Tag : APS Lifestyle

APS – Our History | APS Advisor

This year Annapolis Performance Sailing, well known as APS, celebrates its 25th year of serving sailors around the world.  APS was founded in 1991, by our company president Kyle Gross, the year he graduated from college.  After competing on the St Mary’s College Sailing team and working at the college’s sailing center, he recognized the need for a business that would supply dinghy racers with everything they needed, from foul weather gear to obscure boat parts that seemed impossible to […]

A visit with the Gill Sailing Gear Experts

A visit with the Gill Sailing Gear Experts

Everyone at APS was up bright and early this Wednesday morning and ready for school as the guys from Gill stopped by to get us up to date on the very latest in Gill Sailing gear and technology. Our commitment to being the most knowledgeable source for sailing gear and hardware drove us to the makeshift classroom provided very graciously by the shipping department. Jerry Richards (Gill North America) was at the store with the updated Gill sailing gear line and some useful […]

APS Welcomes New Faces to the Staff

Over the past couple months, APS has hired on a bunch of fresh new faces. We like to use the reach of our Blog to introduce some of the great new people that have joined our staff. Ben MacIntire Hailing from just over the border in Lewes, DE, Ben MacIntire joins the team in the rigging department. Ben took sometime to open up to Stern Scoop about himself: What’s your favorite boat to sail? 5o5’s Queso or Guacamole? Both. What […]

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APS Staffers Head South for Charleston Race Week

Boats are arriving and the scene is set for what should be an action packed 2012 Charleston Race Week. The 19th through the 22nd Charleston, SC will host over 260 boats competing in 17 classes. Offshore and harbor courses will be scenes of excitement and drama this weekend as each class boasts a solid turnout. We can hardly contain our excitement as four APS Staffers are anxiously anticipating the end of the work day to head south. So where can you […]

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Sailing Mexico with Rich Bowen

Rich Bowen, an accomplished sailor and Lead Sail Designer with North Sails shared his experience in Mexico and what gear he brought with him.  Erica Bowen, your favorite Crugear Operations Manager, was able to join him, holding down the shore crew.  Here’s his report. Two years ago I was fortunate enough to be part of a J/24 team invited to the Regata Copa Mexico, which is a fantastic event sponsored by the Mexican government, the local state government and the Board of […]

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Last Chance to Take Advantage of the March Harken Hardware Sale

With only a few days left to save, Customer Service Manager Aaron has a little friendly reminder about our Harken sale.   He’s just making sure you don’t miss out and here it is.. CLICK-CLICK-CLICK-CLICK   Yup that’s time clicking down on the Harken sale. Your last chance to get great discounts on high quality, made in the USA Harken Hardware.  That’s right – 10% off ALL Harken. Not only do you get awesome hardware at a discount, we are also giving freebies with Harken purchases starting […]

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March Harken Sale

Is your Ratchet block on it’s last legs?  Does that that Cam Cleat not stick anymore?  Tired of doing maintenance on that winch?  Well, the time has come!  Act now and receive 10% off all Harken Hardware for this month only. But the deals don’t stop there! In addition to discounted hardware, Harken is also throwing in a free gift with purchases over $100.  Check out the details on discounts and free swag here. Always innovative, Harken is constantly improving their […]

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APS Field Trip — USS Freedom (LCS1)

Update: In case anyone thought that the idea of race marks being used with the USS Freedom was a bit far fetched, here is the.  The photo below was sent by the logistic company that purchased the APS Race Marks for the U.S. Navy.  This was after they put in another order for 50 marks to be used with the Indian Navy.  Race marks get used more often than you would think for non-sailing activities; triathlons, crew regattas and kayaking events, to […]