It's Time for Fire Works !
Norwalk (Calf Pasture Beach)
Wed. July 3rd Rain Date 7/5
Tide: L 2:39 PM H 8:48 PM
Rowayton, (Bayley Beach)
Thurs. July 4th Rain Date 7/5
Westport, Wed. July 3rd
Rex Note: On July 3rd, for the Norwalk Fireworks, the Rex rack service hours will be extended to accommodate returning boats.
Cove Note: Please notify the Dockmaster if you will
be away over night or during the holiday week.
Safety Note: Please check your running lights and make sure your flares have current dates.... The Coast Guard is performing random safety checks !
You need one approved life vest per person on board - appropriately sized and readily available. 8 people = 8 life jackets ! Check also your horn, throwable cushion or ring and fire extinguishers.
Take a minute to review the Rules of the Road for safe night time operation and remember the speed limit in the harbor (and within 300 ft. of the shore and 100 ft from anchored vessels is 6 MPH.
(NO WAKE) !
Using the Tide and Currents when Planning a Trip
Not long ago vessels used to depart "on the tide". Mariners have long used tide calendars and current charts to find ways to get a free boost from nature. Closely watching weather forecasts helped avoid headwinds or adverse sea conditions, with an occasional boost from tailwinds or waves.
With years of cheap fuel and bigger engines, tidal currents seem to have lost their importance. In today's world of higher fuel prices (and less time to enjoy the boat) careful scheduling and routing can take advantage of tides, currents and predicted winds to save both money and time. Remember, a straight line between two points on the water is not necessarily the best course. Plan your route and timing using currents.
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Sailfest - New London
Sailfest is Southeastern Connecticut's premier summertime event.
The three-day festival is complete with a major fireworks display, amusement rides, free entertainment, Tall Ships and over 200 vendors lining the downtown streets.
Sailfest features multiple stages of free entertainment with musical genres ranging from Rock, Celtic, Hip Hop, and Blues. Kids enjoy free shows at the City Pier stage.
Sailfest also showcases the 4th largest fireworks display in the Northeast, sponsored by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
ZUMBA by the Water at
Norwalk Harbor View at Cove
ZUMBA eliminates the "work" from "working out" by combining amazing, irresistible Latin and international music with dynamic yet simple exercise moves, using its unique interval training format to help participants get fit in a party-like atmosphere.
Starting Friday, July 12th. at 10 AM on the Harbor View beach
(Free to Cove and Rex customers).
"Zumba with Marcello is a must try for everyone!"
New Hope for Lobsters in the Sound
Fairfield County's lobster industry has been decimated over the past 15 years, and a new bill signed into law by Gov. Dannel Malloy last Friday is giving the few remaining lobstermen hope of reviving the population of the marine crustacean in Long Island Sound.
After years of speculation, there is now enough empirical evidence to suggest that the pesticides methropene and resmethrin, aimed at killing mosquitoes has killed off huge numbers of lobsters after washing into the Sound through sewer drains.
Norwalk Cove Mini Golf
Now Open 7 Days a Week
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