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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

Queen's Jubilee Cruise to Burnham Yacht Harbour - Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend Cruise to Burnham Yacht Harbour Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June Please add your name to the berthing list on the clubs notice board More »

Published 14:40 on 23 May 2022

CCS RNLI Charity Cruiser Race to Stangate - Saturday 28th May

1st CCS Cruiser Race of the season. Entry donation will be required with all funds being donated to the RNLI. Entry forms available on the Cruiser Race page (see Download section at bottom of the page. More »

Published 14:34 on 23 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

2022 Centenary Celebration Dinghy Race - Sunday 12th June (Start 09:50).

Sunday 12th June - BYC Centenary Celebration Dinghy Race - Start 09:50 More »

Published 00:00 on 20 May 2022

BYC At Home - Friday 20th May from 8:00pm

All BYC members are invited. Come and meet members from other clubs.Complimentary finger buffet food provided. More »

Published 06:46 on 19 May 2022

Thames Estuary YC Cadet cruise to BYC with overnight camping - Saturday 14th May

On Saturday 14th May, the Thames Estuary Yacht Club Cadets will be sailing down to spend some fun-time at BYC. BYC Cadets are welcome to join in the fun. This is what's on offer: Arrive at BYC at 10.30 Rig and change to sail up to meet the TEYC cadets (optional) Sail back to BYC and enjoy some games on the field BBQ in the evening. TEYC Cadets will More »

Published 17:44 on 7 May 2022

Upcoming events

May 27-30

Calais Rally - late May Bank H… Cancelled

Many members set out earlier in the week. Commodore's pontoon
May 28

CCS Boatacs RNLI Charity Cruis…

1st CCS Cruiser Race of the season. Entry donation will
May 29

12:30 - Vice Commodores Trophy Dinghy…

One off trophy race.
June 2-5

Queen's Jubilee Cruise to Burn…

Details to be advised.
Jun 4

14:00 - Fun on the Water Event

Supervised Dinghy Sailing, Rowing, Kayaking, SUPping etc. - safety boats
Jun 11

CCS Harty Ferry Cruiser Race

2nd CCS Cruiser Race of the season.
Jun 12

09:50 - BYC Centenary Celebration Ding…

Special celebration event for the BYC Centenary
Jun 12

10:00 - Rear Commodores Trophy Dinghy…

One off trophy dinghy race
Jun 18

Adult Dinghy Sail Training

Details and timing to be advised.
Jun 25

CCS Upnor Cruiser Race

3rd CCS Cruiser Race of the season. Organised by Island
Jul 2

Round Canvey Race - Row and Ro…

Annual Round Canvey Race - both Rowing and Row/Sail. 1:00pm
Jul 3

14:30 - Kerry Cup Dinghy Race - Start…

One off trophy dinghy race. Hopefully a pursuit race if
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

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


23 May 2022

HW 07:07 5.19m
HW 19:37 4.86m


24 May 2022

HW 08:21 5.13m
HW 20:53 4.93m


25 May 2022

HW 09:33 5.21m
HW 22:02 5.10m


26 May 2022

HW 10:39 5.33m
HW 23:00 5.28m


27 May 2022

HW 11:33 5.42m
HW 23:48 5.40m
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