Moorings & Storage
We have a large number of moorings for our members cruising yachts, located in the sheltered waters of Benfleet Creek. Our creek is tidal and drying. We offer both mid-river fore and aft 'trot' moorings and bankside staging's. Believe it or not, many of our members own 'single keel' yachts, which stand upright on their keel, held against the bankside staging - look closely at the above photo - yes, it really does work.
Our club has facilities to store approximately 170 cruising yachts and 160 sailing dinghies / rowing craft. Our cruiser laying-up facilities are second to none: better (and far cheaper) than many commercial / marina facilities. We have a large slipway for launching and recovery of all boats, plus a winch which can handle cruising yachts up to 40 feet long (subject to weight limits) on trollies. We also have a large crane to lift masts and engines etc.
Member Boat Insurance requirements:
BYC Rule Book "Rule 21" states that all member's boats shall have in force a suitable policy of marine insurance with minimum cover of third party liability". This is a requirement for all boats: whether in use or laid-up ashore. Members are required to present a copy of their boat insurance certificate with their Launch or Haul-out request form. No valid insurance certificate = No Launch or Haul-out.
Members of the Moorings and Foreshore Team
John Hancock (Chair) --- Keith Cushing (Bosun) --- Rick Bakewell --- Carol Best
Geoff Carter --- Peter Deely --- Alan Gisbey --- Tony Greenland
Murray Higgs --- Derek Lawson-Smith --- Ted Lewis-Cox --- Brian Little
Bill Offord --- Derek Philpott --- Phil Reid --- Richard Scurrey
Peter Scott Chris Tingey --- Nick Titshall --- Dave Whitby --- Alan Wright
Cruiser Haul-out and Launch Beachmaster roster
Monday - Brian Little
Tuesday - No Team
Wednesday - Alan Wright
Thursday - No Team
Friday - Dave Whitby
Saturday - Keith Cushing