This Saturday - National Marina Day
at Rex Marine Center
June 8th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rain or Shine
Learn about all the ways your family can enjoy boating on Long Island Sound and the Norwalk Islands.
This event is open to everyone and will feature free boat rides, kayak demos, paddle board fitness, food, maritime aquarium touch tank & more!
Click here for full details
Rules of the Road Review
Speed in the Harbor, Near Docks, Anchored
and Moored boats
Norwalk Harbor has a 6 mile per hour speed limit which extends all the way up the river within 100 feet of moored vessels and 300 feet from the shore. The speed zone begins at the Flashing Red "10" Rockpile by the Manresa Island power plant when approaching from the West and from the Quick Flashing Red "14" rockpile off Calf Pasture Point when approaching from the East. It extends past the moored boats mid harbor and all the way North.
Please remember you share the harbor with other boaters, kayakers, windsurfers, kiteboarders, sailing schools and stand up paddle boarders !
Save The Date
Open House at the NEW Waterfront Event Venue
Norwalk Harbor View at Cove
Thursday June 27'th
If you are planning a special event, you'll want to be there.
Check the Weather on the Water Before you Leave Home
The Norwalk Cove Weather Station link is in the blue margin to the left in every Harbor Talk. Add it as a favorite to your computer, tablet or phone.
What kind of information is available ? Humidity, Temperature, Dew Point, Barometric Pressure, Wind Speed and Direction, A Barometric graph of the last six hours and a Wind Speed graph.
The dew point is the temperature below which the water vapor in a volume of humid air at a given constant barometric pressure will condense into liquid water at the same rate at which it evaporates. Condensed water is called dew when it forms on a solid surface.
The graphic barometer indicates trend. Generally, a rising barometer indicates clearing weather and a falling barometer, stormy weather.
See also the Harbor Web Cam Link before you go out.
Concerts in the Park - a stroll away
Norwalk Parks and Recreation has released the 2013 Wednesday night concert schedule.
If you haven't been to past concerts, you must get to one this year ! A stroll away from Norwalk Cove, these free concerts are open to everyone and offer a wide selection of music.
Bring a lawn chair and picnic dinner for a treat on the water.
For the entire schedule......... Click Here
Boater Safety Regulations - New York is finally catching up
For CT Info....... Click Here
New York State is on the verge of passing tough new Boater Safety regulations requiring all boaters to attend a boater safety course and hold a boating safety certificate. The Bill (A03471) has been passed in the state assembly and referred to the senate transportation committee for review. Previously, only those 18 and younger were required to obtain certification. The training is offered by the state Department of Parks, by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Power Squadrons and by private providers.
Spurred on by the tragic boat capsize in Long
Island, New York has been one of twenty odd states with less stringent certification requirements.
Connecticut has lead the nation with it's tough boater training and certification requirements. New Connecticut regulations initiated this year requires that new boaters apply online for a Connecticut Conservation Identification Number (ID) prior to taking the 8 hour Boating Safety Course (BSC) and then purchasing a printable boating certificate. Plastic cards are no longer being issued.
For Additional Training........ Click Here
for Info and registration
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