Abacus Valuers were delighted to support The Pirates on the Promenade 2017 – Cornwall’s attempt to win back the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of pirates in one place.
Thousands of pirates flocked to Penzance promenade on Sunday 27th August for the town’s third attempt to steal the world record from Hastings.
The Abacus Valuers team assisted by officially counting and adjudicating the bustling buccaneers as they strolled onto the promenade that day. The aim was to gather more than 14,231 pirates in one place by 4pm that day.
Despite efforts, numbers fell almost 4,000 short of the total needed. As the final tally was counted, organiser Andy Hazlehurst stepped on stage to reveal that the world record bid had fallen short.
Richard Tuyrrell, Stocking Taking Expert at Abacus Valuers said:
“The sheer number of people attending this year’s event was immense, and we were convinced the record would be broken. Despite the disappointing news, we were delighted to be involved again with the event, acting as the official counter for the Pirates on the Promenade. We can’t wait for the next attempt.”
Penzance first won the Guinness World Record for the largest pirate gathering in 2011, stealing the title from Hastings. But in 2013, their south east rivals won back the title.
Although the effort fell short, a great day was had by everyone that attended. The Abacus Team are looking forward to the next attempt in 2018.