The Mug Race is the worlds longest river race, a challenging one-way course along the beautiful St. Johns River. The race begins in Palatka, FL and ends in Jacksonville just south of the Buckman I-295 Bridge. All entrants must have mast heights no greater than 44 feet in order to clear the Shands Bridge in Green Cove Springs. The race uses a Pursuit Start where each boat has a start time based on their rating. In essence, slower boats have a head start with the faster boats chasing them, all pursuing to cross the finish line first! There are more than 80 class trophies that will be awarded based on boat class and different categories including first all female crew to finish, first dinghy monohull to finish, and even one for the last boat to finish.
The full 62nd Annual Mug Race brochure is available for download by clicking on the brochure cover image below. The brochure includes both the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions. Please be patient as it is a large file and may take a while to load.
Places to stay: All within 3 miles of the Rudder Club.
- Quality Inn (904) 264-1211
- Comfort Inn (904) 644-4444
- Best Western Southside (904) 264-4466 1.5 miles away ask for Rudder Club discount
- Rodeway Inn (800) 574-6835
- Hilton Garden Inn (800) 916-4641
For More Information, call the Rudder Club office at 904.264.4094 or send an email to RaceOffice@RudderClub.com
Shuttle Bus Schedule
|Date||From RC to Palatka||From Palatka to RC|
| 1st Bus: 5:30pm|
2nd Bus: 8:30pm
|One Bus: 7:00pm|
| Saturday |
| 1st Bus: 5:45am|
Last Bus: 9:00pm
|No Shuttle Bus|