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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

CCS Cruiser Race to Brightlingsea - Saturday 6th August

The next race in the CCS series of Port-to-Port races is the Essex Yacht Club race to the Blackwater on Saturday the 6th August The race starts at the Leigh Buoy at 08-00 and finishes at the Bateman's Tower on the River Colne The Colne Yacht Club have a Sonata open meeting on that weekend so Brightlingsea is expected to be busy if you require a berth at Brightlingsea please contact the Harbourmaster More »

Published 16:09 on 28 Jul 2022

Ray Day - Fun on the Ray Sands with BBQ - Sunday August 7th

Take your boat: cruiser, sailing dinghy or rowing. BBQ, fun and games on the sands Tide Times (High Water) HW 07:53 4.88m and HW 20:21 5.06m Please bring suitable clothing in case of change in weather and sun cream etc. More »

Published 00:00 on 26 Jul 2022

August Bank Holiday Weekend Cruise to Harty Ferry - combined with the Centenary Celebration Race

Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August The August Bank Holiday Weekend cruise will visiting Harty Ferry on the Saturday and ownwards to Queenborough on Sunday before returning to BYC on the Monday. This event will be combined with a one-off cruiser race on Saturday 27th, to mark the BYC Centenary. It is hoped that all boats planning to join the cruise will participate in the race too. Race Instructions: Start time: More »

Published 00:00 on 25 Jul 2022

Fun on the Water Event - Sunday 28th August

Supervised Dinghy Sailing, Rowing, Kayaking, SUPping etc. - safety boats present High Water time = HW 14:18 5.67m More »

Published 00:00 on 23 Jul 2022

Upcoming events

Aug 27

BYC Centenary Cruiser Race to…

Saturday 27th The August Bank Holiday Weekend cruise will
August 27-29

August Bank Holiday Weekend Cr…

Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August The August Bank
Aug 28

12:00 - Fun on the Water Event

Supervised Dinghy Sailing, Rowing, Kayaking, SUPping etc. - safety boats
Sep 4

Interclub Cruiser Challenge co…

Competing for the following trophies: Interclub Cruiser
Sep 10

BYC @100 Centenary Celebration…

On Saturday 10th September, Benfleet Yacht Club will be celebrating
Sep 24

CCS Queenborough Cruiser race

Final CCS Cruiser Race of the season
Sep 24

10:00 - Adult Dinghy Sail Training

Sep 24

10:30 - Adult Dinghy Sail Training

Details to be advised.
October 1-2

Cruise to Chatham Marina

Details to be advised.
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 29

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

Cost £ tbe per head - payment must be made
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

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


11 August 2022

HW 00:12 5.59m
HW 12:48 5.46m


12 August 2022

HW 01:10 5.87m
HW 13:39 5.69m


13 August 2022

HW 02:02 6.07m
HW 14:25 5.87m


14 August 2022

HW 02:49 6.15m
HW 15:09 5.97m


15 August 2022

HW 03:34 6.12m
HW 15:51 5.99m
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