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2017 20th Anniversary  Muster - 26 to 28 May

   The Muster opened on the evening of Friday 26 May with 'its traditional ceilidh - his started with a pipe band parade through the town by City of St Andrews Pipe band, followed by a scottish country dance display by Dunedin Dancers in the Festival's pier marquee, and the evening finished with a dance ceilidh with top local ceilidh band Nackytoosh.  

There was live music all weekend in the big Muster marquee, plus Anster Fair - a revival of Anstruther'd historic market day with food and craft stalls, childrens entertainers and amusement

2017 was ihe Muster's 20th anniversary, and as well as its annual gathering of visiting boats. the Muster included a Boat Jumble organised by the Fisheries Museum Boats Club.

The 2017 Muster was sponsored by Anstruther Fish Bar.  

The Festival's Classic Boat Rally saw numbers of visiting classic yachts and  fishing vessels berthed from Friday to Sunday on the middle pier of the harbour , and there was areception for classic boat skippers and crew on board Reaper 


For photos of the classic boats see -  https://www.flickr.com/photos/136961567@N07/albums/72157684526761376

And Anstruther Lifeboat Open Day on the Saturday gave visitors the opportunity to tour the lifeboat station  and go on board the big lifeboat and meet the crew, while the inshore lifeboat crew gave rescue demonstrations in the harbour.

Anstruther's Scottish Fisheries Museum Open Day was on the Saturday , with free entry  for all. The Museum's Reaper 70' sailing drifter was open to the public, on both Saturday and Sunday, and the weekend included the Museum's Model Boat Club Exhibition and Museum Boatyard Open Days on Saturday and Sunday

ASC Subscriptions 2017 ASC members can renew their  membership subscription either by sending a cheque to ASC Treasurer: Ken Lawson, Spindrift Hotel, Pittenweem Road, Anstruther KY10 3DT, or by bank transfer/standing order. Cheques to be made out to “Anstruther Sailing Club”. Alternatively you can paybycash on the day at the crane-in on Saturday 8 April
Payment by bank transfer should be to the account below, and can you please notify Treasurer Ken Lawson of your transfer payment by email - ken.lawson@btconnect.com

Bank: Lloyds Bank Stirling (302584), Sort Code:  30 25 84, Account:   00685667, A/C name:  Anstruther Sailing Club

Annual General Meeting  - ASC's AGM as held on 16 December 2016. The previous officeholders were re-elected. See this link for draft AGM minutes

Anstruther Harbour Forum  Following an ASC initiative, agreement has been reached with other organisations with an interest in Anstruther Harbour over the setting up a Forum for the harbour. The purpose of the Forum is to enable dialogue amongst those with an interest in the harbour and with Fife Harbours and Tourism Depts. The first meeting of the Forum was held on 18 January - Alex Gardner was elected as Chairman and Bill Kennaway as Secretary.
The Forum has already had a meeting with  the developer of the proposed rum distillery/ visitor centre on the site of the harbourmasters office. The scheme includes promising ideas for harbour users, but progreas is dependent on discussions with Fife Council on site ownership, and on funding.
The Forum is in communication with Fife Harbours on the issue of increased harbours dues as a result of cuts in Council budgets (with the possibility of substantial increases over inflation) and on deferment of dredging. A further Forum meeting will be arranged when more information becomes available from Fife Harbours.



Anstruther Sailing Club was established to promote boating activity in Anstruther's famous old fishing harbour, which was converted in the 1990’s principally to leisure use and now has over 100 pontoon berths. The Club’s activities include :

  • Sporting and social association for anyone with an interest in boating in the East Neuk
  • Representing interests of Anstruther harbour users
  • Cruising the attractive coastline and harbours of the Forth and Tay estuaries, and expeditions to the West Coast and Northern Isles
  • Holding club races and joint boating events with other Forth yacht and boating clubs, including the East Neuk’s local rowing clubs
  • Hosting the annual Anstruther Muster - the biggest gathering of yachts on the east coast, and an increasingly important summer event for the community of Anstruther and the East Neuk
  • Organising the East of Scotland Boat Jumble, held at the same time as the Muster
  • Member of Forth Yacht Clubs Association http://www.fyca.org.uk/ and Royal Yachting Association http://www.rya.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx