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    The Best Sail Race Computer - Velocitek Prostart or the Novasail NS-START. Pro?

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    Velocitek and Novasail have long been leaders in the sailing electronics industry. This blog will compare the flagship race computers from each, the Velocitek Prostart and the Novasail NS-START.Pro to give you an idea of the pros and cons of each and help you to choose the right one for your boat and your racing set up.

    Stay Safe with Mantagua’s Certified NAVIPRO Navigation Lights

    Sailboat with Navigation Lights © Axxon, via Mantagua

    Image © Axxon, via Mantagua

     

    Lighter, faster and safer sailing is our mantra. Thus, we’re excited to launch our new product category - Navigation Lights – on Upffront.com, to keep you safe at sea.

    The nke Multidisplay – All of your boat data in one place

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    GPS, navigation data, wind data, boat speed, heel, rig loads etc. Onboard electronics are far more accurate and capable than ever before, and with the innovations in solar, hydro-generators and efficient batteries, sailors are able to charge and depend on more electronic systems, without worrying about battery life and excess CO2 emissions.


    All of these on board sensors are capable of coming together to generate a huge amount of useful and accurate data, but it all comes to nothing, unless it can be clearly read and analysed quickly by you and your crew. This is where the nke Multidisplay comes in.

    Improve your Race Starts with the Velocitek V2 Prostart

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    The new Velocitek V2 ProStart is the distillation of more than a decade of experience and customer feedback building stand-alone, GPS-based, distance-to-line starting aids. It’s all about time and distance. The new V2 ProStart has the same core functionality as the V1 unit but now features crystal-clear optics, zero-latency navigation, and a multi-colour backlight.

    Sailing Autopilot Systems - Key Components

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    For most cruising and offshore race sailboats, the autopilot is a critical piece of equipment. However, the difference between a “good” and a “not so good” sailing autopilot can be dramatic! Therefore, it is well worth understanding all the necessary components of a good system to create the autopilot package to suit your needs.

    Novasail Tactical Race Computers - First off the Line

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    Novasail’s ethos is to ‘be first off the start’, and that is certainly the focus of their NS360 and NS-START ranges of race computers. These yacht race computers offer similar functionality to the more well-known alternative, Velocitek Prostart, which you can read about in more detail here

    Velocitek: Get your Electronics Strapped-in

     

    Velocitek electronics on boat

    Credit: Velocitek

    Simple, clear and extremely functional. Velocitek electronics are popular among sailors from beginners to competition veterans thanks to their functional design and ease of use. Upffront are big fans of the Velocitek range of electronics and you can find previous blogs here on the Prism, Prostart and Speedpuck.

    nke Marine Electronics – Do I need the Man Overboard (M.O.B.) Module?

     

    nke Marine Electronics Man Overboard Class 40

     

    As the trend for performance enhancing marine electronics continues to grow, here at upffront.com we have decided to make things simple for our customers: we’ve crafted six, turn-key, nke autopilot and navigation packages, which are suitable for both racers and cruisers of all levels (including grand prix!).

    nke Marine Electronics – Do I really need Wi-Fi?

     

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    More sailors are jumping onboard with performance enhancing marine electronics than ever before, and we’ve had an influx of enquiries since adding nke Marine Electronics to upffront.com.

    Transform Your Sailing with the Velocitek Speedpuck Speedometer


    Velocitek Speedpuck Speedometer

    Image Credit: Velocitek and Paul Todd/OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM

    Located on the North shore of Hawaiian island Maui, Velocitek are a marine electronics firm who are – amongst other things - passionate about spending time on the water. When they’re not busy sailing or surfing – or fighting for the protection of our lakes and oceans - Velocitek work hard to design beautifully simple, intuitive and elegant marine electronics with top flight functionality, helping sailors of all levels to enjoy peak performance on the water.

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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