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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

End of Season Medway Cruise - Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October

Final cruise of the season, destination Chatham Marina. Depart BYC Friday afternoon with HW at 2:33 hours (Queenborough or Stangate?). BBQ planned for 3:00pm Saturday afternoon - weather permitting. Please add your name to the list on the club notice board for booking of berth. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FROM THAT SHOWN IN THE PRINTED TIDE TABLE BOOKLET (was 2nd & 3rd Oct). High Water times: More »

Published 07:16 on 13 Sep 2021

Autumn Work Party Weekend - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October (am)

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. More »

Published 00:00 on 10 Sep 2021

Last Cruiser race of the Season: CCS race to Queenborough - Saturday 18th September

The last race in the CCS series of Port-to-Port races for this year is the Benfleet Yacht Club race to the Queenborough on Saturday the 18th. September. The race starts at the Leigh Buoy at 12-30 and finishes off the floating jetty at Queenborough. The pubs in Queenborough are open so it should be a good evening in the town. Attached is a copy of the Sailing Instructions & Entry Form also an email Entry More »

Published 00:00 on 5 Sep 2021

BYC Commodores Tea Day - Fun and events on land & water - Sunday 5th September

Various on-water events and activities: rowing relay race & sailing: Cadet race, ladies helm race starting around 11:00am (HW 12:28). Various on-shore activities starting around midday, including crabbing competition, bouncy castle. Followed by the Commodores Tea during the afternoon. Donation of "homemade" cakes for the cake stall would be much appreciated. More »

Published 15:40 on 20 Aug 2021

Upcoming events

Oct 3

08:30 - 1st Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 11:04
October 9-10

End of Season Cruise to Chatha…

Final cruise of the season, destination Chatham Marina. Depart BYC
Oct 9

Dowsing Room private booking.…

Oct 17

08:45 - 2nd Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 11:15
Oct 23

08:00 - Autumn Work Party (Day 1)

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Oct 24

08:00 - Autumn Work Party (Day 2)

Please bring along warm / protective clothing, gloves, hats and
Oct 29

19:30 - Cadet Halloween Party

Date and time to be confirmed
Oct 30

18:30 - Annual Dinner. 6:30 for 7:00pm

Black Tie and Dinner Dress Event.
Nov 6

19:00 - Fireworks and Bonfire Night

Please bring along just one BIG firework per family group.
Nov 7

11:20 - 3rd Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 13:50
Nov 9

Dowsing Room Private Booking.…

Jim John. 15:00 to 23:00
Nov 12

20:00 - BYC Nore Race 2021 Prizegiving

Presentation of all Nore Race trophies from the 2021 race
Nov 13

19:30 - Quiz and Chips Night

Nov 20

19:30 - Laying Up Supper

Nov 21

11:00 - 4th Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 13:26
Dec 3

19:30 - Cadet Christmas Outing + AGM (…

Dec 5

12:00 - Essex Yacht Club "At Home" eve…

Your opportunity to visit this local club. All BYC Members
Dec 5

15:00 - Annual General Meeting

Dec 10

19:30 - Christmas Carols & Mince Pies…

Free entry, but donation for local charities required. Sing your
Dec 18

19:30 - Christmas Dinner + Fun & Frivo…


Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race

2021

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.

For further details click here


Benfleet Yacht Club

Round Canvey Race 2021

Open Event

Saturday 10th July


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

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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.

For further details click here

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