Benfleet Yacht Club's dinghy sailing and racing predominantly takes place in the sheltered waters of Benfleet Creek.
We have an extensive racing programme running throughout the entire year, which encompasses all classes and types of sailing dinghies.
Our members sail an eclectic mix of boats, ranging from single handed Laser's, Topper's & RS Tera's through to two person Wayfarer, GP14 etc. Basically, anything goes.
Latest News - Covid19 (based on Risk Assessment updated 11th September 2020)
We would like to inform members that we are now permitted to recommence Dinghy Racing at Benfleet Yacht Club: all conducted within the latest Government guidelines etc.
Members wishing to compete the club's dinghy racing must read the risk assessment (which can be downloaded from the bottom of this page), prior to attending so that they understand the procedures and restrictions that will be in place.
Please also be advised that the club's changing rooms and showers will still remain out of use.
Calendar of Dinghy Events
Full details of all future BYC Dinghy Sailing and Racing events can be found in the
The above link connects to the BYC central events calendar, but has been filtered to Dinghy Events only
Alternatively, you can download a PDF copy of the Benfleet Yacht Club Tide Table Booklet from the link below
Scroll down the page to 'Download' the following documents:
Covid19 Dinghy Racing procedure and Risk Assessment
Dinghy racing results (current and past)
Dinghy racing course card & creek chartlet
Dinghy Park application form
BYC dinghy racing "Sailing Instructions"
The complete Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 - 2020
Race Protest Form
Dinghy Park Storage Space Application
Members are required to reserve a space in the dinghy park prior to bringing a boat on site.
Please make sure that your boat name or number is visible externally and that it is tied down securely.
To request or cancel a space, or notify a change of boat, please complete and return the Dinghy Park Application Form
available in the Download area below (full instructions are contained on the form)
In the event that you are not able to utilise this form, please directly email the Dinghy Park administrator,
Ian Bunyan (click here to send an email), advising all of the details listed below.
Members Name | Address | Telephone No.
Boat Type: Sailing Dinghy, Rowing Boat, Kayak, RIB or Dory etc
Boat Class | Length & Beam
Boat Name or Sail / Hull Number | Colour or any other identifying features