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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.

What our customers think

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24 June 2016
I attended the recent course largely as a refresher - having completed this qualification a couple of years ago. As always - I learned a huge amount over the week - in addition to remembering all the things I'd forgotten! Richard is a no nonsense teacher with wealth of experience to share - you couldn't be in better hands. In addition, we ate like Royalty for the whole trip and returned to Wales sated and also educated on the wide range of animal and bird life off the British Coast. I'd thoroughly recommend Celtic Cruising to all who want to progress their sailing skills and have an entertaining experience. Chris from Cambridge

23 June 2016
Once again, another excellent week aboard Celtic Star. Excellent food ( and wine ) plus the odd couple of pints, shared with an fun crew. With the added bonus of our very own TT tour guide in Steve of Felinheli. See ya next time. Looking forward to it already. Put the 6X in the fridge skipper !

22 June 2016
I'm just back on land after a really exciting and very full 5 days sailing the Irish Sea for RYA Coastal Skipper. Richard's approach to teaching is both entertaining and comprehensive and I feel I've gained a lot in confidence and knowledge over a short period, with all the theory now making a lot more sense. And that's before you count all the really amazing food (and I mean by any standards!), the careful attention to detail (nice duvets, no sleeping bags etc etc), and the endless stream of enthusiastic snippets of information about local widlife, language and folklore. So, Snowdonia Sailing School gets my vote! Highly recommended... (and I've tried several others). Best wishes, David from Dublin

10 June 2016
Thank you for 5 days very enjoyable sailing with good company and excellent hosts. Richard is a brilliant teacher and a first class chef. As an added bonus, we were very fortunate to have Petra along for part of the time- Oh; and the sun was shining.

26 May 2016
Spent 4 days with Richard and 4 really nice guys sailing to Hollyhead then Dublin. It was absolutely excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending it. Excellent food by Richard, a brilliant host. Although weather was varied I always felt safe and had total confidence in Richard as a skipper. Thank you. I am learning to sail a yacht and will do all of my training with Richard - first class teacher, chef and yacht!

5 May 2016
Just a quick note to say thanks to Richard for an excellent training course. The instruction, course content and knowledge gained was the best I have received throughout my sailing training over the last 10 years. Celtic Star is a well found and comfortable yacht and the meals were all freshly prepared and cooked on board. A great week and I hope I can emulate Richard's training standards as I embark on my own career (but I might struggle on the cooking side of things!!)

2 May 2016
Ive just finished my Competent crew with Richard on the Celtic Star. The experience along with the food and tuition was first class! I couldn't recommend it enough, 5 Star. Thanks for a great week!!!!

26 April 2016
Having just returned from completing a 5 day course with our skipper, Richard, I felt I had to leave a few comments here. Firstly the area - the north coast of Wales was a real treat. Having spent most of my sailing time on the West Coast of Scotland, I was going to be a hard client to impress, but impressed I was. Stunning views and challenging sailing. Secondly, the level of training and instruction was second to none - students of any level will come away from here better sailors. Thirdly and finally, life aboard Celtic Star is unlike any sailing school I have experienced. The boat itself is exceptionally well maintained, she is spacious and comfortable and of course the quality of the food and wine that Richard serves up is superb.

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