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Terrific Crew Thursdays: Meet Sam!

Sam
Sam

Sam has been a scuba diving instructor since 2013. He has lived and worked in many countries including: Jamaica, Mexico, Thailand, Australia, Solomon Islands, Malaysia, Fiji and now BVI. In total, he has traveled to 45 countries already! Same is one of two dive instructors onboard Cuan Law and is essential to ensuring that you experience all that the BVI has to offer when it comes to diving!

Sailing Sundays: You can operate a 100' sailboat alone

4 crew raising the sails
4 crew raising the sails

People often ask what the biggest boat is they can operate. Well, did you know that you can actually operate a 100' sailboat by yourself - if you rig it the right way?

World-record holder Fran├žois Gabart operated the 100-foot Trimaran MACIF by himself. However, it's not easy and you have to be experienced and mentally tough. Most sailors seem to stay under 35 feet.

Sailing alone is also called short-handed sailing, and you need a short-hand sailing rig. Typically this means lot's of automated systems, and all the sheets (cords and cables attached to the sails) running to your cockpit, allowing you to operate the sails while steering at the same time.

The hardest part of sailing by yourself may actually be the docking. Some marinas even offer a special service to help you with that, lending a helping hand. If you are inclined to sail alone (or don't have any friends), you should definitely consider switching to a marina that provides this service.

While Cuan Law can be sailed single handed, it's not an easy task. In fact, sailing her with a crew of seven still provides quite a good work-out. Docking Cuan Law single handed really is not an option, and this tricky maneuver requires all our crew to be on deck and helping out.

And you thought parallel parking your car was intimidating!

Terrific Crew Thursdays: Meet Cam!

Cam
Cam

Originally from New Zealand, Campbell is a Civil Engineer by trade and has crossed his skills over to the maritime world. Cam, along with Kelly, has spent the past 7 years working seasonally, biking, skiing and climbing their way around NZ, Europe, and Canada. A favourite activity was backcountry skiing in Canada and France. Cam is our onboard engineer and is great at keeping Cuan Law running smoothly and efficiently!

Tasty Tuesdays: Healthy AND Delicious!

Yes, you can have both! Healthy food CAN look and taste GREAT. This plate is the PERFECT example!

 Sailing Sundays: Sailing has been a part of the Olympics since 1896

Sailing Sundays: Sailing has been a part of the Olympics since 1896

The Star-class fleet of the 2012 Olympic Games competing in Weymouth.
The Star-class fleet of the 2012 Olympic Games competing in Weymouth.

Sailing has been a part of all modern Olympic games, except for the 1904 Summer Games, which were held in Louisiana.

This makes it one of the longest-running Olympic disciplines around. So if people ask you: 'is sailing a sport?', simply answer with: 'the International Olympic Committee has believed it to be, for over 120 years'.

It was a gender-mixed discipline for the most part, until 1988, making it one of the only sports where women and men join in open competition.

Great Britain currently holds the most Olympic medals.

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Terrific Crew Thursdays: Meet Kelly!

Kelly H
Kelly H

Kelly H, a kiwi from New Zealand, has spent the last 11 years traveling and working around the world. Together with Campbell, they have enjoyed many snowy winters and activity-filled summers in the mountains. A highlight was heli-skiing in Revelstoke, Canada. Kelly has just been certified as an Open Water Diver and is loving the new underwater experiences. Kelly is one of our on-board stewards and is a crucial part of making your experience seamless and perfect!

Tasty Tuesdays: Fueling up between dives!

Diving burns a LOT of energy, but don't worry, you'll never go hungry on Cuan Law when you've got buffet tables like this to satisfy your hunger!

 Sailing Sundays: Sailing can give you access to destinations unreachable to tourists

Sailing Sundays: Sailing can give you access to destinations unreachable to tourists

Visit tropical paradises aboard Cuan Law
Visit tropical paradises aboard Cuan Law

Did you know that there are thousands of beautiful small islands that are generally considered unavailable to tourists? No flights or cruises are going there. The only way to reach these unspoiled lands is by boat or helicopter. From exotic species and authentic villages to serene beaches and lush nature. Places like this feel like personal heaven for everyone that is fortunate enough to visit them. Luckily, as a sailor, you have the fantastic opportunity to visit these hidden gems.

While the British Virgin Island consists of nearly 60 islands, only 3 are reachable by airplane. To get to the rest you must go by water. The Cuan Law can visit any of the beautiful Caribbean islands. Ask our highly knowledgeable crew and Captain for island recommendations and the chance to visit them!