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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  1. Hare and Hound race

results on the Racing Page.  

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For more racing news and information, visit the Racing Page

PROs - please file your weekly results. Results cannot be posted on the website until you submit them.
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  1. Take on some crew....

Our CREWLIST offers a whole bunch of people who are anxious to get into sailing. Check the list and contact someone to join you on your next time out. You’ll make a new friend and share the joy of sailing.

Introductory sailing course now available to members

New sailors can now benefit from a three-hour mini-course to learn sailing basics.

Experienced members willing to teach new sailors can earn credit toward next year’s dues.

For a low fee of $75, you can learn the basics of tacking, jibing, docking, beaching (for catamarans), right-of-way rules and more. You must be a CSA primary or associate member to take advantage of this offering.

Get more information about this program

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
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September winner of the

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September winner - photo by Julia Bautz

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

Great learning opportunity!

Want to get in on some racing action as a close-up observer and help the club at the same time?

We have just a few slots still available as helpers aboard CSA’s whalers in the coming weeks. By working race duty along side a seasoned hand, you will have the opportunity to see what racing is all about.

Info and signup HERE

  1. October Marks of the Course HERE

Tales from the Whale and more. Get the story on all that’s happening at CSA!

  1. CSA offers Winter boat storage

The Carlyle Sailing Association is again offering winter boat storage on the CSA grounds. Fee is $175.

Please review the Winter Storage License agreement form for more details.

Send completed form to 20960 Hazlet Park Road, Carlyle, Illinois 62231

DON’T DELAY! Reserve your space now. Signup/payment deadline is November 5.

Questions?  Contact Harbormaster Bob Winston at 618-594-3622 or winstonsicsc@gmail.com

results on the Whale Page.  

Michelle Stauffer photo

A windy day makes for some great sailing. More photos by Michelle on the Facebook page

Fast Fall sailing!