Mar 30, 2022

SinC smarttune Indie Marine

smarttune sending stay loads to boat instruments or phone app

Originally developed for the America’s Cup now Canadian sailors can access this technology at affordable prices.

Remember your best race? Everything clicked, you were in a different gear, pointing higher off the start and faster than your competition. The following day you tried to repeat it all, and you just couldn’t find the same pace.

There are few variables that are directly influenced by the crew, but four-time Volvo Ocean Race Winner Stu Bannatyne says that “matching forestay tension to the wind and sails is the key to upwind performance.”

So, if a sailor could set their rigging up precisely according to the wind and their sails (time after time), they would have an edge over the competition.

Cyclops Marine have made this a reality. Harnessing the latest technology to create smarttune and smartlink2, simple-to-install load sensors. These sensors accurately measure stay, soft stay or sheet tension in real time, transmitting rig-loads wirelessly to smartphone or boat instruments.

With smarttune you can measure your fastest settings, control your forestay sag, headsail/mainsail shape and mast bend to optimize your race performance. With smartlink2 you can gain load readings on any of your rope controls from sheets, to tack lines,  vangs or backstays.

SinC SinC Cyclops Marine Smarttune Sheet Loads 400smartlink2 for sheet loads that can be viewed on boat instruments or phone app

You can find the full range of Cyclops Marine load sensors at or at one of their dealer chandleries.










The European portion of SailGP Season 4 got underway this weekend in Saint-Tropez, France. Having hit record breaking speeds last year on the Côte d’Azur, Phil Robertson and the Canadians were looking forward to this weekend of racing, but things did not turn out as hoped. A penalty in the pre-start of race one was a precursor of what was to come, and it proved difficult for the team to recover.

A collision with Spain early on in race one set the team back and translated into eight penalty points for the event and an additional four penalty points for the season.