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APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Paul Parks

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Paul Parks

The following is the June APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): If you’re tempted to brag about your cutting edge race boat here on the Chesapeake, you might want to meet Paul Parks and hear about his boat to give you some perspective. Park’s SeaCart30 Sundog, a trailerable 30-foot carbon trimaran designed for inshore and offshore one-design racing, is intended to reach speeds up to 30 knots. At last month’s inaugural Annapolis […]

ICSA National Championships Are On! Starting today: APS/ICSA Team Race Nationals

ICSA National Championships Are On! Starting today: APS/ICSA Team Race Nationals

The ICSA National Championships are on! Big congratulations go out to URI for winning the Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championship! Connecticut College took second, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland finished third. Conditions have been challenging this year in the Columbia River Gorge with rain and light winds at the start of the regatta, but the wind has been building. Today marks the start of the APS/ICSA Team Race Nationals. APS Web Manager Katie C. gives a little background on […]

2011 Vanguard 15 Mid Atlantic Championships

2011 Vanguard 15 Mid Atlantic Championships

APS sponsors over 200 regattas a year. Why do we do this? Because we’re all about sailing and want to show we care. Last weekend, Annapolis was host again to the V-15 Mid Atlantics. Here, the fleet president Nick Muzia gives us a recap of the event. Notice that APS’s very own Bryn Bachman (yes – make the connection, she is the artist credited with the APS storefront painting gracing the 2011 catalog cover!) made top 5 crewing with the […]

Bike to Work Day 2011

Bike to Work Day 2011

No parked cars? Don’t let the empty street fool you! Your favorite APS faces are still here working hard on this gorgeous Friday. We just took a different mode of transportation today for the Annapolis Bike to Work Day. Conditions were perfect! With sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s, a record number of pre-registered bikers came out to support the cause. Today marks the 14th annual event to support biking in central Maryland. On the 3rd Friday in […]

London Boat Show – Blog Post GOLD

Hello Readers! I want to let you know, we will be posting very smart and important stuff here in the near future. (Seriously, we have a video how-to for doing a continuous splice with Marlow Excel Control Line in queue.) That’s the disclaimer. What follows is pretty hilarious. I’m working through our blog trying to make our tags/labels more useful for everyone. Below, you’ll see one of my favorite old posts unearthed, The 2009 London Boat Show: Unintentional Comedy Gold. Do […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Keith Donald & Hope

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Keith Donald & Hope

The following is the May APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): When your grandfather wins the Newport to Bermuda Race in 1924 and your uncle skippers an America’s Cup boat in 1964, it’s pretty safe to say, as Keith Donald does, that he was plucked into a sailing family. As a kid, sailing Round Bay and out of Severn SA (SSA), as a student and instructor. “My sailing is pretty informal,” says […]

Plastic Pollution – It’s a Problem

Sailors from all over are making a difference by preserving our favorite resource, water. One small but significant step to reducing the sailing footprint started at the college level. Since most plastic bottles are only used once and thrown away, the ICSA ( Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association ) has implemented an initiative to curb the 25,000+ plastic bottles that are used each season for ISCA regattas. The main reason they have implemented the use is to reduce plastic waste from the […]

Charleston Race Week 2011

Charleston Race Week 2011

The APS team made it safely home to Annapolis early Monday morning. We had a full weekend with some unexpected events. The following is a regatta report and photos from the team… Charleston was a busy place this weekend, with 270 boats and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War all happening this past weekend. The venue was quite impressive. Sitting in the shadows of the USS Yorktown, complete with a nice hotel, large marina and sandy beaches the Charleston […]