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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If you’re looking for warmed over hippie philosophy with a salty flavor, this is for you. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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. Perhaps my only real complaint is that after he crosses “the point of no return” when he decides to drop out of the race and go around the world again, he abruptly stops writing and you barely get any coverage of the second trip around.

I’m shopping for boats ; I don’t regret the read, but in terms of sailing memoirs, Josh Sloacum’s Sailing Alone around the World is a lot more satisfying.

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

The end is a little nutty with his political ranting and I’m even in his way of thinki Forgot I didn’t write a review for The Long Way yet. There is not much about sailing compared to Knox-Johnston’s book about the same race – perhaps this is simply an indication of Moitessier’s utter comfort in the environment that nothing to do with the act of sailing as relevant to him when he wrote. 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 man and an exciting life.


His precise eye for the small wonders he is able to observe for hours to feel out their secrets.

The Long Way

The Long Way Chapter At that time, no one had sailed around the world alone without stopping. What I really like about the book. Books by Bernard Moitessier. To follow his sometimes mazy chain of thought is hard work and requires a vivid brain.

brenard It is really a fascinating dive into the mind of such a one-of-a-kind man. I wish I had read it when I was younger so the angst and despair could’ve been closer to me.

It caresses me, so soft, so good. However, he really lost me around the time he made his decision to keep going around Good Hope for a second time. 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. Perhaps that is why he wrote less—he was too busy keeping the boat upright and doing maintenance to keep it sea-worthy.

Looking for beautiful books? See 2 questions about The Long Way…. 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. Moitessier remains immortal and is still the ideal for generations of skippers. The most amazing pages are these of his animal encounters.

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. The Long Way Chapter From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joshua against Joshua Chapter He was a French national born and raised in Vietnamthen part of French Indochina.

Full Sail Chapter 2: You can spoil everything, moitesier to go faster than nature. My brother asked me to read something at his wedding that was nautical and talked about life, this was his first thought for inspiration. It was oddly relaxing and interesting.


Moitessier was already an experienced sailor and well known in the sailing world and had friends who were also participating in the race.

It provided some great insights into life at sea as well as details about the last part of the trip, which Moitessier sort of mmoitessier over in the actual text of the book. If you liked this, make sure to follow me on Goodreads for more reviews!

Bernard Moitessier

The Rule of the Game Chapter The book doesn’t disappoint but here is a man so obsessed he must have been impossible to live with. Even if you’ve never been on a boat or seen the ocean this will make you want to set sail for the horizon. Especially interesting are the last 30 pages.

This book is pure nectar, poetry, adventure, love of life in script. Despite heavy weather and a couple of severe knockdowns, he even contemplated motiessier the Horn again. I have no interest in sailing, but I could hardly put this book down.

The author left his family and went around the three capes, and then did it again and decided not to go back. His book is therefore a contemporary document of forgotten times as well.

There was a lot of talk about the “Monster,” which, as best as I can figure, is I wanted to like this, but ultimately it wasn’t for me. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Moitessier is seen as the great yachtsman-philosopher of his time and, lojg the fact that he refrained from winning the race and went on for another half circumnavigation giving up his lead. True Dreams-and False Chapter