Agent: Flavia Viotti
The Schürmann Family were the first Brazilian family to circumnavigate the world on a sailboat and the only Brazilian family to have done it twice. In 1984 Heloisa, Vilfredo and their children left their home, their work and school and set off from southern Brazil, to pursue their dream: circumnavigate the world on a sailboat. Their children, Pierre, David and Wilhelm, were 15, 10 and 7 years old, respectively, and the family spent 10 years at sea. In 1995 the Schürmann Family adopted a daughter, Kat. When Kat died at the age of 13, Heloisa started writing to help her heal.