Anstruther Muster 2017 - Friday 26 to Sunday 28 May

The Anstruther Muster is an annual gathering of sailing yachts, motor boats and other leaisure craft organised by Anstruther Sailing Club

2017 was the 20th anniversary of the first Muster held in 1997. The Muster was again part of the Anstruther Harbour Festival, And the Festival again included the Classic Boat Rally of historic yachts, motorboats and working boats, with information sheets on each boat displayed at the quayside - Saturday and Sunday.

Muster trophies will be awarded by Anstruther Sailing Club including:

  • Best Dressed Boat 
  • Furthest Travelled Boat 
  • Oldest Boat 
  • Smallest Boat

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.

Since 2013 there has been a further row of pontooons 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 Rall

The Anstruther Muster was started in 1997, as a result of the Community Council striving to regenerate our harbour. It was recognised that leisure activity had to feature in any plans to bring life back to the waterfront, especially with a continuing pressure on the Scottish fishing industry. The Council decided to create an event which showed the community what 'yachties' could bring to 'Anster' and, at the same time, could show the sailing fraternity that Anstruther could be a very attractive base and destination for their cruising activities.

For photo galleries of previous Musters, see