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.
Bar re-opening on Wednesday 14th April and Start of our new catering service on next Saturday 17th April We are please to announce that the club bar will be re-opening on Wednesday 14th April, and that our new caterer will be starting to serve food from Saturday 17th April. Unfortunately, under Regulations issued with Step 2 of the Government Roadmap (not earlier than 12th April), members will only be permitted to consume More »
Published 15:16 on 11 Apr 2021
We are delighted to announce that we have been able to secure a new caterer who will be joining us on Saturday 17th April. Nichola along with her assistant, Stacey will be providing a selection of 'Bar Meals' at the club, initially at weekends only, and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtimes commencing at a later date. Nichola is also a professional cake maker, so expect to see many of her products on More »
Published 00:00 on 28 Mar 2021
"BYC Roadmap for Return to Boating Activity & Club Re-opening" Please see the file at the bottom of this page containing a matrix showing our club's Roadmap for the return to both boating activity and the re-opening of the clubhouse and site. This Roadmap is based on the Governments current restrictions and guidelines detailed in their document "Covid19 Response Spring 2021" which includes their "four step" roadmap, plus the interpretations of both the Royal More »
Published 00:00 on 27 Mar 2021
The Winner of the Easter Raffle below is BYC member Tony Cole. Congratulations. A total of £306 was raised towards the Centenary celebration fund. Thank you to everyone who took part. Late next year, Benfleet Yacht Club will be celebrating its centenary. We were founded in 1922. We are planning to celebrate this in a big way with a fun filled day. As part of our ongoing More »
Published 10:27 on 2 Mar 2021
09:30 - 3rd Spring Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 12:00
POSTPONED Early May Bank Holid… CancelledDeferred to the Late May Bank Holiday weekend in place
19:30 - POSTPONED Adult Sail Training… CancelledCancelled due to Covid19 restrictions. Hopefully will be re-scheduled later
09:50 - 4th Spring Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 12:20
13:30 - Adult Sail Training (on the wa…Full details and timing to be advised. HW 15:33
20:00 - Calais Rally briefing at BYC CancelledNew to visiting Calais or crossing the English Channel for
08:00 - 5th Spring Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 10:31
Calais Rally - late May Bank H… CancelledMany members set out earlier in the week. Commodore's pontoon
09:00 - Adult Sail Training (on the wa…Full details and timing to be advised. HW 10:54
12:50 - Vice Commodores Trophy Dinghy…Single Race Event Fast and Slow Handicap. HW 15:18.
12:00 - Nore Race Prizegiving (c/w Mid…Presentation of all Nore Race prizes. Free entry. Open to
Benfleet Yacht Club
Saturday 19th June
A sailboat race in the Thames Estuary, starting and finishing from Southend Pier.
Open to all classes of sailing dinghies and cruisers.
Benfleet Yacht Club
Round Canvey Race 2021
Saturday 10th July
Row or Row/Sail around the entire
coast of Canvey Island:
a distance of 14.5 miles
Benfleet Yacht Club
is Open to
We have both low cost moorings and winter lay-up facilities available. With all fees, you might keep a 29' yacht here for less than £600 per year.