Moitessier, Bernard

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Moitessier, Bernard Gender: M
Bernard Georges Moitessier
born on 10 April 1925 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Hanoi, Vietnam, 21n02, 105e51
Timezone SST h7e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 20°02' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 10°43'

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Bernard Moitessier
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French yachtsman and author of books about his voyages and sailing.

In 1968 Moitessier participated in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, which would reward the first sailor as well as the fastest sailor to circumnavigate the Earth solo, non-stop. Although Moitessier stood a very good chance of winning, he abandoned his effort seven months into the race, and continued on to Tahiti rather than returning to England.

He died 16 June 1994.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'navigateurs' pdf file, p. 52.

Same data: Taeger quotes La Lettre Du Cadran Nr 10 July 1994


  • Vocation : Sports : Sailing/ Boating (Yachtsman)
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer