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Old 25 July 2013, 14:05   #1
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Cowes week fireworks

Hello All,

This will be our first time trying to watch the fireworks from the water. Looking at previous years it looks like slightly chaotic to say the least...

Any tips on where is best/safest to anchor (?) and watch them from or perhaps more importantly where to avoid. We'll be coming down southampton water from the itchen...

Any advice gratefully received!

Thanks!

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Old 26 July 2013, 02:23   #2
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In past we've watched from bouys at Cowes roads,just to the east of harbour entrance. Just wait 10 minutes after finish as can get a little crazy. There will be a speed limit in area so check notes to mariners. Enjoy.
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Was thinking of this myself, would also be first time, not sure on times as would bebform calshot and I think they lock gates at 11
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Not exactly sure when the fireworks start and end even! Have heard 930 start and guessing about half hour so could be tight...
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My advice would be to wait until all the nutters at the end disappear. Every year there are idiots who head home with no lights/drunk/speeding etc. Last year we had no trouble anchoring (yacht) just off Cowes. Once it's dark you're in no hurry to get home anyway so enjoy another glass of wine (your second of the evening of course) and then head home slowly making sure you keep a really good look out. It's a good evening out
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'Counting Fireworks' to feature at Cowes Week


....and bring your air horn
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