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Anstruther Muster - Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 June 2016

The 2016 Muster will again be part of the Anstruther Harbour Festival, which is a community festival with the aim of celebrating the maritime traditions of the historic royal burghs of Anstruther Easter, Anstruther Wester and Kilrenny & Cellardyke.

The Anstruther Harbour Festival will have a wide range of maritime-themed events and activities for the benefit of visiting yachtsmen, local residents and holidaymakers alike

The 2016 Harbour Festival will include a number of major attractions :

  • Rowing Regatta organised by St Ayles Rowing Club, with racing between teams of coastal rowing skiffs
  • Fisheries Museum Open Day
  • Reaper 70' sailing drifter open to the public
  • Anstruther Lifeboat Open Day
  • East Neuk Food & Crafts Fair - dedicated marquee with local food producers and demonstrations and craft stalls

And the Festival will again include the Classic Boat Rally of historic yachts, motorboats and working boats, with information sheets on each boat displayed at the quayside - Saturday and Sunday

Sadly the 2016 Muster will not include the East of Scotland Boat Jumble, because of a clash of date with another similar event

See the Harbour Festival website for full information on the 2016 Festival - http://www.anstrutherharbourfestival.co.uk/index.php

Notice to mariners - for those thinking of bringing a boat to the Muster, there are a limited number of pontoon berths that can be booked with the harbourmaster on 01333 310836.

However no booking is needed for the berths on the wall of the outer harbour wall. Note also that the pontoon area practically dries and deep keel boats will need to lie against the harbour walls.

In 2013 a new row of pontooons was installed on the outer wall of the inner harbour, hence this section of the quayside is no longer available to deep keel boats. Deep keel boats will still be able to lie against the wall of the outer harbour

The inner harbour wall at the middle pier is reserved for classic boats entered in the Muster's Classic Boat Rally. Skippers of classic boats wishing to take part in the Rally are asked to contact the harbourmaster (Tom.Fyall@fife.gov.uk) and ASC Hon Secretary (secretary@anstruthersailingclub.org.uk) to give advance notice of their attendance at the Rally, so that they can be allocated a suitable berth

Boats wishing to register for the Classic Boat Rally should contact ASC Hon Secretary secretary@anstruthersailingclub.org.uk, criteria for a classic boat being generally wooden or steel hulled, but also GRP if a descendant of a wooden hull design and with enough wood trim to pass as a classic, or boats of “classic” design of any period or construction form, subject to the discretion of ASC Hon Secretary.

ASC awards a trophy for the Best Classic Boat at the Muster, and for Furthest Travelled Boat, Oldest Boat and Smallest Boat

During the Muster information sheets describing the design, construction and history of each Classic Boat are displayed at the quayside adjacent to each boat