and expect to put Dimboola on the world scene with a world record jump.
The Peter Taylor Memorial Ski Event is held in memory of the late Peter Taylor who passed away in 2017 with cancer. Mr Taylor had been a regular skier on the Wimmera River and was a tireless worker for the sport and the Dimboola Club.
His son Michael Taylor came out of retirement at last year’s event to compete, only to suffer a back injury. The club is hoping Michael will again put on a great display for the large crowd expected on the river bank.
AWB are the naming sponsors for the event and the money raised for the weekend will go towards the Wimmera Cancer Centre, that is expected to open in December.
Breakfast and lunch will be put on by the Dimboola Water Ski and Motor Boat Club on both days and the Dimboola Towns Committee will cook and serve the barbeque dinner on the Saturday night.
A goods and services auction will be held before the ‘night jumps’ take place, to raise money for the Wimmera Cancer Centre.
The night will conclude with a celebration of a successful event with a finale fireworks display, pending weather and permits.