Newsletter Issue #81. All the News That Fits!   
February 11, 2021 
Lotsa stuff to read in this issue...
So, please scroll all the way down and don't miss a thing!
The Winter Boat Show Issue is now on sale! (Spring will be out March 1)
Lats & Atts Winter Issue Now on Sale!
(Due to the pandemic, it's now FREE!)
Back issues are no longer available due to
the loss of our warehouse in the Bear Fire!
& keep Latitudes & Attitudes going for another 20 years!
The Spring Issue goes on sale March 1st!
In subscribers' homes around February 18th!
Why We Cruise
This pic was taken 20 years ago at the Pacific Northwest Cruiser's Party at Sucia island. It grew from a small gathering of cruiser's to become the biggest event in the San Juan islands. This one was one of the best, as it was still a "cozy gathering" of cruiser's, on an uninhabited island. Over the years more & more boats joined the event. It is events like this that make the boating lifestyle so enjoyable! Check you area for similar events. They are most fun!
The WoodenBoat Show will be held at the Mystic Seaport Museum on August 20-22, 2021
WoodenBoat Magazine is excited to welcome the wooden boat community back to Mystic Seaport for the 29th Annual WoodenBoat Show, August 20-22, 2021. They have pushed the show date back a few weeks to ensure a safer experience for all our attendees, exhibitors, and staff. They are planning a fantastic show to make up for the 2020 no-show. Check here for all the latest updates. We'll see you in Mystic!
Bob Bitchin's Books Continue The Rollout!
As many of you know, a few months ago 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.
The complete inventory of Bob Bitchin's books, all nine titles, were destroyed.
We've decided that we will reprint every one of them, but they will only be made available as high-quality, hardcover collector's editions signed by the author.

Now available for Pre-Orders.
Starboard Attitude
This will be the first time this book as been available in hard-cover, and you can now place your pre-order for your signed collectors edition.
This is a collection of articles that show what it is truly like once a person has decided to cut the docklines 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.
Sitting at a waterfront bar with other sailors, you will 
never hear about the beauty of a day spent at anchor in safe harbor. No, the stories that rouse men’s souls always start with something going awry, and the adventure that follows as the 
daemons of the misadventure turn into the true spirit of the cruising lifestyle; living a little more each time the tale is told. Order your copy now!

BIKER TO SAILOR is now available. It is his latest book, Biker to Sailor is now available at for $24.95 and 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
“The Bitchin’ One does it again, proving that even longhaired, tattooed, bike-booted wild cards can become… well, not 'yachtsmen,' but serious bluewater sailors. How he did it himself is quite a tale!” Sally Erdle, Caribbean Compass magazine

Now his first book, A Brotherhood of Outlaws is available! Originally written over 40 years ago, describing the outlaw motorcycle culture of the 1960's, 70's and 80's has gone to print and starts to ship about February 15th. This book was 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
“An insight into what the real world of the outlaw biker was like. The freedom, the feeling of brotherhood, and the way of life exposed to the outside world by one who has lived it. It makes you want to take to the streets.“ - Chopper Magazine

Boat Show News & Updates

boot, World's Largest Boat Show in Düsseldorf has been rescheduled!
April 17-25, 2021
See ad below

March 25-28, 2021

Has Been Cancelled

August 20-22, 2021

September 16-19, 2021

September 23-26, 2021

October 7-11, 2021

After Over 100 Years - Coral Of Cowes Sinks!
The 1902 Fred Shepherd schooner Coral of Cowes has sunk off Crete with the loss of the owner. Press reports say the body of Hugh Kerr Bradley Roberts, 74, was found with the boat, which sunk in a shallow part of Souda Bay, on the north west coast of the island.
Share The Sail News!
Croatia Sail may be changing dates!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Croatia Share The Sail, which was originally scheduled for May 2020 and was moved to May 22-29th, 2021, may need to be changed AGAIN. If the pandemic means we can't do it on those dates, we are looking to move it to late summer, if possible. The event was sold out, but there may be some who cannot make it - if so, we will make their berths available. There may only be a few. If interested, email me and I will see what cabins we have. Due to the Pandemic we are now looking at a possible sept or Oct date! More to come.
Round The Horn Being Planned!
This event will be opening for reservations soon!
We are setting up a real adventure. The date? Due to COVID-19, the date has been changed to March 2022. No, not on small sailboats. We are reserving 20 cabins on a 100-cabin, small adventure cruising boat. It will be a 4-day cruise starting in Punta Arenas, Chile, through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Pass.
   We will land on glaciers, go ashore with penguins, and then "Round the Horn"! This has been on our bucket list for years. Also, we are planning on including an additional few days with a land tour as well, since we're gonna be down there anyway, right? 

Side Trip Through Tierra del Fuego National Park

   An optional "side trip" will include a bus from Ushuaia, Argentina, where we finish the voyage, through the Tierra del Fuego National Park, and then back to Punta Arenas. Due to the COVID pandemic we are unable to finalize these plans, but as soon as we can verify the details, we will get them to you!
  When the final plans for the side trip are confirmed, you can reserve your spot directly with us, so be sure to send me your email address so I can keep you updated as this comes closer to fruition. Email and get on the list, so when we get it lined up we can contact you with more info.
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