Crescent Sail 
Yacht Club

276 Lakeshore Road, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

Welcome to Crescent Sail Yacht Club

Come sail with us!

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2019 Commodore's Ball

on April 13
at the Blossom Heath Inn
St. Clair Shores

All CSYC members and their guests are invited to attend.  This is a great opportunity to dine, dance, celebrate, and build comradery with fellow sailors, friends, and family.

Save the date!  Invitations will be in the mail shortly.

6th Annual Paddle for Fun & Paddle for a Cause
Detroit Yacht Club - Belle Isle - Detroit Michigan
Friday, May 17, 2019

The Leukemia Cup is a fund-raising event held in various cities each summer in North America. It is dedicated to raising money to be used in research for blood disorder diseases such as Leukemia and Lymphoma. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the primary organizer for Leukemia Cup Regattas.

This year's Leukemia Cup Detroit River Course Race is on Friday evening, May 17.  This race is one of multiple events held on the Leukemia Cup weekend, which involves sailboat races on Lake St. Clair along with DYC's Flying Scot Sailboat Race, and the growing ever popular Kayak and Stand-up Paddle-board event on the Detroit River in front of DYC.  

Please click here for the Notice of Race, links for Kayak and Paddle-board Registration, rental information, a short video from last year's race, the course chart and instructions.

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

2019 CSYC Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded Series

The Rick Johnson Memorial Doublehanded  Spring Series will be June 3, 10, 17 and 24. The Summer Series will be July 29, August 5, 12 and 19. The awards banquet will be on August 26. Applications will be emailed to previous participants in early April. Others needing an application can contact us at or pick one up from the mail slot in the clubhouse. 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.

Hind / Hornett Memorial Spring Regatta on May 11th

Spring is here and it is time to get your boats rigged to participate in the great double handed spring tradition – the annual Hind/Hornett Memorial Spring Regatta - sponsored this year by Crescent. A casual post-race get-together is planned after the race. Everyone is welcome. Divisions and splits will be determined based on entries received. Both JAM and PHRF divisions are planned. Flags for the first three finishers in each class will be awarded at the conclusion of the race. The application, Notice of Race, and Sailing Instructions will be posted in early April.

Ice Boating - Ron Sherry Wins DN Western Region Regatta and DN North America Championship

Ninety-one sailors competed in the 2019 DN North American Championship held February 21-22 at Lake Wawasee in Indiana. Ron Sherry (USA) defended his 2018 title after beating 2019 World Champion Michal Burczynski (POL) by seven points, giving Sherry his 14th North American victory. Sherry previously won the North American Championship in 1989, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018. Congrats to Ron on his remarkable career and contribution to the sport.

The DN Western Region Regatta was held on Lake Pepin, MN on January 5-6. The Gold Fleet had 24 entrants and sailed 8 races. Ron Sherry won 1st place. Congrats to Ron on a hard fought event. 

Follow along on and watch the excitement.

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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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.

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

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

Upcoming Events


3  - Please and Thank-you Party 4 - 7:00 PM

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

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

5  - Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM

5  - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM 

6 -  Racing Rules Seminar - EBC at 7:00 PM

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

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

16 - St Patrick's Day Party starts at 6:30 PM

19 - CSYC Board Meeting 7:00 - 10:00 PM

22 - America's Cup Seminar - GPYC at 7:00 PM


2  - Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM

2  - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM

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

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

9, 23 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM

13 - CSYC Commodore's Ball at Blossom Heath

        St. Clair Shores at 6:00 PM

16 - Board Meeting at 7:00 - 10:00 PM

20 - Spring Work Day 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

        In case of heavy rain or snow, Saturday,

        April 27 is the designated alternate date.

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


7, 14, 21, 28 -  Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:

7  - Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM

7  - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM 

11 - Hind-Hornett Doublehanded Regatta
11 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM
14, 28 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
21 - Board Meeting 7:00 - 10:00 PM
25 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 9:00 PM

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