Regatta gets new scoring system

THE Koh Samui Regatta will have an updated handicap system used for sports boats class this year.

The 2010 Asian Sports Boat Championships race committee made the announcement due to the burgeoning range of true sports boats based in the region.

The event now will use the Australian Sports Boat Association’s text system, providing competitors with the opportunity to compete for the first time in Asia under this system.

Race director Simon James announced the change by claiming the move would be a bold step forward.

He said: “By adopting the same system in both events, we can now give our Asia-based competitors an opportunity to evaluate their performance against other local crews prior to the Hong Kong event.”

Scott Duncanson, spokesman for Australia-based Duncanson Yachts, said he also favours the move.

The Phuket 8 designer added: “I believe SMS clearly deserves a try first in Asia and the Samui Regatta is a great start.”

Should there be less entries than originally expected, the race committee could merge sportsboats into the IRC 2 class.

But this would involve a dual scoring system (SMS and IRC) and an overall Sports Boat Trophy taken from SMS as well as any IRC class prizes.

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