Race Information

All care has been taken in the preparation of this information. We provide the best information available to the Race Organisers at the time, however the situation and regulations can change without notice. We do our best to keep informed of the latest information updating all documents on a regular basis, although it is up to the individual skippers to ensure they meet government requirements.

Expressions of Interest are now being received for the 2018 race. You can lodge your EOI here

Next Race

1100 Saturday 04 August 2018


If you have submitted an EOI for the 2018 race or if you participated in 2017 you should have been sent a PIN.  Please use this PIN to access your boats information and entry.

If you have not received a PIN and would like to enter the race please complete an EOI so that a PIN can be generated.

LOGIN to the Entry Form

Entry Fees

AUD$350 per boat

Your boat entry fee assists in paying for:

  • Your personal Yellow Brick Race Tracker
  • All race administration in Darwin and in Ambon
  • Hire of Race Office and equipment in Ambon

AUD$60 per crew member
This charge covers admission for each crew member to all race events in both Darwin & Ambon including meals & drinks where supplied.

Sailing Instructions

Safety Requirements

Race Tracker

Each participating yacht will be issued with a tracker for the RACE.  As soon as the race has started the tracker will send a signal every ten minutes showing the position of all yachts on the tracking page.  A link to the tracker website will be provided at RACE Briefing for family & friends to follow your progress.


Division 1 – IRC Racing is open to monohull yachts that satisfy;

  • Current IRC certificate
  • Current Category 2 Safety Equipment Audit

Division 2 – Cruising Multihull is open to all multihull yachts that satisfy;

  • Powered by sail alone
  • DARWIN TO AMBON Safety Requirements

Division 3 – Cruising Monohull is open to all monohull yachts that satisfy;

  • ORC Club Rating Certificate *
  • Powered by sail alone
  • DARWIN TO AMBON Safety Requirements

Division 4 – Rally is open to all yachts.

* This is not a requirement but is highly recommended to assist with more accurate handicapping

List of Entries

Not yet available for 2018

Crew Available

SKIPPERS if you are seeking additional crew contact info@nulldarwinambonrace.com.au as we keep a list of people looking for boats.

CREW if you are looking for a crew spot please contact info@nulldarwinambonrace.com.au with the following details and we will add you the list we pass onto skippers. You will require 6 months validity on your passport should you land a boat.

  1. Name
  2. Age
  3. Nationality
  4. Contact details (including current location)
  5. Sailing experience

Social Program

Tuesday 31 July 2018
Race Briefing @ 1800 – 1830
Welcome BBQ @ 1830 – 2030

Wednesday 01 August
DBCYA badge draw, happy hour & bistro specials.

Thursday 02 August
Ambon Night @ 1830 – 2000 – Indonesian Consulate

Friday 03 August
Clearances & duty free collection @ 0900-1030

School Gift Program

Each year we collect donations to deliver to schools across Ambon. This year Hardy Aviation will be transporting the goods via plane. If you or your workmates have any goods to donate please contact the Race Administrator at info@nulldarwinambonrace.com.au. Goods must be packaged with a list of contents attached (please don’t seal any containers as they will have to be checked before transport).

Ideas of useful items are listed below and can be placed in the Donations Box at the front office. Why not have a clean-up and donate to a good cause?

  • Books that can be used to practice English
  • Sporting equipment such as balls, racquets & bats
  • Pencils, pens & crayons
  • Paper, exercise books etc.