The Mug Race is the world's 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 61st Mug Race will be held on May 3rd, 2014.
The full 61st 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.
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|
Early registration is available online by clicking on the link below or by completing the registration form found in the brochure and mailing it to the Rudder Club office postmarked no later than April 19th. A $20 discount is available if registration is completed online by April 27th, mail-in registrations will not be eligible for the registration discount. Registration will also be available at the Rudder Club Mug Race Registration party on April 19th, and late registration will be available on May 2nd at the Quality Inn Palatka from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Please refer to the 61st Mug Race brochure for details.