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MacDougalls’ Adds Talented Sailors to Service Team

Jared Wallin has been sailing and teaching sailing since an early age. He grew up on the Cape and has sailed on Nantucket Sound since the first days in his family Beetle Cat.  He was captain of his collegiate team, Salve Regina University in Newport, RI for three out of the four years. Right out of college he started working for Sail America, who organized the ‘Strictly Sail’ Boat shows across the country selling show space. He spent some time in the marine electronics field, where he learned the latest in marine technology. He most recently left his position as waterfront manager at Hyannis Yacht Club, where he was an integral part of their management team; maintaining the clubs fleet, facility, and hosting many local and national sailing events, as well as actively racing his own J22. Jared has joined the team at MacDougalls’ as Dockmaster and is eager and ready for the boating season.

Ryan Scott grew up on the water racing Opti’s and Laser’s. He then moved to work on boats including 12 Meter’s, cruising boats and race boats. On top of the maintenance and optimization of the boats he completed many ocean deliveries. He then decided to move his concentration to rigging, and joined Hall Spars and Rigging in 2004 as a rigger. There he honed his rigging skills on everything from small keelboats and day sailors, to IRC race boats, Grand Prix projects such as America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race masts, and mega yachts such as Wally’s and Briand’s. In 2010 he left Hall to join West Marine Rigging in Newport as there Rigging Manager. There he continued his constant knowledge gain, working with customer’s on; rigging packages, deck layouts, overall optimization and rig tuning. Ryan continues to race very often on one design’s such as J/24’s, Melges 24’s and Swan 42’s, along with a wide variety of larger race boat IRC programs. Ryan joins our team as Rigging Director.

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MacDougalls’ To Sponsor Nantucket Race Week

 NANTUCKET RACE WEEK:  AUGUST 11-19, 2012

Nantucket Race Week is an eight-day experience that marshals the entire Nantucket community together in a fun-filled week of regattas, awards ceremonies, and parties. The week is hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club to benefit Nantucket Community Sailing, and is the primary fund-raising event of the year for Nantucket Community Sailing.    The races provide sport for everyone from young sailors in Optimists and 420s, families in their Nantucket one designs, owners of classic wooden sailboats, to grand prix racers at the top of their profession. The racing begins on Saturday, August 11th, with racing and social events daily through Sunday, August 19th.    Nantucket Race Week is proud to be a Clean Regatta as certified by Sailors for the Sea.

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The Landing, the new customer service pavilion, is centrally located on the waterfront with restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities

Enjoy a relaxing moment in the newly furnished lounge inside the Landing, our new customer service pavilion, or watch a movie on the wide screen TV. The Landing is located on the Falmouth Harbor waterfront at our Cape Cod Marina and equipped with free wireless internet, restrooms, showers and laundry facilities. There is also a public access computer and printer in the Landing for your convenience.

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Thousands flock annually to the Cape in search of nature, little spaces of quiet beauty to call their own, on land and at sea

Two local marinas are vowing to do just that. Long a part of our nautical history, marinas symbolize everything Cape Cod. But many of these marinas were built at a time when we weren’t aware of the damage to shellfish beds caused by toxicity from run-off, or how crumbling septic systems and waste from boats cause harmful nitrogen buildup in the water. As marinas look to modernize and update their facilities, law requires that they implement environmental solutions to safeguard our waterfront. Kingman Yacht Center in Bourne and MacDougall’s Cape Cod Marine Service in Falmouth are both pioneers in the green movement.

Scott Horsley, president of Horsley Witten Group, an environmental consulting firm in Sandwich, worked with both marinas to develop “Smart Growth” plans for the future. “Marinas by nature havehigh-intensity waterfront uses with the potential to have environmental impacts,” says Horsley, whose firm does work nationally for the Environmental Protection Agency and also prepared the “Smart Growth Tool Kit” for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The term “Smart Growth” refers to a way of planning formixed-use (residential and commercial) development that is pedestrian-friendly, helps to preserve open space, and accommodates earth-saving technologies.

One of the biggest concerns for both marinas was wastewater and storm water treatment. While such improvements can drastically improve water quality in our local harbors, these upgrades come at a price. “These are expensive investments,” says Horsley. “Not too many existing marina owners have that kind of cash. What really needs to happen with our Cape marinas is an increase in density— allowing them to expand their capacity or increase their slips, for example—to generate the revenue to pay for the wastewater and storm water treatment plants.”

At Kingman Yacht Center, part of the Smart Growth plan includes adding a residential development to a parcel of land adjacent to the marina. “The town homes would share a wastewater treatment facility and allow Kingman to pay for the plant fees,” says Horsley. He adds, “We look for solutions that benefit both the town and the business.” Other plans, such as vegetated green strips, are low-impact technologies that will substantially improve the water quality in Red Brook Harbor, where Kingman Yacht Center is located.

“Marinas have the power to be stewards of the environment,” says Scott Zeien, president of Kingman Yacht Center. “Our businesses rely on maintaining the waterfront. It’s in our best interests to make our marinas as green and clean as possible.”

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As part of our renovation MacDougalls’ has added a custom state of the art laminar flow paint spray booth

As part of MacDougalls’ Cape Cod Marina’s renovation and construction project a custom state of the art laminar flow paint spray booth was constructed which can accommodate boats up to 75’. This new facility offers the latest advances in painting technology and application. The conditions within the booth are controlled by over 600 balanced light fixtures, heated and filtered cross draft ventilation of 60K cuft/min and radiant floor heat fired by 1M btu boiler. This facility, controlled by our ‘top-gun’ technicians, is able to produce the most cost efficient high quality paint projects in the Northeast.



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