Vitamin B

Vitamin B’s Flotsam

It was a memorable trip to Ambon again, the old “can we ever get around Cape Fourcroy scenario without doing circle work”?, splitting Babar and Wetan Islands, nearly touching base with Liquidity 11 some 40-50 miles north of that passage run and then a dream run up Ambon Harbour. We had one of the 8…

Unique race crews and ukuleles

Unique Race Crews and Ukuleles

The Spice Islands Darwin Ambon Yacht Race is truly a race for all comers – with four divisions and yachts (and crew) of all shapes and sizes there is something for everyone.  This year’s crews included an exceptional 6 husband/wife teams and 8 father/son teams, making it a real family affair (in 2017 one of…

Amahusu, Ambon

Article in Afloat Magazine

The 2018 Spice Islands Darwin Ambon Race has drawn to a close for another year. With only 10 boats taking part due to a variety of reasons the event was still a raging success with many stories to be told. As usual it was a light start in Darwin Harbour although many were hopeful as…

Dreamer

Catamaran Dreamer

Last Saturday in Ambon, Joy asked me if I could write a few words on the sail we had on Dreamer. “Joy, I am sorry, I just can’t.” I can’t find any word to describe how good it was or what was good about it. It was so good… The sail, the amazing time ashore…

2015 – 16 Wet Season Race Series Sponsorship Prospectus

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…

Notice of AGM

AGM 10am Sun 30 August – Management Committee Nominations now open. All completed nomination forms to be handed over the bar or emailed to 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…