Sailing Gear Advice

Packing List for a Mid Distance Sailboat Race

Take a look at what made the cut for the Mid Distance Sailing Packing List As the sailing season gets back into full swing, many sailors will be gearing up for mid-distance races such as Annapolis to Bermuda and Newport to Bermuda — both excellent races to push personal and equipment limitations. I’m sailing the Annapolis to Bermuda.  For this race, I’ll be packing all (except for my foul weather gear, boots, and PFD) my gear into a 30 Liter gear bag for weight […]

How to Choose a Cold Weather Sailing Hat

As a performance sailor, you probably already know that proper warm winter sailing hats are extremely important when conditions are chilly. At APS, we have a full selection of warm hats to keep you on the water all year long. If you’re looking for simple hat that will keep you warm, you’ll want a classic knit hat, generally referred to as a “beanie”. We have a good variety of beanies at APS because they are great for both on the water and off. Sailing […]

How to Pack, Store, Zip, and Seal your Sailing Drysuit

There’s no getting around it, a reliable sailing drysuit is a major investment. But if you carve out some time for drysuit maintenance at the start and end of your sailing season – you should get several years of serviceable life out of your suit. Money well spent in my mind if the alternative is staying on dry land all winter long! In the video above, APS President Kyle Gross will share with you some tips and tricks he’s learned (sometimes […]

Harness vs. Bosun’s Chair

Sailing Harness vs Bosun’s Chair

In honor of today’s Hot New Item, the Harken Bosun’s Chair, we’re going to be delving into the advantages of a harness vs. a bosun’s chair. For some, this may seem elementary — but the best way to get up a rig is a popular question for the guys in Customer Service, so we put our heads together and made up a quick list for each. Bosun’s Chairs tend to get a bad rap; modern versions are incredibly safe now, […]