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Carlyle Sailing Association

Adult Sailing Seminar

Carlyle Sailing Association
Adult Sailing Seminar


Spring: June 1-3, 2023

Fall: August 31- September 2, 2023

Location: Carlyle Sailing Association

  • $390.00 for non-member
  • $340.00 for primary or associate member.

Register - Spring

Register - Fall    

Learn to Sail!

This three-day on-the-water and classroom course is designed for beginners and intermediates interested in getting into or improving sailing techniques.

  • Objectives – fun, safety, meet people just like you
  • Beginners – learn to sail
  • Intermediate – sail better, with more confidence
  • You will be able to rent a boat as part of our boat rental program.

We will have three classes of boats on which students can learn:

  • Monohull – Flying Scots,
  • Cabin boats – San Juan 21s
  • Catamarans – Hobie 18s.

This has always been a very well attended class and will fill quickly, so talk it up, act FAST and get in!

Registration includes:
  • Instruction
  • Sailing time
  • U.S. Sailing reference textbook
  • Little Red Book
  • Breakfast and lunch all three days

Things you will learn

  • You as a sailor
  • Safety and you
  • Parts of a sailboat
  • Wind awareness
  • How sails work
  • Rigging a boat
  • Your first sail
  • Sailing directions
  • Sailing upwind
  • Sailing downwind
  • Capsize recovery
  • Overboard recovery
  • Learn to talk like a sailor
  • Leaving and returning
  • Improving your skills
  • Right of way
  • Backup skills
  • Weather, tides, and current
  • Knots and lines


Contact Rick Bernstein: 314-324-3024 or

Where to Stay?

  • Students can tent camp on our grounds
  • Students can tent or motorhome camp outside our club in the state park campground
  • Hotels in Carlyle are a 10 minute drive and quite inexpensive
  • Drive back and forth: St. Louis is a 1 hour drive

Check out these videos!

Videos from past classes with lots of tips. See what CSA sailing is all about!

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