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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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Ce que disent nos clients

Plus de 250 ★★★★★ critiques

Certificat d'excellence tripAdvisor et Temple de la renommée 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Excellente option pour une expérience relaxante et romantique à Barcelone

Ma femme et moi avons apprécié une croisière au coucher du soleil en juillet. Bien que le temps était chaud dans la ville (environ 90 deg F), la température était certainement plus frais sur l'eau, même avec des brises limitées. Marina facilement accessible depuis la vieille ville. De superbes vues, une navigation en douceur, un voilier confortable et un skipper sympathique et cordial. Léger inconvénient sur les installations de salle de bains soi-disant "limitées", mais si vous planifiez à l'avance . . . :)
Christopher S | Chicago, Illinois | 24 July 2015

EXCEEDED our Expectations!

My friends and I reserved a sail with Classic Sailing for the afternoon after our flight landed in BCN. The gentle ride, fresh sea air, sunshine and cool water was just the ticket for our jet-lagged group. We would go again in a heartbeat! Everything was perfect and Captain David was a fabulous host and skipper!
Pamela L | Nashville, Tennessee | 13 October 2014

Une matinée parfaite à bord des Gémeaux!

Nous avons passé un très bon moment à bord de Gemini et Dave était un skipper accueillant. C'est une façon parfaite de voir la côte barcelonienne et d'aller nager dans la med très chaude, profonde, bleue et bronzer sur le pont loin des masses! Prenez des boissons et des collations à déguster tout en naviguant paisiblement.
Paula S | Chichester, Royaume-Uni | 26 August 2015

Sailing fun

Had a great afternoon trip with Captain Dave - great host, and thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. Well worth a go!
Taylorgt1 | Londres, Royaume-Uni | 4 April 2018

Merveilleux début de nos vacances!

J'ai voyagé en Espagne avec un groupe d'amis et nous avons commencé notre voyage par un après-midi à bord du Gemini! La journée n'aurait pas pu être plus parfaite météo-sage, et David a eu la gentillesse de magasiner pour nous pour nos boissons et munchies, car nous venions d'atterrir en Espagne et n'avait pas le temps de le faire nous-mêmes. Il a trouvé un endroit pour nous de sauter dans la mer pour se rafraîchir ....... et pour moi, c'était un chèque de plus sur ma liste de seau pour dire que j'ai nagé dans la Méditerranée! J'aurais aimé qu'on ait eu le temps à la fin de nos vacances de naviguer sur le Gemini une dernière fois! Merci pour une merveilleuse journée David!
Robin H | Iowa, États-Unis | 19 October 2014

Fantastique!!!!

Dave n'aurait pas pu être un meilleur capitaine. Il était arrangeant, intéressant et un grand capitaine. Nager hors du bateau était fantastique. La famille a passé une journée parfaite ! Nous étions censés être dehors pendant 7 heures, mais Dave l'a étendu à plus de 8. C'était super.
Wkohn | | 19 August 2013

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