Smoke (and a lot of fireworks) on the water – Cowes Week 2012

Over the weekend we were fortunate to crew with Phoenix Fireworks on their spectacular end of Cowes Week display on Friday 17 August.  This involved a very early start followed by a full day of rigging and fusing on a steel barge in Southampton docks before being towed out across the Solent to our firing position opposite Cowes.   Once the display was finished we all went back across the Solent derigging and clearing up the barge as we went.  Eventually getting back home just before dawn on Saturday morning.

The photos below are good for whetting your appetite  – if you’d like to see more including the set-up then go here.   If you’d like to see a video then go here.