A Sea Vagabond's World

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"I would like now to write a practical book that will cover three topics: boats, the sea, and the beachcombing life." These were the thought of Bernard Moitessier after he finished writing his last book, Tamata and the Alliance, while in Polynesia.

The great master died in 1994 and never completed the book, but here it is, meticulously collected from hus many writings, published and unpublished, by his companion Véronique Lerebours Pigeonnière. Moitessier's notebooks include all the know-how and the 1001 tips of ...

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Overview

"I would like now to write a practical book that will cover three topics: boats, the sea, and the beachcombing life." These were the thought of Bernard Moitessier after he finished writing his last book, Tamata and the Alliance, while in Polynesia.

The great master died in 1994 and never completed the book, but here it is, meticulously collected from hus many writings, published and unpublished, by his companion Véronique Lerebours Pigeonnière. Moitessier's notebooks include all the know-how and the 1001 tips of this legendary sailor, the knowledge he acquired on the water, in meeting with sailors, during long passages, and during his many years living on various islands. The first part of the book details how to prepare for an extensive cruise, what kind of boat to choose, the rigging, the sails, the anchors, on deck and below deck. The second part describes the passage: the weather, navigation, watch-keeping, and heavy weather. In the third part, Moitessier takes us to the South Sea islands and shows how to adapt to living on an atoll, gardening, fishing and attaining self-sufficiency.

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Editorial Reviews

Blue Water Sailing
...a priceless work as straightforward and unpretentious as the man who composed it....No essential topic is left untreated, and the result is a unique window into the way Moitessier the master solved problems that voyagers in the tropics confront all the time....The read is personable and easygoing, the format eclectic enough to make every page jump out at you with something new and instructive.
Classic Boat
Amid the anecdotes and sound advice the humanist philosophy of the adventurer/writer shines through...
Booknews
Moitessier was one of the greatest ocean voyagers. He died before completing a practical book on boats, the sea, and the beachcombing life, but his many writings on these subjects, both published and unpublished, are collected here. Part I details how to prepare for an extensive cruise, and Part II describes navigation, watch-keeping, and weather. Part III shows how to live self-sufficiently on an atoll by gardening and fishing. Includes b&w photos, drawings, and diagrams. First published in France as Voile, Mers Lointaines, Iles et Lagons, by Editions Arthaud. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574090215
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 633,152
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Moitessier was one of the greatest ocean voyagers. He became a legend in his own time. Born in 1925 in Indochina, he gained much of his sailing knowledge from the fishermen of the Gulf of Siam. A gifted writer, he wrote four books describing his seagoing adventures, including the major autobiographical work Tamata and the Alliance.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
1: The Call of the Open Sea
2: Boats and Sails
3: Preparing for the Great Adventure
4: Fitting Out
5: Distant Shores
6: The Choice
7: Once You Have Cast Off
8: On Sailing Solo
9: Islands and Lagoons
10: At the End of a Passage
11: The Atoll
12: Conclusion
Glossary
Chronology
Bibliography
Index

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