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Captain Ted Vander Wiede

Captain Ted is  U.S.C.G Licensed and ready to take you and your yacht safely and comfortably to any destination



Contact Details

Check to see where Captain Ted &  s/v Restless are now

If Ted is offshore send an email to KB1NDX*NO SPAM*

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If Restless is in port, you can call Ted at +1(203)738-9326 or send an email to restless.cd40*NO SPAM*

Services offered

  • Captain for  a day
  • Yacht Delivery
  • Sail Training and Instruction
  • Windsurfing Instructor
  • Offshore passages
  • Family sailing instruction on Restless or your boat
  • Rigging you boat for you & your kind of sailing
  • Coastal Cruising

Captain Ted's Capabilities are varied:

 Professional Training & Certifications

  • U.S.C.G. Licensed Captain 2006
    • Master/Mate Certificate 2006
    • 50 Gross Tons
    • Towing Certification 2006
  • ASA Certified Sailing Instructor
    • Basic Keelboat
    • Coastal Cruising
    • Coastal Navigation
    • Bareboat Chartering
  • Certified PADI Scuba Diver
  • Accomplished Windsurfer
  • BS Degree in Physics 1972
  • Licensed Ham Radio operator with Amateur Extra Class License 2005; call sign KB1NDX
  • Electronics Technician - Masters EE 1985
    • Communications: SSB, Satellite Phone
    • Electronic Navigation Systems
    • Interfacing NMEA devices
    • Long Range wireless internet systems
    • AIS (Automatic Identification Systems)


  • 40,000 Miles over the last 7 years; Offshore and Inshore waters
    • US West Coast
    • Mexico East and West Coast
    • Extensive US East Coast experience both inshore and offshore
    • Sailing from Nova Scotia to Virgin Islands
    • Latin America both Coasts
    • Racing Experience as crew Scottish Series Tarbert, Scotland 1998-2000
    • Portsmouth UK to Lisbon Portugal 1997
  • Panama Canal Transit in 2002
  • 30+ Years Sailing Experience
    • Small Sailing Dingy up to
    • Sailing Yachts of 50 ft.
    • Power Yacht to 65 ft.
  • Available for Deliveries and Crew
  • Mature, Fit and able bodied: 5’6” 175 lbs. 57 years old

Personal Details & Additional Expertise/Capabilities

  • Capable of basic Diesel maintenance and repairs
  • Accomplished Guitarist and Fiddle player able to entertain Guests and Crew in any musical style
  • Divorced, 2 grown children, excellent health, no medication, no dietary or physical restrictions, wear glasses, drink rarely, nonsmoker. 

 Retired Medical Executive, recently Licensed Captain Ted is available for Skipper or Crew. Formerly a teacher Ted can train crew and students on sailing, cruising, navigation and communications. Ted has a diverse background and is able to contribute to safe and enjoyable sailing experience for the crew and guests.  Ted is considered to be an all around “good guy to have around” crew member.

More about Captain Ted Vander Wiede

·        Entertaining Musician singing and playing Guitar, Violin/Fiddle and Sax…on a mission to “sail around the world sharing music”

o       Sing along parties

o       Dance Bands

o       Lessons for young and old, beginner to advanced

·        Electronic Technician; sales, installation, maintenance and repairs of...

o       Navigation Electronics and interfacing

o       PC Navigation systems

o       Communications systems

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