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    DescriptionThis 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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    Cape Horn
    The Logical Route: 14,216 Miles without a Port of Call
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard Moitessier, Translated by Inge Moore
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 251
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9781574091540
    ISBN 10: 1574091549

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.5
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WN
    B&T General Subject: 760
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC subject category V2: RBKC
    DC21: 910.45
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24280
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO005000
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000, NAT025000
    DC22: 910.45, 910.4/5
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: G478.M6413, G478 .M6413 2003
    Thema V1.0: WN, RBKC, SPNG
    Illustrations note
    27 black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Sheridan House
    Publication date
    01 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    A true classic by and about one of cruising's best known authors. Latitudes & Attitudes
    Table of contents
    Foreword Part I. Birds of Passage 1. My Paper Boat 2. Like a Well-trained Monkey 3. Like a Lost Dog 4. The Wheel Turns 5. Afloat at Last 6. Towards the Tropics 7. In the Open Sea 8. The Fickle Trades 9. Meeting Place of Ocean Birds 10. Atlantic 11. The Great Turning Point 12. Panama--Galapagos 13. A World which Fear has Spared 14. At the Gates to Polynesia 15. A Dream at a Price Part II. The Logical Route 1. Preparations 2. A Start...Like any Other 3. A Whole Gales 4. In the Heavy Seas of the High Latitudes or the Game of the Little Squares 5. Cape Horn to Port 6. On the Look-out for Icebergs 7. The Horse Latitudes 8. Trade Winds...from the West! Part III. Appendices Designer's Notes Author's Notes