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Deck the Hauls: Annapolis Parade of Lights

Deck the Hauls: Annapolis Parade of Lights

This past weekend boat owners and their faithful crew braved the cold, wet conditions and celebrated the holiday season by decorating their boats for the Parade of Lights held here in the Annapolis Harbor. Every year around 70 power and sailboats transform the Annapolis harbor into a colorful light display in hopes of winning the best decorated boat of the year. At exactly 6:30pm all the boats participating in the show whether docked or cruising in the harbor turned their […]

Slaughter Across the Water XIII

Slaughter Across the Water XIII

Every year in November the MRE (Maritime Republic of Eastport) puts on a rather serious and quite substantial Tug-of-War tournament against downtown Annapolis. In case you”ve never visited, we”ll explain the layout. There”s a bridge dividing the two communities and a 1,280 ft. long rope (made of 1-1/8″ Maxibraid Plus with a Spectra 900 core, manufactured by Yale Cordage) used for the tug that extends across the water reaching the 2 teams. This year 7 different games were played and […]

Boat Show

Annapolis Sailboat Show 2010

Each October, the city of Annapolis prepares itself for the largest and most spectacular sailboat show in the country. Close to 150,000 attendees from around the world come to downtown Annapolis to learn and test out exciting new products, meet new people, enjoy countless boat show parties and of course, get some killer deals on all kinds of sailing products. This year we”ve partnered with six of our vendors to bring you the best in gear and hardware inside the […]

Giant Tree Limb: 1 Jetta: 0

Giant Tree Limb: 1 Jetta: 0

In case you were concerned about the lack of web updates in the last 24 hours, I sincerely appologize. I was a little preoccupied yesterday…. I was quietly sitting at my desk after lunch yesterday when Tucker, a member of the fulfillment team came up and said, “a tree limb fell on your car”. After my initial reaction of, “really?”, I ran downstairs and down Severn Ave to find this. (see picture at left) Seems the serious storm on Sunday […]

Dodging storms for another successful Thursday Night Race…

Dodging storms for another successful Thursday Night Race…

Thunder clapped and rain came somewhere around 3 pm yesterday afternoon but they skies parted long enough for Thursday night racing last night. Cameras out and coolers stocked we managed to get some racing in before the next line of summer storms rolled through. With one race under our belts the wind died and the sound of hissing beer cans could be heard across the water. Some of the APS crew sailed a J22 and were lucky enough to get […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Lin McCarthy

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Lin McCarthy

The following is the July APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans):When the idea of celebrating a milestone in Southern Bay sailor Lin McCarthy’s life started to circulate among her friends, most of them made the same statements. “We have to do something for her,” and, “Lin is going to kill you.”Did you ever notice how some people who efficiently get things done in life retreat from the spotlight? Allow us to re-introduce […]

Supporting our Favorite Sport

Supporting our Favorite Sport

Did you know that we sponsor over 200 regattas every year? We are thrilled that so many people enjoy sailing as much as we do and in return we enjoy contributing to different sailing events. Instead of spending our entire sponsorship budget on a few “high profile” events our budget is spent on a variety of club, regional and national events. Got and event you’d like us to sponsor? We are always happy to give back to the sailing community […]

Highway to the Danger Zone

Highway to the Danger Zone

It’s almost summer again in Annapolis and that means it’s time for light air, lots of power boat chop but best of all the Blue Angels are in town. Every year we close down the shop for a bit and let the staff walk down to SSA around the corner and watch the show. So if you tried to call around 2-2:45 now you know why we didn’t answer the phone. Some of the APS Staff Watching the Show Even […]