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Scuttlebutt: Video of the Week

(June 19, 2009) The MORNING LIGHT documentary came out on DVD and Blu-ray June 16, 2009, which follows its nationwide release in movie theatres on October 17, 2008. This project had been making headlines in Scuttlebutt since the call for applications was made in the spring of 2006, and the plan was hatched to document a team of young sailors in their quest to compete in the Los Angeles to Hawaii 2007 Transpac Race.

When describing the movie concept, Producer Roy Disney replied, "It's about the journey. We're not making a film about sailboat racing and we're not making a film about a boat. It's a story about a group of young adults sailing across an ocean, the obstacles they encounter and the bonds they form. It's a story about becoming more than the sum of the parts."

For the Jerry Springer crowd, the movie lacked drama and conflict, but most sailing enthusiasts enjoyed the effort. If you have never seen the movie, rentals are available at Netflix and Blockbuster, and can be purchased where DVDs are sold. Click here for background information, and enjoy the clips below to replay:

Movie trailer

Proving they are capable

Simulating a Man Overboard

Bad Food

Dueling with Samba Pa Ti

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