The Carlyle Sailing Association
offers Midwest sailing at its best
from casual daysailing to serious racing,
instructions for adults and juniors and lots of
great on-shore social activities.

Got questions? Let’s talk.
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HERE. Or call us at 314-325-9283

The Carlyle Sailing Association has what you're looking for if it's sailing near St. Louis, sailing in the Midwest, 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. Learn to sail at CSA! All of this great sailing happens in Hazlet State Park at Carlyle Lake, also known as Lake Carlyle. Midwest sailing at its best! Sail St. louis!  Find out more

Check out Rick Bernstein’s spectacular video from the Hobie Nationals.

Fly high, sail fast

Ready to launch? Join CSA

First-time members will receive a discount of $400 off a first-year regular membership. This offer is good for any who have never belonged to CSA.

Boat Yard Looking for a boat, but not sure what is right for you? Check out our buying guide. Then check our classifieds.

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Discover sailing...

A spectacular end to the season

Two fine weekends of sailing. Pictures from Jeanette Beier to prove it

Check out Jeanette’s albums:

October 23 races

October 30 races

Make a connection for 2017

Take a look at THIS LIST and find a skipper who will be most happy to take you sailing. Get in touch. Talk sailing. You can also call us at 314-325-9283

  1. Lots of news
    in the February
    Marks of the Course

This is SAILING - St. Louis style!
Come join the fun

Melges Worlds online!

Dial in to racing action with CSA’s own Tom Wyman (bow) , Marc Schillebeeckx ( Spinnaker),
Ian Moriarty (tactician) and Ian Schillebeeckx (skipper) aboard USA 695, Vollebak
as they compete in the Melges 24 World Championship in Miami.

See the action on TracTrac    See Vollebak in action    View Pierrick Contin’s great sailing portfolio

It’s not too early to plan for the Adult Sail Seminar

This three-day seminar, June 1-3, 2017, is THE BEST WAY to get into sailing.

Details on the Adult Sail Seminar page.

A great season in the works for 2017

On the NEW Calendar Page, you will find a complete listing of our 2017 events. Check us out!

CSA can use your help in attracting new members. So we’re offering a two great incentive prizes: For the most members recruited, 5 days and 4 nights aboard Mike Pitzer’s 44' Nordic sloop, Diva. And, by way of a drawing  from among all recruiters, brunch for four at the Cafe Madeline / Piper Palm House.

CSA members.....

You could win a great sailing vacation or brunch for four

Wintertime observations from CSA...

Today while stalking a groundhog I noticed a large cloud of white birds out on the lake. Biggest group so far this winter. Could not hear to verify species. Other times I have heard geese, but not seen them. Pelicans are around again after an absence. An eagle landed on the lot down by the sea wall recently. Plenty of eagles. I coaxed in some pheasants. Now they scratch around the flower beds in front of the office. I sprinkle feed from the upper window and they come running like chickens

-- Bob Winston

Lot’s of great sailing tips.
See what CSA sailing is all about.

This informative video captures the essence of the 2016 CSA Adult Sail Seminar. Special thanks to Rick Bernstein. .

More videos on the Adult Sail Seminar page