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Cove Mini Golf is OPEN WEEKENDS !
Mini Golf Season has Arrived!!

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

Please call if the weather is 'iffy' 203-853-8282

Boating Tip: 

5 Blasts on a Horn  
is the universal signal for DANGER
5 blasts at you from a TUGBOAT means...

"Get out of my way, 
I'm going to 

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 
Summer Contracts are Available
Norwalk Cove  
Please call the
Dock Office

Rex Marine

or call 203-866-5555   

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SAVE THE DATE - Ladies Night at the Nautical Boutique at Norwalk Cove 

Thursday, May 21st from 6-8pm....  Bring your friends and make a night of it!

Join us for the third annual
ladies night event with wine, snacks and shopping.

Take a 10% discount on all boutique items

Remember, men are welcome too!   

The Nautical Boutique is  the best kept secret in East Norwalk! 
The Volvo Boats Will be Racing Off Newport 


Last weekend was hopping in Newport, with large crowds coming to greet the Volvo Race crews and see the boats.  It seemed that all of Newport was involved, with posters, flags and banners everywhere.  


The displays and presentations at Fort Adams where incredible, as was the reggae party and food courts. There will be Pro-Am Racing right off of Castle Hill and the Fort Friday and Saturday with the next leg start (to Lisbon) on Sunday.  Great day trip! 




See the Newport Schedule... HERE  

 See Interviews and Videos... HERE


See the Virtual Race Tracker... HERE  

Grab N' Go Food is Available at Rex and Cove

The coolers are stocked with fresh sandwiches, salads and other treats! 

Cold soda, water and juices plus ice cream and snacks

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 ! 
Prestige Yacht presents Southport Demo Day

This Saturday 10am - 4pm  


Join Prestige Yacht Sales on the docks near Sunset Grill at Norwalk Cove to demo the Southport 27 and 33 models.
(these are VERY nice CC boats)

More Info needed?  Contact Tom

Tom Pilkington, CPYB
cell: 203 249 9108  office: 203 353 0373  




Hazardous Materials in Dockboxes.

Do you know what is in your dockbox ??

Frequently some form of Class I flammable such as gasoline or acetone are stored in dockboxes. Both of these materials have a very low flash point, meaning the liquid form is releasing vapors. Gasoline has a flash point of -43F and acetone -20F making them very likely to cause a flash fire or explosion.

Acetone becomes explosive at a concentration of 2.5% by volume to air and it doesn't take long to build up and explosive vapor concentration. Any spark from static electricity or open flame could create a very dangerous situation. Remember, marina policy states that the storage of flammable materials in a dockbox is prohibited

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

Events, 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 this Saturday, May 16th at Rex Marine 

Sign Up...... HERE


Fleet Week is Coming to NYC

May 20th - 26th - Fleet Week is in New York and nearby.

Featuring tours of US Navy ships, concerts, aerial rescue and anti-mine operations demos, airshows, search and rescue demos and more!   

Now in its 27th year, is the NY City's time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services.

See the Website & list of events... HERE 
On a final note,