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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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Das sagen unsere Kunden

Über 250 ★★★★★ Bewertungen

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence & Hall of Fame 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Highlight der Reise!

Das war ein tolles Boot und Kapitän. Wir hielten an und gingen im blauen Mittelmeer schwimmen. Sehr entspannend. Hatte einen tollen Blick auf die Küste von Barcelona. Kapitän Dave wusste sich über die Stadt und das Segeln aus. Tolle Erfahrung!
Beth P | New Orleans, Louisiana, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika | 19 June 2018

Ein Engagement an Bord der Zwillinge

Das Segelerlebnis mit Dave und seinem Sohn war fantastisch. Ich schlug meiner langjährigen Freundin vor, als ich an Bord der Zwillinge war. Dave half, den Moment zu etwas Besonderem zu machen, indem er seine Liebe zum Segeln mit uns teilte und Cava für unsere Feier vorbereitete. Ich empfehle das Segeln mit Dave und den Zwillingen. Fantastische Erfahrung! *****
Mike S | | 23 September 2018

Etwas anderes

Fantastisches Wagnis mit Capt Dave für ein überraschendes Geburtstagsgeschenk für einen Freund. Schönes Boot, tolle Aussicht auf Barcelona und Spaß dabei, das Boot zu beobachten, das von Segeln bedient wird und einige Abfahrten erreicht!
Al H | London, Großbritannien | 4 May 2015

Sonnenuntergangskreuzfahrt

Unsere 7er-Gruppe unternahm die Sonnenuntergangskreuzfahrt mit unserem Skipper Stefan. Wir hatten eine sehr angenehme Erfahrung, obwohl die mehrheit von uns an Seekrankheit litt! Wir konnten unser eigenes Essen, Trinken und sogar Musik über die bereitgestellte Bluetooth-Anlage mitbringen. Der Preis dieser Reise ist sehr günstig mit anderen verglichen und das ist ein weiterer Grund, warum ich diese Erfahrung empfehlen würde.
YorkshireMackem | Yorkshire | 3 July 2018

Eine schöne Pause von der Hitze und dem Lärm der Stadt...

Wenn wir reisen, zieht es unsere Familie (mit 12 und 14 Jahren) vor, zu "tun" als nur "sehen". Sagrada Familia ist auffallend ABER drei Stunden auf einem schönen Sloop mit der Meeresbrise hält uns kühl ist so viel berauschender als das heiße Pflaster in der Stadt zu hämmern! Wir wussten, dass wir in Barcelona segeln wollten, aber wir geben auch nicht leichtfertig aus, also suchten wir ein gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Wir fanden das definitiv mit Classic Sail und hatten das Glück, dass Dave einen Slot mit nur einem Tag Notiice geöffnet hatte.
Sabina K | | 31 July 2018

Spectacular!

This was a highlight of our family visit to Barcelona. With our family of five kids, ranging from a nine year old to a twenty year old, Skipper Dave was the bomb. He answered every one of my older son's questions on the how-to and physics of sailing. We learned a lot. We also were able to stop the boat and jump into the sea for a few minutes, which was a blast. The scenery was spectacular and the boat was unbelievably cool and classic. My wife and teenage daughters loved laying on the deck and soaking in the Vitamin D. To anyone visiting Barca, I'd put this sail trip high on your list. We absolutely loved it.
Eric M | | 26 July 2018

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