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2013 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship

2013 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship

It’s that time of year again: College Nationals! As in many seasons past the 2013 ICSA Team Race National Championship is sponsored by APS. For those new to team racing or college sailing in general, we have a great write up about the event and the skills needed to be a champion at Team Race Nationals A big congratulations goes out to all the teams that qualified for this year’s edition of the event: Georgetown Brown Boston College Mary’s College Rogers Williams Navy […]

Interview with Jennifer Chamberlin fresh off Olympic Trials feature image

Interview with Jennifer Chamberlin fresh off Olympic Trials

Jen Chamberlin gave us a few minutes to talk about her women’s match racing campaign in the Elliot 6m with with GETsailing. Two years of racing and preparation got them all the way to the US team finals in Weymouth, England. What was your favorite event of the Campaign? The final month of our campaign was a really good run, it consisted of two events and two weeks of training. We started off racing in Hyeres, the World Cup Event […]

Sailing Mexico with Rich Bowen feature image

Sailing Mexico with Rich Bowen

Rich Bowen, an accomplished sailor and Lead Sail Designer with North Sails shared his experience in Mexico and what gear he brought with him.  Erica Bowen, your favorite Crugear Operations Manager, was able to join him, holding down the shore crew.  Here’s his report. Two years ago I was fortunate enough to be part of a J/24 team invited to the Regata Copa Mexico, which is a fantastic event sponsored by the Mexican government, the local state government and the Board of […]

New World Record for the Fastest Sailing Circumnavigation

Every Monday morning, the APS staff gets together in the storefront at 8:30 AM to do what we call “Product Review.” This is how we ensure everyone at the company – from the accounting dept. to the shipping center – knows what products are good for what kind of sailing/boats and why. James McKenna, the APS Product Manager, sits on the front counter and has everyone gather ‘round as if he’s about to tell a story. Normally, the narration only […]

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 […]

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 […]

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Kristen and Brian Robinson

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Kristen and Brian Robinson

Their first date was on a J/24. “Our dads raced against and with each other on Little Neck Bay on Long Island Sound,” says Annapolis sailor Kristen Robinson as she sits next to her husband Brian on the deck of Eastport YC (EYC). “We joke that we never had a chance.” Since Brian was six years older than she, they knew each other growing up, but not well before Kristen turned 19 and the J/24 date. That was that. When […]

Annapolis Race Week 2011

Annapolis Race Week 2011

For the second year in a row, Annapolis was graced with strong breeze and sunny skies for the 45th annual Raceweek.  Some of the folks at APS raced this weekend and came back to work today with raccoon eyes and sore muscles, wishing the Labor Day weekend was 4 days instead of 3. Everyone survived the tiring races and made it back to the office with accounts from their side of the race course… Matt Fafoutis, Customer Service This year’s Annapolis […]