Classic Boat Rally 2017


The Classic Boat Rally is organised by Anstruther Harbour Festival in conjunction with Anstruther Sailing Club, and the inner harbour wall at the middle pier is reserved for classic boats entered in the Classic Boat Rally.  Boats wishing to register for the Classic Boat Rally should contact ASC Hon Secretary, 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.

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

Anstruther Sailing Club awarded trophies for 2016 Classic Boat of the Year, won by Britannia, Sandy Aitken's 65' restored seine-netter and for the 2016 Oldest Boat and Furthest Travelled Boat at the Muster, both won by of Arbroath  The Classic Boat trophy is a shield donated by the Boathouse Bar/Restaurant. 

The 2017 Harbour Festival  will again host a drinks reception for classic boat skippers and crew, and Festival sposors and committee members  in the wardroom of the Reaper, the Museum's 70' sailing drifter


The photographs above are by Alaistair Ramsay. For all of Alaisdair's brilliant photographs of the 2015 Festival's Classic Boat Rally, see  -    Click on the projector icon in the top RH corner of the screen to get the full screen images

The Fisheries Museum's "Reaper" 70' 112 year old sailing drifter is based at Anstruther and again in 2016 will bring in in the Fisher Lad & Lass from Pittenweem for their naming ceremony, then will be open to the public for the rest of the day, with its below decks history exhibition of the herring fishery and its ancient crew dressed in authentic fishing garb -

For photo galleries of previous Classic Boat Rallies, see and