This powerful and inspiring true-life adventure stars 15 young rookie sailors on a once-in-a-lifetime experience - training for a shot at racing in the most revered sailing competition on Earth, the Transpacific Yacht Race. Only 11 will survive to match their wits and skills against top professionals in an uplifting drama for everyone. Extras include sea stories with host Jason Earles and Morning Light: Making the Cut as seen on ESPN.
Leland Orser,Elliott Gould,Jeanne Tripplehorn,Laura Linney
Fifteen young sailors six months of intense training one chance at the brass ring. This exciting True-Life documentary tells the inspiring story of a group of intrepid and determined young men and women, on the cusp of adulthood, as they embark on life's first great adventure. Racing a high-performance 52-foot sloop in the TRANSPAC, the most revered of open-ocean sailing competitions, the crew of "Morning Light" matches wits and skills in a dramatic 2300 mile showdown against top professionals. From their earliest training sessions in Hawaii conducted by world-class teachers through their test of endurance on the high seas, they form an unbreakable bond in the process of becoming a singular team that is greater than the sum of its parts. Directed and edited by two of the key filmmakers responsible for the acclaimed 2004 surfing documentary, Riding Giants, and the recent rock documentary Amazing Journey: The Story of the Who, Morning Light will appeal to the sense of adventure in everyone.