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Real sailing in Barcelona


16 Jun 2019 | Last update: 28 Jun 2019
All weather is sailing weather

I've been thinking about this for a while now. Summer in Barcelona is a time of reliable perfect sailing weather. Every day, you get up in the morning, glance out the window, the sky is still blue, that's all you need to know. You hop on your boat and head out to beautiful, civilized conditions, a decent breeze, sunshine, a delightful swell, you can put your glass of champagne down on the deck and it'll still be there when you go looking for it. What else could a sailor possibly want?

Well, a real sailor might want some real weather. Just once in a while. One of the great pleasures of sailing is being out in the middle of weather. All kinds of weather.

There's no such thing as bad weather. Just bad clothes.

So, the idea is that when the forecast is bad, we'll hit the water! When the wind is howling, when the waves are breaking, when the rain is lashing down, when it's cold or through the night, we'll head out and suck the marrow from the bones of life. And when we come back, if we come back, well then, we'll have a story to tell.

If that sounds like something you'd be interested in, drop me a line and I'll set up a mailing list. When the forecast turns nasty, when the weather gets real, I'll send a message to the list and we'll get ourselves organised. It'll happen at short notice, and there'll only be 4 places on the boat. What say you?

"Those who go down to the sea in ships,
who do business on great waters,
they see the works of the Lord,
and His wonders in the deep.
For He commands and raises the stormy wind,
which lifts up the waves of the sea.
They mount up to the heavens,
they go down again to the depths;
their soul melts because of trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man,
and are at their wits' end."

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Great Time

Gemini is a wonderful ship and Dave is a great captain. You'll have an excellent afternoon overlooking Barcelona.
Chris S | Detroit, Michigan | 25 June 2015

A Mediterranean Adventure

Our family of four had a wonderful adventure with Captain Dave on the last day of our Barcelona vacation. Dave was very responsive through our email communications to book the trip. The directions to the Gemini were easy to follow and she was as described – well maintained with much character. Captain Dave was very personable but not intrusive – he patiently answered all our questions. We spent over three hours enjoying the beautiful Barcelona skyline. He even stopped and anchored so our kids could swim in the Mediterranean. We would highly recommend Classic Sailing and hope that we have the opportunity to sail on the Gemini someday again.
Kathy M | Rocky Hill, Connecticut | 23 August 2014

Different adventure on an old boat

What a nice sailing experience spending 4 hours in March on an old boat!
Sophiefrifri | Paris, France | 2 March 2014

Fabulous morning sail with helpful host

We booked a morning sail and as I have restricted mobility Dave the skipper moved the boat to an accessible berth. The cruise was beautiful with great views of Barcelona and Dave giving some local knowledge and flavour. The boat was full of character and comfortable and stable even when the wind got up. Half a day was plenty and it gives you an opportunity to explore Port Olympic afterwards.
J L | | 10 August 2014

Highlight of our visit

I had booked this adventure asan early birthday gift to my husband. It did not disappoint. He is still grinning four days later. Imagine sailing along the coast, a breeze, some sun, sipping water libation you brought on board. The waves of the sea gently moving against the sides of the boat as you sails glide you through the water. You look inland and see the many points of interest to see. Truly romantic or telly family oriented depending on your entourage. It's private so you get to have the run of the deck. Loved it!
DianeColo | Montreal | 30 April 2015

Private Sunset Cruise

Booked this for our anniversary, and had a really amazing evening. The boat is beautiful and skipper Dave is really helpful and friendly, all we had to do was enjoy the trip. My girlfriend was amazed by the experience and it was the perfect way to celebrate a romantic evening and escape the city.
sean j | | 6 August 2018

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