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Breeze On & Boats Out of Control

Breeze On & Boats Out of Control

Last night marked the start of Wed Night Racing in Annapolis, the self proclaimed “Sailing Capital of Capitals” and boy, what a way to start. In what most will deem a night only sailmakers dream of, because of all the torn sails of course, things got off to fast downwind start with a stiff North-ish breeze of about 20 knots and air temps hovering in the 50s. For those of us “fortunate” enough to be out of sailing commission for […]

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile - Linda Ambrose

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Linda Ambrose

The following is the April APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthy hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): Do I really want to wait until I’m retired to see the world by sail, or do I want to do it now?” That was the question Annapolis sailor Linda Ambrose asked herself when a wonderful opportunity presented itself. She went for it. A native of the Boston area from a non-sailing family, Ambrose started sailing in high school with a […]

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Dave Gross

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – Dave Gross

The following is the March APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthy hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): If you cling to a stereotype of racing sailors as being boastful or loud, then meeting Annapolis sailor Dave Gross will shatter it. A mild-mannered Eagle Scout, who learned to sail by teaching sailing at a summer camp for 10 years on Cayuga Lake, the Upstate New York native didn’t cut his teeth in junior sailing or college racing programs as […]

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile - David Taylor

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile – David Taylor

The following is the February APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthy hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): Some sailors seem to have a more prominent give-back gene than others. A Hampton, VA native, David Taylor learned to sail at the Hampton YC (HYC) junior program and on his father’s Columbia 10.7 and J/24 (one of the first dozen made). He got back into sailing more seriously when he was home on breaks from his studies at Radford University. […]

APS/Spinsheet January Chesapeake Racer Profile – Arnis Baltins

APS/Spinsheet January Chesapeake Racer Profile – Arnis Baltins

The following is the January APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthy hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): Size matters, yes, but if you tack on experience and a positive outlook, Arnis Baltins could very well be a Star skipper’s dream crew. A native Anne Arundel County kid, Baltins was too busy cruising and racing with his parents on a San Juan 28, hitching rides on log canoes, racing on 420s, windsurfing, and doing deliveries with his neighbors to […]

APS/Spinsheet December Chesapeake Racer Profile

APS/Spinsheet December Chesapeake Racer Profile- Kevin Detwiler

The following is the September APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthy hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): In 1979, after being hit by a car while bicycling and suffering a serious head injury and paralysis, Kevin Detwiler was told he would not sit up or talk again. Thirty years later, he races sailboats. Born and raised in St. Mary’s, MD where he still resides, Detwiler had the good fortune to have a father who is an engineer capable […]

Tyler Moore

Chesapeake Racer Profile: Tyler Moore

The following is the September APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthy hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): Although his accent and relaxed demeanor echo his time at the College of Charleston and Hampton, VA more than his years spent in northerly climes, 505 sailor Tyler Moore was born and raised in Hyannis, MA. He started sailing on Beetle Cats at the age of six, and much to his father’s dismay, traded in the classic, New England-built, one-design class […]

Boat Show

BOAT SHOW!!!

The United States Sailboat Show here in Annapolis is reputed to be the oldest and largest new in-water boat show in the world. I’m guessing that they wouldn’t lie about this, but making wild claims isn’t exactly hard – for instance, James has claimed that girls actually talk to him on more than one occasion. [crickets] Moving on… This is the biggest event of the year for us here at APS. We’re talking about an “all hands on deck” kind […]