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Harbor Talk Weekly
Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.09


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Connecticut's 'Vertical Ocean Farmer' Wants To Change World's Food Supply System

Here's an interesting article on sustainable aquaculture that's underway (and growing) in Long Island Sound.

Click...  HERE


The 2016 Boating Season is About to Begin!

Welcome to the latest edition of Harbor Talk Weekly, bringing you updates, news and goings on around the Norwalk area, Rex Marine Center, Norwalk Cove Marina and Long Island Sound.

The drone of sanders and buffers is growing with each week and soon the early birds will be in the water.  It's time to fine tune the "To Do" list and do a last check on thru-hulls, hose clamps, speedo transducers and drain plugs!    
Splash Into Spring with a
NEW Mercury Outboard!

Spring Outboard Specials at Rex:

3.5 Mercury, only...  
$ 949.99 

6.0 Mercury, only...
$ 1,569.95

9.9 Mercury (manual start), only... $ 2,049.55

Also see the new Zodiak Bay Runner Center Console
Fairfield County's Inflatable Boat Headquarters 
SoundWaters and the Young Mariners
Groups Merge 
Stamford's SoundWaters and the youth sailing and environmental program Young Mariners Foundation are merging under the SoundWaters name.

The groups, both non-profits based in Stamford, have been neighbors and have shared the common goal of promoting care and awareness of the environment and the Sound plus introducing people to sailing. Together they can reach more people, enrich the quality of the educational offerings and help transform Stamford harbor into a "vibrant destination for the Waterside neighborhood and the larger community, helping to make the harbor a clean, swimmable resource."

The partnership intends to revitalize Stamford's Boccuzzi Park over the next three years and convert the existing Young Mariners Foundation property into a robust ecological and economic zone. The site also will provide dockage for the 80-foot schooner SoundWaters, a floating laboratory and classroom for studying the biodiversity of the Sound.     

Established 26 years ago, SoundWaters has introduced almost 250,000 students to sailing and Sound's ecosystem.  The Young Mariners Foundation has offered summer sailing camps and after school enrichment classes for more than 2,400 student over the past 18 years, and will continue as the Young Mariners Academy in Stamford Harbor and Greenwich Point in collaboration with the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club.

For more information, visit
Rex Valet Rack Service null

Makes boating SIMPLE! 
1 - Use the app to schedule a launch
2 - Walk down to your ready-to-go boat
3 - Have Fun in the Sun
4 - Drop off the boat and it's put way for you - no hassle.
5 - Refer a friend and you both save $ !!

If you have a busy life but love the water, it's the answer!

 Learn More   See the RACK MAN video 
The Water is Still Very Cold   

Here is a quick review the basics of cold water boating:

*    As a rule of thumb, It's about 10 degrees colder on the water than on land.  Wear layers of clothing with a wind breaking shell on top and bring
along hats and gloves.
*    Make a float plan so someone will know you are going out... and call to tell them that you  returned safely.
*    Check the weather.  Use the links included on the Norwalk Cove home page to see the current weather in Norwalk from the weather station atop the Cove Administration building and the links for current radar.
*    Wear a life jacket. Even if you don't in the Summer.
*    Bring a VHF radio and cell phone.  There are far fewer boats out there to rescue you than during the season.

For More Info, click....HERE

New Items at the Nautical Boutique
at Norwalk Cove

Nautical Gift Central 
America's Cup Racing Comes To NYC 
If you haven't heard, America's Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with the Louis Vuitton  America's Cup World Series racing on May 7th and 8th.

The New York event is one of six events planned during 2016, each featuring thrilling, high-speed competition, as six America's Cup teams vie for points that count towards the final competition for the 35th America's Cup in 2017.

To get more info and how to watch the races, click...   HERE 
Cove Dwellers... Save The Dates!

Norwalk Cove Spring Picnic
   May 21st 11:30 - 1:30 
Bingo Night    Friday July 8

Dinghy Poker Run
   Saturday July 23
               This year with LIVE Music for the party  

Bingo Night  Friday August 19

Boating Courses Courses and Seminars

See the updated list...   HERE 

On a Final Note,