Carlyle Sailing Association

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The Carlyle Sailing Association Harbor has closed for the season. We will continue to respond to phone and email inquiries as we look ahead to the 2021 season. Membership renewal notifications will begin mid-December and the annual memberships will begin effective January 1, 2021.  All 2020 memberships not renewed by April 5, 2021, will be considered lapsed and your member login will no longer work.  There are a few winter projects to work on the docks and our facility over the course of the winter, weather permitting.  Additionally,  some membership renewal help is needed in the coming months. Please contact Commodore Bowling or the committee head you would like to help for more volunteer information.

What is CSA?

Founded in 1971, Carlyle Sailing Association is a not-for-profit sailing organization located just an hour east of Saint Louis, Missouri, on Carlyle Lake in Southern Illinois. With some of the finest sailing facilities in Midwest, we are a friendly, family-oriented, volunteer association dedicated to the sport of sailing. CSA has a number of active one-design fleets, as well as boats for rent. We have events year-round, including weekly races, regattas, parties, and sailing lessons.

Our harbor is situated on Carlyle Lake: a 26,000 acre, man-made lake; approximately 8 miles long and 3 miles wide. It is the largest lake in Illinois and enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the best sailing lakes in the Midwest and the Saint Louis area.

We are a friendly, family-oriented, volunteer association dedicated to the sport of sailing. Whether you're into competitive racing or just chilling out, CSA offers something for everyone!

Get Into Sailing!

Sailing is many things...

  • It’s fun, family, outdoors, new friendships...
  • It’s exciting, challenging. It’s the thrill of the wind moving the boat across the water...
  • It’s calming and serene. It’s an escape from the rigors of daily life.

Don't know how to sail but want to give it a try? From sailing lessons to ride-alongs, find out about all the ways you can get out on the water!

Event Calendar

Have additions or changes? Contact us.  For seasonal events, please see events at the top of this page.   
You can use this calendar dynamically on your cell phone by adding this LINK

Where is CSA?

Find us at N 38°38'32.56", W 89°20'33.31".
An easy 60 minute drive from Saint Louis, Belleville or Edwardsville in Southern Illinois.

Have a Question? Contact Us!

Give us a call at (314) 325-9283 or send us a message.

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