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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CSYC Early-Season Status

Bad News

  • Work day will be postponed.
  • The harbor remains closed.  No boats are to be brought into the harbor.
  • Hoists are not to be used.
  • Dry moored boats are not to be brought onto the grounds, except as noted below.
  • The clubhouse and sailing center are closed, except for the limited list of authorized persons published March 25.  This includes the restrooms.
  • No Club-owned boats are to be used.
Good News
  • The grounds remain open for daily exercise, provided social distancing is maintained.
  • The State of Michigan's current position is that boating is allowed provided that it involves only members of the same household and does not involve any equipment other than the boat owner's.  
  • Under the above State of Michigan guidelines, the Flag and Board are allowing watercraft that can be operated under these dictates to be launched from Crescent, and to be stored there as per normal dry mooring or rack assignments within the constraints of social distancing.  These watercraft include Lasers, Sunfish, kayaks, paddleboards, catamarans, and other beach-launch craft.  It also includes dinghy sailors who wish to ramp-launch and sail with only members of a single household.
  • We are specifically not allowing people to ramp-launch their boats and then moor them in the harbor.

Hind/Hornett Memorial Doublehanded Regatta is May 9, 2020

The Hind / Hornett Memorial Regatta is a perfect opportunity to shake out the sails and tune the rig.  We remember and honor Shelly Hind and Guy Hornett from the Huron Doublehanded Challenge at:

Please click on the links below for the:

Junior Sailing Program

The purpose of our Crescent Junior Sailing Program is to provide instructional classes to promote sailing to youth so they can learn seamanship, boat handling skills, regatta tactics and have fun at our club. Our 2020 Junior Sailing Program registration to open March 15.  All CSYC coaches are US Sailing Level 1-2 certified.  

Click here for additional information on our Junior Sailing Program. 

Adult Learn to Sail

Registration for the 2020 Adult Learn to Sail program is now open.  Loretta Rehe and Liz Natter, along with many Crescent volunteers, look forward to mentoring this years group of new sailors.  

Click here to view information about our Adult Learn to Sail Program.

Monday Night Doublhanded Series

The dates for this years doublehanded Spring Series is June 1, 8, 15 and 22. The Summer Series will be the first four Mondays in August (3, 10, 17 and 24). The awards banquet is scheduled for Monday August 31. Click here for an application.

A big thank you to Leslie Berryman and Linda for organizing the “After Glow” for the last several seasons. They have done a wonderful job that is appreciated by all who participate. Unfortunately, they will not be returning this year. If you know of anyone or wish to volunteer to organize the "After Glow" please contact John at or 313-804-1557.

We are looking for race committee members to help on the start / finish line and with setting and retrieving marks. If you care to volunteer, please let us know at

Inside Great Lakes Sailing

DN Iceboating North Americans

In January the DN Iceboating racers were scratching their heads wondering about ice conditions with such a mild winter. They ventured far west to find great conditions in Fort Peck Montana. Gold fleet top three finishers were 1st James ‘T’ Thieler, 2nd Ron Sherry and 3rd Chad Atkins.

Check the website to see the fabulous drone footage.

2019 Crescent Regatta

Click here to view pictures from the 2019 Crescent 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.

Star Ice Breaker Regatta 

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

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


2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Yoga Classes at 6:30 PM
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Tuesday Luncheons at noon
3   - Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM
3   - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
6   - St. Patrick's Day Party at 6:30 PM
10 - Knit Club 6:30 to 8:30 PM
13 - Lightning Fleet Party at 6:30 PM
14 - Commodore's Ball POSTPONED

All group events at the Club are cancelled until further notice, due to COVID-19.

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