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Steve O'Brien

  • Nickname:

  • Team Position:

  • Conch Republic Navy Rank:

    Fleet Commander, Castaways Flotilla of the Northern Territories
  • Years Paddled:

    All 18 years - hasn't missed a single blade stoke of the complete saga.
  • Age:

  • Family:

    My wife Candace, commercial interior designer. Daughter, Cassidy, a recent grad from Florida Gulf Coast University.
  • Where he's from:

    Born in Key West, Fl, now living in Cutler Bay.
  • Education:

    FSU 1977, FIU 1992
  • Work:

    Teacher - Christopher Columbus High School
  • Influences:

    Ernest Hemingway and Errol Flynn. Favorite book: The Bridge on the River Kwai - Papillion and The Autobiography of a Yogi.
  • Fun Facts:

    Started Yoga at the age of 50 with a yogini who actually trains in India. Ran the ING Miami Marathon twice: 2008-09 "Worst experience I ever loved"
  • Essential CAC Gear:

    His Boat - CRN Virabhadra: Seda Glider, kevlar hull, out of San Diego. Simply crazy fast boat. Handmade, carbon fiber paddle, by a little known company called Almeida Enterprises.
  • Additional CAC Gear:

    My portable battery operated fan. (I've sacrificed 5 FM radios, 3 cell phones and 3 pairs of expensive glasses to Poseidon so far!)
  • How did you get involved with the CAC?

    Founding member.. "It came to me at my mother's wake in 1999."
  • In his own words:

    "Kayaking with CAC gives you the unigue chance to cry hard & laugh harder than you ever have in your life."

OB The Miami Viceroy