Posted by Joanne Dahlen on May 07, 2019
The 42nd Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival will honor the 2019 recipient of the “Spirit of Ianelli” Award on Saturday, July 6, 2019, and the Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival Committee is currently seeking nominations from the community for this prestigious award.
What is 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 1977. 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.
Past Honorees
The past honorees of the "Spirit of Ianelli" Award include:
2018 - Leigh and Stephens Mundy
2017 - Janet Duprey
2016 - Gordie Little
2015 - Local Law Enforcement of Clinton County, NY
2014 - Kit and Sally Booth
2013 - Bob Wallet
2012 - Roger Harwood
2011 - Matt Spiegel
2010 - Bob Pooler
2019 Nominees
To be considered, please forward your nomination no later than Thursday, June 6, 2019  to Include your name and phone number, as well as, your nominee’s name, address, and phone number, and provide specific examples that illustrate their community spirit and dedication to protect and enhance the wonderful quality of life we enjoy on Lake Champlain.
Award Presentation
The “Spirit of Ianelli” Award will be presented at 6:00pm on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival Awards ceremony held at the Naked Turtle, Dock Street, Plattsburgh, NY.
About Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival
Hosted by Sunrise Rotary and the City of Plattsburgh, The Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival is celebrating its 4nd year as Plattsburgh's most time-honored and highly anticipated summer tradition on Lake Champlain. The four-day celebration includes a sailing regatta, post-race BBQ and awards ceremony, as well as live outdoor music, family and kid's activities, and much more. For more information go to