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Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.27
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has long been known in NY & CT as the place to find, purchase and sell a boat. 
If you are looking to purchase a new, used or trade-in boat, or to sell the boat you own, please visit 
or give us a call at 203-866-5555.


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

Are we Really in the "Fall Boating Season" ??? 

Suddenly it's back to school, the long Labor Day weekend, noticing that the tents are going up for Norwalk's Oyster Festival, Boat Show ads and advanced ticket sale notices. During the day the weather still is saying "summer", but there is a subtle coolness at night and it's getting darker much earlier... Yikes, it must be true!  Enjoy it while you can!

Hint: Starting this weekend, most popular harbors and anchorages are much less crowded. 
This Saturday!

Huntington Lighthouse MusicFest  

Spoiler alert - everyone who attends this waterside music fest LOVES IT and wants to go back next year!

For the 10th year, the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society presents the Lighthouse Music Fest, the ONLY Music Festival in the WORLD held on top of a working lighthouse in the middle of the water!
For More... CLICK HERE
Not to Put a Curse on the Weekend Weather...

We should all pay attention to the forecast track of Tropical Storm Hermine. She's now in the Gulf, but the forecast track could come right up I-95, or just offshore, reaching our area by Sunday - Monday with a potential of 4-6" of rain and gusty Post-Tropical Storm winds, depending on the storm track. 

PLEASE Check your Dock Lines & Fenders and Double-Up as Required to Keep your Boat Safe  !!!
See the NOAA "Hermine" pages...  HERE  

Good Food Near Rex on Water Street 

Check out "Simply Delicious"
next door to Rex Marine at the Ischoda Yacht Club dining room.

They're open to the
public and family owned. If you are in a hurry, pick up fresh "Grab & Go" sandwiches, wraps and salads at the Rex store. Simply Delicious delivers them every day or so.

See their website... HERE  
Save the Date:  Sept 23-25th
East End Maritime Festival - Greenport NY 

The East End Seaport Museum's 27th Annual Maritime Festival is a
weekend long celebration of the nautical history of Long Island's East End.
Last year over 30,000 guests enjoyed this celebration in the historic Village of Greenport.   
See the Website... HERE 
2016 BOATSHOW Schedule !!!

Plan your visits Now!
Newport Boat Show*  Sept 15-18  Web Site
Norwalk Boat Show   Sept 22 -25th    Web Site 
Annapolis US Sailboat Show  Oct 6 - 10th    Web Site 
Annapolis Powerboat Show  Oct 13 - 16th  Web Site  
Norwalk Cove Raftup Information
The Cove raft-up for the boat show is Sat. Sept. 17th. This year much of "D" Dock is being used by the show. Non-raft-up boats must be out of their slips by 8:00 am. Plan on moving back to your slip after 4:00 on Wednesday the 28th. Please remember that all dock boxes, hoses, cables and dock lines must go!  
Any questions?    Call Dockmaster Val at
(203) 838-5899 or e-mail at:


NEXT WEEKEND - Sat. & Sun. Sept 10th & 11th

Open Saturday & Sunday

11:00 - 8:00pm 

See the Website...

Save The Sound Beach Cleanup Dates

Every year during the month of September, volunteers around the world gather on beaches to clean up trash and debris that threaten the health of our oceans, coastlines, beachgoers, and wildlife.
Join Save the Sound at your favorite local Connecticut beach to help us protect and preserve Long Island Sound for years to come!  

To see a list of beaches and the schedule, click... HERE

2016 Calendar of Fun Things to do
Around the Sound  

It's time to make your summer boating plans - check out our 2016 Calendar of fun things to do around the Sound !

See it... HERE 

E-mail additional events to: 

The Vineyard Race is This Weekend

Come out and watch the start - It's Impressive!

The Vineyard Race, Sponsored by Stamford Yacht Club, is a classic American yachting event: a 238-mile course stretching from Shippan Point, through the swirling currents of the Race or Plum Gut, past Block Island, and on to the light tower at the entrance to Buzzard's Bay, to return leaving Block Island to starboard en route to the finish in Stamford Harbor. Begun in 1932, it has attracted the finest sailors and fastest boats for nearly 80 years, and its intricacies and challenges bring them back time after time. Those who are successful nearly always credit local knowledge of these tricky waters and a good deal of luck.

The first start is at  12:00 noon on Friday off Shippan Point.

See the Race website....  HERE
Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling  

See the updated list...    HERE 

Laser Sailors, Come Out - Come Out!
Save the Date:  
Sept 10th

Duck Island Yacht Club
Laser Regatta  


Get the Flyer... HERE
This Weekend!!

Westport Blues, Views & BBQ Festival

Great Music at on two stages, BBQ Competition, kids' amusements, games, food court, marketplace, cooking demos and MORE! 

tickets will be available at the gate until capacity

See the website...     HERE

Safe Boating at Night...Proper Lights

It's getting dark earlier and you may find yourself coming home after dark. Boating at night can be very enjoyable but also can be very dangerous. Proper lighting on your boat, as well as being able to identify the direction other boats are traveling is critical.  

Night navigation requires skill and concentration. Familiar objects in daylight look entirely different at night. Reflections in the windshield can be confusing. Night vision can drastically change by bridge and city lights, as well as other boaters who are careless with spot or docking lights.

Here are a few tips to remember regarding navigational lights while boating at night:
  • Know the types of lights you'll see - red, green and white and what they mean.
  • Make sure your running lights are operating and are not blocked from another mariner's view.
  • A spotlight should only be used for docking or finding a buoy.    NOTE: The Coast Guard prohibits docking lights /spotlights being on constantly while under way.
  • Dim the backlighting on your electronics and boats gauges; turn off cabin lights or use red lighting.
  • Assume that other boaters do not see your running lights.
  • As the old saying goes, "When two lights you see ahead, turn your helm and show your red"...helps avoid potential collisions at night.
On a Final Note,