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The America’s Cup & Sailing Accessibility

Photo: Megan McNeilly  A lot can change in a hundred years. The America’s Cup returned to the waters off the island of Manhattan after a 96 year hiatus this past weekend. Much has changed in the sailing world since that last race. New boat designs, construction materials, and sails have evolved from monohulls made from wood with canvas sails to full carbon fiber, foiling catamarans with winged sails that can propel these boats upwards of 50 miles per hour. These […]

2013 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship

2013 ICSA/APS Team Race National Championship

It’s that time of year again: College Nationals! As in many seasons past the 2013 ICSA Team Race National Championship is sponsored by APS. For those new to team racing or college sailing in general, we have a great write up about the event and the skills needed to be a champion at Team Race Nationals A big congratulations goes out to all the teams that qualified for this year’s edition of the event: Georgetown Brown Boston College Mary’s College Rogers Williams Navy […]

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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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Gear up for Charleston Race Week | Expert Advice

With Charleston Race Week just over a month away and already over 220 boats registered, it’s time to gear up!  Crugear is ready and waiting to make sure you look great (how you sail is up to you!).    The buzz in the air is all about Charleston Race Week and with that, my thoughts turn to my favorite gear to decorate. There are so many great options out there.  Here are several options for you that are available in the […]

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The End: Key West Race Week Wrap Up

Another year, another Key West! Full of smiles and tans, Matt F., Warren R., and Lynn B. returned to APS, recalling their 2012 Key West Race Week.  Stories of sunshine, warm temperatures and great racing filling up our Monday morning. The Conch Republic treated them well, with Matt F. placing 3rd on the Farr 30 Mummbles, Warren R. on the Beneteau 10M, L’Outrage, winning PHRF 2.  Photos of their boats are provided by Photoboat.  Lynn B. was also there, catching […]

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Key West Race Week Update – Farr 30 Mummbles Makes Moves

APS Customer Service Staffer Matt F. said he’d keep us in the loop while he’s racing in Key West for the week. Check out his regatta report: (Note – if you’re not a fan of the drawing below, check out the APS homepage photo. It’s a little more realistic Key West picture…) Day 1 report: Great breeze, great racing. We had a 20kt breeze all day and 2 competitive races. Our team’s experience with one another caused a few mistakes […]

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Kicking off Key West Race Week 2012

  Customer Service Rep Matt F. continues to blog down in the Conch Republic.  He sent us this on Saturday: After all the work we’ve done to get the boat down here and set up (admittedly only three days), I’m just looking forward to getting out on the water and sailing.  Here’s my day-by-day, by day report. Thursday was spent setting up the boat and catching up on sleep after the road trip down. Friday, we splashed and motored our […]

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Quantum Key West Race Week 2012

Customer Service Rep Matt F. is down there already warming up on Farr 30 Mummbles, Purchasing Manager Lynn B. headed out of town two days ago to be support for an Ohio boat, and Customer Service Rep. Warren R. is the only one left at the shop who’s planning to head South for the 25th Anniversary regatta. I sent an email to him earlier today to get – quote “all up in his business” – and here’s what we came […]