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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

Autumn Work Party Weekend - Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please bring appropriate clothing and PPE: overalls, boots, gloves, masks etc. Start time both days, between 07:30 and 08:00am. Finish just after midday. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 YEARS (INCLUDING CADET MEMBERS) ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE WORK PARTY FOR SAFETY REASONS (agreed by General Committee). More »

19 Sep 2023

BYC Annual Dinner - Saturday 28th October

Time 06:30 for 07:00pm. Silver Service catering provided by Affinity. Glass of Prosecco on entry. Music provided by singer Darren James. Please see accompanying photo showing full menu options. Cost £40 per person - payment to be made with booking. Book behind bar open from Monday 25th September. Dress code - Black Tie and Evening Dress. Due to the popularity of this event, bookings are initially More »

19 Sep 2023

Fireworks and Bonfire Night at BYC - Saturday 4th November

Free entry - but please bring 1 LARGE firework per family group. Bonfire starts at 7:00pm. Hot food will be available to purchase from 5:00pm onwards. Help is also required to assist with setting up the bonfire on the morning (from 10am). THIS EVENT IS FOR MEMBERS OF BENFLEET YACHT CLUB AND THEIR CLSOE FRIENDS AND FAMILY ONLY More »

19 Sep 2023

Interclub Dinghy Team Race at Essex YC - Sunday 1st October

Annual event where BYC dinghy sailors compete in teams against members of other local yacht clubs. Contact Graham Kemp to take part. High Water times: HW 02:19 6.19m and HW 14:33 6.25m More »

19 Sep 2023

Upcoming events

Sep 30

Peter Cotgrove Memorial Trophy…

Event organised by Leigh Sailing Club, on the day prior
Oct 1

Interclub Dinghy Team Race at…

Annual event where BYC dinghy sailors compete in teams against
Oct 15

12:15 - Winter Dinghy Series Race 1 -…

Oct 20

20:00 - 2024 Season Cruise Planning Ev…

A meeting of like-minded BYC cruising members, in order to
Oct 21

Cadet Halloween Disco Provisional

This event is currently "provisional" depending on the interest received
Oct 21

08:00 - Autumn Work Party weekend (Day…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Oct 22

08:00 - Autumn Work Party weekend (Day…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Oct 28

18:30 - BYC Annual Dinner (6:30 for 7:…

Silver Service catering provided by Affinity. Music provided by
Nov 4

19:00 - Fireworks and Bonfire Night at…

Nov 12

10:15 - Winter Dinghy Series Race 2 -…

Nov 18

19:30 - Laying Up Supper (07:30 for 08…

BYC Laying up Supper - Time 7.30 for 8pm
Nov 19

15:00 - Winter Dinghy Series Race 3 -…

Nov 25

19:00 - BYC Quiz (and Chips) Night

Time 07:00 for 07:30pm. Please book your meal behind
Nov 26

09:45 - Winter Dinghy Series Race 4 -…

Dec 1

19:00 - Cadet Annual General Meeting (…

Details to be advised.
Dec 8

19:30 - Christmas Carols and Mince Pie…

Free entry, but a donation for local charities will be
Dec 10

15:00 - BYC Annual General Meeting

Election of the Commodore, Flag Officers and Committee Members etc.
Dec 16

19:30 - BYC Christmas Dinner, Fun & Fr…

Traditional Christmas Dinner Time7.30 - 8.00pm Cost £tba Dress
Dec 17

14:00 - Winter Dinghy Series Race 5 -…

Dec 17

15:00 - BYC Children's Christmas Party

Cost £ tbe per child. The party is for

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 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


24 September 2023

HW 07:09 4.55m
HW 20:03 4.79m


25 September 2023

HW 08:54 4.48m
HW 21:41 4.95m


26 September 2023

HW 10:31 4.81m
HW 23:03 5.37m


27 September 2023

HW 11:39 5.27m


28 September 2023

HW 00:04 5.78m
HW 12:30 5.66m
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