Carlyle Sailing Association

Note: New COVID-19 guidance has been released. Please review it here. 

The Carlyle Sailing Association Harbor is opening on April 17, and on schedule! This wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of a massive work party group numbering over 78 people.  Our sailors braved the wind and rain to get ready to open for the 2021 season. 

The Commodore's Banquet (2020 Awards Banquet) is planned to be held at CSA on April 17.  Currently, the plan is to hold the event at the Pavilion.  If the temperature with the wind chill is 50F or below, we will plan to move the event indoors.  So its a great reason to bring your boat out to CSA and stay for dinner.  Reservations required for meals/beverages.  Register here.

We will continue to respond to phone and email inquiries as we look ahead to the 2021 season.  You can also use the new Chat Feature by clicking on the green chat button on the right if you need help finding information on our website.  4/15/21 

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 club owned boats available to qualified sailors. 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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