The Logical Route: 14,216 Miles Without a Port of Call
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Cape Horn by Bernard Moitessier
Book DescriptionThis is the story of Bernard and Francoise Moitessier's honeymoon voyage aboard Joshua, sailing from Europe to the islands of the Pacific and back by way of Cape Horn, the "logical route," because it was the fastest. Setting out from Tahiti, they make their way through the Roaring Forties, iceberg territory, and the relentless gale-force winds of the higher latitudes. They owe their survival to careful preparation, superior seamanship, and their sens of harmony with Joshua and the sea. Cape Horn is also the tale of how Joshua, Moitessier's dream boat, became a reality, and how he recovered from the disaster of losing his previous boat--which he himself had built--to pursue his great love: sailing the world's oceans.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781574091540
(215mm x 142mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Sheridan House
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bernard Moitessier
Sea Vagabond's World, Paperback (December 1998)
Moitessier's notebooks include all the know-how and the 1001 tips of this legendary sailor, the knowledge he acquired on the water, in meeting with other sailors, during long passages and his many years on various islands. This simple how-to explains why the sea never changes despite the incredible progress of technology.
Long Way, Paperback (January 1995)» View all books by Bernard Moitessier
Bernard Moitessier was in the lead and nearing the finish of the Golden Cup-a solo circumnavigation of the world-when he abandoned the race and set his course for a personal journey that would conclude three months later in Tahiti. Moitessier himself recounts the story of his personal quest in lyrical and though-provoking prose.
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Author Biography - Bernard Moitessier
Bernard Moitessier was one of the world's great small-baot sailors. He wrote four other books, all classics of nautical literature. Sailing to the Reefs was Moitessier's first book. The Long Way covered the famous Golden Globe race that he abandoned to "save [his] soul." A Sea Vagabond's World is a practical book and Tamata and the Alliance, finished shortly before his death in 1994, is the magnificent autobiography of this uncommon man.
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