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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

Ray Day BBQ and Fun on the sands - Sunday 28th July

Fun and games plus BBQ on the Ray Sands. Sail, Row or blag a lift. High water: 06:27 and 18:37 hours. Contact Keith and Wendy Webster for further details. More »

10 Jul 2024


Both the "FINAL" 2024 Nore Race results and a list of the prizewinners are now available on the Nore Race page . Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held annually in the Thames Estuary. Entry open to all classes of sailing dinghies and cruisers: both monohull and multihull. Please see Nore Race page to download a More »

21 May 2024

CCS Cruiser Race Programme 2024

1) Harty Ferry - Saturday 1st June 2) Queenborough - Saturday 22nd June 3) River Blackwater - Saturday 13th July 4) RNLI Charity Race to Stangate - Saturday 20th July 5) Interclub Cruiser Challenge & Team Race (with Town Cup) - Suday 28th July 6) Upnor - Saturday 3rd August More »

19 May 2024

Round Canvey Race - Row or Row/Sail Saturday 6th July

RESULTS OF THE 2024 ROUND CANVEY RACE ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE RCR PAGE Annual Round Canvey Race - both Rowing and Row/Sail. Start at 12:15pm. Entry fee £8 per crew member. Mostly with the tide. 4 tidal barrages and bridges to go under (masts to come down) Bar open all day, BBQ food available to purchase. Large slipway. Ample on-site parking for cars and trailers. Showers More »

18 May 2024

Benfleet Yacht Club Cufflinks + other BYC accesories / branded clothing

Cufflinks. New arrival to the club. Containing the BYC Pennant in coloured enamels. Complete with storage / presentation box. Available to purchase from behind the bar at £10 a pair. Other BYC Accessories: Various accessories with the BYC logo are available for purchase from behind the bar: Ties £12.50, Lapel Badges £6.00, Centenary Badges £5.00, Blazer Badges £14.75, Cap Badges £4.00 More »

29 Apr 2024

Freshly Made Sandwiches available to purchase in the bar

Hannah from "Coffee and Moore", a local Benfleet based business providing light lunches to the Benfleet community, will now be supplying freshly prepared pre-packed sandwiches to the Club at a very reasonable price of £3.20 per pack. Initially deliveries will be 3 times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We will adjust the delivery schedule with demand. Please come along for a lunchtime drink and a sandwich in support of the Club. More »

28 Apr 2024

Upcoming events

Jul 28

Interclub Cruiser Challenge &…

Jul 28

Ray Day Fun & BBQ on the sands

Fun and games plus BBQ on the Ray Sands. Sail,
Aug 3

CCS Cruiser race to Upnor (org…

August 3-7

Cadet Sail Training Week 2024

UPDATE (20th June 2024) : Please note
August 24-26

August Bank Holiday Cruise to…

With dinner in the Royal Burnham Yacht Club (Sunday evening).
Aug 31

Fun on the Water - Sailing, Ro…

Sep 1

Mark Pell Memorial Trophy "Bar…

A dinghy race for Cadets only to celebrate the life
Sep 8

12:00 - Commodores Tea Day

Fun and Festivities on land and water. Plus the Commodores
Sep 8

14:45 - Commodores Tea Day - on water…

Programme to be advised. Incorporating the Commodores Trophy dinghy race.
September 14-15

Cruise to Medway Yacht Club

Final Cruise of the 2024 season
Sep 15

08:00 - Adult Dinghy Sail Training

A few of the BYC Dinghy Sailing Instructors will be
Sep 21

Peter Cotgrove Memorial Trophy…

Event organised by Leigh Sailing Club and Essex Yacht Club,
Sep 22

Interclub Dinghy Team Race at…

Annual event where BYC dinghy sailors compete in teams against
Sep 27

20:00 - Thames Estuary Yacht Club "At…

All BYC members are invited. You're chance to visit this
Sep 29

10:00 - Frye Trophy Dinghy Race - Star…

Oct 6

13:50 - Winter Dinghy Series Race 1 -…

Oct 19

08:00 - Autumn Work Party weekend (Day…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Oct 20

08:00 - Autumn Work Party weekend (Day…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Oct 25

20:00 - 2025 Season Cruise Planning Ev…

Benfleet Yacht Club hold five or six organised cruises each
Oct 26

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

Details to be advised. Dress code - Black

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


22 July 2024

HW 01:45 5.71m
HW 14:12 5.60m


23 July 2024

HW 02:33 5.90m
HW 14:57 5.74m


24 July 2024

HW 03:19 6.01m
HW 15:40 5.82m


25 July 2024

HW 04:05 6.00m
HW 16:22 5.83m


26 July 2024

HW 04:51 5.86m
HW 17:04 5.78m
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