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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 (Translator)


Published: 1st April 2003
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This is more than the story of a voyage. It is the story of Bernard and Francoise MoitessierAs honeymoon voyage from Europe to the islands of the Pacific and back by way of Cape Horn. Setting out from Tahiti, they took the alogical routeA back because it was the fastest, taking them through the Roaring Forties, through the high attitudes of relentless gale-force winds, and through iceberg territory. Their survival was due to great seamanship, careful preparation, and perhaps also their sense of harmony with JOSHUA and the sea. It is the story of JOSHUA (named for their sailing hero, Joshua Slocum), the dreamboat that became a reality, of how Moitessier recovered from the disaster of losing his previous boat u which he built himself u to pursue his great love, sailing the worldAs oceans. It is also a marinerAs guide to the pleasures and perils of sailing the Trade Winds, the archipelagos of the Pacific, and the Cape Horn route including preparation suggestions and the sailing survival knowledge that made the MoitessierAs voyage successful and joyous. Bernard Moitessier was one of the worldAs great small-boat sailors, and he displays his skills and knowledge in this book. He writes

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
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.32