Cape Horn: The Logical Route

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Sheridan House, Inc., 2003 - Nature - 251 pages
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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."
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
Birds of Passage
13
My Paper Boat
15
Like a Welltrained Monkey
27
Like a Lost Dog
30
The Wheel Turns
34
Afloat at Last
43
Towards the Tropics
48
A World which Fear has Spared
103
At the Gates to Polynesia
123
A Dream at a Price
141
Part n The Logical Route 1 Preparations
153
A Start Like any Other
156
A Whole Gale
161
In the Heavy Seas of the High Latitudes or the Game of the Little Squares
178
Cape Horn to Port
184

In the Open Sea
54
The Fickle Trades
59
Meeting Pkce of Ocean Birds
68
Atlantic
74
n The Great Turning Point
83
PanamaGalapagos
90
On the Lookout for Icebergs
195
The Horse Latitudes
212
Trade Winds from the West
221
Part 1n Appendices Designers Notes
231
Authors Notes
239
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Bernard Moitessier was one of the world's great small-baot sailors. He wrote four other books, all classics of nautical literature. Sailing to the Reefs was Moitessier's first book. The Long Way covered the famous Golden Globe race that he abandoned to "save [his] soul." A Sea Vagabond's World is a practical book and Tamata and the Alliance, finished shortly before his death in 1994, is the magnificent autobiography of this uncommon man.

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