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Newsletter Issue #95. All the News That Fits!
April 7th, 2022
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Why We Cruise
The best thing about the cruising lifestyle is when you get a surprise when you enter new cruising grounds. This happened to the crew of Lost Soul when they arrived in Panama after sailing back from the Med and Caribbean Islands, heading to our home port of Redondo Beach, California. As we entered the San Blas Islands we never expected to see what we saw. Beautiful desert islands, friendly and welcoming people and hundreds of great anchorages and private little islands to visit.
Patrick Sifes’ photo of one of the classics well underway!
Still Blowing Hard
The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta is the premier classic sailing event of the Caribbean attracting a large number of Classics every year from all around the world. In its 33rd edition this year, the event enjoys a wonderful variety of competitors including traditional craft from the islands, vintage, classic and historic ketches, sloops, schooners and yawls making the bulk of the fleet, Tall Ships and more newly-built Spirit of Tradition yachts and Dragon class.
The Butterfly course saw the 65’ Alfred Mylne cutter, The Blue Peter, built in 1929 win the vintage class and the 1973 S&S Swan, Montana beating the rest of the fleet in her historic class. The 91’ yawl Bequia came first again in the Spirit of Tradition class, as did Aschanti IV in the schooner class.
This event is one of the true classic yacht events held all over the world.
The Wild World of Sailing
There has been a lot of excitment in the sailing realm this week from the SailGP race to the announcement of where the Americas Cup will be held! With all the husstle and bustle we are getting more eager to iron our our Sailstice plans, and spread the joy of sailing with everyone - and we mean everyone - we can this year. What are your plans for June 18th?
Boat Show News & Updates

NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
SEE YOU THERE!
September 15-18 2022

NORWALK BOAT SHOW
September 22-25, 2022

UNITED STATES SAILBOAT SHOW (Annapolis)
SEE YOU THERE!
Sail Show October 13-17, 2022
Power Show Oct 6-9, 2022

St. Petersburg Boat Show (FL) 
SEE YOU THERE! Cruisers' Party Saturday Night!
January 19-22, 2023


boot, World's Largest Boat Show (Düsseldorf) 
January 21-292023

Miami International Boat Show 
SEE YOU THERE!
February 15-19, 2023

52nd Newport Bermuda Race Eyes Second Largest Fleet Ever
With 215 yachts, the Newport Bermuda Race is set to return for the 52nd “Thrash to the Onion Patch” on June 17. The fleet size for the 635-nautical mile race, co-hosted by the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, is shaping up to be the second largest in the race’s history, trailing only the 265 yachts that entered the centennial anniversary race in 2006.
“We’re extremely pleased with the turnout for the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race,” said Race Chairman Somers Kempe, a past commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. “The Bermuda Race has been beset in the past by World Wars and now the pandemic, but it remains a proving ground for offshore sailors who wish to test their crew organization, navigational skills, and seamanship. Bermuda looks forward to welcoming all finishers in late June with a Dark ‘n Stormy and hearty handshake.”
 This year’s race features eight divisions: Double-Handed (22 entries), Finisterre for cruisers (38), Gibbs Hill Lighthouse (27), Multihull (3), Open (1), Spirit of Tradition (2), St. David’s Lighthouse (121) and Super Yacht (1).
The fleet includes eight of 17 class winners from the 2018 race as well as two overall division winners. Jason Carroll (New Rochelle, New York) looks to go back-to-back in the Multihull Division while the Morris Justine 36 Yankee Girl goes after a three-peat in the Double-Handed Division but under new owner Thomas Vander Salm (Salem, Massachusetts), who purchased the Chuck Paine design from Zachary Lee in 2018.
Bob Bitchin's Books Continue the Rollout!
The California Bear Fire burned the offices of Latitudes & Attitudes to the ground, along with publishers Bob & Jody's home for the past 10 years. There was nothing left unburned, including the complete inventory of Bob Bitchin's books, all nine titles.
We've decided that we will reprint every one of them (not all at once!), but they will only be made available as high-quality, hardcover, collector's editions signed by the author.
The Sailing Life Now Available
A collection of insights into the world of cruising, as seen by the founder and publisher of Cruising Outpost, Latitudes & Attitudes Magazine, the television show of the same name and Latitude & Attitudes Radio Hour on Pyrate Radio. See what makes people love the cruising lifestyle. Dozens of great anecdotal stories that always give you a better understanding of why people like us go to sea in ships! One of BB's best selling titles! Available as a Hard-Cover, signed collectors edition.
LETTERS FROM THE LOST SOUL - Now Available
The perennial bestseller from the man behind Latitudes & Attitudes is now available — signed! This is an exciting and hilarious account of Bob Bitchin's extraordinary adventures with his wife, Jody, as they circumnavigate the globe aboard a magnificent staysail ketch. Along the way, everything that can go wrong does, but throughout it all Bitchin's irreverence and humor persevere, as does his passion for the sailing lifestyle.
EMERALD BAY ~ Now available
Emerald Bay, a Treb Lincoln Novel, finds Treb and his friends trying to find out what happened when a boat exploded in Emerald Bay, killing his wife and almost killing Rom, his best friend. The adventure takes you into the underground lifestyle of outlaw bikers as they head to Central America to find those responsible. A look into the drug cartels in the 70s and 80s. This is the second book released in the Treb Lincoln series, originally released in 2002, and reprinted in 2003, this new release is the first time the book has ever been available as a hardcover, signed collector's edition.
KING HARBOR ~  Now available
A Treb Lincoln Novel: Living aboard his boat in King Harbor was the perfect life. Then one day a boat explodes across the channel, and he is sucked into a world of terrorists and intrigue. With a single explosion, Treb Lincoln is blown into a mystery that is killing people halfway around the world. Before the adventure ends he will enlist the aid of some old friends, be pursued by his own government, and end up sailing across the Pacific to save a friend's loved ones! Fast paced and never dull, this is the tale of old friends who are thrown together into a life of violence and never ending intrigue.
DORF ~  Now Available
If you are offended by sex, drugs, and rock & roll this book is NOT for you!
 This is either a work of fiction or non-fiction. (i.e. Schrödinger's Cat!) As this didn’t actually happen, it didn’t actually happen about mid-August, 1973.
What I am trying to allude to is it never happened… and when it did, I wasn’t there, because if it were labeled as non-fiction a whole lot of people could be highly embarrassed (or worse!). Well, not a lot, because most of them are dead by now, or in jail, but just in case, and to keep from having what little I have left in life taken away from me by lawyers and other blood-suckers I guess I will just label it as FICTION! There, now no one can sue me for anything.
STARBOARD ATTITUDE - Now available
This will be the first time this book as been available in hardcover, and you can now place your order for your signed collector's edition.
This is a collection of articles that show what it is truly like once a person has decided to cut the dock lines and sail off into the sunset. Bob has sailed over 100,000 miles, all over the world, and still manages to get out and show sailors what it’s like with his “Share The Sail” adventures in such idyllic areas as Tahiti, Croatia, Tonga, Greece, the BVIs, and Thailand. Order your copy now!
BIKER TO SAILOR - Now Available.
Biker to Sailor, is now available at bobbitchin.com. It tells the story of how this 300-pound, tattooed outlaw transformed into a world sailor, and changed his life, and thousands of others as well. Here's what has been said about this book:
“I always wondered how a tattoo-covered, bigger than life, irrepressible biker-dude decided to take up sailing and went on to start his very own cruising magazine. In his own inimitable way, Bob has filled in the blanks, telling an only in America tale.”
 Lin Pardey, voyager, author
“A larger-than-life storyteller does it again. Here is another book illustrating how we get just one shot at this thing called life and how possible it is to switch gears and experience radically different lifestyles, given the will to try, the desire to succeed. Bob practices what he preaches and writes about—not dreaming the life, but living the dream—and inspires by his example.” Tania Aebi, Author, World Class Sailor
A Brotherhood of Outlaws - Now Available
Originally written over 40 years ago, describing the outlaw motorcycle culture of the 1960s, 70s and 80s has gone to print and starts to ship about February 15th. This book is the first of the Treb Lincoln Adventure Novels.
A Brotherhood Of Outlaws takes Zen & The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance to dangerous levels. Life among the outlaw tribes... Hilarious, warm and chilling. The most honest book to come out about the outlaws motorcycle underground of America. You won’t be able to put it down until you read it all.” - Biker Magazine
“More truthful and relevant than Hunter Thompson’s Hells Angels. Not for the squeamish reader. A fast-moving first novel with a surprise on every page. Not boring!” - Cycle News
Be sure to tune in for the Latitudes & Attitudes Radio hour hosted by Bob Bitchin every Saturday at noon (Eastern) and Wednesday at 8pm (Eastern). He'll be talkin' story and listening to eclectic music from his personal collection!
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