Explore the BVI by boat on Cuan Law and discover untouched tropical paradises!
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!
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!
Whether you’re well-traveled and used to packing for trips to all corners of the globe or you’re about to take your first out-of-country flight, knowing what to pack (and how) can be essential to actually enjoy your trip! Now, we’re not too sure about trips around the globe, or where you specifically are coming from, but we do know that to have an AMAZING experience with Cuan Law, there are 10 essential items to have with you. These are 10 items that we (and all of our guests) have found to be crucial to having a good time!
Now, it’s okay if you missed a few of these when packing. You’re still going to have an incredible time – seriously! If you forgot something, feel free to ask the crew and they will do what they can to accommodate you and ensure that your stay is comfortable and exceeds your expectations. Our crew is ready to make your stay on Cuan Law an unforgettable experience!
The term “trade winds” originally derive from the early fourteenth century late Middle English word “trade,” meaning “path” or “track.”
The captain of a sailing ship seeks a course along which the winds can be expected to blow in the direction of travel. During the Age of Sail, the pattern of prevailing winds made various points of the globe easy or difficult to access, and therefore had a direct effect on European empire-building and thus on modern political geography.
By the 18th century, the importance of the trade winds to England’s merchant fleet for crossing the Atlantic Ocean had led both the general public and etymologists to identify the name with a later meaning of “trade”: “(foreign) commerce”.