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.

Author: Dogul Meztizragore
Country: Chile
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 19 February 2009
Pages: 99
PDF File Size: 1.22 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.97 Mb
ISBN: 819-4-24121-544-7
Downloads: 77255
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Malall

I enjoyed this book a lot. Looking for beautiful books? If possible, verify the text with references provided in the foreign-language article. A brilliant sailor and profoundly spiritual man with the same soul dilemma bernad of us have nowadays: Early Voyages and the Moitessier Factor. He lost four sails and bernaed three shrouds parted.

He sincerely believed this sacrifice would electrify the world in the same way his decision not to sail on to Europe had, but in fact everyone, including the Pope, just ignored it.

Close Report a review 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.

Wait a while longer, don’t rush things, don’t force things. Would recommend to anyone. Ten Hours Until Dawn. Just the same, I am astonished to see the radar reflector in place on the masthead pivot. There was a nice balance between the technical aspects of sailing and the psychological adventure of the long voyage.

A Train in Winter. Wiser in my weakened condition. I’ll read it again just to hang out with this precious man. Ileana encouraged him to move to America to complete films about his sailing but he left after two years in his boat Joshua. Maybe it was because he never knew what the weather would bring, if he made it through or were going to have some awful disaster. Published January 1st by Sheridan House first published 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 to Europe which he saw as a cause of many of his worries.

Bernard Moitessier

Reading the book, you see he actually conceived of this well before he rounded the Horn. 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 he came to on his trip.

Instead he writes about how the environment and the loneliness affects him. Wait until the waves of friendship, made of invisible vibrations, reach their full maturity. Then, without any transition, it would turn jerky and rough; high cross-seas overlapped to provoke sometimes very powerful breaking waves.

Sea Turtles James R. All the portholes have shattered…no, they are intact at least in my cabin ; I can hardly believe it. I am also reluctant to hoist the large jib because I would have trouble bringing it in, should the weather worsen again. 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.

The first half and a bit more was basically like reading the log of his voyage – moitessief little color or insight. 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 beernard way to redeem himself was now to write his next book while sailing this much longer voyage.

Tomorrow we will be far away: Somewhat reluctantly, Moitessier decided to sail Joshua to Plymouth to meet the criterion for the race of leaving from an English port, but left months after several smaller and therefore slower boats. I raise the big staysail at sunset, but keep the storm jib.

I feel it watching me as well, and that we are nonetheless friends. The island of Java is a bit scraped.

What we all remember instead is the epiphanous fire that drove him to keep sailing east instead. This article relies too much on references to moitesaier sources. I pick the globe out of the sink, on the starboard side, and wedge it back in place, to port.

The Long Way – Bernard Moitessier – Google Books

But if the weather returns mean, as it very quickly can here, I am much better prepared with shortened sail. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Lucia he once again was shipwrecked due to physical exhaustion. Please review your cart.

Here’s a passage that describes his thoughts at that time: Almost like settling for a tiny patch of green instead of the great green of the earth or ocean. Joshua against Joshua Chapter The Rule of the Game. As part of a honeymoon cruise from Europe to the South Pacific and back, he sailed this boat doublehanded with his new wife non-stop halfway around the world from Tahiti to Alicante, Spain, by way of Cape Horn.

But I let Joshua drag along at 6 knots fully reefed, whereas she would better 7 if I replaced the 54 sq. The sails are flapping because the boat has luffed.