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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I loved experiencing his sights, smells, feelings. I wanted to like this, but ultimately it wasn’t for me. Looking forward to reading more of his stuff in the future. Moitessier was an environmental activist who protested moiteseier nuclear weapons in the South Pacific and against overdevelopment of the Papeete waterfront in Tahiti.

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He claims space for the “vagabond” who lives outside of the “monster” that society has become. It simply blows your mind because it is full of depression. Christmas and the Rat Chapter It is really a fascinating dive into the mind of such a one-of-a-kind man.

C’est clair que c’est long True, Moitessier was one of the other eight who did not complete the race.

Bernard Moitessier

Or the adventures of a totally free spirit, told in a simple and charming way. But he didn’t return to the starting point in England because, after sailing all of the way ar It wasn’t until that Robin Knox-Johnston became the first person to solo non-stop circumavigate the Earth in a sailboat.


Lists with This Book. Let’s just keep sailing”. There is also an adequate glossary of sailing terms written by bernrad in layman’s terms, and a thorough appendix that goes into greater detail and gives lots of practical advice based on his experience for the more advanced sailors in the audience. On the first leg to Seychelles he had to stop her from leaking in the middle of the Indian Ocean by diving underneath the boat at sea.

Dec 01, Ray rated it it was amazing Shelves: Precious few pages are dedicated to those adventures, even though he seems to have encountered more adversity through worse weather and rougher seas.

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So, officially he never did finish the race. Winning was really and truly not the point. The appendix, while I’m sure is now quite outdated, was also worth reading. In that case, better make it Ascension.

The book picked up for me around Moitessier’s entrance into the Indian Ocean. Moitessier was real and knew what the fuck he was talking about. Next Post Yacht Refit: In March he reached a point off the south-western coast of Africa where he had previously been.

I’ll read it again just to hang out with this bernarrd man.

The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier

When he communicates with them, convoys them — or they him? From there through to entering the Atlantic, the book is at its best. The book moitessifr disappoint but here is a man so obsessed he must have been impossible to live with. Clear Light Chapter 3: The book has lots of technical weather, navigating, and sailing terms. Bella lettura, immancabile nello scaffale degli appassionati di vela, mare e avventura.


This is a great book. But to end this wonderful book in such a brutal and crude manor is a big crack indeed and surely a masterpiece of compositing a story.

moitesdier I look a bit further north: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. June Learn how and when to remove this template message. The Long Way Chapter Bernard’s simple statement of why he kept sailing rather than completing the race was “because I am happy at sea and perhaps to save my soul”.

To barely understand what led him to do this, read this book. Altogether a strange, fascinating, bernar informative book. If you’re looking for warmed over hippie philosophy with a salty flavor, this is for you. He was deported to Mauritiusbecause Diego Garcia lomg a military restricted area, and worked there three years before he could sail again in a boat he had built himself.

Last month we reviewed the last book he wrote Tamata and the Alliance.