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.

Join us now and enjoy a 50% discount on first year dues.

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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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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Mary and Joe Bartman are now in Florida aboard Draco, a 36 foot Islander, heading for points unknown. Mary says they will keep sailing her until they run out of wind. 

For a more compete telling of their adventures, follow Mary’s blog HERE.

Lots of pictures HERE

Are you ready to sail? Check us out

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. Contact Harbormaster Bob Winston to reserve - 618-594-3622

Please see the RENTAL AGREEMENT for more information.

CSA has boats for rent

  1. Hobie Wave (a 15-foot catamaran)

  2. Capri 16 (a 16-foot day sailor)

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

October Marks of the Course - get it HERE

Install RaceQ on your phone, fire it up at the start of the race and when it’s all over, compare your performance with others who have RaceQ running.

All data gets loaded to the raceQ site and is available after the fact for lots of analysis.

Check it out!


Want to sail? Don’t have a boat or experience?

Check out CSA’s find-a-ride list HERE

Whale of a Sail, 2015

Complete results HERE.       Lots of photos by Tom Wyman and Kay Ward HERE.

Sunday Race Photos - albums by Jeanette Beier

August 2 photos           August 16 photos

Lightnings hold on to Dornin Cup

Lightnings best Flying Scots 5 - 0 in classic matchup.

A great CSA tradition revived.

Full story on the Racing Page

Cats’ Muddy Waters results on the Racing Page