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YOLO Board’s Summer 2013 Mileage Builder Series at Baytowne Marina

May 6, 2013 by SoWal Staff

YOLO Board invites all area standup paddling enthusiasts to test their skills and learn from some of the SUP Industry’s finest at the 3rd Annual YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series at the Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The series includes four individual competition races that increase by one mile increments from one to four miles, a pre-race clinic with a SUP Pro, a one-mile fun race and free kids race at each event and much more. YOLO Board is currently seeking both community sponsors and race teams for this year’s series.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting the Mileage Builder Series again,” adds Mitzi Archer, Director of Marketing for YOLO Board. “The series is unique because it is a great venue for both experienced SUP racers wanting to compete and beginners wanting to learn. We’ve planned something for the whole family from kids activities to the one mile fun race to the pre-race clinics where a special SUP guest will offer instruction and paddling tips at each race. The Baytowne Marina is a terrific location and we can’t wait to kick off the race season in May.”

Presented by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, scheduled race dates (weather permitting) are May 25th (one mile race), June 15th (two mile race), July 20th (three mile race) and August 10th (four mile race). All events will be held at YOLO Board Adventures at the Baytowne Marina. Race divisions, grouped by age, are 12’ Stock, 12’6” Race, 14’ Race and Unlimited. Rental boards will be available for racers needing equipment. Racers compete for the overall title in each division awarded at the last race. All events are open to the public and spectators are encouraged to cheer on their favorite racers.

“The marina continues to grow, expand and gain visibility in the community, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Shawna Harris, Director of Events at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. “This event is an example of the creative partnerships between community leaders and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.”

A wide range of sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and individuals wishing to support the series. For racers, a one-time entry fee of $85 per person for the four race series includes a complimentary event t-shirt, four pre-race clinics, refreshments and other great swag. Single race entry is $35 per person the day of each event. Registration starts at 8:00am followed by pre-race clinic at 8:30am and races at 9:00am. 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 Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife. Guests can visit www.sandestin.com or follow Sandestin on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information and events.

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.

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