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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.  
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 

The Origin of  
Nautical Terms:

1) Any horizontal surface whose total area does not exceed one half of the surface area of an average man at rest, onto which at least one liter of some liquid
seeps during any12-hour period and above which there are not less than 8 pounds of improperly secured objects.
2) Little newborn addition to the crew.

Anchor Light 
Small light used to discharge the battery before day light.

Sea condition characterized by the simultaneous disappearance of the wind and the last cold beverage. 

S/V Tree of Life 
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Mid-Summer Short Haul Special



Schedule a short haul at either Norwalk Cove or Rex Marine and save $ 2.00 per foot off the regular price!   Good thru August 31st.

Rex Service 203-831-5234 


Cove Service 203-838-3681     
                   Store Specials 

Cove Store:  

Take an extra 20% OFF Beach Tunics, Cover-Ups and Flip Flops & Foul Weather Gear
Rex Store:  

20% OFF any
Foul Weather Gear Item
Don't Look Like This!
Heading to the Caribbean this Fall?
Try the NARC!  

The 16th annual "North American Rally to the Caribbean" (NARC), which is free for participants to join, departs November 1, 2015 (or best weather window near that date) from Newport RI.  From a press release:
The NARC's primary purpose is to encourage boats that are heading south from the U.S. East Coast to join together for socials, discounts, and shared weather routing.

With a rally you get these benefits:
  • Discount dockage in all three ports
  • Free Weather routing
  • Radio Net
  • Fuel Discount
  • Optional Offshore Seminar
  • No Head Tax in Bermuda
  • Socials in Newport (Dinner)
  • Bermuda Fish Fry &  
  • IGY Marina "Start of the Caribbean Season Party"
Get more Info... HERE 

 Fri, Sept 11th 6:00 - 11:00pm
Sat, Sept 12th 11:00 - 11:00pm
Sun, Sept 13th  11:00 - 8:00pm

It's time to start planning for Fall events! The Oyster Festival in Norwalk this year features:

Fri -
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band
Sat - Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX
Sun - Smash Mouth

Info and Tickets... HERE 
 Amateurs Race 70 Foot Boats
Around the World ??

The 40,000 mile Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race will begin in London on Aug. 30th.

The fleet of twelve identical Tony Castro designed Clipper 70s will race in a series of 16 individual races, with the team with the best cumulative score winning the Clipper Race Trophy. Each team is led by a professional skipper with an all-amateur crew.

It's regarded as the toughest endurance challenge on the planet. Yet it's undertaken by amateurs and novices: Corinthian adventurers who receive intensive training before embarking on the world's longest ocean race. Discover the diverse range of characters who take on this huge feat of human endeavour; what motivates them and how they cope under pressure.

The race was established by legendary British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston (the first person to sail solo non-stop around the world in 1968-9) and was created to give people from all walks of life the opportunity to experience ocean racing and the rare opportunity to complete a circumnavigation.

See more... HERE

More people have climbed Mt. Everest than  
have raced around the world by sea.
East End Maritime Festival  Sept 25-27

The East End Seaport Museum's Maritime Festival is a weekend long celebration of the East End's nautical history.

For the past 25 years, the East  End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation has celebrated the nautical history of the east end of Long Island. Last year over 40,000 guests enjoyed this celebration in the historic Village of Greenport.

Read more... HERE
Waterway Guide Marinas App

The Waterway Guide Marinas App is available FREE for iPhone and iPad (with Android coming soon!). It's a quick and easy tool that lists only the marinas and boatyards that are nearest to you - set at 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 miles - plus service and amenity details for over 3,600 facilities in the Waterway Guide coverage areas.

The "Featured Marinas" include an aerial photo, often labeling the docks and facilities - a great aid for approaching and docking. The map view displays the locations in your chosen distance.

Get it on iTunes... HERE
Things to Do, Events, Seminars and Courses
The Norwalk Concert Series
at Calf Pasture Beach

Next Week is the FINAL Concert 
(with a great Car Show) 
Held in the city park next to Norwalk Cove Marina. Bring a folding chair and picnic supper.  Be prepared to sing along or get up and dance!
Click HERE for the schedule of Wednesday evening concerts.
Save the Date - September 5th  
Huntington Lighthouse Festival 
A great on-the-water party accessible only by boat! Bands play from the roof of the Lighthouse to an fleet of anchored boats from 11 am til dusk.
More info...  HERE  
Saturday September 12th 
Duck Island Yacht Club Laser Regatta

Laser Sailor Unite!  Come to Westbrook,  CT and compete in the Duck Island Yacht
Club Laser Regatta!
Get the details... HERE 

Save the Dates

It's boat show time soon... 

Newport Boat Show  Sept 17-20   Web Site

Norwalk Boat Show   Sept 24 -27th   Web Site 
Annapolis US Sailboat Show  Oct 8 - 12th   Web Site

Annapolis Powerboat Show  Oct 15 - 18th  Web Site


SEA Safe Boating Courses
With the Sea Dolphins, You're on your way to being Safe, Legal, and Confident! 

Next Course is Sept. 5th at Rex  

Sign Up...... HERE 


NY Times - Things To Do Around CT

See the Times website & list of events...   HERE  
On a Final Note,

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