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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 Annual General Meeting - Sunday 10th December

Starting at 03:00pm Election of the Commodore, Flag Officers and Committee Members etc. Come have a drink in the bar beforehand. More »

30 Nov 2023

Christmas Carols and Mince Pies with Rayleigh Brass Band - Friday 8th December

Free entry, but a donation for local charities will be appreciated. Sing your heart out - song sheets provided.brass More »

30 Nov 2023

Essex Yacht Club "At Home" - Sunday 3rd December

All BYC members are invited. Light finger buffet food provided. Please note that the Essex YC bar is cashless - card payments only. More »

30 Nov 2023

New Cold Food Catering Service at BYC - Available Every Day

We would like to welcome our new caterer, Katie who will initially supply a tasty selection of rolls, sandwiches, pastries, cakes & brownies etc. at reasonable prices. The food will be available from Friday, 3rd November & may be purchased from the bar, seven days a week - so why not pop in & have a drink or two with a roll or sandwich after all the hard work fitting out More »

5 Nov 2023

Upcoming events

Dec 3

12:00 - Essex Yacht Club "At Home"

All BYC members are invited. Light finger buffet food provided.
Dec 8

19:30 - Christmas Carols and Mince Pie…

Free entry, but a donation for local charities will be
Dec 10

15:00 - BYC Annual General Meeting

Election of the Commodore, Flag Officers and Committee Members etc.
Dec 16

19:30 - BYC Christmas Dinner, Fun & Fr…

Traditional Christmas Dinner Time7.30 - 8.00pm Cost £27.50 per person.
Dec 17

14:00 - Winter Dinghy Series Race 5 -…

Dec 17

15:00 - BYC Children's Christmas Party

Cost £ tbe per child. The party is for
Dec 24

12:00 - Christmas Eve Bar Open from 12…

Dec 25

12:00 - Christmas Day Lunchtime Bar Op…

Dec 26

12:00 - Boxing Day Lunchtime Bar Openi…

Dec 31

12:00 - New Years Eve Bar Open from 12…

Jan 1

14:15 - Icicle & Snowflake Trophy Ding…

Fast and Slow Handicap classes, competing for the Icicle and
Jan 14

13:00 - New Year Reviver Dinghy Race -…

Jan 19

19:30 - Guess the "Theme Tune" Night (…

Further details to be advised. Light finger buffet will be
Jan 20

10:30 - Presentation and demonstration…

Start time 10:30am. Chris Henderson of "Blue Marine Sails
Feb 10

19:30 - Burns Night Supper

Time 07:30 for 08:00. Piper: Paul Young. Master
Feb 11

12:00 - Formidable February Dinghy Rac…

Feb 17

19:30 - Sailing and Rowing Prizegiving…

Celebrate achievement and participation, or just come along for the
Feb 25

12:00 - BYC Paper Boat Race (RNLI Fund…

Registration from 12:00 hrs. High Water time: 13:21 hrs.
Mar 10

11:00 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 1 -…

Mar 16

19:30 - CCS Prizegiving Supper at Benf…

Presentation of all CCS cruiser racing trophies and prizes. Further

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


Saturday 29th 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 2024

Open Event

Saturday 6th July

Row or Row/Sail around the entire

coast of Canvey Island:

a distance of 14.5 miles

For further details click here

For Sale and Wanted

BYC Members boats and

boating related items

for sale or wanted

Boats, Tenders, Trollies,
Electronics & Equipment
Charts etc.

Click here to view

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Tide predictions


3 December 2023

HW 03:33 5.03m
HW 16:11 4.99m


4 December 2023

HW 04:13 4.83m
HW 17:00 4.76m


5 December 2023

HW 05:02 4.64m
HW 17:56 4.60m


6 December 2023

HW 06:06 4.50m
HW 19:00 4.55m


7 December 2023

HW 07:20 4.50m
HW 20:03 4.63m
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