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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?


What our clients say about us

A selection from our reviews page

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

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.

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

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

11 May 2018 Competent Crew
I completed the competent crew 5 day course (27/04) and it was a fantastic course. Starting the course with limited experience i gained a lot of information about the many different aspects of sailing both practical and theory based. Richard and Petra are excellent hosts and are extremely knowledgable about a wide variety of topics, not to mention the food being exceptional, everything made for a most enjoyable and educational 5 days. The course has given me great enthusiasm to carry on and complete my day skipper theory and practical courses. A course highly recommend for all ages and all levels of experience. A Big Thank you!!! Nathan Booth

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
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