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Clinton Lake Sailing Association

Let us show you the Ropes

  Free Sailboat Rides

  Introductory Lessons

  Small Boat Introduction to Sailing Class 

   Weeknight Casual Sailing

   Youth Classes 

Boat ownership is not required to sail at CLSA!


  CLSA maintains a fleet of small boats including prams, lasers, and sunfish. 

  Certified members can check out CLSA Lasers and Sunfish for free.

  Thistle loaner boats available to active fleet members.  

  Crewing is a fun an affordable way to get into sailing.  Our growing fleets are always looking for crew.   

Click here to learn about our small boat certification requirements.  

Our social calendar is jam packed with fun and includes banquets, cookouts, moonlight sails, and more!

Clinton Lake - Illinois

Clinton Lake is a 4,900 acres reservoir located near Clinton, Illinois. The lake is a part of the Clinton Lake State Recreation Area, which encompasses 9,300 acres. It was built in the 1970s as a cooling source for the Clinton Nuclear Generating Station. The lake opened in 1978.  Click on our Lake Information page to learn more details about Clinton Lake, including water level reports and elevation maps. Estimated depth at the CLSA concrete ramp varies between 1 and 4 ft. The marina concrete ramp is upwards of 6ft.

helping to make sailing affordable since 1978. 

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