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J/24 Worlds — Day #2: Great If You Had A Hangover, Terrible if You Wanted to Race

J/24 Worlds — Day #2: Great If You Had A Hangover, Terrible if You Wanted to Race

The confluence of stubborn weather patterns and the regatta being held in Annapolis led to zero racing on Day #2 of the J/24 Worlds. On a day where three races were scheduled, it was flat calm here on the Chesapeake. It will be interesting to see if the Race Committee ammends the SI’s regarding start/finish times to try and get back some of the racing time that was lost today. PRO Sandy Grosvenor will have her hands full trying to […]

J/24 Worlds -- Day #1 from our Racing Rigger

J/24 Worlds — Day #1 from our Racing Rigger

When I woke up yesterday and looked out my bedroom window, the first thought that crossed my mind was “Wow, it would suck to have to sail in this weather…”. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one with that thought as our store was PACKED with folks looking for base layers and other warm items when I got here around 8:30am. But our “racing rigger”, Jarrett Hering, isn’t a pansy like me. He suited up, stared Mother Nature in the face […]

Laser SAiling

Laser Full Rig ACC Wrapup

The Atlantic Coast Championships for the Laser Full Rig was held this past weekend at Severn Sailing Association here in Annapolis. We had a great turnout with 80 boats racing. Aaron from customer service and I competed in the event and we both had a great time. We sailed 5 races over 2 days in varied conditions completing 2 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday. Saturday’s conditions were light 4-8 kts with a strong flooding tide on the right side of the course. There […]

J/24 World Championships — The Foreign Invasion of Annapolis!

J/24 World Championships — The Foreign Invasion of Annapolis!

The 2009 J/24 World Championships are being held here in Annapolis, MD and our very own Jarrett Hering is going to be out there trying to bring it home for the red, white and blue (U-S-A! U-S-A!) against competitors from 17 other countries. Here’s a little preview of the event — we’ll have more next week, along with a wrap-up when the regatta ends from Jarrett. J/24 World Championships Preview By Jarrett Hering Annapolis, MD They’re unchaining me from APS […]

Annapolis NOOD’s

Annapolis NOOD’s

For those of us who aren’t crazy enough to go frostbiting (and nobody can blame you for opting out of a period of sailing named after the death of skin tissue), the start of the sailing season in Annapolis is usually kicked off by the NOOD’s. APS’ers were all over the place at the NOOD’s this weekend — in fact, I’m told it was a little lonely at the shop on Friday with so many of us out there. We […]

Charleston Race Week, Wrap-Up

Charleston Race Week, Wrap-Up

Warren, Ian and I are back in the shop after a great Charleston Race Week — a little tired after a solid weekend of sailing but in quick recovery mode for the Annapolis NOOD’s starting this weekend. Hopefully, those of you who were there found Warren, Ian and I on Saturday night when we were handing out over 150 sailing calendars — thanks to everyone who had great things to say about APS and shame on all of you for […]

How Does Three Days Constitute a Week?

How Does Three Days Constitute a Week?

I like Annapolis… I love Charleston. Really, what’s not to love? It’s a beautiful city bursting with southern hospitality and warm weather. It’s also home to a great regatta in Charleston Race Week. I’m down here with the Donovan 27 Remedy out of Annapolis, competing in one of the PHRF classes. I say “one of the PHRF classes” because there are like four or five and I didn’t pay any attention to which letter or number it is — all […]

Star Wars II: The Wind Strikes Back

Star Wars II: The Wind Strikes Back

Much to Chris’ chagrin I just couldn’t resist another Star Wars reference for today’s post. If you recall my last one Chris , Dave from UK Sails next door and I along with the owner of the 36.7 Chris sails on and another of their crew were supposed to sail in the CBYRA high point championship. The event was this past Saturday out of Eastport Yacht Club. Unfortunately winds gusting upwards of 35kts and steady at 20-25 kept us off […]