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APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Jay Kehoe

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Jay Kehoe

The following is the January APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): The speed at which Jay Kehoe answers questions tips you off that he grew up right across the river from New York in Perth Amboy, NJ. At the age of eight, Kehoe started in a Chevron and Shell Oil-sponsored city sailing program on Dyer Dhow 12.5s. His grandfather, the only other sailor in the family, built him a pram, and for ten […]

APS Staff Review: Seahorse International Sailing Magazine

APS Staff Review: Seahorse International Sailing Magazine

Seahorse Magazine – Our favorite International Magazine makes the perfect gift for sailing enthusiasts.  Warren Richter in Customer Service shares a short review on his favorite sailing literature…  So I love Seahorse magazine, plain and simple. Seahorse is the official magazine of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, or RORC for short. I literally box out my colleagues when the mail comes near the end of the month just to get the first look at the new issue. For a racing sailor, […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Bob Lippincott

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Bob Lippincott

The following is the December APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): Newport reminds me of Annapolis,” says Salvé Regina University freshman and Oxford native, Bob Lippincott. “It’s like Annapolis on steroids, all the boats, all the sailing, and seeing the America’s Cup 12-metres during our sailing practice.” Born into a sailing family, Lippincott started on a Penguin with his parents, Richard and Pucky, at the age of five. He sailed solo on […]

An Exciting Weekend of Racing on the Chesapeake

An Exciting Weekend of Racing on the Chesapeake

  Sunny skies and cool temperatures combined with gusty winds but warm water made the Chesapeake the place for any serious sailor to be this past weekend. Home to the IRC East Coast Championship, J24 East Coast Championship, J105 Chesapeake Championship and Star/Etchells Fall Regatta, 107 boats were spread over the four courses. There were boats everywhere and even a battleship and submarine courtesy of the Naval Academy. Blessed with the conditions and many options for sailing we here at […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile - Jason Currie

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Jason Currie

 The following is the November APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): With 7500 nautical miles separating Annapolis from New Zealand, it”s remarkable how many sailors from that part of the world end up here on the Chesapeake Bay. Sailmaker Jason Currie is among one of them. The native Tauranga-about two hours south of Auckland-began sailing at the age of three with his dad on a 17-foot trailer-sailer. ” I have really good […]

Ronstan Aquires Andersen Winches

Ronstan Aquires Andersen Winches

What do the Australians have in common with the Danish? Although, that sounds like the beginning of a bad joke the truth is far from a joke. Today we learned that one of our favorite companies, Australian based Ronstan, has acquired one of our favorite winch manufacturers, the Danish based Frederik Andersen Maskinfabrik. Big deal you say? Well, it is. Ronstan has long been a leader in performance sailing hardware but they didn”t have a winch range to complete their […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Ashley Love

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Ashley Love

The following is the October APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): Anyone who heard her sing “The Star Spangled Banner” at the beginning of the Melges 24 World Championships in Annapolis last fall knows who Ashley Love is. The Jersey Shore native and lifelong sailor is no stranger to singing solo in front of crowds, nor is it foreign to her to work quietly behind a video camera. Born into a sailing […]

Fall Racing Preview

Fall Racing Preview

The wind is up in Annapolis and this likely means one thing. We’re approaching the miraculous few weeks where we have consistent breeze. It’s not a coincidence that the best conditions for racing typically hail some of our most exciting regattas and this year is no different. These events include the recently passed Annapolis Race Week, Oxford race, and J/35 NAs, as well as the upcoming IRC Championships, Farr 40 NAs, Beneteau 36.7 NAs and J/105 Chesapeake Bay Championships all […]