HURRICANE — The Sand Hollow Sailing Classic, hosted by Hobie Fleet 941 and the Sand Hollow Yacht Club, is in its second of two days racing at Sand Hollow Reservoir.
Saturday proved extremely challenging for the participants, Hobie Fleet 941 Commodore Raul Hevia said.
“We had three races with winds of up to 16 knots, or 17 miles per hour, and it was very challenging,” he said. “The winds switched directions a little bit throughout the racing, and it made things very technically challenging for the sailors. Everybody was really happy with all the racing we did yesterday.”
Hevia said Sunday’s races should be just as exciting, as the wind is starting to come up around 1 p.m.
“We’ll have one or two races today, then we’ll call it, add up the points, and award the trophies,” Hevia said.
Trophies and prizes will be presented at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Admission is free, except for the Sand Hollow State Park entrance fees.
Ed. correction: The wind was 16 knots, not 60 knots.
St. George News Photographer Dave Amodt contributed to this report.
Event details and resources
- What: Sand Hollow Sailing Classic
- When: May 16-17
- Where: Sand Hollow Reservoir, Sand Hollow State Park, Hurricane | Click here for park fees, directions
- Hobie Class Association of Northern America
- The Hobie Wave
- Fleet 941/Sand Hollow Yacht Club Facebook Page
- Youth Sailing Program: Sand Hollow Yacht Club, Hobie Fleet 941
- Hurricane teens keep water quality in check at Sand Hollow
- Wind powers ‘Hobie way of life’ at Sand Hollow Sailing Classic; STGnews Videocast – 2014
- Sand Hollow Reservoir’s pesky parasite, dealing with swimmer’s itch
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