Generations of Florida’s most avid boaters have called Coral Reef Yacht Club home, creating enduring friendships and generating memories to last a lifetime. Everyone enjoys the community's atmosphere of ease, the sense of being among friends in the place where they truly belong.

About Our Club

Our beautiful clubhouse was purchased by our first Board of Directors from the George Engle estate in 1955. Steeped in history and tradition, Coral Reef Yacht Club has grown to be known as a premier yachting center.  For over fifty years, sailors from all over the world have entered through our stately royal palmed driveway to participate in some of the best competitions in the world of yacht racing.
The general nature and object of our Club was and still is to associate together residents of the Greater Miami area and other persons having a common interest in boating; to provide boating and social facilities for our Members and their guests; to promote good boating practices; to bring to light the advantages of this area as a yachting center and to promote regattas and other types of marine competition.
Centrally located in Coconut Grove on Biscayne Bay, one of the world’s great water sports playgrounds, with direct access to the Gulf Stream, ICW, Florida Keys and the Bahamas, the Club offers rich tradition, with exceptional facilities and service. We are known worldwide for warm hospitality, relaxed atmosphere and as host to some of yachting’s most prestigious regattas.
Our vibrant community of yachtsmen enjoys sailing, fishing, cruising and diving with like minded spirits. But, after a day on the water, they can float serenely in our heated pool, catch up with friends at the popular Reef Bar on the patio, and then move inside the Club to mellow out in the Yardarm Bar while they anticipate a fine dining experience with no coat and tie requirement.

Coral Reef Yacht Club welcomes yachtsmen and provides the backdrop for a very special place where Members come to enjoy themselves.  We welcome you to discover the congenial social environment, the best dining, and year round exciting activities at one of the area’s finest clubs.

Members and their guests are privileged to enjoy all the Club's amenities:
  • 6,000 sf Clubhouse and 12,000 sf Boathouse 
  • Elegant dining room which is also available for private events
  • Lounge and casual dining 
  • Roof-top bar with picturesque view of Biscayne Bay
  • Happy Hours
  • Outstanding culinary experience
  • Large veranda overlooking the marina and bay
  • Poolside grill serving weekend breakfasts and more  
  • Meeting rooms of various sizes 
  • Heated pool
  • 100-slip marina with power and water
  • Three small boat hoists
  • Dry storage area for boats
  • Modern shower facilities
  • Social activities for all ages
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Sailing regattas large and small 
  • Recreational boating activities
  • Youth sailing program known around the world
  • Fishing tournaments
  • Monthly newsletter….Reef Points
  • Reciprocal privileges at other yacht clubs

Dining & Drinks

Members enjoy their option of casual dining or formal dining, combined with relaxation of the Yardarm Bar. The ambiance combined with spectacular water views make dining a memorable occasion every time!

The Yardarm Bar, Reef Bar or ReefTop Bar are great spots to meet friends and guests for drinks on the weekends or after work. You can sip your drink comfortably indoors or sit outside and take advantage of our bay breezes and views while enjoying your cocktail.

Racing and Regattas

Racing is our DNA. Coral Reef Yacht Club has grown to be known as a premier yachting center. Our Race Committee is second to none. For over fifty years, sailors from all over the world have entered through our stately royal palmed driveway to participate in some of the best competitions in the world of yacht racing.
Over the years, many great regattas have been hosted by our Club, including the 2008 and 2016 Star Worlds, Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Bacardi Cup and Bacardi Miami Race Week, Lightning Midwinters, Etchells Coral Reef Cup, and the World Sailing Olympic Classes Regatta. We are excited to be the host of the Etchells World Championship in 2023.  Not only do we host great regattas, CRYC has Members who are great sailors including two Rolex Yachtsmen of the Year, World Champions, US Singlehanded Youth Sailing Championship for Women for the Leiter Cup and the US Rep for Snipes in the Pan Am Games. CRYC is also a participant in Biscayne Bay Yacht Racing Association and the Columbus Day Regatta.


Our cruising activities offer something for every taste. Whether you prefer visits to high end yachting destinations or casual raft-ups and water sports in Biscayne Bay, we have you covered. Everyone is invited. Come join your friends for relaxed, fun filled water activities.
We also enjoy sharing our cruising experiences. One Member is on his sixth circumnavigation of the world. Others have cruised as far south as the Caribbean and as far north as Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Many know the waters of the Bahamas as well as the back of their own hands. Coral Reefers love to cruise.


CRYC has many Members who love to fish. Some do it for relaxation and others are avid competitors. In the spring, the Club hosts a Marlin Tournament with as many as 22 boats participating…good news for the Coral Reefers but bad news for the Marlin!

For the Kids

CRYC is a family Club. The pool is often full of kids swimming and the lawn is a friendly field for play. There are fishing tournaments on the docks for the little ones. The holiday events include egg hunts on Easter, a Halloween costume parade down the docks and a visit with Santa. Movie Night for Kids is very popular too.

Our Youth Sailing Program is among the best in nation. During the summer we are the “hot spot” for summer camps, offering a variety of activities.  Our youth sailors have gone on to become College Sailors of the Year and World Champions, and our current youth racing team has made us proud, winning competitions everywhere they go.


Club Reciprocity

Reciprocal Privileges to Coral Reef Yacht Club

CRYC is pleased to welcome approved visitors and we hope you will enjoy your stay at our Club. 

Florida Council of Yacht Club Members:

Coral Reef Yacht Club is a proud member of the Florida Council of Yacht Clubs and we welcome visiting Council Club members.  Please make reservations in advance by contacting us at [email protected] or 305-858-1733. Your membership card is required for access to CRYC.  Be aware that reciprocal privilege usage is limited to once per calendar quarter and to guests that live outside the 50-mile radius of the Club.   
For those arriving by boat, please see Visiting Yachtsman for more information.    

Yacht Club Members Outside of Florida:  

Requests for reciprocal privileges for non-FCYC club members may be sent to CRYC’s Membership Director at least one week prior to the intended visit.  Please have your yacht club email a Letter of Introduction requesting the courtesy visit.  Be aware that reciprocity with CRYC is limited and requests will be evaluated for approval on a case-by-case basis.  The Letter of Introduction email must include specific dates for no more than one week.  Privileges will not be granted to individuals more than once per year or to guests that live within the 50-mile radius of the Club.    
Approved reciprocal guests must present a credit card to the Front Desk upon arrival to obtain a guest card for charging services during the visit.  A membership card or drivers license is required for access to CRYC and parking is very limited. 
For those arriving by boat, please see Visiting Yachtsman for more information.   

Visiting Regatta Participants and Crew:

Regatta participants and their crew may enjoy limited access to CRYC’s amenities up to two days prior and one day after each regatta on a space available basis.  Guest cards are issued at the Front Desk upon arrival to competitors whose names have been furnished by the Organizing Authority.  All charges will be automatically settled by credit card and a statement emailed to the guest card holder.  Letters of Introduction are not required for regatta participants and their crew. 
See FAQ for Regatta Participants for more information.