AHOY there me hearties! Redcar Racecourse is all shipshape for its annual Caribbean Carnival Day today.

The Jolly Roger has been hoisted at the popular seaside course for seven races combined with lashings of family fun.

Pirates are telling stories of life on the high seas and teaching pirate chants to young landlubbers.

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Children and adults can also enter a Caribbean Fancy Dress Competition – in either a pirate costume or a grass skirt!

General manager Amy Fair said: “Caribbean Carnival Day is always popular with families because it has such a feel-good atmosphere.”

HERE’S OUR TOP 12 PIRATE JOKES.

What’s a pirate’s favourite racecourse? Redcaaaaaaaar!

What horse did the pirate back? Shergaaaaaar!

What did the pirate drink at the races? Red Rum What do you call a pirate going to the races? Piracy Which football team do pirates support? Aaaaaarsenal.

Who’s a pirate’s favourite Star Wars character? Aaaaar-2-D-2.

Why couldn’t the pirate play cards? Because he was sitting on the deck.

How much is a pirate willing to pay to get his ears pierced? A buck an ear.

What are the only notes a pirate can sing? The High C’s.

Why should you never take a pea from a pirate? Because he becomes irate.

What shivers at the bottom of the ocean? A nervous wreck Why can’t pirates learn the alphabet? Because they spent years stuck at C.