SANTA ROSA BEACH — 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 Co., 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.
“The races are a blast whether you are a racer or a spectator," said Blake Morar, owner of Destin Real Estate Company. "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 30, June 13, July 18 and August 8. Paddlers will compete on YOLO 12-foot recreation boards and YOLO 12-foot-6 Predator and 14-foot 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,” said 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.”
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. In addition, a wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and individuals wishing to support the series.
For more relay series information, call (850) 622-5760 or email info@YOLOBoard.com. For more information on YOLO Board, visit www.YOLOBoard.com.