Benfleet Yacht Club


covering both BYC domestic and
 Combined Cruiser Series (CCS) races
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:
  • Island Yacht Club
  • Essex Yacht Club
  • Leigh Sailing Club
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
  • Multihull Cruisers

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
 "Sailing Instructions"
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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 2019 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)
​General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018

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.

Boats entering either BYC or CCS cruiser races will have the name of the boat, sail number, plus the names of helm and crew, recorded for the purposes of race management. The results of both BYC, and where applicable CCS races, containing these details, will be published on the both the BYC and each of the participating CCS home club's website and notice board. By completing the race entry form, and participating in these races, entrants acknowledge that the data collected will be used for these purposes and consent to this use of your data, as per the Data Privacy Policy shown on the BYC website plus each of the participating CCS home club's websites or notices boards. Click here for further details. 
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Benfleet Yacht Club, Canvey Road, Canvey Island, Essex. SS8 0QT. || Telephone 01268.792278 ||

Race Results Notice Board for all
BYC, CCS and Interclub Cruiser Races

click below to view the current season's results

The calendar for all Benfleet Yacht Club 'Cruiser Racing' related events is now contained in a centralised calendar, covering: Dinghy and Cruiser Sailing / Racing, Rowing, Social / Entertainment and Cadet events

Please click here to view the calendar
(This will open a new web browser page)

This combined calendar is integrated within the Benfleet Yacht Club 'Membership and Boat / Mooring administration system'. It is then possible to filter events by specific areas of interest
For members who have already created a personal membership portal, it is possible to link this calendar to the calendar built into your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Log into your membership portal, select "Calendar" and the click on "Click Here to Subscribe to this Calendar" (top right hand side).

If you would like to create a personal membership portal, please send an email to This will also enable us to send invoices for your membership & boat related charges to you by email.
Results of the CCS Harty Ferry race included