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Rating Announcement for 2021-2022

Hi fellow sailors.

With the 1st of October 2021 approaching, it is time to re-validate your AMS/SMS certificates for the coming 2021-22 sailing season. We trust that with the high level of vaccinations in the community, we will be able to go out on the water and enjoy our competitive sport with our fellow sailors. 

We have kept the cost the same as 2 years ago, and it is only $65 to revalidate

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.

2021 Weighing Day postponed


Annual Keelboat Weighing Day – AMS, ORCc and IRC


Due to state govt. restrictions the weighing day has been postponed to Sunday 24th October. Year TBA.


2021 Weighing Day


Annual Keelboat Weighing Day – AMS, ORCc and IRC


At last we are emerging from the pandemic (at time of writing) and yacht racing is back in business.


The annual boat weighing day for measurement rating certificates will be held at Sandringham Yacht Club


We have been weighing boats since 1998 and through the fantastic support of Hydralift Cranes and Sandringham Yacht Club, we have been able to provide to Victorian Owners, the best and most cost effective weighing service in Australia,


With the support of our Volunteers, Owners and the Keelboat Clubs we are able to organise the day in a very efficient manner and we plan the event on the basis of weighing six boats each hour - one every 10 minutes. This reduces the costs to Owners to a fraction of the cost incurred in other States.


We expect that the cost of the weighing will be $250 per boat.


We weigh all boats in “empty” configuration, and this means that the ORCc and IRC weight is provided as well. The AMS weight is the empty weight plus the weight of the AMS permitted gear, which is weighed separately in a basket on the club crane.


Please call 0408 400 278 or email us at: if there are any queries or to make a time slot booking. Boats will be allocated a time slot of one hour during which six boats will be scheduled to be weighed.


Thank you for your support.




Yacht Racing Services Association Inc.


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.