Carlyle Sailing Association

   CSA is Operating:

Welcome back to the Carlyle Sailing Association! The latest guidelines for our operations and events has been published  at CSA and communicated in the Mark's of the Course articles. Please use your best judgement and be respectful of others when following these guidelines. 

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. 

The 2020 Calendar is pending approval and our access to the CSA facility in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  We are hopeful to hold as many of these events as possible in 2020 season.  Dates will be announced once we are able to confirm that the event will be held.

CSA 50 YEARS, New Member Party & Sail - Drinks and Snacks 
Regular Sunday Races - First race day
Hare & Hound racing / Chill and Grill
Regular Sunday Races
Try Sailing Day
CSA SPONSORED EVENT - DINNER
Racing Clinic - Confirm with TED
Muddy Waters Regatta (Catamaran)
Pursuit Race
Adult Sailing Seminar
Crew Day and social - Scows & Lightnings
Regular Sunday races
Junior Sailing Camp
Lightning District Championship Regatta
Regular Sunday Races
BSA Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge Workshop
Hare & Hound racing / Chill and Grill
Regular Sunday Races
Egyptian Cup Regatta (Flying Scot)
Harbor Mice: begin 12 weekend day sessions for Juniors
Regular Sunday Races
Independence Day Sail and Party with fireworks Social Julie/Patty
Regular Sunday Races
Pursuit Race - Flying Scot Smackdown
Hare & Hound racing / Chill and Grill
Moonlight cruise - 3/4 waning moon  - option
Regular Sunday Races
Regular Sunday Races
Kinder Sail Camp
Regular Sunday Races
Crew Day and social - Catamarans
BIC Invitational Regatta
Pursuit Race
BSA Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge Workshop
Beer & Boats Regatta (Scows + Force 5s)
Hare & Hound racing / Chill and Grill
Regular Sunday Races
Junior Sailing: begin 6 Saturday sessions
Regular Sunday Races
Strawberry Women's Regatta
Regular Sunday Races
CSA Championship  Regatta
Pursuit Race
Crew Day and social - Flying Scots
Regular Sunday Races
Whale of a Sail Regatta
Hare & Hound racing / Chill and Grill
Regular Sunday Races
Junior Laser Clinic - Session 1
Regular Sunday Races
Flying Scot Wife Husband Regatta
Junior Laser Clinic - Session 2
Pursuit Race
Hare & Hound racing / Chill and Grill
Laser District Championship Regatta
Regular Sunday Races
Crew Day and social - San Juans & Cabin Boats
Regular Sunday Races
Regular Sunday Races - Last race day
All boats leave
Annual Membership Meeting 
Fall Work Party 


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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