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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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16 April 2016
I decided to tag long with the family at the last minute. I was not at all confident on a boat, never mind competent and just wanted to learn how to tie a few knots, enjoy Richard's legendary cooking and understand some sailing terminology. After three days sailing the beautiful Welsh coast and enjoying Richard's fascinating commentary on birdlife, history and the geography of the area, I am now very excited about returning to the seas again soon. Richard made us all feel so welcome on board his beautiful yacht and above all, I felt extremely safe. I learnt so much in three days . The beautiful dawn over the Menai Straits; sailing round the tip of Anglesey in the sunshine and enjoying Richard's delicious meals were highlights. Many thanks, Ruth , Damian Alice and George.

11th April 2016
Did my Introduction to Sailing course here and it was phenomenal. The quality of instruction is the best I've experienced and the food was pretty much 5 star restaurant food - some of the nicest I've had on or off shore. I went into it very nervous and unsure of what to expect and came out excited to carry on training and sailing. Both Richard and Petra were patient and encouraging and I very much recommend - to the point that I'm writing this review which I rarely do. Anthony Jones

31 March 2016
I have sailed with Richard a number of times over the last few years. Although I have been sailing large yachts for the last thirty years I always pick up new skills and knowledge when I sail on Celtic Star. This year was no different, even though I went along just to enjoy the sailing, we experienced some wonderfully challenging sailing with superb food and good company. When I say this year was no different, possibly I should mention the new 2016 menu and wine list, the hospitality on-board really does go from strength to strength. I am looking forwards to being back on-board in a few weeks time to take my Cruising Instructor course and exam with Snowdonia Sailing School.

25 September 2015 - Day Skipper
It was nice to sail with Richard again after a 5 year absence. The tuition was very good as we expected. However, the catering far exceeded our expectations ! We couldn't wait to sit down to our dinner each evening, the food along with the carefully selected wines was really 1st class. The weather was really good and the crew were good fun to be with. Thanks to all concerned. Charlie & Anne.

24 September 2015 - Anglesey Coast Trip
Unlike most who have written reviews, I was not on a course but a holiday. I had 5 days of exploring the coast of Anglesey,a perfect balance of journeying and visiting interesting places. Food,was fabulous. Fully recommend this to anyone who likes an active holiday.Thanks also to the rest of the crew for their big part in creating a superb sailing and social experience.John

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