Welcome To Classic Sail Barcelona
365 days a year
Gemini was built in 1947 for a decorated Motor Torpedo Boat commander,
Donald Henry Ewan (Richie) McCowen DSO, DSC, RNVR (1908-1998).
The old fishing district of Barcelona retains much of its charm
Come and watch the best meteor shower of the year, far out to sea and away from the city light pollution.
A perfect sunset for an intimate hen party on the classic sail boat Gemini
Cool off on the high seas during the Barcelona high summer
For those who go down to the sea in boats.
39 Gauntlets were built between 1934 and 1951. They were designed to be seaworthy and fast.
What makes Gemini a comfortable, easily-handled boat at sea?
Gauntlets are famously seaworthy yachts. What are the key features?
Gemini is not only pretty, she has an impressive turn of speed when the conditions are right.
You can never have too much bling on an old boat.
My good friend Bill is a true Barcelona aficionada. Hidden gems,
historical curiosities, restaurants the locals love, tips and tricks
to getting the most out of your visit without breaking the bank.
The Herculean task of looking after a wooden mast.
Meet skipper Dave, a man with an obsession.
Barcelona is blessed with a truly excellent public transport system.
Here's how to make the most of it.
Not many of us can afford to splash out on something special every day,
even when we're on holiday. That's when the menú del día comes to the rescue
of the cash-strapped tourist.
A few of my own regular go-to places and one or two treats.
Weather resources | Useful sources of weather information
NAVTEX forecasts for METAREA III
Sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset, planets etc.
Useful links for sailing in Barcelona
Sailing from Scotland to Barcelona.
If you would like to come sailing regularly on Gemini at a reduced cost,
join the club!
Tapes is Catalan for tapas. You pronounce tapes as... tapas! Easy.
Gemini is a 14 ton Berthon Gauntlet built in 1947 by the Berthon Boat
Company of Lymington, on the south coast of England. I became her owner in
In 2008 I sold my house, found the boat of my dreams, and embarked on an adventure voyage around the UK and then across the Bay of Biscay to Spain.
Products and suppliers I use.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please note, these conditions only apply to trips on
The first 2 kids go free on Gemini.
Trips on Gemini carry our famous good weather guarantee.