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Photos: ‘Viking Star’ Ship Makes Inaugural Call

Photos: ‘Viking Star’ Ship Makes Inaugural Call

The Viking Star cruise ship made its inaugural call to Bermuda this weekend, with the 755 foot long ship sailing into Hamilton carrying an estimated 854 passengers and 545 crew members. Tourism officials have been working to increase visits during the shoulder season, and this year saw, as compared to last year, 17 more cruise calls scheduled to take... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Savvy Poseidon Games Exhibition

Photos/Video: Savvy Poseidon Games Exhibition

[Updated with photos] Savvy Entertainment held the Poseidon Games Exhibition in Dockyard this afternoon [Oct 6] with exhibition rides held throughout the afternoon and entertainment on the dock in between the demonstrations. There was a bouncy slide and a variety of vendors were on hand with food, refreshments and snowballs available for purchase. A... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: First Disney Magic Cruise Arrives

Photos & Video: First Disney Magic Cruise Arrives

[Updated with Dockyard arrival photos] The much anticipated Disney Magic cruise made her inaugural call to Bermuda this morning [Oct 6], marking the first time the iconic brand will visit the island. Disney Magic arriving in DockyardThe ship took on a Bermuda Branch Pilot at approximately 7.15am off St. David’s and made her way up North Shore... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Makin Waves Lobster Tournament

Photos/Video: Makin Waves Lobster Tournament

Makin Waves hosted their 21st official lobster tournament today [Sept 2] with approximately 100 divers taking to the waters around the island. The event was co-sponsored by Goslings, Maui Jim sunglasses and Spar Yard Marine solutions. The heaviest lobster recorded at the event was 9 lbs 8 oz. The 13-minute live video replay is below:Lobster Terriers... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Annual Sandcastle Competition

Photos & Video: Annual Sandcastle Competition

[Updated with photos] A turtle, Bermuda house, moongate, and mermaid were among the works of art that graced the sand of Horseshoe Bay Beach today [Sept 1] as the Bermuda Sandcastle competition was held, with participants showcasing their creativity on the popular Southampton beach. We will update as able with the results and a photo gallery, and in... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Jr. Fishing Tournament Weigh-In

Photos & Video: Jr. Fishing Tournament Weigh-In

[Updated with photos] The Bermuda Anglers Club Junior Fishing Tournament is being held this afternoon [Aug 19] with prizes up for grabs in several categories for boys and girls, which include fishing from the shore or from a boat and using a rod and reel or hand line.After a day of fishing, the young anglers made their way to the weigh-in at 3.00pm... Read more of this article

Photos: Around The Island Powerboat Race

Photos: Around The Island Powerboat Race

The 2018 RUBiS Around the Island Powerboat Race was held on Sunday [Aug 12] with a fleet of 17 boats registered to race and 11 completing the course. First across the line was David Selley and Mathew Smith in A29 who also took class honors and set a new A Class record in a time of 55:11. B Class honors went to Quince Dowling and Tai Bean in B441 with... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Raft Up Held At Mangrove Bay

Photos & Videos: Raft Up Held At Mangrove Bay

The holiday weekend wrapped up with a raft up event at Mangrove Bay, with onlookers enjoying the sights of revelers taking to the water on boats, inflatables and more.Despite the cancellation of the Non-Mariners’ Race, hundreds of people showed up in order to enjoy the event, which included DJs aboard boats, making for a festive atmosphere for... Read more of this article

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