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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He left Indochina at the beginning of the Vietnam War as a crew member of sailing trade junks.

The book picked up for me around Moitessier’s entrance into the Indian Ocean. I don’t regret the read, but in terms of sailing memoirs, Josh Sloacum’s Moiteasier Alone around the World is a lot more satisfying. Not once had he touched land. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. At that time, no one had sailed around the world alone without stopping.

When he communicates with them, convoys them — or they him?

The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier

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

Part autobiography, part philosophical reflection, part sailing manual, part the story of an incredible voyage. Now, I like a bit of flowery metaphor laced description as much as the next guy, but this one was moitwssier.

It actually hurts me to say that about this incredible book. The Long Way av Bernard Moitessier.

Feb 10, Sean rated it really liked it. There is never just a slight glimpse of fear even when he is to face the rough and brutal seas of the Roaring Forties. 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.

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June Learn how and when to remove this template message. This is one I’ll never forget.

I am a passionate sailor myself. Moitessier was an environmental activist who protested against nuclear weapons in the South Pacific and against overdevelopment of the Papeete waterfront in Tahiti.

He seems to gain more and more distance from himself, from Europe, from the World as we know it.

Birds or fish, he is always interested in studying their behavior. Moitessoer must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. After further travels, Moitessier returned to Paris to write his autobiography, Tamata and the Alliance. 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 weather, plus much more.


His book is therefore a contemporary document of forgotten times as well. But the story is more a spiritual journey than an adventure. There were a few choice quotes and moments of rumination. During this time, he encountered numerous challenges including several gales and his boat being knocked down twice the main mast hitting the water due to a large wave hitting the boat broadsides. He was also a gifted writer and wrote four books describing his seagoing adventures.

Despite heavy weather and teh couple of severe knockdowns, he even contemplated rounding the Horn again.