Annual Keelboat Weighing Day – AMS, ORC and IRC
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.
The cost of the weighing will be $275 per boat.
We weigh all boats in “empty” configuration and this means that the IRC and ORC weight is provided. The AMS weight is the empty weight plus the weight of the AMS permitted gear, which is weighed in a basket on the club crane.
More info here
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.
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.