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

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Membership Application

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Yoga classes resume Mondays at 8:30 PM, with certified instructor, Bettyann Hodges.

Bring your favorite wine and chocolate!

$6 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

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. 

Commodore's Club

Our Detroit area clubs have a place for Past Commodores. It is the ‘Commodore’s Club’. They are well organized and fun group of over one hundred members.  The Edison Boat Club sponsored a well attended event; with power boat rides, croquet, boccie ball, food, door prizes, and sailing competitions.  Congratulations to Commodore Champ Glover for receiving the esteemed Oil Can trophy.

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.

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!

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Upcoming Events


1, 8, 15, 22, 29  -  Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:
1   - Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM
1   - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
7, 14, 21, 28 - Yoga at 6:30 PM
8   - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
12 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30
15 - BOD Meeting - 7:00 - 10:00 PM
18 - Lobster Roast at 6:30 PM
19 - Fall Work Day - 8:00 AM Sharp
20 - Alternate Work Day
22 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
26 - US Navy Sea Cadets
26 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM
30 - Winter Mooring Application due to 
       Fleet Captain - PC Ken Tanner

4, 11, 18, 25 - Yoga at 6:30 PM
5, 12, 19, 26  -  Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:
5   - Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM
5   - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
9   - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM
12 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
15 - Soup Supper
19 - BOD Meeting - 7:00 - 10:00 PM
26 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM

2, 9, 16 - Yoga Classes at 6:30 PM
3, 10, 17  -  Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:
7   - CSYC Annual Christmas Party at 4:00 PM
11 - CSYC Ladies Christmas Tea
       at Crescent, at noon
11 - Note Annual Meeting is on Wednesday
        at Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park

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