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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 Cadet Sail Training Week 2021. 'Registration' now open.

Friday 23rd to Tuesday 27th July. Planning of the 2021 BYC Cadet Week is subject to the Covid19 restrictions that may be in place at the time, but for now we have to remain optimistic that this event will go ahead. Total cost is £155 per person if using a club provided boat, or £100 per person when using your own 'suitable' boat. These fees include all More »

Published 16:53 on 25 Jan 2021

Future Events at Benfleet Yacht Club.

At Benfleet Yacht Club, we remain somewhat optimistic of the future once we have escaped the current Covid19 crisis. We have therefore planned this years programme of events (Boating, Entertainments & Social etc.) as normal. We are aware that the events shown in the earlier part of the calendar are presently very unlikely to go ahead. However, as soon as we are legally and safely able to do so, we will be in a position More »

Published 13:32 on 13 Jan 2021

BYC Latest Covid19 Regulations (updated 9th January 2021).

Covid 19 Update. Supporting UK Government Lockdown #3 Restrictions. Effective 4th January 2021. On 4th January 2021, the Prime Minister announced further nationwide restrictions (unofficially known as "Lockdown 3") in light of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases across the country. These restrictions came into force with immediate effect and were made law on 6 January. In response More »

Published 00:00 on 9 Jan 2021

'Witching Week' Quiz Night (via Zoom)*

Wednesday 30th December 2020 starting 7.30pm Quiz Hosts: Sarah, Wendy and Hilary Please email Paul Field at click here to send an email to book your place you will be sent joining instructions on the day. We look forward to seeing you there. *= Witching Week: nothing to do with the three quiz hosts above stirring their cauldron. Apparently, it's the name given to More »

Published 00:00 on 18 Dec 2020

Upcoming events

Jan 30

19:30 - BYC "Burns Night Supper" Cancelled

Chieftain Major Frank McKay. Bagpipe music provided by professional Piper.
Jan 31

12:00 - New Year Reviver. Start 13:00 Cancelled

Single Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 14:22
Feb 13

19:30 - Sailing & Rowing Prizegiving S… Cancelled

Celebration of achievement and participation
Feb 14

13:00 - Paper Boat Race Cancelled

RNLI Fund Raising Event. Registration from 13:00 hrs. HW 14:23
Feb 28

10:50 - Formidable February Dinghy Rac… Cancelled

Single race event. HW 13:22
Mar 6

Combined Clubs Cruiser Race Se… Cancelled

Venue and time to be confirmed.
Mar 14

10:50 - Mad March Dinghy Race. Start 1… Provisional

Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 13:24 Combined with
Mar 14

10:50 - 1st Spring Series Dinghy Race.… Provisional

Spring Series Fast and Slow Handicap. HW 13:24. Combined
Mar 28

15:00 - 2020 Annual General Meeting (d… Provisional

Placeholder for 2020 AGM (deferred from December due to Covid19).
April 2-5

Easter Cruise to Tollesbury Ma… Provisional

An early season cruise to blow away the cobwebs.
Apr 3

14:30 - Easter "Fun on the Water" Sail… Provisional

Go Sailing -- Go Rowing -- Go Kayaking -- Go
Apr 11

11:00 - 2nd Spring Series Dinghy Race.… Provisional

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 13:26
Apr 25

09:30 - 3rd Spring Series Dinghy Race.… Provisional

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 12:00
May 1-3

Early May Bank Holiday Cruise…

HW Friday 1st = 04:04am
May 7

19:30 - Adult Sail Training Theory (ti…

Time and details to be confirmed.
May 9

09:50 - 4th Spring Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 12:20
May 15

13:30 - Adult Sail Training (on the wa…

Full details and timing to be advised. HW 15:33
May 21

20:00 - Calais Rally briefing at BYC

New to visiting Calais or crossing the English Channel for
May 22

CCS Boatacs RNLI Charity Cruis…

1st CCS Cruiser Race of the season. HW 09.26).
May 23

08:00 - 5th Spring Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 10:31

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


Sunday 28th 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

Open Event

Saturday 4th 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


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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