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.
Final cruise of the season, destination Chatham Marina. Depart BYC Friday afternoon with HW at 2:33 hours (Queenborough or Stangate?). BBQ planned for 3:00pm Saturday afternoon - weather permitting. Please add your name to the list on the club notice board for booking of berth. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FROM THAT SHOWN IN THE PRINTED TIDE TABLE BOOKLET (was 2nd & 3rd Oct). High Water times: More »
Published 07:16 on 13 Sep 2021
Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please bring appropriate clothing and PPE: overalls, boots, gloves, masks etc. Start time both days, between 07:30 and 08:00am. Finish just after midday. More »
Published 00:00 on 10 Sep 2021
The last race in the CCS series of Port-to-Port races for this year is the Benfleet Yacht Club race to the Queenborough on Saturday the 18th. September. The race starts at the Leigh Buoy at 12-30 and finishes off the floating jetty at Queenborough. The pubs in Queenborough are open so it should be a good evening in the town. Attached is a copy of the Sailing Instructions & Entry Form also an email Entry More »
Published 00:00 on 5 Sep 2021
Various on-water events and activities: rowing relay race & sailing: Cadet race, ladies helm race starting around 11:00am (HW 12:28). Various on-shore activities starting around midday, including crabbing competition, bouncy castle. Followed by the Commodores Tea during the afternoon. Donation of "homemade" cakes for the cake stall would be much appreciated. More »
Published 15:40 on 20 Aug 2021
08:30 - 1st Winter Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 11:04
08:45 - 2nd Winter Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 11:15
08:00 - Autumn Work Party (Day 1)Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
08:00 - Autumn Work Party (Day 2)Please bring along warm / protective clothing, gloves, hats and
19:30 - Cadet Halloween PartyDate and time to be confirmed
18:30 - Annual Dinner. 6:30 for 7:00pmBlack Tie and Dinner Dress Event.
19:00 - Fireworks and Bonfire NightPlease bring along just one BIG firework per family group.
11:20 - 3rd Winter Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 13:50
20:00 - BYC Nore Race 2021 PrizegivingPresentation of all Nore Race trophies from the 2021 race
19:30 - Quiz and Chips Night
19:30 - Laying Up Supper
11:00 - 4th Winter Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 13:26
19:30 - Cadet Christmas Outing + AGM (…
12:00 - Essex Yacht Club "At Home" eve…Your opportunity to visit this local club. All BYC Members
15:00 - Annual General Meeting
19:30 - Christmas Carols & Mince Pies…Free entry, but donation for local charities required. Sing your
19:30 - Christmas Dinner + Fun & Frivo…
Benfleet Yacht Club
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.
Benfleet Yacht Club
Round Canvey Race 2021
Saturday 10th 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.