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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

Leigh on Sea "At Home" event - Sunday 3rd March

Starting at 12:15. All Benfleet Yacht Club members are invited. More »

19 Feb 2024

CCS Prizegiving Supper at Benfleet Yacht Club - Saturday 16th March

Presentation of all CCS cruiser racing trophies and prizes. Please see attached poster for full details. To book your place, please either contact the BYC CCS rep. Ian Burtonshaw or add your name to the list on the BYC notice board. More »

18 Feb 2024

Spring Work Party Weekend - Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March

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. The club bar will be open from 01:00pm. Please pop in for a drink and sandwich. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 YEARS (INCLUDING CADET MEMBERS) ARE NOT PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE More »

17 Feb 2024

Sunday Roast Dinner - Sunday 17th March

Menu choices: Roast Beef (£17.95), Roast Chicken (£16.50) or Mediterranean Veggie Tart, all served with Roast Potatoes, stuffing, cauliflower, yorkshire pudding, mixed seasonal vegetables. Desert available for an additional £2.00 Children's portions: Roast Beef £9.50, Roast Chicken £8.50. Desert £1.50. Meals are provided and served by "The Laughing Pear Catering Company" - who are currently supplying quality fresh sandwiches available in the bar Book behind the bar now open. Payment with More »

17 Feb 2024

Cadet Easter Fun - Egg Hunt, Word Competition, plus more - Sunday 31st March

Cadet Easter Egg Hunt plus Word Competition and other activities Starting at 1:00pm in the Wet Bar Take part in the children's Easter colouring competition. See the three files below. Colour in advance and hand in on the day for judging and prize Bring your parents for a drink in the bar More »

16 Feb 2024

Fitting Out Supper - Saturday 13th April

Time: 7:30pm for 8:00pm 2 Course Meal to kick off the 2023 sailing season See poster below for menu. £20.00 per person. Please pay when making your booking with the bar staff Dress Code: Blazer & Tie - Evening Dress More »

14 Feb 2024

Upcoming events

Mar 1

19:00 - An Evening of Wine Tasting NOW…

Mar 3

12:15 - Leigh on Sea At Home event - S…

All members of Benfleet Yacht Club invited.
Mar 10

11:00 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 1 -…

Mar 16

19:30 - CCS Prizegiving Supper at Benf…

Presentation of all CCS cruiser racing trophies and prizes. Further
Mar 17


Menu choices: Roast Beef (£17.95), Roast Chicken (£16.50) or
Mar 23

08:00 - Spring Work Party Weekend (Day…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Mar 24

08:00 - Spring Work Party Weekend (Day…

Many jobs to be performed - inside and outside. Please
Mar 30

20:00 - BYC Quiz Night

Form your own team in advance (maximum of 8 persons),
Mar 31

13:00 - Easter Fun (on the land) Day

Cadet Easter Egg Hunt plus Word Competition and other activities
Apr 7

10:50 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 2 -…

Apr 13

19:30 - Fitting Out Supper (7:30 for 8…

Time: 7:30pm for 8:00pm Catering provided by "The
Apr 20

Fun on the Water - Sailing, Ro…

April 20-21

Shakedown Cruise to Queenborou…

Apr 28

14:30 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 3 -…

May 4-6

Bank Holiday Cruise to Brightl…

May 5

09:30 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 4 -…

May 10

20:00 - Benfleet Yacht Club "At Home"…

All BYC members invited. Complimentary light buffet food provided. Your
May 19

09:10 - Dinghy Spring Series Race 5 (c…

May 25-27

Bank Holiday Cruise to Medway…

Jun 1

CCS Cruiser Race to Harty Ferr…

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


27 February 2024

HW 02:05 5.63m
HW 14:21 5.54m


28 February 2024

HW 02:35 5.62m
HW 14:51 5.46m


29 February 2024

HW 03:03 5.53m
HW 15:18 5.33m


1 March 2024

HW 03:31 5.41m
HW 15:48 5.19m


2 March 2024

HW 04:02 5.28m
HW 16:21 5.04m
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