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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Coming this season...

2015 CLA annual report

Catch up on what the Carlyle Lake Association is doing on behalf of the lake and CSA.

This year’s report includes a discussion of the Carlyle Lake Masterplan which has a direct connection to our flood remediation needs.

Download the report

Visit the CLA page

Kasakaskia Watershed Assoc meeting March 7

Register by March 2. Info and signup HERE.

Junior Sail Camp

June 12-17, 2016

Adult Sail Seminar

June 9-11, 2016

This three-day on-the-water and classroom course is designed for beginners and intermediates interested in getting into or improving sailing techniques. It’s a great opportunity to learn how to sail or to freshen up your skills.

Get more information HERE.

For children 10 to 16 years old, this camp provides lots of on-the-water time, plus a variety of other activities.

This camp fills up fast. So sign up soon. Details HERE.

August 21-26, 2016

The Carlyle Sailing Association
offers a wonderful world of sailing --
from casual daysailing to serious racing,
instructions for adults and juniors and lots
of great on-shore social activities.

It’s not too early to start planning your season.
Check out the find-a-ride listing below. Sign up for
the Adult Sail Seminar. Learn more about CSA. 

Then Go Sailing!

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The Carlyle Sailing Association offers a sailboat rental program. The boats can be rented by qualified skippers for half or full days (i.e., 9:00am to 5:00pm) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  The boats are also available Monday through Thursday by appointment.

Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Please see the rental agreement for more information.  RENTAL AGREEMENT

CSA has boats for rent

Hobie Wave (a 15-foot catamaran)

Capri 16 (a 16-foot day sailor)

Flying Scot (19-foot, racing or day-sailing.)

Sailing quick start: Find a ride here

Want to find out what sailing is all about? At this link are some qualified skippers who are anxious to share the joy of sailing. Free! Check the list. See what fits. Make contact and plan your season.

Click HERE to find a skipper and a ride.

More flood pix

Harbormaster Bob Winston has shared some interesting pictures from the current flood.

Check out this album.

Be sure to see the spectacular ice photos at the end of the album

February Marks of the Course now available HERE