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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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O que nossos clientes dizem

Mais de 250 ★★★★★ Opiniões

Certificado de Excelência e Hall da Fama do TripAdvisor 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Vista deslumbrante do pôr do sol!

Tivemos um tempo maravilhoso indo para uma vela à noite com Dave. Ele era muito amigável e cortês, e nós absolutamente amamos a vista do pôr do sol sobre o horizonte da cidade. Muito altamente recomendado!
Cipriana C | | 21 April 2014

A melhor coisa que fizemos em Barcelona

Esta viagem de vela foi uma das melhores coisas que já fizemos em Barcelona e weâve foi a Barcelona muitas vezes e viu a maior parte do que tem para oferecer. Dave foi absolutamente brilhante e fez toda a experiência desde a reserva inicial até desembarcar de volta ao porto totalmente perfeita e uma grande experiência. Dave responde aos e-mails imediatamente, ele foi muito complacente, ele até concordou em mudar a nossa viagem para outro dia devido ao tempo, ele não mente se trouxemos a nossa própria comida e bebida, ele estava mesmo preparado para puxar para cima e deixe-nos ir para um mergulho Mas nós se acovardamos com isso porque a água estava tão fria.
alexjwood | Birmingham, Reino Unido | 28 May 2014

Amazing evening on a beautiful boat!

So pleased with booked with Classic Sail, Dave was a fantastic host and the Sunset Cruise was such a wonderful to spend an evening with friends. Enjoyed every minute, will definitely book again!
Elakel | | 23 May 2018

Lovely afternoon sailing

Our original booking had been to go on Gemini but weather wasn't great, so the next day we went out with Giambattista and Dave. A lovely afternoon spent relaxing and admiring the views. Our baby was made comfortable too. Many thanks
SilverLadyLondon | London | 31 October 2015

Relaxing Sail after Touring

Capt Dave is very accommodating and knows just how to customize the experience to his customers. We booked the sail after a few hard days of touring and we enjoyed just relaxing on the boat while Capt Dave took care of everything else. We highly recommend sailing with Dave.
RossTonyB | Pensacola, Florida | 2 May 2015

Barcelona by full moon

Last night a friend and I went sailing from Barcelona Marina in a beautiful old wooden sailing boat 'Gemini', with her gregarious and knowledgeable captain, Dave. Clear skies and a full moon, the light breeze filling the sails, pushing us through the calm water, it was a perfect evening jaunt, admiring the magical vistas of night time Barcelona. Definitely something to be considered on a trip to Barcelona. It got a little chilly towards the end of the evening so take a sweater or a fleece.
Yubitzume | Barcelona, Spain | 21 August 2013

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