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Dancing With The Wind
A film by Ed Verner | Running time: 28 minutes
A classic sailboat, a fresh breeze, a willing crew and the sun sparkling off the water. Add an original musical score and an inspirational narrative that echoes the spirit and sounds of sailing and you have Dancing With The Wind. This unique 28-minute video tells the story of a 2-day cruise along Florida’s central Gulf coast that captures the romance and pure joy of sailing. The boat is Wind Ketcher, a classic, Tom Gilmer-designed, 1976 Allied Seawind ketch with an Atlantic crossing under her keel.
A blue water beauty, Wind Ketcher glistens and gleams across the waves, dancing with the wind to the melodies composed and performed by her skipper, professional musician, Ed Verner. Award-winning cinematographer, Steve Seckar captures the sailing from on board, the sky above. the sea and just about every angle in-between. Over the course of the voyage, we sail through fair weather and squalls, the music matching the moods of the sea on each tack. Returning to port in the golden glow of a Florida sunset, our dance with the wind ends but the video leaves us yearning for more.