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Old 07 August 2013, 03:43   #1
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Cowes Fireworks

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Someone told me yesterday that there are no Fireworks this Friday at Cowes? I can't believe that's true, but anyone got a definitive answer?

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Old 07 August 2013, 04:39   #2
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The Fireworks are still on afaik, I haven't seen it cancelled anywhere.Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Entertainment schedule

Could I also ask some advice? I'm hoping to watch them on the RIB, Once anchored what should you do about Nav lights? I have the underway Red,Green and all round white but I can't turn the all round white on individually as an anchored light. Would it be best to keep them all on or stay close to the other boats and have them off?
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The Fireworks are still on afaik, I haven't seen it cancelled anywhere.Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week - Entertainment schedule

Could I also ask some advice? I'm hoping to watch them on the RIB, Once anchored what should you do about Nav lights? I have the underway Red,Green and all round white but I can't turn the all round white on individually as an anchored light. Would it be best to keep them all on or stay close to the other boats and have them off?
Cover the sidelights with something??? black placcy bag, but make sure it dont get too hot
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I shouldn't worry too much, it will be hard to find a space where there isn't a boat, from past experience you can leave them on and don't move when the fireworks finish, stay put for a while and watch the real spectacle of all the others leaving, organised chaos is probably the best way to describe it, I'm out, I will float about on the east side and when it's finished I will potter round to Osborne bay for a picnic until it calms down
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I shouldn't worry too much, it will be hard to find a space where there isn't a boat, from past experience you can leave them on and don't move when the fireworks finish, stay put for a while and watch the real spectacle of all the others leaving, organised chaos is probably the best way to describe it, I'm out, I will float about on the east side and when it's finished I will potter round to Osborne bay for a picnic until it calms down
Will see you there then
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Me too, making a family night of it so should be a good event.

Just for the record, here is the applicable CHC notice for the evening.
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I'm using the same rib as in my avatar, don't be a stranger come and say hello. I know landlord knows me but for whoever s going out the boat name is stormchaser
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Same here we will be watching just of Cowes RYS then chilling till chaos subsides.
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that was pretty intense last night! Hope everyone got home safely ! My first time and very enjoyable. At times looked like you could walk from Cowes to Calshot!
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