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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine Center and
Norwalk Cove Marina

6/19/14  Vol 5.15
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, Jun 21'st 
Chance of T Storms    
Highs in the 70's
and lows in the 50's.

H 7:10 am L 1
:30 pm  
Sunday, June 22'nd
 Highs in the Low 70's  
and lows in the 50's
H 8:11 am L 2:27 pm 
Mini Golf  is OPEN
Summer Hours Start Saturday

Open 10:00 till 10:00
Every Day

- weather permitting -
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Cove Store Hours 
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 6:00
Saturday 8:00 - 5:00
Sunday 8:00 - 4:00

Cove Fuel Dock Hours
Mon - Fri 8:00 - 6:00 
Saturday 8:00 - 6:00 
Sunday 8:00 - 6:00

-Weather Permitting-

Cove Fuel Dock Starting Monday
July 30th

Mon - Thurs 8:00 - 7:00 
Fri & Sat 8:00 - 8:00 
Sunday 8:00 - 6:00

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 
Fishing Report ! 
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, and a daily hot
soup or Chili.

In addition, we now offer
fresh egg burritos, egg sandwiches and fruit cups delivered daily from Cove Deli!

Rigging Department  

at Norwalk Cove  

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Diving a Wreck in the Sound


The "Ten Ton Rule"
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Bermuda Race Update

The start is tomorrow, June 20'th, with 165 boats entered in the 49'th sprint to Bermuda.

The starting line will be off Castle Hill, in the mouth of Narragansett Bay.

Organized by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the 635-mile Newport Bermuda Race is sailed almost entirely out of sight of land and across the Gulf Stream.

Explains race chairman Fred Deichmann, "We evaluate the crew and inspect the boat because, as the Notice of Race states, "The Newport Bermuda Race is not a race for novices.""

Follow the race HERE



Upcoming USCG Auxiliary Courses 


Things to Do and See, Fun Activities,
Courses and  

Please keep your dog on a leash
in the Marinas and on the docks. Thanks! 
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The 4'th of July is only TWO weeks away - Have you made your plans?  
Are you planning to stay local? Heading out to watch the fireworks or staying at the dock?  Planning a mini-cruise? Now is the time to make sure your plans and the boat are shipshape.

Check your running lights and make sure there are batteries in the flashlights. Are your flares current? Remember it's illegal to run with docking lights, spotlights or fishing lights on constantly. Plan for a designated captain who will run the boat while the crew indulges a wee bit. The Police & Coast Guard are performing random safety checks.  Remember you'll be coming back in on a falling tide!

Firework Schedule
Norwalk   (Calf Pasture Beach) INFO 
          Thurs. July 3rd at Dusk   Rain Date  7/5

               Tide:  H 5:11 PM  L 11:21 PM


Rowayton, (Bayley Beach)   INFO 

            Fri. July 4th 9:15 Rain Date  7/5   


Westport, Thurs. July 3rd  Rain Date  7/7      


Rex Note:  On July 3rd, for the Norwalk Fireworks, the Rex rack service hours will be extended to accommodate returning boats.  


Rex & Cove Note:   Please tell the Dockmaster anytime you will be away for the night. The best way to insure your slip will be empty upon your return is to send us your float plan that includes your return date. That way, if you need to return early, we will be sure your slip is empty - given a few hours notice.  Thanks. 


For fireworks elsewhere in CT, Click HERE 

Norwalk Cove Welcomes a new Sandwich, Salad and Breakfast Supplier.....Introducing the Cove Deli and Cafe


Norwalk Cove Marina welcomes the the Cove Deli and Cafe to provide fresh sandwiches, salads and fruit cups to the Norwalk Cove Ship's Store and Egg sandwiches and breakfast treats to the Captain's Cup Coffeehouse.    

Located on First Street, just blocks from the marina, the Cove Deli will be delivering new high quality products every other day on a consistent basis. They also offers catering services when you have guests aboard!  

See their website and menu......  HERE
The Summer Solstice is June 21'st at 6:51 AM


The Summer Solstice - The longest day of the year, arrives Saturday at exactly 6:51 am EDT. At that time the Northern Hemisphere of the Earth will reach it's point of greatest inclination to the Sun.    SuperMoon


Thought to be the time "when the forces of nature are at their most powerful, and the boundaries between the physical and spiritual worlds are thinnest."  


There will be full moons this season on: July 12'th, August 10'th and September 9'th  

The "WALK" Train Bridge OPENED!

Last Saturday morning a flotilla of boats that had been "trapped" up the Norwalk River escaped!          

With an army of almost 50 engineers, mechanics, electricians and laborers, the bridge (which was scheduled to open at 9:00 am), opened at 10:00 am for 30 minutes to allow the small armada passage.


The bridge will not likely open for the next three weeks as engineers and consultants troubleshoot the immediate mechanical problems. Discussions regarding a replacement bridge (and funding) have begun in Hartford and Washington.


For More Pictures, Click HERE


For the Video, Click HERE   (I'm a Star!)                                      


Services On Site:   
Intrepid Marine Electronics -  at Norwalk Cove 
See them.... HERE   


Seafarer Canvas and Interiors - at both Cove and Rex

 See their Website..... HERE  

Three Major Responsibilities of Every Boater

  1. Practice good seamanship.
    It is the responsibility of every boat or PWC operator to take all necessary action to avoid a collision, taking into account the weather, vessel traffic, and limits of other vessels. Such action should be taken in ample time to avoid a collision and at a safe distance from other vessels. Be responsible for the safety of your crew and vessel.
  2. Keep a proper lookout.
    Failing to keep a sharp lookout is the most common cause of collisions. Every operator must keep a proper lookout, using both sight and hearing, at all times. Watch and listen for other vessels, radio communications, navigational hazards, and others involved in water activities.
  3. Maintain a safe speed.
    Safe speed is the speed that ensures you will have ample time to avoid a collision and can stop within an appropriate distance. Safe speed will vary depending on conditions such as wind, water conditions, navigational hazards, visibility, surrounding vessel traffic density, and the maneuverability of your boat or PWC. Always reduce speed and navigate with extreme caution at night and when visibility is restricted.
 Read more.... HERE 
Things To Do:       

Clam-A-Palooza at IYC 
This Saturday June 22  1:00 to 7:00 PM 

A fun benefit for the Make-a-wish foundation.  Enter a clam dish or just be a clam taster!    Fun for all   (you could probably come by  dinghy)  Ischoda Yacht Club, 138 Water Street Norwalk

 Click...... HERE  



Norwalk Parks & Rec. Summer Concert Series at Calf Pasture Beach

The Concert series begins next Wednesday June 25   (raindate: June 26) at 6:00 pm with a Classic Car Show Beach Cruise (presented by The Coachmen) and concert with:
These are fun, safe & clean concerts held steps from Norwalk Cove.  Grab a beach chair and head over! 
The 2014 Clearwater Festival will take place this Sat and Sun, June 21st and 22nd at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY. Festival gates open to attendees at 9AM. 

Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival
(aka "the Clearwater Festival" or "Revival") features
seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters' Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus.    
Click HERE for more   


WoodenBoat Show June 27-29 at Mystic

The 23rd WoodenBoat Show, designed and produced by WoodenBoat magazine, will take place June 27-29 at Mystic Seaport. 


Save the Date!   The Dinghy Poker Run is July 26'th 

Tune up that dingy!

Find that water cannon! 
Join in the 2014 Dinghy Poker Run!   

Watch for details.  
2014 SWIM Marathon is August 2nd.
Boat Captains Needed

St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound Marathon is the fundraising event for the SWIM's cancer prevention, education and assistance programs.  It will be held Sat., Aug. 2, 2014 beginning at Port Jefferson, New York and ending at Captain's Cove, Bridgeport. 
To register, please click...  HERE 
For Info about the SWIM Marathon, please click..... HERE

The VIBES - Bridgeport July 31'st - Aug 3'rd

Gathering of the Vibes is an annual music, arts and camping festival now in its 19th year. Vibes has grown into a four-day festival that has featured such world-class talent as all founding members of the Grateful Dead, Gov't Mule, Elvis Costello, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, and more.


Hint:  You can hear the music from the water!


July 31'st - August 3'rd  Seaside Park, Bridgeport

Info HERE       

From a review:  " Jam bands and seafarers make for unlikely bedfellows at this proudly hippie retreat, which faithfully features freewheeling folk/blues ensembles. It has also recently folded in a strong culture of boating enthusiasts, who take pride in arriving by sea to the coastal grounds..."
On a final note,