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James McKenna: Storefront Manager

James McKenna: Storefront Manager What’s your name? Nickname(s)?
James McKenna

If you could have chosen your own name what name would it be?
What’s wrong with my name? I like my name. And Gandalf isn’t socially acceptable.

What’s your position at APS?
Product Manager

How long have you been with APS?
Since May 2004

What’s your favorite boat to sail?
Laser

Do you collect anything?
Copies of lord of the rings? Maybe we shouldn’t tell people about that though

Where are you from?
Annapolis / DC

Have you ever eaten a crayon?
Nope

When did you start sailing?
Summers during middle school @ SSA. So around ‘94

What’s your most memorable experience sailing?
I got tossed over the bow of my laser after a sweet death roll last winter, that was exciting. And cold, very cold.

What boat(s) are you sailing now?
Laser, Jet 14, J/35, J/30, J/22

Queso or Guacamole?
Salsa

What do you do when you’re not sailing or working at APS?
I sleep sometimes. Also backpacking and biking.

What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of bricks?
Wait a minute, I think I’ve heard this one before….

If you were a boat what kind of boat would you be? Why?
Mini. Fun but sorta crazy.

What is your favorite regatta venue?
Saratoga Lake in NY

What’s your favorite brand of gear?
Gill

Do you have any hidden talents?
If I told you they wouldn’t be hidden anymore.

What’s your favorite piece of sailing gear?
My Ronstan skiff shorts

Is there anyone you’d like to thank?
The lord my savior who watches over all that I do and blesses me with my extremely good looks and athletic prowess and sailing ability and sweet awesome bo staff skills and did I mention my good looks?


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