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Welcome to the website for 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.

Latest news

BYC Latest Covid19 Clubhouse and Bar operating procedure, supporting Essex Tier 2 High Alert Category

Keeping our staff & members safe Thank you for supporting your club and the bar. Your Committee have put the following measures in place to minimise the risk of viral transmission between everyone using the club and bar. Please follow the guidance below. Many of these are now legal requirements. In all areas you should continue to remember 'Hands. Face. Space': Hands wash your hands More »

Published 00:00 on 17 Oct 2020

BYC Dinghy Racing - "Winter Points Series"

Race schedule: 1st Winter Race - Sunday 4th October. CANCELLED due to strong wind forecast. 2nd Winter Race - Sunday 1st November. 3rd Winter Race - Sunday 15th November. 4th Winter Race - Sunday 29th November. 5th Winter Race - Sunday 13th December. Icicle and Snowflake Trophies - Sunday 27th December. All racing must be More »

Published 00:00 on 27 Sep 2020

BYC Crane now back in use

An overhaul of the crane has been completed with modifications to assist social distancing. It is now back in service and is available for use by members. However, due to changing Covid19 restrictions, each job will have to be assessed for compliance. Please contact one of the "Crane Team" if you required use of the crane. Crane Booking Contacts More »

Published 09:18 on 24 Sep 2020

BYC "Return to Gig Rowing"

As from the 15th August , British Rowing will 'allow' mixed household crew rowing, which mean we can take the gigs out again, as long as we follow their guidelines. Please see the document available to download below. Contact Penny Lowen (Rowing Captain) for further details. More »

Published 12:02 on 25 Jul 2020

Upcoming events

Oct 30

19:30 - CANCELLED - Cadet Halloween Pa…

Nov 1

10:20 - 2nd Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Nov 7

19:00 - CANCELLED - Fireworks and Bonf…

Nov 14

19:30 - CANCELLED - Laying Up Supper

Nov 15

09:40 - 3rd Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Nov 21

19:30 - MAYBE (VITUAL) Quiz and Chips…

Nov 29

09:15 - 4th Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Dec 4

19:30 - CANCELLED - Cadet Christmas Ou…

Dec 5

CANCELLED - Rowing Carrow Cup

Dec 6

12:00 - CANCELLED - Essex Yacht Club "…

Your opportunity to visit this local club. All BYC Members
Dec 6

15:00 - Annual General Meeting (POSTPO…

Dec 11

19:30 - CANCELLED Christmas Carols & M…

Dec 12

19:30 - CANCELLED Christmas Dinner + F…

Dec 13

08:30 - 5th Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Dec 27

08:00 - Icicle and Snowflake Trophy Di…

Mar 28

15:00 - 2020 Annual General Meeting (d…

Placeholder for 2020 AGM (deferred from December due to Covid19).
Jun 19

BYC Nore Race 2021 - Saturday…

Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


Sunday 28th June

A sailboat race in the Thames Estuary, starting and finishing from Southend Pier.

Open to all classes of sailing dinghies and cruisers.

For further details click here

Benfleet Yacht Club

Round Canvey Race

Open Event

Saturday 4th July

Row or Row/Sail around the entire

coast of Canvey Island:

a distance of 14.5 miles

For further details click here

Benfleet Yacht Club

is Open to

New Members


We have both low cost moorings and winter lay-up facilities available. With all fees, you might keep a 29' yacht here for less than £600 per year.

For further details click here

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