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Old 20-12-2013, 09:21   #16
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Re: What really happened to "Joshua"?

I feel perhaps it is a bit sad that both Charlie and Lin both think this story is what we should remember/talk about after Moitessier's death. He was a legend, did a lot of amazing things, and contributed a lot . . . and I would have thought/preferred those would be the better stories to remember him by.

I have made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I hope my friends remember and focus on my few accomplishments and contributions. I suspect that Lin and Charlie would feel the same away about their own legacy's.
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Old 20-12-2013, 12:46   #17
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Re: What really happened to "Joshua"?

Since I started this thread I think in full disclosure I need to re-print Lin's remarks when she posted the story on FaceBook. Here's what she said ..

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A friend just sent me this interesting blog about a Bernard Moitessier. We had some very special times with him when we spent time together in Tahiti. he was on the boat that replaced Joshua. I doubt we would have shared this story of Bernard and Cabo if Herb hadn't heard about it from the editor we worked with at that time.
I don't think she is saying this is what we should remember about Bernard but just that's it's an interesting story.

P.S. Lin also just posted that "Taleisin" is going up for sale. Anybody looking to buy a piece of cruising history?
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Re: What really happened to "Joshua"?

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Since I started this thread I think in full disclosure I need to re-print Lin's remarks when she posted the story on FaceBook. Here's what she said ..



I don't think she is saying this is what we should remember about Bernard but just that's it's an interesting story.

P.S. Lin also just posted that "Taleisin" is going up for sale. Anybody looking to buy a piece of cruising history?
I just had a look at their public facebook page and I don't see any post saying Taleisin is going up for sale. Not that I could afford it in my wildest dreams.

About BM -- at least he didn't fabricate his voyages like Tristan Jones. So he was in a Cabo bar getting drunk and chasing chicks, and the yachting press got a different version of Joshua's shipwreck. This sort of story just adds to the 'Moitessier Mystique' if you ask me.
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Re: What really happened to "Joshua"?

Yes, Taleisin is for sale. Lin has posted that they are in the process of "interviewing potential buyers". Appropriate? I'd say yes. A boat like that deserves a proper owner.
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Yes, Taleisin is for sale. Lin has posted that they are in the process of "interviewing potential buyers". Appropriate? I'd say yes. A boat like that deserves a proper owner.
I am not on proper facebook (and never will be) so I was only looking at their public facebook page, and I don't seen anything there.

Maybe they will buy back Serafynn.

Who knows. I wish 'em well and looking forward to reading McCormicks book when it comes on Kindle.
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