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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 Annual General Meeting - Sunday 5th December

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

Christmas Carols and Mince Pies with Rayleigh Brass - Friday 10th December from 07:30pm

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

BYC Christmas Dinner - Saturday 18th December

Traditional Christmas Dinner with festive fun and frivolities Sat 18th December 7.30-8.00pm £25.00 a head Including the draw for the Christmas Hamper More »

Published 15:52 on 22 Nov 2021

Christmas Hamper Raffle Draw

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

Upcoming events

Dec 5

12:00 - Essex Yacht Club "At Home" eve…

Your opportunity to visit this local club. All BYC Members
Dec 5

15:00 - Annual General Meeting

Election of the Commodore, Flag Officers and Committee Members. Come
Dec 10

19:30 - Christmas Carols & Mince Pies…

Free entry, but donation for local charities required. Sing your
Dec 11

12:00 - Green Caravan Christmas Dinner

Lunchtime dinner hosted by the Bosun and members of the
Dec 18

19:30 - Christmas Dinner + Fun & Frivo…

Traditional Christmas Dinner Sat 18th December 7.30 - 8.00pm Cost
Dec 19

10:00 - 5th Winter Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 12:30
Dec 19

15:00 - BYC Children's Christmas Party

Cost £7.00 per child The party is for Cadets,
Dec 22

Dowsing Room private booking.…

Dec 25

12:00 - Christmas Day Bar Lunchtime Op…

Bar manned by the Commodore.
Dec 26

12:00 - Boxing Day Bar Lunchtime Openi…

Bar manned by the Vice Commodore.
Jan 2

09:15 - Icicle and Snowflake Trophy Di…

Single Race Event - Fast and Slow Handicap. HW 11.42
Jan 21

20:00 - Gin & Whiskey Tasting evening

Full details to be advised.
Jan 22

12:00 - Dowsing Room Private Booking

Lunchtime and early afternoon
Jan 29

Dowsing Room Private Booking

Feb 5

15:00 - Dowsing Room Private Booking (…

Feb 6

13:00 - Dowsing Room private booking (…

Paul Axbey mother 90th birthday
Feb 11

17:00 - Dowsing Room private booking (…

Pat Cuthbert family celebration
Feb 12

19:30 - "Burns Night" Supper Provisional

Chieftain TBA. Bagpipe music provided by professional Piper.
Feb 13

13:00 - Paper Boat Race

RNLI Fund Raising Event. Registration from 13:00 hrs. HW
Feb 19

19:30 - Sailing & Rowing Prizegiving S…

Celebration of achievement and participation, or just come along for

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


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.

For further details click here

Benfleet Yacht Club

Round Canvey Race 2021

Open Event

Saturday 10th July

Row or Row/Sail around the entire

coast of Canvey Island:

a distance of 14.5 miles

For further details click here

Benfleet Yacht Club

is Open to

New Members


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.

For further details click here

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Tide predictions


5 December 2021

HW 00:27 5.88m
HW 12:46 6.14m


6 December 2021

HW 01:14 5.88m
HW 13:36 6.17m


7 December 2021

HW 02:02 5.80m
HW 14:26 6.08m


8 December 2021

HW 02:49 5.64m
HW 15:18 5.87m


9 December 2021

HW 03:38 5.42m
HW 16:12 5.59m
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