Pirates Set To Take Over 50 People “Hostage”

February 19, 2015

The Pirates of Bermuda are set to take more than 50 community members hostage, all in the name of a good cause, with the hostages to be saved by the paying of charitable ransom or made to walk the plank on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

Organised by the Bermuda Sloop Foundation as its largest fundraiser of the year, the event features a charitable goal of $200,000; the 2014 iteration of the event raised more than $150,000, while the 2013 event raised more than $100,000.

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The event flyer says, “Over 50 people have been taken hostage by the Pirates of Bermuda! Help us to determine their fate by donating towards their random or towards making them walk the plank. To see the hostages and make a donation, go to piratesofbermuda.com. Their fate is in your hands.”

Slideshow of hostages walking the plank last year:


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According to the website, this year’s “hostages” include:

  • Alan Brooks – General Manager PW Marine
  • Alison Hill – CEO The Argus Group
  • Alan Burland – BSF Co-Chairman of the Board/BCM McAlpine
  • Amy Adderley – Controller, Coldwell Banker Bermuda Realty, Rear Commodore, RHADC
  • Andrew Mackay – General Manager, Gorham’s
  • Arthur Wightman – PwC, Bermuda Territory Leader and Insurance Leader
  • Ashley & Chris Estwanik – Fastest couple in Bermuda
  • Tom Miller – PwC, Managing Director
  • Curtis Dickinson – Executive V.P., Butterfield Bank
  • Dr. Michael Weitekamp – Chief of Staff, Bermuda Hospitals Board
  • Dr. Tim Jackson – Principal, Sandy’s Secondary Middle School
  • Ed Faries – Commodore, RHADC
  • Fred Swan – Math Teacher, Bermuda Institute
  • Gail Miller – VP of HR, OIL Insurance Ltd.
  • Georgia Marshall – OBA Senator, Marshall, Diel & Myers Ltd.
  • Greg Wojciechowski – President & CEO, Bermuda Stock Exchange
  • Linda Parker – Head of School, Bermuda High School for Girls
  • Detective Inspector Mark Clarke – Bermuda Police Service
  • Jada Davis & Zanaeyah Pratt – 10 year-old students from West Pembroke Primary School
  • James Mitchell – RenaissanceRe
  • Jay Riihiluoma – Riihiluoma’s Flying Colors
  • Jeff Manson – RenaissanceRe
  • Jevon Roberts – Part Owner of CEO, Transport Ltd.
  • Jodi Lewis – CEO, JD Lewis Group
  • John Buckley – Finance Director, Bacardi
  • Kitty Knudsen
  • Kanhai Woolridge – Fairmont Hamilton Princess
  • Katrina Caines – Cornerstone Bible Fellowship
  • Keevil Burgess ‘The Captain’ – VSB, Mix 106 FM
  • Keith Griffin – Ariel Re
  • Kenneth Bascome, J.P. – Member of Parliament for St. George’s
  • Kim Greene – Bermuda Police Service
  • Kip Herring
  • Bishop Nicholas Dill – Church of England
  • George Cubbon – Rear Commodore, RBYC
  • Lt. Col. Michael Foster-Brown – Bermuda Regiment
  • Lynanne Bolton
  • Mario Thompson – Department of Marine & Ports
  • Neil Paynter – Clearwater Middle School/St. George’s Cricket Club
  • Neil Redburn – Vice Commodore, RHADC
  • Norma Thomson – Nonna’s Kitchen
  • Oda Mallory – Media Guru
  • Richard Boyd – Orbis
  • Diana Martin – CEO, Bermuda Sloop Foundation
  • Rian Lindo – Bermuda Karting Club
  • Scott Watson-Brown – PwC, Bermuda Managing Director
  • The Hon. Wayne Scott, JP, MP – Minister of Education
  • Tripp West – Westport Architecture
  • Victoria Cunningham, Zoe Kempe, Daryl Walwyn, Lyndsay Forrest, Marco Dattilo: Tokio Millennium Re
  • Leyli Walker & Kirsty Pollett’s – Leyli: Somersfield Academy Students
  • Craig Davis – RBYC Rear Commodore – Docks, General Manager – LinkBermuda Ltd.
  • Glenn Astwood – Olympian; winner of the Gold Cup; sailed Newport to Bermuda and Marion Races.

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  1. Mockingjay says:

    I think O.B.A/ubp beat you to it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Ed Case says:

    @MockYouGay: Such a shame you have to make a very worthwhile charity event into a pilitical thing.

    Why don’t you pull the race card too for good measure?