The 67th Annual Mug Race
May 2, 2020
Welcome to the 67th consecutive running of the Mug Race hosted by The Rudder Club of Jacksonville and The Palatka Yacht Club. The Rudder Club is the event organizing authority. The Mug Race is a 38 nautical mile one-way race down the St. Johns River from Palatka to Orange Park FL. It is open to all sailboats with a mast height of 44 feet or less. There will be two separate starts using the same start line, one for multihulls followed by one for other boats.
This year, the race returns to its traditional starting venue in downtown Palatka. The packet pickup will be at the Quality Inn, which also has rooms (dock space available for those who rent rooms), a bar, and restaurant. The skippers' meeting will be in the Riverfront Park Amphitheater. Boats can also tie up overnight at the City Docks, and launch at the City Ramp. The start will be just north of the Memorial Bridge (US 17), providing great views for spectators. Please join us for north Florida's premier distance race!
Tall Ships Race
The Tall Ships Race, to be held on May 2, 2020, the same day as the 67th consecutive running of the Rudder Club of Jacksonville's Mug Race. The Tall Ships Race is approximately a 25 nautical mile race up and down the St. Johns River between the Buckman and Shands Bridges. It is open to sailboats with a mast height of more than 44 feet. The Tall Ships racers are not eligible for any Mug Race Trophies. The Grace Rogers Trophy goes to the first boat to finish on uncorrected time.
Registration includes one Mug Race t-shirt, with one dinner and drink ticket. Additional dinners and drink passes are available in the online storefront.