Cuan Law’s Fabulous Crew
Tripadvisor Review of Cuan Law
Reviewed June 12, 2019
The Cuan Law is a PERFECT TEN for diving/family vacation. This was our family’s 8th time on the Cuan Law. It continues to be our favorite vacation because the diving is incredible, the crew is outstanding, and the food can not be beat. The crew makes the trip so special. The crew makes it a special vacation whether you dive or not. We have taken people from 22 months old to 78 years old. There is lots for everyone to do. Plenty of dives if your family is into diving, but also fun water sports (tubing, water-skies, sailing, snorkeling, beach ventures, etc.) for others. Best trip EVER! They have hammocks for relaxing, mats for laying out and tanning, crew that will make you any drink you ask for, and overall a comfortable environment for a relaxing vacation. They are completely so flexible so they allow you significant input into the schedule for the week including where you moor and where you dive. THE best service money can buy! DON’T MISS OUT – BOOK IT !!
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The British Virgin Islands are graced by some of the most beautiful sunsets. If you’ve got some great BVI sunset shots, please share them with us on our Facebook page.
Here are some of our favorite BVI sunsets on Cuan Law.
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 François 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!
Do you know that girls as young as 16 years old have sailed around the world all alone? 16-year old Laura Dekker from the Netherlands is the youngest person ever to circumnavigate the world solo after Jessica Watson of Australia did it just before her 17th birthday. Dekker was 16 and 123 days.
Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail around the world with no stops and completely unassisted! While the just as impressive, Laura Dekker, completed her own sailing adventure around the globe with stops.
Another fascinating fact is that Dekker almost didn’t make it. The reason for this was the interference of the Dutch government. They didn’t think it was a good idea for a teenager to sail the world. However, she proved them wrong in all sorts of ways. You can learn more about Dekker’s journey in the film documentary Maidentrip.
The youngest circumnavigation isn’t recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, because they don’t want to encourage 14-year olds to sail around the world alone.
What do you think, should we recognize such achievements and therefore encourage them? Or are people right to worry for young kids who are interested in such fascinating, but dangerous endeavors? Tell us in the comments below or on our Facebook page!