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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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Cosa dicono i nostri clienti

Più di 250 ★★★★★ Recensioni

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

Great wind, great sail!

Our sail with Dave on the Gemini was fantastic. Dave was quick to get us information on booking and how to locate the boat. He was ready for departure as soon as we arrived. Gemini is a classic old wooden boat that is very stable and takes the water beautifully. Our weather was perfect with lots of wind which made for a great sail. Dave stopped so we could jump in the ocean for a swim. It was a great afternoon and we highly recommend this boat. Dave was a pleasant host and let my husband and daughter help sail. It was super easy to get to using the metro.
sdeboon | Red Deer, Canada | 6 July 2018

Esperienza altamente consigliata

Attività altamente raccomandata a Barcellona! E 'stato incredibile per godersi la vela, sole, mare mentre rilassarsi sul ponte dello yacht classico e chiacchierare con gli amici, godendo di bevande e anche saltando per una nuotata.
D_travel_rev | Alicante, Spagna | 29 June 2018

Catturare il bug della vela!

Non avevo mai navigato, e non avevo mai veramente cercato di farlo attraverso i timori di a) bagnarsi e coperto di acqua salata b) essere gridato da qualche capitano tirannico che pensava che tutti coloro che sale sulla sua barca è una causa completamente persa, rovinando la sua giornata e c) annegamento. Sono stato molto grato allora che i miei amici mi ha portato fuori con Dave su Gemelli - cambiando la mia opinione sull'argomento per sempre, e instillando in me una dipendenza dalla vela che porterò alla tomba.
Rackermagic | Londra, Regno Unito | 7 September 2011

Ottimo inizio per il viaggio

Siamo andati su una vela pomeridiana il primo giorno della nostra luna di miele. E' stata una grande giornata rilassante per abituarsi al cambiamento di tempo. Gemini è una grande vecchia barca a vela in legno, e Dave è esilarante. Era la parte preferita di mio marito della Spagna (siamo andati a Barcellona, Siviglia e Granada). È stata solo una bella giornata rilassante. Siamo andati a nuotare, abbiamo bevuto del vino, il marito ha fumato un sigaro. Niente che non mi piaccia.
NattyLynn | New York City, New York | 24 June 2014

Vela divertente mattina

Skippe Dave è stato fantastico, ed è stata una vela mattutina divertente. Gemini è piena di carattere, e Dave era felice di raccontarci tutto di lei. Sicuramente consiglio questo agli altri.
Bill N | Barcellona, Spagna | 21 June 2015

Bella vela in una giornata incontaminata ... con un capitano meraviglioso

La mia famiglia ci è piaciuta molto la nostra vela con Dave. Il Gemelli è un bellissimo sloop classico, con un capitano che è affascinante e coinvolgente, e si è dimostrato un grande conversatore ... con noi e il nostro figlio adolescente. La vela di oggi è stata una delle mie avventure preferite che abbiamo scattato mentre in Spagna.
the_3_adventurers | Raleigh | 27 March 2015

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