CBH Rating

The Australian Sports Boat Association has adopted CBH as its primary rating system. This changed from SMS  to CBH on the 24th November 2022 see meeting minutes below. If you need a CBH rating contact Australian Sailing for further information. ASBA will be able to assist with these enquires as well.

MINUTES
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
Held on Thursday 24th November 2022 commencing
5.00pm QLD; 6.00pm SYD/VIC; Location: Via Zoom Meeting
AGENDA
1. Welcome Attendees Andrew Clauson, Sandor Tornai, Andrew York, Luke Ratcliff, Bill Young, Scott Wallace, Gavin Arnold, Jamie Berndt, Samuel Fetherston, Julian Bethwaite, Michael Brierley
2. Apologies Anthony Irwin, William Michie, Stuart Innes, Tim Peachey, Tim Vercoe
3. Record of Proxies Bill Young provided proxy to Andrew York (void as Bill in attendance) Shane Triggell, Graeme Sheering and Brett Bush provided proxy to Jamie Berndt
4. Motion 1 Explanation: In order to provide all ASBA Members with access to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Association the following change is recommended that ensure attendance is offer remotely. Motion: Clause 7.1 of the ASBA Constitution be changed from: The Annual General Meeting of the members shall be held at the National Titles of the Association in each calendar year. In the event of there being no National Title in a particular calendar year, then no later than the month of April in that year. Members shall be given at least 28 days notice in writing before such
meeting. To: The Annual General Meeting of the members shall be held in each calendar year, no later than the month of April in that year. Members shall be given at least 28 days notice in writing before such meeting. Members must be afforded the opportunity to attend the meeting remotely.

CARRIED: The motion was carried with 100% for and nil against. 5.

Motion 2 Explanation: To make a change in the primary handicapping system for the Association. Motion: Clause 15.1 and 15.2 of the ASBA Constitution be changed from:
15.1. Association sanctioned events shall be raced under an externally administered (i.e. by an independent body to the Association) measurement based rating system (SMS) agreed upon by the first Committee of the Association (hereinafter referred to as the primary handicap system) and a secondary handicap system (ASBA LTP Handicap) agreed upon by the members at the 2020 AGM.
15.2. The primary handicap system (SMS) shall not be replaced with an alternative handicapping system except by a majority vote of the full members present at an Annual or Special General Meeting.
To:
15.1. Association sanctioned events shall be raced under an externally administered (i.e. by an independent body to the Association) measurement based rating system, being CBH (administered by Australian Sailing and hereinafter referred to as the primary handicap system) and a secondary handicap system, being ASBA LTP Handicap.
15.2. The primary handicap system shall not be replaced with an alternative handicapping system except by a majority vote of the full members present at an Annual or Special General Meeting.

CARRIED: The motion was carried with 89% for and 11% against.

6. General Business The President indicated that the ASBA Committee would be seeking interest
from members to form a Technical Advisory Group to assist the Committee with handicapping management – liaison with Sailing Australia, handicap cut off for fleets and divisions within regattas. 7. Close (5.20pm)

 

ASBA LTP Handicap

The Australian Sports Boat Association has adopted ASBA LTP as a secondary handicapping system. ASBA LTP is a performance handicap system developed by Top Yacht. A boat’s ASBA LTP Handicap will adjust over the course of an ASBA regatta and recalculated after each ASBA regatta and displayed ready for the next regatta.

The ASBA Handicaps are based on the long-term performance of the Sports Boat. If a Sports Boat does not have a ASBA LTP Handicap a starting handicap will be allocated be the ASBA committee. This handicap is applied to the elapsed time of the boat to obtain its corrected time for the race.

The ASBA has seen a need to create a performance handicap system for the fleet and working with Top Yacht the ASBA LTP Handicap was best suited as it does not just use results over a few races. The long term takes into account results over a longer period of time to make the best average handicap. This takes out the highs and lows that some performance handicaps can have. The Australian Sports Boat Association's committee discusses feedback from members and presents this to the Top Yacht’s Handicapping Committee to get the best out of the handicap system. A list of boats and handicaps have been compiled by Top Yacht. Boats and their handicaps get added and updated by Top Yacht as they sail with the fleet.

CURRENT BOAT HANDICAPS