Star Rigging – Perth Style

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(Source: APS) Former APS employee Ian Coleman is down in Perth, Western Australia getting ready for the ISAF Worlds. Racing with Andrew Campbell in the Star Fleet, the skipper and crew want to do well. If they do, they will have the opportunity to represent the US in the London Olympics in summer 2012. Sailing  … Read more

All I want for Christmas…

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is a new splicing kit! We have been searching the internet for the perfect X-mas gift to give to your friends and loved ones and we think we’ve found it. What could be better than giving your father, brother, sister or mother their very own splicing kit and spending a bit of time over the  … Read more

Something for the kids.

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(Source: APS) APS Karver Optimist Mainsheet System Combine Karver KBO blocks with our APS Dyneema Shackle loops for a lightweight, low friction system that you can easily convert for a 4:1 to a 2:1 just by detaching the DSL and letter the lower blow drop to the deck. The same system can be used to  … Read more

Sleek Rigging – Fit for a President

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(Source: APS) Often times, our riggers call really fancy work “Gucci.” They say, ‘That’s Gucci’ or ‘Very Gucci.’ The name has panache and communicates a lot. I’m taking the liberty to say today – sure, these lines have some Gucci going on, but really, they’re Yves St. Laurent. There’s no mistaking – these are some  … Read more

Bobbin, Not Banging

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(Source: APS) This J/111 Double Bobbin Inhauler is made of milled aluminum. It’s so strong, you don’t have to worry about it deforming under high loads. A continuous splice of 1/4″ AmSteel is secured around the bobbin. The splice acts as padding for the deck and mast. The bobbin is kind to line; it has  … Read more

Got News!

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We call, they answer! Annapolis Performance Sailing that is. Have a look at the rigging package they produced for the Farr 30. We will feature more of their good work soon. Check out these new Farr 30 jib sheets. We took green Samson Amsteel and pulled black Yale Cover-Only over the line. We replaced the traditional  … Read more