Standup paddle boarders and fans are preparing for the 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series, which is presented this year by Sandcastle Escapes Vacation Rentals and Sales.
Scheduled races (weather permitting) are set for Thursday, June 19th, July 17th and August 7th at The Bay, located at the foot of the 331 bridge in Santa Rosa Beach.
The event will begin at 4:30pm with the Special Olympic athletes relay race, followed by the Ladies race at 5:30pm, the Men at 6:00pm and the CoEd relay race at 6:30pm.
Paddlers will compete on YOLO 12’ recreation boards provided for complimentary use to racers by YOLO Board during each event. The series includes racers of all skill levels and ages from junior to seniors vying for the champion title, all the while rallying in friendly competition out on local waters.
This year’s event will include giveaways, refreshments, and kids activities, as well as a welcomed new division to the race program dedicated to Special Olympics Florida SUP athletes from Okaloosa and Walton Counties. A strengthened supporter of Special Olympics since 2012, YOLO Board’s mission is to make SUP accessible and easy for area athletes.