BarcelonaSail Skippers Isgar, Stefan, Annamaria and Lidia talk about their live and why they love to work with BarcelonaSail.
Owner and Skipper Isgar
I have been sailing since I was 10 years old and I “worked” for my first sailing course. One entire week I had to cook for the family.
My dream was to become a skipper. However my parents are no watersport people and therefor it was hard to get sailing opportunities. I started on small boats, “dinghies” and later raced on 60 ft boats, short races and long distance cruising to, for example, the Azores.
I have skippered over 20 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 to start a company in alternative energies and to write books for children in a way that is helpful for them and their parents.
Barcelona has been good for me. Both projects go well and the only reason that I started sailing with friends and quests is because of my dream… To be more on the water and less in the office.
Barcelona is one of the nicest European places to life and sail. You have the city and the sea at your finger tips, which makes ideal for after work sailing and sunset sailing.
My idea is to share the fun of sailing with as many people as possible and create more BarcelonaSail skipper.
Beside sailing we organize some exciting projects such as Sea Jazz and Sea Movies. These are projects in the works. The idea is to have a small group of people enjoying a movie at sea or have a small Jazz Concert in the harbor. There are more ideas and we will share those with you shortly. If you have a crazy idea that is well with the safety limits of the boat, please contact me and we can explore.
More than just being your regular skipper taxi driver, I expect people to help me and be part of the action. I look forward to meet you all in the near future on the sailing boats.
BarcelonaSail Skipper Stefan
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
- RYA / MCA International Certificate of Competence
- RYA / MCA First Aid Certificate
- RYA / MCA ENG 1
- STCW 95 Sea Survival and Advanced Firefighting
- GOC Genereal Operators Certificate
- 60.000 nm sailing experience
BarcelonaSail Skippers Annamaria and Lidia will start this year with us and shortly we will share with your their life stories.
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:)