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 links below for information on how to become a new member:

New Member Procedures

New Member Flyer

Membership Application

Membership Policies, Fees, and Dues 

Frequently Asked Questions

Aerial Photos of Crescent: 

Shoreline and From the South

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Work hours can be entered via the Crescent website.  Please click here to enter your hours.

Click here to view pictures from the 2019 Commodore's Ball, at Blossom Heath Inn.

Leukemia Fund Raising Event
at Crescent Sail Yacht Club
276 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Farms

Saturday, May 4, from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

          5:00 PM - Doors Open

          6;30 PM - Races Begin

          7:00 PM - Hot Food Served

          9:00 PM - Silent Auction Ends

Come place a bet on a horse AND/OR be a part of the races yourself!

$10 Donation: Entry to Party
$10 Donation: All You Can Drink Craft Beer (Home-brewed by Allison & Trey Rose!)
$10 Donation: Race as a Horse (limited to 36 racers)
$5 Donation: Call for Movement (roll a die to move a horse)
Unlimited Betting Donations: 50% goes to LLS, 50% goes to the winner(s)

There will be 6 heats with 6 racers each, with a final 7th heat to determine the Over All Winner of the Derby. Callers for the horses movement will roll a die to determine which horse will move, then roll two dice to determine how many steps the selected horse moves.

Prize for the Best Hat!

Bring your favorite Kentucky Derby Dessert to share!

**Rain or Shine**
Bring your Riding Boots and Foul Weather Gear if it Rains

All Proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Please register and pay $10 donation in advance at:

Participate in One of Multiple Events on the Leukemia Cup Weekend - May 17, 18, and 19 

The Leukemia Cup is a fund-raising event held in various cities each summer in North America. It is dedicated to raising money to be used in research for blood disorder diseases such as Leukemia and Lymphoma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the primary organizer for Leukemia Cup Regattas.

Crescent has joined in as one of five clubs that participates in this great fund raising event. There is a DRYA regatta, small boat course, High School course, kayaking on the Detroit River down by the DYC and other events. The HS regatta will be hosted at the new Sailing Center at the corner of the GPYC facility. Go to the GLYC website for details on how you can participate.

This year's Leukemia Cup Detroit River Course Race is on Friday evening, May 17.  This race is one of multiple events held on the Leukemia Cup weekend, which involves sailboat races on Lake St. Clair along with DYC's Flying Scot Sailboat Race, and the growing ever popular Kayak and Stand-up Paddle-board event on the Detroit River in front of DYC.  

Please click here for the Notice of Race, links for Kayak and Paddle-board Registration, rental information, a short video from last year's race, the course chart and instructions.

Yoga - Wine - Chocolate

Invite a friend or two to join us in Gentle Yoga with Certified Instructor, Bettyanne Hodges

Monday's at 6:00 PM, from October 1 through April 29 (No Yoga on April 22)

Bring a bottle of Wine and your favorite chocolate to enjoy after Yoga.

$5 person for 1 hour class. Held at CSYC Clubhouse

Wear comfortable Clothing, and bring a Mat and a Smile

32nd Annual Hind-Hornett Memorial Doublehanded Regatta is May 11

Spring is here and it is time to get your boats rigged to participate in the doublehanded spring tradition of the Annual Hind-Hornett Memorial Spring Regatta sponsored again this year by Crescent.  Divisions splits will be determined based on entries received. One Design, JAM and PHRF divisions are planned. Flags for the first three finishers in each class will be awarded.  A casual post-race BBQ get-together is planned after the race near the Tiki Hut. Everyone is welcome.  Read about why we remember and honor Shelly Hind and Guy Hornett from the 2001 Huron Doublehanded Challenge here:

Race Documents:

2019 CSYC Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series

Join us for the Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series.  

  • Spring Series:  June 3, 10, 17 and 24. 
  • Summer Series: July 29, August 5, 12 & 19. 
  • Afterglow following each race.
  • Awards Banquet: August 26. 

Click here for an application. 

If you are interested in volunteering to help set and retrieve marks or work on the starting and finishing line, please contact us at or 313 804-1557.

Ice Boating - Ron Sherry Wins DN Western Region Regatta and DN North America Championship

Ninety-one sailors competed in the 2019 DN North American Championship held February 21-22 at Lake Wawasee in Indiana. Ron Sherry (USA) defended his 2018 title after beating 2019 World Champion Michal Burczynski (POL) by seven points, giving Sherry his 14th North American victory. Sherry previously won the North American Championship in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018. Congrats to Ron on his remarkable career and contribution to the sport.

The DN Western Region Regatta was held on Lake Pepin, MN on January 5-6. The Gold Fleet had 24 entrants and sailed 8 races. Ron Sherry won 1st place. Congrats to Ron on a hard fought event. 

Follow along on and watch the excitement.

Congratulations to Our New Old Goat - Dale MacPherson

The Society of Mackinac Island Old Goats, Detroit was formed in the 1950’s to recognize sailors who had completed twenty-five or more Bayview Mackinac Races.

Completing 25 races to Mackinac Island is a significant accomplishment and Old Goats are honored to be listed among other sailors that have attained this status. The evening is devoted to significant, funny or embarrassing Mackinac stories, as well as accomplishments, and contributions to the sailing community. This year PC Dale

MacPherson became an Old Goat while helming and crewing on Blitz, who came in 2nd in class. The event will be held on Friday, April 26 at Bayview Yacht Club. For tickets, contact Ray Adams at -

Maynard Rupp Awarded the Clogg Trophy

At the DRYA Awards banquet, Crescent's PC Maynard Rupp 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.  

Maynard raced DRYA events for over 40 years, was on the DRYA Executive Committee from 1989 to 2012, and has been a Crescent member since 1975. Additionally, he is a Mackinac Race 'Old Goat' and he values the relationships with many friends he has made throughout the years.  Besides always being generous and kind, the stories he can tell are legendary about sailing the great lakes.

Congratulations Maynard on a well deserved trophy and huge thanks for your contributions.

Congratulations to Grace Pytell and Emily Gazalle

Our club awards a perpetual trophy to the boat which logs the most miles on the water annually. The CSYC Logged Mileage Trophy is in honor of 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 placed their names on it. 

The Logged Mileage Trophy winners for 2018 are Grace Pytell and Emily Gazalle.  “Elpis" is

owned by Mark Pytell and his wife Ann.  Mark proudly accepted the award on behalf of Grace and Emily, at the Dec Crescent Membership Meeting. Grace and Emily left on Sept 14th on the family boat, a 1983 Columbia 29 and have logged over 6,000 miles on their Great Loop adventure.

We wish Grace and Emily a rewarding and memorable adventure – best of luck girls!

Follow them at

Crescent Junior at Belgium Optimist Class Regatta

This summer our CSYC Junior member Emily Pytell completed as a member of Team USA, in the Optimist Class at the Top Sport Vlaandereu Regatta, Nieuwpoort, Belgium.  She qualified in Key Biscayne, Florida, at Team Trials in the spring.  She completed with fifteen other young sailors from all over the country, facing the swells of the North Sea. The three USA Mid-America team members from left to right are Charlie Allan, Annie Samis, and Emily Pytell.

To view pictures from the Regatta, ALtS, DH Series, and other events at Crescent, click the Home tab and select Photos.

Click here to purchase Crescent apparel from the online Ships Store.

Upcoming Events


1, 8, 15, 29 - Monday Night Yoga at 6:00 PM

       No Yoga on April 22

2  - Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM

2  - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM

5, 12, 19, 26 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:

6  - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM

       Lasagna Marinara Layered with Three

       Cheeses and optional Meat Sauce

       RSVP via SlyReply by midnight April 4, or

       call/text Nina by 9:00 AM April 5

9, 23 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM

13 - CSYC Commodore's Ball at Blossom Heath

        St. Clair Shores at 6:00 PM

16 - Board Meeting at 7:00 - 10:00 PM

18 - DRYA Race Chair Meeting at 7:00 PM

18 - Dinner with Dave Perry at GPYC

20 - Spring Work Day 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

        In case of heavy rain or snow, Saturday,

        April 27 is the designated alternate date.

26 - Old Goat Dinner at BYC

27 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM


7, 14, 21, 28 -  Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:

7  -  Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM

7  -  General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM 

11 - Hind-Hornett Doublehanded Regatta
11 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM
14, 28 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
21 - Board Meeting 7:00 - 10:00 PM
25 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM
26 - CSYC Grand Opening Party
27 - Larry Klein Memorial Regatta

1,2 - Bayview One Design Regatta
3, 10, 17, 24 - Rick Johnson Doublehanded Regatta
4, 11, 18, 25 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:

4  -  Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM

4  -  General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM

6, 7, 8, 9 - Level 1 Instructor Training 

       in Board Room

8 -  Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM

15 - CSYC C-Course Regatta

22 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM

29 - Island Party

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