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Dinghy Sailing


Benfleet Yacht Club's dinghy sailing and racing predomin 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 (updated 6th August 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.

Our first race will be the "Commodore's Trophy Race" on Sunday 16th August 2020. Race start time 9.45 am, and High Water 11.15 am.

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

BYC Calendar

The above link connects to the BYC central events calendar, but has been filtered to Dinghy Events only.

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 contact the Dinghy Park coordinator, Ian Bunyan, by 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


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