Recently, I sailed with a group of friends through the British Virgin Islands. For most of us, this was our first time on an ocean catamaran and our first time in this distant part of the world. To make sure we would get safely from island to island, we hired a captain. While we started out just looking for someone to drive the boat (so to speak), it became immediately apparent that he would get us through our journey and act as a guide along the way. With Captain Ross at the helm, we didn’t just sail the islands, we experienced them, learning about the waters, reefs, islands, history and best spots to eat lobster on the sand or jump from cliffs.