Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Sandestin Real Estate Present the Inaugural YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series
Florida-based stand up paddleboard company announces new race series to be held at Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort May-August 2011
Destin, Fla. (May 1, 2011) – YOLO Board LLC together with presenting sponsors Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Sandestin Real Estate announce the dates of the 2011 YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series that will kick off on May 28th at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. The race event consists of a series of four endurance-building races that will take place from May to August: May 28th – one mile course, June 24th – two mile course, July 23rd – three mile course, and August 13th – four mile course. Race paddlers vie for the champion title “2011 YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series” to be awarded after the final race in August.
“We’re excited to be teaming up with Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Sandestin Real Estate for the launch of the new YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series,” said Jeff Archer, co-founder of YOLO Board. “Held in conjunction with our popular race series on Western Lake, this new event series will allow our local paddling community a great opportunity to rise to the next level performance wise. The Mileage Builder series will be an endurance booster for the dedicated paddlers in our area, as well as those looking to challenge themselves with a distance course.”
A one-time season race entry fee is $70 per person for all four races (or a $35 day-of entry fee) and includes a complimentary event t-shirt. Race divisions include stock 12', 12’ 6” race, 14’ race and unlimited.
Four paddle clinics will also be held in conjunction with the series allowing local paddlers the opportunity to learn about paddling technique, buoy turns, training and race strategy. The schedule for all Saturday events (May 28th, July 23rd and August 13th) is Registration at 8:00AM, Paddle Clinic at 8:30AM and Race Start at 9:30AM. The schedule for the June 24th race event is Registration at 5:00PM, Paddle Clinic at 5:30PM and Race Start at 6:30PM.
“As an added bonus, our paddle clinics will give participants an opportunity learn first-hand tips and techniques from some of the industry’s leaders including YOLO Team riders Gary Wise, Justin Cook, Andie Johnson, Michael Westenberger, and Brody Welte, not to mention a couple of surprise SUP guests we have on tap,” added Archer.
“We are excited to sponsor the Mileage Builder series at the Sandestin Marina and to have the opportunity to introduce our resort guests to this amazing sport,” said Tresha Brown, Marketing Director for Sandestin Real Estate.
YOLO Board is currently seeking sponsors for this highly anticipated 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.
About Sandestin Real Estate
Sandestin Real Estate is the exclusive brokerage for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Sandestin’s dedicated real estate team consists of 14 sales professionals and a strong support team to assist them in continuing to be the top producing professionals on the Emerald Coast. Sandestin Real Estate invites guests to enter a world of 30 neighborhoods with 1,400 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations. We are an active member of the Walton County Chamber, a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity, and recently voted Finest Brokerage on the Emerald Coast. For additional information visit www.SandestinRealEstate.com or call 1-800-277-0801.
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 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,400 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. A member of Beaches of South Walton, 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 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife. Visit www.sandestin.com or call 1-866-91-BEACH.
About YOLO Board
Founded by business partners Tom Losee and Jeff Archer in 2006, YOLO Board LLC is a locally owned stand-up paddleboard (SUP) company based in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Aptly named for the mantra, “You Only Live Once,” the company has quickly gained the reputation along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast and beyond as the custom paddleboard of choice. The company manufactures a variety of boards suited to fit any paddler. Rentals, lessons, corporate and team building packages are available through YOLO Board Adventures. For more information, visit www.YOLOBoard.com or call 850.622.5760.