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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 "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

BYC Covid 19 Policy Statement

COVID-19: A brief summary of actions currently in place. Full details are available in the Policy document in the accompanying file: Click on 'More'. Note: all permitted activities must be performed observing the Governments latest Guidelines. Club-House and Bar are now open 5 days each week ( click here for times ) with social distancing rules and procedures in place. All planned club Entertainments and Social events cancelled until further notice. More »

Published 06:49 on 24 May 2020

BYC 'Events Calendar'. Link with your personal calendar on your phone, tablet or computer

It is now possible to link the BYC Event calendar with the calendar built into your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Log into your Membership Portal, select "Calendar" and the click on "Click Here to Subscribe to this Calendar" (top right hand side). More »

Published 06:48 on 24 May 2020

Upcoming events

August 1-5

CANCELLED BYC Cadet Sail Train…

Application forms available on the BYC website (from mid January
Aug 5

17:00 - CANCELLED BYC Cadet Week - End…

Times to be confirmed during Cadet Week
August 8-9

CANCELLED Cruise to Harty Ferr…

Cruise to Harty Ferry on the River Swale Then take
Aug 16

08:45 - Commodores Trophy Dinghy Race.…

Aug 23

Rowing Southend Pier Race

August 29-30

Cruise to Lower Halstow

via Stangate Creek.
Aug 30

08:45 - Frye Trophy Dinghy Race (Star…

Dinghy Race into the Ray.
Aug 31

Burnham Trafalgar Race

Sep 6

12:00 - CANCELLED Commodore's Tea Day

Buffet Food Tea provided.
Sep 20

Interclub Dinghy Team Race (at…

September 26-27

Cruise to Gillingham Marina.

Oct 4

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

Oct 10

End of Season "Chatham Bash".…

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

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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