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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

2021 BYC Round Canvey Race. Saturday 10th July.

Results of the 2021 Race are now available on Round Canvey Race event page . 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 14:57 on 23 Jun 2021

Benfleet Yacht Club Nore Race - Saturday 19th June.

The race results for the 2021 Nore Race are now available on the BYC website (Nore Race page) . 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). More »

Published 00:00 on 1 Jun 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

Benfleet Yacht Club welcomes a new Caterer starting on Saturday 17th April.

We are delighted to announce that we have been able to secure a new caterer who will be joining us on Saturday 17th April. Nichola along with her assistant, Stacey will be providing a selection of 'Bar Meals' at the club, initially at weekends only, and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtimes commencing at a later date. Nichola is also a professional cake maker, so expect to see many of her products on More »

Published 00:00 on 29 Apr 2021

Upcoming events

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.
Sep 5

10:00 - Commodores Tea Fun on the Wate…

Various events and activities: rowing & sailing. HW 12:28. Followed
Sep 5

11:30 - Commodores Tea Day

Fun and Festivities on land and water. Plus the Commodores
Sep 7

Dowsing Room private booking a…

Sep 18

CCS Queenborough Cruiser race…

Final CCS Cruiser Race of the season
September 18-19

Cruise to Queenborough

HW Saturday 18th 11:34
Sep 19

08:00 - Interclub Dinghy Team Race at…

Further details to be advised nearer the time. HW 12:28
October 2-3

End of Season "Chatham Bash".…

Final cruise of the season. Please add your name to
Oct 3

08:30 - 1st Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 11:04
Oct 9

Dowsing Room private booking.…

Oct 17

08:45 - 2nd Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 11:15
Oct 23

08:00 - Autumn Work Party (Day 1)

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

08:00 - Autumn Work Party (Day 2)

Please bring along warm / protective clothing, gloves, hats and
Oct 29

19:30 - Cadet Halloween Party

Date and time to be confirmed
Oct 30

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

Black Tie and Dinner Dress Event.

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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