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

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Shoreline and From the South

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CSYC 85th

Annual Regatta

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Click here to view the Program, Festivities, Sailing Instructions, and Registration Instructions.

All boats must be preregistered by 5:00 PM Tuesday, August 21.


Libations and snacks on the front lawn from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Open to all competitors, CSYC members, DRYA race committee and guests.

Dinner will be available from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Grilled Steak ($18), BBQ Chicken ($18), or Vegetarian ($15)

Side dishes include baked potato, corn on the cob, salad, rolls and butter, dessert, and beverages

Hot dogs, including side dishes, dessert and beverages are available for $5, 

for children age 12 and under.

Please reserve your dinner tickets by 5:00 PM Tuesday, August 21, at

Please select your entree when you make your reservation.

AWARDS will be presented after dinner at approximately 8:00 PM.

CSYC Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series

The Spring Series has completed and what great racing we had. The afterglows have been superb. Our thanks go out to all who helped out. Click here to view the results from the Spring Series.

The Summer Series are on the last Monday in July and the first three Mondays in August (July 30, August 6, 13, 20). The awards banquet will be on Monday, August 27.

The Summer series sails a shorter course of 5 miles and the start order is reversed with Jam F starting first and Jam A last. 

Please click on any of the links below for the: 

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

Click here to view pictures from the Island Party.

Adult Learn to Sail Program 

This is our 15th anniversary and we are taking measures to see that our Adult Learn to Sail program continues to be the premiere adult sailing program in the area. We continue to feature the best lake access, instructional training, flexible sessions and prepared boats. There are a few openings left in our program. If you know of anyone 18 or older that wants to learn how to sail or has it on their bucket list, spread the word about our program. 

This was the 19th year for the Lower Lake St. Clair Leukemia Cup Regatta.   Click on the image above to view the 2018 Leukemia Cup Regatta Promo Video. 

Results from the May 12 MISSA Tier 3 High School Team Regatta are posted to ISSA (the National Scholastic Sailing Site).  

With challenging conditions, including forced delays due to serious lightning storms, we were able to pull off a 4 series rotation in both A and B divisions.  Volunteers on both land and water did a yeoman's job making this a fun and safe regatta for the 100 or so high school boys and girls competing.  

The CSYC race committee, mark sets and rescue boats really earned there money being on the water with no breaks for hours in cold water, rain and wind shifts.  We had 6 certified race officers helping on the water!  (all from CYSC) 

The HS LCR received wonderful compliments from the Coaches, Parents and Sailors.   Fun stories abound.

Click on the following link to view additional information about the High School Team Regatta on the National Scholastic Sailing Site ==>

The Great Loop Adventure

The Great Loop is a system of waterways that encompasses the eastern portion of the USA and part of Canada. It is made up of both natural and man-made waterways, including the Atlantic and Gulf Inter-coastal waterways, Great Lakes, Mississippi River and Tennessee waterways. The entire loop is approximately 6,000 miles long.

So, who’s going? - - Grace Pytell and Emily Gazalle

Grace grew up at Crescent. Her grandparents were members starting in 1954 and her parents Ann and Mark in 1985. Grace and Emily both went through the Junior Sailing Program together and now after college are taking the big step to take on this journey. 

They left on Sept 14th on the family boat, a 1983 Columbia 29. They saw it fitting to rename the boat with a proper renaming ceremony at their farewell party. New name is “Elpis” - in Greek mythology it is the name of a young woman who was the personification and spirit of hope. 

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

Follow them at

Click here to view pictures from the 2018 Commodore's Ball.

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.

Iceboating Update

Lake Charlevoix, MI was the site for the DN North American Championship.  80 DNs participated in the Gold and Silver Fleets.  Ron Sherry came in 1st place in the Gold Fleet.  Ron's son, Griffin, also participated in the Gold Fleet and came in 13th place.  Trey Rose received the 1st Place Novice Trophy.


Congratulations to Ron, Griffin, and Trey for a terrific regatta.  Follow the excitement at

Upcoming Events


2, 9, 16, 23 - Adult Learn to Sail (ALtS) Thursday Classes

6, 13, 20 - Doublehanded Series

6, 13, 20 - ALtS Monday Classes

7, 14, 21 - ALtS Tuesday Classes

7, 14, 21, 28 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon 


8 - Cal 25 2019 Nationals Planning Meeting 6:30 - 8:00 PM

12 - Crescent Day 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

17 - Friday Night Dinner (Chicken Siciliano) RSVP via Sly Reply by midnight Aug. 15 (preferred) or call / text Nina at 248 302-6570 by 9:00 AM, Aug 16

18 - Work Day 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

21 - CSYC Board Meeting 7:00 PM

25 - CSYC Annual Regatta

26 - ALtS Regatta

27 - Doublehanded Series Awards Dinner

28 - Knitting Club 6:30 - 8:30 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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