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 Crescent Regatta

Click here to view pictures from the 2019 Crescent Regatta.

Crescent Day was a blast!

The annual ‘Crescent Day’ was a blast. The day started with a Watermelon Race, followed by a hot dog lunch, and a variety of games and activities including the popular ‘shoe box’ race.  Click here to view pictures from 'Crescent Day'.

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

We had another great year of junior sailing at CSYC, with 92 kids participating.  A BIG thank you to co-directors Sally Roberts and Greg Normand and all of the members and parents who volunteered for the various positions that make the program successful. Rich Marsh supported the program with reliable coach boats.

Commodore's Club

Our Detroit area clubs have a place for Past Commodores. It is the ‘Commodore’s Club’. They are well organized and fun group of over one hundred members.  The Edison Boat Club sponsored a well attended event; with power boat rides, croquet, boccie ball, food, door prizes, and sailing competitions.  Congratulations to Commodore Champ Glover for receiving the esteemed Oil Can trophy.

Crescent Sailors Participate in the 95th Port Huron to Mackinac

Congratulations to PC Fred Rozelle on receiving the esteemed title "Grand Ram", which is received after completing 50 Mackinac races. 

The following 14 Crescent boats participated.

Cove Island Course

      J-120          Insanity too             M Ihnan & K Tanner   8th

      Bene 36.7   As You Wish             D Simon                    2nd

                        Gail Force                 R Duker                     4th 

                        Red Iguana               M Nagel                     Ret

      Class J        Mostly Harmless       W Smith                     1st

      Class K       White Water Dragon  T White                     4th

Shore Course

      Class O       Tir Na Nog               S Shepard                  6th 

      Class P        Mistress Quickly      B Walter                     6th

                                                            Class Q       Aerial                       M Aitken                   4th

                                                                              Glory                        R Wood                     5th

                                                            Class R       Zubanalgenubi         E & C Keydal              4th

                                                                              Shillelagh                 G Mulqueen               8th

                                                                              Sojournar                 T Branson Sea Scouts 11th

                                                                              Albacore                  R Marsh                      Ret

Clubhouse Renovation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 

State and Grosse Pointe Farms officials joined Commodore Champ Glover and many Crescent members for the clubhouse renovation ribbon cutting ceremony, on August 17.  Special recognition was given to Rob Wood, designer and many members who contributed to transforming the clubhouse into a beautiful facility.  Pictures are posted!

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.

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


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
3   - 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 - F-18 Nationals
17 - Dinner Cruise
24 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
24 - BOD Meeting 7:00 PM
28, 29 - Thistle Ice Breaker
28 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM

1, 8, 15, 22, 29  -  Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon (Order:
1   - Social Committee Meeting at 7:00 PM
1   - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM
8   - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
12 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30
15 - BOD Meeting - 7:00 - 10:00 PM
22 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
26 - US Navy Sea Cadets
26 - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 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
9   - Saturday Night Dinner 6:30 - 8:30 PM
12 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM
15 - Soup Supper
19 - BOD Meeting - 7:00 - 10:00 PM
26 - Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM

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