Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cowes Week 2010 Regatta - Festival ends with Fireworks

It is traditional to end the annual Cowes Week Regatta with an enormous party, and this year will be no exception. The famous festival comes to a close this evening with a party at the marina, highlighted with a spectacular fireworks display.

Webcam views at the marina make it possible to watch the events live from the comfort of your own home:

Location Information:

Cowes Week is the longest-running regular regatta in the world. Having started in 1826, the Event is held on the Solent (the area of water between southern England and the Isle of Wight made tricky by strong double tides), and is run by Cowes Week Limited in the small town of Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Cowes Week is held at the beginning of August, set after Glorious Goodwood in the social calendar, which in most years means, from the first Saturday after the last Tuesday in July, until the following Saturday. It is occasionally moved to another week if the state of the tides in the normal week is unfavourable, as happened in 2004. The regatta is famous for its fireworks on the final Friday, launched from barges in the Solent.