Saturday morning dozens of sailboats, of all different shapes and sizes, hoped the wind would push them to victory.
Organizer Gail Recore explained, "The Regatta is one of the key feature elements of the whole Mayor's Cup Festival, and it's the most exciting piece of the festival. The great weather that we have certainly is an addition this year."
Solid wind meant full sails and swift speeds, but not necessarily smooth sailing.
About 70 boats turned out for the 35th Regatta, that's up from last year when spring-flooding washed out some sailors' enthusiasm. But cup-goers don't need their sea-legs to enjoy this year's festivities.
We asked Plattsburgh Resident Laurie Dubay, "Sailing's not really your cup of tea?"
She replied, "No, not really, we just came here for the family activities. We went and saw the GLENGARRY BHOYS for a little bit last night and we'll probably go to the fireworks tonight."
Organizers say this year's celebration includes more events on-shore. Like horseback rides, face painting, and even sword-play. Many boaters, on the other hand, are setting sail for home. The Regatta draws competitors from New York, New England, Pennsylvania, and Canada. Though they may not stay for long, chances are they'll be back next year.