DJI 008017th & 18th March 2018


Over thirty years ago, a couple of small boat sailors decided to test themselves around a tight, winding course from Clayton Bay through Dunn’s Lagoon, around  Rat Island, and back to Clayton Bay. Since those days, the Clayton Bay Boat Club has continued the tradition of racing around Rat Island with the Rat Race Regatta


All sailing boats are welcome to enter, and spectators can be sure of an interesting day with meals and a licensed bar on Saturday evening and again on Sunday.


The events consist of 2 races of approximately 2-3 hours each, spread over the two days with lots of socialising and fun in between.


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On Saturday, the 17th of March a sausage sizzle will be held from midday onwards, with a briefing for the first race starting at 2pm. Following the race, a roast dinner will be available on Saturday evening.


On Sunday, the 18th of March the briefing for the second race of the Regatta starts at 10am and will be followed by a catered lunch, after which the Regatta results will be announced.




Please indicate on the entry form below, the number of meals you require!


   Cost is $30 per boat for one or both races. 


Enter using the on-line entry form here

 Download the "Notice of Race" available here

 Download the Sailing Instructions available here

 Download the flyer available here.  


I’m sure you’ll agree that there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.


Entries and food orders must be received by Wednesday March 14th


Saturday 17th March
    • 12.30 sausage sizzle while you get your boats ready.

    • Briefing 2.00pm Race 1  start 2.30pm

    • Saturday night The RAT RACE ROAST DINNER - $30pp - MUST PAY ONLINE by Wednesday March 14th  & followed by Saturday's Race Presentation. 

SUNDAY 18th March
    • Race 2 briefing 10.00am  Race 10.30

    • After the race there will be HOT DOGS - $7 each and Presentation for Race 2 and over all winners.


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Club Marine


Clayton Bay is truly one of South Australia's best kept secrets!

Located on the banks of the Lower Murray river just an hour's drive from Adelaide.


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The Clayton Bay Boat Club conducts a series of well organised sailing events and races including the "Red Top Series", novelty races and the annual Rat Race RegattaWith a mixture of boats ranging from catamarans and dinghies to trailer sailers, entrants compete for a series of club trophies. Races are usually followed by the Club BBQ.

The club also organises several cruises to surrounding locations such as Finniss, Currency Creek, Narrung, Milang and into the Coorong.

Club facilities include:-

  • boat ramp

  • short stay marina berths

  • hard standing 

  • fully licensed bar and clubrooms 

  • kitchen facilities 

  • showers and toilets 

  • outdoor entertaining area with gas barbecues 

  • Sullage dump-point.

With a range of activities available, Clayton Bay also offers the perfect location for a great weekend getaway. Whether you enjoy sailing, water skiing, canoeing or just relaxing with friends, you will love the day you visited Clayton Bay.

Enjoy the rich taste of locally produced foods and wines in the many restaurants and cafes located in the surrounding Fleurieu Peninsula. 

Track back through South Australia's historic past and visit the beautiful towns of Goolwa, Victor Harbor and Milang. Don't miss the scenic vineyards, nestled amongst majestic gum trees as you stop in and sample wine at the many local wineries.

Club Membership inquiries are available through the "Contact Us" menu tab.