910.4 Moi (c1973)

The Long Way Cover

Sarah P’s comments:  Another contender in the infamous first Golden Globe Race of 1969 was Bernard Moitessier. I’d heard of him but never read his books until I read A Voyage for Madmen.  When I learned that he could have won but chose to keep sailing instead, I immediately checked out The Long Way, his story about the race. This is a classic from a classic sailor…

Video about Moitessier including interviews

Quotes:

‘And go on deck more often, regardless of weather. Many things are cured by wind and sea, if you stay on deck with them long enough.’

‘I think all those that go to sea prefer the moon to the sun.’

‘To have the time…to have the choice…not knowing what you are heading for and just going there anyway…’

‘It is here, in the immense desert of the Southern Ocean, that I feel most strongly how much man is both atom and God.’

Moitessier on Deck

Moitessier on board ‘Joshua’

WaterBug letters

 

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