Jim Donegan, Field Operations, USCG Captain 100 Ton Master

Jim Donegan

Field Operations

USCG Captain, 100 Ton Master

FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft System Remote Pilot License

Jim Donegan joined RACE in 2005 and is currently responsible for planning and conducting RACE’s field operations and hydrographic surveys.  He is a licensed USCG 100 Ton Master and HYPACK Certified Hydrographer who operates RACE’s survey vessels including our 23’ Steiger Craft Chesapeake and various other shallow water inflatables.  He is proficient in using a Teledyne Odom Echotrac CV100 Dual Frequency Echo Sounder to perform hydrographic surveys.  Additionally, he is proficient with Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Differential Global Positioning Systems (DGPS) for use in both vertical and horizontal positioning.


Jim’s background, both professionally and personally, has always centered around the water.  Growing up on the Connecticut shoreline, Jim developed a passion for sailing and sailboat racing.  Over the years Jim has competed in numerous local, regional, and international sailing events on the East Coast of the United States, Canada, Bermuda and beyond.  Additionally, Jim serves on the Board of Governors of the Housatonic Boat Club and as Cubmaster for his son’s Cub Scout Pack.  When not in the office Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.  The family can often be found sailing the waters of Long Island Sound during the summer and skiing the slopes of Vermont during the winter.

Proudly Serving Our Community for More than 21 Years.

Our mission is to enhance quality of life, experience, property & infrastructure by providing responsive solutions where water meets land.


RACE expertise embraces modern coastal engineering practices that are supported by a broad range of engineering disciplines including geotechnical and structural engineering as well as regulatory expertise.  Our full-range of professional services include:  coastal engineering, shoreline restoration and protection, inspections and rehabilitation of existing structures, design and planning of new marine structures, environmental permitting, hydrographic surveys, dredging planning and design, and marine construction administration.


RACE Coastal Engineering
611 Access Road

Stratford, CT  06615
Phone: 203.377.0663

Fax: 203.375.6561

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