Florida Paddlers at YOLO Mileage Builder

Winners announced for the initial race of the endurance building stand up paddleboard (SUP) community event at Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Find a sup event near you.



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SANTA ROSA BEACH, Florida – YOLO Board announces that the first ever YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series debuted on May 28th at the Baytowne Marina in the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, FL.  The unique race event consists of a series of four endurance-building races scheduled 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.  Presented by Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and Sandestin Real Estate, each race event also includes a paddle clinic where participants can learn new racing and paddling techniques from SUP industry leaders.

Over 60 paddlers competed in the first installment of the series which included both a Men’s and Women’s Division.  YOLO Team Racer Justin Cook and South Walton Beach Safety Director Gary Wise hosted the pre-race clinic.  Winners of the one mile course in first, second and third respectively were Justin Cook, Matt Wise and Steve Reeves in the Men’s Division and Jessica D’Aleo, Bernadette Leach and Sarah Langdon in the Women’s Division.  Race paddlers vie for the champion title “2011 YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series” to be awarded after the final race in August.  Scheduled dates for remaining Mileage Builder races (weather permitting) are June 25th, July 23rd and August 11th.

The YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Sandestin Real Estate, 30A.com, SoWal.com, EC Magazine, Standup Paddle Magazine, Rum Runners, Vintage Title & Escrow, Bistro Bijoux, Hinano, HataBoix, 98 Today, Kialoa, Copy Systems, Modus Photography, IWDFF, M Public Relations, YOLO Board Adventures, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack and Destin Surgery Center.

The YOLO Board Mileage Builder Series June 24th event begins at 5:00pm and the July 23rd and August 11th events start at 8:00am at the Baytowne Marina.  For more information, contact 850.622.5760 or visit www.YOLOBoard.com.  All events are family-friendly, free and open to the public.

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, garnering widespread attention from the media including: Spirit Magazine, Southern Living, Coastal Living, The Weather Channel, Standup Journal, Florida Trend, Ocean Drive, Standup Paddle Magazine and Garden & Gun.  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.


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Last modified onFriday, 10 June 2011 00:29

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