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Sail Sense receiving their DAME award at METS 2018

21st December 2018

Sail Sense wins a DAME award at METS 2018

SmartSail Systems are extremely proud to have won the extremely high standard "Marine electronics & marine related software" category at the 2018 METS  DAME Award, for their Sail Sense product, available exclusively through Spinlock.

When awarding this, the DAME jury said "The Jury recognised this as a significant, well-designed development that will assist owners and captains on yachts of all sizes in the future. It is a very strong category winner among all DAME entries this year...."

Both Rachael and Dan will support Spinlock in the run up to full production, early in 2019 and continue to investigate other applications of the technology and app, in all industries.


24th November 2018

Sail Sense

Sail Sense is nominated for 2018 DAME awards

SmartSail Systems are extremely proud to have had their Sail Sense product nominated for the 2018 DAME award, with their partners at Spinlock. The Sail Sense product was one of the final 62 products selected from the 123 entries for the award, which is the most prestigious award in the marine industry.

For all involved, both at Smart Sail Systems and Spinlock, this is a fantastic moment and acknowledges that Sail Sense really is going to be as important to all types of sailors and sailmakers, as have always hoped it might be.


The finalists are to be announced at the opening of the 2018 METS trade event in Amsterdam, on November 12th. Rachael and Dan will be at METS for the whole of the show, so please do not hesitate to contact us at any point and we will answer all your questions.


Click here to see the full list of nominees for this prestigious award. 


Image courtesy of Spinlock Ltd

24th October 2018


SmartSail app and device to be renamed as


Following on from our exciting announcement that SmartSail Systems have signed up an exclusive agreement with Spinlock Ltd, based on the Isle of Wight in the UK, we are pleased to announce that our product and app will now be known as Sail Sense. Spinlock will be the manufacturer and supplier of Sail-Sense devices and app, as a licensee of Smart Sail devices. 

20th September 2018


Spinlock has acquired exclusive global rights to manufacture, market and sell wireless data systems following an investment in the technology start-up SmartSail Systems.

SmartSail was founded by Rachael Tapp and Dan Primrose to help sailors become smarter about their sail inventory.

“Spinlock has a global reputation and we are excited to be introducing new products across all their channels and sectors,” said Dan.

Smart Sail fits onto a sail and delivers performance data to a mobile or tablet, recording the number of hours a sail has been in use, how much flogging it has had and also the amount of UV exposure it has been subjected to.

Spinlock will now work with SmartSail to further develop a range of data-driven solutions.

The products will join Spinlock’s existing Sense range of data and analysis tools with the first partnership product, Sail-Sense, to be launched at METSTRADE.

10th September 2018

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