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B. P. C. People – Ted K. Wallace

Title: Director of Marina Operations
Department: Maintenance

In a neighborhood full of breathtaking waterfront views, Ted Wallace’s may be the most enviable — instead of a daily office commute, Ted’s work starts when he steps to the water’s edge. As the newly appointed interim Director of Marina Operations, he will be navigating the marina’s many uses and users. His extensive experience – first as a sailing instructor and then as a dock master – taught him that safety and customer service are the anchors of a good marina operation, which is why he is certified by both the Red Cross and the YMCA in water safety and first aid.

Ted has been active in the world of competitive sailing in and around Manhattan for over a quarter-century, giving him tremendous knowledge of every berth, basin, pier and port throughout New York.

Ted started his career as a sailing instructor in the Boy Scouts of America and much later became a sailing instructor, fleet captain, and fleet manager at the Community Sailing Association at the 79th Street boat basin, before becoming dock master of the Chelsea Sailing School at Chelsea Piers. Ted now returns to the same marina where he previously spent two seasons as senior dock master during the most recent transition period of North Cove. He’s been at the helm of motor vessels and sailing boats, has raced in regattas and has been a flotilla captain, and is thrilled to bring his wide-ranging experience to our very own North Cove Marina.

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