YOLO Board Stand-Up Paddle Series race dates announced

April 27, 2010

YOLO racers navigate a buoy turn on Oyster Lake during 2009 race. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Series will kick off first race on May 13th at Eastern Lake

YOLO Board LLC announces that Destin Real Estate Company, a leading real estate agency serving the Emerald Coast, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2010 YOLO Board Stand-Up Paddle Series.  The race series consists of a series of five relay races that will take place from May to August at various area locations, and three ‘Family Day’ competitions scheduled throughout the season to coincide with the races.  Race paddlers vie for the champion title “2010 YOLO Board Cup Series” to be awarded after the final race in August to the overall winners of three divisions—male, female and elite paddlers.

Scheduled race dates (weather permitting) are at 5 p.m. May 13th at Eastern Lake, June 3rd at the WaterColor Boathouse, June 25th at Baytowne Marina, July 15th at Eastern Lake and August 19th (location TBA).  Family Days will be held on May 16th at Eastern Lake, June 6th at the WaterColor Boathouse and July 18th at Eastern Lake.  A one-time race entry fee is $200 per relay team ($50 per person for all five races) and a one-time entry fee of $50 per person for all three Family Day events.  Complimentary 2010 signature performance race jerseys will be provided for each participating team and YOLO boards will be available for use at each race event.  All events will be run on stock 12′ and under surf-type stand-up paddleboards.

YOLO Board is currently seeking race teams and sponsors for the highly anticipated annual event.  Those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up early.  For more information, contact 850.622.5760 or visit www.YOLOBoard.com.  All events are free and open to the public.