The 2021 Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival 

Sailors, CLICK HERE to view the results of the 2021 Regatta and CLICK HERE to view photos!

The Sunrise Rotary Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival is Plattsburgh's most time-honored and highly anticipated summer tradition on Lake Champlain. 


Sunrise Rotary hosted the Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival on Saturday, July 10, 2021. The Club hosted the one-day Mayor’s Cup Festival at a new and exciting venue.


On a beautiful Saturday morning, July 10th boats participated 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 was not a post-Regatta BBQ nor a live awards ceremony. 

Results are in and thank you to everyone who participated! Congratulations to this year's winners: Bill Fastigi and Buffalo Theory winner of the Mayor's Cup and the Racing Division. Les Velte and Talisman winner of the Rotary Cup and the Jib & Main Division and Tom Sweet and Hot Tamale winner of the Multihull Division.
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. 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 was 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 included 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.  The 2021 honorees are Thom and Betty Loreman.

Past Honorees:

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
My Champlain Valley - July 10, 2021
Press Republican - July 10, 2021
Loremans honored with award
Press Republican - July 7, 2021
Sun Community News - July 6, 2021
WPTZ - July 5, 2021
WPTZ - June 30, 2021
MLPBS - June 12, 2021
Sun Community News - June 4, 2021
Press Republican - June 4, 2021
My Champlain Valley - June 3, 2021
WAMC - June 3, 2021
Sun Community News - May 19, 2021
Press Republican - May 20, 2021
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