by Delaney Reh |

Sailors and eager spectators flooded Port Jefferson’s village dock on Sept. 7 for the 10th annual Village Cup Regatta.

The event, presented by Port Jefferson’s Yacht Club, is a friendly sailing competition between Mather Hospital and the Village of Port Jefferson. The day raises money for Lustgarten Foundation’s pancreatic cancer research and Mather’s Palliative Medicine Program.

Festivities began at 11 a.m. with a parade of sailboats, large to small, decked out in banners and nautical flags.

After the parade, the two teams, sailed off to start the competition. This year’s victor went to the village, while the event raised over $91,000.

We have now raised and donated over $600,000 to [ Lustgarten Foundation and Mather] in our first ten years of the Village Cup,” said event organizer Charles Chiaramonte.

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above photos courtesy of Jolie Powell