APS - Annapolis Performance Sailing



Warm Winter Sailing Hats | Expert Advice

As a performance sailor, you probably already know that proper warm winter sailing hats are extremely important when conditions are chilly. At APS, we have a full selection of warm hats to keep you on the water all year long. If you’re looking for simple hat that will keep you warm, you’ll want a classic knit hat, generally referred to as a “beanie”. We have a good variety of beanies at APS because they are great for both on the water and off. Sailing […]

Gill Neoprene Winter Sailing Gloves | Expert Review

Check out thee updated Gill Neoprene Winter Sailing Gloves here Gill gloves like with all winter sailing gloves are a game of trade-offs. Unfortunately, there is no true silver bullet. Historically either the gloves are warm but too thick and/or not grippy enough or they’re plenty dexterous but too thin and not warm enough for frostbiting. The gloves that do everything well tend to be really expensive. This glove has been replaced by a new Gill neoprene glove and can be found Winter sailing […]

How to Replace Laytex Dry Suit Seals | Expert Advice

Doing drysuit repair work on a once 100% waterproof garment may seem like something you can only leave to the pros, but as you will see here, it’s a pretty straight forward job. All you need is the proper drysuit repair materials and a little bit of know-how. I recently had to replace the wrist seal on my suit so I put together a video showing the steps for replacing a seal. The same technique works for any of the seals on […]

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Musto HPX Boot with OutDry® | Expert Review

This product is no longer available, but check out our selectiono of waterproof and breathable boots here I was asked to write this review about the HPX Leather Musto Boots with Outdry® a while back, but I wanted to make sure that I wore them a lot before giving my opinion. So use them I have. I used them in Annapolis’ warm weather, on the Bermuda Ocean Race, up at the NYYC Regatta, on rainy days, and most recently while teaching little kids […]

Choosing light Base Layers for Sailing

Layering Guide: Light Base Layers | Expert Advice

As the name implies, Light Base Layers are the first layer of clothing you put on. It is a next-to-skin layer designed to move moisture from your body, providing comfort and allowing your breathable gear to do its job more effectively. Sailing provides a unique set of challenges when it come to moisture management — short bursts of movement in a sometimes wet environment — and it is important to choose your base layers carefully, especially when it comes to layering for the cold. Avoid cotton […]

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Whats in the Sailing Bag: Middle Distance Racer | Expert Advice

It’s St. Mary’s College Governor’s Cup time again. One of the APS employees is packing up his sailing bag and headed out for a night of bounding down the Chesapeake. Customer Service rep, Matt was willing to give us a peak at the gear in his sailing bag to give people an idea of what he packs for a middle distance race. For those that don’t know the Governor’s Cup is a  night race starting at 6pm just off Annapolis and […]

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Gear up for Charleston Race Week | Expert Advice

With Charleston Race Week just over a month away and already over 220 boats registered, it’s time to gear up!  Crugear is ready and waiting to make sure you look great (how you sail is up to you!).    The buzz in the air is all about Charleston Race Week and with that, my thoughts turn to my favorite gear to decorate. There are so many great options out there.  Here are several options for you that are available in the […]

Ronstan Windshift Sunglasses | Expert Review

NOTE: These sunglasses are no longer available. Check our our selection of other sailing sunglasses here. The Aussies take sun protection very seriously, and the Melbourne-based marine company Ronstan is no exception. Introducing the brand new (and well thought-out) Windshift Sunglasses! What makes these ‘sunnies’ stand apart from the rest? The TR-90 frame is tough. Despite having a stiffness that gives the frames a quality feel, they have a high flexural fatigue threshold. The glasses come in two colors: White/Blue […]