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2nd Annual YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series at Sandestin PDF Print E-mail
By: M Public Relations   
Monday, 07 May 2012

Endurance-building stand up paddleboard race series returns to Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort May-August 2012


Destin, Fla. (May 5, 2012) – Walton County’s premier endurance-building stand up paddleboard (SUP) race series is returning to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort this summer.


Santa Rosa Beach-based YOLO Board has teamed up once again with presenting sponsors Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Sandestin Real Estate to host the 2nd Annual YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series at Baytowne Marina in Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the SUP manufacturer’s newest team training grounds and rental/retail location. The race event consists of a series of four endurance-building races that will take place from May to August: May 26th (one mile), June 22nd (two miles), July 21st (three miles), and August 11th(four miles). Race paddlers will vie for the champion title “2012 YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series” to be awarded after the final race in August.

“We’re so grateful to both Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Sandestin Real Estate for believing in YOLO Board and supporting our watersport community,” said Jeff Archer, co-founder of YOLO Board. “This series is designed for the beginner paddler who wants to move to the race level and broaden their distance base, as well as for the elite racer who wants to stay fine tuned. It’s truly a race series for all levels, and always served up the YOLO way. Plus, this event gives us another opportunity to introduce everyone to our new YOLO Board Adventures location right here in Sandestin.”


A one-time season race entry fee is $85 per person for all four races (or a $35 day-of entry fee) and includes a complimentary event t-shirt, four pre-race clinics and other great swag. Race divisions include stock 12', 12’ 6” race, 14’ race and unlimited. All board classes are welcome.


“We are thrilled for this event to be at Sandestin and for boarders of all levels to experience all the resort has to offer,” said Shawna Harris, director of Sandestin special events.  “This event builds on the exciting experience that only YOLO and Sandestin provide.”


Before each race event, YOLO Team riders will host a paddle clinic covering everything from paddling technique to buoy turns to training strategy, allowing paddlers the opportunity to learn the latest tips from the pros. The schedule for all Saturday events (May 26th, July 21st and August 11th is Registration at 8:00AM, Paddle Clinic at 8:30AM and Race Start at 9:00AM. The schedule for the June 22nd race event, held in conjunction with the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, is Registration at 5:00PM, Paddle Clinic at 5:30PM and Race Start at 6:30PM.  


"The YOLO Board events provide a firsthand experience of our philosophy: Come to

play...stay for life," explained Tim Kramer, Marketing Director at Sandestin Real Estate. “The privilege of hosting the Mileage Builder Series at the Baytowne Marina offers participants and spectators a glimpse into our way of life. The Sandestin Real Estate team is here to make your dreams of staying for life come true."


All events are open to the public and provide spectators the chance to cheer on favorite racers and be a part of the world’s fastest growing watersport. For more information, please call 850.622.5760 or visit

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