Entertainment and Social Events
To reserve your place at events, please enter your name etc. in the book at the bar. Payments can be made either by Cash, Credit / Debit Card or by Cheque (payable to "BYC"). You are requested to make full payment at the time of booking as to minimise the workload of the hard working Entertainments Team.
The Entertainments Committee will endeavour to open 'the book' approximately three weeks prior to each event, subject to full details being available.
All events listed on this website are open to BYC members and their invited guests only, unless stated otherwise.
2018 - 2019 Programme
Please check back periodically, as more events get added, or sometimes amended
Blues Night with "Andy Hunt" - 8.30pm
Burns Night - Piper and Dinner - 7.30 for 8.00pm
Paper Boat Race - "raise funds for the RNLI" - registration from 10.45am
Prizegiving Supper (Dinghies, Cruisers & Rowing) - 7.30pm
Sat 23rd & Sun 24th
CCS Prizegiving (hosted at tbe Yacht Club)
Quiz Night (7.30pm)
Work Party Weekend (mornings from 8.30am)
Jazz Night with John Smith and His Hotshots (7.30pm)
Fitting Out Supper (7.00-7.30pm)
Easter Fun (12.00 onwards)
Sea Shanty Night with the 'Brandy Hole Sea Shanty Singers' (8.00pm)
Throughout the year, we offer an active social and entertainment programme.
Full details are shown below.
BYC "Dowsing Room" Hire
Did you know that the main function room, known as the 'Dowsing Room', is available for hire by members at a modest fee to host their own private functions, weddings etc.?
Did you also know that the name of the club's Dowsing Room was taken from the name of our of our former headquarters, a light ship called the "Inner Dowsing" (see photo on the right)
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Sat 13th and Sun 14th
Commodores Tea Day. Fun and events both on and off of the water, followed by the Commodores Tea.
Nore Race Prizegiving. Open to all BYC members (regardless of whether you entered the race), all race competitors, their crews, friends and family.
Firework and Bonfire - start 7.00pm
Thames Estuary YC "At Home" event - starting 8.00pm - all invited
Laying-Up Supper - 7.30pm
Interclub Prizegiving at Leigh SC - 8.30. All BYC members invited
Quiz and Chips Night - 7.30pm
Essex Yacht Club "At Home" event - all invited - starting 12.00
Carols and Mince Pies with "Rayleigh Brass Band" - 7.30pm
Annual General Meeting - starting at 3.00pm
Cadet Christmas Party - tba
Christmas Dinner - 7.30pm
Childrens Christmas Party - from 3.00 to 5.00pm
Christmas Eve Punchbowl Night - from 8.00pm
Christmas Day lunchtime bar open - 12.00 to 2.00pm
Boxing Day lunchtime bar open - 12.00 to 2.00pm
Benfleet Yacht Club, Canvey Road, Canvey Island, Essex. SS8 0QT. || Telephone 01268.792278 || www.benfleetyachtclub.org
Essex Yacht Club
Sunday 2nd December
Starting at midday
All Benfleet YC members are invited
Work Party Weekend - mornings starting at 8.30am
Cadet Halloween event - details to be advised
Annual Dinner with "Razzamatazz" - 6.30 for 7.00pm
Christmas at Benfleet Yacht Club.
Events throughout December
Friday 7th Carols and Mince Pies with "Rayleigh Brass Band" - 7.30pm
Song sheets provided
Saturday 15th Christmas Dinner - 7.30pm
Festive Fare, fun and frivolities
Sunday 16th Childrens Christmas Party - from 3.00 to 5.00pm
Monday 24th Christmas Eve Punchbowl Night - from 8.00pm. Punch and light buffet food provided
Tuesday 25th Christmas Day lunchtime bar open - 12.00 to 2.00pm.
Bar manned by your Commodore
Wednesday 26th Boxing Day lunchtime bar open - 12.00 to 2.00pm.
Bar manned by your Vice Commodore
Annual General Meeting
Sunday 9th December - starting at 3.00pm