Benfleet Yacht Club
Canvey Road
Canvey Island

Founded 1923
NEW: BYC Branded Clothing:
Benfleet Yacht Club have teamed up with a local company "Brand Identity Clothing" to supply personalised branded boating clothing to our members. Order on-line. Click here for further details
Relocation of "Leigh (Loway) Buoy"

Pass to Starboard when entering the Ray
Click here for full details
Next Cruiser Race of 2018
"Interclub Cruiser Challenge & Team Race"
Saturday 16th September
Sailing Instructions and Race Entry form available on Cruiser Race page
Welcome to the online home of Benfleet Yacht Club, a large and friendly club situated along the shore of Benfleet Creek, on the northern coast of Canvey Island, Essex.

Our club offers great opportunities for dinghy and cruiser sailing, plus coastal rowing. Dinghy sailing and coastal rowing mainly take place in the sheltered waters of Benfleet Creek, whilst for yacht cruising, the creek provides a gateway to the Thames Estuary and beyond. We have a large number of tidal moorings for yachts and our on-shore storage for both yachts and dinghies are second to none.

Complementing our sailing programme, we have a superb clubhouse, where the bar is open lunchtime and evenings 7 days a week, for members to meet up for a drink, a chat and a bite to eat, plus we provide an active social and entertainments programme throughout the year. 

Please feel free to explore this website to find out more about us. We welcome new members: please visit our 
Membership page for further details.  
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Benfleet Yacht Club, Canvey Road, Canvey Island, Essex. SS8 0QT. || Telephone 01268.792278 || www.benfleetyachtclub.org

Benfleet Yacht Club Annual Nore Race

An "open" sailboat race in the Thames Estuary starting and finishing at Southend Pier, for all classes of Sailing Dinghies and Cruising Yachts. Organised annually by Benfleet Yacht Club. Come join in the fun. For more details and a copy of the Race Programme with Entry Form, please visit our
Nore Race page

2018 Nore Race
Results & Prizewinners click here

Benfleet Yacht Club
Annual "Round Canvey Race"
Saturday 14th July
Row, Row/Sail, or Paddle the complete circuit of Canvey Island in the Thames Estuary - a distance of 14.5 miles. Beat the current record of just 1 hour 47 minutes. For further details and the 2018 Race Results, please visit the Round Canvey Event page
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Latest News and Upcoming Events
please refer to each of the main sections on this website for full details of these and other future events
Benfleet Yacht Club are required by law to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) of May 2018, which stipulate how we use, store and process members personal and boat data - click here for further details.
Benfleet Creek Navigation Chartlets
How to find your way up Benfleet Creek
(based on surveys conducted by BYC member Phil Bostock. Click here for details
Last Cruiser race of the season
CCS race to Queenborough
Saturday 22nd September
Complimentary Buffet Food provided to all race entrants and their crews in Queenborough YC. See Cruiser Race page
Last Formal BYC Cruise 2018
to Chatham Marina
Saturday 29th September
Please add your boat name to the berthing list on the club's notice board
Dinghy Racing Events
Interclub Dinghy Team Race - Sunday 23rd September from Leigh SC. See Graham Kemp who is co-ordinating the teams.
Peter Cotgrove Trophy Dinghy Race - Saturday 22nd September (the day before the Team Race) at LSC. Why not enter this race and leave your boat at LSC overnight? 
Southampton Boat Show discounted ticket offer for Benfleet Yacht Club members and their family & friends.

Promotional code: JG1
Buy between 1 and 5 tickets at £13.00 and get a free ticket with each purchased ticket.


Click here for further details
Autumn Work Party Weekend
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October
Mornings starting from 08.20am
Many jobs to be done
Many hands make light work