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YRSA waives certificate fees for 2020-2021 season

Dear AMS and SMS Yacht Rating Certificate Holders

Due to the lack of opportunity to take part in yacht racing, resulting from the current pandemic shutdown, Yacht Racing Services has decided to waive the revalidation fees for the coming sailing season (from 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021) for all AMS and SMS certificates.

Please go to to confirm your contact details and advise of any changes to the boat.

Your certificate will be sent to you by email.

We appreciate your support of the rating systems and we wish you well in these difficult times.


Yacht Racing Services Association Inc.

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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.