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Chesapeake Racer Profile — Lorie Stout

Chesapeake Racer Profile — Lorie Stout

Spinsheet is a sailing magazine based out of Annapolis (about three blocks away from APS, actually) that covers racing and cruising on the Chesapeake and across parts of the Mid-Atlantic. Each month, APS sponsors the “Chesapeake Racer Profile” in Spinsheet — this profile focuses on a local sailor who actively races or promotes the sport of sailboat racing in the area. Past profiles have featured locals like Terry Hutchinson (yeah, I’ve never heard of him either…), Sandy Grosvenor (world-class P.R.O.) […]

Confessions of an Iceboat Addict

Confessions of an Iceboat Addict

By: Aaron Freeman APS Customer Service I wanted to write an article for the blog before Kyle (Editor’s Note: Kyle is the President/Big Dog here at APS) busts me down to fulfillment or worse, he tells me to hit the bricks. You see the problem is… I have an addiction. Once the leaves start turning and that first chilly day arrives, I start thinking about my addiction. For the next several months I am glued to weather.com looking for low […]

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APS at Key West — Wrap-up

Warren did a great job sending updates in from Key West while he was down there. However, due to the miracle of e-mail junk filters, we didn’t find his last report until yesterday. Brilliant technology you’ve got there, Microsoft — start filtering something that you’ve let through about 93 times before, while giving the ol’ “Ole!” to various offers for pharmaceuticals and invitations to exotic MySpace pages. Anyways, here’s Warren’s final accounting of the regatta’s events:Following Day #3 and a […]

The London Boat Show: Unintentional Comedy Gold

With Rob working on our 2009 Catalog full-time, his role at the Stern Scoop has been scaled back a bit. In addition to pimping us out in certain places on the Internet, James and I rely on him to feed us any cool products or information that comes across his desk as the APS Marketing Director. This morning, before our weekly planning meeting, he tossed us some pictures from Gill’s booth at the 2009 London Boat Show. The first pictures […]

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APS at Key West Race Week III

We went all day yesterday without a report from Warren in Key West and the Stern Scoop team was starting to get worried he might have spent a little too long in the bar the night before. Warren came through in the clutch though with a recap of days two and three. I guess he didn’t fall asleep in the bar after all. Here’s Warrens report: Tuesday started out breezier than Monday. We sailed better as a team with tighter […]

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APS at Key West Race Week II

Warren checks back in with a recap of Day #1. It was a good day for Warren and the kids on L’Outrage, taking a pair of second place finishes. Unfortunately, they were outdone by Tangent, a Cape Fear 38 also out of Annapolis, who took a pair of bullets in the wild weather of Monday.L’Outrage hopes to change their day around on Sperry Top-Sider Day — who wouldn’t want a free pair of shoes? Tomorrow is Mt. Gay Rum Day, […]

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APS at Key West Race Week

I wish that I was writing this from the warmer climates that are afforded by the southernmost point in the Continental United States, but alas, I’m stuck here in the stupid cold of Annapolis fighting off the bubonic plauge. Well, it might also be rickets, dysentery, or leprosy… WebMD was a little vauge, and I’m a bit of a drama queen. Luckily, there isn’t much that I’ll need to do for our Key West thread; a lot of the writing […]

Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

You may have caught Mike Carter’s guest commentary about his “Why I Sail Moment” a couple of weeks ago. Well, this inspired our elder statesman of Customer Service, Steve Mazur, to put together a similar post. What it lacks in word count, it certainly makes up for in accuracy; heck, it’s almost prophetic. Okay, it’s not quite Confucius, but it does have a calming effect that brings a peace of sorts and helps you find your center — or I’m […]