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.
Starting at 3:00pm. Election of the Commodore, Flag Officers and Committee Members. All eligible members should have now received their full AGM notices, plus minutes of the previous meeting. Come have a drink in the bar beforehand. More »
Published 00:00 on 25 Nov 2021
Free entry, but donation for local charities will be required. Sing your heart out - song sheets provided. Please note change of date from the printed programme booklet (which shows Saturday 11th). More »
Published 00:00 on 23 Nov 2021
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 18th December. Please see poster below 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 00:00 on 13 Nov 2021
12:00 - Essex Yacht Club "At Home" eve…Your opportunity to visit this local club. All BYC Members
15:00 - Annual General MeetingElection of the Commodore, Flag Officers and Committee Members. Come
19:30 - Christmas Carols & Mince Pies…Free entry, but donation for local charities required. Sing your
12:00 - Green Caravan Christmas DinnerLunchtime dinner hosted by the Bosun and members of the
19:30 - Christmas Dinner + Fun & Frivo…Traditional Christmas Dinner Sat 18th December 7.30 - 8.00pm Cost
10:00 - 5th Winter Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 12:30
15:00 - BYC Children's Christmas PartyCost £7.00 per child The party is for Cadets,
12:00 - Christmas Day Bar Lunchtime Op…Bar manned by the Commodore.
12:00 - Boxing Day Bar Lunchtime Openi…Bar manned by the Vice Commodore.
09:15 - Icicle and Snowflake Trophy Di…Single Race Event - Fast and Slow Handicap. HW 11.42
20:00 - Gin & Whiskey Tasting eveningFull details to be advised.
12:00 - Dowsing Room Private BookingLunchtime and early afternoon
15:00 - Dowsing Room Private Booking (…
13:00 - Dowsing Room private booking (…Paul Axbey mother 90th birthday
17:00 - Dowsing Room private booking (…Pat Cuthbert family celebration
19:30 - "Burns Night" Supper ProvisionalChieftain TBA. Bagpipe music provided by professional Piper.
13:00 - Paper Boat RaceRNLI Fund Raising Event. Registration from 13:00 hrs. HW
19:30 - Sailing & Rowing Prizegiving S…Celebration of achievement and participation, or just come along for
Benfleet Yacht Club
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.
Benfleet Yacht Club
Round Canvey Race 2021
Saturday 10th July
Row or Row/Sail around the entire
coast of Canvey Island:
a distance of 14.5 miles
Benfleet Yacht Club
is Open to
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.
5 December 2021HW 00:27 5.88m
HW 12:46 6.14m
6 December 2021HW 01:14 5.88m
HW 13:36 6.17m
7 December 2021HW 02:02 5.80m
HW 14:26 6.08m
8 December 2021HW 02:49 5.64m
HW 15:18 5.87m
9 December 2021HW 03:38 5.42m
HW 16:12 5.59m