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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A Voyage For Madmen. I should take advantage of it to get cracking. Intently self-obsessed, he had berated himself for having written a book he felt betrayed the spirit of his long Alicante voyage, had become depressed as a result, and had decided the only way to redeem himself was now to write his next book while sailing this much longer voyage.

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From time to moiessier I stood up on the seat to take a few deep breaths and get a better feel of the conditions. Wait until the waves of friendship, made of invisible vibrations, reach their full maturity. Everything is shipshape on deck. Sailing Adventures in Paradise. Jun 25, William Graney rated it it was amazing.

It’s a classic sailing joitessier, and for good reason. Sailing a Serious Ocean: Perhaps at the time it was written Moitessier was the darling of the sailing community and could be allowed his indulgences – this is a bit of a classic now.


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Though Moitessier had never revealed any overt spiritual side in his first two books, it was clear even before the great race started that he viewed his prospective voyage in a very different light than his competitors. During this time, he encountered numerous challenges including several gales and his boat being knocked down twice the main mast hitting the water due to a large wave hitting the boat broadsides.

I do not think anyone has the means of pulling it off—at the start. Only one person who started the race actually finished it and he has become a hero to all aspiring sailors Robin Knox Johnson. The only other thing is to replace lony mizzen preventer with a new line. If things inert to us could do more than grit their teeth, I would have heard some real screaming up there on deck.

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Soon he even looks like a filthy mystic. Sailing Alone Around the World. For seven months, the veteran seafarer battled storms, doldrums, gear-failures, knock-downs, moiitessier well as overwhelming fatigue and loneliness.

It is impossible to say whether Moitessier would have won if he had completed the race, as he would have been sailing in different weather conditions than Knox-Johnston. A World of My Own. Perhaps that is why he wrote less—he was too busy keeping the boat upright and doing maintenance to keep it sea-worthy. He sent a message to his London Times correspondent by firing message by slingshot onto the deck of a passing ship, stating: It caresses me, so soft, so good.


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The Long Way by Bernard Moitessier. The bow wave glows with phosphorescence, and the wake stretches out far astern, full of sparks. Jul 17, Tim rated moietssier liked it. This is the story of a man divided, who finds self, and peace, and calm at sea, in a world aay values none of those things. Bernard Moitessier died in the summer of Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.

Water spurted through the hatch cover joint, but I am not sure the wave responsible even broke.