Sprite Island Yacht Club is a small private club on one of the most picturesque islands on Long Island Sound. It is just off the Westport Norwalk shore. Sprite offers an abundance of beautiful natural facilities and the relaxed and congenial companionship of many good friends.
The seven-acre island is one of the highest points on the Connecticut shoreline. The island was formerly a private estate and still contains several small buildings. It has lovely lawns, flowering bushes, beautiful trees, and a long picket fence that formerly surrounded the once-magnificent mansion. The bathing beach is large and fronts on clear clean water that is perfectly safe for bathing. The gentle slope of the shore makes it particularly suitable for small children.
The island serves as a convenient headquarters for summer activities including sailing, swimming, picnicking and enjoying family and friends. Many of our members do not own boats and instead come to use the private beach, enjoy the green lawns and beautiful picnic spots. The camping areas above the rocky cliffs offer breathtaking views of the Norwalk Islands.
Sprite is a family-oriented club and highlights activities that will bring everyone out to participate. The Opening Day flag-raising ceremony begins the official season. Sprite fills the summer with daytime, evening and weekend events such as barbecues, Fourth of July festivities, moonlight dances and an old fashioned New England clambake.
Sprite Island Yacht club offers mooring space, drysail for Sunfish, kayaks, catamarans and other small boats. There is a series of weekend regattas for the sailing enthusiast whether he’s a novice or a pro. There are cookouts, sleep-outs, and a busy snack bar to serve all hungry family members. For the little ones, there’s plenty of room to roam, a million fish to catch, shells to collect, and lots of sand to build castles. Over the winter, members continue to get together to plan for the next season or just to say “Hi.”