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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

Thames Estuary YC Cadet Visit to BYC - Saturday 3rd

Annual visit by TEYC Cadets to Benfleet YC. This will take place on Saturday 3rd June (TEYC retuning home Sunday 4th). All BYC Cadets are invited to participate. The plan is for some sailing, games, a bbq and a camp out. All weather permitting. More »

1 Jun 2023

Round Canvey Race - Row or Row/Sail Saturday 22nd July

Annual Round Canvey Race - both Rowing and Row/Sail. Start at 1:45pm. Entry fee £8 per crew member. Mostly with the tide. 4 tidal barrages and bridges to go under (masts to come down) Bar open all day, BBQ food available to purchase. Large slipway. Ample on-site parking for cars and trailers. Showers and toilets in the club-house. Free camping. Support boats provided. ALL BOATS MUST BE SUITABLE FOR More »

20 May 2023

Benfleet YC Nore Race - Sunday 11th June

An open racing event held annually by Benfleet Yacht Club in the Thames Estuary. Starting and finishing from Southend Pier. Entry open to all classes of sailing 'dinghies' and 'cruisers': both 'monohull' and 'multihull'. Date for the Nore Race prizegiving is Friday 16th June, starting at 8:00pm at Bentfleet Yacht Club. For further details of the race and the prizegiving evening and to download a copy of the race programme with entry More »

20 May 2023

"Rowing the Atlantic" An evening with Nina & Simon Crouchman - Saturday 1st July

An evening with Nina & Simon Crouchman aka MrandMrseas to share their incredible story of "Rowing the Atlantic"! For anyone passionate about being on the water, this is set to be an exciting and inspiring evening! Open to all club members and their guests. Saturday 1st July starting at 8pm Tickets £5 pp - All proceeds go to Nina & Simon's Samaritan's charitable fund payable in CASH More »

12 May 2023

Upcoming events

Jun 11

BYC Nore Race (Open Event) Din…

Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held
Jun 16

20:00 - Nore Race Prizegiving at BYC

Presentation of all Nore Race prizes. Free entry.
Jun 17

CCS Cruiser Race to Queenborou…

Jun 17

POSTPONED Adult Dinghy Sail Tr… Cancelled

Postponed until later in the year.
Jun 18

12:00 - Rear Commodores Trophy Dinghy…

June 24-25

Cruise to Medway Yacht Club

Jul 1

CCS Cruiser Race to Harty Ferr…

Jul 1

20:00 - An evening with Nina & Simon C…

An evening with Nina & Simon Crouchman aka MrandMrseas to
Jul 2

11:00 - Kerry Cup Dinghy Race - Start…

Jul 15

CCS Cruiser race to Upnor (org…

Jul 16

11:00 - Frye Trophy Dinghy Race - Star…

Jul 22

Round Canvey Race - Row and Ro…

Annual Round Canvey Race - both Rowing and Row/Sail. Start
Jul 29

CCS "Blackwater" Cruiser Race

August 16-20

BYC Cadet Week 2023

BYC Cadet Week 2023
Aug 20

16:00 - Cadet Week - Presentation and…

Aug 26

Ray Day Fun & BBQ on the sands

Fun and games plus BBQ on the Ray Sands. Sail,
August 26-28

August Bank Holiday Cruise to…

Aug 28

Fun on the Water - Sailing, Ro…

Sep 3

12:00 - Commodores Tea Day - on water…

Programme to be advised.
Sep 3

12:00 - Commodores Tea Day

Fun and Festivities on land and water. Plus the Commodores

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


Sunday 11th 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 2023

Open Event

Saturday 22nd 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

Weather for Canvey Island

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Tide predictions


5 June 2023

HW 01:47 5.78m
HW 14:13 5.59m


6 June 2023

HW 02:33 5.87m
HW 14:59 5.57m


7 June 2023

HW 03:21 5.88m
HW 15:45 5.49m


8 June 2023

HW 04:11 5.79m
HW 16:34 5.37m


9 June 2023

HW 05:05 5.64m
HW 17:26 5.24m
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