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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


AGM 10am Sun 30 August - Management Committee Nominations now open.
All completed nomination forms to be handed over the bar or emailed to by 10am Thursday 27 August.  All senior members encouraged to apply. 

Agenda advised at the DBCYA clubhouse and on this website from Saturday 15 August.  An AGM Notice will appear in the Public Notices section of the NT News on Saturday Aug 15.

2015 AGM Notice of Meeting and Agenda
2015 AGM Management Committee nomination form
Management Committee Guidelines

DBCYA Pontoon Access and Dinghy Storage Policy V1-1 July 2015
DBCYA Code of Conduct Policy V1-1 June 2015
DBCYA Confidentiality Policy V1-1 June 2015
DBCYA Conflict of Interest Policy V1-1 June 2015
DBCYA Violence, Bullying and Harrasment Policy V1-2 June 2015
DBCYA Management Committee Induction Manual Procedure V1-1 July 2015
DBCYA Delegated Authorities Policy V1-1 May 2015

DBCYA Newsletter no 2, June 2015 - The DBCYA Logbook   - click here to view
DBCYA Newsletter no 1, March 2015 - The DBCYA Logbook - click here to view   

2015 - 2016 Wet Season Race Series Sponsorship Prospectus
2015 Member Survey Results - click here to view


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

Regular Entertainment line up: -  Sunday gigs start 5pm / Wednesday gigs start 7pm  

Sun 30 Aug:      JK & Reggae Dave funk rock reggae
Wed 02 Sept:    Scott Murphy easy rock
Sun 06 Sept:     Dave Garnham country infused ballads
Wed 09 Sept:    Maia contemporary R&B
Sun 13 Sept:     TBA
Wed 16 Sept:    Natalie Pellegrino smooth rock soul