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.
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.