Australian Sailing Yardsticks update

Thanks to Brian Chapman, there are new Australian Sailing Yardsticks available in the Rating library.  I’ve attached a copy of his email below as this gives a good update on the naming used.  I haven’t currently changed the internals of Sailwave so you can still use these with the Sailwave version you are using – but please lookout for changes in the future.
Oh and thanks Brian for the compliment!

The yardsticks table was originally known as the Victorian Yachting Council (VYC) yardsticks table and more recently as Yachting Victoria Yardsticks.

You may or may not be aware that Sailing administration in Australia has undergone an extensive re-structuring over the past few years, with individual State Associations (such as the Victorian Yachting Council – more recently known as Yachting Victoria) having now been incorporated under the Sailing Australia banner (previously known as Yachting Australia).

Consequently, the long standing VYC yardsticks table has had 2 recent name changes – firstly to “Yachting Victoria yardsticks” and now, for the past 2 years,  “Australian Sailing yardsticks”.

I’ve been responsible for several years now for maintaining and updating the AS otb Catamaran yardstick table and before that the YV and VYC Catamaran yardstick tables. I’m also the Australian Sailing representative on the SCHRS World Council.

The purpose of this email is to provide Sailwave users (primarily in Australia and New Zealand) an easy to source and download up to date “ratings file” for AS yardsticks for otb Dinghies and Catamarans + selected keelboats.

I have no objections should you wish to “hardwire” Sailwave for an “AS” ratings file in lieu of “VY”. However, many (if not most) Aussie sailors/clubs still refer to the yardsticks table as VYC, so if you wish to leave “VY” in place that is fine too.

Best Regards and thanks for what is probably the finest Sail boat racing results program available, in my humble opinion.

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