The Fan Pier a.k.a. water-splashed heart of Boston hosted the Extreme Sailing Series this weekend adding another piece of excitement to the Independence Day festivities. 11 teams completed 37 races. Quite the scene! Over 5 days of racing, an estimated 55,000 spectators came out to take it all in. It was a successful US debut of the Extreme Sailing Series: the Emirates Team New Zealand took the win on the last leg of the final race. American Terry Hutchinson and […]
…Apparently we were not the only ones who were thankful for the Honorary Skipper J80 Fun Race. A few thank you letters from the crew on-board Crush came in the mail this week. Thank you for the illustrations! Last weekend, I volunteered with the J80 skippers and EYC members to host the 2nd Honorary Skipper J80 Fun Race, which has been set up to coincide with the Leukemia Cup to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to “cure leukemia, lymphoma, […]
Here in Annapolis on our local radio station, WRNR, it’s advertised as “where the sailors shop.” Those who know it well have described it as a “candy store for sailors.” Far-flung sailors may think of it as a mail order or online catalogue for gear. Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS) has been one or all of those things in its 20 years in business. On a muggy June day, I parked my bike outside APS – in the Eastport section of […]
This one goes out to the ladies…. Sometimes, customers send APS some love. Rarely, do they send gifts. A Lightning customer out there was happy with APS customer service and decided to send a box to prove it. What was inside? A million hair ties! Woo! This is the gift that keeps on giving. All the APS staffers are happy – the guys and gals with ponytails will not tape stray hairs up in your orders and the men at […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE CONTACT: Catherine Walton Annapolis Performance Sailing (Phone) 800-729-9767 ex. 140 (Fax) 443-433-4024 APS Celebrates 20 Years of Outfitting Performance Sailors Annapolis, MD, June 13, 2011 – Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS) today announced it is celebrating 20 years of outfitting performance sailors. Best known for stocking sailing gear with your complete needs in mind, having knowledgeable customer service representatives on call, rigging anything you can think up, and developing Crugear, a top-of-the-line custom decoration shop, APS will mark […]
Jarrett, one of our master riggers, was in Lake Placid over the weekend. (Yes, it’s Wednesday, and we’re still dreaming of the weekend…) Lo and Behold, he saw an APS race mark in the middle of the lake. Why? Because the lake is a summer-long training ground (water?) for IRONMAN Lake Placid! How cool is that?! Thanks for using our mark, Ironmen and women in training!
It wasn’t all flip flops and sunburns over Memorial Day weekend. Fourteen schools were psyching themselves up for the APS/ICSA Team Race National Championships in the cold Pacific Northwest – The Gorge at Cascade Locks, Oregon. For the competitors, this weekend meant dry suits and sailing. The weather was anything but predictable, and teams were faced with strong currents, too much wind, too little wind – you know, everything that’s par for the course in a good regatta. The result: […]