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Belmullet to Lanzarote – Leg 1 august 2021

    After many months of planning, equipping and dreaming finally Ruth II is ready to Sail Around The World skippered by Liam Shanahan and co skippered by Ruth Shanahan, and James Goates. Liam & Ruth’s many friends will join them on legs in exotic locations and experience their incredible adventure. Our home from home Ruth II at anchor in Belmullet.[pic 195809].  The first leg was to sail from Belmullet, Co Mayo, Ireland to Lanzarote, Grand Canary departing on Wednesday 4 th  of August 2021 and allowing for an 8 or 9 day passage. Estimated at 1,500 nautical miles, 1,800 miles or 2,800 kilometres. Ruth, Mags & Catherine wave Liam off as he prepares to depart.   At 7am on Wed 4 th  Aug 21 we lifted anchor and headed out between the Aran Islands for Rossaveal to fuel. Conditions were favourable for a fast passage once we bore away 5 miles the far side of Aran. A wonderful sail with the 12 pins as the backdrop down to Slyne Head [pic 114456] and into Rossaveal a notable fishing por