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APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Dave Askew

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Dave Askew

The following is the September APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): Although he’s a sailor who sets the bar higher than most, APS Racer Profile alumnus Dave Askew had a summer of remarkable Great Lakes racing that leaped beyond his expectations. Askew’s team won its class in the IRC Great Lakes Championships, the 280-mile Bayview Port Huron to Mackinac Race, the 333-mile Chicago YC Mackinac Race (overall winner), and the Ugotta at […]

APS’s Favorite International Sailing Magazine: Seahorse…

APS’s Favorite International Sailing Magazine: Seahorse…

A great companion to have at the poolside or when you’re desk-bound and need to fulfill that craving for some inspirational sailing literature Seahorse Magazine is truly unique international sailing magazine that touches base on more than just the US sailing market. They feature a powerful forum for global sailing debate and its contributors are expert sailors who are fully immersed in the sport. Seahorse covers a wide variety of material from epic sailing adventures to the latest forefront on […]

The Bull, The Bear, & The APS Staff Boating!

No Bull…Sandbagger sailing is F U N!

The sand slipped through the hourglass quickly yesterday afternoon as we pushed package after package out the back door and a few customers out of the front doors a little earlier than usual. Finally, with the day’s deeds done, it was time to go sailing. Big deal right? We go sailing every day you say? Yep, most of us do, but last night was different. The team at APS were both making and sailing history. We’re all sailors at APS, […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Doug Jurrius

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Doug Jurrius

Who doesn’t love a sentimental story with a happy ending? Doug Jurrius is a strapping, sappy kind of a guy—the kind of guy with an honest face who bought his first Sunfish with his paper route money as a kid, who openly talks about his sailing “dreams” rather than “goals,” and who prints his theme “Love Always Wins” on his crew shirts. He also happens to be the type of skipper who wins sailboat races. Born in Newport, RI, as […]

Galia Moss: One Determined Woman

Galia Moss: One Determined Woman

In keeping my women’s theme, I’d like to introduce you to Galia Moss who we have had the pleasure of meeting here at APS. I got the opportunity to talk to her about her life story and it’s a pretty incredible one. She was born in Mexico City and moved to the US in ’99 to pursue a music degree at the New England Conservatory in Boston, MA where a friend brought her sailing. From the first day she was […]

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Alan Bomar

APS Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Alan Bomar

The following is the June APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthly hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): It’s true, many Southern Bay sailors speak in a more southern fashion than their mid- and Upper Bay counterparts-think of Southern Bay Race Week’s tagline, “Y’all Come On, Let’s Race!” Alan Bomar’s accent goes a bit deeper than Virginia. The longtime J/24 sailor grew up sailing on Butterflies, Lightnings, and J/24s on Lake Lanier, north of Atlanta, GA, eventually sailing with […]

Recap from the 2010 Nood Sperry Top-Sider Regatta

Recap from the 2010 Nood Sperry Top-Sider Regatta

This weekend provided perfect sailing conditions for the 2010 Sperry Top-Sider Nood Regatta. Good wind pressure was in attendance all weekend. The mostly warm southerly winds worked against the 50 degree water temperature, making spray tops handy for the early morning hike. There was an excellent turn-out of boats for the Nood. Sixteen fleets competed in 8 races over the 3-day event. The J/80’s had quite the competition with 36 boats total in the fleet. I sailed on Saturday and […]

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Bryan Boyd

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Bryan Boyd

The following is the May APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthy hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): When we last checked in with APS Chesapeake Racer Profile alumnus Bryan Boyd, he was 30 years old, weighed a “wispy” 195 pounds, was training hard to gain mass to compete in the heavyweight, Olympic Finn class, and was headed off to Europe. Last month, we caught up with the soon-to-be 34-year-old, who has gained 20 pounds and launched a full-time […]