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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

5/22/14  Vol 5.11

Our Locations
Norwalk Cove Marina
Rex Marine Center  

Fuel Prices at Norwalk Cove
89 Octane Gas
$ 4.48 /gal   &
Diesel  $ 4.35 /gal 
 *Prices subject to change

Saturday, May 24'th 
Showers possible
Highs in the 60's
and lows in the 50's.
H 8:32 am L 2:51 pm  
Sunday, May 25'th 
 Highs in the Low 70's  
and lows in the 50's
H 9:29 am L 3:45 pm

Monday, May 26'th
Memorial Day
Highs in the Low 80's  
and lows in the 60's
H 10:22 am L 4:35 pm 
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Cove Store Hours 
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 6:00
Saturday 8:00 - 5:00
Sunday 8:00 - 4:00

Mem. Day 8:00 - 3:00

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 6:00 
Saturday 8:00 - 5:00 
Sunday 8:00 - 5:00 
Mem. Day 8:00 - 4:00

-Weather Permitting-

Captains Cup Hours

7 Days a Week
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
-Weather Permitting- 


Rex Store Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 5:30 
Sat 8:00 - 5:00
Sun  9:00 - 3:00 
Mem. Day 9:00 - 1:00
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Captains Cup Coffee

Featuring coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino and Latte, plus teas, iced coffee, several flavors of fruit smoothies, baked goods, croissants, muffins plus healthy breakfast choices like juices, oatmeal, yogurt, Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sandwiches and a daily hot soup or Chili.
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Spring Boating Seminars:

Navigating the  
Norwalk Islands   

Saturday morning 
May 24th

9:30 am thru 1:30

for Info and other seminars  
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Happy Memorial Day 
Summer is Here!
Inflatable Dinghy & Outboard Engine Repairs

The Dinghy Poker Run at Norwalk Cove is July 26'th.
Is your dinghy ready ?

For inflatable repairs, visit the inflatable repair center at Rex.

Have your outboard checked and serviced by the experts at Rex or Norwalk Cove.

Going cruising and don't have a dinghy yet ?  See Rex first !
Great Prices and the expert help you need  
Mini Golf is Open this Holiday Weekend
and Open EVERY DAY after Monday

OPEN Sat, Sun, and Memorial Day 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
         Summer Hours - Open weekdays 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
                           - weather permitting -
Many Thanks to Those Who Made the Prestige Yacht Sales' Sea Scout Tag Sale a Success!
Remember thinking that the "Golden Age of Yachting" was in the 30's and 40's?

Well,  It's NOW!  

Kevlar and Carbon Fiber, 3-D modeling, advanced structural analysis, joystick controls, GPS plotting and tablets, remote controls, satellite TV and offshore Wi-Fi.... Fabulous "New" versions of the old classics - FIVE  J-Boats racing together... WOW

Look around, it's at your fingertips:

See a good article from Soundings... HERE

See some incredible new "classics" HERE and HERE

See J Class Boats Racing in the St Barth's Bucket Regatta:

The latest from Norwalk's own Tripp Design.... HERE 

Finally, the View from a Drone......  WATCH THIS!


Fleet Week In NYC 
NOW through next Tuesday - Fleet Week is in New York and nearby.

Featuring tours of US Navy ships (including the USS Cole), concerts, aerial rescue and anti-mine operations demos, airshows,  search and rescue demos and more! 

See the Website HERE and the

schedule of events HERE

Want to Shoot Off Flares?  

If you missed the last "FLARE UP", here's your chance to shoot off marine safety flares and learn about emergency pyrotechnics.

Stamford Sail and Power Squadron




June 2nd 2014

Mon evening 5:30 pm

West Beach, Stamford


Contact George Hallenbeck 203-348-7121  

Rowing a 7 Meter Boat from Morroco to NYC  


Now in Miami's Haulover Park and  heading for New York, a South African couple has rowed a 7 meter boat across the ocean from Morocco. The married couple has been rowing 20 hours per day, taking 2 hourly shifts,with an average speed of 3 knots.


Fresh Sandwiches at Norwalk Cove and Rex

Find fresh Sandwiches, Salads and Treats at both the Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine Stores.  A good selection, available daily.

Things to Do and See, Fun  
Activities, Courses and  

Rescue at Sea With a Small Child -  

The Real Story


From Latitude 38 - California


In an era when sound-bite journalism and short attention spans are the norm, it was no surprise that the dramatic South Pacific rescue of the "Rebel Heart" crew - two young parents and their 3- and 1-year-old daughters - quickly faded from the media spotlight shortly after the family returned safely to San Diego on April 11 aboard the USS Vandegrift.

That's exactly what parents Eric and Charlotte Kaufman
hoped would happen. But they promised to share all the details, and correct widespread media reporting errors on their ordeal, once their story had become yesterday's news. Last Sunday, a full month after returning home, they finally broke their silence in an NPR segment called This American Life.
The Niņa and Pinta are coming
              to Captain's Cove this Weekend.

Replicas of two of Christopher Columbus' ships, the Niņa and Pinta, are set to dock at the Captain's Cove in Bridgeport from May 23 through 26, with boarding opportunities available to the public.
The ships are operated by the Columbus Foundation out of the British Virgin Islands.

The Niņa
is an exact replica and was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools before her 1991 launch.

The Pinta, an authentic reproduction of Christopher Columbus' ship, was launched in 2005 in Valenca, Brazil. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel and offers larger deck space for walk-aboard tours, private parties, and charters.


Both ships tour together as a sailing museum dedicated to educating the public and school children. Onboard exhibits highlight the history of the Age of Discovery, navigation of the era, how the ships were built, and a taste of what life was like more than 500 years ago.


For the NINA website...Click HERE 

On a final note,

 Sorry, had to put this in!