Tall Ship Race (North Course)
The Mug Race (South Course)
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. So get your boat ready, come to Palatka early for the Party-in-the-Park, and prepare for the 60th Mug Race on May 4, 2013.
The 60th Mug Race T-Shirt Design
Return of the Tall Ship Race (North Course)!
In honor of the 60th anniversary of Mug Race, boats with mast heights greater than 44 feet are invited to race the North Course. This will be a simple loop from south of the Buckman Bridge down to Green Cove Springs and back. There will be a single start. For more information, watch for the Notice of Race on this site!
The full 60th Annual Mug Race brochure is available for download by clicking on the brochure cover image below. Please be patient as it is a large file and may take a while to load.
Clippings courtesy of the Palatka Daily News and Florida Times-Union