Crescent Sail Yacht Club

Crescent Sail Yacht Club

Crescent Sail Yacht Club (CSYC) is a private sailing club and marina on Lake Saint Clair in Michigan. Crescent is a member of the Detroit Regional Yacht-racing Association (DRYA).



Crescent was formed in 1933. It was founded as a sailing club for "men (and now women) of moderate means" and this principle was embodied in the requirement, still in place today, that all members perform a minimum number of annual work hours as part of their membership.[1]

Official Club History

On the evening of September 23, 1932 a group of young men met at the residence of Chalmers Burn and agreed to the formation of a club for the purpose of fostering yacht sailing. The September 30th meeting fixed a Membership Fee at $10.00 and a first year dues at $6.00. The name of "Corinthian Sailors Club" was suggested as a club name. At the dinner meeting on October 28, the name "Corinthian Sail Yacht Club" was adopted. Temporary Officers were elected: Chalmers Burn as Commodore, Art Miller as Vice Commodore and Charles Parker as Secretary-Treasurer.

On December 2, the first annual election was held after dinner at Joe Muer’s Oyster Bar. Chalmers Burn was elected Commodore, Art Miller - Vice Commodore and Howard Lauhoff - Rear Commodore. The Constitution was presented, discussed and unanimously adopted.

In 1933, the club changed its name to "Crescent Sail Yacht Club" when a group in nearby Marblehead was revived under the name "Corinthian Sail Yacht Club."[2]

Sailing Education

Junior and Adult sailing lessons and racing instruction is offered through the Crescent Sailing Association, the non-profit educational organization located at CSYC.

One-Design Racing

One-design racing is extremely active at CSYC, with the following dinghy and keelboat fleets represented at the club:



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