2023 Rat Race Regatta

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 the 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.

The 2023 KFC Rat Race Regatta will be held on 18th and 19th March and is open to all boats of the following general classes:

Rat Race 

Open to dinghies less than 5.5m in length under the Australian Sailing Yardsticks handicapping system. (ASYS) 

Stony Point Race

Open to trailer-sailers and sports boats which will sail under the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club Mixed Fleet Handicap System. (GRYCMF)


Open to off-the-beach catamarans.


Race Fees

Adults $40, Juniors $20 (16 yrs of younger).

Course directions (clockwise or anti-clockwise) will alternate on each day of the Regatta and will be advised at the Briefing.

In addition to trophies, Cash $$$ Prizes and KFC Vouchers will be awarded for all divisions.
  • 1st place $100
  • 2nd place $50
  • 3rd place $25 

Click on the links below to download:-

Please complete the Form below to order your meals and Register for the 2023 KFC Rat Race Regatta by 6pm 15th March 2023 (a $20 fee applies to late race entries).
Paper copies of the entry form are available at the club.

Sail Pass

If you or any of your crew are not financial members of a sailing club and hence not covered by Yachting Australia, you need to apply for a ‘Sail Pass’ temporary membership with the Clayton Bay Boat Club Inc. – click here!

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

Register for the 2023 Rate Race Regatta
and/or Order your meals below...

When you click the “Registering for Race” tick box, more options will appear!