Crescent Sail Yacht Club 

276 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Welcome to Crescent Sail Yacht Club

Come sail with us!

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2019 Logged Mileage Trophy 

Crescent Sail Yacht Club awards a perpetual trophy to the boat which logged the most miles on the water annually now for the sixth 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 onto Europe. Charlie and Barb kept their rudder true and stayed the course on their long journey. They traversed to 17 countries and logged over 25,000 miles. We feel this trophy is a commendable tribute to their adventure and we proudly have placed their names on it.

In second place was John Walton on his Express 27 ‘Riptide’. John is an avid solo sailor and last summer participated in the Chicago to Mac race and the Trans Superior along with the Lake St Clair solo and other events. His total was 1,070 nautical miles. He plans to do the Lake Erie Solo (312nm) and Lake Ontario Solo (300nm) races next year which will complete a race on all five Great Lakes. Congratulations to John on mastering this extreme sport with very commendable results.

In 1st Place this year was “As You Wish” owned by Commodore Dave and Anne Simon. Dave also is a very competent and competitive sailor. This past summer “As You Wish” competed in the Chicago to Mac Race, Port Huron to Mac Race, many delivery hours, a number of Lake St Clair races and enjoyed many casual evening out on the lake. Dave finished the season with 1,940 nautical miles. PC Charlie Todd and Barb convey their heartiest congratulations to “As You Wish” for winning the trophy.

Yoga classes resume Mondays at 6:30 PM, with certified instructor, Bettyann Hodges.

Bring your favorite wine and chocolate!

$5 per person for a 1 hour class

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat.

Contact Jeannine Stetter for more detail

at 586 530-1904 or

Click hear to view pictures from the Christmas Party at Crescent.

Santa Clause came to Crescent.  Click here to view pictures.

Inside Great Lakes Sailing

Thank You Lightning Fleet for Another Great Lobster Roast

The Lightning Fleet hosts another fantastic Lobster Roast.

Fall Work Day a BIG Success

The weather cooperated and we had a beautiful, dry, sunny day for fall work day.  Many members joined fellow sailors to build camaraderie and work together to accomplish many tasks at Crescent. A special thank you to Paul Keyes and the lunch crew for making such a delicious lunch for us all to enjoy.  Click here to view pictures from fall work day.

Star Ice Breaker Regatta 

Click here to review pictures and results from the September 28 - 29 Star Ice Breaker Regatta.

F18 Nationals Hosted at Crescent

Crescent hosted the F18 North American Championship under Chairman PC Chris Tuckfield and a cadre of volunteers. The event ran from September 14 - 19,  with 23 teams from as far away as Texas, Oregon, Florida, California, Montreal and even Hawaii. The event included an extensive social schedule for regatta participants, CSYC members and guests; highlighted by a beautiful cruise down the Detroit River.

The race committee, led by principal race officer Matt Bounds did a great job to complete 9 races in challenging conditions. CSYC member Uli Gollwitzer and Liam Walz fought hard to finish 3rd overall, beating the Canadian Champions by one point. Their third place came down to an exciting and tightly contested final downwind leg in the final race. Other F18 teams from

CSYC finished well including Jeff and Evan Rehm (9th), and Arnold Slominski with Wayne Tetlow (19th).

A special award was given to Lise Duchesne as the top female skipper with crew Patrick Caux. This perpetual trophy was created in honor of Sandra Tartaglino, long time catamaran sailor and dedicated supporter of sailing, who died in a tragic accident this year.

2019 Crescent Regatta

Click here to view pictures from the 2019 Crescent Regatta.

Crescent Day was a blast!

The annual ‘Crescent Day’ was a blast. The day started with a Watermelon Race, followed by a hot dog lunch, and a variety of games and activities including the popular ‘shoe box’ race.  Click here to view pictures from 'Crescent Day'.

2019 CSYC Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series

The 2019 Spring and Summer Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series has concluded.  Click here to view pictures.

A BIG thank you to John Covert-Sisung, Mike Struble for scoring all the races, Leslie for organizing all of the after glows, Barb Schnidt and Charlie Todd and their committee for the banquet and awards ceremony, and all the volunteers that worked on the race committee, 

The Annual Hind-Hornett Memorial Spring Regatta was sponsored again this year by Crescent.  Flags for the first three finishers in each class were awarded.  A casual post-race BBQ get-together took place after the race near the Tiki Hut.  Read about why we remember and honor Shelly Hind and Guy Hornett from the 2001 Huron Doublehanded Challenge at:

Click here to review race results from the 23nd Annual Hind-Hornett Memorial Doublehanded Regatta.

Adult Learn to Sail

This year was once again a very successful year for the Adult Learn to Sail program.  Loretta Rehe and Liz Natter, along with many Crescent volunteers, mentored a very enthusiastic group of 30+ new sailors.  Looking forward to seeing the new sailors at the upcoming events at Crescent!

Junior Sailing Program

The purpose of our Crescent Junior Sailing Program is to provide instructional classes to promote sailing to our youth so they can learn seamanship, boat handling skills, regatta tactics and have fun at our club. Our 2019 program had a solid summer in the midst of a major transition. The junior sailing program was fortunate to host 76 sailors over nine weeks, which included three separate program terms and now another season of education and fun has come to a conclusion.

The program was organized by the able hands of head coach Ben Peters, who oversaw coaches Liam Walz, Johnny Walton, Alex Jaraki, Alex Johnson, Drew Clutterbuck, Audrey Whittaker and Carly Orhan. Additionally, thanks to Rich Marsh and his brilliance with the gasoline engine keeping our coaching fleet alive and ready at all times and Paul Nuechterlein for keeping the equipment and gear in tip top condition. A BIG thank you to co-directors Greg Normand and Sally Roberts and all of the members and parents who volunteered for the various positions that made this year's program a huge success. 

A Junior Program Wrap-up Special Edition of the Breeze can be found in the Member's Only section of the Crescent website. 

Crescent apparel, water bottles, beverage tumblers, and much more are available for purchase from the online Ships Store.  Items are delivered to the club at no charge.  There is a 2-week lead time.

Upcoming Events


6, 13, 20, 27 - Yoga Classes at 6:30 PM
7, 14, 21, 28 - Tuesday Luncheons
        at noon (Order at:
7   - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
11 - Saturday Night Dinner at Crescent
14, 28 - Knit Club 6:30 to 8:30 PM
20 - 24 - DN Iceboating 
        North American Championship Regatta 
        Watch the excitement at
21 - BoD Meeting at 7:00 PM
25 - Chili Cook-off at 5:00 PM, 
        Free with Chili Contest Submission
        $10 CSA Donation without Submission

3, 10, 17, 24 - Yoga Classes at 6:30 PM
4, 11, 18, 25 - Tuesday Luncheons at noon
4   - Summer Mooring Deadline
4   - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
11, 25 - Knit Club 6:30 to 8:30 PM
15 - Humphrey Bogart Movie Night and Potluck

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Yoga Classes at 6:30 PM
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Tuesday Luncheons at noon
3   - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
6   - St. Patrick's Day Party at 6:30 PM
10, 24 - Knit Club 6:30 to 8:30 PM
14 - Commodore's Ball 
        at Grosse Pointe War Memorial
28 - Pasta Dinner and Auction - Sea Scouts

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