Port Jefferson Yacht Club Commodore Jeff Hausner with Capricorn 5 crew. (Photo by Ed Shin)

The 12th annual Village Cup Regatta, a friendly competition between Mather Hospital and the Village of Port Jefferson, sailed with full crews on Saturday. This year’s Regatta honored all those who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the first responders who answered the call.

Actor/director and local resident Ralph Macchio was again community ambassador for the event. It was the ninth year Macchio helped to publicize the important work of the two programs funded by the Regatta. Macchio’s wife, Phyllis, is a nurse practitioner in Mather’s Palliative Medicine Program.

The Regatta consisted of Yacht Club-skippered sailboats divided into two teams representing Mather Hospital and the Village of Port Jefferson. Employees from the hospital and village helped crew the boats, which raced in one of three classes based on boat size.

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

Jill Wagner, (B) Stan Loucks, Port Jefferson Police Chief Fred Leute, Port Jefferson Mayor Margot Garant, Robert Strehle, and Barbara Sakovich. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Ken Babits, Rae Lerner, Jeannette Voelger, and Lori Accetta. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Janet Mularkey, Port Jefferson Mayor Margot Garant, Jill Wagner, and Kevin Alosa. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Phyliis Macchio, Port Jefferson Mayor Margot Garant, Ralph Macchio, and Barbara Sakovich. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Margo Blatt, Marsha Baron, Pat Casella, Eileen Lebrando, and Sally Hausner. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Regatta Ambassador Ralph Macchio. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Anthony Lauto, Rocco Lauto, Ralph Macchio, Jake Lauto, and Stephanie Lauto. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Commodore Jeff Hausner. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Mather Hospital Executive Director Kevin McGeachy, and Stephanie McGeachy. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Gary Passavia presenting a check to Mather Hospital Executive Director Kevin McGeachy. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Ralph Macchio and Kevin Wood. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Twelfth Annual Village Cup Regatta. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Twelfth Annual Village Cup Regatta. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Twelfth Annual Village Cup Regatta. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Twelfth Annual Village Cup Regatta. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Twelfth Annual Village Cup Regatta. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Twelfth Annual Village Cup Regatta. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Twelfth Annual Village Cup Regatta. (Photo by Ed Shin)

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