Darwin to Ambon Race

The Darwin Ambon Race started in 1976 and continued on an annual basis until 1998. See History section. Results are shown below for Line Honours, Monohull Racing, Cruising, and Rally Divisions, and the Multihull Division. 

Race Records      
Line Honours 1998 Zuma  53:49
Monohull Racing Division 1997  Walk on the Wild Side   68:57
Multihull Racing Division 1998 Zuma  53:49
Monohull Cruising Division 1997 Storm  76:29

Line Honours
Year Yacht Design Elapsed Time (hours)
1976 Whimbrall Crowther 103.36
1977 Njord Crowther 94.53
1978 Whimbrall Crowther  
1979 Whimbrall Crowther 95.00
1980 Golden Era Holland 30 122.46
1981 Daedalus   100.26
1982 Whimbrall Crowther 84.30
1983      
1984 Wanea UFO 34 121.24
1985 Sirocco Warwick 42 89.04
1986 Evergreen Laurent Giles 95.23
1987 Cockatoo Crowther 73.12
1988 Electric Dreams Turismo 10 77.36
1989 Australian Maid Cassidy 55 70.21
1990 Ocean Emu Grainger 58.10
1991 Electric Dreams Turismo 10 96.23
1992 Australian Maid Cassidy 55 71.02
1993 Cowrie Dancer Swan 57 108.49
1994 Australian Maid Cassidy 55 69.91
1995 A Room with a View Crowther 52 78.79
1996 A Room with a View Crowther 52 81.66
1997 Zuma Mappas 37 56.20
1998 Zuma Mappas 37 53.49

Monohull Racing Division
Year First Second Third
1976 Taby Antipodes Rajah
1977 Kielee Diversion Westkim
1978 Stampede Kielee Gecko
1979 Stampede Puwunga Dreamtime
1980 Sfida Golden Era Gecko
1981      
1982 Bonaventure Challenge Stampede
1983      
1984 Hope Wanea Kharma
1985 Sirocco Evergreen Exocet
1986 Hope Karana Stampede
1987 Moonraker Again Freestyle II NT Spirit
1988 Southernore Onskan (USA) Kielee
1989 Australian Maid Morning Mischief II Exocet
1990 Karana Vitessa Tardus II
1991 Vitessa NT Spirit Breakaway
1992 Australian Maid NT Spirit Final Approach (USA)
1993 Zanzibar Le Truck Defiance Plus
1994 Australian Maid Outsider NT Zanzibar
1995 Andromeda Outsider NT Zanzibar
1996 Andromeda Zanzibar Millennium
1997 Andromeda Outsider NT Zanzibar
1998      

Multihull Racing Division
Year First Second Third
1976 Kathy K Whimbrall Mananita
1977 Mananita Kathy K Whimbrall
1978 - - -
1979 - - -
1980 - - -
1981 - - -
1982 Whimbrall Sea Gypsy -
1983 - - -
1984 - - -
1985 - - -
1986 - - -
1987 Cockatoo Epoch Kind Empress
1988 Ned Kelly Whimbrall Electric Dreams
1989 Whimbrall - -
1990 Cockatoo Cliffhanger Minotaur
1991 Summersalt Electric Dreams Frigate Brd
1992 No Fixed Address Wild Wind III Omni
1993 Allegro This and That No Fixed Address
1994 Atanua Against the Wind Moonwalker (NZ)
1995 Nekari Magic Carpet Ben Bolt
1996 Blood Sweat & Beers Cockatoo Plump Pussy
1997 Shalamar (BRI) Zuma Arian
1998 Zuma The Boss Aown

Monohull Cruising Division Rally Division
Year First Second Third First
1976 - - - -
1977 - - - -
1978 - - - -
1979 Scallywag Vishnu - -
1980 Hope Antipodes - -
1981 Daedalus Witjudi Magpie Ace
1982 Electric Lamb Whimoway Sylvia -
1983 - - - -
1984 - - - -
1985 Osprey Alma Pelagian -
1986 Francesca Morandoo Scimitar -
1987 Bunyip (USA) Nalu IV (USA) Hepzibar -
1988 Spe-ow (FRA) Silver heels (USA) Enpassant (NETH) -
1989 Catriona M Te Kaitoa (NZ) Kinta III Clypeus (BRI)
1990 Belair (BEM) Truly Fair (USA) Cloud of Islands -
1991 Lohenrin (FRA) Scimitar Beata Maria II (FIN) -
1992 Wau Aniwa (USA) Fin Back (USA) Balladier -
1993 Star Rider (BRI) Integrity II Breakaway Raconteur III
1994 Innocenti (NZ) Capricorn (USA) Sojourn Sea Shanty (USA)
1995 Wanjina Pipe Dream Lara III Free Spirit (CAN)
1996 Hope Dragon Fly Moonshine Emmanuel
1997 Highlife (GER) Rapid Baltic Heritage (CAN) Kingston Rover (NZ)
1998 Zanzibar Shey Cowrie Dancer Myvanwy