The 42nd Annual Mayor's Cup Regatta and Festival

July 4 - 7, 2019

The Mayor's Cup Regatta and Festival is Plattsburgh's most time-honored and highly anticipated summer tradition on Lake Champlain. The four-day celebration included the 42nd Annual Regatta, Post-Race BBQ and Award's Ceremony, as well as Live Music, Family Arts & Kid's Activities, and so much more! The Mayor's Cup event is a 100% community funded event with support coming from many generous local businesses and organizations. The proceeds benefit various community projects.

The Regatta

Known as “the” sailing tradition of Lake Champlain, the Mayor’s Cup Regatta returned July 6th as the signature event of the popular 4-day summer festival in Plattsburgh, NY. Attracting sailboats from throughout the northeast and Quebec, racers face a “no guts, no glory” competition known, since 1978, for its spirited fun and, sometimes, high-seas adventure. When skippers, who compete around the world, claim Lake Champlain as “sailing at its best,” we know our waterfront treasure is no fools gold! CLICK HERE to learn more the Regatta and the 2019 winners. 

Mayor's Cup T-Shirts

The Mayor's Cup T-Shirts are a long tradition of the event. Each year's design is unique and an essential piece of the weekend's wardrobe. T-Shirts sales help Sunrise Rotary fund various community services throughout the year. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Kids and Family Activities

We hope you enjoyed the wonderful events for you and your family that were scheduled this year. CLICK HERE for the complete calendar of events from 2019.

The "Spirit of Ianelli" Award 

The "Spirit of Ianelli" Award was established in 2010 in honor of the late Mayor John Ianelli, former Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh and co-founder of the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in 1978. This honor is bestowed upon one individual – sailor or landlubber – who exemplifies the same “community does matter” spirit that inspired Mayor Ianelli 42 years ago, empowering our lake community to thrive, not only on race day, but every day.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the award and this year's award recipients!

Past Honorees:

2019 - The Plattsburgh Air Park Restoration Group of Volunteers
2018 - Leigh and Stephens Mundy
2017 - Janet Duprey
2016 - Gordie Little
2015 - Local Law Enforcement of Clinton County, NY
2014 - Kit & Sally Booth
2013 - Bob Wallet
2012 - Roger Harwood
2011 - Matt Spiegel
2010 - Bob Pooler

A Celebration of our Lake, our River, our Community

Sunrise Rotary of Plattsburgh looks for opportunities to enhance the sense of community both here and in locations far less fortunate around the globe. The Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival, in partnership with the City of Plattsburgh, provides the ideal venue for a community celebration of summer in the North Country.
The Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club is dedicated to serving our community. Through the proceeds from Mayor's Cup events, we are able to fund and implement various community projects. Learn more about Sunrise Rotary
Mayor's Cup in the News
Press-Republican - July 7, 2019
Press- Republican - July 6, 2019
WCAX - July 5, 2019
Press Republican - July 4, 2019
Sun Community News - July 1, 2019
Lake Champlain Weekly - June 26, 2019
Press Republican - June 21, 2019
WAMC - June 11, 2019
Sun Community News - June 8, 2019
Press-Republican - May 30, 2019
Press-Republican May 26, 2019
Sun Community News - July 13, 2018
Sun Community News - July 12, 2018
Press Republican - July 8, 2018
More than 50 boats compete in the race
WPTZ - July 7, 2018
Press Republican - July 7, 2018
ABC 22/Fox 44 My Champlain Valley - July 6, 2018
Press Republican - July 6, 2018
Press Republican - July 6, 2018
Press Republican - July 6, 2018
WPTZ - July 5, 2018
ABC 22/Fox 44 My Champlain Valley - July 5, 2018
The Sun, June 30, 2018
Press Republican - June 13, 2018
The Sun - May 31, 2018
Press Republican - June 23, 2017
WAMC - June 6, 2017
Press Republican - June 2, 2017
WPTZ - June 2, 2017
My Champlain Valley - June 2, 2017
Parsons weathers the storm to win regatta 
Press Republican- July 10, 2016 
Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival a Windy Success
My Champlain Valley - July 9, 2016 
Breeze of excitement building for Mayor's Cup
Press Republican- June 30, 2016