DBCYA is pleased to advise it is now hosting the iconic Tiwi Islands Yacht Race and registration is open. For more info, notice of race and to register, please click here.Details
A SIMPLY MAGICAL EVENING IN THE RE-IMAGINED BOAT YARD, A BRAND NEW DARWIN SOCIAL EVENT purchase Dinner Tickets SAVE $5 PER TICKET BY BOOKING BEFORE 31 MARCH 2019Details
MEMBER CONSULTATION PERIOD – NOW UNTIL 08 MARCH INFORMAL Q & A SESSION – 5PM MON 18 FEB A draft revision of our existing constitution has been compiled to modernize phraseology, fix errors and introduce a new membership classification model etc. This draft has been influenced where possible by the model constitution template produced by the Northern…Details
DBCYA STRATEGIC PLAN DEVELOPMENT – Member Consultation Period Open until 08 March 2019 – Member Survey
MEMBER SURVEY – NOW UNTIL 08 MARCH CONSULTATION SESSIONS – 25 AND 28 FEB DBCYA has engaged the services of an experienced external consultant, Peter Shepherd, to prepare the Club’s first formal strategic plan. Again, consultation with members is an integral part of this process and will happen in two ways – 2 x face-to-face…Details
Maintenance will be happening at East Arm Wharf 16 – 21 Nov 2018, at the Marine Supply Base 22 – 25 Nov and Fort Hill Wharf 28 Nov – 02 Dec 2018. Skippers please take precautions in these areas. Darwin Port Maintenance Dredging Project – Communications Plan Nov 2018Details
All senior members encouraged to attend to hear club updates and vote for your 2018-19 management committee. All Management Committee positions open – anyone wishing to apply can download a Management Committee Position Nomination Form here. Notice of AGM 2018 DBCYA AGM Agenda 2018 2018 Audited FinancialsDetails
Clubs thrive on the dedicated input of positive people who put the time and effort in so that others can relax and enjoy a smooth running club. If you have considered directing your skills and experience towards a position on the management team, please complete the AGM Nomination Form 2018 and return to the clubhouse…Details
All memberships expire 30 June each year and members are gently reminded that the time to renew is now. We hope you wish to enjoy our practical facilities and relaxed amenities for another year and we now offer easy online renewal. How can I renew? Either over the clubhouse bar or via our new online portal. Who can…Details
All senior members are encouraged to attend an information session regarding the opportunity to apply to obtain the end section of the land and waterway seaward past our new carpark and wharf, what’s involved, what’s the process, what’s the estimate costs and what are the pros and cons. A vote is required from all senior…Details
As per the DBCYA Constitution clause 13.2, The Management Committee is convening an SGM upon receiving a requisition in writing of not less than 10% of the Senior Members of Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association. This SGM will cover the following: 1) $50 annual ‘Dinghy at Dinah’ fee 2) Hard Stand facility for powered cruising…Details
This is to advise that DBCYA, as of 5pm Saturday 17 March, is re-open for business and The Chippy is serving a basic menu. Please only drive if safe. Hope everyone fared ok through Marcus.
Pontoon users please take note that the pontoon is to be disconnected from its chains and temporarily relocated alongside the wharf so that silt removal works around the pontoon (not the channel) can commence by our neighbours. The pontoon will not be able to be used during this time. Alternative land access via the DBCYA…Details
Kick off the festive Xmas month with an evening of first class swing jazz n’ blues with Annie Gastin’s band Hotel Red. They worked up a storm for our 35th anniversary, now they’re back with bells on! Bring your mates, bring your family, bring your festive attitude! Free entry, festive attire / colours encouraged. Click…Details
— Fish n Chip Orders call 8981 9724 — Darwin’s first traditional Fish and Chip Shop, ‘The Chippy Dinah Beach’ has opened for business at Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association. And to celebrate, they are having their Official Opening Launch this Saturday from 4:30pm. There will be meal specials, live music with Miz Bully unplugged,…Details
Nominations received as at 10am Thurs 21 September: Jim Grierson – Commodore Joy Eggenhuizen – Vice Commodore Bob Kerr – Public Officer Glen Stanford – Treasurer Suzie Frood – Secretary Louise Becker – ordinary committee member Greg Butler – ordinary committee member Paul Attard (Chocko) – ordinary committee member Andrew Wilson – ordinary committee member Rowan Hayward – ordinary…Details
AGENDA: 1) Ratify minutes from the 2016 AGM and 4 x 2017 SGMs 2) Committee and audit reports – Commodore Report / Vice Commodore Report / Treasurer Report 3) Special business: 3.1) Careening Poles Basin Wall Reconstruction update 4) Elect the Officers of the Association and the Ordinary Committee Persons 5) Appoint the Auditor and…Details
Senior and social members and visitors to DBCYA over the past six months are encouraged to complete a short, 10 question survey about the bar, entertainment and kitchen so we can aim to make your next visit better! Click here to start online survey Alternatively paper surveys are available from the DBCYA bar. Survey closes Thurs…Details
All senior members wishing to nominate for a management commttee position must complete a nomination form available on the link below or from the DBCYA bar. AGM Nomination Form 2017 All positions will become vacant: Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Public Officer, Treasurer, Secretary and 4 x ordinary committee positions. The AGM will take place…Details
Yep, another SGM, this time for senior members to vote on their preferred option regarding the potential strengthening and relocation of the wall between the pontoon basin and the grassed licensed premises. We ask all available senior members for their presence, to come and open-mindedly listen to the pros, cons and costs of the following…Details
A fun fundraiser which will have you driving around Darwin solving challenges and puzzles, then back to Dinah Beach for live music, BBQ, raffles, auctions and winners presentation. Great day out with family or mates, all proceeds to the Australian Volunteer Coastguard NT. $40 per vehicle. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE Or you can register…Details
Club members farewelled Lars Ekener, or as more fondly known, Captain Seaweed on 04 February at a special memorial service at Thorak Funeral Parlour and wake at Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association. Lars was a life member of DBCYA, with the member number #64. Farewell and fond memories of a true salt loving sea farer.
DBCYA is pleased to announce the opening of its new 60 bay car park, to provide much needed additional parking for members and guests. Built on previously underutilised club land, the car park provides an extra asset for the club and the means to provide more amenities for current and future members.Details
DBCYA is pleased to welcome Michelle Border as our new catering contractor. Michelle and her team are super keen to start delivering delicious healthy cooked meals at prices to suit all. We have introduced a member’s discount on all meals purchased from the Galley so please remember to bring your membership card with you when you…Details
DBCYA is pleased to announce an awesome prize package for participants taking part in this yea’rs race series. $20,000 of Raymarine electrical equipment will be given away all throughout the season, thanks to Principal sponsor the Yacht Shop in association with Raymarine and DBCYA. This will be a lucky draw basis for all participants,…Details
We are looking for an enthusiastic caterer to take over the catering contract here in the DBCYA Kitchen, affectionately know as ‘The Galley’. The Galley is undergoing a refurbishment commencing 12 October (including new appliances, flooring, paint lighting etc) for approx 4 weeks, so looking for a commencement date of around late November. The preferred contractor will:…Details
Senior financial members wishing to give some time back to their favourite club are encouraged to apply for a position on the Management Committee by completing the below application form. All positions are available for nomination (refer to our committee page for available positions). Nominations close 1000hrs, Thursday 22 September 2016. The AGM is at 1000hrs…Details
Congratulations to Hong Kong based yacht ‘Antipodes’ (skipper Geoff Hill), taking line honours for the 2016 Darwin to Ambon Yacht Race and Rally in a record time of 52 hrs 21 mins, beating the previous record set by Zuma (skipper John Punch) in 1998 by 1 hour 20 mins. ‘Mango Madness’ crossed the finish line first…Details
All DBCYA memberships expire on 30 June, so pop down to the bar to renew for another year. As of 01 July, only those that have renewed are eligible for the weekly badge draw. Social – $20, Senior $70, Senior family $90, 1/2 price pensioner rates apply to all memberships. Renew to keep enjoying the…Details
Open to all – a great opportunity to sell unwanted items or grab a bargain. Lots of items for sale including abandoned dinghies, a mast, winches, lots of marine accessories and even a thundercat. Selling and buying details on the notice below.
2 x Ordinary Committee Member positions are currently available – please download the MC Application Form 2016 if interested in applying. Open to financial senior members only. Applications close 13 May 2016.
Let it hereby be known for ever more that the following skippers were indeed worthy deserving winners of their awards:
Expressions of Interest are being sought for experienced female sailors up for a sailing adventure with 5 other like minded ladies in this year’s Ambon race. Sailing on board the yacht ‘Raucous’, interested parties (skipper and crew) should contact Racheal at email@example.com to learn more. A rare opportunity.
Get your Bogan on and come down to the Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association for an hilarious night of raw Aussie entertainment. It’s Bingo with attitude – plus there’s prizes for the best Bogan King and Queen, air guitar comps and much more. Come in your finest Boganware and have a ball! $10 per person…Details
Storm damage repairs that occurred in late January plus additional repairs and maintenance have now been conducted and the walkway has now been repositioned back onto the wharf and pontoon, much to the relief of the many club members who rely on the pontoon for their daily access to the shore. A big thanks to all those…Details
The Coastal Passage is an online publication full of adventure stories, places to visit, yachting developments and useful tips for cruising yachties. It’s been three months since the last issue, and the publishers promise this is their biggest yet! Check out page 29 for a circumnavigation article by senior member Tony Beks.Details
What better way to celebrate the Australian way of life than an afternoon chasing the wind, entertaining some friendly rivalry, catching up with friends and listening to some fine music with Legs Arthur back at the Clubhouse.Details
Darwin performers unite under one canvas roof to pay tribute to the great man of reggae. Seven hours of some of the best music Darwin will offer this weekend to celebrate Dave’s life. It is a club open day at Dinah and all are welcome to come enjoy the myriad of tropical sounds and contribute…Details
DBCYA management would like to wish all our members a super successful 2016 year both on the water and on the land.
All senior and social DBCYA members are invited to bring their children to Dinah Beach for a fun afternoon of activities on the club. Bookings are required – registrations are being accepted now.Details
DBCYA has an umbrella membership with Yachting NT (the Territory branch of Yachting Australia) and as such all DBCYA senior members are entitled to become club members of Yachting NT free of charge to access a range of benefits, services and resources for the Territory sailor. Of note, Yachting NT members enjoy the privilege of free personal accident…Details
The race season is upon us! Looking forward to catching up with seasoned yachties and meeting newcomers this Friday 6 November at 6pm for the sign-on. For those unable to make this time you can sign on over the bar from midday on Saturday. Don’t forget to pick up an indemnity form for each of your…Details
The storm season approaches and with it the opportunity to get out on the water, test your navigation skills, take part in some friendly rivalry and enjoy the camaraderie back at the clubhouse. Nine races take place from November to March, with competitors vying for the annual trophy honours. 2015-16 Wet Season Race Series race…Details
24 yachts took part in this year’s international yacht race north from Darwin through Indonesia to Ambon. Entrants from the UK, USA, Sweden, Holland, the British Virgin and Australia took part in the 31st annual race and rally. All teams enjoyed the friendly rivalry, camaraderie and wonderful hospitality of Indonesia. Handicapped Results by Division: Results Racing Division…Details
A comprehensive survey was conducted in May 2015 covering the facilities and operations of the club. All members were invited to take part. Check out the results of the survey
Now in its 31st year, the popular DBCYA Wet Season Race Series provides colourful and competitive activity out on the harbour all throughout the Wet Season. Spanning nine races over five months (November to April), plus the Australia Day Stern Chaser Race, the race series typically attracts over 25 yachts and hundreds of participants and…Details
AGM 10am Sun 30 August – Management Committee Nominations now open. All completed nomination forms to be handed over the bar or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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…Details