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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

Essex Yacht Club "At Home" event - Sunday 4th December from 12:00

All BYC members are invited. Light finger buffet food provided. More »

Published 10:24 on 29 Nov 2022

Carols and Mince Pies with Rayleigh Brass - Friday 9th December

Starting at 8:00pm. Sing your heart out - song sheets provided. Free entry, but a donation for local charities will be appreciated. More »

Published 00:00 on 28 Nov 2022

BYC Christmas Dinner plus fun and frivolities - Saturday 17th December

Traditional Christmas Dinner Time7.30 - 8.00pm Cost £26.00 Book behind bar now open Dress code - Christmas Jumpers and other similarfestive attire. The draw for the Christmas Hamper raffle will also take place during this evening. Menu: To Start - Homemade Leek & Potato Soup served with Dinner Roll or Pate served with Toasted Ciabatta, Caramelised Red Onion Chutney & Salad More »

Published 15:52 on 20 Nov 2022

RYA Day Skipper Theory Course (at Leigh Sailing Club) - January 2023

RYA DAY SKIPPER THEORY COURSE provided by "Perfect Day Watersports" at Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Club Saturday / Sunday 14/15th and 21/22nd January 2023 (4 days) Cost is normally £350 - SPECIAL OFFER TO BYC CLUB MEMBERS £300 For further details either telephone or email Mike: Phone 07887 890389 Email Website Ideal for all aspiring skippers who are looking to improve navigation skills, More »

Published 12:48 on 8 Nov 2022

BYC Christmas Rafle - Hamper plus other prizes

Tickets, at £1 per strip, are now on sale from behind the bar, or contact Lesley Bacon (see further below) . Raffle will be drawn at the BYC Christmas Dinner on Saturday 17th December. Please see accompanying poster showing further details of the prizes. For members who may not be able to get to the club in person, please email Lesley Bacon who will advise further details for More »

Published 16:50 on 4 Nov 2022

Ray Channel / Leigh Buoy area - New Depth Survey

The accompanying file contains a chartlet of the area around the Leigh Buoy and entrance to the Ray Chanel. BYC member Phil Bostock has been busy surveying this area and has produced this chartlet showing the latest depth soundings. Due to a constantly moving bank, the position of some of the buoys are no longer valid. Southend-on-Sea Council, who are responsible for maintaining these buoys, have been notified and hopefully will soon take action to More »

Published 00:00 on 2 Oct 2022

Upcoming events

Dec 9

19:30 - Christmas Carols and Mince Pie…

Free entry, but a donation for local charities will be
Dec 10

12:45 - Winter Series Dinghy Race 5 -…

Winter Series Race 5 of 5.
Dec 11

15:00 - Annual General Meeting

Election of the Commodore, Flag Officers and Committee Members. Come
Dec 17

19:30 - BYC Christmas Dinner, Fun & Fr…

Traditional Christmas Dinner Time7.30 - 8.00pm Cost £26.00 Dress
Dec 18

15:00 - BYC Children's Christmas Party

Cost £7.00 per child. The party is for Cadets,
Dec 25

Christmas Day Lunchtime Bar Op…

Hosted by your Commodore
Dec 26

Boxing Day Lunchtime Bar Openi…

Hosted by the Vice Commodore
Jan 8

12:30 - Icicle Trophy Dinghy Race - St…

Fast and Slow Handicap classes, competing for the Icicle and
Jan 20

20:00 - A Night of Wine and Cheese Tas… Provisional

Feb 11

19:30 - Burns Night Supper

Feb 18

19:30 - Sailing and Rowing Prizegiving…

Celebrate achievement and participation, or just come along for the
Feb 19

09:45 - BYC Paper Boat Race (RNLI Fund…

Registration from 09:45 hrs. Raising funds for the
Mar 11

19:30 - CCS Prizegiving Supper at Benf…

Presentation of all CCS cruiser racing trophies and prizes. Further
Mar 25

08:00 - Spring Work Party Weekend (Day…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Mar 26

08:00 - Spring Work Party Weekend (Day…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Apr 1

12:00 - Beer Festival at Thames Estuar…

This is the second event hosted by Thames Estuary YC
Apr 1

20:00 - BYC Quiz Night

Form your own team in advance (maximum of 8 persons),
Apr 10

14:00 - Fun on the Water - Sailing, Ro…

Supervised Dinghy Sailing, Rowing, Kayaking, SUPping etc. - safety boats
Apr 22

19:30 - Fitting Out Supper (7:30 for 8…

May 19

20:00 - Benfleet Yacht Club "At Home"…

All BYC members invited. Complimentary light buffet food provided. Your

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


Sunday 11th 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 2023

Open Event

Saturday 1st July

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

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Tide predictions


5 December 2022

HW 10:21 5.36m
HW 22:52 5.46m


6 December 2022

HW 11:06 5.47m
HW 23:34 5.49m


7 December 2022

HW 11:45 5.56m


8 December 2022

HW 00:10 5.51m
HW 12:21 5.63m


9 December 2022

HW 00:44 5.54m
HW 12:58 5.67m
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