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Kicking off Key West Race Week 2012

  Customer Service Rep Matt F. continues to blog down in the Conch Republic.  He sent us this on Saturday: After all the work we’ve done to get the boat down here and set up (admittedly only three days), I’m just looking forward to getting out on the water and sailing.  Here’s my day-by-day, by day report. Thursday was spent setting up the boat and catching up on sleep after the road trip down. Friday, we splashed and motored our […]

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Quantum Key West Race Week 2012

Customer Service Rep Matt F. is down there already warming up on Farr 30 Mummbles, Purchasing Manager Lynn B. headed out of town two days ago to be support for an Ohio boat, and Customer Service Rep. Warren R. is the only one left at the shop who’s planning to head South for the 25th Anniversary regatta. I sent an email to him earlier today to get – quote “all up in his business” – and here’s what we came […]

Farr 30 Averages 47 Knots for 23 Hours Straight!!

We’re happy to report that our Customer Service Guru Matt F, fellow members of team Mummbles and their Farr 30 have all made it safely and obeying speed limits to Key West! Completing the 1,248 mile trip in 24 hours!   Here’s his recap: Thursday. 4 pm : Phew! Well the longest day (or two if you’re being technical) of the regatta are basically over. We left Annapolis at 10:30 am on Wednesday and drove non stop til we hit Key West […]

New World Record for the Fastest Sailing Circumnavigation

Every Monday morning, the APS staff gets together in the storefront at 8:30 AM to do what we call “Product Review.” This is how we ensure everyone at the company – from the accounting dept. to the shipping center – knows what products are good for what kind of sailing/boats and why. James McKenna, the APS Product Manager, sits on the front counter and has everyone gather ‘round as if he’s about to tell a story. Normally, the narration only […]

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Ian Coleman, APS Rigging, and Perth

Two weeks ago, Ian Coleman was in his home town – crashing at his parents’ house, visiting old friends, and sailing. If you were out after dark, you might have seen him toasting to good times at Davis’ or Rockfish. Pretty standard stuff for an Annapolitan. What sets Ian apart from his peers is the fact he’s devoted the last two years of his life to qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics. His program is currently ranked 4th in the […]

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Harken Looks back on APS’s 20 Years

Everyone knows Harken. Famed with inventing the first ball bearing block in 1966 – Harken forever changed the course of performance sailing. Continuously innovating – the Harken product offering has grown over the last 4 decades to not only include hardware but also, soft goods. In fact, the Harken Ballistic Eco Pants were awarded the DAME Clothing and Crew Accessories Category award for 2011 at METS hosted last week. CEO of Harken Bill Goggins and Northeast Sales Representative Oakley Jones […]

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Farrah Hall feature image

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Farrah Hall

We caught up with APS Chesapeake Racer Profile alumna Farrah Hall last month on a spectacular fall day with the dramatic backdrop of the U.S. Sailboat Show banners flying across the creek in downtown Annapolis. In between training sessions and competitions in Bulgaria, England, and Mexico, clearly itching to get out and enjoy the building whitecaps, Hall sat at the picnic tables in front of Compass Marketing – a sponsor of her campaign to represent the U.S. at the 2012 […]

APS Expands Warehouse – Shipping/Call Center Close Thursday & Friday feature image

APS Expands Warehouse – Shipping/Call Center Close Thursday & Friday

Attention APS Customers: APS is making improvements to serve you better. We are expanding our facilities and streamlining our receiving, shipping, and warehousing processes. Who’s going to benefit most from the new and improved organization? You are! Of course, this means, we’re going to have to take some time to work it out… The APS Shipping Department will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11. Also, the APS Storefront and Call Center will be closed starting at […]