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The 10 Best Boat Trips and Sailing Tours in Barcelona

28 Aug 2019 Last update: 29 Aug 2019

With 11 years experience in the Barcelona boating scene, Skipper Dave has worked with, sailed with, and shot the breeze with just about every skipper in town. This is my selection of the best sailing tours in Barcelona.

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Gemini's first owner

23 Jul 2019 Last update: 25 Jul 2019

Gemini was built in 1947 for a decorated Motor Torpedo Boat commander, Donald Henry Ewan (Richie) McCowen DSO, DSC, RNVR (1908-1998).

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Dave's guide to Barceloneta

12 Jul 2019 Last update: 26 Jul 2019

The old fishing district of Barcelona retains much of its charm

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Special event - Perseids meteor shower

6 Jul 2019 Last update: 27 Jul 2019

Come and watch the best meteor shower of the year, far out to sea and away from the city light pollution.

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A sunset hen party on Gemini

2 Jul 2019 Last update: 3 Jul 2019

A perfect sunset for an intimate hen party on the classic sail boat Gemini

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Escape the heat in Barcelona

25 Jun 2019 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Cool off on the high seas during the Barcelona high summer

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Real sailing in Barcelona

16 Jun 2019 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

For those who go down to the sea in boats.

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Characteristics of a classic

23 May 2019 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

39 Gauntlets were built between 1934 and 1951. They were designed to be seaworthy and fast.

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Characteristics - comfort

22 May 2019 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

What makes Gemini a comfortable, easily-handled boat at sea?

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Characteristics - seaworthiness

22 May 2019 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Gauntlets are famously seaworthy yachts. What are the key features?

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Characteristics - speed

22 May 2019 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Gemini is not only pretty, she has an impressive turn of speed when the conditions are right.

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Bling

21 May 2019 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

You can never have too much bling on an old boat.

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Bill in Barcelona

20 May 2019 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

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.

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Mast maintenance

2 Apr 2019 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

The Herculean task of looking after a wooden mast.

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Skipper Dave is obsessed by the sea

21 Nov 2018 Last update: 29 Aug 2019

In the summer, I'm Skipper Dave, captain of Gemini. The rest of the year, I'm Dr. Baird, lecturer in Oceanography and Climate Change.

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Getting around

17 Oct 2018 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Barcelona is blessed with a truly excellent public transport system. Here's how to make the most of it.

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Menú del día

17 Oct 2018 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

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.

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Dave's fave restaurants

17 Oct 2018 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

A few of my own regular go-to places and one or two treats.

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Weather resources

24 Jul 2017 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Weather resources | Useful sources of weather information

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Weather bulletins

23 Jul 2017 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

NAVTEX forecasts for METAREA III

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Current astronomical data

2 Jan 2017 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset, planets etc.

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Useful links

2 Jan 2017 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Useful links for sailing in Barcelona

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Gemini and Barcelona videos

19 Jun 2016 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Sailing from Scotland to Barcelona.

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The Sailing Club at Classic Sail Barcelona

12 Apr 2016 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

If you would like to come sailing regularly on Gemini at a reduced cost, join the club!

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Eating out - tapes!

12 Apr 2016 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Tapes is Catalan for tapas. You pronounce tapes as... tapas! Easy.

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About Gemini, 1947 Berthon Gauntlet

14 Oct 2015 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

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 June 2008.

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Skipper Dave

1 Aug 2015 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

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.

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Products and suppliers

2 Jan 2014 Last update: 28 Jun 2019

Products and suppliers I use.

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En fejlfri Barcelona oplevelse, smukke sejlads eventyr!

Vi har intet andet end gode ting at sige om vores sejltur med Dave. Vi oprettede denne Trip Advisor-konto, bare så vi kunne skrive en anmeldelse af denne oplevelse. Vi gik på en morgen udflugt, der tog os omkring 2 miles fra Barcelonas kystlinje og varede omkring 3 timer. Havnen var faktisk lukket, da vi startede, men han tog os stadig ud for den fulde oplevelse på trods af forsinkelsen. Meget imødekommende, da jeg fik lidt hav-syg og var mere end forståelse, hvilket var en enorm positiv for os. Vi sov i solen for en hel del af vores rejse. Hvis du er bekymret for at skulle bære en samtale eller akavet tavshed, ikke være! Han var meget charmerende og konversation når det var nødvendigt, men gav os vores plads. Vi vil helt sikkert gøre det igen næste gang vi er i området!
Kipdsumner | Ramstein-Miesenbach, Tyskland | 13 July 2014

Fantastisk dag med sejlads!

Sikke en fantastisk oplevelse! Vi gik sejler med Dave i begyndelsen af april til min fødselsdag. Dave er fantastisk og Gemini er smuk! At se Barcelona fra havet var smuk. Kan ikke anbefale at gøre dette nok!
calitravels48 | Los Angeles, California | 21 April 2015

En skal gøre, mens du besøger Barcelona!

Min sejlbåd tur rundt om kysten af smukke Barcelona var højdepunktet af min rejse. Kaptajn Dave var en elskværdig vært og arbejdede hårdt for at sikre, at vores gruppe havde en vidunderlig oplevelse på de blå vand i Middelhavet. Visningerne var forbløffende og se solnedgangen fra båden var både hypnotiserende og magisk. Jeg vil meget anbefale en tur på den charmerende Gemini til alle, der ønsker at have en behageligt unik oplevelse. Du wonât fortryde det.
David G | Birmingham, Alabama | 7 July 2014

Fremragende morgen sejl fra Port Olimpic

Vi var en gruppe på 11, der reserverede en sejlbåd tur til min 30 års fødselsdag.
Karan S | London, Storbritannien | 14 June 2018

Great Trip!

My wife and I sailed through the afternoon into the evening. We swam in the Mediterranean and watched the sun set over Barcelona. It was an amazing experience! Beautiful and relaxing. Captain Dave was great. He is a first class skipper full of knowledge and enjoyable conversation, if you like. When we return, we plan on a longer excursion on the Gimini with captain Dave at the helm.
mfrazie | Tyler, Texas | 14 July 2015

Slap af med vinden!!

Har lige haft vores bryllupsrejse i Barcelona, det er en fantastisk by med masser at spise, drikke og se, efter en fantastisk uge med at forsøge at gøre så meget som muligt kunne vi ikke have fundet en bedre måde at slappe af og slappe af end vores tur med Dave på Gemini. Vi tog solnedgangen krydstogt og det var bare to af os, Dave er virkelig venlig og gjort vores aften meget afslappet, perfekt måde at afslutte vores bryllupsrejse. Han er også meget vidende om Barcelona også. Kan ikke anbefale det nok.
Edwinmajor | | 5 July 2015

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