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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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Musto Looks back on APS’s 20 Years

Musto sailing gear is a force to be reckoned with. When it comes to design innovation, using and developing the best technical materials on the market, and adhering to a meticulous manufacturing process – everyone knows Musto is top notch. The sailing public also knows this is the gear most likely to outlast even the highest expectations. You already know our take on Musto sailing gear. Now, the tables turned. Musto’s North American Sales Representative, Arthur Libby, takes a few […]

Santa Maria Cup 2011

We’re smack dab in the middle of it – Match Racing at its finest is in our own backyard! Thirty two of the best female sailors in the world are in Annapolis racing for a win in the Santa Maria Cup hosted by the Eastport Yacht Club. One of four Women’s International Sailing Federation grade events held in the US, The Santa Maria Cup is a world class regatta with some of its competitors planning to represent their nations in […]