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Join Richard and Petra aboard Celtic Star for an unforgettable sailing experience

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. In 2019 and 2020 we are going further afield with our world circumnavigation, are ready for an adventure?

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Petra and Richard with the new spinnaker
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Celtic Star at sea
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Sailors on Celtic Star
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Really not roughing it!
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Some of the places we've been
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Some places we are planning to visit

Celtic Cruising on tour again
Cruises in Spain and the Canaries, then across the Atlantic in 2019. Then in 2020-21 we plan to circumnavigate the Globe, if you want to join us somewhere really exotic then look at the dates here

What our clients say about us
A selection from our reviews page

7 September 2018 Competent Crew
Been with Richard and Petra numerous times on cruises, so who better to teach us how to be come competent crew members. A great trip was had going from Conwy down to Newlyn, we are now qualified and ready to go sailing with you again soon. Stephen and Norah

4 September 2018 Isles of Scilly Cruise
Thankyou for a lovely week sailing in the Isles of Scilly. This was our 3rd trip with Celtic cruising and more than lived up to our expectations. We had a lovely week and enjoyed everything, it was a very memorable holiday, lots of great sailing and amazing scenery, and of course the cherry on the cake Richards meals and wine at the end of each day, couldn't be beaten! Hope to sail with you again next year. Philip and Carol

18 June 2018 IOM TT
This was our third trip on Celtic Star to the Isle of Man. What a wonderfull week fantastic weather excellent company great food and very very fast racing. looking forward to sailing with you again . Stephen & Norah

12 June 2018 IoM TT cruise
The trip to the Isle of Man TT was well put together with a 2-centre stay in Peel and Douglas. Celtic Star is most comfortable and Richard & Petra are very accomplished hosts. The drinks, canapes and dinners on board exceeded our expectations. It was our first trip to the Isle of Man and travelling on Celtic Star has set the bar pretty high! Dave & Sue

24 May 2018 Competent Crew
Fabulous Instruction, fabulous boat and as an added bonus, great food and hospitality. I will definitely be sailing with Richard and Petra again when time allows, I can highly recommend them as both instructors of the highest calibre, and brilliant hosts, Thanks so much, Charlie.

14 May 2018 Competent Crew
An absolutely fantastic course. You are brilliant teachers - everything was clear and accessible, in no time at all I felt so confident and comfortable. I started as a total beginner but we learnt a lot in a very unpressured and easy going atmosphere. It was empowering and utterly enjoyable! Your knowledge is huge and you share it so generously. And the food was out of this world :) Thank you for being amazing hosts and teachers and welcoming us all onto your beautiful boat. I cannot recommend this course, taught by you, enough. I can't wait to sail again...Thank you so much! Louise