Sailsmen’s tales

Rod Heikell

A lover of the Mediteranean sea the audacious author of the Water Pilots, true good guides and companion for sailing.









Moitessier: The Logical Sea Tramp

[Text from Don Holm's 'The Circumnavigators' , ch. 25]

I have no desire to return to Europe with all its false gods. They eat your liver out and suck your marrow and brutalize you. I am going where you can tie up a boat where you want and the sun is free, and so is the air you breathe and the sea where you swim and you can roast yourself on a coral reef….(1)

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