CLSA is proud to offer sailing courses and sailing resources for all skill levels.
Introduction to Sailing
CLSA offers two different three-week sessions of Introduction to Sailing that offers on the water learning. Please visit the Intro to Sailing page for more information.
Youth Sailing Education
CLSA offers education programs for our youngest sailors. Please visit the Youth Sailing Education page for more information.
Informal Weeknight Racing
Wednesday nights from April to September, the Flying Scot Fleet practices from 5pm to sundown (weather permitting). For more information please visit: Flying Scot Fleet #135
Thursday nights from April to September, Thistle Fleet #66 practices from 6pm to sundown (weather permitting). For more information please visit: Thistle Fleet #66
CLSA Fleet Boats
We have a small fleet of boats available to club members. Access to these boats requires club certification to assure that you have certain minimal skills required for safety.
Learning outside the Club
Mid Illini Sail and Power Squadron/America's Boating Club
Visit their website for a full list of classes and dates. Offerings include, Weather, Sailing, Boater Safety, Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, and more! Don't miss out on their next flotilla to the British Virgin Islands! http://midilliniusps.weebly.com/
CLSA member Bill Vokac is often found teaching and encouraging sailing at Clinton Lake. He offers private lessons to put you on the fast track. Interested? Start here at SailNow or call (217) 369-0015.
US Coast Guard Auxiliary
The US Coast Guard Auxiliary has an active presence at Clinton Lake - boating safety courses, seminars on sailing, courses, which allow you to build credentials. Visit their Facebook page for more details: USCG Auxiliary East Peoria
Take a CPR course: Red Cross of Central and Southern Illinois
The US Coast Guard's page has many links to different safety courses: USCG Boater Safety Courses
American Sailing Association http://www.american-sailing.com/find_a_sailing_school.html
US Sailing: www.ussailing.org
Schools and information specifically for women:
Helpful Books and DVDs
US Sailing resources: https://shop.ussailing.org/product-category/education/
ASA extensive sailing links: http://www.american-sailing.com/sailing_resources_gen.html#weather
ASA textbook links: https://store.asa.com/asa-texts-and-reference-1.html
Getting Started in Sailboat Racing by Adam Cort
The Rules in Practice by Bryan Willils - This book is excellent for learning the rules of racing
Winning in One-Designs by Dave Perry
Sailboat Racing with Greg Fisher by Tom Hubbell - This is the best book I've seen for learning one design dinghy racing esp Flying Scots
Positioning, The Logic of Sailboat Racing by Stuart H. Walker - This is an advanced text and suitable for the experienced racer