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APS/Spinsheet October Racer Profile: Dave Askew

APS/Spinsheet October Racer Profile: Dave Askew

The following is the October APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthy hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): “I grew up sailing in predominantly light air, so sailing here wasn’t a big adjustment, just a bigger body of water,” says Annapolis sailor Dave Askew. A native of Grosse Pointe, MI, as a junior sailor, Askew sailed Lasers and FJs out of the “little sailing epicenter” of the Bayview YC (BYC) on the Detroit River. Whereas the stereotypical little-league-style yacht […]

Where’s the Bow?

Where’s the Bow?

Scows have always been a bit of a mystery to me. Though I”ve been told there was once an E-Scow fleet in town we don”t have any here in Annapolis anymore. Since neither I nor Rob had ever sailed a Scow of any kind when the opportunity came up to go sail E-Scow Nationals with our co-worker Mike and his regular skipper Chris we jumped at the opportunity. Last weekend we all jumped on a plane and went out to […]

APS/Spinsheet September Racer Profile: K.B. Berry

APS/Spinsheet September Racer Profile: K.B. Berry

The following is the September APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthy hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): If you think the idea of a 10-year-old kid stealing a Sunfish for a ride, getting caught, and then charming the boat’s owner into teaching him to sail on a Midwestern reservoir sounds far fetched, you’ve never met Kristen “K.B.” Berry. An Indiana native, Berry came into sailing through a burning desire and the public library system. “Every spring,I caught the […]

Fair winds and following seas…

APS/Spinsheet Chesapeake Racer Profile: Dr. Walker

The following is the August APS Chesapeake Racer Profile, a monthy hi-light in Spinsheet Magazine (written by Molly Winans): When Annapolis sailor Dr. Stuart Walker read C. Stanley Ogilvy’s Thoughts on Small Boat Racing, he was struck by a line at the end that said the best way to learn about racing was to write a book about it. So, he did. Nine of them. Born in Brooklyn and raised mostly outside Larchmont, NY, Walker started sailing at the age […]

584813061_9aAkB-L Happy Thistle of July!

Happy Thistle of July!

This past weekend, I sailed the Pymatuning Independence Day Regatta on the Thistle I”m sailing with this summer. It”s my friend Brent”s boat – a wood hull # 1115 and we”re sailing a number of regattas this summer getting ready for Nationals at Cedar Point in August. Our forward Gina is working here at APS for the summer. We all had a great time at the event. It”s a great club on a really beautiful lake in way western Pennsylvania […]

Fight Night in Annapolis

Fight Night in Annapolis

Starting around 5:15pm on a Wednesday night, almost everyone walking on the street within a half mile radius of the Annapolis Yacht Club is either wearing or carrying sailing gear. That”s because AYC”s Wednesday Night Racing is the big deal racing night here in Annapolis with about 125 boats registered to race. (FWIW – Arguements can be made that Thursday Night J/22, J/24 and J/80 racing is better; Friday Night Beer Cans at Eastport Yacht Club is pretty “relaxing” too…). […]

Chesapeake Racer Profile: Keith Mayes

Chesapeake Racer Profile: Keith Mayes

Impressively, we”ve managed to completely forget about posting our Chesapeake Racer Profiles here on the blog since the middle of March. It”s gotten so bad that the target of April”s profile actually sent us an email wondering if he”d said something to anger us. Of course, the answer is no — there”s a highly technical reason relating to the launch of the new APS website, some strings of code and a complete brain fart on my part that led to […]