To Sunday 26 May 2019
From the 23th until 26th May 2019, the City of Ostend and Ostend at Anchor Trust is organising the twentieth edition of the annual maritime festival “Ostend at Anchor”. It would be a great honour to have your ship to attend as an ambassador for the United Kingdom at what will be the largest gathering in Belgium of naval and classic vessels.
The port of Ostend extends into the very heart of a city that is en-fête throughout the festival. Visiting ships are accommodated in one of the oldest docks along the Belgian coast, where the crew will be able to enjoy the renowned hospitality of Ostend.
Based on previous years, nearly ¼ million visitors are expected to visit the event in 2019 – The theme will be the expedition of the sailing tree mast ship Mercator in 1935 to the Easter Isles.
Ostend at Anchor will provide an unforgettable weekend. Berths have been arranged to ensure the best presentation for vessels, with easy public access. However, space will be at a premium and to ensure a prime berth for your ship, we would request that attendance be confirmed no later than 15 January 2019. Please confirm quickly with the website participation form you will find with the link https://www.oostendevooranker.
I sincerely hope it will be possible for you to participate - the event has international significance and solidarity. Meantime, we will be happy to provide you any further information you may require regarding the event and the organisation. We look forward to hearing from you soon,
Hubert Rubbens | Organisator Oostende voor Anker
Laurierstraat 3 - 8400 Oostende
+32 486 72 90 73
Members Colin Stone and Fritz van Geetenbeek both usually attend and could tell you what a great party it is!