Carlyle Sailing Association

Whale of a Sail

Whale of a Sail Regatta

Carlyle Sailing Association

Carlyle Lake, Carlyle, Illinois
September 19th and 20th, 2020


The Whale of Sail regatta is open to all One design boats racing on a buoy race course, Cabin boats racing on a long distance course, and Juniors with racing on their own course.


Due to limitations on gathering in the state of Illinois at this time we ask that you register online.  We ask that you register prior to September 20th to help prevent large gathering during registration. You can register at regatta network.  

To be fully registered for this event you must also send proof of liability insurance via text or email by taking a picture of your insurance that shows active dates and liability amount along with your name to the regatta chair at: or text:  636-578-6427 by 5pm Sept 18th, 2020.  (please help me get this done as soon as possible since there are a lot more details than usual to running a socially distance regatta).

Sailing instructions will be available online, so please print them before arrival from regatta network

covid-19 limitations

We find our self in a different time and different times are requiring new and different ways of managing regattas.   

We have large pavilions and can keep groups to 10 or less as required for regattas.  We will have a copy of the current policies for CSA regarding COVID19 posted in multiple areas around the club and on our regatta website, and we ask everyone to remember if you touch surfaces that have been touched by other hands, to remember to wash your hands with soap and water or sanitizer after that touch.  Also, as of this posting the guidelines require masks if you are closer than 6ft and/or indoors at the Observation building or bath house.   

CSA will not be providing food or drink for this event.

A mask is required when attending the skippers meeting.


Registration cost is $20.00 per boat. Entry fee includes Free primitive camping on CSA grounds in either a tent or single vehicle footprint (car, van, or pickup truck parked in car parking lot).  No hookups are available and no camping trailers (including pop ups) will be allowed on CSA grounds.  Hookups and pop up trailer camping are available in the state park just outside CSA on first come first serve basis, and at your own discretion.

There are also hotels in Carlyle and in Greenville, Il that are close to CSA at your own cost. 


Friday, Sept 18

  • 4 pm for early arrivals to set up boats and tents.   

Saturday, Sept 19

  • 9 am - 10:30 am: All Skippers and crew sign waiver of Liability at the pavilion prior to sailing in order to be eligible to sail. 
  • 10:30 am: Skippers’ Meeting 
  • 11:00 am: First Race warning signal, with 4 races two in the morning, lunch two in the afternoon as weather and wind permit. 
  • After Races 6:30 pm till ???:  Dinner at the pavilion. 

Sunday, Sept 20

  • 10:00 am: Continue Racing (Up to 2 races; no start after 1:30pm)
  • 2:30 pm or immediately following racing:  awards at the pavilion. 


Racing will take place on Carlyle Lake. Launching will be at the Carlyle Sailing Association (CSA).  Boats will be stored on trailers on the CSA grounds in the appropriately marked areas. Be sure to bring extra lines to tie your boat and trailer down to the parking lot. 


No races will be excluded from a boat’s series score. This changes RRS rule A2, Appendix A. Low Point Scoring System shall be used. One race will constitute a regatta.

Radio Communication

Channel 72


Trophies will be awarded to the top three in each division 

Disclaimer of Liability

Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See RRS 4, Decision to Race.  Neither the organizing authority nor the host organization will accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta. 

Additional information

Regatta registration information is available on regatta net.  For more information, please contact Scott Stevenson via or text:  636-578-6427

Where to Stay

Free CSA on harbor site tent CAMPING in specified area. RV camping areas adjacent to CSA in Hazlet State Park. Sleeping is permitted on boats with berths on CSA docks or in assigned parking spaces. For more information on camping, please see here or contact us.


  • CenterStone Suites Carlyle – (618) 594-8888
  • Marinerʼs Village Carlyle – (618) 594-7666
  • Carlyle Lake Cottages (618) 594-3386
  • Econo Lodge Greenville – (618) 664-3030
  • Super 8 Greenville – (618) 664-0800


CSA is 50 miles East of St. Louis in Illinois, located in the south end of Eldon Hazlet State Park. Access to the park is east from IL Rt. 127 between interstates I-70 and I-64. Look for brown and white Sailboat Harbor sign and CSA sign. 

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