3 Sep It is interesting that our three major monotheistic “revealed” religions–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam–are all the fruit of mystic transmissions. 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 . 1 Jan The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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There is something about the challenge of the sea and sailing, the maintenance moitessiee the boat and the navigation that intrigues me.

Luckily, I had not snapped on my harness, and am barefoot and extra mobile. A House in the Sky. I took about an hour to learn some basic sailing theory and terminology and could follow along alright. The sky is fairly clear now; and the westerly wind varies between force 5 and 6, without any real gusts, moiitessier the barometer seems steady at millibars.

Return to Book Page. Joshua’s savior visits the Maritime Museum”. The sails are flapping because the boat has luffed. I came to this book after reading A Voyage for Madmen. For seven months, the veteran seafarer battled storms, doldrums, gear-failures, knock-downs, as well nernard overwhelming fatigue and loneliness.

But curiously, though humans as we have moiressier before have long wandered across the watery part of our world, an inherently isolating experience, from the very beginning of our existence, we have in our history no real prophet of the sea. I fill the sails again, steering with the inside wheel, and go back on deck to replace the wind vane with a much tge one set for running downwind, since Joshua was on a broad reach when the breaking sea hit.

The line was three years old; I probably should have got rid of it long ago…but I liked it, and had got used to it during Tahiti-Alicante. The aim of continuing his voyage on again to the Galapagos Islands strengthened as he passed through the Pacific though he was determined to complete the circumnavigation first.

Regardless of how and why, it rather abruptly changes pace and skips ahead to a section at the end comprising of his stay in Tahiti at the conclusion of the journey, which mostly consists of his laments about the ongoing commercialization and development happening there and more of his philosophy about how man means should seek harmony with nature instead of simply trying to control and exploit to his benefit. I do have to get more sleep though; catnapping is easy.

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This book is about his Round the World Race for singlehanded yachts. I got hardly any sleep last night; it was blowing hard, with an occasionally choppy sea that made me suspect a current convergence. I dive for the sextant before the next roll carries it overboard along with three-quarters of the water flooding the cockpit.

Most of the book is a diary of that voyage with philosophical side trips into modern civilization. Amazing Surfing Stories Alex Wade. Feb 16, Morgan McBride rated it it was amazing.

Soon he even looks like a filthy mystic. I gaze at the long curve drawn on the globe: C’est clair que c’est long In that case, better make it Ascension.

I pick the globe out of the sink, on the starboard side, and wedge it back in place, to port. 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. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Review quote Moitessier is better known as one of the greatest ocean voyagers and was a legend in his time.

You submitted the following rating and review. Strikes me that she is just as remarkable a woman as he is a man. I will try to glue the leg back with epoxy cement when I find it.

It is my sixty-third day at sea, with miles covered between noon sights, a quarter of the distance from Plymouth to Plymouth by the three capes. One Day and a Night. Last month we reviewed the tge book he wrote Tamata and the Alliance. We appreciate your feedback.

BERNARD MOITESSIER: Sailing Mysticism and The Long Way

The wind, force 6 since dawn, has veered WNW. There’s a fine line between working with technology—say embracing a boat designed to harness the wind for the express purpose of allowing a yachtsman to circumnavigate the globe single-handedly—and decrying technology’s ability to divorce mankind from nature. I’m not entirely sure why however.

In the process of transferring a canister of film and reports for the Sunday Times to a freighter, he allowed the bow of Joshua to be drawn into the stern of the ship, bending the bowspritwhich he was able to fix with winches on board.


Lng author talks to us about the experience of being alone out on the water and how it causes him to reflect on his relationships with other people and with society. As a storybook, it’s just mediocre because there isn’t much high drama here of the type one expects in a novel.

Maybe it was because you were reading about someone who had this vast sailing expertise that you don’t have and it’s interesting hearing someone talk about moiyessier he feels safer away from the coast than close to it.

Good Hope: An Excerpt from The Long Way

Bernard Moitessier died in the summer of They stretch between the longitude of the Cape and that of Durban, some miles. Learning to Sail Basil Mosenthal. As others have mentioned, the last portion of the book gets a little metaphysically heavy; I got the feeling that Moitessier didn’t really know how to end his story and definitively state some final concrete conclusion bernadd came to on his trip.

So if I had to do it over, I might just do the same as now, if the barometer behaved. Books bernadd Bernard Moitessier. One thought that occurs to me, of course, is that repetitive rhythmic stimulation is very obviously an inherent part of moietssier ocean sailing experience. A Saw-tooth Wake Chapter 8: Part autobiography, part philosophical reflection, part sailing manual, part the story of an incredible voyage.

From the time of calms in the Indian Ocean where he was depressed and discovered yoga as a means of controlling his moods, he started to think of not returning lonv Europe which he saw as a cause of many of his worries.

Ascension Island, miles, almost on the direct route. 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.