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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

April Gigs  


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

DBCYA Dress Regulations:
Neat casual attire.
Shirts/Singlets must be
worn in the licenced area.

No bare chests please
no bare chests please!

Dinah Beach embroidered
Tshirts and Singlets $20

(available at the bar)


Wed 2nd

Tracy Bunn Band from 7pm

Fri 4th

Matt Lawless hosts the acoustic open mic session 6pm

Sun 6th

Race 9 presentation from 7pm

Wed 9th

Reggae Dave ‘n ‘ JK from 7pm

Fri 11th


Sat 12th


Matt Lawless hosts the acoustic open mic session 6pm

Wet Season presentation night with ‘Love Boat’ from 8.30pm

Sun 13th

The Stringer Trio from 7pm

Wed 16th

The Reggae Dave band from 7pm


Fri 18th


Closed Good Friday


Sun 20th

Johno & Stevo from 6pm

Wed 23rd

Brooke Barnett Duo from7pm

Fri 25th

Sun 27th

Wed 30th




Matt lawless hosts the acoustic open mic night from 6pm

The Revelators Duo 6pm

Dave Debs from 7pm