09 MARCH 2018 Routes and destinations , Charter
Destination Barcelona (I)
In this post we will give you some suggestions and ideas to enjoy sailing on the coast of Barcelona. Because Barcelona, besides being one of the most interesting cities in Europe to visit, is also a perfect destination to navigate.
Barcelona is an unbeatable navigation destination throughout the year thanks to its pleasant temperatures and exceptional weather conditions most of the year. During the morning the wind is very soft, from early in the afternoon a Garbí wind rises about 10 or 15 knots ideal for sailing, leaving the sea very calm again to enjoy the spectacular sunsets from the sea. In addition, navigation from Barcelona is very comfortable since it has 14 marinas along the Barcelona Coast, from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Arenys de Mar.
The city of Barcelona has many points of interest that can be seen from the sea. By renting a sailboat, a yacht or a motorboat from our base in Port Olímpic you can go to Port Vell, the historic port of the city. From the interior of Port Vell you can see the famous Columbus monument, the Drassanes Reials, one of the most important naval constructions in the Mediterranean, Maremagnum, Moll de la Fusta, with the colorful pop sculpture of the artist Roy Lichtenstein, Palace of Sea, home of the Museum of History of Catalonia, the historical sailing ship Paleibot Santa Eulàlia from 1918 or the Clock Tower.
On the other hand, sailing in Barcelona you can enjoy from the sea the multitude of beaches that cover the entire coast of the city. Also from the sea you can see the emblematic buildings that characterize the skyline of the city, such as the Sagrada Familia, the Torre Agbar, the Mapfre towers and the W hotel, as well as the Montjuïc mountain and the Tibidabo.
Barcelona is also a city with a lot of nautical tradition and the headquarters of numerous regattas, which can also be a good plan to rent a sailboat in Barcelona to get up close to a sailing competition, such as the Barcelona World Race, which starts on next January 19, 2019, the Puig Vela Clásica, with vintage boats, or the Extreme Sailing Series, with the spectacular GC32 catamarans.
And do not forget to take advantage of our unbeatable location in Port Olimpic, also on land! Enjoy a rice overlooking the sea in one of the many restaurants in the port, get close to one of the beaches that are right next to, stroll along the Paseo Marítimo or enjoy a night of fun at the Casino de Barcelona or one of the the many clubs that you can find in the Vila Olimpica.