Christmas idea: APS practice sails (on sale!)

this is getting to be late in December, but if you’re looking for a last-minute gift for a sailor, Annapolis Performance Sailing (APS) currently has their custom practice sails for the Sunfish, Laser, or Opti on sale for 25% off the regular pricing (until December 31st)!  you can pick up the race-cut practice sail for a Sunfish for $111, including a free set of sail numbers, and you can get them installed by APS for only $10.

this looks like a sweet deal, and a perfect opportunity to pick up a high-quality practice sail for a Sunfish racer, or just a good sail for a recreational sailor to use full-time.  I don’t know the racing class rules for Opti’s and Laser’s, but I would imagine they are similar to those for Sunfish: these practice sails are not class-legal for official Sunfish racing.  your local sailing club may allow them, though, or they will work great as a backup sail for practice days.  the Sunfish sail comes in 2 choices: the recreational sail with colored panels or the all white race-cut sail (sewn with more camber to the sail, giving it a bit more power).

I bought the APS practice race-cut sail for my Sunfish this past spring, right after they were initially offered (I saw the ad in the APS magazine, before they had even been added to the website).  I knew they would be back-ordered a few weeks, but it took a bit longer than expected, and I didn’t get it shipped to me until late in the summer – so I didn’t actually get to even use mine yet!  I will keep it stored over the winter in the nice draw-string bag that comes with the sail, install my sail numbers and some tell-tales in the spring, and hopefully get several years of good use out of it.  I probably should have returned it – and then taken advantage of this sale, but oh well.

so stop on by APS and pick up a practice sail or any of their other fine sailing gear.



1 Response to “Christmas idea: APS practice sails (on sale!)”

  1. 1 APS December 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the mention! The APS Practice Sails really are a great deal and we’re sure any Sunfish sailor will appreciate these as a gift or for themselves.

    Happy Holidays,

    The Team at APS

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