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Cape Horn : The Logical Route: 14,216 Miles without a Port of Call - Bernard Moitessier

Cape Horn

The Logical Route: 14,216 Miles without a Port of Call

By: Bernard Moitessier, Inge Moore (Transcribed by)


Published: 1st April 2003
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This 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.

A true classic by and about one of cruising's best known authors. Latitudes & Attitudes

Forewordp. 9
Birds of Passage
My Paper Boatp. 15
Like a Well-trained Monkeyp. 23
Like a Lost Dogp. 30
The Wheel Turnsp. 34
Afloat at Lastp. 43
Towards the Tropicsp. 48
In the Open Seap. 54
The Fickle Tradesp. 59
Meeting Place of Ocean Birdsp. 68
Atlanticp. 74
The Great Turning Pointp. 83
Panama-Galapagosp. 90
A World which Fear has Sparedp. 103
At the Gates to Polynesiap. 123
A Dream at a Pricep. 141
The Logical Route
Preparationsp. 153
A Start ... Like any Otherp. 156
A Whole Galep. 161
In the Heavy Seas of the High Latitudes or the Game of the Little Squaresp. 178
Cape Horn to Portp. 184
On the Look-out for Icebergsp. 195
The Horse Latitudesp. 212
Trade Winds ... from the West!p. 221
Designer's Notesp. 231
Author's Notesp. 239
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ISBN: 9781574091540
ISBN-10: 1574091549
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 251
Published: 1st April 2003
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.32