Thousands of people dressed as pirates flocked to Penzance over the weekend in a failed bid to claim a world record.
Cornwall was determined to snatch the title back from the town of Hastings in East Sussex - and it was fighting talk
The event was raising money for the RNLI, and saw crowds of men, women, and children donate £2 each to dress as a pirate and enter the designated arena.
Pirate check list: what do you need to wear?
Everyone needs to be dressed in accordance with Guinness Book of Records' rules.
All costumes must clearly resemble a pirate and consist of the following:
- pirate style hat (or bandana/kerchief)
- a minimum of two accessories: sword, hook, musket, skull and crossbones flag, parrot, or eye patch
- "appropriate shirt": striped shirt, white or black t-shirt or shirt
- "appropriate trousers": pantaloons, tatty trousers or rolled-up trousers in black/white or striped. People could also wear a skirt or dress instead.
Unfortunately, Penzance lost out by "a few" to the current record of 14,231 pirates.
But organisers weren't discouraged, and said it was a brilliant day for a good cause.
Click to see some of the colour and the costumes: