Rick Delfosse will talk about the “Norwalk Islands: Their Formation, History, Secrets, Stories and Navigation.” From the Ice Age and the formation of Long Island Sound by the retreating glaciers, the Indians and early settlers to the oyster industry, hotels, bordellos and Prohibition speakeasies, the islands represent a rich history. The islands played an integral part in the development of Norwalk and the local region. Public islands, private sanctuaries and posh retreats all are right off the Norwalk coastline. Come and discover their history, along with navigation and anchorages, tips and tricks around the 25+ islands. Rick is the business manager at Rex Marine & Norwalk Cove Marina and is a Coast Guard captain. He also is a National Safe Boating Council close quarters and open water boat handling instructor, Connecticut and New York certified safe boating instructor, and a U.S. Sailing certified instructor. He conducts on-the-water courses and classroom seminars on coastal cruising and boating skills. The owner of a 43-foot pilot house cutter and an AquaSport powerboat, he has extensive cruising and one-design coastal and offshore racing experience.
Arranged by Sunil Saksena