What's refreshing about sailing in Southeast Michigan and DRYA is the diversity amongst its member clubs. While all embrace the sport of sailing, each club uniquely defines itself and fills a specialized niche within the local sailing community. For some, that niche is strictly racing; others have found it in offering world class amenities; and yet for others it's in the creation of an integrated community, consisting of both power and sailboats, sharing their love of the water and our Great Lakes. At CSYC that niche can be defined by one simple word – sailing. Known throughout the Grosse Pointes as the “the sailors club,” CSYC's focus is not on just racing, not just one-design or team racing, not just junior or high school sailing for youths, and not just dinghies or keel boats – instead, a total embracement of and immersion in the sport.
At CSYC we are home to over 12 one-design classes (Thistle, Lightning, Flying Scot, Laser, Star, Vanguard 15, Melges 24, Cal 20, Cal 25, Nacra 18/ Multi Hulls, Beneteau 36.7, Tartan 10, Express 27), and over 160 PHRF, IRC, and cruising sailboats. During the sailing season, CSYC runs 4 weekly club series events, in addition to numerous district, regional, and national events. In recent years CSYC hosted Fly Scot Districts, Great Lakes Star, Nacra 18 / Multi-Hull Midwest Championships, US Sailing Laser Masters Championships, in addition to partnering with BYC and the Leukemia Cup in running One Design Dingy sections for the BOD Regatta and Great Lakes Leukemia Cup Regatta.