Crescent Sail Yacht Club

276 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Welcome to Crescent Sail Yacht Club

Come sail with us!

Click on the following documents for information on how to become a new member:

New Member Procedures 

Membership Application 

Membership Policies, Fees, and Dues (Revision in progress)

Frequently Asked Questions

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New Crescent Social Committee Established

 A new Crescent Sail Yacht Club Social Committee has been established.  The new committee is designed to enhance manpower for existing events, provide new opportunity for members to utilize the club experience and heighten the fellowship of our membership with the club.

If it's Wednesday, it's Sailing Seminar Night

Once again the DRYA is offering Wednesday Night sailing seminars in January, February and March. This year the nine weekly seminars are designed to broaden the knowledge of sea adventure for sailors. All seminars start at 7:00 pm and are held at different clubs in the Detroit area. These seminars are an excellent way to meet boat owners, crew, and other people interested in sailing and visit the sail clubs in town. It’s also a great way to help chase away those winter blues and feed your sailing habit during the long winter months!

For detailed information visit the DRYA website at for full seminar descriptions and any changes to the schedule.

2018 DRYA SEMINARS - Selected Wednesdays from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

January 10 at GPYC - Transatlantic Voyage, presented by Colt Weatherston and John Walton. Then Lake Invaders, a look at invasive species in our Great Lakes. Presented by Bill Rapal.

January 11(Thursday) at Bayview YC - BYC - Mackinac Safety and boat inspection, presented by Rick Titsworth

January 17 at Bayview YC - First Aid at Sea – Common sense solutions to injuries and illness at sea, presented by Dr Rob Amsler

January 31 at North Star SC – USCG Rescue – Detroit to Tawas area, presented by Chris Stevens

February 7 at Great Lakes YC – Freshwater Rigging: Care & Maintenance, presented by Brad Terpstra

February 21 at GP Sail Club ( Tompkins Center/ Windmill Pte Park) – Race Organization and Management, presented by Matt Bounds

February 28 at Bayview YC – How to Maximize your Experience racing in DRYA, presented by Wally Cross

March 7 at Detroit YC – Radio Controlled Sailing, presented by Wick Smith

March 21 at North Cape YC - The Protest Process – How to Survive the ‘Room’. Presented by Matt Bounds

March 28 at Port Huron YC – Annapolis Safety at Sea Video, featuring John Rousmaniere as narrator.

Iceboating Update

Follow the DN Iceboating regattas this winter. The North American Championship regatta will be held from Jan 21 - 27.  Follow the excitement at

Logged Mileage Trophy Presented in Dec by PC Charlie Todd and Barb Schmidt

Our club has awarded a perpetual trophy to the boat which logged the most miles on the water annually now for the fourth year.

This particular trophy is named the CSYC Logged Mileage Trophy in honor of “Sayonara” and Commodore Charlie Todd and Barb Schmid. They spent 11 years on Sayonara traveling down the eastern shore of the US and venturing on to Europe. They traversed to 17 countries and logged over 25,000 miles. This trophy is a commendable tribute to their adventure and we proudly have placed their names on it.

The trophy winner for 2017 was “As You Wish”, owned by Rear Commodore Dave Simon and his wife Anne. “As You Wish” raced in both Chicago and PH to Mac’s and Harbor Springs regattas, plus many local DRYA regattas and casual outings.  This is their first year winning, with over 2,100 nautical miles.

Thank you Dick and Carol Green for hosting a fun filled Crescent New Years Eve Party

Congratulations to Loretta Rehe on receiving the Clogg Trophy

At the DRYA Awards banquet, our PC Loretta Rehe was awarded the esteemed Clogg Trophy. This is a Lifetime Achievement trophy awarded only when a worthy recipient is identified. Lifetime achievement awards are given to individuals who have made contributions of outstanding significance in their field. Spend only a few minutes thinking about Loretta and her positive accomplishments at Crescent and the DRYA and you will conclude she is well deserving of this award. Loretta has made a lasting impact on the sport of sailing, with leadership in the ALtS, Junior programs and DRYA. Congratulations Loretta on a well deserved trophy and a huge thank you for your contributions.

Santa came to Crescent!

                            Click here to view the pictures from the luncheon with Santa. 

CSYC Ladies Christmas Tea


A BIG Thank You to Liz Natter for Organizing Over 60 Friday Dinners at Crescent and to Mike Shea for helping!

Pictured are Commodore Jerry Lohmeyer, Liz Natter, Mike Shea, and PC Loretta Rehe (Adult Learn to Sail Chairperson)  Flowers were presented to Liz and Loretta for their contributions to the Friday night dinners and Adult Learn to Sail program. Michael Shea’s contribution to the Friday night dinners was also recognized. 

Thank you to the CSYC Lightning Fleet for another great Annual Lobster Dinner 

Click here to view pictures from the Lightning Fleet Lobster Dinner.

Upcoming Events


4 - CSA Board Meeting 3 PM

4 - Superbowl Party 5-10 PM

6, 13, 20, 27 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, at noon (Order at:

6 - Membership Meeting, 8:00 PM

9 - Friday Night Dinner, 6:30 PM

10 - Feather Bowling at Cadieux Café, 7-8 PM

11 - Commodore Please & Thank You Party

12, 19, 26 - DRYA Handicap Review Board 7:00 - 9:00 PM

17 - Cal 25 Awards Party 6:00 - 11:00 PM

20 - Board Meeting, 7:00 PM

23 - Friday Night Dinner, 6:30 PM


6, 13, 20, 27 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, at noon (Order at:

9 - Leukemia Cup Party 6:00 - 9:00 PM DYC

9 - Friday Night Dinner, 6:30 PM

17 - St. Patricks Day Party at CSYC

23 - Friday Night Dinner, 6:30 PM

Weather at Crescent

Click on the following link to view the WEATHER at the SEAWALL at CRESCENT

Click here to view Lake St. Clair from the Crescent gazebo or here to view the lake from the harbor entrance.

For additional detail, check the weather at Detroit Weather Radar or The Weather Channel

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