Mug Race

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Mug Race
Sport Sailing
Founded 1954[1]
Claim to fame World's longest river race
Official website rudderclub.com

The Mug Race is an annual sailing race held on St. Johns River in the US state of Florida. Billed as the "World's Longest River Race", the course starts in Palatka and ends in Jacksonville. To compete, masts must be under 44 feet in order to clear all bridges along the course. The Mug Cup is awarded to the first boat to complete the 38.5 mile course from the starting line at Memorial Bridge to the finish line at Buckman Bridge.[2] Additionally, there are over 100 class specific trophies [3][4]

Mug Cup winners[edit]

Year Home town Captain Model
1954[5] United States Jacksonville, Florida Al Holt Cat Scow
1955 United States Charleston, South Carolina George Lockwood 50 ft sloop
1956 United States Jim Vanvoast Flying Dutchman
1957[6] United States Palatka, Florida Gene O'Connor Raven
1958 United States Jim Vanvoast Flying Dutchman
1959 United States Oscar Hubbert C Scow
1960 United States George Walters Columbia, South Carolina
1961 United States Titusville, Florida Hugh McClain
1962 United States Jacksonville, Florida Herb Elphick Catamaran
1963 United States William Miller
1964 United States Luc Martin
1965 United States Charles Holt
1966 United States Orlando, Florida Al Nikolaien Helcat 25
1967 United States Harold Balcom Helcat 25
1968 United States Merritt Island, Florida David Carey Tornado
1969 United States Jacksonville, Florida Russ Gregory Tornado
1970 United States Jacksonville, Florida Russ Gregory Tornado
1971 United States Orlando, Florida Jim McCann Tornado
1972 United States Cocoa Beach, Florida Russ Gregory Tornado
1973 United States Orlando, Florida Jim McCann Tornado
1974 United States Orlando, Florida Jim McCann Tornado
1975 United States Orlando, Florida Jim McCann Tornado
1976 United States Miami, Florida Chris Christensen Nacra 5.2
1977 United States W. Palm Beach, Florida Chuck Cairnes Tornado
1978 United States W. Palm Beach, Florida Chuck Cairnes Tornado
1979 United States Jacksonville, Florida Mike Walsh Hobie 18
1980 United States Boca Raton, Florida Eric Arens 18 Square
1981 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts Supercat 20
1982 United States Boca Raton, Florida Eric Arens 18 Square
1983 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts Supercat 20
1984 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts RC 27
1985 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts RC 27
1986 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts RC 27
1887 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts RC 27
1988 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts RC 27
1989 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts RC 27
1990 United States Fort Walton Beach, Florida Randy Smyth F25C
1991 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts RC 27
1992 Canada Montreal, Canada Philip James Mystere 6.0
1993 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts RC 27
1994 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts RC 27
1995 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Bill Roberts RC 27
1996 United States Flowery Branch, Georgia Doug Harkrider Supercat 22
1997 United States Flowery Branch, Georgia Doug Harkrider Supercat 22
1998 United States Flowery Branch, Georgia Doug Harkrider Supercat 22
1999 United States Jupiter, Florida Eric Roberts RC30
2000 United States Orlando, Florida Lloyd Beery Supercat 22
2001 United States Miami, Florida Clive Mayo Hobie 21
2002 United States Jupiter, Florida Eric Roberts RC30
2003 United States Orlando, Florida Lloyd Beery Supercat 20
2004 United States Jupiter, Florida Eric Roberts RC30
2005 United States Jacksonville, Florida Mike Tierney RC27
2006 United States Jacksonville, Florida Robert Lyman RC27
2007 United States Jupiter, Florida Eric Roberts RC30
2008 United States Jupiter, Florida Eric Roberts RC30
2009 United States Charleston, South Carolina Robby Wilkins E-scow
2010 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Eric Roberts RC30
2011 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Eric Roberts RC30
2012 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Eric Roberts RC30
2013 New Zealand Paul Scoffin Flying Dutchman
2014 United States Jacksonville, Florida Chris Cordes A-Cat
2015 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Eric Roberts RC30
2016 United States Jupiter Beach, Florida Eric Roberts RC30
2017 United States Jacksonville, Florida Rich Brew RC27

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Mug Race Brochure" (PDF). http://www.rudderclub.com/index.html. 2011-04-02.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Tack on another victory at Mug Race". Florida Times-Union. 2010-05-01. .
  3. ^ "Mug Race". Rudder Club. 2011-04-02. .
  4. ^ "Mug Race Results". Aquarius. 2012-11-13. .
  5. ^ "Beery hoists Mug". Florida Times-Union. 2012-11-14. .
  6. ^ "Variety of competition lends Mug Race charm". Florida Times-Union. 2012-11-14. .