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Join Richard or Petra aboard Celtic Star for an unforgettable sailing holiday or an RYA Course with a difference
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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 six people, exploring the dramatic landscapes, heritage and wildlife of North Wales, the Isle of Man, Ireland or the Inner Hebrides.


What our clients say about us

A selection from our reviews page

15 August 2017 Cruise Oban-Glasgow
My daughter and I booked the cruise for her 16th birthday. We were hoping for a special holiday and this was it! We hope to return next summer. I cannot recommend Richard and Petra's Celtic Crusing more highly! Expect delicious food, camaraderie, wonder and good fun. Karen and Flora

10 August 2017 Cruise Oban - Glasgow
Well the review below says it all, this was obviously the return journey but just to add this is the third time with Richard and Petra and certainly not the last. Thank you both for another fantastic venture. Alan B

2 August 2017 Cruise Glasgow - Oban
Richard and Petra gave us a splendid cruise through the Inner Hebrides including the Crinan Canal. We visited castles, a few distilleries and saw bags of wild-life and they were as knowledgable about that as they were expert with their very well-found and comfortable boat. Add the gourmet dinners provided by Richard each night together with good company and you have a great week - thank you both. Mike

29 June 2017 Irish Sea Mile builder
This is the second time that I have sailed with Richard and as before I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Although this was not a training course, Richard is always ready to share his considerable knowledge and experience and provide help and guidance when required. As a bonus, Richard is an excellent host, serving wonderful food and wine at the end of the day. Many thanks again, Alan R

28 June 2017 Mileage Builder
June 22 to June 26, 2017 If you expect your Skipper/Instructor to be knowledgeable, well experienced, safety conscious for the boat and crew, and be someone who pays attention to the small details to get the best out of the Crew/Students then sign up here. Richard has all those qualities and as a bonus you sail with a first class Chef whose service on board is impeccable. Alex B.

20 June 2017 Competent Crew
June 14 to 18 (2017) Competent Crew course. I was a novice when I joined the course and have a goal of achieving Day Skipper this year. Competent Crew was the first step which with Richard´s expert guidance and training I achieved. There were a total of 5 on board including Richard who is an excellent instructor and host. Safety is always first and the safety induction was detailed and complete. Under way Richard always had a watchful eye over each person on the course, his knowledge and experience are resources that must be tapped while on the course and he ensured that learning was hands on and fun. Richard is also a trained chief and the food he prepared on the boat was most enjoyable. I left the course with a competent crew certificate and I am now able to sail a boat. I have booked the Day Skipper course for September (2017) as in my opinion this is the place to learn to sail.

2 June 2017 Irish Sea Mile builder
Richard and Petra are great teachers and brilliant Chefs. The Celtic star is very well maintained and very comfortably equipped for cruising and training. Richard is fastidious on safety which is vital for anybody learning to sail. Highly recommended for novice and experienced sailors alike. A great package. I will be back. David C