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


Boat Yard Looking for a boat, but not sure what is right for you? Check out our buying guide. Then check our classifieds.

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  1. Hare and Hound races

Results, details on the Racing Page.  

Racing quick clicks...

For more racing news and information, visit the Racing Page

Michelle and Charlie Stauffer ride a wild wind in the 7/23 long distance race. More photos by Charlie HERE

Charlie Stauffer photo

PROs - please file your weekly results. Results cannot be posted on the website until you submit them.
Use THIS XLSX FORM  Got questions? Ask... downwindcsa@gmail.com

  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.

Tired of the same old Subway or leftover chicken? Hot lunch is now being served in the OB between races on Sundays. The menu varies from week to week. Prices vary, but it’s all yummy. Check it out!

It’s time for lunch!

  1. Champion of Champions results

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.  DETAILS HERE

Be a winner in the monthly
CSA photo contest

July winner - photo by Amy Lynn, submitted by Linda Vitt

September 15 - 17, 2017

This will be a fun, laid-back weekend event. There are one-design, cabin and catamaran fleets, plus a juniors competition. Lots of great racing, fun and food. Every registered boat gets the classic Whale mug!

Check out all of the details HERE

Your help is needed. I’m looking for some committee chair-people... Someone to organize the food, beverages, the raffle, volunteer to help on race committee, a few people to organize and run registration. Don’t worry about inexperience or lack of knowledge; I’ll be right there assisting you. Please let me know if you can help.

Questions?  Contact Rick Bernstein (rick@bremodelers.com) or call / text at 314-324-3024.

We gladly invite all individuals from beginners to advanced level sailors to participate in the Carlyle Sailing Association - Fall Team Racing and Crew Educational Program. We promote Safety, Fun and Learning. Instructional emphasis will be on Boat Handling (both skipper and crew positions),
Rules in Racing and in Team Racing, and Team Work.

INFORMATION FLYER           REGISTRATION FORM          

Got questions? Contact T. Troy Tolan 312-971-0420

CSA Fall team racing for juniors

Summer is just about over, but the sailing is not!

Let’s go sailing!
  1. Quick start

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  1. August Marks HERE

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

You must be a paid-up Primary or Associate CSA member to obtain a camping pass.

Apply for the pass HERE

Download the Camping Guidelines

Set up camp at CSA!

September 9, 2017

Poker run race, fun activities, great food
and lots more.  Flyer HERE

RSVP to Patti Davis by September 7