TheSailingChannel co-produces "Adventures in Sailing" with public tv station, WPBT2, Miami. The half-hour series presents classic and critically acclaimed films that capture the magic and adventure of sailing. The series originally test aired on WLIW21 NY Public TV as "Sailing Channel Theater" during summer 2009, reaching nearly 200,000 viewers.
In Episode 109, host Tory Salvia introduces a unique sailing video that combines music and poetry to express the joy and wonder of sailing.
A classic sailboat, a fresh breeze, a willing crew and the sun sparkling off the Florida water. Add an original musical score, words of inspiration, and voila! - you have Ed Verner's "Dancing With The Wind." This unique video tells the story of a 2-day cruise along Florida’s central Gulf coast. The boat is Wind Ketcher, a classic Tom Gilmer-designed, 1976 Allied Seawind ketch with an Atlantic crossing under her keel. Her skipper is Ed Verner, a professional composer and musician. Wind Ketcher glistens and gleams across the waves, dancing with the wind to Ed's melodies. Poetic narrative and gorgeous photography will have you tasting the salt spray. During the voyage, we sail through fair weather and squalls with Ed's music and words matching the moods of the sea. Returning to port in the golden glow of a Florida sunset, Ed's dance with the wind ends, but his video will leave you yearning for more.
Visit TheSailingChannel.TV/dwtw to purchase the unabridged 28-minutes version of the film and many more high quality sailing videos.