Rapier fan? Thank the pirates!

The release of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film has sparked interest by swashbuckling fans in the sport of fencing, and sporting activity clubs scrambling to provide lessons.

Haven Holidays, a British company which offers training in a number of activities including football, archery, tennis, golf and fishing, plans to meet the demand by arranging new fencing lessons. The same phenomenon s happening across the UK, affecting fencing clubs and summer camps.