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    Description"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died in 1994 and never completed the book, but here it is, meticulously collected from hus many writings, published and unpublished, by his companion Veronique Lerebours Pigeonniere. 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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    Title
    A Sea Vagabond's World
    Subtitle
    Boats and Sails, Distant Shores, Islands and Lagoons
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard Moitessier
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 151 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 349 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781574090215
    ISBN 10: 1574090216
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    DC21: 910.45
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: SPO036000
    B&T Approval Code: A09304042
    DC22: 910.45, 910.4/5
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: G530.M715 M65313 1998
    Thema V1.0: WTL, SPN
    Illustrations note
    83line drawings, 5halftones
    Publisher
    Sheridan House Australia Pty Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sheridan House Australia Pty Ltd
    Publication date
    31 December 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Victoria
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Amid the anecdotes and sound advice the humanist philosophy of the adventurer/writer shines through . . ."