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.
Due to past Covid Pandemic restrictions, the original planned date for the Nore Race prizegiving was deferred. This event will now take place on the evening of: Friday 12th November starting at 20:00 at Benfleet Yacht Club. This years prizegiving will be a quite, sociable affair: no music, no frills. Please coming along for a drink with crew and friends. Free entry to all competitors, their crew, friends and family, plus More »
Published 10:01 on 11 Oct 2021
This years' winters entertainment programme will commence with the Annual Dinner on Saturday 30th October. The book (located behind the bar) will be opened on Thursday (30th September). Cost £32.00 a head - payment must be made at time of booking. Initially we can only accept bookings for 'BYC members'. (Guests may be accepted, but only once total numbers are known). Dress code - Black Tie and Evening Dress. Music provided by "Sharaz" (a new More »
Published 06:20 on 28 Sep 2021
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
08:45 - 2nd Winter Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 11:15
11:10 - Dowsing Room private booking (…
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 7:00pmThis years' winters entertainment programme will commence with the Annual
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…
10:00 - 5th Winter Series Dinghy Race.…Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 12:30
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.