Newsletter Issue #82. All the News That Fits!   
March 9, 2021 
Lotsa stuff to read in this issue...
So, please scroll all the way down and don't miss a thing!
The Spring Issue is now on sale! (Summer will be out June 1)
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Lats & Atts Spring Issue Now on Sale!

Back issues are no longer available due to the loss of our warehouse in the Bear Fire!
(except now we have the Winter Issue!)

& keep Latitudes & Attitudes going for another 20 years!
The Summer Issue goes on sale June 1st!
In subscribers' homes around May 18th!
Why We Cruise
The Yacht Antares is well underway on Lake Huron. It's days like this that make sailors dream of the cruising life. A little wind, a lot of water, and life is good! There is no other lifestyle that can give you such a feeling of exhilaration and accomplishment. Don't dream your life, live your dream, and always with a starboard attitude!
After the Fire
Lats & Atts New Worldwide Headquarters
On September 9th the Latitudes & Attitude offices, as well as our home, burnt to the ground in the North Complex Bear Fire. As we prepare to rebuild, we have moved into one of the two outbuildings that survived the fire. The 12' x 12' building you see here was finished the day of the fire. We had just put the first coat of paint on it when the fire came through that evening. It was going to be our tool shed. It is now our corporate headquarters. Since all of the staff work from their boats or homes, it seems to be working. And what the heck, after the fire burnt so many trees, our view of Lake Oroville and the Feather River is now unobstructed... BONUS!
Wight Vodka's favorite watering hole, the Soggy Dollar on Jost van Dyke's beautiful White Bay took this year's First Class prize as their favorite watering hole! Woohoo! Congratulations to the team for always being there with smiles on their faces, ice in the blenders and Painkillers at the ready.
Will Keene, Owner of Edson International
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) honored Will Keene, owner of Edson International, with the 2021 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation.
Will joined Edson in 1979, working alongside his father and brother and moving through the ranks as they built the company to what it is today, manufacturing industry-leading marine products for both power boats and sailboats, plus marine sanitation devices, marine pumps, industrial pumps, and commercial pumps.
For more than four decades, Will has been dedicated to improving inshore water quality with a commitment to building holding tank pump-out systems. In line with this commitment, Edson created the Edson Green Team, which encouraged all boaters and manufacturers of marine equipment to join in the Edson Green Team initiative.
Share The Sail News!
Croatia Sail Now Set for May 2022
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, and has been changed AGAIN. The pandemic means we can't do it on those dates, so we have moved it to May, 2022. The event was sold out, but there may be some who cannot make the new dates - if so, we will make their berths available. There may only be a few. If interested, email Jody and we will see what cabins we have.
Round The Horn Now Open For Reservations!
Save $1000 per cabin by reserving Before March 26th!
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This event NOW OPEN for reservations!
A $300 deposit holds your space!
Reservations must be made directly thru the ship company.
We are setting up a real adventure. The date? The date has been set for March 8-12, 2022. No, not on small sailboats. We have resereved 20 cabins on a 100-cabin, small adventure cruising boat. It will be a four-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
The cost for the land portion will be approximately $500 including transport, meals and hotels.
(This is an estimate until we can re-confirm rates after the hotels re-open!)
   An optional "land-portion" 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. All we need is a $50 deposit, so be sure to send Jody your email address so we can keep you updated as this comes closer to fruition. You can email jody@LatsAtts.com.
Bob Bitchin's Books Continue the Rollout!
Since 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-Order
(Due off the press March 15th to the 20th)
Starboard Attitude
This will be the first time this book as been available in hardcover, 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 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.
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 bobbitchin.com 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
PALM BEACH BOAT SHOW
March 25-28, 2021

PACIFIC SAIL & POWERBOAT SHOW
Has Been Cancelled

THE WOODEN BOAT SHOW
August 20-22, 2021

NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
September 16-19, 2021

NORWALK BOAT SHOW
September 23-26, 2021

UNITED STATES POWERBOAT SHOW (Annapolis)
October 7-10, 2021


UNITED STATES SAILBOAT SHOW (Annapolis)
October 14-18, 2021

boot, World's Largest Boat Show (Düsseldorf)
January 22-30, 2022
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