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Carlyle Sailing Association

Don’t miss the biggest CSA sailing event of the year!

The Whale of a Sail regatta is open to all sailing vessels. Yachts may enter a buoy race series for one design boats, or a long-distance pursuit type race for cabin boats. A welcome party will be Friday evening, Sep
tember 15 and a light continental breakfast will be available on the 16th and 17th. All weekend beverages are included in the baseline regatta entry fee. Saturday and Sunday lunches and Saturday dinner are available at an extra cost. Registration fee is $40 until August 31. After that, it's $55.

Racing will be governed by the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing. The regatta will be open to all sailing vessels. Yachts may enter a buoy race series, or long-distance pursuit type race series. For handicapping unique yachts may be assigned a PHRF or Portsmouth number based on their similarity to other types of yachts. One-design yacht classes with five or more registered will compete for prizes as a separate class. If fewer than five, which are required to constitute a class, and will be grouped into one or more Portsmouth handicap classes.

Click HERE for the NOR.

Register HERERegatta entry (entry fee is per boat, welcome party, refreshments, entertainment, use of facilities) Postmarked before Wednesday August 31, 2023 shall be $40.00. Postmarked on or after Aug 31,2023 shall be $55.00.

Meals can be purchased HERE. Saturday and Sunday lunches are $7.50 each. Saturday dinner is $20

Tentative Schedule

Friday, Sept 17

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

Saturday, Sept 18

  • 9 am - 10:30 am: All Skippers and crew sign waiver of Liability and turn in at the skippers meeting prior to sailing in order to be eligible to sail. (we will have copies or you can bring a printed copy).
  • 10:00 am: Skippers’ Meeting 
  • 11:00 am: First Buoy Race warning signal, with up to 4 buoy races on Sat.  There will be an on shore lunch break.
  • 11:00 am:  Start of the first boat in long distance course.  One race, staggered starts will be posted on regatta network and at the pavilion.
  • After Races 6:30 pm till ???:  Dinner at the pavilion. 

Sunday, Sept 19

  • After Continental breakfast:  Continue Buoy Racing (Up to 2 races; no start after 1:30pm).  Continue second Long distance race.
  • 2:30 pm or immediately following racing:  awards at the pavilion. 

A maximum of 5 buoy races and 2 long distance races will be sailed in the regatta.


The low point scoring of RRS Appendix A shall be used on the buoy course by fleet or handicap group. There will be no “throw out” scores, and completion of one or more races shall constitute a series.

Radio Communication

Channel 72


Trophy awards will be given to the top 3 boats in each class or group.

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 regatta chairperson, Rick Bernstein at 314-324-3024 or

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For a complete listing of registrants, click HERE

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