The Long Way - Chapter 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

Bernard Moitessier
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Chapter 7 and 8 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 7—A Saw Toothed Wake

Bernard is afraid of sailing too far south in search of a good wind. That type of move almost destroys Joshua on a previous voyage. The weather is not bad, but the sea is very choppy. Bernard keeps the boat's sails reefed in because his energy is sapped from passing around the Cape of Good Hope. He is anxious because he cannot get any word about his fellow sailors, Bill King, Nigel and Loick, from the BBC. He wonders if they will sail close to land around the cape or far to the south. Bill and Nigel were to maintain two-way radio contact with the Sunday Times, but they may have thrown the heavy equipment overboard. This is before the possibility of cell phones with a satellite connection. When a brisk wind comes...

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