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  • Sat, September 30, 2023 1:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • Thu, September 21, 2023 11:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Due to a serious leak near the well at the marina and they shut off water to the facility.

    • They can not get a plumber to repair it until Tuesday.  Of course, that won’t be in time for the Painkiller regatta this weekend.
    • To help us, they are bringing out 4 porta potties for the facility.
    • 2 will be installed near the CLSA area and 2 will be placed near the main ramp.
    • Gerry Christman will meet with them this afternoon to help locate the ones by us.

    Source: and the last in-person check was Wednesday 9/20 evening.

  • Tue, April 11, 2023 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The mowing crew needs a gas powered push mower to do some of the trimming. If someone has an extra one please consider donating to the mowing crew, please contact Harbor Master, Dick Hanson or email, thank you!

  • Mon, April 10, 2023 5:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CLSA racer and Fleet 135 coach Eric Bussell will be leading a 90-minute Sailboat Racing for Beginners clinic on Tuesday April 18th at 6pm at the Commodore Decatur Yacht Club Pavilion. This clinic will include a hands-on demonstration of signal flags and horns. We'll also be reviewing starting basics, basic race course management and setup best practices, and more. If you are new to sailboat racing or have an interest in serving on the race committee at CLSA, this clinic is for you. Free hot dogs will be provided. Please bring your own beverages. This clinic is part of a free education series that will include on-the-water race committee training. Click here to register and visit and check back regularly as we plan to add more clinics throughout the 2023 sailing season. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Bussell at  

    Watch Eric's 10 Basic Rules in 4 min


  • Wed, November 09, 2022 11:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fall Banquet and Business Meeting Registration

    CLSA Fall Banquet and Business Meeting

    Sunday, November 13. Doors open at 5:00, dinner at 6:00,  business meeting to follow.

    109 S. Lake of the Wood Rd, Mahomet, IL 61853
    (At main entrance to park, follow signs to Lake of the Woods Pavilion) 

    Cost: $25/person

    Food will be catered by JT Walkers and will include a vegetarian option. 

    Please contact Social Chair Julie Marriott with any questions.

    Members, please sign in to register for this event.  Payment is required at time of registration.   Please register by November 6th to help us with food planning.  

    There will be a silent auction!

  • Thu, October 27, 2022 8:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you plan to use our dock and boat ramps from now until early spring, please be advised that the lake level is very low and it may be challenging to get your boat on/off your trailer. 

  • Wed, September 28, 2022 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Glow in the Dark Regatta is expecting 40+ Flying Scots. If you plan to sail this weekend, please keep clear of the dock and ramp area while racing boats are leaving and returning. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

    If you are not racing and would like to help out at the event, please register as a volunteer. Volunteers will get free food all weekend, including the Saturday dinner. We could use a hand on the dock and at the ramp helping to get boats in/out faster.   

  • Wed, September 28, 2022 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our sailing season is coming to an end at CLSA, but we hope you'll consider continuing your training and develop during the offseason. Here are some options: 

    1. US Sailing Basic Race Management Seminar. Race committee training is offered through US Sailing via Zoom. The seminar consists of three 2.5-hour Zoom sessions. Course fee $40. Seminars start Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 and are expected to be offered throughout the winter months. 

    2. Mid Illini Classes. The Mid Illini Sail and Power Squadron offers in-person classes. Fall class offerings include Weather and Boat Handling. Course fee is $165 for non-members (includes a single membership fee).  Fall classes started Sept. 26 and more spring classes will be announced. Keep watching their webpage.  

    3. America's Boating Club Online Learning. America's Boating Club offers a great selection of online boating courses. Learn at your own pace. 

    4. Backyard Meteorology. A self-paced online learning weather course offered through Harvard University. This course is free to audit for 30 days and the fee is $99 if you would like to continue.  

    5. US Sailing Certification Courses and ASA Certification Courses offer hands-on training and are offered through certified sailing schools. Several CLSA members have earned keelboat certifications and recommend them.  

    6. Performance Race Week in FloridaIf you like sailboat racing and are looking to indulge in a sailing getaway, consider Performance Race Week at the Offshore Sailing School. Performance Race Week® 2022 will be held Jan. 30 -- Feb. 4, with an exciting new team of Sail-Race Experts. You and your crewmates spend each day learning tactics, tweaking your sails and crew for efficient racing on all points of sail, practicing many starts, and pushing hard to get to the first mark, and the finish line in a regatta on the last day!

  • Wed, September 28, 2022 3:24 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CLSA members:

    Please visit our website at and check out the information under our new tab "GET INVOLVED" on our homepage. You will find opportunities to volunteer and share your talents or skills with CLSA for ongoing projects that make our club better.

    Contact if you'd like to help with a project or committee described below.

    Current Projects

    Rigging area drainage: to address ongoing pooling of water.

    Shoreline committee: to help oversee and provide input as to how to best manage our shoreline by preserving and preventing erosion while maintaining its beauty.

    Signage for our docks and shoreline: contribute toward designing our signage at each end of dock and along shoreline to communicate and represent our club to visitors.

    Master plan committee: to determine what our club goals are and how we will achieve them over the next five years.

    Insurance committee: help our membership determine how to manage our insurance responsibilities.

    Dredging committeeOur cove was last dredged in 2011 and is long overdue for another as our cove gets more shallow.

    Volunteers are still needed for our Glow regatta this weekend, Oct. 1-2. Also, our fall banquet is Nov. 13, and our board of directors is seeking people interested in leadership roles as vice commodore, social chair, membership chair, race committee chair and publicity chair. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please contact us today!

    Fair winds,

    Commodore Paul

  • Wed, August 31, 2022 7:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us as we remember Craig and celebrate all the love he brought into our lives!

    Save the date:

    When: Sat., Nov. 5, 4:30-8:30 p.m.

    Where: Siebel Center for Design, 1208 S. Fourth St., Champaign

    Hosted by the Rost family, 217-493-1332

    Event schedule:

    4 p.m.: Fourth Street doors (west side) open

    4:30-5:30 p.m.: Informal meet-and-greet with the family at the Fourth Street doors; tour the Siebel Center

    5:30-6:30 p.m.: Reflections about Craig

    6:30-8:30 p.m.: Dance and laugh together to Le Travaillant, a Cajun zydeco band

    Casual dress

    Wine, beer and soft drinks served with fun and COVID-friendly food from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    Heads up! This is an Illinois game day and the game time has not yet been announced. Please plan ahead to carpool, ride your bike, walk or be dropped off.

    Feel free to come for all or part of this celebration of Craig's life. Please RSVP so the family can plan for food, seating, etc.

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