YOLO seeking race teams and sponsors
Each spring, area standup paddleboard enthusiasts gather for an exciting season of four monthly relay races known as the YOLO Board Relay Series. A high spirited kick-off for the 6th edition of the event is set for Thursday, May 30 at the WaterColor BoatHouse on Western Lake. YOLO Board is currently seeking both community sponsors and race teams for this year’s series.
Presented by longtime sponsor Destin Real Estate Company, the 6th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series features relay-style competition between male and female teams of three in the Recreational division and the Next Level division. The light-hearted series includes racers of all skill levels and ages from junior to seniors vying for the coveted champion title and engaging in fun, friendly competition out on the water. New additions to this year’s event include race giveaways, live music, refreshments and special kids activities.
“Destin Real Estate Company is proud to support the YOLO Board Relay Series for the fourth consecutive year,” said Blake Morar, owner of Destin Real Estate Company. “The races are a blast whether you are a racer or a spectator. It’s a great showing of the spirit of our South Walton community, and we are looking forward to cheering on all of the participants this year.”
All events will be held at YOLO Board Adventures at the WaterColor BoatHouse and scheduled races (weather permitting) are May 30th, June 13th, July 18th and August 8th. Paddlers will compete on YOLO 12’ recreation boards and YOLO 12’6” Predator and 14′ Prowler race boards provided for complimentary use to racers by the company during each event.
“The relay series is our way of giving back to the community that has supported us since the beginning,” explains Mitzi Archer, Director of Marketing for YOLO Board. “We are always overwhelmed and inspired by the commitment and enthusiasm of our local paddlers and enjoy providing a forum for the growth of the sport. We’ve added a lot of fun twists to this year’s series and can’t wait to see everyone out on the water in May.”
A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and individuals wishing to support the series. For racers, the one-time race entry fee is $180 per three-person relay team ($60 per person) for both the Recreational division and the Next Level division. Complimentary 2013 signature event t-shirts will be provided for each participating team. For more information, please call 850.622.5760 or email info@YOLOBoard.com. For additional information regarding YOLO Board, please visit www.YOLOBoard.com.
About Destin Real Estate Company
Established in 1998, Destin Real Estate Company has led the Emerald Coast as the Number 1 real estate sales office for four years running. Owner Blake Morar operates the luxury firm, serving Destin, the beach communities of 30A, as well as Panama City Beach. The group of real estate sales professionals at Destin Real Estate Company combines their diverse expertise to achieve success for buyers and sellers alike. Search all properties for sale on the Emerald Coast at www.DestinRealEstateCompany.
About YOLO Board
“Jeff Archer and co-founder Tom Losee didn’t invent SUP or its boards … but their savvy, marketing-driven approach has, despite the sport’s West Coast roots, made the Santa Rosa Beach, Fla-based company an industry leader in just five years,” said Entrepreneur magazine. Established in 2006 along the world-renowned beaches and diverse waterways of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, YOLO Board is a standup paddleboard (SUP) brand that is aptly named for the lifestyle mantra, “You Only Live Once.” The bi-coastal company manufactures a variety of boards suited to fit any paddler, from the recreational novice to the elite pro racer. Rentals, lessons, corporate and team building packages and seasonal community race events are available through YOLO Board Adventures’ two locations in WaterColor, Fla. and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, as well as their retail location in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., new flagship store in Miramar Beach, Fla. and Old Town San Diego, Calif. For more information, visit www.YOLOBoard.com or call 850.622.5760.