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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

Quiz Night at BYC - Saturday 1st April starting at 08:00pm

Form your own team in advance (maximum of 8 persons), or join one on the night. Liquid prizes. Entry £1.50 per adult and £0.50 Cadets. No need to book. Bring your own nibbles. More »

19 Mar 2023

Spring Work Party Weekend - Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th March

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 Mar 2023

Beer Festival at Thames Estuary Yacht Club (RNLI fund raiser) - Saturday 1st April

Time: starting at 12:30 through to 8:00pm. A selection of 14 different Ales and Cider This is the second event hosted by Thames Estuary YC. 50% of the profits go the the RNLI. All BYC members are invited. More »

18 Mar 2023

Spring Series Dinghy Racing - First Race Sunday 12th March

Sunday 12th March sees the start of the Spring Series Dinghy Racing. Both Fast and Slow Handicap classes. Five races in total. See the d ingh for dates and times. More »

28 Feb 2023

Upcoming events

Mar 25

08:00 - Spring Work Party Weekend (Day…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Mar 26

08:00 - Spring Work Party Weekend (Day…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Apr 1

12:00 - Beer Festival at Thames Estuar…

This is the second event hosted by Thames Estuary YC.
Apr 1

20:00 - BYC Quiz Night

Form your own team in advance (maximum of 8 persons),
Apr 2

09:45 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 2 -…

Apr 10

14:00 - Fun on the Water - Sailing, Ro…

Supervised Dinghy Sailing, Rowing, Kayaking, SUPping etc. - safety boats
Apr 22

19:30 - Fitting Out Supper (7:30 for 8…

Apr 23

14:00 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 3 -…

Apr 29

Shakedown Cruise to Queenborou…

May 6

King Charles III Coronation

May 6-8

Bank Holiday Weekend Cruise (d… Provisional

May 7

13:00 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 4 -…

May 8

Kings Coronation Public Holida…

May 19

20:00 - Benfleet Yacht Club "At Home"…

All BYC members invited. Complimentary light buffet food provided. Your
May 20

Ladies Race to Stangate Creek…

May 20-21

Cheese and Wine event in Stang…

May 21

Yetton Trophy Cruiser Race (re…

May 21

13:00 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 5 (c…

May 27-29

May Bank Holiday Cruise to Bur…

Jun 3

CCS RNLI charity cruiser race…

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


22 March 2023

HW 00:41 5.90m
HW 13:05 6.06m


23 March 2023

HW 01:21 6.07m
HW 13:45 6.06m


24 March 2023

HW 01:59 6.15m
HW 14:24 5.96m


25 March 2023

HW 02:36 6.10m
HW 15:02 5.75m


26 March 2023

HW 04:13 5.92m
HW 16:37 5.47m
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