The Carlyle Sailing Association has what you're looking for if it's sailing near St. Louis, sailing in the Midwest, 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. Learn to sail at CSA! All of this great sailing happens in Hazlet State Park at Carlyle Lake, also known as Lake Carlyle. Midwest sailing at its best! Sail St. louis!  Find out more

Event followup...

Results, photo links and more on the Racing page

Check out Rick Bernstein’s spectacular video from the Hobie Nationals.

Fly high, sail fast

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First-time members will receive a discount of $400 off a first-year regular membership. This offer is good for any who have never belonged to CSA.

Lot’s of great sailing tips.
See what CSA sailing is all about.

This informative video captures the essence of the 2016 CSA Adult Sail Seminar. Special thanks to Rick Bernstein. .

Questions about sailing? Comments? Feedback? Requests?
Weigh in on disqus HERE  or Contact Rick Bernstein HERE

More videos on the Adult Sail Seminar page

The Carlyle Sailing Association
offers Midwest sailing at its best --
from casual daysailing to serious racing,
instructions for adults and juniors and lots of
great on-shore social activities.

It’s not too early to be thinking about 2017.
Over the winter, stay in touch! Check back here for news about upcoming CSA events.

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A spectacular end to the season

Two fine weekends of sailing. Pictures from Jeanette Beier to prove it

Check out Jeanette’s albums:

October 23 races

October 30 races

Make a connection over the winter

Take a look at THIS LIST and find a skipper who will be most happy to take you sailing next season. Get in touch. Talk sailing.

Are you on the bus to Branson??

The Flying Scots are planning a CSA bus excursion to Branson March 24, 25, 26. All CSA members are invited to join in the fun.
We did this about 8 years ago with Mid American Coaches.  They do an excellent job with experienced drivers and they handle all the details.  The plan calls for an all-inclusive outing, including transportation, meals, lodging and shows. Stay tuned for details. Should be a great time! Let Rachel Bowling know if you think you might be interested. We need to get a head count soon.

A great season in the works for 2017

We’re already looking ahead to 2017. On the Calendar Page, you will find a listing of some of the major events we have planned. Lot’s more to come. A detailed listing will be posted sometime after the first of the year.

Signs of the season

  1. Complete 2016 trophy winners list HERE

Detailed race results HERE

2016 scenes

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Visit Bob Winston’s album

  1. December Marks of the Course HERE

This is SAILING - St. Louis style!
Come join the fun

Melges Worlds online!

Dial in to racing action with CSA’s own Tom Wyman (bow) , Marc Schillebeeckx ( Spinnaker),
Ian Moriarty (tactician) and Ian Schillebeeckx (skipper) aboard USA 695, Vollebak
as they compete in the Melges 24 World Championship in Miami.

See the action on TracTrac    See Vollebak in action    View Pierrick Contin’s great sailing portfolio