Classic Sail Barcelona has been offering 3-hour day trips on the iconic sailboat “Gemini” since 2010. Gemini is a beautiful wooden classic yacht, built in 1947. Groups number from 1 to 7 people. The layout of the boat offers a large deck area to occupy, separate from the cockpit and the skipper, Dave. Children up to 16 years old go for free. The trips offer the possibility to stop for a special swim while miles out in the Mediterranean sea.
Apart from the classic beauty of a wooden sailboat, the layout of a classic boat offers particular advantages over modern charter boats. In particular, you are able to enjoy the privacy of your own deck area, instead of having to share the cockpit with the skipper for the entire trip. People enjoy engaging with the skipper during the trip, while also having their own private area.
Skipper Dave holds the RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate and is Commercially Endorsed as Master of Yachts for vessels up to 200 tonnes. He also holds and regularly renews certifications covering Survival at Sea, First Aid, Short Range Maritime Radio Operator, and Professional Practices and Responsibility.
After completing a Ph.D. in theoretical ecology at the University of Edinburgh in 2001, Dave worked on a number of environmental projects in central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) for the European Union. He then moved into computer programming. In 2008 he sold his house, bought the boat he’d always dreamed of, and sailed away. After several months of high seas adventures, he washed up in Barcelona and hit on the idea of taking tourists for day trips on his classic sailboat.
The moment Dave stepped on board Gemini, he knew she was the one, because she is heavy and didn’t rock. In the years since, Dave has become an expert both in sailing old boats, and in looking after them. Gemini is not just pretty, but strong, seaworthy, reliable in rough weather and easy to manage single-handed.
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Built in 1947, Gemini is packed with history and elegance. She has plenty of deck space for you and your friends to enjoy. A day trip on Gemini will put a smile on your face! Barcelona Navigator is an affiliate of Classic Sail Barcelona.
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