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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 Latest Covid19 Regulations

Interim statement: Supporting "Essex Tier 2" restrictions (Post National Lockdown 2). As from Wednesday 2nd December , the club site can re-open to members, but the clubhouse and bar must remain closed for the foreseeable future. You can once again work on your boat, go boating (sailing, rowing etc) and take exercise on the club grounds: all of which must be conducted within the Government regulations for More »

Published 00:00 on 29 Nov 2020

BYC Christmas Hamper Raffle.

The Entertainments Team have again arranged the annual Christmas raffle to win a great Hamper packed with festive goodies, with 2nd place receiving a Chestnut and Pear with Rum Panettone and 3rd place a Foxes Biscuit Selection Box. A full list of Hamper contents can be found in the attached file (see bottom of this email). The raffle will be drawn on Saturday 19th December. Tickets cost £1 a strip, purchased More »

Published 13:59 on 13 Nov 2020

BYC post Christmas "Virtual Quiz Night" via Zoom.

Wednesday 30th December - 07:30pm start. Following the success of the recent virtual Quiz Night (Nov 21st), it was agreed to hold another event to bridge the period between Christmas and the New Year. Further details will be advised when confirmed. 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 More »

Published 13:48 on 13 Nov 2020

BYC Dinghy Racing - "Winter Points Series"

UPDATE: Dinghy Racing at BYC can recommence after Wednesday 2nd December. Next Race 5th Winter on Sunday 13th December. Race schedule: 1st Winter Race - Sunday 4th October. CANCELLED due to strong wind forecast. 2nd Winter Race - Sunday 1st November. 3rd Winter Race - Sunday 15th November. Cancelled National Lock-down . 4th More »

Published 00:00 on 27 Sep 2020

Upcoming events

Dec 5

CANCELLED - Rowing Carrow Cup

Dec 6

15:00 - POSTPONED Annual General Meeti…

Dec 11

19:30 - CANCELLED Christmas Carols & M…

Dec 12

19:30 - CANCELLED Christmas Dinner + F…

Dec 13

08:30 - 5th Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Hopefully going ahead.
Dec 25

12:00 - BYC Open Lunchtime - TO BE CON…

Dec 26

12:00 - BYC Open Lunchtime - TO BE CON…

Dec 27

08:00 - Icicle and Snowflake Trophy Di…

Dec 27

08:00 - Icicle and Snowflake Trophy Di…

Dec 30

19:30 - BYC Quiz Night via Zoom

Following the success of the recent virtual Quiz Night (Nov
Jan 15

20:30 - TBC - Live Music Night - Andy…

Selection of Blues music played by BYC Member Andy Hunt
Jan 30Feb 1

19:30 - CANCELLED - BYC "Burns Night S…

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

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

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

19:30 - Sailing & Rowing Prizegiving S…

Celebration of achievement and participation
Feb 14

13:00 - Paper Boat Race

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

10:50 - Formidable February Dinghy Rac…

Single race event. HW 13:22
Mar 6

Combined Clubs Cruiser Race Se…

Venue and time to be confirmed.
Mar 14

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

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

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

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

15:00 - 2020 Annual General Meeting (d…

Placeholder for 2020 AGM (deferred from December due to Covid19).

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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