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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Though Moitessier had never revealed any overt spiritual side in his first two books, it was clear even before the great race started that he viewed his prospective voyage in a very different light than his competitors. You submitted the following rating and review. I took about an hour to learn some basic sailing theory and terminology and could follow along alright. Moitessier, unlike most other European sailors, had been raised in the East, had been steeped in local lore and wisdom by Asian nannies, hence was predisposed toward an eastern view of the mystic.

I’m glad I read this, but it will be interesting to see if I ever pick it up again. A prime example of a book not meeting expectations.

The Long Way : Bernard Moitessier :

I feel the night will be fine, without treachery. Finally having passed Cape Horn he had a crisis when a south-easterly gale started blowing him north again, and his account of his thought processes before he turned for thd Cape of Good Hope reflects inner turmoil. Sailing Alone to Isla. Ten Hours Until Dawn. View the discussion thread. Maybe it was because he never knew what the weather would bring, if he made it through or were going to have some awful disaster.


He suffered through eight gales and four serious knockdowns on his way from Good Hope to Tahiti.

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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. Joshua lay pounded on the beach, badly damaged and the boat was filled with sand. Visit our homepage and find this week’s Massive Discounts on worldwide lonng until Friday.

This Old Man and the Sea.

Add to this the inherent isolation of being at sea, your intense singularity in an environment dominated by a universal life-giving element, an environment in which you are nonetheless also exceedingly vulnerable, and you have everything you need, I would submit, to devise, as Moitessier did, a religion of your own.

Adapting to a life at sea is primarily an experience moitesser adapting to the motion of the ocean, which is always rhythmic on some level. Perhaps my only real complaint is that after he crosses “the point of no return” when he decides to drop out of the race and go around the world again, moiteswier abruptly stops moitesaier and you barely get any coverage of the second trip around.


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He thus had completed his second personal circumnavigation of the world, including wa previous voyage with his wife. I wanted to like this, but ultimately it wasn’t for me.

I pick the globe out of the sink, on the starboard side, and wedge it lnog in place, to port. Oh, and the descriptions of jettisoning unnecessary goods to lighten the weight of the boat was sometimes a little weird to read jerrycans of chemicals, etc. Race France To France: Which it is; it has even tended to rise since this morning.

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Wait a while longer, don’t rush things, don’t force things. Last month we reviewed the last book he wrote Tamata and the Alliance. Bernard Moitessier April 10, — June 16, was a sailormost notable for his participation in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Racethe first non-stop, singlehanded, round the world yacht race.

For seven months, the veteran seafarer battled storms, doldrums, gear-failures, knock-downs, Wait until the waves of friendship, made of invisible vibrations, reach their full maturity.

Incredibly enough, the booms are not broken in spite of the preventers. Beernard and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. This is a great book.