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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Crescent Day - August 18, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

Crescent members, Junior Sailing, ALtS, families and friends are invited to join us for a fun family friendly day at Crescent. 

Events scheduled throughout the day.

   10:30 AM - Skippers Meeting

   11:00 AM - Watermelon Regatta

   11:30 AM - Awards Ceremony

   12:00 Noon - Free Lunch (hot dogs,                       potato chips, watermelon.  Bring

             a dish to pass, it you wish and 

             favorite drink)

    12:30 – 1:00 PM - Shoe Box Sailboat 

             Making (Bring a shoe box.

            decorations will be provided)

   1:00 - 1:30 PM - Shoe Box Regatta and 

             Awards Presentation

   1:30 – 2:00 PM - Peanut Game (Adults encouraged to play), Sack Races, Water Balloon Toss, and Crafts

RSVP by August 10 at (586) 530-1904 or

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.

2019 CSYC Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series

Join us for the Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series.  

  • Spring Series:  June 3, 10, 17 and 24. 
  • Summer Series: July 29, August 5, 12 & 19. 
  • Afterglow following each race.
  • Awards Banquet: August 26. 

Click here for an application. 

If you are interested in volunteering to help set and retrieve marks or work on the starting and finishing line, please contact us at or 313 804-1557.

The Annual Hind-Hornett Memorial Spring Regatta was sponsored again this year by Crescent.  Divisions splits were determined based on entries received. 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.

A Warm Welcome to the Sea Scouts - Arriving at Crescent on July 1

Click here to view pictures from the Island Party and other events at Crescent.

The Kentucky Derby Leukemia Fundraiser at Crescent was a big success.  Click here to view pictures from this event.

Maynard Rupp Awarded the Clogg Trophy

At the DRYA Awards banquet, Crescent's 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.

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.

We wish Grace and Emily a rewarding and memorable adventure – best of luck girls!

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Upcoming Events


2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:

13 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM

16 - Board Meeting 7 - 10
23 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
29 - Rich Johnson Doublehanded Regatta

5, 12, 19, 26 - Rich Johnson Doublehanded
6, 13, 20, 27 -  Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:
17 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM
18 - Crescent Day
24 - CSYC Regatta
25 - ALtS Regatta
26 - Rick Johnson Doublehanded 
        Awards Banquet
29, 30, 31 - Cal 25 Nationals
30, 31 - Crescent Cruisers - Belle River
        Contact Dave Gaden for info

1  - Cal 25 Nationals
2  - Labor Day Potluck at Crescent
3, 10, 17, 24  -  Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:
3  - Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM
    - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
7, 8 - CRAM Regatta
7  - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM
10 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
14 thru 19 - FLS Nationals
24 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
28 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM

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