Privacy policy

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are widely used tiny files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit our website.

Cookies allow websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. The cookies save some information about that user for when they access the site again in the future.

What do we use them for?

  1. Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are essential to make our website work. Our booking pages make use of cookies to enable you to make a booking. Without use of cookies, these features of the website could not operate.
  2. Performance cookies. These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. We use the well-known web analytics tool 'Google Analytics'.
  3. Functionality cookies. These are cookies that automatically remember choices that you have previously made in order to improve your experience next time you visit our website. The only such cookie used on our website at the moment is the cookie consent banner!
  4. Targeting or advertising cookies. These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users' behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services. We currently use Google AdWords and FaceBook for internet advertising.
  5. Your consent to our use of cookies

    By using and browsing the Classic Sail Barcelona website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy.

    However, if you do not consent, you can use the security and privacy features of your internet browser to block cookies from this and other websites.

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    Personal data

    Who are we?

    Classic Sail Barcelona is the sole proprietorship of the owner and skipper, David Baird. You can contact David by email, WhatsApp, phone or post. See the contact page for details.

    How do we collect information from you?

    We obtain information about you in the following ways:

    Information you give us directly

    If you make a booking with us, we will collect your name, email, and phone number in order to communicate with you about your reservation.

    We use third party payment provider services who will collect your payment information. Currently, we use Stripe and PayPal. Please note that we (Classic Sail Barcelona, David Baird) never have access to your card details. These are handled securely by the payment providers and your information never passes through our systems.

    When you visit this website

    We, like many companies, automatically collect the following information:

    • technical information, including the type of device you’re using, the IP address, browser and operating system being used to connect your computer to the internet. This information may be used to improve the services we offer.
    • information about your visit to this website, for example we collect information about pages you visit and how you navigate the website, i.e. length of visits to certain pages, products and services you viewed and searched for, referral sources (e.g. how you arrived at our website).

    We collect and use your personal information by using cookies on our website – more information on cookies can be found under the ‘Use of Cookies’ section.

    How and why is your information used?

    We may use your information for a number of different purposes, including:

    • managing a reservation you have made with us
    • keeping a record of your relationship with us
    • conducting analysis and market research so we can understand how we can improve our services, products or information;
    • seeking your views or comments on the services we provide;

    Who has access to your information?

    We do not sell or rent your information to third parties.

    We do not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

    However, we may disclose your contact information to other service providers who we work with to deliver the events described in our website.

    Lawful Processing

    Data protection law requires us to rely on one or more lawful grounds to process your personal information. We consider the following grounds to be particularly relevant:

    Specific Consent

    Where you have provided specific consent to us using your personal information in a certain way, such as to send you email, text and/or telephone marketing, or browsing our website.

    Performance of a contract

    Where we are entering into a contract with you or performing our obligations under it like when you book a sailing trip with us.

    Review of this Policy

    We keep this policy under regular review. This policy was last updated in May 2018.

What our customers say

Over 250 ★★★★★ reviews

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

Great captain, great boat!

The boat Gemini is gorgeous and well-maintained by its captain, who is a knowledgeable seaman and all around fun guy. We went out for a relaxing day tooling around and enjoyed some snacks, cava, and conversation while just relaxing with great views and a peaceful breeze blowing us along. Dave can educate you on the finer points of sailing or just be a good companion while you're out for the day. I drop him a line every time I'm passing through Barcelona to go for a sail.
Nicholas M | New York City, New York | 28 February 2013

A beautiful break from the heat and noise of the city...

When we travel, our family (with a 12 and a 14 year old) prefer to "do" rather than just "see". Sagrada Familia is striking BUT three hours on a lovely sloop with the ocean breeze keeping us cool is so much more exhilerating than pounding the hot pavement in the city! We knew we wanted to sail while in Barcelona, but we also don't spend frivolously so we were looking for good value for money. We definitely found that with Classic Sail and were fortunate that Dave had a slot open with only one day's notiice.
Sabina K | | 31 July 2018

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

Wonderful start to our vacation!

I traveled to Spain with a group of friends and we began our trip with an afternoon aboard the Gemini! The day couldn't have been more perfect weather-wise, and David was kind enough to shop for us for our drinks and munchies, as we had just landed in Spain and had no time to do it ourselves. He found a spot for us to jump in the sea to cool off .......and for me, it was one more check off my bucket list to say I swam in the Mediterranean! I only wish we'd had time at the end of our vacation to sail on the Gemini one last time! Thanks for a wonderful day David!!
Robin H | Iowa, United States | 19 October 2014

Beautiful evening sail!

Skipper Dave was amazing! We took the evening sail and it was perfect. This is a great activity and I highly recommend it.
HNikkie | Chicago, Illinois | 28 September 2015

Beautiful

A beautiful sailing trip with a great skipper :). Nice sailing boat , I had a very cool experience on sea.
Ioan C | | 5 September 2014

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