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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 At Home - Friday 10th May from 8:00pm

All BYC members are invited. Come and meet members from other clubs.Complimentary finger buffet food provided. More »

18 Apr 2024

Fun on the Water - Sailing, Rowing, SUP'ing etc - Saturday 20th April

Supervised Dinghy Sailing, Rowing, Kayaking, SUPping etc. - safety boats present. Just have fun on the water. High Water time 11.33am. Launch time approx. 10:00am. More »

15 Apr 2024

Shakedown Cruise to Queenborough - Saturday 20th April

First BYC organised cruise of the season - Shakedown Cruise to Queenborough Saturday 20th April (high water 11:33am). Please add your boat name to the list on the clubhouse notice board. More »

14 Apr 2024

April Sunday Roast Dinner - Sunday 28th April

TIME: from 12:00 to 15:00 Menu choices: Roast Gammon (£17.50), Roast Chicken (£16.50) or Roasted Vegetable Tartlet (£16.50), all served with the usual trimmings. Desert Lemon Posset or Creamy Chocolate Pot available for an additional £2.00 Children's portions also available (£9.00 and £8.50 respectively). Meals are provided and served by "The Laughing Pear Catering Company" - who are currently supplying quality fresh sandwiches available in the bar More »

13 Apr 2024

May Bank Holiday Cruise to Brighlingsea - Saturday 4th to Monday 6th May

To reserve a berth in the harbour, please add your name to the list in the clubhouse. More »

10 Apr 2024

Cadet Sail Training Week 2024 - Registration Process

Saturday 3rd to Wednesday 4th August 202. The registration system for Cadet Sail Training Week 2024 is now open. Please note that numbers are restricted. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Where use of a club boat is required, priority will be given to "new / first time" participants. Please click on the link below for further information and to make your booking. More »

3 Feb 2024

Upcoming events

Apr 20

Fun on the Water - Sailing, Ro…

April 20-21

Shakedown Cruise to Queenborou…

Apr 28

12:00 - April Sunday Roast Dinner

TIME: from 12:00 to 15:00 Menu
Apr 28

14:30 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 3 -…

May 4-6

Bank Holiday Cruise to Brightl…

May 5

09:30 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 4 -…

May 10

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

All BYC members invited. Complimentary light buffet food provided. Your
May 19

09:10 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 5 (c…

May 25-27

Bank Holiday Cruise to Medway…

Jun 1

CCS Cruiser Race to Harty Ferr…

Jun 8

Ladies Race to Stangate Creek…

June 8-9

Cheese and Wine event in Stang…

Jun 8

11:00 - Adult Dinghy Sail Training

A few of the BYC Dinghy Sailing Instructors will be
Jun 9

Yetton Trophy Cruiser Race (re…

Jun 22

CCS Cruiser Race to Queenborou…

June 22-23

Thames Estuary YC "Cadet" Visi…

Annual visit by TEYC Cadets to Benfleet YC. This will
Jun 23

12:50 - Rear Commodores Trophy Dinghy…

Jun 29

BYC Nore Race (Open Event) Din…

Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held
Jun 29

BYC Nore Race (Open Event) Din…

Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held
Jul 5

19:30 - Mid Summer Party incorporating…

Come celebrate both the Mid Summer and the Nore Race

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


Saturday 29th 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 2024

Open Event

Saturday 6th 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

Weather for Canvey Island

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Tide predictions


18 April 2024

HW 09:28 4.56m
HW 22:03 4.52m


19 April 2024

HW 10:40 4.83m
HW 23:03 4.84m


20 April 2024

HW 11:33 5.09m
HW 23:51 5.12m


21 April 2024

HW 12:15 5.26m


22 April 2024

HW 00:29 5.32m
HW 12:48 5.35m
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