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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

2022 BYC Round Canvey Race - Saturday 2nd 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 00:00 on 26 Jun 2022

BYC Nore Race - Saturday 9th July

NORE RACE 2022 IS SPONSORED BY ESSEX RIGGING Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held annually in the Thames Estuary. Entry open to all classes of sailing dinghies and cruisers: both monohull and multihull. Please visit the Nore Race page for further details and a copy of the Race Programme and Entry Form. More »

Published 09:35 on 25 Jun 2022

BYC Cadet Sail Training Week 2022. 'Booking Registration' is now open.

Wednesday 27th to Sunday 31st July (both incl.). The booking process for the 2022 Cadet Week is now open Total cost is £165 per person if using a club provided boat, or £110 per person when using your own 'suitable' boat. This fee includes snacks and refreshments throughout the day and a full evening meal. Places are limited to 45 students. In the event More »

Published 21:54 on 30 May 2022

Benfleet Yacht Club "Centenary" celebration day - Saturday 10th September

On Saturday 10th September, Benfleet Yacht Club will be celebrating its centenary with the biggest event that the club has ever seen. Ride on the carousel, children can take a spin on the Teacups, indulge in a hog roast & dance to a fantastic line up of live music throughout the day & into the evening. For further details of this event, please visit the Centenary page on the BYC More »

Published 00:00 on 21 May 2022

Upcoming events

Jul 9

BYC Nore Race (Open Event) Din…

Jul 15

20:00 - BYC Nore Race Prizegiving

Presentation of all Nore Race trophies and prizes. Crews, friends
Jul 16

14:00 - Island Yacht At Home event

All BYC members are invited. Complimentary buffet food provided. Your
Jul 17

14:30 - Frye Trophy Dinghy Race - Star…

One-off trophy dinghy race. Hopefully venturing out into the Ray
July 27-31

BYC Cadet Sail Training Week 2…

BYC Cadet Week 2022 Wednesday 27th to Sunday
Jul 31

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

Full details and timing will be provided nearer the time.
Aug 6

CCS River Blackwater Cruiser R…

4th CCS Cruiser Race of the season. Destination tbe.
Aug 7

Ray Day - Fun on the Ray Sands…

Take your boat: cruiser, sailing dinghy or rowing. BBQ, fun
Aug 27

BYC Centenary Cruiser Race to…

Combined with the Bank Holiday weekend cruise to Harty Ferry.
August 27-29

August Bank Holiday Weekend Cr…

Cruise programme to be advised.
Aug 28

12:00 - Fun on the Water Event

Supervised Dinghy Sailing, Rowing, Kayaking, SUPping etc. - safety boats
Sep 4

Interclub Cruiser Challenge co…

Competing for the following trophies: Interclub Cruiser
Sep 10

BYC @100 Centenary Celebration…

On Saturday 10th September, Benfleet Yacht Club will be celebrating
Sep 24

CCS Queenborough Cruiser race

Final CCS Cruiser Race of the season
Sep 24

10:00 - Adult Dinghy Sail Training

Sep 24

10:30 - Adult Dinghy Sail Training

Details to be advised.
October 1-2

Cruise to Chatham Marina

Details to be advised.
Oct 9

Interclub Dinghy Team Race at…

Further details to be advised nearer the time.
Oct 15

07:30 - BYC Autumn Work Party Weekend…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Oct 16

07:30 - BYC Autumn Work Party Weekend…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


Saturday 9thJuly

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 2022

Open Event

Saturday 2ndJuly

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

Weather for Canvey Island

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Tide predictions


5 July 2022

HW 05:07 5.22m
HW 17:20 5.14m


6 July 2022

HW 05:48 5.12m
HW 18:03 5.08m


7 July 2022

HW 06:36 5.04m
HW 18:53 5.04m


8 July 2022

HW 07:32 5.00m
HW 19:53 5.03m


9 July 2022

HW 08:36 4.99m
HW 21:03 5.08m
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