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APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Jahn Tihansky feature image

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Jahn Tihansky

Seven years ago, if you had told Jahn Tihansky, owner J/ World Annapolis, that he would be the head coach of the U.S Naval Academy (USNA) varsity offshore sailing team, he would have told you that you were nuts.  With a sailing school to run, he wasn’t exactly looking for work – certainly not the kind which would consume 60 or 70 hours per week in sailing season.  But, opportunity knocked.  After much debate, as well as some prodding from […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Spinlock Looks back on APS’s 20 Years

UK-Based Spinlock has developed a solid reputation for rope holding over the last 30 years. Their offering doesn’t just stop with extremely well-designed and well-manufactured cleats, clutches, and jammers. Spinlock takes it to the next level with their Deckware collection – a testament to their commitment to innovation. Here, Spinlock Special Projects gurus Jez Rowles and James Hall express their thoughts about APS and how we have evolved over the last 20 years.   1. What five words would you […]

ISSA High School Single Handed Championship – 2012 Cressy Trophy

You hear it all the time because it’s true. The. Youth. Is. The. Future. That’s why APS is proud to support the ISSA a.k.a. the organization behind High School Sailors. Last Weekend, APS’s devotion to the sport (and the future of the sport) collided with our Annapolis roots. We’re talking ‘collided’ in a good way – like when chocolate collides with peanut butter at the Reeses factory. Ok – Halloween’s over, but you get the idea… Presented to the US […]

Zhik Looks back on APS’s 20 Years feature image

Zhik Looks back on APS’s 20 Years

Zhik, the Australia-based marine outfitter that rocks edgy graphics and innovative products suits some of the ‘Fastest Wet Athletes’ in the world. Sponsoring international speed stars including windsurfers, dinghy sailors, and fast cat hellions – this is a brand that has the performance racer (and only the performance racer) in mind. Here’s what the folks from Down Undah have to say about APS as we celebrate 20 years in the biz:   1. From your perspective, how do you think […]

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Welcome 2011 East Coast Championship Sailors!

It’s East Coast Championship time in Annapolis! Do you hear that rumble? The sound of J/22, J/24, J/80, and J/105 Sailors psyching themselves up is getting louder… We’re sending a call out to those racers: If you haven’t already weighed in at the Eastport Yacht Club, stop by APS for a weight preview. We have a Doctor’s Scale by our Rope Wall, and it won’t lie!   While you’re here, be sure to pick up whatever gear you left at […]