It's an exciting time at HIHO. Not only are we making great clothes to fit our lifestyle here in the British Virgin Islands, we are planning some pretty awesome events...
And the best part? YOU can join us. Our latest announcement is the 'Dash for Cash' SUP relay race to one of our favorite spots in all of the BVI, the Soggy Dollar Bar.
We are big fans of stand-up paddle boarding and this is a great way to combine two things we love: SUP racing and painkillers! Have you ever had the Original Painkiller from Soggy Dollar Bar? If not, this is a great reason to get yourself to the BVI in July. Well, that, and the winning team will receive $4,000 cash! Here are all of the details...hope you can make it!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
$4,000 ‘Dash for Cash’ SUP Race to Soggy Dollar Bar
The Highland Spring HIHO Race adds a
relay race to its week of competition
April 5, 2012
(Tortola, British Virgin Islands) –
‘Painkillers for everyone!’ when the winners of the first-ever Soggy
Dollar Bar ‘Dash for Cash’ reach the beach. The stand-up paddle boarding relay race will be held on
Friday, July 6 during the Highland Spring HIHO – a week-long windsurfing and
stand-up paddle boarding competition in the British Virgin Islands. The Soggy Dollar Bar ‘Dash for Cash’ is
open to everyone, not just participants in the HIHO.
“We’re excited to open up the HIHO for this one-day race and
include stand-up paddle boarders from around the Virgin Islands and Puerto
Rico,” says event organizer, Andy Morrell. “Four thousand dollars for the winning team buys a lot of
Teams of three will race from Trellis Bay on Beef Island to
Jost van Dyke’s White Bay, home of the world famous Soggy Dollar Bar. “It’s an honor to be part of the inaugural
Soggy Dollar Bar ‘Dash for Cash” with such great partners as Highand Springs
and HiHO,” says Jerry O’Connell, owner of Soggy Dollar. “I can’t think of a better finish line
than the Soggy Dollar on White
Bay. The Soggy Dollar family will
be there with open arms (and many Painkillers) to welcome all the supporters
and participants in this challenging event. It will be well worth their efforts,
I guarantee it.”
One of the world’s top stand-up paddle boarders, Chase
Kosterlitz, will be racing on the Fanatic Team. In addition to top local and regional racers, the United
Kingdom’s top female stand-up paddle boarders, Kristy Jones will also make the
‘Dash for Cash.’
To ensure a fair race, all relay teams will use the same
board design as they make the 12-mile trek. Also, each team must have at least one female paddler. Catamarans, provided by The Moorings, will be stationed
along the race route to assist with the participant’s transitions and cheer
The first team to reach White Bay will win a $4,000 cash
prize. The second place team will
receive $1,000 in cash and the third place finishers will receive $600, which
covers the price of entry. To
register for the Soggy Dollar ‘Dash for Cash,’ e-mail Andy Morrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entry fee is $200 per person or $600 per team. For participants in the Highland Spring HIHO, the entry fee
is already included. The
registration deadline is June 6.
Morrell says there are still a few spots left for the
week-long event, the Highland
Spring HIHO; it runs from July 1 – July 8, 2012. The Highland Spring HIHO attracts water sports enthusiasts
from around the world. Staying
aboard captained catamarans from The Moorings, competitors take part in an
ambitious week-long racing event in open water. Great sailing and nightly parties make the HIHO as
much for non-racers as it is for competitors.
for more information.
Spring HIHO combines windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, yacht racing &
island adventure. Participants experience an odyssey through the beautiful British
Virgin Islands, daily racing, great food & live entertainment. Living aboard captained catamarans from
The Moorings, the World's largest charter boat company, participants compete in
SUP or windsurfing classes alongside pro & amateur racers from around the world.
Highland Spring HIHO is as much fun for non-competing participants who can
enjoy great sailing or other water sports and discovering new islands and
ABOUT SOGGY DOLLAR
Soggy Dollar Bar is the birthplace of
the Original Painkiller, the popular cocktail that blends rum with its own
secret concoction of juices. The name of the bar is derived from the
fact that many people swim ashore from their boats, thus buying their drinks
with soggy dollars. For more than
40 years, Soggy Dollar Bar has been attracting boaters and drinkers alike to
the white sands of White Bay, Jost van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.