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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

Bank Holiday Weekend "Fun on the Water" & Barbecue - Sunday 30th August

Go Sailing -- Go Rowing -- Go Kayaking -- Go SUP'ing Go Boating and just have "Fun On The Water" Subject to the weather, Benfleet Yacht Club will be organising a "Fun on the Water" event on Sunday 30th August. The two BYC support boats will be on the water on standby. Of course, we have to conduct this in line with the UK Government regulations and guidelines More »

Published 08:05 on 12 Aug 2020

BYC Return to Dinghy Racing - Next Race "Kerry Cup" 20th September

We would like to inform members that we are now permitted to recommence Dinghy Racing at Benfleet Yacht Club: all conducted within the latest Government guidelines etc. Our next race will be the "Kerry Cup" on Sunday 20th September 2020. Race start time 14:00 hrs, and High Water 15.23 hrs. Members wishing to compete the club's dinghy racing must read the risk assessment (which can be downloaded below), More »

Published 09:40 on 6 Aug 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

BYC Clubhouse and Bar to reopen on Saturday 4th July

We are pleased to announce the re-opening of the Benfleet Yacht Club clubhouse and bar with effect from Saturday 4 th July . We also plan to hold a complimentary " Welcome Back to BYC" Barbecue on Sunday 5 th July, starting at 02:00pm. This will be subject to the weather being suitable to allow us to use the grounds around the clubhouse to support social distancing etc. Further More »

Published 06:17 on 28 Jun 2020

Upcoming events

Sep 20

CANCELLED Interclub Dinghy Tea…

Sep 20

13:00 - GOING AHEAD: Kerry Cup Dinghy…

Added event ilo Interclub Dinghy Team Race. HW = 15:23.
September 26-27

MAYBE? Cruise to Gillingham Ma…

Oct 4

12:20 - 1st Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Oct 10

MAYBE? End of Season "Chatham…

Oct 17

08:00 - Autumn Work Party (Day 1)

Please bring along warm / protective clothing, gloves, hats and
Oct 18

08:00 - Autumn Work Party (Day 2)

Please bring along warm / protective clothing, gloves, hats and
Oct 24

18:30 - Annual Dinner. 6:30 for 7:00pm

Black Tie and Dinner Dress Event.
Oct 30

19:30 - Cadet Halloween Party

Nov 1

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

Nov 7

19:00 - Fireworks and Bonfire Night

Nov 14

19:30 - Laying Up Supper

Nov 15

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

Nov 21

19:30 - Quiz and Chips Night

Nov 29

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

Dec 4

19:30 - Cadet Christmas Outing + AGM (…

Dec 5

Rowing Carrow Cup

Dec 6

12:00 - Essex Yacht Club "At Home" eve…

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

15:00 - Annual General Meeting (POSTPO…

Dec 11

19:30 - Christmas Carols & Mince Pies…

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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