Carlyle Sailing Association is a not-for profit sailing organization with some of the finest sailing facilities in the Mid-West. We are a friendly, family oriented, wholly volunteer association dedicated to the sport of sailing. CSA offers an exceptional and inexpensive recreational value for all members. Our tiniest toddlers enjoy our playground while adults are often found engaged in spirited racing, cruising on a day-sailing vessel, enjoying a moonlight sail or a picnic with friends or family at the pavilion, or relaxing in our air-conditioned clubhouse.
Since the association's founding in 1971, at least one national racing class has requested CSA to host its district, national or international regatta each year. In 1993 CSA hosted the USSA Championship of Champions Regatta for the second time. CSA was the site of the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival, the primary development vehicle for the U. S. Olympic sailing teams, which drew over 4,000 spectators to Carlyle Lake. The Whale of a Sail held in September is one of the Mid-West's best multi-class regattas.
Each summer the club hosts an affordable Junior Sailing Camp for youth ages 10 yr and up. Our girls and boys spend a week camping and learning basic sailing skills, boating safety and receive an introduction to sailboat racing. Junior Sailors also participate in a weekly racing series as well as local, regional and national regattas.