2018 CRUISER RACING PROGRAMME
Benfleet Yacht Club
covering both BYC domestic and
Combined Cruiser Series (CCS) races
Visit the "BYC Cruising" page which contains details of the club's Cruising Programme, plus news, information and links to other sites relevant to our cruising.
CRUISER RACING - RESULTS & ENTRY FORMS
CCS RACE ENTRY FORMS
will be posted below prior to each event
An overview of "Combined Cruiser Series" (CCS) racing
Benfleet Yacht Club hold five cruiser races throughout the season in conjunction with other local yacht clubs:
Members from other local yacht club's are also welcome to compete.
The 'CCS' races are as follows:
- Race to Queenborough - organised by BYC
- Race to the River Blackwater - organised by Essex YC
- Race to Harty Ferry - organised by Leigh SC
- Boatacs Trophy to Stangate Creek - organised by Essex YC
- Race to Upnor - organised by Island YC
For each of the races, there are three classes of boats:
- Monohull Cruisers - Fast Handicap
- Monohull Cruisers - Slow Handicap
As you will see from the above list of races, they are all port-to-port events, with four out of the five finishing at a venue with a pub, yacht club or restaurant, providing a good evening social. Therefore, if you are planning to "cruise" to one of the above destinations, then why not join in with the racing fleet?
Our entries consist of an eclectic mixture of boats; both monohull and multihull, ranging from a barge yacht through to a high speed trimaran. However, most of the boats competing are your average run-of-the-mill family cruising yacht, often sailed just by couples.
If you look through past years results, you will see that the larger faster boats do not get their own way. More often than not, its the smaller bilge keel yachts taking the top places. Our handicapping system aims to give everyone a fair chance.
Entry forms are sent out via email in advance of each race, or can be downloaded from the Benfleet Yacht Club website.
BYC Cruiser Racing
Sat 24th & Sun 25th
Sat 13th & Sun 14th
BYC Sailing Prizegiving Supper (7.30pm)
CCS Prizegiving Dinner at Benfleet
Spring Work Party weekend (start 08.30am)
BYC at Home (8.00pm) - all CCS competitors invited
CCS Boatacs Trophy Race (org by EYC)
combined with BYC Wilson Trophy
CCS Harty Ferry Race (org by LSC)
BYC Nore Race
Nore Race Prizegiving (start 08.00pm)
Ladies Race - Petticoat Pot - BYC (Wine & Cheese)
Yetton Trophy - BYC (anchor start from Stangate)
CCS Upnor Race (org by IYC)
CCS Blackwater Race (org by EYC)
Interclub Cruiser Challenge & Team Race
CCS Queenborough Race (org by BYC) with end of season buffet in Queenborugh Yacht Club
Autumn Work Party weekend
Cruiser Race results archive for all BYC, CCS & Interclub races, click here to visit the race results archive page
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Our cruiser-racing programme is mainly held in conjunction with other local yacht clubs: run under the auspices of ‘Combined Clubs Series’ (CCS). This provides opportunities to have more boats competing, whilst distributing the workload for running such events. Most of our races are port-to-port events, often finishing at a venue with a yacht club, pub or restaurant to provide an evening social get-together, with a cruise home on the following day.
Click here to download a PDF version of the full 2018 BYC Sailing Programme and Tide Table Booklet
The complete Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020 and Race Protest Form
click on the links to below to download (pdf files)
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Benfleet Yacht Club are required by law to comply with the General Data Protection Policy Regulations (GDPR) of May 2018, which stipulate how we use, store and process members and compitors personal and boat data.
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Race Results Notice Board for all
BYC, CCS and Interclub Cruiser Races
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