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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The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier. Jun 25, William Graney rated it it was amazing. Rescue Pilot Jerry Grayson. The man is a legend. I was squatting on loong insider steering seat, watching the sea through lohg little rectangular ports of the metal turret. The Days and the Nights Chapter moitessjer It was probably one of these cross-seas that hit us earlier.

Christmas and the Rat Chapter The Complete Yachtmaster Tom Cunliffe. And then the appendix has tons of practical information and sketches of various steering rigs. Jun 21, Beverley rated it really liked it. Sea Turtles James R.

I gauge it out of the corner of my eye, and pull myself up by the shrouds, knees tucked under my chin to avoid getting soaked as the wave flows over the aft cabin and fills the cockpit; the sextant is afloat. The appendix reads like a different book and was a pure pleasure. This is the story of a man divided, who finds self, and peace, and calm at sea, in a world moitessir values none of those things.

Thursday, 03 September I came to this book after reading A Voyage for Madmen.

She now had modern polyester sails and lines and a full complement of winches where previously she had none at all, only blocks and tackleso that it was now much easier for Moitessier to keep her sails properly trimmed. Jul 15, Jeremy rated it it was amazing.


This book is about his Round the World Race for singlehanded yachts. Visitors to his grave leave thematic gifts such as slingshotscreating some elements of a shrine.

Bernard Moitessier

To view it, click here. He sailed west into the Indian Ocean aboard her in And after rounding the Horn, by the time he actually let the wind decide whether he should sail north back to Europe or continue sailing east in the Southern Ocean, he was already debating whether he should sail on to Tahiti or the Galapagos. Two Fools And A Cat. I light the stove to dry the case 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.

Played and Lost Played and Won. You can spoil everything, trying to go faster than nature. Wait a while longer, don’t rush things, don’t force things.

Moitessier was real and knew what the fuck he was talking about. So if I had to do it over, I might just do the same as now, if the barometer behaved. Strikes me that she is just as remarkable a woman as he is a man. Played and Won Part Two Chapter 6: The Monster, as he called it, had come with bulldozers to develop the place and there was very little he and the band of bluewater cruisers he joined there could do about it.

The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier

Aug 02, John Humber rated it liked it Shelves: He lost four sails and saw three shrouds parted. Amazing Surfing Stories Alex Wade. Later Paul Clements and Johanna Slee bought the yacht and she ended up in Port Townsend where in ‘Joshua’ was bought from Slee and is restored and berthed at the Maritime Museum in La Rochelle, France [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12].

The Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin. The she heeled a little, seemed to brake, and was slammed down hard. He was able to get work on a cargo ship which got him to France, via Hamburgwhere he found work with a medical company whilst writing a book about his experience Vagabond des Mers du Sud. But he didn’t return to the starting point in England because, after sailing all of the way ar It wasn’t until that Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person to solo non-stop circumavigate the Earth in a sailboat.


As part of a honeymoon cruise from Europe to the South Pacific and back, he sailed this boat doublehanded with his new wife non-stop halfway around the world from Tahiti to Alicante, Spain, by way of Cape Horn.

Good Hope: An Excerpt from The Long Way

But he didn’t return to the starting point in England because, after sailing all of the way around the world–below Africa, Australia and South America–he just kept sailing east. His move to Tahiti and the book’s subsequent pinhole focus on the “little garden” seemed totally inconsequential and anticlimactic to the rest of the book. The author talks to us about the experience of being alone out on the water and how moltessier causes him to reflect on his relationships with other people and with society.

The Days and the Nights.

Arguably more interesting than Knox-Johnston, however, is Bernard Moitessier. I do have to get more sleep though; catnapping is easy. Marine Diesel Basics 1 Dennison Berwick.

Aug 26, Dan rated it it was moitessierr. Joshua is doing 7 knots; at that rate we should soon be over the line. Looking for beautiful books? An exceptional wave rose astern; it looked like a small dune. Then, nearing the finish, Moitessier pulled out of the race and sailed on for another three months before ending his 37,mile journey in Tahiti.

Not once had he touched land. Published January 1st bernagd Sheridan House first published