Bernard Moitessier (April 10, – June 16, ) was a sailor, most notable for his . Moitessier’s book of the experience, The Long Way, tells the story of his voyage as a spiritual journey as much as a sailing adventure and is still regarded . 1 Jan The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 1 Jan Buy The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier, William Rodarmor from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get.

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Joshua is doing 7 knots; at that rate we should soon be over the line.

The Long Way

Moitessier died of prostate cancer on June 16, and is buried in an informal corner of the main cemetery in Bonoin BrittanyFrance. Not once had he touched land.

True, Moitessier was one of the other eight who did not complete the race. Jungle Movie Tie-In Edition. Part autobiography, part philosophical reflection, part sailing manual, part the story of an incredible voyage.

A spot of coffee? He ultimately sailed another two thirds of the way around the globe, passing Africa and Australia a second time. But curiously, though humans as we have discussed before have long wandered across the watery part of our world, an inherently isolating experience, from the very beginning of our existence, we have in our history no real prophet of the sea.

For Moitessier, the race finished in mid-Pacific after he had passed the three Capes and crossed his outward track, leading, and with the hardest sections behind him, he decided to forfeit the race and continue into the Pacific again, to anchor finally among friends in Tahiti. There’s a fine line between working with technology—say embracing a boat designed to harness the wind for the express purpose of allowing a yachtsman to circumnavigate the globe single-handedly—and decrying technology’s ability to divorce mankind from nature.


However Moitessier is on record as stating that he would not have won [1]. I guess that all makes it an interesting book.

The Long Way : Bernard Moitessier :

What is present is the sea, the boat, Moitessier, and his thou Funny that I had not read this book previously. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. A Race to Far. What is present is the sea, the boat, Moitessier, and his thoughts and memories.

A Column of Fire. The Long Way Chapter I light the stove to dry the say on an asbestos pad over a low flame, and go on deck to take a second reef in the main and mizzen, and a reef in the staysail. Click Here For Wavetrain’s Archives. Adapting to a life at sea is primarily an experience of adapting to the motion of the ocean, which is always rhythmic on some level.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Aug 02, John Humber rated it liked it Shelves: The sails are flapping because the boat has luffed. Goodreads helps you keep track of pong you want to read. One of the wa that thhe Moitessier in his enlightenment, astute readers will note, is the unusually calm weather he encounters as he first tbe into the famously turbulent waters of the Southern Ocean.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Pitchpoling at force 6… I know very well it is impossible… but I feel anything is possible around here. The intensity of those unitary states depends on the degree of neural blockage.


Good Hope: An Excerpt from The Long Way

This is when things get a bit moitessjer. But two such serious mistakes, one after the other, are inexcusable, and cause for concern. Even the miraculous little wind vane held, and Joshua does not seem to have luffed; she is running downwind again, as if everything were already forgotten.

He was also a gifted writer and wrote four books describing his seagoing adventures. The first half and a bit more was basically like reading the log of his voyage – very little color or insight. Packed with good tips about how to survive months at sea, it occasionally wanders off into poetry and mysticism, but is well worth reading. He sailed to Tahiti, dropped anchor and dropped out.

One has to be careful though, not to go further than necessary to the depths of the game. This book had a profound affect on me and ranks as one of by favorite all time reads. There are three holes in the plywood facing of one of the drawers. Now it looks out at me form the starboard berth.

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