Celebrating 25 Years Of
Latitudes & Attitudes
The Spring Issue Will Be the 25th Anniversary Issue!
Newsletter Issue #92. All the News That Fits!
January 6, 2022
Lotsa stuff to read in this issue...
So, please scroll all the way down and don't miss a thing!
The Winter Issue is now on sale! Spring issue ships by February 18th
Lats & Atts WINTER Issue Now on Sale!

When we lost our warehouse in the Bear Fire last September, all of our back issues burned. BUT (I love that word!) some of our readers sent in their back issues, so we do have a limited supply of older back issues, and we have the issues we've printed since the fire (#33 Winter 2020, #34 Spring 2021, #35 Summer 2021, #36 Fall 2021, and #37 Winter 2021-22).

& keep Latitudes & Attitudes going for another 20 years!
The Spring Issue goes on sale March 1st!
In subscriber homes around February 16th!
Why We Cruise
Our very first Share The Sail Adventure back in the last century (1999... lol). It was in Tahiti, where we had 7 boats and 35 people sailing for 10 days in paradise. Since that trip we have taken thousands of people to hundreds of exotic locations. These were some of the very first Flotilla Charters. Since then many people have tried to copy our vision of teaching people what the cruising life is all about, but no one has managed to capture the fun and excitement we get when our readers gather in cruising areas all over the world. Our next one is planned in Croatia in May, and who knows where after that!!
World's Largest Boat Show,
boot Düsseldorf Cancelled!
We are most sorry to report that the world's largest boat show, boot Düsseldorf has had to cancel their January show due to the new variant of the Covid. It was not an easy choice, but as we all know, this new variant is causing more cases worldwide, and the show management has decided it is better to be safe than sorry. This will give us more time to plan for next year's show!
Meet Sacha Wrunkiw - Cruising Cartoonist
For a whole lotta years you have been seeing cartoons by Sacha Wrunkiw in the pages of Latitudes & Attitudes. He didn't come upon these talents by accident. Ya see, Sacha took off and sailed the world for many years. During his travels he would illustrate some of the funniest thoughts and actions he lived during these years at sea.
He has since settled in Canada, but his art keeps him "out there."
The one comment we get the most about his artwork is he has found the humor in our way of life. And ya know what they say, if you can't laugh, you need to be doing something else.
So thank you, Sacha, for years of fun. We look forward to many more years!
See Ya In St. Pete?!?
It's Party Time!
Join Bob Bitchin & Eric Stone with the Eric Stone Band including guest star Kyle Rife! Live on stage — and it's all free. We supply the free beer and pizza, but ya gotta bring your own dance moves!
Yeah, the pandemic has been creating havoc everywhere, and we do want to be safe. But it's been a long time since we had a party, so the St. Pete Boat Show where we are drawing the line. After all, this is where we started with our very first party almost 25 years ago.
Rules? No, they are more like "guidelines"
Here's our request: If you are fully vaccinated with a booster shot, and have no symptoms, come on and party. If not, then we ask that you wear a mask. It's simple. We want you to be safe, but we also want to enjoy our Cruisers' Party. So as they say, "Party On, Garth"! But be safe!
And don't forget to stop by our sponsors' booths and say thanks for helping support the event!
This Year's Party Sponsors
Offshore Sailing Schools, Pyrate Radio, The Drone Guys,
Great Bay Brewing, The St Pete Boat Show Staff,
and the show owners, Informa
Final Farewell to Old Friends
Randy Simpkins
It’s with a heavy heart that we report Randy passed peacefully from this world onto his next journey. It was over 20 years ago we met Randy when he took over Technautics Refrigeration. Randy was one of the family here at Lats&Atts and helped us learn a lot when we first started the magazine after cruising the world. He passed away on December 2, 2021 at the age of 83 after a valiant fight with cancer. Randy died at his Costa Mesa home of 45 years surrounded by his loving family. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Lee Chesneau
Lee Chesneau was a big part of the Lats&Atts family for decades. He was more than a friend, he was a teacher and probably the most proficient weatherman that ever lived. For over 20 years Lee was our eye on the sky. His regular articles on the weather at sea were one of the most popular columns in the magazine. But more than that, he was one of the finest people we have ever known. Always with a smile on his face, you couldn't help but smile when you'd see him wandering the aisles in a boat show, or teaching a class at our seminars. Lee was a Senior Weather Analyst for NOAA for 35 years, and was also the senior weather forecaster for the US Navy. He was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew him!
Mike Grzanitch - Cabo Roadhouse
Mike Grzanitch was a legend in Cabo San Lucas since the late 70's. He and Publisher Bob Bitchin used to ride together "back in the day." He'd opened a number of the best bars in the South Bay Area of Southern California, and finally settled in Cabo San Lucas before they had paved streets. His Cabo Roadhouse was a home for sailors for over 40 years. The Lats&Atts staff made their home there whenever they were in town. Mike was a true legend and will always be remember as a guy that could be counted on to do what's right. His trademark saying will live on long after he has left us.
"No Bad Days!"
WoodenBoat Magazine Acquired by Two Longtime Employees
 WoodenBoat Publications has been purchased by two of its longtime employees. At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, Matt Murphy, longtime editor of WoodenBoat magazine, and Andrew Breece, publisher of the company’s magazine division, became the company’s new owners. Each of them has acquired 50 percent of the company’s shares. Breece has assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer, and Murphy is now Chief Content Officer. 
Boat Show News & Updates

St. Petersburg Boat Show (FL) 
SEE YOU THERE! Cruisers' Party Saturday Night!
January 20-23, 2022

boot, World's Largest Boat Show (Düsseldorf) 
CANCELLED Until 2023

Miami International Boat Show 
February 16-20, 2022

September 15-18, 2022

September, 2022

October 13-17, 2022

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 For Pre-Order
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.
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.
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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