Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail again

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Posted: May 01, 2016 10:01 AM
Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail again

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A novelist who lost a pair of storm-battered sailboats is ready to set sail again.

South Carolina author Michael Hurley used some experiences from his rescue last summer by a Maine Maritime Academy training ship for his new book, "The Passage."

The book goes on sale June 1, and Hurley is ready for a new adventure — sailing around the world.

Hurley is an experienced sailor who's had a spate of tough luck.

He was rescued by the Coast Guard in 2012 and scuttled his damaged "Gypsy Moon" in the Caribbean. Last summer, he scuttled another sailboat in the Atlantic.

Hurley is undeterred and plans to sail again. He said he loves the freedom of sailing, saying "there's no limit" to where the wind can take you.