What the Sea Teaches US

What the Sea Teaches US

by Jeff Kurtti, Tk
     
 


"There are many lessons in sailing," Roy E. Disney believes. "Not just about competition, but the importance of teamwork, good communication, reliance in self, trust in others, and what the sea teaches us all about patience, perseverance, and just plain luck." This idea is brought to vivid life in What the Sea Teaches Us&…  See more details below

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"There are many lessons in sailing," Roy E. Disney believes. "Not just about competition, but the importance of teamwork, good communication, reliance in self, trust in others, and what the sea teaches us all about patience, perseverance, and just plain luck." This idea is brought to vivid life in What the Sea Teaches Us: The Crew of the Morning Light, a beautiful companion book to Roy E. Disney's remarkable sailing documentary, Morning Light.

Every other year, ambitious and adventure-hungry sailors embark on an ocean race that starts in Los Angeles, California and finishes in Hawaii-the Transpacific Yacht Race. The race is one of the most challenging and competitive sporting events in the world, and has been drawing in generations of sailors for over a hundred years with its beguiling siren's song.

This book chronicles the recruitment, training, and performance of one of the youngest crews ever to compete in the race. With an average age of 21.2 years, these fifteen fearless young sailors battled the elements and the odds as, on their own, they sailed a Transpac 52 called Morning Light across the Pacific Ocean. None were actors. There was no script, and no preconceived outcome.

More than an account of the competition, What the Sea Teaches Us gives readers unique insight into the individual personalities and defining characteristics that brought these young people to the Morning Light project, and accompanies them on their emotional, educational, and spiritual journeys, from the selection process and a strenuous, improvisational training program, through sea trials and on to the completion of the 2007 Transpac race.

Lavishly illustrated throughout in color and black and white-and featuring spectacular photography by award-winning photographer Sharon Green-What the Sea Teaches Us is a moving and compelling record not only of a journey on the sea but in the hearts and minds of a one-of-a-kind group of dedicated young sailors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423107279
Publisher:
Disney Editions
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.74(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Film historian Jeff Kurtti is considered one of the leading authorities on The Walt Disney Company and its history. He is the author of several books and magazine articles, a writer-director of documentaries, and a respected public speaker, host, and panel moderator. His Disney Editions titles include The Art of Disneyland, Disney Dossiers: Files of Character from the Walt Disney Studios, and Walt Disney's Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Parks.

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