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Most sailors probably would also agree that the book Moitessier wrote about his experience, The Long Way (La longue route in the original. 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 . The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Even if you’ve never been on a boat or seen the ocean this will make you want to set sail for the horizon. Sailing non-stop around the world is the same.

To barely understand what led him to do this, read this book. C’est clair que c’est long When he passed the dangerous area they leave. What I really like about the book.

Bella lettura, immancabile nello scaffale degli appassionati di vela, mare e avventura. I have no interest in sailing, but I could hardly put this book down. Just as Donald Crowhurst did on his fateful voyage it seems as if the long stretch of loneliness does something to Bernard over the time.

May 27, Richard Kastelein rated it it was amazing. For sailors, it contains a wealth of technical details in a very long appendix.


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For more guidance, see Wikipedia: Last month we reviewed the last book he wrote Tamata and the Alliance. The Days and the Nights Chapter 9: As a storybook, it’s just mediocre because there isn’t much high drama here of the type one expects in a novel.

A Race to Far. He was a French national born and raised in Vietnamthen part of French Indochina.

An Encomium to the Seas: Bernard Moitessier´s “The Long Way”

There was a nice balance between the technical aspects of sailing and the psychological adventure of the long voyage. Time to Choose Chapter This is the story of a solitary voyage, moitessier around the planet in a small boat.

But the second half really went off the hippy-dippy deep end.

But I had to knock half a star off for going overboard with the bernaed about the “Machine. Jul 17, Tim rated it liked it. The Turning Point Chapter Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Moitessier had a 39′ steel ketch, Joshua, named after Joshua Slocum who was the world’s first solo circumnavigator. He drifts away, sometimes, into his childhood in Indochina, when he was a Junk-skipper sailing for years the South China Seas.


The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier

Lucia he once again betnard shipwrecked due to physical exhaustion. It was oddly relaxing and interesting. He feels as if these fish or birds are guiding him, showing him safe passage through a sea of reefs, warning him of bad weather ahead and communicating in several occasions.

There is also a page appendix that can stand alone as a small reference volume of details such as route planning, sail repair, the problems of sail and line chafe, rigging and hull construction, self-steering, freak waves and brnard, plus much more. Although driven and competitive, he passed up a chance at instant fame and a world record, and sailed on for three more months. He moved to France where he spent the last years of his life working on his memoirs, Tamata and the Alliance Sheridan House,the story of an unusual man and an exciting life.

Moitessier’s sailor a a must wa for all moitesiser and strongly recommended for anyone who ever wonders if there’s something more to life than earning money and buying stuff. My Elder Brother Chapter