The Bantam Lake Yacht Club

View Map (Mapquest) (next turn off after the boat launch)

The Bantam Lake Yacht Club, 
           founded in 1933, looks out over a sprawling green
lawn at the South Bay of Bantam Lake just south of Litchfield in 
North Western Connecticut.  For almost 100 years, families have
enjoyed this close community in which to race small sailboats, socialize, and relax.
 We race every Sunday afternoon, generally in a mixed fleet, very low-key, 
with no protests. We also run "around the lake" race July 4th and the French Cup Race 
over Labor Day. In addition, an organized Sunfish  regatta is also held each season.

        Members keep their boats on yacht club grounds and launch from the beach
 or from the dock-mounted lift.
The club also owns several small sailboats for members and their guests,
and sailing instruction is available for juniors ( 9 - 18)  and adults. 

2020 Sailing Instruction Program

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak there will be no group sailing lessons this season.
 Private lessons for children and adults are available.
Private lessons are $50/ hr. Club members receive a discount of 10% on lessons.
To arrange for lessons, please contact an instructor directly:
- Jim Sutton (text him at 860-491-5349)
- Kimmy Jackman (email her at
-  Alex Lebedev     email 

The club is located on Yacht Club Passageway, just off East Shore Road in Morris.
Stop by and visit us any summer weekend, or for more information on membership,

Mail inquiries to:

Bantam Lake Yacht Club
c/o Denis Williamson, Treasurer
211 West St

Morris Ct 06763

Get Application Form here

Find crew on our

Our Facebook Page

last updated  6/5/22

The wind is always free.

More pictures here (Shutterfly)

Aerial View

Some of the boats sailed

    Hobie Cat


Also visit the Bantam Lake Protective Association