The junction of two of Australia’s most iconic rivers, the Darling and the Murray is the location for the Ted Hurley Classic Ski Race.The event is a unique event hosted by the Mildura & District Ski Club.

The Club have been working hard to implement a number of initiatives to see the fifth running of this event grow, not only for the sport itself, but as an attraction that will encourage more visitors to come to the region.

The Mildura Ski Club are pleased to announce that following extensive discussions with Ski Race Australia and related parties, the Ted Hurley Classic Ski Race is being moved to the ‘Melbourne Cup week end’.

In addition to the Ted Hurley Classic Ski Race, The Mildura & District Ski Club also run the Mildura 100 at Easter time.   The two events provide a very significant economic boost to the region with visitors numbers equating to more than 10,000 ‘bed nights’. 

The club has committee members and many volunteers who want to get involved as a means of giving something to the community.   To run these events involves a staggering amount of volunteer time and some big costs.

The race is only possible from the Club relying on the sponsorship and advertising packages. The Mildura District Ski Club has issued an invitation for businesses and individuals to be involved in the Ted Hurley Classic Ski Race through a sponsorship and / or an advertising package please.  Interested parties should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to enquire about getting involved in a race class sponsorship or an advertising investment.

Format of events for the 2018 Ted Hurley Classic Ski Race. 

  • Friday 2nd November; the Walkers IGA Show and Shine at the Coomealla Memorial Sporting Club involving a display of numerous boats and gives the public the opportunity to inspect the boats close up.
  • Saturday 3rd November; Racing starts at 8am; from Wentworth to Apex Park, Mildura then back. (This determines the start order for the top 40 boats for Sunday)
  • Sunday 4th November; First boat away will be 9am from the Wentworth wharf area. All teams race 50km upstream to Apex Park at Mildura and race times are used for reseeding the return leg race back to the Wentworth site. Teams in the top 3 positions of all classes will be awarded at the presentation held at the Coomealla Club, Dareton