Back Under Sail by Migael Scherer
Recovering the Spirit of Adventure

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Having lived aboard a sailboat for several years, Migael Scherer had never before raced over water. So when an invitation came to join a six-person crew on a race, she said yes. Three years prior, Scherer's life had almost ended in a violent, near-fatal rape; the race becomes a personal voyage of recovery. She addresses the wonders and horrors, beauty and dangers of both the natural and “civilized” world. Throughout, she keeps an account of the race and its intricacies with the knowledge of a seasoned sailor and the freshness of a novice racer. Photographs and her story illuminate Scherer's successful struggle to recapture her love of life.

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Migael Scherer has been cruising Pacific Northwest waters and living aboard in Seattle since 1974, when she and her husband launched the sailboat they built. She is the author of four books, including "Still Loved by the Sun", which won a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award and a PEN/Albrand citation for distinguished nonfiction.
Published September 18, 2003 by Milkweed Editions. 264 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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Three years after Scherer was raped at knifepoint in a Seattle laundromat, she resolved to overcome lingering fears and tensions with her husband by participating in a 200-mile sailing race out of Juneau, Alaska.

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