BarcelonaSail Captains Isgar, Fred, Stefan talk about their live and why they love to work with BarcelonaSail. We are all captains in our own field, not necessarily on the water.
Isgar is owner and head game development for Barcelonasail. I have been sailing since I was 10 years old and I “worked” for my first sailing course. I have skippered over 35 years and still enjoy every time seeing the coastline from a boat.
In 2009 I set sail with two other sailors on a 4000 mile sailing journey across the Atlantic. It was a feeling of freedom I had never experienced before, which made me decide to fulfill my dreams now and not later. I quit my job in California to start to write books for children in a way that is helpful for them and their parents. It was a dream I never dared to endeavor upon. Through writing I wanted to improve the lives of people. Book sales were insufficient to maintain my lifestyle and BarcelonaSail was born.
Through BarcelonaSail I am able to change/influence people for the better. We that do through a number of games and team building events. The first game event was Plastic Mission Impossible, creating awareness on plastic, with the goal to change behavior.
The gamified events are growing and in 2018 we started a collaboration with Dol Events, one of the top event companies in the Netherlands. With a small dedicated group of people we help organizations with their daily challenges, such as on-boarding, change management and cybersecurity.
Barcelona is one of the nicest European places to live and sail. You have the city and the sea at your finger tips, which makes it ideal for after work sailing and sunset sailing. The combination of being on the water and helping a number of corporations and organizations with their challenges is a great fit.
Fred de Heer, is owner and artistic/creative director of DOL Events and we work together since 2018 for our team building and serious game events. Fred is a coach, creative consultant and NLP Master with a study background in social studies.
His life has been dedicated to the promotion of drama and theater in all levels of society, working with a large number of qualified actors and game facilitators.
“I enjoy each time being able to create beautiful play elements and moments. Then people are at their best! I include. I hope to practice and discover this profession for the rest of my life.”Fred de Heer
I started sailing with my family when i had 6 years. With our 36´Cruiser we did a lot of sailing trips in the English Channel, Biscay and the Baltic Sea up to the North of Denmark. Since 25 years i am sailing in the Mediterranean. I also sailed 7 month on merchant vessels, which took me to the US East Coast, Mexico, Brasil and Argentina. This was a great experience but sailing in the Mediterranean is my favorite. Since 2011 I am living in Barcelona now and live my dream – working as skipper.
- RYA /MCA Yachtmaster commercial endorsed
- RYA / MCA PPR Professional Practices and Responsibility Certificate
- STCW 95 Sea Survival and Advanced Firefighting
- GOC Genereal Operators Certificate
- 60.000 nm sailing experience
What is blue water sailing?
Never understood why people talked about “blue water sailing”, until I sailed to the Azores. The color of the ocean water around Europe is blue-green at best. Certainly not blue. On day two of our sailing trip to the Azores, I spotted some dolphins and took a picture. And look how beautiful blue and clear the water is. There you go, blue water sailing is offshore sailing and you know exactly how far to go: until the water is blue:)