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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Harbor:  Boats may be brought into the harbor in their assigned wells.

Dry Mooring:  Boats may be brought into Dry Mooring in their assigned spaces, or as close as possible given winter-stored boats.

Hoists:  The Radocy and both crane hoists are operational and OK'd for use, including improvements with new bearings.
Hoist Use Protocol under COVID-19 Restrictions
1)   Wipe all control surfaces, hooks, and anything else you may touch with disinfectant both before and after use.
2)   Social distancing guidelines are to be followed.

Pumpout and Water:  Not operational.  We hope to activate our critical plumbing infrastructure in the near term. 

Sailing:  Encouraged as long as social distancing restrictions are maintained.   Please note that consistent with my earlier email, we do not have our normal fleet of club workboats available and so extra attention to safety is paramount.

Landscaping:  Allowed and appreciated as long as social distancing restrictions are maintained.  Members of the lawn and grounds committees are added to the list of people authorized to access the buildings.

Infrastructure Repair:  RC Ken Swetka and PC Mark Nagel will be organizing small socially-distance-appropriate teams of people to effect repairs to the docks, harbor, and clubhouse.  This will be in lieu of our traditional work day.

Clubhouse and Sailing Center (except restrooms):  Closed except for the list of authorized persons previously published, plus the lawn and grounds committees, and specific work teams as noted above.

Restrooms:  Open for one person at a time only in each of the restrooms, with a requirement that appropriate facemasks are to be worn while in the restrooms.  Shower use is not permitted.

Facemasks:  Are strongly encouraged at all times while at Crescent, especially as we increase the number of people on the grounds.  They are considered effective at preventing airborne transmission of COVID-19 between a carrier wearing a mask and others in the area, noting that a very large number of carriers are non-symptomatic.  Anyone in a building must wear a facemask.

Hand Hygiene:  Please exercise strong diligence toward proper hand washing and use of sanitizer before and during time spent at Crescent.  This includes disinfecting before and after using door handles.

Junior Sailing Program

Click here for an update on the May 13 CSYC Junior Sailing Update

The purpose of our Crescent Junior Sailing Program is to provide instructional classes to promote sailing to youth so they can learn seamanship, boat handling skills, regatta tactics and have fun at our club. Our 2020 Junior Sailing Program registration to open March 15.  All CSYC coaches are US Sailing Level 1-2 certified.  

Click here for additional information on our Junior Sailing Program. 

Adult Learn to Sail

Registration for the 2020 Adult Learn to Sail program is now open.  Loretta Rehe and Liz Natter, along with many Crescent volunteers, look forward to mentoring this years group of new sailors.  

Click here to view information about our Adult Learn to Sail Program.

Hind/Hornett Memorial Doublehanded Regatta is Cancelled

Monday Night Doublhanded Series

The dates for this years doublehanded Spring Series is June 1, 8, 15 and 22. The Summer Series will be the first four Mondays in August (3, 10, 17 and 24). The awards banquet is scheduled for Monday August 31. Click here for an application.

The last date for entry without a penalty is May 22, 2020.  Due to the current situation it is requested to return applications as early as possible. 

At this time we intend to have both the Spring and Summer Series.  However because of the pandemic virus things may change at the last moment.  Any rules made by the club or state regulation will be followed.

One change from last year is that there will not be an After Glow for the Spring Series.

We hope to see everyone out sailing on June 1,  2020.

If you have questions. please contact John at or 313-804-1557.

Inside Great Lakes Sailing

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.

2019 Crescent Regatta

Click here to view pictures from the 2019 Crescent Regatta.

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


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 - Knit Club 6:30 to 8:30 PM
13 - Lightning Fleet Party at 6:30 PM
14 - Commodore's Ball POSTPONED

All group events at the Club are cancelled until further notice, due to COVID-19.

The General Membership meeting on May 5 is cancelled.  The next on-line Board Meeting is on May 19.  Please let Dave know if you have a matter you would like to bring up at that meeting.

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