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Rex Marine and Norwalk Cove Marina
Vol 6.32
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but love the water,  
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This Weekend - The Norwalk Boat Show !

Larger than recent year's show, the Norwalk Boat Show has more boats, more tents and more exhibitors!  This year there are 250 boats, including 70 over 40 feet long, vendor tents, plus...
Hours are: Thursday - Sunday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Bring a picture and enter the "Pets on Board" Photo Contest!

This Weekend
East End Maritime Festival - Greenport NY 

If you aren't attending the Norwalk Boat Show and are able to get away, head for Greenport!

The East End Seaport Museum's 27th Annual Maritime Festival is a week 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 
Rex Marine & Norwalk Cove Boat Show Specials  
Rex & Cove have boat show deals for you!   

Norwalk Cove Ship's Store
Stop by the Cove store for specials in the Nautical Boutique and on select marine supplies!


REX Marine

This year Rex is in the tent (Booth 410) with a great selection of inflatable boats, motors and other goodies! 

Stop by and say hello!
(and get a great deal on that inflatable dinghy you've wanted)  
The Newport Boat Show was Excellent! 

The boat show season begins with Newport and this year's show lived up and perhaps passed expectations.

Some 603 exhibitors, a large showing of sailboats and powerboats, over 16 Acres of displays, 5 tents and a great vibe!

The not-so-hidden gem of the show was the water shuttle to the Newport Shipyard and the brokerage show. This year the brokerage show featured 100 sail and motor yachts 40' to 140' on display. Just being at the shipyard, among the megayachts is a show onto itself!

The essence of the show is shown in this video from our friends at  Soundings online... HERE

We're looking forward to Norwalk and Annapolis continuing a great 2016 boat show season! 
Restoring Execution Lighthouse

Inspired by a passion for the preservation of lighthouses, Historically Significant Structures, Inc. was established to restore and preserve the Execution Rocks Light Station. They plan to operate this historical destination for the public to enjoy and to educate children and adults about our maritime heritage and culture.

Currently they are offering "tower climbs" to experience the lighthouse (the last one for the year is this Sunday) and plan to offer the lighthouse as a venue for birthday parties and weddings. They also currently offer overnight stays (with cots and air mattress provided - bring your own sleeping bag, food and water). The lighthouse is accessible from Port Washington via the Port Water Taxi.
Please see their website and consider donating to save this beautiful and historical lighthouse.

See the website and photo gallery... HERE
"World on Water" offers video sailing news from around the globe

In this week's episode the Louis Vuitton Americas Cup World series was on in Toulon, France and the Swedes were motoring; at the Yacht Club Costa Smerelda the Maxis were battling the Mistral in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and Rolex Maxi 72 worlds; this month's Vendee Globe report is on SMA and Gitana, two "contenders", talking time out of the LVACWS, Dean Barker and Franck Cammas, visiting the local Cannes Yachting Festival and Ashley Love of T2P TV sailed in the J/80 North Americans in Canada.

Watch it full screen!    HERE 
2016 BOATSHOW Schedule !!!

Plan your visits Now!
Annapolis US Sailboat Show  Oct 6 - 10th    Web Site 
Annapolis Powerboat Show  Oct 13 - 16th  Web Site  
Norwalk Cove Raftup Information
Plan on moving back to your slip after 4:00 on Wednesday the 28th. Contact Dockmaster Val at (203) 838-5899 or e-mail to: with questions.
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: 
Boating Courses and Seminars

Safe Boating Certs, Navigation & Boat Handling 

See the updated list...    HERE 
NOTE:  New Seminars and Courses Listed

Break out the Pumpkin Spice!  
The Autumnal Equinox Arrived at 10:21 am Today
The autumn equinox arrived today at 10:22 am, officially marking the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and the start of spring in the Southern Hemisphere.

An equinox is a geometrical alignment between the sun and Earth in which the sun appears positioned right above our planet's equator. On these days, both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres experience roughly equal amounts of sunshine. It's also only on the spring and autumn equinoxes that the sun rises due east and sets due west.

As we head toward December, the Northern Hemisphere will tilt farther away from the sun and receive its rays at a steeper angle, creating longer shadows and cooler conditions indicative of winter. Eventually, the sun will reach its lowest point in the midday sky, marking the December solstice. 
On a Final Note,