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2016 Mug Race


​Welcome to the 70th 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.

Classic Route

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 race will begin just north of the Memorial Bridge (US 17), providing great views for spectators.


Please join us for North Florida's premier distance race!

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