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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 Annual Dinner - Saturday 29th October - 6.30-7.00pm

Dancing to "Sharaz". £36.00 a head - payment to be made with booking. Book behind bar now open Due to the popularity of this event, bookings are initially only permitted for members. If places are later available, members guests will be able to attend. We will advise this closer to the date. Dress code - Black Tie and Evening Dress. Menu: To Start More »

Published 16:57 on 22 Sep 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 Due to a constantly moving bank, the position of some of the buoys are no longer valid.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 18:21 on 19 Sep 2022

Thames Estuary Yacht Club "At Home" event - Friday 30th September

Thames Estuary Yacht Club will be hosting an At Home event on Friday 30th September (from 08:00pm). Light finger buffet food will be provided. All Benfleet Yacht Club members are invited. More »

Published 14:11 on 16 Sep 2022

Cruise to Medway Yacht Club (with Dinner) - Saturday 1st October

Last organised BYC cruise of the season. Cruise to Medway Yacht Club for dinner in the clubhouse on Saturday evening. Please add your name and boat name to the list posted on the clubhouse notice board to book both a berth and dinner. Either leave on the Friday afternoon: HW 16.03, or in the early hours of Saturday morning: HW 04:23 Visit Medway Yacht Club on the Saturday, with a meal in More »

Published 00:00 on 16 Sep 2022

Benfleet Yacht Club "Centenary" celebration day photographs on the website

On Saturday 10th September, Benfleet Yacht Club celebrated its centenary with the biggest event that the club has ever seen. Please visit the Centenary page to see a large number of photographs taken throughout the day. Commemorative Centenary badges @ £5 each and Peaked Caps @ £7 each are still available to purchase from behind the bar. A keepsake for many years to come. More »

Published 00:00 on 8 Sep 2022

BOAT FLARE DISPOSALS - Time is running out on 'MCA flares disposal service'

Boatowners are reminded to dispose of out-of-date flares before the current service is withdrawn. Click here to view relevant news item on the RYA website More »

Published 10:58 on 30 Aug 2022

Upcoming events

Sep 30

20:00 - Thames Estuary Yacht Club "At…

All BYC members are invited. Light finger buffet food provided.
October 1-2

Cruise to Medway Yacht Club (w…

Last organised BYC cruise of the season. Cruise to Medway
Oct 9

Interclub Dinghy Team Race at…

Further details to be advised nearer the time.
Oct 15

07:30 - BYC Autumn Work Party Weekend…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Oct 16

07:30 - BYC Autumn Work Party Weekend…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Oct 21

20:00 - 2023 Season Cruise Planning Ev…

Oct 23

10:30 - Winter Series Dinghy Race 1 -…

Winter Series Race 1 of 5.
Oct 28

19:30 - Cadet Halloween Disco

Oct 29

18:30 - BYC Annual Dinner (6:30 for 7:…

Dancing to "Sharaz". £36.00 a head - payment
Nov 4

20:00 - Interclub Prizegiving at Thame… Provisional

Prizes to be awarded include all Interclub Cruiser Challenge Trophies
Nov 5

19:00 - Fireworks and Bonfire Night at…

Free entry - but please bring 1 LARGE firework per
Nov 6

09:30 - Winter Series Dinghy Race 2 -…

Winter Series Race 2 of 5.
Nov 12

19:30 - Laying Up Supper

Details to be advised.
Nov 13

13:30 - Winter Series Dinghy Race 3 -…

Winter Series Race 3 of 5.
Nov 26

19:00 - BYC Quiz Night

Time 07:00 for 07:30pm. Please book your meal behind
Nov 27

13:30 - Winter Series Dinghy Race 4 -…

Winter Series Race 4 of 5.
Dec 2

Cadet AGM

Dec 3

12:00 - Green Caravan Christmas Dinner

Lunchtime dinner hosted by the Bosun and members of the
Dec 4

12:00 - Essex Yacht Club "At Home"

All BYC members are invited. Light finger buffet food provided.
Dec 9

19:30 - Christmas Carols and Mince Pie…

Free entry, but a donation for local charities will be

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


Saturday 9thJuly

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 2022

Open Event

Saturday 2ndJuly

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

Weather for Canvey Island

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Tide predictions


29 September 2022

HW 03:12 5.80m
HW 15:28 5.88m


30 September 2022

HW 03:47 5.66m
HW 16:03 5.80m


1 October 2022

HW 04:23 5.45m
HW 16:42 5.65m


2 October 2022

HW 05:02 5.20m
HW 17:27 5.42m


3 October 2022

HW 05:50 4.90m
HW 18:27 5.12m
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