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

Sailors, CLICK HERE to register your boat today!
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,  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.
On Saturday morning, July 10th boats will participate in the Mayor's Cup Regatta, the premiere sailing competition on Lake Champlain. The Mayor’s Cup Regatta includes competitive races in three divisions - Cruising, Racing, and Multihull with prizes for all classes. Unfortunately, because of lingering COVID-related social restrictions in place at the time of the planning for the Regatta, there will not be a post-Regatta BBQ nor a live awards ceremony. 
CLICK HERE to learn more the Regatta and the past winners and to register online.
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. T-shirts will be on sale beginning June 9, 2021, but you can order online now. CLICK HERE for more information on where and how to get your shirts!
The Festival - Kids and Family Activities
For the first time in 2021, the Mayor’s Cup Festival will be held at Plattsburgh’s City Beach, the crown jewel of the Lake City, boasting one of the longest sandy beaches on freshwater in the U.S. The one-day celebration includes a 5K race, kayak rides, volleyball and cornhole tournaments, live music and much more for the whole family to enjoy! CLICK HERE to learn more about all the exciting activities scheduled for July 10th!
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 over 40 years ago, empowering our lake community to thrive, not only on race day, but every day.  CLICK HERE to learn more about how to nominate a worthy candidate today! Note, deadline for nominations has been extended to Tuesday, June 22, 2021!


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
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