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Richard Haig is a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor and RYA Yachtmaster Examiner (that's about all the qualifications you can get for sailing yachts). Richard has sailed over 100,000 Nautical Miles and completed 3 Atlantic crossings, so knows his way around a sailing yacht. You can rest assured that he will keep you safe whatever the weather,

Petra Haig is a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster and Cruising Instructor with 50,000 nautical miles cruising experience, and three Atlantic Crossings under her belt. Petra works in a local GP surgery as a Practice Nurse, as well as being a joint director for Celtic Cruising.

In 2011, after many years working as a freelance sailing instructor Richard and Petra decided to open their own sailing holiday business. The emphasis, they decided, should be on comfort and enjoyment rather than roughing it. So, as well as first class skippering and tuition, they provide comfortable facilities on their modern, well maintained offshore sailing boat, Celtic Star. Good food and wines are also part of the Celtic Cruising Experience, Richard who trained as a chef delights in providing great food from fabulous locally sourced ingredients.