Arnie Gay : The Father of Annapolis' Modern Sailing Industry
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Arnold Channing Gay is seen on his Cal 40 sloop "Babe". Boat appears to be motoring as no sails are raised. Radio towers, possibly Greenbury Point, can be seen to the left of the boat in the background.
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The Annapolis to Newport Race is one of the most historic and well-known of the United States East Coast blue water races. Linking two seaports dating from our nation's founding, Annapolis and Newport, the race provides a contrast between the country's largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. The course heads south for 120 miles from Annapolis to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, then east to the Chesapeake Light and then northeast to Newport.
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Arnie sailed in many Annapolis-to-Newport races and in 1978 won the Bermuda race in "Babe", one of the last wooden racing yacts. The record time helf for the Annapolis-to-Newport race is 42 hours, 58 minutes, and 12 seconds, held by Joseph Carrera.
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Arnie Gay aboard Arnie Gay aboard "Babe"
Arnie at the helmArnie at the helm