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

Aerial Photos of Crescent: 

Shoreline and From the South

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

US Cost Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Inspections on Jun 23

On Saturday, Jun 23, members of the Cost Guard Auxiliary will be at Crescent to conduct vessel safety inspections.  This is a great opportunity to make sure your safety gear is on board and up to date.  There is no penalty, if you do not pass the inspection.  Instead, you will be given an opportunity to correct any deficiencies.  Once this is done, you will be given the sticker to put on your boat,  This will alert the Coast Guard that you have the required safety gear on board, in the event that you are boarded.  If you are interested in having your vessel inspected, contact  Dick Thoma at

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. 

CSYC Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series

Ah yes, the start of spring in Michigan - cold and windy. However, it means we are getting closer to warm summer evenings sailing in the CSYC Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series. This year the races will be on the first four Mondays in June (4, 11, 18 and 25) for the Spring Series. The Summer Series will be 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. We expect the event to run much as it did last year, with fun being had by everyone who participated.
Please click here for the application.

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!

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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


5, 12, 19, 26 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:

5 - Social Committee Meeting, 7:00 PM

5 - General Membership Meeting, 8:00 PM

7, 8, 9, 10 - US Sailing Level 1 Instructor Class

9, 10 - Thistle Districts

12 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM

15 - Friday Night Dinner 6:30 PM

16 - Ralph Deeds Celebration of Life 11 AM

16 - Social Committee Meeting 11 - 2 PM

16 - C Course Regatta 4:00 PM

19 - CSYC Board Meeting 7:00 PM

23 - US Cost Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Inspections

26 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM

29 - Friday Night Dinner 6:30

30 - Island Party

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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