Not a headline you read every day, we grant you.
But then not every day has a story like this one, from the North Devon Journal:
Still, as the North Devon Journal reports on its website, "once this had been gotten over everyone sat down to listen to Captain Darch's story and what a story it was."
Well, indeed. And now he's got another good story.
"If you ever get a chance to hear Colin speak, grab the opportunity because he is a great raconteur and very humorous," continues Parkham WI's report on the evening.
And they're not joking: Darch showed his good humour by agreeing to pose with the surprisingly curvaceous pirates - sorry, women - in question:
Perhaps the sequel to 'The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists' could be 'The Pirates! In An Adventure With The WI'?