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Maria Island Race - Close Results in AMS

There was close racing in the 70th TasPorts Maria Island Race in Tassie last week, with David Aplin on Whistler taking out AMS.


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Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta


Trifecta of QLD Champs titles held at Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta

The Australian Sports Boats Association, along with Australian Measurement System (AMS) have jumped on board with Australian Sailing to host three new Queensland championships at Southport Yacht Club (SYC).


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South Australia 2017 AMS Report

In just our fourth season of the AMS rating system operating in SA I am thrilled to report the number of yachts with a current certificate stands at a record High of 62 - 13 up on last season.

CYCSA  33 - RSAYS  20 - PASC 5 - Port Lincoln 4


Div 1 club racing at the CYCSA  was steady this season with 6 entries for the AMS Div 1 Inshore Series. Results - 1st Shining Sea, 2nd White Knight, 3rd Alliance

Div 2 had 10 series entries [up from 6 last season] with Vertigo taking out 1st spot, No Eye Deer 2nd and Julia 3rd


The very popular Coaster Series again drew 12 entries  - results :

1st White Knight, 2nd Rapid 1, 3rd That's Life


RSAYS  promoted AMS in Div. 1 & 2 inshore gaining a total of 11 series entries

results : Div 1 - 1st Taniwha, 2nd Horopito ,and 3rd Vulcan - Div2 - first Blue Diamond, 2nd Quarante Deux, 3rd Take 5


RSAYS  also ran their popular Club series  with 9 entries .   1st  Blue Diamond  , 2nd Quarante Deux  and 3rd Take 5

RSAYS  took over administration of the TRI series  AMS  Results - 1st Rapid 1, 2nd White Knight,3rd Blue Diamond


CYCSA had Zero  entrants for the Offshore Series so were invited to join the RSAYS in a combined AMS series making a total of 8 entries -- [6 RSAYS & 2 CYCSA] -- turned out well for the CYCSA as  Shining Sea won the series with Two True 2nd and Vulcan 3rd.


The  SA Champion of Offshore Racing [AMS] which is run by the RSAYS  was contested by 8 yachts [6 RSAYS & 2 CYCSA] - results : Two True 1st, Shining Sea 2nd & Vulcan in 3rd place


The AMS  state  Championships Div 1 numbers were 9 [ down from 14 last year]

Results - 1st Shining Sea, 2nd Two True, 3rd Horopito


AMS state Championships Div 2 had 13 entries [5 up on last year]  results:

1st Vertigo, 2nd Blue Diamond, 3rd Julia


The Great Southern Regatta remained in November and contested over 3 races - weather excellent on the Saturday around 10knts however Sunday was not so good with the breeze around 4 knts.

AMS div 1   [7 entries]  1st Two True, 2nd Shining Sea, 3rd Taniwha

AMS div 2 [11 entries]  1st Vertigo, 2nd Rock On, 3rd Young Einstein


As in past years the Absolute Highlight of the AMS season was the  36 entries [31 local and 5 Vic] in the Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race . Very hard race this year with the hot shots taking an extra  4 to 5 hours  elapsed time - results :

DIV 1  [19] AMS  1st Simply Fun, 2nd That's Life, 3rd Secret Mens Business

DIV 2 [17]  AMS   1st Lincoln Mentor, 2nd Enchantress, 3rd Julia


Lincoln Week Regatta  AMS

DIV 1  [13]  1st Aikin, 2nd Simply Fun, 3rd SMBusiness

DIV 2  [8]   1st Born to Mentor, 2nd More Noise, 3rd Julia


The Premier's Cup regatta remained at the end of the season and in the popular 3 race format.   winds were a friendly  7/9 knts on the Saturday & 6 knts on sunday

results :

Div 1  [11 entries ] 1st Alliance, 2nd Doctor Feelgood, 3rd Aikin

Div 2 [ 15 entries ] 1st Vertigo, 2nd Rank Bajin, 3rd Witches Thimble


RSAYS  AMS Club Championships

Div 1  - 1st Taniwha, 2nd Horopito, 3rd Kaesler

Div 2  - 1st Blue Diamond, 2nd Quarante-Deux, 3rd Take 5


RSAYS Winter series - DIV 1 -  first Horopito, 2nd 3 Cool Cats, 3rd Arcadia 111

The Combined Winter Series was a huge success with more than double the entries from last year.   Generally light breezes prevailed over the 6 race series


Results  : Div 1  [14 entries]  1st Doctor Feelgood, 2nd Magic, 3rd Asylum

Div 2   [ 11 entries ] 1st Vostok Europe, 2nd Rank Bajin, 3rd Rock On


The inaugural AMS combined short handed series was well supported with 8 entrants contesting the 6 races run during the winter season by the cycsa

Results : 1st Runaway, 2nd Freedom, 3rd Carioca da Gemma


The Port Line Cup is the last Major Regatta for the season. This year it was held in perfect conditions with flat water and a 15kt N/W breeze gradually easing down to around 9 kts, giving all entrants a good chance for the silverware.

results -  The AMS Overall  perpetual Trophy was presented to the 2017 winner Nimrod.


William Strangways   Lucus Cree  [Nimrod]  Kevin Stewart [secretary PASC]


Previous winners were 2014 Aikin, 2015  Peer Gynt , 2016 White Knight


Weighing Day

I arranged a group weighing day at the RSAYS on WEDNESDAY 30th of August  for any yachts who wished  to take advantage of the large financial benefit in joining the group - the weather was absolutely perfect with 2knts from the N/E and glassy  seas in the marina.

I weighed 3 RSAYS yachts - Audacious, Musetta  & Phil Parish's new Thomson 7 - 2 from CYCSA - Playground & Runaway, & 1 from PASC - Ocean Hawk. Unfortunately 3 had to pull out at the last minute due to work commitments.






I hope we can increase the fleet again for next season.


William Strangways    AMS measurer  &  SA Regional manager


Integration of AMS and SMS rating systems.


Please note that sportsboats may now hold an AMS and an SMS certificate.


After input from a number of clubs and discussions with sportsboat owners and with the ASBA, we have spent a lot of time programming the AMS database to accept sportsboats. 

The main reason behind this is the desire by owners to sail in club races. It is our belief that this will be beneficial to both the number of sportsboats being used and to the participation in SMS events. It will allow Owners more opportunity to use their boats and once they are out of the garages and on the water then the Sportsboat numbers could increase in all areas.


We are already getting queries from Owners wanting to rate for club events (even no spinnaker racing). A new "mixed fleet" is currently measuring in Queensland.


Good luck for the new season.