General Information
Race Registration
Mug Race Store
Mug Race Brochure (includes NOR & SI)

General Information

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.

MugRace Registration

2015 Mug Race registration
Registered participants


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    
  May 1st  
   1st Bus: 5:30pm
   2nd Bus: 8:30pm
   One Bus: 7:00pm
May 2nd
   1st Bus: 5:45am
   Last Bus: 9:00pm
   No Shuttle Bus

Contact Us

8533 Malaga Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32244
904 264-4094
email the office

Office Hours:
Tuesday - Friday
9 am - 1:30 pm

Bar Hours:
Saturday 12 - 6 pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm

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