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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

Nore Race Prizegiving - Friday 12th November

Due to past Covid Pandemic restrictions, the original planned date for the Nore Race prizegiving was deferred. This event will now take place on the evening of: Friday 12th November starting at 20:00 at Benfleet Yacht Club. This years prizegiving will be a quite, sociable affair: no music, no frills. Please coming along for a drink with crew and friends. Free entry to all competitors, their crew, friends and family, plus More »

Published 10:01 on 11 Oct 2021

BYC Dinghy Winter Series Racing

The Dinghy Winter Series racing starts on this coming Sunday (3rd October). Start time 09:30 (HW 11.04). The full racing schedule can be found on the BYC website calendar More »

Published 06:23 on 28 Sep 2021

BYC Annual Dinner - Saturday 30th October

This years' winters entertainment programme will commence with the Annual Dinner on Saturday 30th October. The book (located behind the bar) will be opened on Thursday (30th September). Cost £32.00 a head - payment must be made at time of booking. Initially we can only accept bookings for 'BYC members'. (Guests may be accepted, but only once total numbers are known). Dress code - Black Tie and Evening Dress. Music provided by "Sharaz" (a new More »

Published 06:20 on 28 Sep 2021

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

Upcoming events

Oct 17

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

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 11:15
Oct 18

Dowsing Room private booking (…

Oct 19

11:10 - Dowsing Room private booking (…

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

This years' winters entertainment programme will commence with the Annual
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…

Dec 19

10:00 - 5th Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 12:30

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


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


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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