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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Bloggat om The Long Way. Upcoming — Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: The Days and the Nights. Feb 16, Morgan McBride rated it it was amazing.

Then, nearing the finish, Moitessier pulled out of the race and sailed on for another three months before ending his 37,mile journey in Tahiti. Sailing non-stop around the world is the same. It was on the ocean, alone lobg his boat, that Moitessier began to regard this as a voyage that could not end for him with the reward of those whose values were not his.

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

Ascension Island, miles, almost on the direct route. There are of course numerous technical passages about sailing, which are a bit overwhelming for the non-sailor.

Let’s just keep sailing”. Of course his ideas on equipment are a bit dated. We are privy to all that goes through the solo sailor’s mind and all that happens to his boat on this voyage.


They are a very small and close-knit group. The book doesn’t disappoint but here is a man so obsessed he must have been impossible to live with. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Moitessier’s sailor a a must read for all sailors and strongly recommended for anyone who ever wonders if there’s something more to life than earning money and buying stuff.

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Bernard Moitessier

The Long Way The Mariner’s library. Particularly if you speak and read French because Moitessier being French himself has reproduced his original diary in French in this book.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Most of the book is a diary of that voyage with philosophical side trips into modern civilization. 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. When he passed the dangerous area they leave.

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It simply blows your mind because it is full of depression. 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. This book is about his Round the World Race for singlehanded yachts.

Jul 15, Jeremy rated it it was amazing.

Not once had he touched land. You can spoil everything, trying to go faster than nature. But I had to knock half a star off for going overboard with the tangents about the “Machine.


Anyway it is a must to read for anyone venturing offshore with a small yacht, say up to 12m. Bernard Moitessier was born in in Indochina and much of his sailing knowledge was gained during time spent at sea with the fishermen of the Gulf of Siam.

Moi In the London Sunday Times sponsored a circumnavigating the globe single handed sailing race.

Bernard Moitessier – Wikipedia

Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality. Having written the book like a diary you can hop on and off the story with ease. One of the greatest ocean voyagers, he became a legend in his time.

After crossing Cape Horn, and navigating much of the Atlantic Ocean to reach the point kong the south western coast of Africa, Moitessier is mentally and physically exhausted.

However, he also encountered many beautiful sights on the open ocean: Two porpoises seems to stay with his boat — each of them on either side of JOSHUA — for days after the whole swarm left just as if the two fish have been ordered to insure his safe passage through an area of reefs.