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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

July Gigs



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


Saturday 26th July 1030

The committee invites all senior members to an information session.

The purpose is to enlighten our members about discussions being held relating to extending our existing wharf area.

The proposed cost will require a special general meeting.

Initially we are looking to survey from our senior member base and encourage your imput to the proposal.

Sue Corry Commodore DBCYA

no bare chests please!


Wed 2nd

The Tracy Bunn Band from 7pm

Fri 4th

Acoustic open Mic night with Matt Lawless from 6pm

Sun 6th

Brad Halings from 6pm

Wed 9th

Mike Elrington from Melbourne 7pm

Fri 11th


Sun 13th


Acoustic open Mic with Matt Lawless night from 6pm

Metaphor Duo from Qld, 6pm

Wed 16th

Jillaine Jones from 7pm

Fri 18th

Acoustic open Mic night with Matt Lawless from 6pm


Sun 20th


G Train duo from 6pm


Wed 23rd

Metaphor Duo from 7pm

Fri 25th

Sun 27th

Acoustic open Mic night with Matt Lawless from 6pm

Jillaine Jones from 6pm

Wed 30th






Laura Hill from 7pm