The Long Way - Chapter 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

Bernard Moitessier
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Chapter 5 and 6 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 5—Played and Lost ...Played and Won!

Bernard decides to sail close to the South African shore and be seen by other ships. He wants to get a package to the Sunday Times. He sees the Cape Agulhas lighthouse and the wind is bad for going east. Bernard decides to get close to ships by a little port in Walker Bay. There are near gale strength winds and it is a Sunday, so no yachts are nearby. Bernard steers Joshua close to a big black freighter and sends a can with a message to the freighter deck, using a slingshot. The freighter steers even closer and Bernard is able to throw a package onto its deck. He fails to get clear of the freighter in time, and the freighter stern hits his mast and bends the bowsprit. Bernard...

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