The "Mini Clan" ended their rally run from the Falklands Wheel at Anstruther Lifeboat Station on 29 May 2016. 200 Minis parked on the middle pier for the visitors to see the variety of models and care bestowed on them by their owners.
The rally will raise funds for the RNLI and another charity.
Every parking space was occupied by the huge numbers of spectators.
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Katrina said, ‘It was really hard to choose a winning name from so many great entries. Eden’s name of Akira was a winner because it had a lovely sound and a nautical meaning.’
Each class at the nine primary schools and one secondary school in the Anstruther area were tasked to come up with the best three suggestions of what to name the new boat. Guidelines for the competition included not to make reference to other boats and to avoid some of the superstitions that surround sea fairing communities.
After each class had selected the best contenders for the competition, a shortlist was then submitted to Katrina to choose the winning name and announce on the day.
Station coxswain Michael Bruce added, ‘The competition has helped our volunteer crews engage with children from the schools. We were absolutely delighted that Katrina not only attended the ceremony but took a great interest in our charity.’
Eden will be invited next year for the official naming ceremony of the D class lifeboat Akira.
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