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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St. Patrick’s Day Party

Friday, March 6 at 6:30pm.
$20 per person

Dinner includes corned beef and cabbage, Irish potatoes, Irish stew, and dessert.  

Live entertainment

Ardan Irish Dance Academy

Remember, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Signup by midnight March 4 on Sly Reply 

Questions: Contact Gloria at or Jeannine at

Yoga classes resume Mondays at 6:30 PM, with certified instructor, Bettyann Hodges.

Bring your favorite wine and chocolate!

$5 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

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.

Inside Great Lakes Sailing

2019 Crescent Regatta

Click here to view pictures from the 2019 Crescent Regatta.

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. 

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


3, 10, 17, 24 - Yoga Classes at 6:30 PM
4, 11, 18, 25 - Tuesday Luncheons at noon
4   - Summer mooring applications due.
        Contact Fleet Captain PC Ken Tanner
4   - Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM
4   - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
5   - DRYA Winter Seminar - CPR Certification 
        at Crescent from 7 to 9 PM
        pre-registration required at, $40 cost
7   - Pizza & Salad POP UP Party at 6:30
        $10/person $5 for kids 6-12, under 5 free
        Bring your own beverages
        RSVP via SlyReply by Thursday, Feb. 6
8   - Cal 25 Awards
11, 25 - Knit Club 6:30 to 8:30 PM
12 - Race Committee training 
        at GPSC Tompkins Center at 7 PM
15 - Humphrey Bogart Movie Night
20 - The Hot Stove meeting North Star Sail Club
        For agenda and details visit
21 - Flying Scot Pot Luck & Meeting at 6:30 PM

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, 24 - Knit Club 6:30 to 8:30 PM
13 - Lightning Fleet Party at 6:30 PM
14 - Commodore's Ball 
        at Grosse Pointe War Memorial
17 - Board Meeting
21 - Nonesuch Rendezvous Dinner at 4:00 PM
28 - Pasta Dinner and Auction - Sea Scouts
28 - DRYA Seminar - Racing 101 - Ron Sharey
29 - Please and Thank You Party, 4 - 7:00 PM

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