Crescent Sail Yacht Club

276 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Learn to Sail >> High School Sailing

High School Sailing

Historically, high school sailing has never really “taken off” in Southeastern Michigan. CSYC and CSA, are committed partners in changing that. At the close of the 2007 high school sailing season, the Grosse Pointe South High School sailing team found itself in a quandary. Not only were they a small team of only a few dedicated sailors, but they no longer had a harbor nor training facility to call home. With the assistance of parent advisers, CSYC and CSA stepped in and offered the team the use of the CSYC harbor, power and sail boats, and club house. This simple act of community support gave the team the stability it needed in order to rebuild. Since, the team has grown to over 20 sailors, with full varsity and junior varsity quads. Now, when the team attends travel events, it is able to run full rotations and is a state leader and regional contender.

In addition to supporting Grosse Pointe South, CSYC has opened its doors and support to all local area high schools. Currently, Grosse Point South, Grosse Pointe North, Regina High School, De La Salle High School, and Brother Rice High School all call CSYC home. In 2011/12, CSYC partnered with GPYNEF in hosting three major ISSA high school events, including the Mallory Cup Regatta. In 2012/13, CSYC will continue its support of high school sailing and is excited to be able to offer high school sailing teams full use of the CSYC Harbor, grounds and the Henry B. Joy Sailing Center for instruction, training and education.

College Sailing

CSYC / CSA is proud to be a supporter of the University of Michigan Sailing Team. In 2011, CSYC donated boats and sails (420s) for UofM Regattas. In September 2012, CSYC again donated its 420 sailboats for UofM Regatta use.

Upcoming Events


1 - Mid-year Dues Due

1, 8, 15, 22 - GPF Thursday Night Regatta

2 - Friday Night Dinner 

2, 3, 4 - Bayview One Design Regatta

4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 - Club Races

5, 12, 19, 26 - Doublehanded Sailing Series

5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29 - Adult Learn to Sail, 7:00 PM

6 - Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM

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

8, 9, 10 - Jounior Sailing Instruction 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

16 - Friday Night Dinner (Roasted Sirloin) at 6:30 PM, RSVP via SlyReply by midnight June 14 (preferred) or call or text Liz at 313-802-0278 by 9 AM June 15

17 - CSYC C Course Regatta

17 - US Coast Guard Auxiliary at Crescent to conduct Vessel Safety Inspections. No penalty if you do not pass the inspection. If interested in having your vessel inspected, contact Dick Thoma at

18 - Annual Blessing of the Fleet at 1:00 PM; refreshments available afterward

19 - Junior Sailing Begins

24, 25 - Opti Great Lakes Championship at GPYC

30 - Friday Night Dinner


1 - Island Party and Fireworks

2, 5, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Club Races

3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27 - Adult Learn to Sail, 7:00 PM

4, 11, 18, 25 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, at noon (Order at:

13 - Jr. Sailing Regatta

22 - BYC Port Huron to Mac Race

31 - Doublehanded Sailing Series

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