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Sharing Saturdays: Time for a Breather!

It's always fun to hear the stories of each of our guests because everyone comes from their own journey.  Recently, we had a guest on board who has allowed us to share their decision to sail with Cuan Law because they felt that their story is so relatable to most of us.  This is what they said:

"I am so thankful for having had spent time on Cuan Law.  I am an independent contractor and work two positions from home that are in entirely different industries, plus I am a parent to one young child.  Working upward of 10+ hours every day to meet the demands of my two positions, and being an involved and 'present' parent were really starting to take its toll on my well-being.  I was feeling overwhelmed, stretched, and anxious.  I was feeling like there wasn't enough time in the day to do what needed to get done or that I was always sacrificing one option for another.  My creativity was essentially nil, I had no new ideas and was just running in circles in some aspects of my work.  If my work issues weren't enough, I was starting to become anxious and snappy with my daughter. I was not being the parent I wanted to be.

I actually felt like I was drowning.  I decided that I needed to take some time away from it all. Some time to disconnect, refocus my thoughts, recenter my priorities and better manage my time.  I knew that it was time to take a breather - I needed to come up for air.  I knew that I'd never have been able to do that if I stayed home - or even near my home.  I'd be tempted to just keep working.  I knew that what I needed was to get a total change of scenery. So I did.  I booked my experience with Cuan Law.  I'm not a diver. No way, that's not for me!  But I do enjoy the other activities available and the atmosphere sounded like exactly what I needed. 

It absolutely was!  Being onboard gave me the chance to disconnect from my endless circles and allow me the chance to think, relax, and enjoy myself.  By the end of the week, I had a much more clear vision of how to manage my time, reduce my workload, dissolve my stress, and even figured out the solutions to the work-specific problems!  Thank you, Cuan Law!"

Now we're curious - what motivated YOU to join Cuan Law?

Terrific Crew Thursdays: Meet Patrick!

Patrick
Patrick

Patrick is our on-board chef! He was born and raised near Columbia, Missouri. At 19 years old he moved to Chicago to attend Le Cordon Bleu culinary school. He worked at NAHA, a Michelin Star rated restaurant for three years under the fabulous chef Carrie Nahabedian. Patrick then moved to Portland, Oregon where he took on the Executive Chef position at a popular fine dining restaurant called OLEA.

After spending a season as the chef of Lake Lodge in Yellowstone National Park, Patrick made his way back east to try his hand in the food truck business. He has a wide variety of restaurant, hotel and catering experience. Being on the water has always been one of his many passions. Naturally, because of his dislike of cold weather, he moved to St. John, USVI in 2014 to be closer to his parents who retired there.

After four years as Chef de Cuisine at La Tapa on St. John he decided to fulfill a life long goal by taking to the sea. He is proud to be a part of the Cuan Law family and is excited to prepare world-class culinary delights for all of its charter guests.

Wellness Wednesdays: Diving For Health

Wellness Wednesdays: Diving For Health

We all know that a healthy active lifestyle contributes to a decrease in illness and injuries, longevity and increased energy.  So have you ever wondered how diving can be beneficial to your health?  Here are 5 scientifically-proven facts of how diving can improve your health! 

  1. Diving burns calories (300-600 per hour).
  2. It improves muscle strength and flexibility.
  3. It increases blood circulation.
  4. It aids in joint mobility.
  5. It decreases mental stress!

If you're not currently a diver, perhaps it is a sport you could look into exploring and our wonderfully trained and knowledgeable dive staff would be thrilled to help you get started on-board! 

Tasty Tuesdays: Eggs Benny, Anyone?

What a delicious way to kick-off the start of our day with a plate full of DELICIOUSNESS!

Monday News: Spectrum of Light

In honour of Autism Awareness and in support of families and individuals living with ASD, Cuan Law has a special charter going out from October 18th-24th, 2020. There is nothing more beautiful than the light within each of us, and Cuan Law is a proud supporter of an inclusive and barrier-free opportunity! Contact us today or head over to this page: https://sailcuanlaw.com/overcoming-barriers-aboard-cuan-law to see how this charter can cater to your needs!

 Sailing Sundays: The ideal wind speed for sailing is between 8-12 knots

Sailing Sundays: The ideal wind speed for sailing is between 8-12 knots

The easiest wind to maneuver small and mid-sized boats is between 8-12 knots, while still being able to reach good speeds. 

Anything between 5-8 knots is ideal for beginners that are trying to learn to sail. Anything under 5 knots gets tediously slow.

The average wind speed in the British Virgin Islands is 9 knots which makes the BVI one of the premier sailing destinations in the world.

Images:

  • https://www.windfinder.com/windstatistics/beef_isl_tortola

Sharing Saturdays: Go To Where the Heavens Meet the Earth!

THIS is where Heaven and Earth collide! Sunsets on Cuan Law have us feeling peaceful, grateful and connected. Join us!

Terrific Crew Thursdays: Meet Reka!

Reka
Reka

Reka is a Hungarian girl from Transylvania, Romania who joined the Cuan Law early in 2018. She began her travels as an au pair in England where she learned English and ever since she got comfortable speaking it she just can’t stop traveling! She lived in Mexico where she was mesmerized by the beauty and magic of the underwater world so she became a diver.

After that, she continued her journey to Thailand where she spent a lot of time guiding the shark watch trips and got passionate about underwater photography. She got to experience a bit of Australia as well before riding the waves on a rigid inflatable boat to the dive sites of Mozambique. She already enjoys the shore hike/walks around the smaller islands of the BVI and exploring the big rocks at The Baths on Virgin Gorda.

She is a fun-loving, talkative girl who is all smiles and laughs and ready for games at any time!

Sailing Sundays: Sailboats are slow (but efficient)

Cuan Law can reach speeds of up to 14 knots
Cuan Law can reach speeds of up to 14 knots

The average sailboat cruises at about 4-6 knots, (4-7 mph or 7-11 km/h) and has a top speed of 9 knots (10 mph or 17 km/h). It's just not that fast. That isn't to say there aren't any quick boats: they can be incredibly fast. Especially the multihulls, which have to displace a lot less water. They can go up to 50 knots (almost 60 mph or 93 km/h).

Most sailboats are slow because they are small (under 20') - and the hull speed is directly related to the length of the boat. Longer sailboats are faster.

Cuan Law, with her three hulls, a length at the waterline of just over 29 meters, and 500 square meters of sail, has been able to reach up to 14 knots. Pretty impressive for a 36-tonne vessel!

So how is a sailboat able to go around the world in under 75 days? Well, they go on all day and night. Also, traveling on the water allows you to go in straight lines more often than on land!