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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

BYC Sailing & Rowing Prizegiving Supper

Saturday 19th February - 07:30 for 8:00pm Celebrate achievement and participation, or just come along for the social and supper Cost: Adults £15, Cadets £12. Book behind bar now open - payment with booking please. Menu: Beef Steak & Onion bottomless Pie (or Vegetarian Pie alternative), New Potatoes, Carrots, Peas & Gravy followed by Apple Sponge and Custard or Chocolate, Sponge & Custard. More »

Published 10:54 on 25 Jan 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. Further announcements will follow, keeping you all updated with the plans for the day. More »

Published 14:38 on 19 Jan 2022

New Year 2022 Dinghy Races

Sunday 16th January - New Year Reviver Dinghy Race Start 10:00am Sunday 20th February - Formidable February Dinghy Race - Start 13:30 Sunday 6th March - BYC Centenary Celebration Dinghy Race - Start 13:30 Sunday 20th March - Spring Series Dinghy Racing starts. More »

Published 16:17 on 8 Jan 2022

BYC Annual Paper Boat Race - Sunday 20th February

Join us for the Half Centenary Paper Boat Race - Celebrating 50 years 1972-2022. Raising funds for the RNLI. Entry fee £1 per vessel. Please note change of date from the previous publicised date of Sunday 13th Feb. Registration from 13:00 hrs. Race time 14:55 approx. Course: Across the creek - south to north, starting from either More »

Published 16:09 on 8 Jan 2022

Upcoming events

Feb 3

Powerboat Theory Training (Eve…

Evening time (time to be advised)
Feb 5

Powerboat Training (On-Water P…

Details and timing to be advised.
Feb 12

19:30 - "Burns Night" Supper Cancelled

Chieftain TBA. Bagpipe music provided by professional Piper.
Feb 19

19:30 - Sailing & Rowing Prizegiving S…

Saturday 19th February - 07:30 for 8:00pm Celebrate
Feb 20

13:00 - Paper Boat Race "Half Centenar…

Join us for the Half Centenary Paper Boat Race
Feb 20

13:30 - Formidable February Dinghy Rac…

Non trophy race
Mar 6

13:30 - BYC Centenary Celebration Ding…

Special celebration event.
Mar 11

20:00 - RNLI Sea Safety and Lifejacket…

Representatives from the local RNLI water safety team will be
Mar 12

19:30 - BYC Quiz Night

Come along with your own team, or join one on
Mar 19

08:00 - BYC Spring Work Party Weekend…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Mar 19

19:30 - CCS Prizegiving Supper at Benf…

Presentation of all CCS cruiser racing trophies and prizes. Cost
Mar 20

08:00 - BYC Spring Work Party Weekend…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Mar 20

12:30 - Spring Series Race 1 - Start 1…

Series Race 1 of 5
Mar 25

19:30 - Live Music Night at BYC with "…

Details to be advised.
March 26-27

Dinghy and Watersport's Show a…

Apr 3

13:30 - Spring Series Race 2 - Start 1…

Spring Series Race 2 of 5.
Apr 9

19:30 - Fitting Out Supper

Catering provided by Affinity Catering
Apr 15

12:00 - Green Caravan Easter Dinner

Lunchtime dinner hosted by the Bosun and members of the
Apr 17

12:15 - Spring Series Race 3 - Start 1…

Spring series race 3 of 5.
Apr 18

13:00 - Easter Fun on the Water Event

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

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

Benfleet Yacht Club

is Open to

New Members


We have both low cost moorings and winter lay-up facilities available. With all fees, you might keep a 29' yacht here for approx. £625 per year.

For further details click here

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Tide predictions


26 January 2022

HW 05:40 5.25m
HW 18:23 5.04m


27 January 2022

HW 06:42 5.12m
HW 19:32 4.91m


28 January 2022

HW 08:00 5.04m
HW 20:51 4.90m


29 January 2022

HW 09:21 5.13m
HW 22:08 5.05m


30 January 2022

HW 10:34 5.36m
HW 23:14 5.28m
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