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

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.

Leukemia Cup Detroit Kayak & Paddle-board Race on June 21

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. The May 18 Great Lakes Yacht Club Leukemia Cup Sailing Regatta and related festive events were conducted as planned. 

Due to cold weather, cold water, and for reasons of safety, the Leukemia Cup Detroit River Course Race that was scheduled to Friday, June 21, 

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.

32nd Annual Hind-Hornett Memorial Doublehanded Regatta May 11 Race Results

The Annual Hind-Hornett Memorial Spring Regatta was sponsored again this year by Crescent.  Divisions splits were determined based on entries received. 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.

The Kentucky Derby Leukemia Fundraiser at Crescent was a big success.  Click here to view pictures from this event.

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


1,2 - 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 POLISH Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 

       RSVP via SlyReply by midnight June 6

       or call/text Nina 248-302-6570 by Friday,

       June 7 by 9 AM (if you forget to sign up

       via SlyReply).

15 - CSYC C-Course Regatta

21 - Leukemia Cup River Course 

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

29 - Island Party 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

        Pig Roast from 6:30 - 8:00

        Dance / enjoy the music of 7 Piece Band

        GPF Fireworks at Dusk


2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:

2  -  Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM

13 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM
16 - Board Meeting 7 - 10
23 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
29 - Rich Johnson Doublehanded Regatta

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