By Bill Wagner
George Collins was a well-known, successful sailboat racer back in the 1980s and 90s. During his days as CEO of T. Rowe Price in Baltimore, Collins campaigned such designs as a Mumm 30, Mumm 36, Corel 45, Tripp 47 and Baltic 52 – all of which were named Moxie.
Many sailing enthusiasts will remember Collins for singlehandedly funding Chessie Racing, the Maryland entry in the 1997-98 Whitbread Round The World Race. Chessie Racing played a critical role in helping Baltimore-Annapolis become a stopover for that event, which became the Volvo Ocean Race.