The Crab Orchard Lake Sailing Association is a non-profit 501c 7 organization whose operational expenses are primarily paid through membership dues. Our dues cover costs of running the club racing program (committee boat storage, maintenance, insurance and regatta liability insurance). Dues also pay for the quaterly Wind Word newsletter. Dues for 2014 are $30 per family.

The dues do not cover member slip fees at the lake, as the club does not own, lease or maintain the sailing harbor facility. Slip fees are paid to the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge headquarters. The storage fee allows you to store your boat year round. Many members also opt to trailer their boats to the lake and launch at the marina. There is no charge for using the marina hoist or beach but boats do need to be removed by the end of the day. Finally, boat ownership is not required to join COLSA.

COLSA Membership Application

COLSA Annual dues-$30

(make checks payable to COLSA and mail to P.O. Box 64, Carbondale Illinois 62903)


Cruiser slip $715

Catamaran Beach $450

Dry Sail $450

Empty Trailer storage is no longer allowed