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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

Benfleet Yacht Club Nore Race - Saturday 19th June.

The results of the Nore Race will be published on the BYC website (Nore Race page) as soon as they become available. NORE PRIZEGIVING PLEASE NOTE: The Nore Race prizegiving scheduled take place on the evening of Friday 25th June at BYC has been POSTPONED until further notice due to deferral of the Government Roadmap Step 4 (full re-opening). The race itself 'will' still go-ahead. More »

Published 00:00 on 1 Jun 2021

2021 BYC Round Canvey Race. Saturday 10th July.

A 14 mile long Rowing or Row and Sail "open" event around Canvey Island, starting and finishing from Benfleet Yacht Club. Open to anyone with a suitable vessel. For further details, and to download a copy of the race entry form and associated documents, please visit the Round Canvey Race event page . More »

Published 16:08 on 30 May 2021

Fathers Day "Roast Dinner" at BYC - Sunday 20th June 12:00 noon to 2:30pm

As lockdown is lifting, celebrate Fathers Day with your Dads, step-dads, father-in-laws or the father figures in your life and your family. Let us take away the stress of cooking dinner and come dine with us in our safe, controlled & socially distanced environment. 2 course meal £14.99. Children (under 12) £7.99 Roast Beef (chicken or nut roast alternative), Fluffy Roast Potatoes, homemade Cauliflower Cheese, Cabbage, Peas, Carrots, homemade Yorkshire More »

Published 06:36 on 25 May 2021

Covid19 19 Roadmap Step 3 - Re-opening of the clubhouse

Drink and Food can now be consumed inside. Bar Opening times returning to '7 days' from Wednesday 19th May. Catering service extended to 5 days (lunchtimes) from Wednesday 2nd June. Overnight stays on boats revised to "Rule of Six or Two Households". We are pleased to inform you that Step 3 of the Government Roadmap will be implemented on Monday 17th May. The main changes affecting us More »

Published 07:56 on 13 May 2021

Upcoming events

Jun 19

BYC Nore Race (Open Event)

Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held
Jun 20

Interclub Cruiser Challenge co…

Incorporating the Town Cup for first monohull Cruiser.
Jun 25

20:00 - POSTPONED Nore Race Prizegivin… Cancelled

POSTPONED until further notice due to deferral of the Government
Jun 26

12:00 - CANCELLED Mid-Summer Regatta Cancelled

Jun 27

Dowsing Room private booking a…

Jul 2


BYC member Andy Hunt will be playing a mixture of
Jul 3

CCS Upnor Cruiser Race (Start…

4th CCS Cruiser Race of the season. Organised by Island
Jul 3

Dowsing Room private booking S…

Jul 10

Round Canvey Island Race - Row…

An open race event for both rowing vessels and sailing
Jul 11

12:00 - Kerry Cup (Pursuit) Dinghy Rac…

Pursuit Race with various start times depending on handicap. HW
Jul 17

CCS River Blackwater Cruiser R…

5th CCS Cruiser Race of the season. HW 06:16. Destination
Jul 18

Ray Day Fun & BBQ on the sands

Fun and games plus BBQ on the Ray Sands. Sail,
July 23-27

BYC Cadet Sail Training Week (… Provisional

Please be advised that
Jul 27

18:00 - Cadet Week - End of Week Award…

Full details and timing will be provided nearer the time.
Jul 31Aug 1

Cruise to Medway Yacht Club

HW Saturday 31st July 06:18.
Aug 6

Dowsing Room private booking a…

Aug 8

11:00 - Commodores Trophy Dinghy Race.…

Single Race Event Fast and Slow Handicap. HW 13:33
Aug 14

Dowsing Room private booking a…

Aug 22

11:00 - Rear Commodore's Trophy Dinghy…

Single Race Event Fast and Slow Handicap. HW 13:27
August 28-30

August Bank Holiday Cruise to…

HW Saturday 28th 04:56. Destination dependant on the weather.

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


Saturday 19th 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 2021

Open Event

Saturday 10th 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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