Head out to Lake Carlyle in the summer and you’re bound to see the lake dotted with sailboats. As the largest manmade lake in Illinois, it’s a perfect place for recreational sailing and racing.
If that sounds like something you’d like to do, pay a visit to the Carlyle Sailing Association. The organization has a variety of sailing options, from casual day-sailing to serious racing. You can rent a boat or, if you’re a novice, sign up for one of their adult or youth classes. There will be an open house later this month where you can learn more about what they offer.
Carlyle Sailing Association Open House
May 21, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
20960 Hazel Park Road, Carlyle, IL
In June, the Sailing Association will be sponsoring a three-day Adult Sailing Seminar, a great chance for those interested in learning or improving sailing techniques. The course combines classroom and on-the-water instruction.
Adult Sailing Seminar
June 9-11, 2016
Fee includes instruction, sailing, U.S. Sailing reference textbook and the Little Red Book, breakfast and lunch each day.
Younger enthusiasts can sign up for a Junior Sailing Camp. Organized for girls and boys, ages 10-16 years, the week-long camp includes basic sailing skills, boating safety and an introduction to racing.
CSA Junior Sailing Camp
June 12-17, 2016
Fee includes camping, food, and instructions listed above.
For those who enjoy sitting on the beach and watching, you can enjoy CSA sailing races every Sunday from May through October.
Life doesn’t get much better than summer on the lake in Clinton County!