Cape Vincent, NY expands Day on the River Weekend with the addition of the Charity Cup Regatta.

Lake Ontario doldrums made for a slow start  for the First Annual Cape Vincent  Charity Cup Regatta held yesterday, Saturday, August 24. The race started at Tibbetts Point Light House.
Proceeds went to Jefferson County Hospice.

Right after the winning sailor made the turn at Hinkley Flats, the winds picked up, making for a faster sail back to Tibbetts and the waiting spectators.

Second at the turn.

Third at the turn.

Fourth at the turn.

In the afternoon, young sailors had fun in their own race.

River rats without sails were given rides in the Zipper, courtesy of the Clayton Boat Museum.

Tugs, tall ships, dingheys and other vessels of all shapes and sizes. It was a busy day on the Cape Vincent waterfront.

Happy days of summer with good friends and a Day on the River in Cape Vincent.

Suddenly, the Union Jack and Redcoats appeared in a reenactment of the War of 1812.

Cape Vincent was invaded by the British!

The crowd looks on as the Cape returns their fire in the defense of their independence from the British whose wounds had been festering since 1776.

Smoke was in the air. And, it was no campfire!

Cape Vincent held off the invaders and they were last seen turning tail in the direction of Wolfe Island.

Life is back to normal for the "Buoy 245 Cormorants" after a day of disruption at the Tibbetts Point start and finish line of Cape Vincent's First Annual Charity Cup Regatta.


  1. Anonymous8/25/2013

    It was a wonderful day on the River

  2. Anonymous8/25/2013

    This morning they are now parked at the village dock swapping stories and answering questions. The encampment is still at the green.

  3. Anonymous8/25/2013

    I hope the 1812 show comes back again
    next year.
    How about boat trip to Ft. Haldimand?

  4. Anonymous8/25/2013

    I hope the 1812 show comes back again
    next year.
    How about boat trip to Ft. Haldimand?

  5. Anonymous8/25/2013

    Ha! Calm at the entrance of the St. Lawrence? A Rare day. Some of the best sailing waters in the world there.
    I was in Kingston for the Olympic Sailing.

  6. Anonymous8/25/2013

    Beee oooo ti ful..My old home town.

  7. Anonymous8/25/2013

    Fort Haldiman is not there. But over to the North Bay you can see the bluff.

  8. Anonymous8/26/2013

    Cape Vincent has two well maintained boat launches.
    The are free and their is free parking. There are free fishing areas is the same vicinity at the east end and a swimming area, too.

  9. Anonymous8/26/2013

    Despite the extremely challenging conditions, seven vessels made the start and four made the finish which was quite exciting for those of us watching it on Tibbetts Pt. The weekend was an exciting end of the summer celebration for my family.

  10. Anonymous8/26/2013

    Regatta off to a good start, hope it will grow into one of the premier sailing events in the area. Good luck Cape V.

  11. Anonymous8/26/2013

    Great family weekend activities!

  12. Anonymous8/26/2013

    It was a GREAT Day!,gh

  13. Anonymous8/27/2013

    Thanks...I missed Sat...visited Sun....saw the tall ships..a better place for viewing than some others that charge....it was all free.

  14. Anonymous8/27/2013

    I miss the Cape. Thank you Newzjunky and this blog for the memory.