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

Aerial Photos of Crescent: 

Shoreline and From the South

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

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.

Adult Learn to Sail Program 

This was our 15th anniversary and we are taking measures to see that our Adult Learn to Sail program continues to be the premiere adult sailing program in the area. We continue to feature the best lake access, instructional training, flexible sessions and prepared boats. If you know of anyone 18 or older that wants to learn how to sail or has it on their bucket list, spread the word about our program for the 2019 program. 

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

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!

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Congratulations to Loretta Rehe on receiving the Clogg Trophy

At the DRYA Awards banquet, our PC Loretta Rehe 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. Spend only a few minutes thinking about Loretta and her positive accomplishments at Crescent and the DRYA and you will conclude she is well deserving of this award. Loretta has made a lasting impact on the sport of sailing, with leadership in the ALtS, Junior programs and DRYA. Congratulations Loretta on a well deserved trophy and a huge thank you for your contributions.

Upcoming Events


1, 2 - Cruise to Belle River

3 - Labor Day Picnic at 4:00 PM

4 - General Membership Meeting at 8:00 PM

4, 11, 18, 25 - Tuesday Luncheons at CSYC, noon 


8 - DYC Regatta

11, 25 Knit Club 6:30 - 8:30 PM

14 - Friday Night Dinner RSVP via Sly Reply, by midnight Sep 12 (preferred) or call / text Nina at 248 302-6570 by 9:00 AM, Sep 13

15 - BYC Long Distance Race

16 - Phil Pfahlert Memorial 3:00 - 6:00 PM

18 - CSYC BoD Meeting at 7:00 PM

22 - GPYC Blue Nose

28 - Friday Night Dinner - RSVP via Sly Reply, by midnight Sep 26 (preferred) or call / text Nina at 248 302-6570 by 9:00 AM, Sep 27

29, 30 - BYC North Chanel Thistle Ice Breaker


Oct 19 - Lightning Fleet's Annual Lobster Dinner at 7:00 PM

Nov 10 - Annual Soup Supper at 6:00 PM

Dec 5 - Ladies Christmas Tea at noon

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

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