The Long Way - Appendix Summary & Analysis

Bernard Moitessier
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December to January is mid summer in the Southern Hemisphere latitudes where most of Joshua's sailing takes place. Weather is better than in the winter, but it is still possible to capsize or "pitch-pool." The problem is that a boat needs to sail pass the Cape of Good Hope (Africa) early, so it does not pass Cape Horn (South America) too late.

Knox-Johnston's boat, the Suhaili is the winner of the Sunday Times race. It races across the Indian Ocean at a very southern latitude of the 40th parallel, while Joshua sails further north. Going west to east is easier in the Indian Ocean because of the prevailing westerly winds.

Sail—Strength and Chafe Resistance

Good sails for the boat cost $2,000 in 1968. A heavy main sail can rip, but can usually be sewed back together. Bernard used Tergal, a...

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