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Charleston Race Week 2011

Charleston Race Week 2011

The APS team made it safely home to Annapolis early Monday morning. We had a full weekend with some unexpected events. The following is a regatta report and photos from the team… Charleston was a busy place this weekend, with 270 boats and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War all happening this past weekend. The venue was quite impressive. Sitting in the shadows of the USS Yorktown, complete with a nice hotel, large marina and sandy beaches the Charleston […]

Ice Boatin’ Recap

Ice Boatin’ Recap

Watch Annapolitan Ashley Love’s video to learn a little something about a different kind of sailing…Who dat? I see some APS staffers on the ice… Not everyone is happy the weather has turned – yeah, we’re talking about you DN Sailors. But one thing is for sure, these racers have spirit. After all, the Ice Boating tradition dates back over 100 years! Let’s just say, these folks make it look all good and gnarly. As the temperatures rise, we’re keeping […]

Warming up for Charleston Race Week 2011

Warming up for Charleston Race Week 2011

Team APS is gearing up for Charleston Race Week! Six of our staff members will be reporting to dock call on Friday morning. It will be my first time racing in Charleston and also my first time driving a trailer with a boat that is more than 16 feet long…yikes! We won’t be stopping at too many drive-thrus. Aaron Freeman in Customer Service and I will be crewing on J/80s. From what I hear, we will be racing on the […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Jeff Todd

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Jeff Todd

The following is the April APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): Annapolis sailor Jeff Todd grew up sailing on Cape May, NJ, back when junior sailors sailed on Blue Jays and Sunfish and Atlantic Raceweek actually lasted for a full week. His dad owned a Thistle and a Columbia 9.6, so in addition to competing in the high school Laser circuit up and down the Jersey coast, he competed in a number […]

So Long Frostbite…

It’s pretty obvious that any sailor moving to Annapolis, MD is going to be stoked to get in on the sailing scene as quickly as possible. That was exactly the case for me – except, I landed here December 1. Annapolis was right in the middle of one of its few annual sailing lulls. Patience, Patience – I told myself. Thankfully, I was on the search for sailing/sailing-related gigs, and got a job working at APS in January. I had […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Ryan Breimayer

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Ryan Breimayer

The following is the March APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): A Maryland boy through and through, “St. Mary’s College graduate and pro sailor, 34-year-old Ryan Breymaier of Annapolis is the only American in the Barcelona World Race, a double-handed, non-stop, around-the-world race and the first of its kind. With crew Boris Hermann (Germany), Breimayer is sailing 25,000 miles in the IMOCA 60 Neutrogena. The race started on New Year’s Eve 2010 […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Juliet Thompson

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Juliet Thompson

The following is the February APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): “If the surf was up, I didn’t go to school,” says Annapolis sailor Juliet Thompson. A native of Queensland, Australia, she says, ” I attribute my many years on my surfboard on the waves to my never getting seasick,” she says and laughs. “But, they say that means you haven’t met your conditions yet.” Following years of earning degrees-an undergraduate degree […]

Regatta Report: Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race

Regatta Report: Fort Lauderdale to Key West Race

As the snow began to fall in Baltimore last Tuesday, Aaron from Customer Service and I headed south to Fort Lauderdale for the Lauderdale to Key West Race. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a 160-mile race from just outside the harbor in Fort Lauderdale to – you guessed it – Key West. It was the 36th running of the race, and what a race it was! This being my first ocean race, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, […]