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Dinghy Sailing


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.

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

Alternatively, you can download a PDF copy of the Benfleet Yacht Club Tide Table Booklet from the link below

2023 Programme and Tide Book.pdf

Tidal predictions for Southend-on-Sea contained in both the BYC website and members printed handbook are computed by software developed at the National Oceanography Centre, UK. Copyright Reserved.

Scroll down the page to 'Download' the following documents:

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


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