Carlyle Sailing Association

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

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Upcoming events

    • November 05, 2019
    • April 18, 2020
    • Carlyle Sailing Association
    Registration is closed

    • March 14, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Rd, Des Peres, MO
    • 237
    Register
    Simon duBois, an accountant from Montreal put his career on hold to take on the adventure challenge of a lifetime and become a circumnavigator in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. He will share his story about why and how he was able to embark on such a courageous feat – and share his insight about life onboard a stripped out 70-foot ocean racing yacht in the harshest of conditions.

    The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other.

    Divided into eight legs and between 13 and 16 individual races, you can choose to complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs.

    It is the only race in the world where the organizers supply a fleet of eleven identical racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper and first mate to safely guide the crew.
    Normally the domain of seasoned pros, this supreme challenge is taken on by ordinary, everyday people. Having completed a rigorous training course, participants are suited and booted in the latest extreme protection gear to commence the race of their lives - an unparalleled challenge where taxi drivers rub shoulders with chief executives, vicars mix with housewives, students work alongside bankers, and engineers team up with rugby players.

    SIGN-UP/REGISTER:

    Open to ALL. (CSA Members $20, Non Members $30, 18 and younger FREE)

    Limit: 225

    Advanced registration is required.

    Register at: https://csa-sailing.org/Winter_Series.html


    • April 25, 2020
    • May 30, 2020
    • 6 sessions
    • CSA
    Register


    This program is for young sailors of all abilities ages 8-15. There will be 6 Saturday Sessions 10:00 am to 4:00 pm rain or shine/high wind or no wind.


    Students will meet each morning in the Junior Classroom, (lower level OB). Students will learn to solo sail in the simple, stable, designed Optimist Pram and will also have the opportunity to sail the more high-performance O'pen Skiff. Instructions will include information from the REACH program, introduce boat rigging, recreational sailing, and safe boating practices. This year our sailboat fleet has expanded to include the popular Sunfish class and the Hobie Wave catamaran as well as access to big boats from the CSA rental fleet.


    Sign-Up for CANVAS Online Learning System used for all Junior Sessions


    Students who own their own boats, Lasers and Sunfish are encouraged to participate in the education and on-the-water exercises. Instructions will include beginner level to advanced racing for those who desire to travel and compete in regattas.


    Sign-Up for CANVAS Online Laser Instruction



    T. Troy Tolan
    Junior Sailing Executive Director
    312-971-0420
    ttroytolan@comcast.net



    • May 28, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • May 30, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Carlyle Sailing Association
    • 11
    Register

    This three-day “learn to sail” program is open to all adults, and no sailing experience is required.  Sufficient skill can be obtained during the program to helm a boat in good weather and to qualify to rent sailboats at CSA.  This on-the-water program is led by certified US Sailing instructors, with one instructor for every two students allowing each maximum “tiller time." 

    Click here for details.


    • June 07, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • June 12, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • Carlyle Sailing Association
    • 24
    Register

    This week long program is open to all kids 10 through 16 years of age, and using CSA's fleet of junior boats or your own approved sailboat.  All meals, snacks, and lodging are included.  Students learn to sail or increase their sailing skills, plus participate in other water oriented games and adventures.  Certified sailing instructors, counselors, and supervision on site throughout.

    Member parents/grandparents receive discounts on Junior Sail Camp based on their level or anticipated level of membership for 2020.  If you decide to join CSA later in the year, you will be eligible for this credit toward junior programs.

    Click here for details.


    • June 20, 2020
    • July 26, 2020
    • 12 sessions
    • CSA
    Register


    This program is for young sailors of all abilities ages 8-15. There will be 12 Saturday/Sunday Sessions 10:00 am to 4:00 pm rain or shine/high wind or no wind.


    Students will meet each morning in the Junior Classroom, (lower level OB). Students will learn to solo sail in the simple, stable, designed Optimist Pram and will also have the opportunity to sail the more high-performance O'pen Skiff. Instructions will include information from the REACH program, introduce boat rigging, recreational sailing, and safe boating practices. This year our sailboat fleet has expanded to include the popular Sunfish class and the Hobie Wave catamaran as well as access to big boats from the CSA rental fleet.


    Sign-Up for CANVAS Online Learning System used for all Junior Sessions


    Students who own their own boats, Lasers and Sunfish are encouraged to participate in the education and on-the-water exercises. Instructions will include beginner level to advanced racing for those who desire to travel and compete in regattas.


    Sign-Up for CANVAS Online Laser Instruction




    T. Troy Tolan
    Junior Sailing Executive Director
    312-971-0420
    ttroytolan@comcast.net


    • August 15, 2020
    • September 26, 2020
    • 7 sessions
    • CSA
    Register


    This program is for young sailors of all abilities ages 8-15. There will be 7 Saturday Sessions 10:00 am to 4:00 pm rain or shine/high wind or no wind.


    Students will meet each morning in the Junior Classroom, (lower level OB). Students will learn to solo sail in the simple, stable, designed Optimist Pram and will also have the opportunity to sail the more high-performance O'pen Skiff. Instructions will include information from the REACH program, introduce boat rigging, recreational sailing, and safe boating practices. This year our sailboat fleet has expanded to include the popular Sunfish class and the Hobie Wave catamaran as well as access to big boats from the CSA rental fleet.


    Sign-Up for CANVAS Online Learning System used for all Junior Sessions


    Students who own their own boats, Lasers and Sunfish are encouraged to participate in the education and on-the-water exercises. Instructions will include beginner level to advanced racing for those who desire to travel and compete in regattas.


    Sign-Up for CANVAS Online Laser Instruction




    T. Troy Tolan
    Junior Sailing Executive Director
    312-971-0420
    ttroytolan@comcast.net


Past events

February 11, 2020 An Evening with Dave Perry
February 11, 2020 An Afternoon with Dave Perry
January 25, 2020 2019 Commodores Banquet
January 09, 2020 CSA Regatta training session
November 03, 2019 All boats leave
October 19, 2019 Crew Day and Social
October 12, 2019 Laser District 20 Championship
October 05, 2019 Laser Clinic (Open to Juniors and Adults)
September 14, 2019 Whale of a Sail
September 07, 2019 Crew Day and Social
August 31, 2019 CSA Championship of Champions Regatta
August 24, 2019 2019 Strawberry Regatta
August 17, 2019 Moonlight Cruise
August 17, 2019 Junior Sailing (Fall)
August 10, 2019 Scow Beer & Boats Regatta
August 09, 2019 BSA Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge Workshop (Fall)
August 02, 2019 O'pen Bic Invitational Regatta
July 26, 2019 Kinder Sail Camp (3-day Weekend)
July 20, 2019 Boat Wash, Learn & Play Date
July 13, 2019 Moonlight Cruise
July 02, 2019 Junior Big Boat
June 29, 2019 CSA July 4th Celebration
June 22, 2019 Harbor Mice
June 21, 2019 Egyptian Cup Regatta
June 15, 2019 BSA Small Boat Sailing Merit Badge Workshop
June 08, 2019 Lightning District Championship Regatta
June 02, 2019 Junior Sailing Camp (Full Week)
June 01, 2019 Crew Day and Social
May 30, 2019 CSA Adult Sail Seminar
May 26, 2019 Pursuit Race
May 24, 2019 Muddy Waters Catamaran Regatta
May 19, 2019 Racing Clinic
May 18, 2019 Pizza party
May 18, 2019 Try Sailing Day
May 11, 2019 Hare & Hound Race, Chill & Grill
April 28, 2019 Regular Sunday Races
April 27, 2019 REACH (STEM) Sailing Program
April 27, 2019 Harbor Opens!
April 10, 2019 How to Buy a Sailboat
March 19, 2019 Winter Presentation Series - The Great Loop
March 12, 2019 Commodore's Staff Meeting
February 19, 2019 CSA - Winter Presentation Series
January 25, 2019 2018 Commodores Banquet
September 14, 2018 Whale of a Sail

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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