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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To ask other readers questions about The Long Wayplease sign up. This is the story of a man divided, who finds self, and peace, and calm at sea, in a world that values none of those things. The Rule of the Game Chapter His actions were never explained by the news media; they could not have been, for the voyage had always been seen by Moitessier as something other than a sponsored, publicized, competitive event. You can really feel how his moods rise and fall like the tides and the weather, as the book is essentially a journal composed on the seas in novel form.
His actions were never explained by the news media; they could not have been, for the voyage had always been seen by Moitessier as something other than a sponsored, publicized, competitive event.
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The Long Way Chapter The first half was a pretty standard sea tale consisting of weather updates, sea conditions, etc—your basic log entry stuff—peppered in over a lot of talk about the freedom of the sea and the sort of vague spirituality that engenders. Time to Choose Chapter If I had wanted to build all the boat at once, the enormity of the task would have crushed me.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston went on both to win the race, as its only legitimate finisher, and to become the first man to circumnavigate the globe alone without stopping. It caresses me, so soft, so good. Ascension Island, miles, almost on the direct route.
In all this time he got no feedback on the progress of other competitors from local radio stations. Just then, after rounding Cape Horn and being the sure winner of the race he decides to steer East instead of West, not returning to Plymouth to win the race and get the 5. Erdmann has great admiration for Moitessier who, having their boats next to each other in Alicante, teached him in astronavigation and was even back then a respected seafarer.
This is the story of a solitary voyage, racing around the planet in a small boat. The Days and the Nights Chapter 9: As an armchair sailor I love to read books about the sea. Muchos Pocos Hacen Un Muncho. As a non-sailor, but a person with an interest in the cruising lifestyle as well as a respect for Moitessier’s decision to continue sailing on after rounding the horn, this book did not disappoint.
It is really a fascinating dive into the mind of such a one-of-a-kind man. Sep 26, Melissa Luna rated it really liked it Shelves: Central to the book is what it means to be a creature living on this planet. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
In general though, it was a moving narration of a man’s extended trip through a natural environment.
At one point he goes on this long rant—at least I think he was talking about himself; I wasn’t paying too much attention by mojtessier how he’s going to donate all the proceeds from the book to the Pope, so the Pope can use it to safeguard the Earth from this “Monster.
Sailing non-stop around the world is the same. I do not think anyone has the means of pulling it off—at the start.
The Rule of the Game Chapter The last chapters read much more like a hippie his word moitessire than a sailing memoir. Moitessier conveys his love for the sea and sailing. What I really like about the book. He eventually stopped in Tahiti. Remains positive and confident. Refresh and try again. From there through to entering the Atlantic, the book is at its best. 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.
Moitessier is better known as one of the greatest ocean voyagers and was a legend in his time. Do not translate text that appears wway or low-quality. My favourite boating book of all time.
It may be a little hard to decipher at times for those unfamiliar with sailing and nautical terminology, but he makes an attempt to write in such a way that that if you are not concerned about the details of sailing that you can breeze through those parts without getting confused and lost, there were only a few times I had to seek an outside source because something was totally lost on me.
I loved living the sailor’s moiteszier with Bernard Moitessier!
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Jun 21, Beverley rated it really liked it. A Saw-tooth Wake Chapter 8: It wasn’t until that Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person to solo non-stop circumavigate the Earth in a sailboat. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: The book see Oooof. After crossing Cape Horn, and navigating much of the Atlantic Ocean to reach the point off the south western coast of Africa, Moitessier is mentally and physically exhausted. Moitessier really rests in himself.
One of the greatest ocean voyagers, he became a legend in his time.