Clinton Lake Sailing Association


  • Sun, June 27, 2021 7:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Update: the lake is open again to recreational boating.  

    Due to flooding-related hazards, Clinton Lake is closed to recreational boating effective 10 a.m. 6/27/2021 until further notice.


  • Sun, June 20, 2021 12:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Member survey results suggest an interest in fun non-racing activities on the water. We are thinking about trying something new and we're tentatively planning a raft-up for the afternoon of July 10th before the steak dinner. Participants would meet in the pavilion at 2:30 p.m. and go out on the lake for a fun and relaxing time. There would be cold beverages, inflatable rafts and more.  

    Pre-registration (we are gauging interest) is happening now!  

    Boat Owners: Sign up here. If we can get 10 boats by June 26, we'll pull the trigger and announce this event on June 27.   

    Tentative Plan

    Register through July 8.
    Crew confirmations sent out on Friday.
    Meet in the pavilion at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, for further instructions.

  • Sun, June 20, 2021 12:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you are planning to sail with us on Tuesday or have questions, please email by the end of the day Monday.

    Small Boat Tuesday is an opportunity to get more on the water sailing time and practice your small boat sailing skills on the club Lasers and Sunfish. If you are an experienced sailor, you are welcome to join us for an evening of sailing too.

    Here's how Tuesday small boat sailing works:

    • Look for Small Boat Tuesday in the weekly events email.
    • Please respond by Monday night if you want to sail on Tuesday.
    • Someone will be at the lake at 5:30 Tuesday to assist with rigging and answering questions.
    • We will be setting up boats between 5:30 and 6, so join us when you can after work. 
    • Support won't be there unless there is interest in sailing small boats that week.

  • Sun, June 20, 2021 11:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Grillin' Out on July 10th event is a fun opportunity to get out to the lake for great food and exceptional camaraderie! We'll be grilling steaks to order on the grill and serving up potato salad as a side. Members are welcome to bring a dessert to share. Order a steak dinner for $12 or a veggie burger dinner for $6 through July 7. Please pack a cooler as beverages will not be provided by CLSA.   

    RSVP here.  

    Members, please sign in to Wild Apricot to register through July 7.  Members may sponsor guests by paying for their meal.   

  • Wed, June 16, 2021 9:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you have a suggestion that can make our club better and more attractive? If you do, the CLSA board wants to hear it! We have now added a suggestion box to the Contact Us page of the website. The CLSA board is actively reviewing which projects to consider and your feedback will help us decide which projects to prioritize. Suggestions for small improvements are also encouraged. Thank you in advance for your feedback.  

  • Wed, June 16, 2021 9:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The CLSA board voted on June 15 to require distance race organizers to drop a race mark away from the shallow ridge in the large basin. This mark must be rounded to starboard when sailing towards the dam and must be rounded to port when sailing back towards the club. The new route towards the dam is shown in green on the image. The previous route shown in red often resulted in boat damage because the shortest course regularly took boats over known shallow water hazards.


  • Sat, June 05, 2021 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DeWitt County is planning to rebuild the marina's gas dock in the coming weeks. You may notice construction materials in our parking area and construction activity near our dock and shore.  

  • Thu, May 27, 2021 9:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CLSA members may purchase CLSA-branded tech shirts, polo shirts, hats, sweatshirts, jackets, bags, and more through Coral Reef Sailing. Visit the CLSA Ship Store at Coral Reef Sailing today and purchase your CLSA swag today!  

    Also, Yong's Embroidery at 1502 S. Neil St., Champaign has our burgee logo on file and will embroider that logo on any apparel item you bring in to them for a very reasonable price.  

  • Thu, May 27, 2021 7:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Racing results for 5/23/21 are posted on the Racing page in the Member Area of the CLSA website. See detailed results here.  

    Race committee: Tom Johnson and Charlie Newman 

    Overall Portsmouth Rankings

    1.  Eric Bussell/Paul Bliss - Flying Scot 

    2.  Rick Wojnar - Flying Scot

    3.  Ben Williams/Deb Aronson - Flying Scot

    4.  Max Christie/Phil Christman - Thistle

    5.  Gerry Christman/Mike Shay/Brian Day - Thistle

    6.  Bob Green/Skye Shepard - Thistle

    7.  Susan McIntyre - Flying Scot

    8.  Erin and Greg Bauer - Holder 20

    9.  Perry Biddle/Rich Guttschow - Supercat 19 

    Fleet Rankings - Flying Scot

    1.  Rick Wojnar

    2.  Eric Bussell/Paul Bliss

    3.  Ben Williams/Deb Aronson

    4.  Susan McIntyre

    Fleet Rankings - Thistle

    1. Gerry Christman/Mike Shay/Brian Day

    2.  Max Christie/Phil Christman 

    3.  Bob Green/Skye Shepard

  • Thu, May 27, 2021 7:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our spring Small Boat Intro to Sailing course is off to a great start. The on-the-water portion of the class begins June 7, and we need volunteers on June 7, 8, 14 and 15 to act as safety boat captain, safety boat deck hand and shore support to assist students with launching and putting away boats. This is a good opportunity to review how to set up the CLSA small boat fleets and share your knowledge with new sailors.

    You can register to volunteer online at Please indicate which job you are volunteering to do.

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