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Photos/Video: ‘Blessing Of The Boats’ Ceremony

Photos/Video: ‘Blessing Of The Boats’ Ceremony

[Updated with photos] The traditional Blessing of the Boats — which dates back to 1849 — is taking place this morning [June 17], with Bishop Nicholas Dill and Reverend Tom Slawson being rowed from St George’s to St David’s to bless boats that gather at Chapel of Ease Dock. Update: The live broadcast has ended, and the 45-minute replay is belowThe... Read more of this article

Photos, Video & Results: Powerboat Racing

Photos, Video & Results: Powerboat Racing

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Powerboat Racing Association held their latest round of racing this afternoon [June 10] at Ferry Reach in the east end, with nine boats registered to race, with one pulling out just prior to start due to engine issues. “Offshore racing commenced with a battle between the two S Class Boats, S20 driven by Aaron... Read more of this article

Photos: Abandoned Boats Removed This Year

Photos: Abandoned Boats Removed This Year

The Department of Environment & Natural Resources [DENR] today [May 31] confirmed that a total of 25 ‘Abandoned and Derelict Vessels’ [ADVs] have been recovered from our shorelines and disposed of at the Airport Waste Management Facility in recent months. A spokesperson said, “This represents approximately one third of the total ADVs... Read more of this article

Photos: James Perry Cup Comet Class Regatta

Photos: James Perry Cup Comet Class Regatta

[Updated with photos] The St. George’s Harbour was busy, as along with the Fitted Dingy racing this weekend, the Bermuda Comet Class took to the waters for the James Perry Cup. Stephen Dickinson showed no rust signs winning the four race Regatta. Dickinson and his crew Heath Foggo picked up three wins and a second place finish to end with three points,... Read more of this article

Photos: Three Superyachts Visit St. George’s

Photos: Three Superyachts Visit St. George’s

Three superyachts are paying a visit to St. George’s, including the vessels Georgia, Time For Us, and Vixit Georgia is a 159-foot long sail yacht that can accommodate up to twelve guests and up to eight crew, and is listed at a sale price of $15,950,000. The superyacht Time For Us is a 122-foot long luxury vessel that can accommodate... Read more of this article

Photos, Video & Results: Powerboat Racing

Photos, Video & Results: Powerboat Racing

[Updated] The 2018 Bermuda Powerboat Association [BPBA] season got underway this afternoon [May 20] at Spanish Point Boat Club [SPBC] with the race course spanning the waters of the Great Sound. Seven boats from different classes took part in this season opener and spectators watched from both sea and land with pleasure boats about the course and spectators... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: ARC Sailboats Leave St George’s

Photos/Video: ARC Sailboats Leave St George’s

[Updated with photos] After spending a few days enjoying Bermuda’s hospitality, the ARC Europe sailing rally left the island from St George’s this morning [May 16]. Organizers previously said, “Typically most crews leaving from Tortola have spent the winter season cruising in the Caribbean, as the boats have slowly worked their way north to... Read more of this article

Photos: Fourth Winter Lionfish Derby A Success

Photos: Fourth Winter Lionfish Derby A Success

The fourth Winter Lionfish Derby, sponsored by Conyers Imports was held from January 1 through January 31, with a wrap-up party and awards ceremony taking place at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] recently. A spokesperson said, “Here’s a few things about the very successful winter Lionfish Derby. For starters, we had 60 people... Read more of this article

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

Photos: Tiny Octopus Found On Side Of Lionfish

While emptying a bag of lionfish they caught while diving in the Watch Hill Park and John Smith’s Bay area, local divers found a tiny octopus clinging to the side of a lionfish.In a post on social media, Weldon Wade said, “What a discovery! When freediving and culling lionfish we spear them and sometimes safely snip all the venomous spines... Read more of this article

Video: Injured Crew Members Arrive In Bermuda

Video: Injured Crew Members Arrive In Bermuda

The Panama registered ‘Pegasus Highway’ arrived in Bermuda this afternoon [Jan 6], where the two crew members were disembarked after being injured when the “vessel was hit by a rogue wave during cargo inspections, resulting in both crew members falling.”The two Filipino crew members were injured when, while approximately 300 miles northwest... Read more of this article

Photos: RFA Mounts Bay Arrives In Bermuda

Photos: RFA Mounts Bay Arrives In Bermuda

The Royal Naval support ship RFA Mounts Bay has arrived in Bermuda for a three day visit, where she is due to host a Disaster Management Presentation of the vessels capabilities for members of Bermuda’s EMO, and also host tours for the Bermuda Sea Cadets and the Bermuda Scouts Association. “RFA Mounts Bay has been on deployment to the region... Read more of this article

Photos: Submarine Drops Off Sick Crew Member

Photos: Submarine Drops Off Sick Crew Member

The island recently had an ‘unusual’ visitor, with an American submarine traveling into Bermuda waters to drop off a sick crew member that needed medical attention. The submarine traveled close to the island, and then a local pilot boat went out to pick up the sick crew member, who was then transported to the island. Related... Read more of this article

Photos: Cruise Ship Sirena Visits Hamilton

Photos: Cruise Ship Sirena Visits Hamilton

The 594-foot passenger cruise ship Sirena is visiting Hamilton today [Oct 3], and according to the latest version of the 2017 Cruise Ship Schedule [PDF], the ship is carrying an estimated 734 passengers and 386 crew. An occasional visitor to the island, this is one of two scheduled calls by the ship this year. Related StoriesPhotos:... Read more of this article