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  • Mon, October 25, 2021 5:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sea Scouts is a program of the Boy Scouts of America.   Click here to learn more.  Sea Scout units– called ships- are established all across the country on oceans, bays, rivers, and lakes.  They provide limitless opportunities and exciting challenges that you won’t find anywhere else.  Sea Scouts is a place to grow and learn, find adventure, and build long lasting friendships.  Sea Scouts is youth led and adult mentored. Sea Scouts and their shipmates lead each Sea Scout program. Elected youth leaders plan and conduct the program and adult leaders guide and support their efforts as they learn important leadership and life skills.  Sea Scouts can earn valuable certifications in SCUBA, boating safety, lifesaving, and CPR, as well as advance in rank from Apprentice to Quartermaster.  Each certification and level of advancement marks a Sea Scout's growth as a sailor and a leader.

    Ship #1015 sails on a Capri 22 Monday evenings at Clinton Lake and is looking for adult mentors as the group hopes to rebuild after Covid-19 setbacks.  This is a great opportunity for CLSA members, especially those with teen sailors.   If you are interested in learning more, please contact Curt Ware (217) 841-0445 or 

  • Wed, October 06, 2021 12:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Vickie Cup is CLSA’s end-of-year championship, and this year we will have buoy races on Saturday and a distance race on Sunday. The CLSA calendar has been updated with this information.   

    Oct. 16: CLSA Vickie Cup Buoy Race

    -       All boat types welcome

    -       Noon competitors’ meeting

    -       1 p.m. first race start sequence

    -       3:30 p.m. last race

    -       Different boat classes will compete against each other using the Portsmouth rating system, which provides a handicap factor for each boat type depending on its typical speed under the conditions of the race.  

    -       We will aim for two or three consecutive 50-minute races on a windward-leeward course.

    Boats will be divided into two starting groups:

    1) Flying Scots and other boats with a Portsmouth rating greater than or equal to that of the Flying Scot

    2) 5 minutes after the first start, Thistles and other boats with a Portsmouth rating less than that of the Flying Scot

    Oct. 17: CLSA Vickie Cup Distance Race

    -       All boat types welcome

    -       One race on a long course around Clinton Lake

    -       5.5- or 11-mile course, depending on wind speed and conditions

    -       Noon competitors’ meeting

    -       1 p.m. (approximate) race start in the small basin just west of CLSA

  • Mon, October 04, 2021 12:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Saturday, Oct. 2, CLSA Commodore Nooreen Meghani unveiled the Deb Aronson Sailing Library. It will be installed before next sailing season in the club pavilion so members can share their favorite sailing books. Deb Aronson is a published author, and it is fitting we are naming this community sailing library after her. Deb and husband Ben may be moving away, but CLSA will always be thankful to both of them for making such a positive difference in our sailing community.

  • Sat, July 31, 2021 1:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Did you know that CLSA pays one discounted fee to the marina so all of our members may use the bathrooms, dumpsters and electricity? Doing so affords our members access to modern bathrooms with running water just steps away from our dock. It also allows us to use their electricity for running our crock pots for social events. Dumpsters are located in the marina parking lot, and we appreciate members removing garbage from the pavilion after use. To access the bathroom after hours, use code (log in to see member handbook since these announcements are public).  

  • Wed, July 28, 2021 1:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us for a Venetian Night celebration on Saturday, Aug. 21! We've got something for almost everyone and a full day of fun activities planned.  


    Noon - Competitors Meeting

    1 p.m. - Mixed Fleet Racing (around the buoys) with special guest Principal Race Officer Geoff Endris.   

    4 p.m. - Cabin boats will assemble on the dock after the racers have returned to the dock.  

    5 p.m. - Dock walk begins. Cabin boat owners welcome guests on their boats to show off their rides. A great opportunity to see different boats and meet new people.   

    6:30 p.m. - Dinner is served. We'll be serving up rolled Italian flank steak, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob and caprese salad for $15. Members are welcome to bring a dessert to share. Sign up here through Wednesday the 18th so we can place our food order. 

    7:44 p.m. - Sunset. Cabin boats have historically decorated their boats with festive lights, invited sailors for a sunset sail and returned to the dock under the light of a full moon.   

  • Sun, July 25, 2021 9:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Coral Reef offers a great selection of CLSA apparel and merchandise.  

    Click here to visit our ship store!

  • Mon, July 12, 2021 4:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This event is open for both new racers and experienced racers.  Reserve a club-owned laser or sunfish or bring your own. 

    Click here to register 
    (must log in to Wild Apricot)

    11:45 race rules briefing for newer sailors

    Skipper’s meeting at noon

    3 or 4 races, windward-leeward, 20 -30 min each, in the small basin starting at 1:00

    First race may be for first-time racers’ only, if there’s demand for that (or perhaps a practice start, with experience racers expected to coach and advise new racers)

    Race committee will start races with horns and flags

    Race committee will record finish order and times

    Post-racing Q&A, snacks, BYOB

  • Mon, July 12, 2021 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As of July 12, we still have openings in our morning and afternoon sessions.  

    Register Here 

    This class is designed to encourage and promote sailing activities the whole family can enjoy. You and your child will learn the basics of sailing and gain confidence on the water while sailing pram dinghies, Sunfish or Lasers. Our program will be family orientated for parent and child participants. The class will briefly cover sailing concepts followed by on the water experiences. Classes in each session will be very hands-on driven. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    Tuition for this class is $50 for both the parent and child to attend. Parents can sign up for either the morning or afternoon session.  The morning session starts at 9am and the afternoon session starts at 1pm.  

  • Sun, July 11, 2021 7:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for volunteers for the Small Boat Introduction to Sailing Class on July 19 and 20 and July 26 and 27 for the positions listed below. 

    Click here to sign up: 

    (Members must sign in to register)

    1.  Safety Boat Captain - RC Boat

    2.  Safety Boat Captain - Whaler

    3.  Safety Boat Deckhand - RC Boat

    4.  Safety Boat Deckhand - Whaler

    5.  Shore Support (x3) 

    6.  Photographer 

    7.  General - where needed 

  • Fri, July 09, 2021 12:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We hope all members will take 5-10 minutes and update their profiles, update their group preferences, subscribe to forums and upload an avatar.   Wild Apricot is a great because it puts members in complete control of their privacy and communication preferences.  Wild Apricot forums work well, but require members to opt in by subscribing to each forum.  For those who don't opt in, we will share forum posts on our weekly email to members so you don't miss our on member conversations in the forums.  Subscribing to forums is optional, but you will want to subscribe to forums if you want timely notifications whenever a new topic or response is added.  

    Wild Apricot Quickstart Guide

    Important Reminder: Even though all family members receive club communications, each family membership only has one shared login. The Wild Apricot login is the email address of the primary contact.  

    Login to Wild Apricot. Click on the blue avatar on the upper right of the CLSASailing.Org homepage. Once you are logged in, you can update your profile, see member-only content on the web page and sign up for member-only events. Use the Forgot Password to retrieve your password.  

    Members must sign in to view member-only content at CLSASailing.Org and to access the features below:


    Member Directory. Your email and personal contact information is not shared with club members by default. Members may still contact other members through the system. If you are comfortable with sharing your contact information with other members, feel free to update your privacy settings.  

    Group Participation. Our groups include Cabin Boats, Kiteboarders, Flying Scots, Thistles and Windsurfers. Fleet captains may send special invites and group communications through Wild Apricot to those who have signed up for that group. You can add or remove yourself from a group at any time by updating your profile. 

    Volunteer. Members can sign up to volunteer for an activity by clicking the ‘REGISTER’ button for that event or activity.   

    Event Signups. Members can conveniently sign up and pay for events. Prepayment is required and registration will be cancelled if payment is not received within 15 minutes.   When signing up for a family member or guests, you can register multiple times or select the guest option.   

    Forums. You must subscribe to each forum individually if you want timely email notifications when someone posts or responds to a forum. We have a general forum where member can post a topic and members can respond.   Each fleet/group also has a forum on their fleet page for topics specific to that group.     

    Avatar. We bring in many new members every season and it would be nice if people could put a face with a name. It only takes a few minutes to upload a picture. Please upload a picture while you are thinking about it. When a member posts to a forum, it shows their avatar so people can see who they are talking to. 

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