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Honorary Skipper J80 Fun Race 2011

Honorary Skipper J80 Fun Race 2011

…Apparently we were not the only ones who were thankful for the Honorary Skipper J80 Fun Race.  A few thank you letters from the crew on-board Crush came in the mail this week.  Thank you for the illustrations! Last weekend, I volunteered with the J80 skippers and EYC members to host the 2nd Honorary Skipper J80 Fun Race, which has been set up to coincide with the Leukemia Cup to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to “cure leukemia, lymphoma, […]

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 […]

Results APS/ICSA Team Race National Championships

Results APS/ICSA Team Race National Championships

It wasn’t all flip flops and sunburns over Memorial Day weekend. Fourteen schools were psyching themselves up for the APS/ICSA Team Race National Championships in the cold Pacific Northwest – The Gorge at Cascade Locks, Oregon. For the competitors, this weekend meant dry suits and sailing. The weather was anything but predictable, and teams were faced with strong currents, too much wind, too little wind – you know, everything that’s par for the course in a good regatta. The result: […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Paul Parks

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Paul Parks

The following is the June APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): If you’re tempted to brag about your cutting edge race boat here on the Chesapeake, you might want to meet Paul Parks and hear about his boat to give you some perspective. Park’s SeaCart30 Sundog, a trailerable 30-foot carbon trimaran designed for inshore and offshore one-design racing, is intended to reach speeds up to 30 knots. At last month’s inaugural Annapolis […]

ICSA National Championships Are On! Starting today: APS/ICSA Team Race Nationals

ICSA National Championships Are On! Starting today: APS/ICSA Team Race Nationals

The ICSA National Championships are on! Big congratulations go out to URI for winning the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championship! Connecticut College took second, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland finished third. Conditions have been challenging this year in the Columbia River Gorge with rain and light winds at the start of the regatta, but the wind has been building. Today marks the start of the APS/ICSA Team Race Nationals. APS Web Manager Katie C. gives a little background on […]

2011 Vanguard 15 Mid Atlantic Championships

2011 Vanguard 15 Mid Atlantic Championships

APS sponsors over 200 regattas a year. Why do we do this? Because we’re all about sailing and want to show we care. Last weekend, Annapolis was host again to the V-15 Mid Atlantics. Here, the fleet president Nick Muzia gives us a recap of the event. Notice that APS’s very own Bryn Bachman (yes – make the connection, she is the artist credited with the APS storefront painting gracing the 2011 catalog cover!) made top 5 crewing with the […]

London Boat Show – Blog Post GOLD

Hello Readers! I want to let you know, we will be posting very smart and important stuff here in the near future. (Seriously, we have a video how-to for doing a continuous splice with Marlow Excel Control Line in queue.) That’s the disclaimer. What follows is pretty hilarious. I’m working through our blog trying to make our tags/labels more useful for everyone. Below, you’ll see one of my favorite old posts unearthed, The 2009 London Boat Show: Unintentional Comedy Gold. Do […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Keith Donald & Hope

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Keith Donald & Hope

The following is the May APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): When your grandfather wins the Newport to Bermuda Race in 1924 and your uncle skippers an America’s Cup boat in 1964, it’s pretty safe to say, as Keith Donald does, that he was plucked into a sailing family. As a kid, sailing Round Bay and out of Severn SA (SSA), as a student and instructor. “My sailing is pretty informal,” says […]