7th Annual Relay Postponed


THE RACE WAS CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Please check back for reschedule date.
The 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series kicks off this Thursday at the Bay restaurant at the southern foot of the 331 bridge in Santa Rosa Beach.   Longtime SUP enthusiasts Sandcastle Escapes Vacation Rentals and Sales has signed on to be this year’s title sponsor for the popular series, which promises a freshened mix this season with multiple locations and a tighter lineup of three monthly relay races.

“We are very excited to be this year’s presenting sponsor of the YOLO Relay Series,” said Taylor Williams, president of Sandcastle Escapes Vacation Rentals and Sales. “Either as spectators or competitors, everyone at Sandcastle Escapes has enjoyed participating in this popular event, so it is our pleasure to partner with YOLO Board to continue to bring this fun community tradition.”

The 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series will feature relay-style competition between male, female, and co-ed teams of three in a recreational division. The fun-filled series includes racers of all skill levels and ages from junior to seniors vying for the coveted 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.  The Special Olympics race will begin at 4:30, ladies at 5:30, men at 6:00 and the co-ed at 6:30 pm.

Scheduled races (weather permitting) are set for May 29th , June 19th and July 17th.  Paddlers will compete on YOLO 12’ recreation boards provided for complimentary use to racers by YOLO Board during each event.

“The relay series has always been about fun and community spirit and this season will no doubt be a continued celebration of that,” adds YOLO Board co-founder Jeff Archer. “We’re looking forward to mixing things up this year with new locations and paying tribute to the last six years of community support. The sponsors, racers and spectators are why we’re able to bring this super fun event back each year, and we’re grateful to have the support of Sandcastle Escapes as our lead sponsor this year.”

Sandcastle Escapes offers a variety of upscale rental properties from Panama City Beach/30A to Destin. Established in 2006, Sandcastle Escapes has grown to be one the largest rental management companies in the area with a commitment to quality service. With the company’s expansion into real estate sales, Sandcastle Escapes’ customers can enjoy greater professional and marketing services when listing or purchasing property. For more information on property management and to list or buy a home, visit www.sandcastleescapesrealty.com or call 855.544.5934.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to sign up for a race team, please call 850.622.5760 or email [email protected]