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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

CCS Cruiser Race Programme 2024

1) Harty Ferry - Saturday 1st June 2) Queenborough - Saturday 22nd June 3) River Blackwater - Saturday 13th July 4) RNLI Charity Race to Stangate - Saturday 20th July 5) Interclub Cruiser Challenge & Team Race (with Town Cup) - Suday 28th July 6) Upnor - Saturday 3rd August More »

26 May 2024

Wine and Cheese in Stangate Creek, incorporating the Ladies Helm and Yetton Trophy Cruiser Races - Sat 8th & Sunday 9th June

Wine and Cheese Event in Stangate Creek, incorporating the Ladies Helm Cruiser Race and the Yetton Trophy Cruiser Race. Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th Jun Compete in the Ladies Helm race on route to Stangate Creek and the Yetton Trophy race (with anchor start) on the return journey to the Ray. Both races are "white sails" only (no spinnakers or cruising chutes). Race entry sheets will be posted on the BYC More »

24 May 2024

Freshly Made Sandwiches available to purchase in the bar

Hannah from "Coffee and Moore", a local Benfleet based business providing light lunches to the Benfleet community, will now be supplying freshly prepared pre-packed sandwiches to the Club at a very reasonable price of £3.20 per pack. Initially deliveries will be 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We will adjust the delivery schedule with demand. Please come along for a lunchtime drink and a sandwich in support of the Club. More »

28 Apr 2024

Benfleet Yacht Club Cufflinks + other BYC accesories / branded clothing

Cufflinks. New arrival to the club. Containing the BYC Pennant in coloured enamels. Complete with storage / presentation box. Available to purchase from behind the bar at £10 a pair. Other BYC Accessories: Various accessories with the BYC logo are available for purchase from behind the bar: Ties £12.50, Lapel Badges £6.00, Centenary Badges £5.00, Blazer Badges £14.75, Cap Badges £4.00 More »

26 Apr 2024

Cadet Sail Training Week 2024 - Registration Process

Saturday 3rd to Wednesday 4th August 202. The registration system for Cadet Sail Training Week 2024 is now open. Please note that numbers are restricted. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Where use of a club boat is required, priority will be given to "new / first time" participants. Please click on the link below for further information and to make your booking. More »

3 Feb 2024

Mid Summer Party incorporating the Nore Race Prizegiving - Friday 5th July

Come celebrate both the Mid Summer and the Nore Race at this combined event. Including presentation of the Nore Race prizes. Live music provided by the band "Maskara". This band provided a spectacular performance at the Benfleet Yacht Club Centenary Celebration in September 2022. Free entry to all. Open to all BYC members, members of other local yacht clubs (regardless of whether or not you completed in the race), and all More »

1 Feb 2024

Upcoming events

May 25-27

Bank Holiday Cruise to Medway…

Jun 1

CCS Cruiser Race to Harty Ferr…

Jun 8

Ladies Race to Stangate Creek…

June 8-9

Cheese and Wine event in Stang…

Jun 8

11:00 - Adult Dinghy Sail Training

A few of the BYC Dinghy Sailing Instructors will be
Jun 9

Yetton Trophy Cruiser Race (re…

Jun 22

CCS Cruiser Race to Queenborou…

June 22-23

Thames Estuary YC "Cadet" Visi…

Annual visit by TEYC Cadets to Benfleet YC. This will
Jun 23

12:50 - Rear Commodores Trophy Dinghy…

Jun 29

BYC Nore Race (Open Event) Din…

Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held
Jun 29

BYC Nore Race (Open Event) Din…

Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held
Jul 5

19:30 - Mid Summer Party incorporating…

Come celebrate both the Mid Summer and the Nore Race
Jul 6

Round Canvey Race - Row and Ro…

Annual Round Canvey Race - both Rowing and Row/Sail. Start
July 12-14

Medway Yacht Club Keel Boat Re…

Included in our calendar for any BYC members who may
Jul 13

CCS River Blackwater Cruiser R…

Jul 20

CCS RNLI Charity Cruiser Race…

Jul 21

12:00 - Kerry Cup Dinghy Race - Start…

Jul 28

Interclub Cruiser Challenge &…

Jul 28

Ray Day Fun & BBQ on the sands

Fun and games plus BBQ on the Ray Sands. Sail,
Aug 3

CCS Cruiser race to Upnor (org…

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


27 May 2024

HW 03:35 5.58m
HW 15:54 5.29m


28 May 2024

HW 04:19 5.49m
HW 16:38 5.16m


29 May 2024

HW 05:09 5.36m
HW 17:27 5.03m


30 May 2024

HW 06:06 5.22m
HW 18:25 4.94m


31 May 2024

HW 07:12 5.15m
HW 19:34 4.94m
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