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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

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 membership of over 1000 and offers excellent facilities to both local yacht owners and visiting boats. See Darwin Harbour Map

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! 60 boats entered into the 2006/2007 series.

Each year, the wet season series ends with a spectacular presentation night. Committee members, staff and volunteers put on an event guaranteed to provide a memorable hangover.

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

November Gigs



Every Wednesday from 6pm.   Must be there to collect.



no bare chests please!

no bare chests please!


Sun 2nd

Mark Muffler blues country rock from 6pm

Wed 5th

The Tracy Bunn Band from 7pm

Fri 7th

Acoustic open Mic night with Mat Lawless 6pm

Sun 9th

The Outdated Stereo Types 6pm

Wed 12th


Fri 14th

 Scott Murphy Solo from 7pm

Acoustic open Mic night with Mat Lawless 6pm

Sun 16th

Race 1 wet season series presentation 6pm

Wed 19th

Brooke Barnett ‘n’ JK from 7pm


Fri 21st


Acoustic open Mic night with Mat Lawless 6pm


Sun 23rd

G Train duo from 6pm

Wed 26th

Fri 28th

The Outdated Stereo Types 6pm

Acoustic open Mic night with Mat Lawless 6pm