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Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race

In addition to our local races, DBCYA runs the DBCYA Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race each July.

The event dates back to the late 70s when a chance visit to the Spice Islands by a Darwin radio technician led to its establishment.

The 600 mile race between Darwin and Ambon went on to attract around 100 entrants during its glory days in the 1990s.

CYANT ran the event from 1976 until 1998 when it was suspended for safety and security reasons.

For more information on the race and how to enter visit

Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association
Frances Bay Drive, Darwin


DBCYA Newsletter no1, 2015 - The DBCYA Logbook - click here to view   

Want to advertise in the June 2015 Newsletter?  Info and Booking Form

2015 - 2016 Wet Season Race Series Sponsorship Prospectus


Situated on the banks of Sadgroves Creek just 1km from Darwin CBD, DBCYA is a unique and friendly club. From humble beginnings in 1982, the club now boasts a healthy membership  and offers excellent facilities to both local yacht owners and visiting boats. See Darwin Harbour Map.  The venue also has excellent social facilities for locals.

Our 9 race wet season series now has 5 divisions to satisfy an increasing number of yachts that wish to take part in the excitement of racing on Darwin Harbour during a wet season tropical storm! 

Throughout the year, the club offers a wide range of land based entertainment. Live music, quiz nights, theme occasions and auctions to name a few. Our New Years Eve party has become an institution on the Darwin social calendar. Email with any enquiries. Any sailing enquiries can be directed to


 entertainment blackboard

Upcoming Gigs       Sunday gigs start 5pm / Wednesday gigs start 7m  

SAVE THE DATE - the Mega Annual VIKING FUNERAL - Sat 18 July

A night of medieval frivolity - pig on a spit, live entertainmnent, 'most likeLy viking' costume competition, flaming archers and the tribute burning of the boat              

Sun 24 May:   JK and Brooke Barnett - easy rock soul blues
Wed 27 May:  NEW TO DINAH: Touring artist Jack Derwin
                    - Original Australian blues PLUS STATE OF ORIGIN
Sun 31 May:   NEW TO DINAH:  Ward Hancock - rising local talent
                      - original reggae/blues/groove
Wed 3 June:  Touring duo Mettaphor - jazzy lounge funk
Sun 7 June:   Freedom Summers - acoustic folk reggae soul
Wed 10 June: Out of Date Stereotypes are back with their eclectic rock mix
Sun 14 June:  G-Train performing popular covers from yesteryear to yesterday
Wed 17 June: NEW TO DINAH - Gus Rigby - a smooth collection of cruisy covers
                      and originals PLUS STATE OF ORIGIN