Mark your calendars - the 2021 Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival is scheduled for Saturday, July 10, 2021

The Sunrise Rotary Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival is Plattsburgh's most time-honored and highly anticipated summer tradition on Lake Champlain. 
Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19 and the social distancing protocols in place at the time, the Sunrise Rotary was forced to cancel the Mayor’s Cup Festival in 2020. Fortunately, less stringent protocols were in place for water-based events allowing boats to compete in the 43rd annual Sunrise Rotary Mayor’s Cup Regatta, on Saturday, July 11, 2020. 
On a brighter note, Sunrise Rotary is planning to host the Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The Club will host the one-day Mayor’s Cup Festival at a new and exciting venue and is in the process of designing a festive logo and t-shirt.
Known as “the” sailing tradition of Lake Champlain, the Mayor’s Cup Regatta is the signature event of the popular 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 past 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. Unfortunately because of  COVID-19 there were no land-based Mayor's Cup activities held in last year and therefore no shirts were for sale in 2020. Not surprising, there is already lots of excitement brewing about this year's t-shirt!
The Festival - Kids and Family Activities
Sunrise Rotary is working on an exciting Mayor's Cup Festival calendar of events for the whole family to enjoy on Saturday, July 10, 2021 and we look forward to sharing details with you in the coming weeks ahead!
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 43 years ago, empowering our lake community to thrive, not only on race day, but every day.  CLICK HERE to learn more about the 2020 awardee! 


2020 - Local Front Line Essential Workers
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
The Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club 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 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. Thanks to 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 11, 2020
Press Republican - July 4, 2020
Sun Community News - July 1, 2020
Press Republican - May 18, 2020
WPTZ - May 12, 2020
Press-Republican - May 12, 2020
WAMC - May 12, 2020
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