The Boat Shows Have Started !
Newport (this weekend),
Norwalk (next weekend),
Trawler Fest (Baltimore) Sept 27-30
Annapolis (2) Oct. 4-14
For the Links and Dates...... Click Here
Note: The Cove raft-up for the boat show is this Sat. Sept. 15'th and move out is Sat. Sept 15 through Wed. Sept 26.
Pre-Boat Show Store Sale at Rex and Cove
Cove Store : All boutique items are 25% off (excluding Christmas ornaments) and 20% off Helly Hanson foul weather gear.
Rex Store: 20% off all Henri Lloyd and Gill foul weather gear and 20% off all tubes.
Please note that all sales are final & no price adjustments will be given on prior purchases.
If you are planning one last Fall cruise, remember the
Long Island Loop Cruising Club
Rex and Cove, together with other independent marinas on the Long Island Sound, offer each others customers discounted rates on overnight dockage. This gives our customers the opportunity to visit places up and down the Sound in short hops. Additionally, with soaring fuel prices, it's economical and easy to visit closer destinations which may not have been on your radar.
Each member of the Long Island Loop Cruising Club offers something a little different. Boaters can book online or by phone and must mention that they are members of either Cove or Rex and part of the Long Island Loop Cruising Club to receive discounts. Slips are based on availability. For more information and the list of marinas, CLICK HERE
September 2012 America's Cup Update -
Incredible Technology !!
The America's cup is pushing the frontier in both powerboats as well as sailboats: Check out the new state of the art chase boat that Emirates Team New Zealand has introduced.... With 4 X 300 HP outboards and 58 MPH top speed, it screams !
OK, now for the real question...... why does a sailboat need such a high powered chase boat and tender ??
Because the new real America's Cup
Catamarans are 72 feet long and fly,
no, REALLY fly......
The past year's racing in the 45 foot cats was all practice and R&D leading up to the big 72 foot cats (with 131 ft wing sails) which will compete for the America's Cup beginning on Sept. 7, 2013 in San Francisco.
For more with links to must-see
videos... CLICK HERE
& HOLD ON !
Winter Storage Reminder
Cove and Rex have been accepting Winter Storage contracts - available online for your convenience.
Cove Contracts....... Click Here
Rex Contracts..........Click Here
Note: Rex has indoor storage space for boats to 50 ft.
Reserve your space now !
Oyster Bay Oyster Festival Oct 13 & 14 Rain or Shine
Good Food, Music, Tall Ships and Oysters, of course !
If you go by boat you can either anchor out and dinghy in or get a mooring at Oyster Bay Marine Center, 5 Bay Ave. Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Email: email@example.com Ph: 1.516.624.2400 VHF: Ch. 71
The Annual Greenport Maritime Festival will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012 - Sunday, September 23, 2012.
Harvest time on the North Fork is a great time to experience the farms and vineyards which offer all sorts of fall entertainment for the whole family from hayrides, corn mazes and pumpkin picking to wine tastings, vineyard tours and jazz concerts.
For More.... CLICK HERE
It's Getting Dark Early -
Do Your Running Lights Work ?
The rules state:
Recreational vessels must display their required navigational lights
at all times between sunset and sunrise, and during daylight periods
of reduced visibility.
Note: Spot lights, bright white "headlights" and mounted fishing lights should be OFF while underway because (A) they obscure your running lights (B) they ruin your night vision (C) They blind other boaters.
For CT Navigation Light Info...... Click Here