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Northern New York Festival Cancelled Amid Pandemic Concerns

Some of the boats racing in the 2019 Mayor's Cup Regatta
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Some of the boats racing in the 2019 Mayor's Cup Regatta

The largest summer festival in New York’s North Country has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival is held annually in July in downtown Plattsburgh and on adjacent Lake Champlain.  The sponsoring Sunrise Rotary Club announced Monday that all land-based activities are off this year.  

Depending on social distancing rules, Regatta Chair Kjell Dahlen says there is a slight possibility there might be a scaled-down sailing race.  “Where they have up to eight to 10 people on the boat and also on a small boat social distancing is not going to be possible.”

The regatta remains pending for July 11.