The Carlyle Sailing Association has what you're looking for if it's sailing near St. Louis, sailing in Illinois, sailing near Belleville, sailing near Edwardsville, sailing near Collinsville, sailing near Scott Airforce base ( AFB). Or perhaps you are seeking sailing lessons near St. Louis, sailing lessons in St. Louis, sailing lessons in Illinois, Or maybe you want to learn to sail near St. Louis or learn to sail in St. Louis or learn to sail in Illinois. Check out the great sailing at CSA. Our popular fleets include Lightning, E-scow, Flying Scot, Melges, Comet, Catalina, San Juan and more. There are great opportunities for sailboat racing and daysailing, plus great on-shore facilities. There are also several learn to sail programs for adults and kids.    Find out more

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The 2014 sailing season nears

Find us at N 38°38'32.56"  /  W 89°20'33.31"

Make your plans now for this important event May 23, 24, 15. In 2013, we raised more than
$25,000 for area vets. We hope to do even better in 2014. With your help, we can.
Check out the Sailing for Veterans page for updates.  Get your registration in by May 15 save $10 and help us get the event off to a flying start.

Notice of Race HERE.          Registration is OPEN.

A great weekend of sailing and helping St. Louis area veterans.

Adult Sailing Seminar
set for June 4, 5, 6

Registration is NOW OPEN.

Visit the Adult Sail page for more info and the registration link. Act now. The class is filling.

Great videos from the 2013
on-the-water sessions

Be in the know about CSA ... your April Marks of the Course is HERE

Find out about CSA!About_CSA.html

Is gliding across the water in a sailboat on your “bucket list”?  You don’t have to go as far from home as you may think.  The Carlyle Sailing Association offers a wonderful world of sailing -- from casual daysailing to serious racing, instructions for adults and juniors, great on-shore social activities.  Check us out beginning in April 2014.

Learn about sailingGet_into_sailing.html
Join us for the funGet_into_sailing.html

Images of 2013 from the Commodore’s Banquet slide show

Thanks to Rick Bernstein • Open in YouTube.

Hare and Hound races are back! ... details on the Racing page

Harbor Mice are coming!

A great sailing program for kids 8 to 14.

Sundays, starting June 29. Info, signup HERE

This year is going to be the best Harbor Mice Program yet for our Junior Sailors.  We have secured the services of two great instructors Shannon Lacker and Megan Crosby. Harbor Mice is for Beginning sailors mostly on Opti's.  Last year, we added Bics to the mix for the older kids.

We are open to all boys and girls, 8-14 year old.  

The only requirement is at least a "Friend" membership from CSA.

Get signed up NOW.    Questions? Contact Mike Hill (

The plan for racing in 2014

A meeting of the CSA racing “Super Committee” was held Tuesday, March 11. The Super Committee was set up to review plans for the 2014 Sunday racing program. Results of the meeting are on the Racing Page.



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CSA open house and Luau are set for June 28

Find out more HERE.

Don’t delay!

Sign up for Junior Sail Camp! ... details HERE

Our theme again this year will be “fun and adventure”.  We will play many on the water games like Siamese Twins, Rubber Ducky Tag, Buzkashi, Capture the Flag, and more. 

Are you ready for the Mini-Mega Challenge?

June 22, 29, July 13, 20.  Check back to find out more.