the results are in

HALL OF FAME (Record holders)

Men:

IM: Multi-parrot Admiral Rosey (9:56) [previous - Rosey; 10:30]

Double IM: ---

Triple IM: Pirate King Blackbeard Candy Ollier (about 55 hours or something)

Deca: ---

Women:

IM: Captain Monique (11:4X) [previous - Monique; 11:5x]

Double IM: ---

Triple IM: ---

Deca: ---

SHIELD HOLDERS (until the next official annual Pirate IM competition - IM France 2008)

Fastest Finisher 145

2008 = Pirate CRAB

2007 = 2nd Mate Mr M

2006 = Admiral Rosey

2005 = Junior Pirate Count

Best Novice 145 - the people's choice vote for most piratey pirate

2008 = Semen Holly-G

2007 = Semen Squishy

2006 = Semen Ergo

2005 = Semen Barlist

Fastest Chick 3.9

2008 = Admiral Moneaky

2007 = Pirate Mellifera

Not nearly as crap as last year 145

2008 = Pirate CRAB

2007 = 2nd mate Mr M

The Rank system. On a points basis, where only IM distance or longer counts for points. Its not a knitting club. 1 point per IM finish. 1 bonus point for doing the extra hard ones (norseman, lanzarote and [but only if you get in by the honourable route, qualification] hawaii). 2 points for double IM finish. 3 points for Triple, 5 points for Deca. 1 bonus point for every time you win a shield or set a record (above). 1 bonus point for becoming "reasonably competent" (i.e. the first time you crack 12 hours). 1 bonus point for becoming "outstanding" (i.e. the first time you crack 10 hours). -1 point for a DNF (its not a quitting club). Note that if you miss cut off but still finish the course (even if it takes 20 hours) then you still get the point.

ranks

-2 tritalker

-1 plank

0 landlubber

1 scurvey dog

2 seaman

3 junior pirate

4 pirate

5 2nd mate

6 1st mate

7 commander

8 captain

9 admiral

10 admiral (2 parrots)

11 admiral (3 parrots) etc

15 pirate king blackbeard

The biggest rankers:

Blackbeard: Candy the Almost Unbelievably Great

Admiral: Rosey the OK, RichM the Tiny, IronMike the Ginger, Moneaky the Freaky

1st mate: Barlos the Coach (and erstwhile Banksy)