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Photo Set #1: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Photo Set #1: 2014 Non-Mariners Race

Droves of people made their way by both land and sea to Sandys Boat Club on Sunday afternoon [Aug 3] to take part in the last big event for the holiday weekend — the annual Non-Mariners Race. The race, or more correctly the “non-race” sees objects fashioned into watercraft take to the water, with most sinking within minutes.The “non-boats”... Read more of this article

Photos: Tall Ship Lord Nelson Visits Bermuda

Photos: Tall Ship Lord Nelson Visits Bermuda

The tall ship Lord Nelson stopped off in Bermuda on July 19th on its way from Anguilla to Halifax, with Deputy Governor Ginny Ferson and Deputy Mayor of St. George’s Quinell Francis, Councillor Donnie McLaughlin, and Chairman of the Sail Training Association of Bermuda John Wadson paying a courtesy visit yesterday morning [July 21].The Spirit of... Read more of this article

Photos: Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

Photos: Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

[Updated] The 2014 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament was held today [July 19] with the weigh-in taking place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] at 3pm, after members of the public were invited to help eradicate the invasive pest by joining in by “Eating ‘Em to Beat ‘Em.”Approximately ninety four people took part in catching seventy... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Blue Marlin Donated For Study

Photos & Video: Blue Marlin Donated For Study

A Blue Marlin donated by the Billfish Tournament to the Ocean Vet team for research was hoisted for delivery to the Spanish Point Boat Club on July 11, with the 573 pound fish requiring a team of workers and several pieces of equipment to get it loaded and moved. Once the fish arrived at its destination, the Ocean Vet team dissected the fish, with footage... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: St George’s Powerboat Races

Photos & Video: St George’s Powerboat Races

The Bermuda Powerboat Association hosted an afternoon of racing today [July 13] with boats taking to the water in St George’s Harbour.The first race saw Gregory Focke in A98 take first in the ‘A’ Class while Mark Selley and Fletcher in B8 won the ‘B’ Class. Lone class entries saw D187 win the ‘D’ Class with Steven... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Fire Service Marine Exercise

Photos & Video: Fire Service Marine Exercise

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS] recently conducted simulated water rescue training near Stokes Bay, St George’s. Fire Service spokesperson Lt. Leonard Davis said, “The training exercise was conducted in an attempt to prepare Fire Service staff for the possibility of an aircraft water rescue. The Fire/ Rescue Water Craft of the... Read more of this article

Slideshow: Newport Bermuda Vessels Dock

Slideshow: Newport Bermuda Vessels Dock

The yachts that took part in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race have filled the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton, docking in order to enjoy island hospitality following a grueling ocean crossing. The 2014 iteration of the race was won by George Sakellaris’ big white Richel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave, crossing the finish line off Bermuda’s St.... Read more of this article

Photos/Video/Results: Round The Island Race

Photos/Video/Results: Round The Island Race

The 2014 Seagull Round-The-Island Race was recently held with boats starting and finishing at the Spanish Point Boat Club. Michael Bean in Slippery won the Gray Cup for fastest elapsed time [excl. classes G, H] while first boat across the line with a prop spring and stock engine [A, B, E1A, E1B] was Ding Gull Berry.Keith Bridges in Friendship had... Read more of this article

Photos, Video: Paddle Board Race At Clearwater

Photos, Video: Paddle Board Race At Clearwater

[Updated with video] The 32SixtyFour Paddle Race series kicked off this morning [June 16] at Clearwater Beach in St. David’s, with over twenty racers hitting the waters.Glenn Mello won the 14 foot division 10K in a time of 1:09:48, Stuart Joblin won the 12 foot 6 division 10K in a time of 1:11:07, Scott Watson‐Brown won the Surfboard division 10K... Read more of this article

Photos: Round De Island Seagull Race Start

Photos: Round De Island Seagull Race Start

[Updated] The 2014 Seagull Round-The-Island Race got underway this morning [June 14] from the Spanish Point Boat Club, and according to the organisers over 70 boats signed up for the race.Dozens of crafts made their way to the boat club early this morning with many making final adjustments to engines and most stocking their boats with supplies.Sponsor... Read more of this article


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