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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

September 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!


Wed 3rd 

Dave Debs soloist from NSW 7pm

Fri 5th

Acoustic open Mic with Matt Lawless 6pm

Sun 7th

Cheeky Mark Muffler from 6pm

Wed 10th

Mark Hilton returns from 7pm

Fri 12th


Sun 14th

 Acoustic open Mic night with Matt Lawless 6pm

The Tracy Bunn Duo  from 6pm

Wed 17th

Jk and Dean Hiatani from 7pm

Fri 19th

Acoustic open Mic night with Matt Lawless 6pm


Sun 21st


The G Train Duo from 6p


Wed 24th

Scott Murphy back on deck from 7pm

Fri 26th

Sun 28th

Acoustic open Mic night with Matt Lawless 6pm

Leah Flanagan duo from 6pm