Sailing for a cause with the Village Cup Regatta

The 13th annual Village Cup Regatta, a friendly competition between Mather Hospital and the Village of Port Jefferson, will sail on Saturday, September 10, 2022.

Presented by the Port Jefferson Yacht Club, the Regatta raises funds for Mather’s Palliative Medicine Program and the Lustgarten Foundation, which funds pancreatic cancer research. Last year’s Regatta raised more than $104,000 – a record sum – which was divided between Mather Hospital and the Lustgarten Foundation. The event has raised more than $750,000 over the past 12 years.

The Regatta consists of Yacht Club-skippered sailboats divided into two teams representing Mather Hospital and the Village of Port Jefferson. Employees from the Hospital and Village help crew the boats, which race in one of three classes based on boat size. The festivities begin in Harborfront Park in Port Jefferson Village at 10 am, where you can purchase shirts, commemorative hats, nautical bags, and mugs. The Memorial Parade of Boats begins at 11 am at the Port Jefferson Village dock. All sailboats participating in the Regatta will pass by the park dressed in banners and nautical flags on their way out to the racecourse on Long Island Sound.

Following the Regatta, a celebratory Skipper’s Reception and presentation of the Village Cup will take place in a restored 1917 shipyard building that today serves as the Port Jefferson Village Center.

Use this form to sign up as a crew member for the Mather Hospital team. For more information, contact Cindy Court at 631-476-2723 or