Carlyle Sailing Association

Whale of a Sail

49’th Annual Whale of a Sail Regatta

Carlyle Sailing Association

Carlyle Lake, Carlyle, Illinois
13 to 15 September 2019

All one-design classes (5 or more boats), junior classes, Portsmouth handicap, and PHRF handicap divisions are invited for a weekend of racing and parties for your enjoyment. Friday evening “welcome aboard” party, all-weekend beverages, plus Saturday and Sunday breakfast are included in your entry fee. Saturday night buffet with live music and daily lunches will be available for an additional fee. Racing will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing. Appendix V, Alternative Penalties will be in effect.

Divisions and Number of Races

  • PHRF Division (cabin boats) – 5 scheduled races
  • One-Design Classes (5 boats min.) – 5 scheduled races
  • Portsmouth Division (all one-designs with fewer than 5 boats) – 5 scheduled races
  • Long Distance division (all types allowed) – 2 scheduled races on separate course
  • Junior Division (Opti, BIC, Laser) – number of races TBD, course TBD


All divisions, except long distance, will sail windward-leeward or Olympic modified courses targeting 40 – 50 minutes in length. Long distance pursuit races will be 2 – 3 hours in length.

Schedule of Events

Friday, 13 September

  • 6 – 9 PM registration, welcome party, CSA clubhouse

Saturday, 14 September

  • 9 – 9:30 AM registration, CSA clubhouse
  • 8 AM free breakfast, clubhouse
  • 10:00 Competitor’s Meeting, pavilion
  • 11:00 First Warning signal, first race (lunch break TBD, additional races to follow)
  • 11:30 Long Distance start (lunch on water)
  • 6:00 PM Buffet dinner, party and music

Sunday, 15 September

  • 8 AM free breakfast, clubhouse
  • 9:30 First Warning signal, Long Distance start
  • 12:30 PM end racing and lunch
  • 2:30 Awards Presentation

Fees and Registration

  • Entry, $40 ($45 after 8 September) per boat plus $5.00 for each crew
  • Entry, junior (not reached 19’th birthday), $10.00
  • Saturday, Sunday bag lunch, $8.00 each (Choice of; Cold Cut Combo: Spicy Italian: Black Forest Ham or Veggie Sandwich)
  • Saturday night buffet, $17.00 per person, separate reservation required


Trophies will be awarded to the top three places, counting all completed races, in each division and one-design class. A traveling trophy for “best boat” of the regatta, and the MESA traveling trophy for the winner of the E Scow class will be awarded also.

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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