The basic connection data is as follows:
Server: irc.pirateirc.net, port 6697, SSL enabled
The IRC-Server has NickServ should you want to register your nickname.
Quick Tutorial on how to get into the #piratetimes-Channel
1. Go to [webchat.pirateirc.net]
2. Enter a nickname of your choice - the channel should already be #piratetimes. If not, enter that as well.
3. Click Connect