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.    Find out more

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W 89°20'33.31"

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The Carlyle Sailing Association offers a wonderful world of sailing -- from casual daysailing to serious racing, instructions for adults and juniors, great on-shore social activities.

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The July Marks of the Course is HERE

The Carlyle Sailing Association offers a sailboat rental program.

The boats can be rented by qualified skippers for half or full days (i.e., 9:00am to 5:00pm) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  The boats are also available Monday through Thursday by appointment.

Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Please see the rental agreement for more information or call Harbormaster Mary Bartman at 618-594-3622

for rent

Lots of fun on the water!

Great videos from the
2014 Junior Sail Camp

Thanks to John Sepanski

Boat Rental Agreement

Flying Scot Egyptian Cup
set for Aug. 29-31

An Illinois tradition
dating back some 50 years.

CSA has boats for rent

Abby and Amy Narishkin recently interviewed CSA’s Linda Ditzler in a posting for Heartland Boating.  In the posting, Linda charts a wise course for women (or anyone) who wants to get into sailing. READ THE POSTING HERE.

Linda chairs CSA’s WOW (Women on Water) program. She would be glad to hear from you if you would like to get involved in WOW and have some fun. We can usually tell where the WOW boats are because they are the source of the most laughter resonating across the water.

You can contact Linda at 


10 things women need to

know to start sailing

Mini Mega kicks off

with 5 races the first day

This program is HOT!

Come on back for more -- July 13, July 20

Tell us what you think on the Racing page

Hobie Wave (a 15-foot catamaran)

Capri 16 (a 16-foot day sailor)

Flying Scot (19-foot, racing or day-sailing.)

A great day for
Open House, Luau

Open House photos by Eric Berla HERE

July 6 Pursuit Race photos HERE

Jamaican Me Crazy!

Party pix HERE

About those Bushwackers... Recipe HERE

Bronson & Rachel’s Jerk Chicken... Recipe HERE

Save the date!
Whale of a Sail Regatta set for Sept 12-14Get_into_sailing.html

The Whale starts off with registration and a welcome party Friday night. On Saturday and Sunday there will be lots of racing. A grand dinner and entertainment are planned for Saturday night. With lots of activities on and off the water, this will be an event for the whole family.

HERE is a flyer to get you started. Share it with you friends.

Watch this space for NOR and registration information coming soon