The Cabrinha Quest - An Ocean Odyssey
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OFFSHORE ODYSSEYS

Offshore Odysseys is a worldwide adventure business that launched in 1999. In the ensuing seven years we sailed over 45,000 miles across the South Pacific and Asia providing high impact, remote sailing, surfing and kitesurfing charters. In 2004 we hosted Raphael Salles and the F.One kitesurfing team in Fiji, which culminated in a feature length Stance film and provided the inspiration to create The Best Odyssey.

In 2006 we launched The BEST Odyssey, “a World Kiteboarding and Paragliding Expedition," in partnership with Best Kiteboarding, one of the world's most recognized kiteboarding brands.

"Gavin ranks among the best entrepreneurs I have worked with. Integrity, determination, passion, creativity and reliability are the hallmarks of Gavin’s winning style. He is genuinely committed to a variety of environmental causes and is more driven by effecting positive change in the world than securing personal gain."
-- Rob Born. Venture Capitalist, Thomas Wiesel Venture Partners
Since launching in December of 2006 The Best Odyssey:
  • Documented over 130 virgin locations
  • Sailed 54,000+ miles
  • Circumnavigated the Earth
  • Rounded the Cape of Good Hope
  • Visited fifty countries
  • Received coverage in over sixty full-length magazine articles in five languages including features in Forbes, Outside, Islands and National Geographic Adventurer
  • Produced 17 short films and a full-length feature is in production


We completed our mission as scheduled on October, 2011. Our beloved vessel Discovery received a major refit in Spain to operate with a much reduced CO2 impact and many major upgrades to help her sail faster, lighter, and in more comfort in anticipation of The Cabrinha Quest, a five year expedition which launched in September of 2012. The Cabrinha Quest is another 5 year expedition, in partnership with Cabrinha Kites.

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CEO and Founder, GAVIN MCCLURG

Offshore Odysseys is managed and operated by Gavin McClurg. When it comes to finding wind and waves in remote places, Gavin is without a doubt one of the most knowledgeable and experienced skippers in the world today. He grew up on boats in the Pacific Northwest and commercially fished in the Bering Sea before getting into sailing in the mid 90's. He has 13 straight years at sea under sail across all three oceans of the world. He's rounded both Cape's; racked up over 160,000 blue water miles; sailed solo across the Atlantic; through the Java Sea and Malacca Straits; and is passionate about protecting wild places for future generations. He will be using this first-hand experience and passion to guide The Cabrinha Quest on its mission of discovery.

JODY MACDONALD

Award winning photographer and Offshore Odysseys Creative Director Jody MacDonald (www.jodymacdonaldphotography.com) has been recently featured in National Geographic, Islands, Forbes, the BBC, National Geographic Adventure, and GEO. She is usually hanging from a paraglider, harnessed in at the top of a pitching mast, far beneath the ocean, or camped out in the Namibian dessert to capture her next shot. She will manage all aspects of media and imagery with The Cabrinha Quest and maintain our high standards of media content.

DAN CONNELLY

Award winning producer, director and videographer Dan Connelly is the CEO of DTrain Productions and DTrain visual effects studio. He has Directed & Produced commercials  & Content for Panasonic, Nissan, Apple, Playstation 3, Red Bull, Spike Jonze and MANY others.

DTrain's Visual Effects Studio has Post Produced & VFX Supervised the following projects (click IMAGES to view):
Where the Wild Things Are
Feature Film
Nike
Tennis Insructor
Levi's
Crazy Legs
Arcade Fire
Scenes from the Suburbs
by Spike Jonze
...as well as the following clients: Visa, Visa Small Business, 2008 Olympics, Nike, Apple, Adidas, Dr Pepper, Levi's, Adidas, Miller, Toyota, Bud Light, Acura, Honda, Jeep, Nissan, Fox Sports Net, Direct TV, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Ikea

Dan joins the Offshore Odysseys team to help direct our ambitious print and film media efforts to produce action/adventure content with an environmental theme and message.


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