Vesping in the Charming City of Barcelona

Are you ever curious to experience the medieval culture of a charming and amazing city just by driving a scooter? Then, the best destination for you Barcelona that lies between the mouths of rivers Llobregat and Besos, on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the capital city of Catalonia in Spain. The architectural work of Antoni Gaudí and Luis Domènech i Montaner has made it to be declared as a World Heritage site, by UNESCO. The vespa of Vesping gives you the unique experience of visiting every interesting place in Barcelona.

 

It would indeed be exciting as well adventuring experience to rent a vespa in Barcelona and cruise through the city for discovering all that are kept in store for visitors from outside Barcelona. While exploring the city, you will be urged upon to put your curious eyes on the arrays of museums that cover various areas and eras. You will be thrilled to see the well-known collection of Romanesque art at the National Museum of Art of Catalonia. In case you have interest in arts, you should never miss to see the post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art at the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.

 

Your driving on vespa will continue, visiting other amazing museums of Barcelona. They include the Fundació Joan Miró, Picasso Museum and Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Can Framis Museum. For getting an inner view of History and Archeology, you can take your vespa to the Barcelona City History Museums, the Archeology Museum of Catalonia, the Barcelona maritime Museum and the Museum of the History of Catalonia. You will be amazed to know that the FC Barcelona Museum was visited by 1.5 million visitors in 2013.

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Your ride on Vespa will then take you to the largest, oldest and the most frequented beaches in Barcelona which according to the National Geographic and Discovery Channels tops the list of beaches in the world. With seven beaches, the coast-line stretches over 4.5 kilometers of panoramic sandy views. You can choose to visit any of the beaches from Nova Icaria, Bogatell, Marbella, Nova Mar Bella and Lievant. These beaches were opened during the Summer Olympics of 1992. The Universal Forum of Cultures of 2004 developed a bathing zone on the city’s eastern part.

 

Vesping is not just a scooter rental agency in Barcelona. Rather, it partners with every visitor to Barcelona for sharing the secrets and inside view of Barcelona in a funny and exciting manner. Why always depending upon the traditional means of moving to sight-seeing locations? Why not move to places at your own ease and convenience? Come, rent a vespa from us and you will be enabled to see such places in Barcelona the names of which may not find place in Tourist Guides or even be unknown to the natives. You can get this exclusive advantage by renting scooters from Vesping.

 

When you book your Vespa with us, our customer-friendly staff will give personalized attention to you and put every possible effort to make your sojourn the most memorable event of your life. Our staff will give perfect details of the locations worth seeing and ensure that you move around with maximum ease and the least of expenses.

 

Think of visiting the sixty eight municipal parks in Barcelona of which five are botanical that give you the opportunity for getting a closer view of the flora and fauna. It would be extremely adventurous to ride the vespa to the Montjuic park, located on Montjuic mountain and spread over 203 hectares. You can also visit Par de la Ciutadella, the Barcelona Zoo, the Guinardo Park, Park Giiel, Orenta Castle Park, Diagonal mar Park, Labyrinth Park and Antoni Gaudi Park.

 

When you come to Barcelona, never miss to pay a visit by vespa, to the unfinished church, Sagarda Familla that has been under construction since 1882, backed by the architectural skill of the renowned architect Antoni Gaudi. It is still under construction with private donations and is planned to be completed by 2026.
For Further Information regarding the Vesping, Visit http://vesping.com/

AC35: Moving On – By Brad Webb

Disappointed. That’s my pensive response to the news that AC35 will not be held in San Francisco. I appreciate that many view it as just another sporting event, but I was optimistic that the city and the team would build on the successes of the 34th America’s Cup.

I’m disappointed as a San Francisco business owner that there will not be another chance to showcase the Bay to enthusiastic sailing fans. I’m disappointed as an ORACLE Team USA member, having spent 13 years fighting to win and keep the Cup here, that some other venue will now inherit the show. I’m disappointed as a San Francisco resident, that this great event will pack up and leave this great city.

There are many who have directed their ire of hosting the regatta at Larry Ellison. It’s easy to target the top, and even easier with a narrow-minded view and no skin in the game. Painting the Cup as elitist ignores the spectrum of involvement it takes to put on the event, and many will miss the opportunities that hosting the AC provides. The legacy and enduring value it creates is profound, a walk down Thames St. Newport, RI. is testament to this. But one cycle isn’t enough, and so the potential for lasting impact is lost. Only those who understand the Cup will understand this. Most will never realize what they had, and the charlatans will enjoy an empty satisfaction.

Regardless, the Cup will survive. She is bigger than all of us. This is just a short chapter in her history and while those at the helm have a chance to steer, it’s not for long.  She has influenced many, and although sailing may not be widely followed, the America’s Cup has tested the limits of people and technology for 163 years. No other sport can make that claim.

After 20 years of involvement I’m not ashamed to admit that the America’s Cup has defined me. I spent half my life in pursuit of the planet’s oldest prize, and consider myself lucky for the career I’ve had. I still stare in awe when I’m standing next to the trophy, and think of the thousands who strived to win, and never got this close.

As the America’s Cup moves on, a host of fresh faces will be drawn to the event and enveloped in the experience. My only hope is that she is respected for the prize that she is, and embraced for the opportunities she provides.

 

Brad Webb

June 13, 2014

Sailor Spotlight

At the beginning of this month, ACsailingSF was delighted to host a special guest who traveled across the pond to visit our beautiful city, San Francisco. Yvonne Gordon is an award-winning features and travel writer whose work has been published in the Irish Times, The Irish Mail On Sunday, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The National, and DK Eyewitness Travel Guides. Coming from a sailing background, Yvonne also writes about her experiences and various trips through her blog, Holidays On The Water.

New to the San Francisco Bay Area, Yvonne knew little of what to expect. While she consistently sails on a bay in her hometown, the promise of steady wind conditions on the San Francisco Bay was a welcome and exciting change.

The 84-foot America’s Cup-class yacht docked at PIER 39 with the crew in their professional gear was a sight to behold. Stepping aboard, Yvonne was pleased to find USA 76 to be “a real racing boat..designed for speed and performance”, which added to her enthusiasm for the trip.

Throughout the two-and-a-half hour experience, Yvonne took turns at the helm, guiding USA 76 and her crew both on the upwind and downwind legs of the adventure. She even took command during a tack (direction change) underneath the Golden Gate Bridge!

Having spent only two days in the city, Yvonne was able to learn a local’s perspective of the city, highlighting the different boat types in the bay, the America’s Cup races from this past summer, and the different yacht clubs in the area. All in all, her favorite part of the adventure included sailing towards Alcatraz Island and cruising underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. She mentioned “it was amazing to see the city skyline and the waterfront, with all the wharfs from a different perspective on the water.”

Thanks for joining us, Yvonne! Come back for another sail soon!

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A Thank You to Our Guests

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Here at ACsailingSF we are forever thankful for all the people who have stepped foot aboard USA 76.  The lasting impact we’ve made is carried on through conversations, that has lead to genuine, heartfelt referrals to their friends and family. We rely on you all to spread our message, ultimately allowing everyone to experience a taste of the America’s Cup here on San Francisco Bay.

So we thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving,
From the Crew at ACsailingSF

USA 76 at Strictly Sail Pacific

We spent a wonderful 3 days last weekend at the Strictly Sail Pacific show at Jack London Square, and we thank them for the invitation.  Our presence brought many curious faces wondering to the end of the dock, to the tallest mast at the show.  Letting people touch, feel and ask questions about ACsailingSF and USA 76 was a thrill for the crew as we showed her off.

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A highlight for us was introducing professional sailing to Bay Area youth.  SailSFBay.org, in cooperation with the America’s Cup Event Authority, brought school kids around to board yachts and ask questions about the sport of sailing.  Many eager hands spun the coffee grinders and pretended to take the helm as they explored their curiosity for USA 76.

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Introducing the Pro Sailor Speaker Series

ACsailingSF is proud to launch the start of our Pro Sailor Speaker Series, happening the first Sunday of every month beginning in May.  This gives the public the opportunity to be joined by a professional sailor aboard USA 76.  Come and receive hands-on instruction from individuals who have made careers out of racing.

 

May 5th marks the inaugural event where we will be inviting ocean racer, Ryan Breymaier aboard for the day.  Ryan has an impressive career in offshore racing, including round the world races and experience in short-handed ocean-racing circuits.  His most recent accomplishment is having crewed aboard Maserati, the yacht that just set the record for sailing one of the world’s most challenging routes from New York to San Francisco via Cape Horn.

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USA 76 Racing Once Again

USA 76 will be back in her element on Sunday March 10th, racing in a local favorite: The Big Daddy Pursuit Race.  Put on by the Richmond Yacht Club, it is a reverse handicap race around Alcatraz and Angel Island in either direction.  Starting in the back of the pack, USA 76 will plan on weaving her way through the fleet, to a glorious finish (fingers crossed).  Join the crew for the race and help push USA 76 to her fastest.  It’s less than 3 weeks away so be sure to reserve your spot on the team!

 

The Crew from last year’s Big Daddy

Happy Birthday USA 76!

Happy Birthday USA 76! On July 4th, 2002, ORACLE Racing’s hope for the 31st America’s Cup was launched. Ten years later USA 76 is sailing frequently in front of the city she represented a decade ago, and continues to embody the spirit of the America’s Cup and San Francisco. ACsailingSF wishes all our friends, fans and followers a safe and memorable Independence Day!

San Francisco sailing at its best on ‘USA 76′

This yacht just looks slick wherever it goes. This is another shot of the same corporate group from April 20.

USA 76 with corporate guests cruising downwind on San Francisco Bay

San Francisco team building never looked anything like this!

This shot was taken on April 20 with a group of corporate folks out on our beautiful America’s Cup yacht USA 76. 

America's Cup yacht 'USA 76' team building on San Francisco bay

 

We do this all the time. The reason we’re in business is to give guests the opportunity to take an active role in a number of crew positions on the yacht. Whether it be a corporate team building group, a staff reward, an incentive sail or whatever the reason, the “USA 76″ America’s Cup yacht is the only vessel of this caliber in San Francisco.

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Corporate guests crew on 'USA 76' on San Francisco Bay