Cruising Yacht Association Northern Territory

CYANT stands for the Cruising Yacht Association of the Northern Territory Inc. The Association is based in Darwin, Australia’s most northern port and gateway to Asian cruising grounds.  Established in 1969, CYANT has a rich history and is closely associated with events and activities relating to sailing, cruising and keel boat racing in north Australian waters.
Longstanding involvement in international yachting events in the surrounding regions - particularly Indonesia, features strongly in CYANT's history and development, and the Association founded both the Darwin Dili Race (in then Portugese Timor, now Timor Leste (East Timor)) in 1973 and the Darwin to Ambon International Yacht Race in 1976.
CYANT promotes and develops the sport of sailing in the Northern Territory of Australia through the provision of facilities, training, fostering good relationships with other sailing organisations and organising cruising and racing activities at both local, national and international levels.

Contact Us

CYANT is closely affiliated with the Darwin Sailing Club and the Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association and does not maintain its own premises. The best way to contact us is through email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Darwin Dili Yacht Rally

Sail Timor-LesteThe annual Darwin Dili Yacht Rally, promoted and supported by CYANT, is a major event in Timor-Leste's calendar of events and is sponsored by the Timor-Leste Ministry of Tourism to promote the development of the Timor-Leste's marine tourism industry.  For further information go to the Sail Timor-Leste website

Sail Indonesia

Sail IndonesiaThe annual Sail Indonesia Yacht Rally, promoted and supported by CYANT, is a major event in the Indonesian sailing calendar.  For further information, go to the Sail Indonesia

Darwin Sailing Club

Dinah Beach Cruising Yacht Association