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Best Odyssey: After Five Years at Sea, Gavin Pens his Final Captain’s Log
Posted on December 16, 2011

Upon completion of the Best Odyssey expedition, Be First recipients Gavin McClurg and Jody MacDonald share favorite moments and photos from their adventure.

Captain’s Log: Slow Living in an Ancient World
Posted on September 6, 2011

The First Ascent–sponsored Best Odyssey team is attempting to be the first to kiteboard, surf, stand up paddleboard and paraglide some of the most remote places on earth.

In the Garden of Eden in the Outer Hebrides: The Latest Captain’s Log from the Best Odyssey Team
Posted on August 3, 2011

Be First recipients, the Best Odyssey Team, find one of their top sailing/paragliding/snorkling spots—not to mention a pod of peaceful basking sharks—yet: The Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

The Best Odyssey Team Surfs and Sails at The Azores
Posted on July 3, 2011

Be First recipients Gavin McClurg and Jody MacDonald—The Best Odyssey Team—are attempting to be the first to kiteboard, surf, stand up paddleboard and paraglide some of the most remote places on earth, which they will access by sail on their 60-foot catamaran Discovery.

Best Odyssey Team Paraglides at Mozambique and Cape Verde
Posted on June 29, 2011

The Best Odyssey team—Be First recipients Gavin McClurg and Jody MacDonald—makes a paragliding discovery off the coast of Mozambique. Watch as the team soars one of the most beautiful dune sites on the planet

Be First Recipients Review the Top 10 Places to Kiteboard on Earth
Posted on June 27, 2011

The First Ascent-sponsored Best Odyssey team is attempting to be the first to kiteboard, surf, stand up paddleboard and paraglide some of the most remote places on earth.

Be Firsters Get Final Sessions and a Few Lessons at Cape Verde
Posted on June 9, 2011

Be First recipients Gavin McClurg and Jody MacDonald are attempting to be the first to kiteboard, surf, stand up paddleboard, and paraglide some of the most remote places on earth, which they will access by sail on their 60-foot catamaran Discovery.