Originally Posted by Oscarguitar
Does anybody have any experience of watching the Cowes fireworks from a RIB. I understand they are setting off (wasting?) £50,000 of fireworks this Friday and wondered if you could get anywhere near them and if it was worth the effort. I suspect that it will be pretty manic if it is any thing like the Bournemouth ones used to be. (Haven't been for ages) It is also a long way to go in the dark back to Poole.
Will there be any berths in the Solent, if so where? Is anybody else making the trip.
It's bound to be blowing a gale as it has done for most of this year but I thought I'd ask.
Yes I have been to watch them a few times, and consider it well worth the effort, and will be there this Friday. They are normally set off from a barge which you can anchor as close as approx 200yds. There are many hundreds if not thousands of people normally viewing from the shore, and many boats anchored offshore.
As for berths, you might get overnighters at Lymington or maybe off Southampton water, but I have never tried for berths up there so I cannot be much help on that score.
As for blowing a gale, nowt we can do about that, think of it as an opportunity to get some (fresh) air