luctor et emergo is theme for this year’s Miami to Key Largo race


Translated from Latin to English as “we struggle and emerge,” it is the perfect theme for this year’s historic Miami to Key Largo race, taking place Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25, 2021.

The race, in its 65th year, is sponsored by Miami Yacht Club with close to 100 boats expected to compete.

The proceeds from the race support the MYC Youth Sailing Foundation, which promotes youth sailing for youth from all backgrounds.

For almost 100 years, MYC has been actively working with the community to foster an appreciation in the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay, teaching children, teenagers and adults to sail through the 501(c)3 Miami Yacht Club Youth Sailing Foundation.  These classes are open to everyone – not just members of the Club- at the club’s beautiful Watson Island setting.

“As the Mayor of the City of Miami, and on behalf of my colleagues in the City Commission, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the organizers and participants of the Miami-Key Largo Sailboat Race. I would also like to commend them for their motto for this year’s race luctor et emergo, wrote Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, in a letter of support for the annual race.

“By benefitting the Miami Yacht Club Youth Sailing Foundation, the race also ensures that the  children of our community will continue to be exposed to our natural surroundings and to learn team work and sportsmanship,” wrote Mayor Suarez. “They will continue to form the future generation of sailors and citizens who will become the caretakers for Biscayne Bay and our wonderful natural habitat in Miami.”

This year’s motto was inspired by a race that comes on the heel of a long pandemic year.  Last year’s race was postponed due to COVID-19, so this year’s race is being treasured by the hundreds of sailors who participate each year.

“I am elated that Miami Yacht Club has withstood the test of time, and can continue to host this historic regatta that was started over 65 years ago,” said MYC Commodore Mark Ingraham.

MYC sailors have represented the club all over the world; from youth events to the Olympics.  Through the efforts of our internationally recognized coaches, dedicated sailors and MYC families, MYC is truly the “Home of Sailing Champions.”

More information available at:

Hans Evers, Race Committee Chair

Emily Copeland, Secretary

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