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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If it’s Wednesday Night, it’s Sailing Seminar Night!

Once again the DRYA is offering Wednesday Night sailing seminars in January, February and March. This year the weekly seminars are designed to broaden the knowledge of sea adventure for sailors. All seminars start at 7:00 pm and are held at different clubs in the Detroit area. These seminars are an excellent way to meet boat owners, crew, and other people interested in sailing and visit the sail clubs in town. It’s also a great way to help chase away those winter blues and feed your sailing habit during the long winter months! For detailed information visit the DRYA website at

Yoga - Wine - Chocolate

Invite a friend or two to join us in Gentle Yoga with Certified Instructor, Bettyanne Hodges

Monday's at 6:00 PM, from October 1 through March 25

Bring a bottle of Wine and your favorite chocolate to enjoy after Yoga.

$5 person for 1 hour class. Held at CSYC Clubhouse

Wear comfortable Clothing, and bring a Mat and a Smile

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.

Congratulations Maynard Rupp on receiving the Clogg Trophy

At the DRYA Awards banquet, our 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.

Ice Boating Update

Follow the DN Ice boating regattas this winter. Western Region Championship was Jan 5-6. The North American Championship and Gold Cup regatta is from Feb 16-23. Follow along on and watch the excitement.

Crescent Ladies Christmas Tea a Big Success

Special thank you to Karen and PC Tom Srigley, Gary and Gloria Barker, Pam and PC Lee Greening, Barb Schmid and PC Charlie Todd, Gordon and Cheryl Couture, and Stu and Mary Dees for all their work and hospitality in putting on the Crescent Ladies Christmas Tea.  Click here to view pictures from the event.

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

CSYC Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series

The Double Handed Spring and Summer Series have completed and what great racing we had. The afterglows have been superb. Our thanks go out to all who helped out. Click here to view the results from the Spring and Summer Series.

Crescent Junior at Belgium Optimist Class Regatta

This summer our CSYC Junior member Emily Pytell completed as a member of Team USA, in the Optimist Class at the Top Sport Vlaandereu Regatta, Nieuwpoort, Belgium.  She qualified in Key Biscayne, Florida, at Team Trials in the spring.  She completed with fifteen other young sailors from all over the country, facing the swells of the North Sea. The three USA Mid-America team members from left to right are Charlie Allan, Annie Samis, and Emily Pytell.

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!

Follow them at

To view pictures from the Regatta, ALtS, DH Series, and other events at Crescent, click the Home tab and select Photos.

Upcoming Events


2 -  First Luncheon on Wednesday at noon

7, 14, 21, 28 - Yoga Class at 6:00 PM

8, 15, 22, 29 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:

8 -  Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM

8 -  Social Committee and Regatta Planning

       Meeting 7:00 PM

8 -  General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM 

10 - Cal 25 Nationals Planning Meeting

12 - Saturday Night Dinner at 6:30 PM

26 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM

        Polish Dinner!

        RSVP via SlyReply by midnight Jan 24th 

        or call / text Nina at 248-302-6570 

        by FRIDAY, Jan 25th by 9 a.m. (if you 

        forget to sign up online)


4, 11,18, 25 - Yoga at 6:00 PM

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

5  - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM 

9 -  Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM

12, 26 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM

23 -  Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM


4, 11,18, 25 - Yoga at 6:00 PM

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

5  - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM 

9 -  Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM

12, 26 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM

23 -  Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM

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

We're on Facebook!

For the latest CSYC news, race results, and more; visit our Facebook Page.