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Spinlock Looks back on APS’s 20 Years feature image

Spinlock Looks back on APS’s 20 Years

UK-Based Spinlock has developed a solid reputation for rope holding over the last 30 years. Their offering doesn’t just stop with extremely well-designed and well-manufactured cleats, clutches, and jammers. Spinlock takes it to the next level with their Deckware collection – a testament to their commitment to innovation. Here, Spinlock Special Projects gurus Jez Rowles and James Hall express their thoughts about APS and how we have evolved over the last 20 years.   1. What five words would you […]

Zhik Looks back on APS’s 20 Years feature image

Zhik Looks back on APS’s 20 Years

Zhik, the Australia-based marine outfitter that rocks edgy graphics and innovative products suits some of the ‘Fastest Wet Athletes’ in the world. Sponsoring international speed stars including windsurfers, dinghy sailors, and fast cat hellions – this is a brand that has the performance racer (and only the performance racer) in mind. Here’s what the folks from Down Undah have to say about APS as we celebrate 20 years in the biz:   1. From your perspective, how do you think […]

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Welcome 2011 East Coast Championship Sailors!

It’s East Coast Championship time in Annapolis! Do you hear that rumble? The sound of J/22, J/24, J/80, and J/105 Sailors psyching themselves up is getting louder… We’re sending a call out to those racers: If you haven’t already weighed in at the Eastport Yacht Club, stop by APS for a weight preview. We have a Doctor’s Scale by our Rope Wall, and it won’t lie!   While you’re here, be sure to pick up whatever gear you left at […]

SLAM Looks back on APS’s 20 Years feature image

SLAM Looks back on APS’s 20 Years

Some racers in the US are unaware the Italian marine outfitter SLAM has been developing innovative (and fashionable) technical sportswear for sailors since 1979. That’s right – they’ve been around for a long time and continue to break new ground. Here, the person responsible for bringing SLAM to the United States (and current Director of SLAM North America) Filippo Bovia reflects on the relationship he has shared with APS as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary year.   1. How does […]

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Velocitek Looks back on APS’s 20 Years

Talk about innovation – Velocitek is responsible for bringing GPS based devices to the forefront of performance racing. Here, in honor of APS’s 20th Anniversary, Velocitek President Alec M. Stewart reflects on the relationship his company has shared with APS in the last 6 years.   1. How did your relationship with APS come about? Here’s the email I got from Rob Beach (Director of Marketing alum at APS) back in 2006: “We have had a few inquiries regarding whether […]

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2011 Boat Show Recap!

This year’s Annapolis Boat Show was booming! We’re not sure if the weather had more to do with mass attendance or if the boating clientele’s eagerness to see boating industry’s latest and greatest was contagious. For those who couldn’t make it, here’s some eye candy: APS Boat Sales Manager John Maloney and Customer Service Manager Aaron Freeman hung out on the docks talking to folks about shiny new One Design dinghies (pictured above) and the APS 2011 Boat Sale that’s […]

Checking in with Ronstan- Winches, Blocks, and Line

Check out this live footage from the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show. Hear the story from the men themselves as APS talks it up with Ronstan Sales Manager Ben Moon and President of US Operations Scot West about the expansion of Ronstan’s product offering from Andersen winches to FSE Robline: Learn what they have to say about Ronstan’s acquisition of Anderson classic, standard, and electric winches, the quality and unique features of Andersen products, and bringing the brand back into the […]

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The 2011 Annapolis Boat Show has Commenced!

The drums are rolling and the bands are starting! Well, maybe those noises are just the sound of Sperry deck shoes on the docks at 15% off and safety whistles at the APS kids’ sailing stand… One thing we know for sure – the sun is shining on the start of the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show, and APS staff is happy to be outdoors rubbing elbows with our ever-impressive racing clientele! Could it be that because you harness her energy […]