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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

Covid19 Government Roadmap Step 2 - Opening of the Club Bar and Catering

Bar re-opening on Wednesday 14th April and Start of our new catering service on next Saturday 17th April We are please to announce that the club bar will be re-opening on Wednesday 14th April, and that our new caterer will be starting to serve food from Saturday 17th April. Unfortunately, under Regulations issued with Step 2 of the Government Roadmap (not earlier than 12th April), members will only be permitted to consume More »

Published 15:16 on 11 Apr 2021

Benfleet Yacht Club welcomes a new Caterer starting on Saturday 17th April.

We are delighted to announce that we have been able to secure a new caterer who will be joining us on Saturday 17th April. Nichola along with her assistant, Stacey will be providing a selection of 'Bar Meals' at the club, initially at weekends only, and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtimes commencing at a later date. Nichola is also a professional cake maker, so expect to see many of her products on More »

Published 00:00 on 28 Mar 2021

BYC Latest Covid19 Regulations (update 27th March 2021).

"BYC Roadmap for Return to Boating Activity & Club Re-opening" Please see the file at the bottom of this page containing a matrix showing our club's Roadmap for the return to both boating activity and the re-opening of the clubhouse and site. This Roadmap is based on the Governments current restrictions and guidelines detailed in their document "Covid19 Response Spring 2021" which includes their "four step" roadmap, plus the interpretations of both the Royal More »

Published 00:00 on 27 Mar 2021

BYC "Centenary Fund" Easter Raffle

The Winner of the Easter Raffle below is BYC member Tony Cole. Congratulations. A total of £306 was raised towards the Centenary celebration fund. Thank you to everyone who took part. Late next year, Benfleet Yacht Club will be celebrating its centenary. We were founded in 1922. We are planning to celebrate this in a big way with a fun filled day. As part of our ongoing More »

Published 10:27 on 2 Mar 2021

Upcoming events

May 14

20:00 - CANCELLED - BYC At Home Cancelled

Cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions
May 15

13:30 - POSTPONED TBA. Adult Sail Trai… Cancelled

Full details and timing to be advised. HW 15:33. Postponed
May 21

20:00 - Calais Rally briefing at BYC Cancelled

New to visiting Calais or crossing the English Channel for
May 22

CCS Boatacs RNLI Charity Cruis…

1st CCS Cruiser Race of the season. HW 09.26).
May 23

08:00 - 5th Spring Series Dinghy Race.…

Series Race Event. Fast & Slow Handicap. HW 10:31
May 28-31

Calais Rally - late May Bank H… Cancelled

Many members set out earlier in the week. Commodore's pontoon
May 29-31

Late May Bank Holiday Cruise t…

Cruise to London in place of the Calais Rally.
Jun 5

CCS Harty Ferry Cruiser Race (…

2nd CCS Cruiser Race of the season. HW 09:57
Jun 6

09:00 - Adult Sail Training (on the wa…

Full details and timing to be advised. HW 10:54
June 12-13

Ladies Race (on route to Wine…

A chance for the Ladies to take over the helm.
June 12-13

Cheese and Wine in Stangate Cr…

HW Saturday 12th 14:42.
Jun 13

Yetton Trophy Cruiser Race - f…

Anchor start in Stangate Creek. Start at a time that
Jun 13

12:50 - Vice Commodores Trophy Dinghy…

Single Race Event Fast and Slow Handicap. HW 15:18.
Jun 19

BYC Nore Race (Open Event)

Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held
Jun 20

Interclub Cruiser Challenge co…

Incorporating the Town Cup for first monohull Cruiser.
Jun 26

12:00 - Nore Race Prizegiving (c/w Mid…

Presentation of all Nore Race prizes. Free entry. Open to
Jun 26

12:00 - Mid-Summer Regatta (c/w Nore R…

Presentation of all Nore Race prizes. Free entry. Open to
Jul 3

CCS Upnor Cruiser Race (Start…

4th CCS Cruiser Race of the season. Organised by Island
Jul 10

Round Canvey Island Race - Row…

An open race event for both rowing vessels and sailing
Jul 11

12:00 - Kerry Cup (Pursuit) Dinghy Rac…

Pursuit Race with various start times depending on handicap. HW

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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