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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For seven months, the veteran seafarer battled storms, doldrums, gear-failures, knock-downs, as well as overwhelming fatigue and loneliness. Review quote Moitessier is better known as one of the greatest ocean voyagers and was a legend in his time. Regardless of how and why, it rather abruptly changes pace and skips ahead to a section at the end comprising of his stay in Tahiti at the conclusion of the journey, which mostly consists of his laments about the ongoing commercialization and development happening there and more of his philosophy about how man means should seek harmony with nature instead of simply trying to control and exploit to his benefit.

He presents his decision as “how could I not” and “I know I have to keep going” but without any compelling internal or external reason I really enjoyed the early parts of this book and the appendix which focus on his trip famous trip a time and a half around the world.

So, it is definitely a good read, exciting, funny, entertaining and salutary. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat For the complete picture of the Golden Globe Race, one book cannot be left out.

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Perhaps at the time it was written Moitessier was bernadd darling of the sailing community and could be allowed his indulgences – this is a bit of a classic now.

Only one person who started the race actually finished it and he has become a hero to all aspiring sailors Robin Knox Johnson. Although driven and competitive, he passed up a chance at instant fame and a world record, and sailed on for three more bernatd.

Full Sail Chapter 2: I look a bit further north: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston went on both to lon the race, as its moitssier legitimate finisher, and to become the first man to circumnavigate the globe alone without stopping. This was a challenging read. Moitessier, leading at the time, elected to turn his boat around and just keep going. The aim of continuing his voyage on again to the Galapagos Islands strengthened as he passed through the Pacific though he was determined to complete the circumnavigation first.

From there through to entering the Atlantic, the book is at its best.

The Long Way

Clear Light Chapter 3: Sep 28, Marc Roberson rated it really liked it. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. I’ll read it again just to hang out with this precious man.

A succession of gales and calm periods characterised his trip through the Southern Ocean till he passed Cape Horn on 5 Feb You virtually chew away the pages.

To view it, click here. Jun 12, Wm Pope rated it it was amazing Shelves: Bernard Moitessier died in the summer of The Story Having written the book like a diary you can hop on and off the story with ease.

For Moitessier, the race finished in mid-Pacific after he had passed the three Moitdssier and crossed his outward track, leading, and with the hardest sections behind him, thee decided to forfeit the race and continue into the Pacific again, to anchor finally among friends in Tahiti.

When you read this book, all you can do is smell the salt air, feel the motion of the ocean and experience complete and unadulterated enthusiasm for the act of putting yourself in this position.

The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier

If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. 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 hernard book about his experience Vagabond des Mers du Sud.

This book is about his Round the World Race for singlehanded yachts. The other competitors are nearly absent.

Bernard Moitessier

His observations of what he experienced are precious. You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. Very philosophic and not so maritime anymore. This book is about his Round the World Race for singlehanded yachts. No fancy navigational aids were allowed there was no GPS then in any caseno radio, tne.

Strikes me that she is just as remarkable a woman as he is a man. I wish I moktessier read it when I was younger so the angst and despair could’ve been closer to me. We know right from the introductory chapter that he has a loving wife and children waiting for him back in Plymouth.

There was also moitessire a little thought in the back of my mind that with this trip, he essentially leaves his wife and kids, for good.

Bloggat om The Long Way. 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 lng and an exciting life. The second half of the twentieth century had no shortage of false mystics touting philosophies and lifestyles they knew nothing about.