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Photos: Annual Round The Island Seagull Race

Photos: Annual Round The Island Seagull Race

The 2016 Round the Island Seagull Race took place today [June 25] with the race starting this morning at the Sandys Boat Club and saw participants travelling in an anti-clockwise direction around Bermuda. According to the organisers over 80 boats had registered to take part in the event. Spectators gathered along with the racers as the race preparations... Read more of this article

Photos: America’s Cup Foil Fest At Dockyard

Photos: America’s Cup Foil Fest At Dockyard

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s three resident America’s Cup teams opened their doors today [June 25] and thousands showed up to get a look inside the teams bases, meet the sailors and watch three drags races between the “super charged” test AC45s, right off the cruise ship berths in Dockyard. In the end SoftBank Team Japan emerged victorious... Read more of this article

Photos: Blessing Of The Boats In St David’s

Photos: Blessing Of The Boats In St David’s

The traditional Blessing of the Boats — which dates back to 1849 — took place this morning [June 5], with Bishop Nicholas Dill and Reverend David Raths being rowed from St George’s to St David’s to bless boats that had gathered at Chapel of Ease Dock. Bishop Dill was rowed across by the Bermuda Pilot Gig Club in ‘Pilot Harry Fox’... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Devil’s Isle Challenge Event

Photos & Video: Devil’s Isle Challenge Event

[Updated with video] The Devil’s Isle Challenge is a two day paddling event which includes a 40 mile race today [May 28], around Bermuda via SUP, kayak, surf-ski, outrigger canoe, or prone paddle-board. The event website says, “Part adventure race, part family friendly event, part fundraiser; come test your mettle against this 40-mile circumnavigation... Read more of this article

Photos: US Coast Guard Boat In St George’s

Photos: US Coast Guard Boat In St George’s

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel can be seen in Bermuda, with the USCGC Vigorous docked in St George’s this afternoon [May 26]. According to Coast Guard website, the Vigorous is based in Virginia Beach and generally deploys 185 days a year to a variety of operating areas extending from the Gulf of Maine to the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. Their... Read more of this article

Photos: Super-Yachts In St George’s Harbour

Photos: Super-Yachts In St George’s Harbour

St George’s Harbour continues to see buzzing activity with the visit this past week of over 40 yachts participating in the World Cruising Club Spring rallies; ARC Europe and ARC USA, and the arrival of two vessels from the Royal Canadian Navy which were berthed at Penno’s Wharf. Other visits included the 61.80 metre super motor yacht Sealyon... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Prinsendam’ Cruise Ship Visits Hamilton

Photos: ‘Prinsendam’ Cruise Ship Visits Hamilton

Bermuda welcomed the cruise ship ”Prinsendam” today [May 20], with the 674-foot long vessel docking in Hamilton, carrying approximately 787 passengers and 443 crew. The Holland America Line website says of the ship, “Designed to explore the remote corners of the world in elegance and style, ms Prinsendam is our most intimate ship.... Read more of this article

Photos: Canadian Navy Vessels Visit St George’s

Photos: Canadian Navy Vessels Visit St George’s

Two vessels from the Royal Canadian Navy are currently visiting the island and can be seen berthed at Penno’s Wharf in St. George’s. The Royal Canadian Navy website says, “The Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels [MCDVs] are multi-role minor war vessels with a primary mission of coastal surveillance and patrol including... Read more of this article

Photos: Open House Onboard M/V Somers Isles

Photos: Open House Onboard M/V Somers Isles

Following on the success of a previous event, Somers Isles Shipping Ltd. [SISL] hosted an Open House this afternoon [May 12] onboard the M/V Somers Isles which was docked at Pier 5/6 in Hamilton. Approximately 1000 people took advantage of the opportunity with over 550 adults and 400 children attending according to organisers. Somers Isles Shipping... Read more of this article

Photos: Four Super-Yachts Visit St George’s

Photos: Four Super-Yachts Visit St George’s

The first annual St. George’s Marine Expo was held this past Sunday, with three super-yachts gracing the east end during the proceedings, with the Mia Elise II, Tsumat, and OKTO all seen in St George’s. The 216-foot OKTO has a futuristic design with a long list of state of the art amenities, costing some $500,000 per week to charter and listed... Read more of this article

Photos: First Annual St. George’s Marine Expo

Photos: First Annual St. George’s Marine Expo

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] along with a Committee of St. George’s Stakeholders hosted their first Annual Marine Expo today [May 1] on Ordnance Island and Kings Square. The area was transformed into a festive setting of flags, tents and boats while featuring an array of marine related products, services, sports, and seminars. A... Read more of this article

Photos: Pair Of Super-Yachts Visit St. George’s

Photos: Pair Of Super-Yachts Visit St. George’s

Two super-yachts recently graced the waters of St. George’s, with residents and visitors treated to the sight of both the D’Natalin IV and the Spirit of the C’s. The 164-foot D’Natalin IV is a custom-built vessel, owned by businessman Dennis M. Jones, while the 209.97-foot Spirit of the C’s is a charter vessel built in... Read more of this article

Photos: Sailing Ship ‘Tiare Taporo’ In St George’s

Photos: Sailing Ship ‘Tiare Taporo’ In St George’s

The Tiare Taporo, a 130-foot sailing vessel owned by Pacific Schooners, paid a visit to St. George’s this week, bringing with it the interesting history behind the ship’s name. The Pacific Schooners website says, “The name itself is Tahitian and means “lime blossom” [in Cook Islands’ Maori it would be Tiare Tiporo] and was also... Read more of this article