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Tamata and the Alliance


Year: 1995
Language: english
Author: Moitessier B.
Genre: History
Publisher: Sheridan House
ISBN: ‎ 0924486775
Format: EPUB
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 344
Description: Bernard Moitessier was a French sailor and writer, most notable for his participation in the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, the first non-stop, singlehanded, round the world yacht race.
This fascinating memoir spans the time from Moitessier's unusual childhood in Vietnam to month's before his death in France. It is a beautifully written saga of physical adventure and spiritual growth.
Born in French Indochina in 1925, Bernard Moitessier grew up astride two cultures - French and Vietnamese - in a turbulent era that moved dramatically from peace to war. Imprisoned during the Japanese occupation, he was later drafted to fight the Viet Minh in a French war that foreshadowed America's own Vietnam involvement two decades later. His book tells how the 25 year old Moitessier left Vietnam to answer the call of the sea. He led the life of a sea-gypsy, wandering the Indian Ocean, the South Atlantic, and the Caribbean, learning the ways of boats and the sea and surviving two catastrophic shipwrecks. His greatest sailing adventures followed, the Tahiti-Alicante passage and his ten month round-the-world solo voyage in 1969, culminating with his amazing race finish. He went on to live for many years in the Tuamotu Atolls, a primitive life among the islanders. He further sailed repeated to Suvorov Atoll in the Cooks to meet with his friend and famous resident Tom Neale. Eventually Moitessier suffered another catastrophic shipwreck with the loss of his beloved, Joshua, off Mexico. His last years were spent in France, where he is now buried.
Additional info: About the Author
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 epic adventure The Long Way.

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