APS is the world leader in outfitting sailors. Located in Annapolis, MD, we are staffed exclusively by experienced sailors, and relied on by racing and cruising sailors for our expert knowledge and personal service. Check out the APS Advisor which offers our knowledge on how to choose gear, gear care and tips; and our Expert Reveiws which highlights more in-depth, practical product information. Since 1991, APS has been the place to outfit you and your boat with all of your sailing clothing, apparel and foul weather gear needs; sailboat line and rope; boat parts, gear and hardware . Our in-house rigging department produces beautiful splices & swages, running & standing rigging; and our Crugear in-house decoration department produces stunning looking embroidery, dye sublimation and vinyl decoration sailing gear. For the one design sailor we have the most extensive offering of sailboat equipment and accessories. Let us know how we can assist you.