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ARC-22 Sets MUG Race course record


On Saturday, May 6th, 2023 the 69th annual MUG Race forecast was for light and variable wind conditions, but like most weather forecasts it was wholly wrong. Shortly after the start, the wind picked up leaving the river completely covered in whitecaps. The conditions were ideal for setting a course record and that is precisely what Eric Roberts and Pete Hampshire did on the ARC-22, finishing the race in 2 hours, 53 Minutes, and 28 Seconds, besting the previous record of 2 Hours, 56 minutes, 57 seconds, which was held by Bill Roberts, Eric Roberts & Dave Weir on the RC-30.

Not only did Eric have a great race, but Rich Brew finished 2nd on his RC-27, (3 Hours, 14 Minutes, 17 Seconds) followed by Mike Kelly who finished 3rd on his ARC-22 (3 Hours, 14 Minutes, 53 Seconds), a healthy 23 minutes ahead of the 4th place boat (Narcra 6.0NA). Congratulations all on a great showing!

The Mug Race is a 38-nautical mile one-way race down the St. Johns River from Palatka to Orange Park Florida which is billed as the world's longest river sailing race. It is open to all sailboats with a mast height of 44 feet or less.

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