Spoonie, it may well be that there's no one around with the skill, knowledge or interest to weigh and measure (in Sydney) for proper AMS ratings. For some of the OD boats, like Melges32's, FT10's, if they are in OD trim, then one measurement would surely fit all. The SMS/sportboats guys got their shit together and made it happen, so no reason that the S30/11 oriented boats couldn't.
It may well be apathy and 'cant be arsed' is the real reason stopping forward momentum and progress. There is still time to potentially bring all comers together for the Winter Series out of the CYCA. The real issue here though, is the the 'pursuit' nature of this series - as it's always been. It's fucking hopeless starting 25 minutes behind a boat in a dying breeze on any given winter afternoon. No matter how fast your boat, you are fucked. I guess the club wants to make sure most starters over the series will win a jacket, bag or hat - and to get back to the club in max daylight hours for max ale/rum consumption.
There are plenty of AMS measurers in Sydney