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.
Friday 23rd to Tuesday 27th July. Planning of the 2021 BYC Cadet Week is subject to the Covid19 restrictions that may be in place at the time, but for now we have to remain optimistic that this event will go ahead. Total cost is £155 per person if using a club provided boat, or £100 per person when using your own 'suitable' boat. These fees include all More »
Published 16:53 on 25 Jan 2021
At Benfleet Yacht Club, we remain somewhat optimistic of the future once we have escaped the current Covid19 crisis. We have therefore planned this years programme of events (Boating, Entertainments & Social etc.) as normal. We are aware that the events shown in the earlier part of the calendar are presently very unlikely to go ahead. However, as soon as we are legally and safely able to do so, we will be in a position More »
Published 13:32 on 13 Jan 2021
Covid 19 Update. Supporting UK Government Lockdown #3 Restrictions. Effective 4th January 2021. On 4th January 2021, the Prime Minister announced further nationwide restrictions (unofficially known as "Lockdown 3") in light of rising numbers of COVID-19 cases across the country. These restrictions came into force with immediate effect and were made law on 6 January. In response More »
Published 00:00 on 9 Jan 2021
Wednesday 30th December 2020 starting 7.30pm Quiz Hosts: Sarah, Wendy and Hilary 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 forward to seeing you there. *= Witching Week: nothing to do with the three quiz hosts above stirring their cauldron. Apparently, it's the name given to More »
Published 00:00 on 18 Dec 2020
19:30 - BYC "Burns Night Supper" CancelledChieftain Major Frank McKay. Bagpipe music provided by professional Piper.
12:00 - New Year Reviver. Start 13:00 CancelledSingle Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 14:22
19:30 - Sailing & Rowing Prizegiving S… CancelledCelebration of achievement and participation
13:00 - Paper Boat Race CancelledRNLI Fund Raising Event. Registration from 13:00 hrs. HW 14:23
10:50 - Formidable February Dinghy Rac… CancelledSingle race event. HW 13:22
Combined Clubs Cruiser Race Se… CancelledVenue and time to be confirmed.
10:50 - Mad March Dinghy Race. Start 1… ProvisionalFast & Slow Handicap. HW 13:24 Combined with
10:50 - 1st Spring Series Dinghy Race.… ProvisionalSpring Series Fast and Slow Handicap. HW 13:24. Combined
15:00 - 2020 Annual General Meeting (d… ProvisionalPlaceholder for 2020 AGM (deferred from December due to Covid19).
Easter Cruise to Tollesbury Ma… ProvisionalAn early season cruise to blow away the cobwebs.
14:30 - Easter "Fun on the Water" Sail… ProvisionalGo Sailing -- Go Rowing -- Go Kayaking -- Go
11:00 - 2nd Spring Series Dinghy Race.… ProvisionalSeries Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 13:26
09:30 - 3rd Spring Series Dinghy Race.… ProvisionalSeries Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 12:00
19:30 - Adult Sail Training Theory (ti…Time and details to be confirmed.
09:50 - 4th Spring Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 12:20
13:30 - Adult Sail Training (on the wa…Full details and timing to be advised. HW 15:33
20:00 - Calais Rally briefing at BYCNew to visiting Calais or crossing the English Channel for
08:00 - 5th Spring Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 10:31
Benfleet Yacht Club
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.
Benfleet Yacht Club
Round Canvey Race
Saturday 4th 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.