The Carlyle Sailing Association has what you're looking for if it's sailing near St. Louis, sailing in Illinois, sailing near Belleville, sailing near Edwardsville, sailing near Collinsville, sailing near Scott Airforce base ( AFB). Or perhaps you are seeking sailing lessons near St. Louis, sailing lessons in St. Louis, sailing lessons in Illinois, Or maybe you want to learn to sail near St. Louis or learn to sail in St. Louis or learn to sail in Illinois. Check out the great sailing at CSA. Our popular fleets include Lightning, E-scow, Flying Scot, Melges, Comet, Catalina, San Juan and more. There are great opportunities for sailboat racing and daysailing, plus great on-shore facilities. There are also several learn to sail programs for adults and kids. All of this great sailing happens in Hazlet State Park at Carlyle Lake, also known as Lake Carlyle   Find out more

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CSA can use your help in attracting new members. So we’re offering a two great incentive prizes: For the most members recruited, 5 days and 4 nights aboard Mike Pitzer’s 44' Nordic sloop, Diva. And, by way of a drawing  from among all recruiters, brunch for four at the Cafe Madeline / Piper Palm House.

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You could win a great sailing vacation or brunch for four

  1. Hare and Hound races are under way

Results, details on the Racing Page.  

Sat, July 1 - Try Sailing Day

Sat, July 1 - Fried chicken potluck

Sat, July 8 - Crew Day

Details on the Calendar page

Near horizon

This year, free camping on the CSA grounds is available for Primary and Associate members as well as guests for special CSA events only. To take advantage of this great benefit, go to the Camping page and fill out a simple form. You will then be provided with your 2017 camping pass that will allow camping on the grounds.

Details on the Camping page

Members can just apply for the pass HERE

Download the Camping Guidelines

Set up camp at CSA!

  1. June Marks HERE

Tell your friends... joining CSA is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Potential new members can now join CSA online with a simple form and PayPal payment. Details HERE

If you had $1,000 to spend on CSA...

Members - please help with Try Sailing Day, July 1

Our old Open House is now “Try Sailing Day.” We’re expecting a crowd and your help is much needed.

Details HERE.   You can sign up to volunteer HERE.

How would you spend it? That’s the question. Here’s your chance to do some wishful thinking for our association. Tell us what improvements you’d like to see to help make CSA even better -  HERE.

Need some inspiration? Check out what other CSA members have suggested on the Member page.

2017 Flying Scot Egyptian Cup Regatta

June 16 - 18.

RESULTS NOW POSTED. Check the ECR page for details, photos.

All things are possible...

Testing the waters at the Adult Sail Seminar

Stay in the loop about goings-on at CSA by connecting with the list-serve.

Not on the list? Contact Sebastian Bautz or Dick Schindel

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Best photo of the month wins $50!

Every time you take a picture or shoot a video that is CSA- and sailing-related, post it on Facebook or Instagram and hashtag it as described in the details linked below.

As long as it shows happy people or our beautiful club or your awesome boat or your fabulous kids having fun at CSA, it qualifies.  DETAILS HERE

Get in on the CSA photo contest

Bob Winston photo

Racing quick clicks...

For more racing news and information, visit the Racing Page

Junior sailors - get in on the action

Two great activities coming up for juniors

It’s time for Harbor Mice!

Kids learn to sail on two types of sailboats.

A great sailing class for children, ages 8 to 14.
June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Sign up now.

Flyer and registration HERE

Junior Olympic Festival

July 15-16, 2017. An exciting sailing event for youths, ages 8 to 21. Olympic-style competition with elements of learning and fun for all levels--from beginning racers to those with Olympic aspirations. 

More information.    Registration form.

Coming to Try Sailing Day?

Join us for dinner and fireworks

Independence Day celebration. Saturday July 1, 6:30 p.m.

We’re having a potluck chicken dinner, followed by an ice cream social and fireworks on the lake.  Please join us. All are welcome. FREE! Chicken will be provided by the club.  Please bring a large side dish to share & your own beverages. More info HERE.

Please RSVP - Janice Watson (618) 337-1304,

Crew Day. A super learning opportunity for all

July 8, beginning at 10am. 

The Flying Scot fleet is sponsoring a day of hands-on learning. Rigging, launching, retrieving, tacking and jibing tips and more. This event is perfect for associate members, those new to sailing, crew and anyone who wants to learn more about this great sport. The workshop will be followed by a Chill & Grill potluck at 5pm.

FREE! Details HERE

Check out Jeanette Beier’s album of photos from  the Flying Scot Egyptian Cup Regatta HERE.

The season is off to a flying start

Jeanette Beier photo