Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

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 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

March Gigs                                                  

Wed 25th   7pm  Brooke Barnett duo - smooth organic soul

Fri 27th     6pm  Open Mic night with Matt Lawless

Sun 29th    7pm  Jacko and Danny - pub rock

April Gigs

Wed 01     7pm    Natalie Pellegrino - a seductive mix of jazz funk blues rock

Thur 02     7pm   Open Mic night with Mark Muffler come play

Fri 03                 Good Friday - closed

Sun 05      5pm   Matt Lawless - cruisy country mix

Wed 08     7pm   Tracey Bunn duo - acoustic original - a touch of fun

Fri 10        7pm   Open Mic night with Matt Lawless

Sun 12      5pm   Dave Garnham - original mix

Wed 15     7pm   Scott Murphy - collection of covers

Fri 17        7pm  Open Mic night with Mark Muffler

Sun 19      5pm   G Train - cruisy pub covers

Wed 22     7pm   Maia - modern R&B

Fri 24       7pm   Open Mic night with Matt Lawless

Sun 26      5pm   Jon Davis - upbeat covers

Wed 29     7pm   Brother Phoenix - one man band of acoustic street rock