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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

BYC Covid 19 Policy Statement

COVID-19: A brief summary of actions currently in place. Full details are available in the Policy document in the accompanying file: Click on 'More'. Note: all permitted activities must be performed observing the Governments latest Guidelines. Club-House and Bar remain closed until further notice. All planned club Entertainments and Social events cancelled until further notice. All planned on-water events cancelled until further notice: Dinghy Racing, Cruising and Rowing Events. More »

Published 06:49 on 24 May 2020

BYC 'Events Calendar'. Link with your personal calendar on your phone, tablet or computer

It is now possible to link the BYC Event calendar with the calendar built into your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Log into your Membership Portal, select "Calendar" and the click on "Click Here to Subscribe to this Calendar" (top right hand side). More »

Published 06:48 on 24 May 2020

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Published 06:47 on 24 May 2020

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Published 06:44 on 24 May 2020

Upcoming events

May 30

CCS Harty Ferry Cruiser Race (…

2nd CCS Cruiser Race of the seaso
Jun 5

20:00 - Thames Estuary "At Home" event

Your opportunity to visit this local club. All BYC Members
Jun 6

Ladies Race (on route to Wine…

A chance for the Ladies to take over the helm.
June 6-7

Cheese and Wine in Stangate

Jun 6

Family Fun on the Water Day -…

Jun 7

Yetton Trophy Cruiser Race - f…

Anchor start in Stangate Creek. Start at a time that
Jun 7

Ladies Dinghy Sailing (details…

Jun 7

Manningtree to Wrabness

June 13-14

Medway River Cruise

Jun 16

6th June -- "M2M" Marconi to M…

Jun 20

CCS Boatacs RNLI Charity Cruis…

3rd CCS Cruiser Race of the seao
Jun 21

Ladies Dinghy Sailing (details…

Jun 28

CANCELLED BYC "Nore Race". Sta…

Benfleet Yacht Club "Nore Race". An open racing event held annually
Jul 3

20:00 - CANCELLED Nore Race Prizegivin…

Presentation of all Nore Race prizes. Free entry. Open to both
Jul 4

CANCELLED Round Canvey Race -R…

Jul 5

10:30 - Kerry Cup (Pursuit) Dinghy Rac…

Pursuit Race with various start times depending on handicap.
Jul 11

CCS Blackwater Cruiser Race (H…

4th CCS Cruiser Race of the seaso
July 11-12

Cruise to Brightlingsea with m…

Jul 12

Ray Day: Fun and games with BB…

July 18-19

Cruise to Queenborough.

Benfleet Yacht Club

Nore Race


Sunday 28th 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

Open Event

Saturday 4th July

Row or Row/Sail around the entire

coast of Canvey Island:

a distance of 14.5 miles

Click here for further details

Benfleet Yacht Club

is Open to

New Members


We have both low cost moorings and winter lay-up facilities available. With all fee's, you might keep a 29' yacht here for less than £600 per year.

For further details click here

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