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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The Long Way

Moitessier had a 39′ steel ketch, Joshua, named after Joshua Slocum who was tye world’s first solo circumnavigator. For more guidance, see Wikipedia: Sep 28, Marc Roberson rated it really liked it. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Dec 31, Kitson rated it really liked it Shelves: The decision to abandon is instructive of Moitessier’s character.

After wintering in Casablanca they sailed first to the Canariesthen to Trinidadand through the Panama Canal to the Galapagos Islands. Skickas inom vardagar. 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. Sep 26, Melissa Luna moitssier it really liked bernardd Shelves: This he sailed via stops in South Africa and St. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Published January 1st by Sheridan House first published But the second half really went off the hippy-dippy deep end. One Day and a Night. Christmas and the Rat Chapter C’est clair que c’est long This was a fantastic read, even if tou have no interest in sailing.


Moitessier chooses instead to approach the subject in blunt terms. This book had a profound affect on me and ranks as one of by favorite all time reads. There is also an adequate glossary of sailing term What an amazing book.

The last dozen or so pages are extraordinarily melancholic stuff, very hard to read.

It was oddly relaxing and interesting. He drifts away, sometimes, into his childhood in Indochina, when he bdrnard a Junk-skipper sailing for years the South China Seas. 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 bernarx sea and the sort of vague spirituality that engenders.

Although driven and competitive, he passed up a chance at instant fame and a world record, and sailed on for three more months. If I had wanted to build all the boat at once, the enormity of the task would have crushed me.

This is one I’ll never forget. So Moitessier proposed sailing Joshua home not via the Indian Ocean and Suez Canalas originally planned, but eastward, via the quickest route, including a passage about the much feared Cape Horn.

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Gernard simply blows your mind because it is full of depression. They belong on the open sea, not on shore. The English translation is good, but I’m assuming it can’t beat the original.


It is written so wonderfully diverting and entertaining, sometimes fantastic, barely believable. There were a few choice quotes and moments of rumination.

Bernard Moitessier

A Saw-tooth Wake Chapter 8: A Race to Far. I really like his descriptive and contemplative style, never smattered nor smart-aleck. Aug 02, John Humber rated it liked it Shelves: Next Post Yacht Refit: He claims space for the “vagabond” who lives outside of the “monster” that society has become.

I enjoyed all the interactions with animals, and of course the sea. Let’s mlitessier keep sailing”. One of the greatest ocean voyagers, he became a legend in his time. Ascension Island, miles, almost on the direct moitessoer.

This is the story of a moiteesier voyage, racing around the planet in a small boat. Trivia About The Long Way. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

So, it is definitely a good read, exciting, funny, entertaining and salutary. With the media attention there was even more of the romanticism always berrnard in The Sea. He sailed to Tahiti, dropped anchor and dropped out.

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