There is no question as to Daniel Behan McQuaid’s love of teaching, a responsibility he has taken on with passion and enthusiasm for more than 25 years, and something that continues to drive and inspire McQuaid to perform at his best on a daily basis. Colleagues, students and even his family admire McQuaid’s commitment to the profession, something that seems to have no end in sight, at least not anytime soon.
His love of education, however, is perhaps only equaled by his passion for sailing, an activity he became enchanted with at a very early age, and which continues to beckon Daniel Behan McQuaid whenever spare time seems to bump its way into his ever-busy schedule. His father, a veteran of the sport and a dedicated merchant marine his entire career, instilled a love of the water, and of watercraft, into Daniel from the time he first learned to walk. This appreciation and enthusiasm for sailing the seas is something that Daniel now has the opportunity to share with his young children, who have become quite skilled sailors in their own right.
Daniel Behan McQuaid, the owner of a modest 40-foot sailing vessel, is continually drawn to the water, as well as to the opportunity to navigate and conquer yet another journey as captain of the family sailboat. Though he himself has never competed in any amateur or professional sailing races, he is understood to have the ability to hold his own amongst any member of the competition, even the most veteran of sailors who have raced professionally their entire careers.