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The Best Sailing Technology from the METS DAME Awards 2022

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Next week the Upffront team will be heading to Amsterdam for the biggest and most prestigious marine trade show in the world, METS. We are planning to share with you some of the latest innovations in marine technology at the show next week, but for now, here are a few of the DAME nominated products that caught our eye!

VSG Lifejackets - Combining Safety with Comfort


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Valeria San Giorgio also known as VSG is one of the oldest Italian companies to design and produce lifejackets. Starting in 1926 VSG began manufacturing sails and waxed clothes for merchant ships and then moved on to supplying the navy, where they began to diversify into lifejackets. 

Best Practice for Eco Friendly Waste Disposal


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Most sailors are environmentally conscious and want to do their part in preserving our planet. But when it comes time to dispose of yacht waste, it can be hard to know the best way to do this. Here are a few tips on how to properly dispose of yacht waste while still keeping the environment top of mind.

Sailserver, Your Sailing Adventure Data Log

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Sailserver is a system that is tracking all your data provided through your NMEA200. It is smaller than a lunch box and enables you to share your data with friends and family. At the same time it is your automated logbook as well as your anchor alarm.

Just the two of us... sponsors UKDHOS for 2022

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UKDHOS is coming back for its second year and is proud to be a sponsor! The 2022 season promises to be bigger and better than 2021, and we can't wait to see these competitive boats and sailors back out on the water. Stay tuned for more updates on the series, including insights into optimum setup for double handed racing! 


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One of the most important features we knew we needed to have when creating our website was an in depth set of categories and filters to help you find the products you want, to the correct specifications for your boat. This blog will help you to understand some of the new features of our website and how to use the filters to make the most of our manufacturer data.

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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