CLSA Education Programs
The Clinton Lake Sailing Associations offers a variety of learning and development opportunities for all types of sailors. Whether your goals are recreational, competitive, or somewhere in between, we can't wait to see you at the lake. Visit the Go Sailing! page to learn more and sign up for one of our great programs.
Regional Education Programs
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/
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
Educate and inspire sailors, become a certified instructor today! US Sailing offers certification courses for instructors and coaches on a wide range of boats at varying levels of expertise. Courses range from 1 to 5 days, and are hosted by boating programs around the country, year-round. US Sailing Instructor Certification Page.
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
Schools and Resources for Women Sailors:
Helpful Books and DVDs
Learn Sailing Right - Beginner. Textbook used in CLSA Introduction to Sailing class.
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.
Positioning, The Logic of Sailboat Racing by Stuart H. Walker - This is an advanced text and suitable for the experienced racer.