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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There’s a lot more going on at CSA this season...

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

Discover sailing in 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.

Start planning your season.
Check out the find-a-ride listing below.
Sign up for the Adult Sail Seminar.
Learn more about CSA. 

Registration is OPEN!  Visit the ECR page for additional info.  NOR here

Carlyle 2016 Laser Open

June 18-19, 2016

Event website

(Registration not yet open)

May 27-29, 2016


Details on the Sailing for Veterans page

June 11, July 16, August 13, September 24

Details on the Racing Page

Hare & Hound racing is back!

2016 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival

May Marks now available HERE

The harbor is OPEN!

Here’s what you can do...

Find a ride!

Want to find out what sailing is all about? We have qualified skippers who are anxious
to share the joy of sailing. Free! Check the list. See what fits. Make contact and get on the water. Click HERE to find a skipper and a ride.

(Members -- sign up to give a ride HERE)

Sign up for adult sail classes

Details further down the page.

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.

Details on the CSA membership application

2016 Sailing instructions HERE

Rent a boat

Boats can be rented by qualified skippers for half or full days (i.e., 9:00am to 5:00pm) on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. 

Boats are also available Monday through Thursday by appointment.

Fees reduced for 2016!

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

You can be part of this action!

Come visit us at CSA and find out what sailing is all about.

Video by Bryan Burke

Flying Scot match racing coming Sept. 2 - 4

This exciting race format pits boats one-on-one. A true test of skill!

Only the first 20 registrants get to participate, so get on board!

Details on the Match Race page.  Registration is OPEN    NOR HERE