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

Membership Policies, Fees, and Dues 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Pictures from the 87th Annual Crescent Sail Yacht Regatta

The 87th Annual Crescent Regatta started out with a nice NW breeze, with 63 boats participating in the large course and 14 in the small boat course. The good breeze clocked, and affected the fleet unfavorably. A number of fleets ran out of the allotted time to finish the course and were retired from the race. Results are posted on the DRYA website.

Click here to view pictures from the 2020 Crescent Regatta.

Crescent 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. 

All CSYC coaches are US Sailing Level 1-2 certified.  

Click here for additional information on our Junior Sailing Program. 

Adult Learn to Sail

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

Monday Night Doublhanded Series

The Monday Night Spring and Summer Doublehanded Series is a fun series that allows you to race with minimum crew (2 people on a boat).  (Pre Covid 19) Each race ends with an afterglow to enjoy a nice dinner and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow sailors.  The series ends with an awards ceremony on the last Monday in August.  

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Inside Great Lakes Sailing

The current season of Inside Great Lakes Sailing is concluded until January '2021.  The final interview this year was with Dave Topping, a former teacher who lives in southwest Michigan and a person who owned a boat with an amazing history. Topping and his wife Cheryl, owned a 1938 sloop named Serenade, which was built in California to compete in the annual TransPac Race. The uniqueness of the boat wasn't Topping's ownership, but rather those who came before. If boats could talk, you'd invite Serenade over to your next house party because the stars of yesteryear in music, theater, politics and science all enjoyed her decks over the past 80 years.  

The final Great Lakes Sailing this year includes CYSCs own John McAllister and Paul Nuechterlein where they converse about the infamous Cal 25 fleet.

Crescent's Spring Regatta

Click here to view pictures from Crescent's Spring Regatta

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.

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


1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Tuesday Luncheons
        at noon, contact Tom Strong
1 thru 8 (ends 8:15 PM) - Elections via  Opavote
8   - CSYC Annual Meeting and Election
        at 8 PM via Zoom
8   - Knit Club 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
15 - Board Meeting 7:00 PM
22 - Knit Club 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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