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.

Next Race

1100 05 August 2017

Notice of Race

Entry Form

Submit your expression of interest in the 2017 race. Entry not yet open.

See EOI to date. NOTE: Only EOI submitted via our EOI form have been added to this list. For those boats that have yet to do this, please submit your EOI soonest.

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

ETA May 2017

Safety Requirements

ETA February 2017

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


See Expressions of Interest to date. NOTE: Only EOI submitted via our EOI form have been added to this list. For those boats that have yet to do this

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

Events listed are confirmed although dates and times of some events are still being finalised.


Tuesday 1st August
Race Briefing @ DBCYA

Wednesday 2nd August
Sailors welcome with music and festivities @ DBCYA

Thursday 3rd August
Event to be confirmed

Friday 4th August
Outward clearances – DBCYA
Duty Free collection – DBCYA
Farewell event hosted by City of Darwin @ DBCYA

Saturday 5th August @ 1100
Race start @ Stokes Hill Wharf


Tuesday 8th August
First boats arrive

Wednesday 9th August
Boats continue to arrive 

Thursday 10th August
Welcome Ceremony @ Amahusu
Hosted by the local community this event will include traditional food, music & dances

Visit to local villages and schools – hosted by local guides

Friday 11th August
Traditional Games with locals @ Amahusu
Planned activities include Gila Bamboo, Greasy Pole, Becak Racing & Dragon Boat Race
Beach party with locals @ Amahusu

Saturday 12th August
Presentation Ceremony @ Amahusu 

Sunday 13th August
Sail past with locals @ Amahusu
Fuel & water supplies delivered
Charter flight departs

Monday 14th August
Outwards clearances completed