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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

August Gigs



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


The SGM was held Sunday 17th August.

There was a total of 54 senior members present. After one hours discussion a vote was taken on the proposal below.

The vote was 50 to 4. We now have several months to finalise plans.

Thank you all for your participation & imput.


This meeting approves in principle a contribution of up to $250,000 by DBCYA to the extension of the seawall & the filling of land adjacent to enable the club to take advantage of the land extension and seawall development by Tasmanian Seafoods.

no bare chests please!


Sun 3rd 

Nev Wilson from 6pm

Wed 6th

The Tracy Bunn Band from 7pm

Fri 8th

Acoustic open Mic night with Matt Lawless from 6pm

Sun 10th

Ty Quinn from 6pm

Wed 13th


Fri 15th


 Reggae Dave ‘n’ JK from 7pm

Acoustic open Mic night with Matt Lawless from 6pm

Sun 17th

Jon ‘Boogie’ Davis from 6pm

Wed 20th

Laura Hill from 7pm


Fri 22nd


Acoustic open Mic night with Matt Lawless from 6pm


Sun 24th

Reggae Dave ‘n’ JK from 6pm

Wed 27th

Fri 29th

Tracy Bunn Band from 7pm

Acoustic open Mic night with Matt Lawless from 6pm

Sun 31st






G Train Duo from 6pm