Release date:October 17, 2008
Studio:Walt Disney Pictures
MPAA Rating:PG (for some dialogue)
Starring:Chris Branning, Graham Brant-Zawadzki, Chris Clark, Charlie Enright, Jesse Fielding, Robbie Kane, Steve Manson, Chris Schubert, Kate Theisen, Mark Towill, Genny Tulloch, Piet van Os, Chris Welch, Kit Will, Jeremy Wilmot
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 daring 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 2,300-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", this film will appeal to the sense of adventure in everyone.