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First Rate Sail is a family-run sailing holiday business based in Penzance, Cornwall. The good ship Ruth is a beautiful gaff-rigged sailing ship built in 1914 in Sweden to trade in the Baltic. Sailing voyages in Brittany, the Seine Bay area off Normandy, Ireland, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Ruth also attends traditional maritime festivals such as Paimpol and Douarnenez. Ruth sleeps nine passengers and four crew in twin and single cabins, providing a level of privacy unusual in large traditional vessels. A sailing trip on Ruth will suit those seeking adventure at an enjoyable pace with an intimate, friendly atmosphere. Great food, great company, fantastic destinations.