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Boating Tip: 
Overtaking Boat
Keep Clear
  Even if the Overtaking Boat is a Sailboat
Under Sail!  

Mercury Marine Update

As a Certified Mercury Marine Dealer and Repair Center, Rex Marine offers, sales, service and genuine Mercury parts to make your boating painless and trouble free.  

Save the Date &
Sign up to Help

Participate in the annual SWIM Marathon by volunteering your boat and time for this one-day event.

This year the Marathon will be held on  
Sat. July 25th 

To register as a support boat,
click...  HERE   
The Longshore Pavilion 
at Norwalk Cove

The Inn at Longshore is now hosting all events at the former Ascension Beach Club (Harborview) site at Norwalk Cove.
We welcome them as the exclusive caterers for all affairs.

To book your next event, please call
or click... HERE 
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SPECIALS this Week  
at Norwalk Cove and Rex Marine


20% OFF all Ladies Topsiders at Rex Marine 


Don't forget to check your Flares - 10% OFF this week at the Rex and Cove Stores 


All IMAR products 15% OFF

Including Boat Soap, Strataglass Cleaner and Strataglass Polish





Visit the nautical boutique at the Norwalk Cove Ships Store for great gifts for moms!



Get Mom a Dinghy !!  



Rex Only - Save $ 100.00 on an

inflatable boat and  

motor package. 


This Weekend - The Volvo Boats Have  
Arrived in Newport !


The boats arrived in quick succession Wednesday night with a thousand people on the docks and on the point at Fort Adams to cheer them in.  They will be on display this weekend with an ongoing party to welcome the teams at their only North American stopover.  


Enjoy the Exploration Zone, entertainment, a festival for all ages to experience sailing and many more family activities at Fort Adams State Park. There will be Pro-Am Racing on May 15, the In-Port Race on May 16 and the leg start to Lisbon on May 17 will be held within yards of the shoreline in the same natural stadium that hosted decades of America's Cup Racing - Newport RI. 



See the Newport Schedule... HERE  

 See Interviews and Videos... HERE


See the Virtual Race Tracker... HERE  

Cove Mini Golf is OPEN WEEKENDS !

The mini golf season is here !

Weekend hours are 11:00 am - ?? pm 
           - weather permitting -

Please call if the weather is 'iffy'

More on Cold Water Boating

The chart tells the story... Be aware the local water
temperature is still in the 40's. 

The Rex Marine Catalog
is now Online !! 

Now you can have a 280 page marine

supply catalog with you 24/7

Click HERE
for the Catalog Link!

Once you find what you need, order it by calling 203-831-5236 or e-mail
and specify store pickup or home delivery.
It's that Simple ! 
Update on Local Cruising Spots 

This update comes from the Darien Police Marine Division:


Ziegler's Cove is a popular boating destination during the Summer and Autumn months. The scenic shoreline and deep water anchorage attract yachts from all over Fairfield County and Long Island.  There are also two islands within the cove, Neds Island and smaller, rockier Pine Island. The shoreline of the cove is a mixture of steep granite bluffs, marsh, and coarse sand beaches. The shoreline is privately owned. There is no public access to the shore.

All boaters are prohibited from entering the property or trespassing on the shore / rocks at any time. Violators are subject to a Trespassing fine in the amount of $92  (53a-110a)   


Another attraction to boaters is nearby Fish Island and the Islands surrounding it.  They are all clearly marked "Private Property" and belong to a residence located on Contentment Island Rd in the Tokeneke section of Darien.  All boaters are prohibited from venturing above the "mean high water line" which typically runs 3-5 feet below  the visible  "scum" or water line of the most recent high tide. The Darien Marine Police are asking for your cooperation in adhering to these restrictions.  Violators are subject to a $92 fine for Simple Tresspass (53a-110a)

Note:  This property was the former home of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and includes 11 acres of land on Contentment Island in the Tokeneke Association including more than 800 feet of direct waterfront, 8 acres of the Fish Islands and 34 acres of oyster beds. It listed for just under $ 20 million in May 2014.  


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

The Concert series begins Wednesday June 24 (raindate: June 25) at 6:00 pm with a Classic Car Show Beach Cruise (presented by The Coachmen) and concert with "Tim Curries Motown Band Revue"

These are fun, safe & clean concerts held steps from Norwalk Cove.  Grab a beach chair and head over!  

For the complete schedule, Click...HERE 
Summer Contracts are Available

Norwalk Cove  
 Please call the Dock Office

 Rex Marine contracts

or call 203-866-5555  


Horseshoe Crab Tagging Time  

When dinosaurs roamed the earth, the Spring moon brought the lowly Horseshoe Crab to the ocean's beaches to engage in romance (of sorts). This year's Spring moon will have them return to Norwalk, and The Maritime Aquarium needs help counting and documenting it. Sign up to help attach census tags to horseshoe crabs as the crabs come up out of the water to spawn. 

2015 Tagging Dates: 

Tues., June 2 at 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM for high tide census & tagging,  and June 3 Low tide tagging - 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM


Tues. June 16 at 11:00  PM to 2:00 AM for high tide census & tagging, and June 17 low tide tagging - 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM


Wednesday, July 1 at 11:00 PM to 2:00 AM for high tide census & tagging, and July 2 low tide tagging - 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM


To sign up or for more details about the training sessions, call The Maritime Aquarium at (203) 852-0700, ext. 2304, or e-mail

Another article about Horseshoe Crabs... HERE
Norwalk Cove Nautical Boutique Ladies Night

Save the date,
        Thursday May 21st 6-8:30 pm

Come visit the 'best kept secret in east Norwalk' for tasteful gifts and nautical accents for your home or boat.



Seminars and Courses

SEA Safe Boating Course


With the Sea Dolphins, You're on your way to being Safe, Legal, and Confident!  
The CT Safe Boating Course is May 16th
at Rex Marine 

Sign Up...... HERE

On a final note,