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Zero to 505 in Five Weekends

Zero to 505 in Five Weekends….

505 stories from the front line. Guest blog writer/APS Storefront Manager Mike Lindsley writes, “It all started on a beautiful afternoon in June…” I remember the perplexed look a young man and his father had painted on their faces as they entered the APS storefront for the first time. (Note: This reaction is not uncommon when it comes to first timers to APS as our mass inventory tends to overwhelm…) John and Jack (father/son) did not waste any time to […]

Inside the APS Storefront

Inside the APS Storefront

You’ve heard about it once or twice. Heck, it’s on the cover of the 2011 Spring catalog. APS is not just a website, we have a storefront, too! APS stocks what you need so you can have it as close to immediately as possible. We have to find somewhere to put all that stuff, right? So where do we put it? We treat our storefront like a warehouse. That’s why sailors stop by on their way to the club because that […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Team APS

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Team APS

Among the boats this team sails on are the Laser, E-Scow, DN, J/22, J/80, J/109, Soverel 33, Beneteau 40.7, Beneteau 44.7, Farr 395, Farr 40, Log Canoes, and various handicap boats. Mike Lindsley: Storefront Manager What’s your advice for young racing sailors? Wear sunblock!  As great as it is to have a sweet hiking pants tan line across your Wayfers, using sunblock will save you a few trips to the dermatologist later in life.  Try using sunblock from Blue Lizard […]

Musto / APS Love

Musto / APS Love

You appreciate Musto for bringing you top quality gear with innovative design, high tech materials, and a meticulous manufacturing process. Musto appreciates you for wearing that gear out on the water. As a thank you, Musto is giving back: Earlier this Summer, we were hammering out details regarding a 4’x4′ Musto poster board for the APS storefront with our Musto Rep Arthur. (The results of which are striking – see image above. Musto has partnered with CAMPER to sponsor Emirates […]

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APS 20th Anniversary Party Recap

  Weeks of planning finally paid off when APS staffers had the chance to hang out with Annapolis, North Virginia, Colorado, and Baltimore racers off the water at the APS 20th Anniversary Backyard BBQ! There were more than just hot dogs on the grill, there were hot dogs in attendance! (Example a.k.a. Maxwell to the right.) Let’s just say, the beer tent was as popular as ever considering it was one of the few places to find shade…We need more […]

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You’re Invited…APS Celebrates 20 Years!

APSprofileTHEN APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Kyle Gross & the APS Story

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Kyle Gross & the APS Story

Here in Annapolis on our local radio station, WRNR, it’s advertised as “where the sailors shop.” Those who know it well have described it as a “candy store for sailors.” Far-flung sailors may think of it as a mail order or online catalogue for gear. Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS) has been one or all of those things in its 20 years in business. On a muggy June day, I parked my bike outside APS – in the Eastport section of […]

Ponytail Payday!

Ponytail Payday!

This one goes out to the ladies…. Sometimes, customers send APS some love. Rarely, do they send gifts. A Lightning customer out there was happy with APS customer service and decided to send a box to prove it. What was inside? A million hair ties! Woo! This is the gift that keeps on giving. All the APS staffers are happy – the guys and gals with ponytails will not tape stray hairs up in your orders and the men at […]