OregonLive.com has reported on The Portland Pirate Festival’s recent effort at breaking the current record for most pirates gathered. The article correctly reports that Portland, at 1,700 pirates fell short of the current record of 6,166 (currently held by England), then then went on to erroneously state that Portland does hold the record within the US. Actually NorCal set that record in June with 2,646.
That aside, I really think that this constant battle for the recognition of Guinness is something we should all move on from. It was fun for a while, but I’ll take a better event over a larger event any day – and at the current record numbers it’s going to be increasingly tricky to achieve both.