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Cove Mini Golf is OPEN !
Summer Hours
Starting Saturday
Open Daily
10:00am - 10:00pm
- weather permitting -

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

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.  
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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   

The Origin of  
Nautical Terms:

The traditional hailing call. (possibly XIII century) Hoi is still the blind-corner signal of Venetian gondoliers, apparently having come into use in the early days of these craft. It was once the dreaded battle cry of the Vikings and appears in both Middle English and Old French.

In the center of the vessel, or on her centerline. (XVII century) The word came from both Germans and Dutch (midscheeps)

A device for mooring a floating object to the bottom. (X Century) Clearly traceable from the Greek (agkura) and even from the Phoenicians at least 500 years before 
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Fathers Day is THIS Sunday!

Great Gifts are available from Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove.

A Gift Certificate is perfect if you don't know what to get! 

Cove Specials:  Igloo Coolers now 10% off!
Charts & Chartkits now 10% OFF 

Rex Special:  All Sperry Topsiders 20% OFF !

Gift Ideas include binoculars, handheld VHF radios, pocketknives, new coolers, marine BBQ's, foul weather gear, and more! Give a Garmin, Take a look.    
Is Your Dinghy Ready ?
The Dinghy Poker Run is July 27th !!

Is the dinghy patched and ready, the engine tuned and  running? Where are the oars and pump? A wire and lock?  

Remember, Rex is an authorized inflatable repair station for almost every brand of inflatable.

Rigging Department at Norwalk Cove  

The Rigging Department at Norwalk Cove is
"hanging around" to help you!


Summer Fog - Where does it Come From ?

So you will no longer be in a fog....   (sorry)


There are different types of fog, which essentially is a cloud on the ground which reduces visibility to less than 1 mile. For fog to form, the basic requirements are moisture in the air (the closer to 100% humidity the better) and the air near the ground must be cooled to within 5 F of dew point (the temperature to which air must be cooled in order for water vapor in the air to condense to liquid water). When the air near the ground cools to dew point, the water vapor in the air will become visible as fog in the air or dew on the ground.  


During the summer when the sky is clear and the humidity is near 100 %, fog will form. There must also be condensation nuclei (something onto which the water can condense). Condensation nuclei can be dust particles, aerosols, pollutants, or even salt to which the additional moisture will condense onto when the air is saturated.

Read more...HERE 
Summer Wednesday Night Concerts
Begin June 24

Starting with a Car Show presented by "The Coachmen" at 6:00 (continuing all evening) and Norwalk's own "Tim Currie's Motown Band Review" on stage at 7:00, the concert series starts with a bang.

See the entire schedule of concerts, sponsored by First County Bank... HERE  

They are a quick walk from Norwalk Cove Marina and are a great way to enjoy both your boat and good music right on the water - it's hard to find better!
Summer Solstice - Sunday June 21'st 


Summer Solstice marks the official start of summer and this year it falls on Sunday. From a scientific standpoint, the sun will be at its highest point in the sky and it's zenith is at its furthest point from the equator. On the June solstice it reaches it's northern most point and the Earth's North Pole tilts at about 23.5 degrees towards the sun. It is also known as the "northern solstice" because it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere.  


It's also known as the day with the most daylight.


That may be a good enough reason for a solstice party, but the mother of all solstice parties happens in Stonehenge. The gathering will include caped druids, antler-wearing poets and ragged mummers acting out stories. It's one of the rare moments that folks are allowed to stand within the inner circle of the Stonehenge.



Retail Store / Office Space Available at Rex Marine.

Prime marine commercial / retail / office space (1500 sq ft) has become available at Rex Marine along the north side of the rack building.

This is an extremely rare occurrence and will go fast! It is being offered to the Rex & Norwalk Cove community before it is formally "listed" 

Please contact Bill Gardella Jr. with your
interest at 203-984-1278 

2015 Hooks for Heroes Event Sat. June 20 at Halloween Yacht Club, Stamford

Since the 2012 inaugural Halloween Yacht Club Hooks for Heroes event, this annual fundraiser has collected and donated over $20,000 to benefit wounded warriors and U.S. military veterans from the Walter Reed National Military Hospital.

For Information and to Register, click... HERE

Horseshoe Crab Tagging Time  

One Last Chance to Help !


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


For info call The Maritime Aquarium at (203) 852-0700, ext. 2304, or e-mail

Events, Seminars and Courses

Save the Date - Cove Dinghy Poker Run - July 27th!!

Pre-Register ASAP !!  

Participants of all ages are encouraged, and Pre-Registration is REQUIRED!! 

Everyone is welcome... Shore & Country, South Norwalk Boat Club, Norwalk Boat Club, Ischoda Yacht Club, Sprite Island... Come on down! 


Dinghys, Jet Skis or kayaks are allowed (water pistols are encouraged).   Join your friends and enjoy a fun day on the water !

There will be 5 card pick-up checkpoints around the harbor. Collect a playing card (in an envelope) at each checkpoint. Bring the envelopes back to the finish and find out what hand you have for a prize !


Registration is  at 1:00 and Game time is 2:00 - 5:00 pm followed by a BBQ and awards. Land your dinghy between "B" and "C" docks to finish. Entry fee is $5 per 'hand' and multiple hands per dinghy are allowed. Winner takes the proceeds!!!


More info & "the rules".....  HERE 



Other Events at Norwalk Cove to put on your calendar:


Friday, July 17th will be BINGO night - 7pm-9pm
in the breezeway at the Ship Store


Saturday, August 15th will be Chili Cook-Off!

2pm-4pm in the breezeway at the Ship Store.


Friday August 21st, another fun BINGO night - 7pm-9pm in the breezeway at the Ship Store



SEA Safe Boating Courses


With the Sea Dolphins, You're on your way to being Safe, Legal, and Confident!  
Sign Up...... HERE 


Greenwich Sail and Power Squadron
Safe Boating Course


Saturday June 20 9am - 5pm
Greenwich Water Club, 49 River Road, Cos Cob

Price:  $75 (or $115 for 2 siblings sharing book)

(Lunch provided by GHS Safe Boating Club)


Topics for Sail, Power, Paddle,Jet Ski boating include:

-  General boat handling

-  Safe Towing (Water skiing & tubing)

-  Docking and Anchoring
-  Marine Radio  NEW VHF/DSC 

-  Ropes, cleats, knots, all made easy!


Register.... HERE  





NY Times - Things To Do Around CT

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