World Rowing Championships set to start at Benderson Park …

The banners were slung over the facade to the finish tower while workers continued grinding toward the finish line.

These weren’t rowers aiming to win a gold medal at the World Rowing Championships, which begin with an opening ceremony on Saturday and races on Sunday.

These were the last-minute preparations for the 2017 WRC, scheduled to run until Sunday, Oct. 1, at Nathan Benderson Park.

“Crazy is a good word to describe, but we have a tremendous team,” World Rowing Championships media and public relations manager Max Winitz said. “Obviously, (Hurricane) Irma played a role in delaying some of the construction on

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