The Rudder Club
Celebrating over 74 years on the St. Johns River
The Rudder Club of Jacksonville is a member-owned sailing club located on the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla. We are a family friendly club where children can learn to sail and appreciate the sport and the outdoors, and adults can enjoy and enhance their sailing skills along our serene riverfront. Our club hosts one of the most active small boat fleets in the area, with regular weekend buoy races.
We also offer affordable dry and wet storage rates for sailboats, as well as an impressive social and racing calendar with many exciting events each year. Our most popular is the annual Mug Race, which is known as "The World's Longest River Race." The Rudder Club's five-week Summer Camp is held each summer and offers a fun, healthy way for kids to spend their school vacation.
We welcome new members. To learn more or take a tour of the Rudder Club, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
ANNUAL MUG RACE
The Mug Race is a 38 nautical mile one-way race down the St. Johns River from Palatka to Orange Park FL.
JOIN A CREW
If you are interested in crewing in a boat, please fill out the form below.
Dick Allsopp Summer Camp takes place each summer for five weeks. The camp teaches in the U.S. Sailing format and strives to provide top quality instruction, since the first experiences of a new sailor form memories which last a lifetime.
CLUB BOATS & TRAINING
For sailors, by sailors
Members of the Rudder Club can enjoy the use of our club boats rentals. Our fleet includes Opti’s, Picos, Lasers, Hobie Cats, Flying Juniors, and Flying Scots –all available for leisure sailing, training, or racing as you like. Additionally, the Rudder Club encourages training at all levels and offers adult sailing lessons, junior sailing summer camp/training, race committee training, and more. Our members include first time boaters to lifelong sailors.