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Join Richard or Petra aboard Celtic Star for an unforgettable sailing holiday or an RYA Course with a difference

Experience the magic of Coastal Snowdonia from the comfort of the 46 foot sailing yacht, Celtic Star.

Celtic Cruising and Snowdonia Sailing School offer a range of sailing holidays, RYA courses or cruises for up to eight people, exploring the dramatic landscapes, heritage and wildlife of North Wales, the Isle of Man, Ireland or the Inner Hebrides.

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5 April 2017
Amazing! Brutally honest feedback made my experience for learning all the more memorable! Was not expecting the superb quality of food, (but be sure to state dietary requirements before boarding. I did not, and Richard went out of his way to resolve this! Thank you!)Scenery was beautiful, with a lot of history and knowledge of the area pointed out along the way from Petra! All in all a perfect trip, a huge learning curve in a short amount of time, and I would highly recommend Celtic Cruising to any up and coming sailor, or those looking to further their skills! Ric W

10 April 2017
Richard and Petra are extremely knowledgeable about sailing (and wildlife) and Richard’s food is delicious but the other star is Celtic Star! The boat is comfortable, sails extremely well, is very well equipped and is superbly well maintained! It was a trip to savour and remember. Thanks to you and the rest of the crew for your support and help.

13 November 2016
First time out with Richard great teacher great food and cabins all top class . Had a great 5days sailing and have gained lots of knowledge will be back next year for more . Mike H

27 October 2016
A fantastic 5 days on board Celtic Star for our Day Skipper Course. Richard's knowledge and experience are tremendous and his relaxed teaching style (but with honest feedback when required!) meant we all felt supported and fairly assessed over the course of the week. I'll definitely be back to do my Coastal Skipper once I've got a few miles under my belt. Chris L

13 October 2016
I Was looking for a mile builder and insight into coastal practical having just done day skipper practical. Teaching was excellent ,food was better ,most of Beaufort scale experienced and don't forget the Dolphins ! Fantastic experience and confidence builder Nick

3 October 2016
An excellent trip on a comfortable boat. Richard's cooking is superb and he brings out the best in the guests so that a good time is had by all. Thank you for a great trip. See you soon. Pete

26 September 2016
The cruise was great, even though the weather wasn't. However nothing was lost because Richard & Petra always had a 'plan B' for those times when the weather was less than pleasant. I have sailed with Richard several times and, as always, the food & wine were exceptional. Thanks very much for a great holiday. - Ian

11 September 2016
My boyfriend and I have just completed our Day Skipper with the help of Richard and his fantastic teaching. We had such a fun 5 days, filled with endless practical and theoretical lessons and instructions which was exactly what we needed to build up our confidence and consolidate what we'd previously learned. Celtic Star is a fab yacht to learn on (and a pleasure to stay on!!), Richard's cooking is absolutely wicked, I'm sure we'll see him on Masterchef soon enough - we miss the wonderful food and wine already. Essentially, we have come away feeling confident with our sailing, had a great laugh with great people, explored beautiful bits of the coast around Conwy, and eaten enough good food to sink the boat we were lucky enough to sail. Cheers Richard, see you next time! Briseis and Sam

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