Celebrating 25 Years Of
Latitudes & Attitudes
The Spring Issue Is Our 25th Anniversary Issue!
Newsletter Issue #94. All the News That Fits!
March 3th, 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 SPRING Issue Now on Sale!

The Spring issue is on newsstands everywhere. Don't miss an issue! You can subscribe to the online issue (above) free of charge, or (wink, wink, nod, nod) you can subscribe to the print issue (below). Remember, print magazines are like a juicy hamburger. You can find 'em online, but ya gotta hold it in your hands to get the most out of every bite! Same with a magazine!

& keep Latitudes & Attitudes going for another 20 years!
The Spring Issue is now on sale!
Why We Cruise
This photo was sent in by Pat Campbell of SV Tehani at anchor in Warderick Wells, Exumas. There are those out there who wonder why we do what we do, heading out on boats a little larger than a jail cell. Here's an answer to that question. The cruising lifestyle is something you have to see to believe, and those who have done it know. Maybe we should keep it a secret, so it doesn't get too crowded out there!
Dave Rogers’ photos of the boat smashing into the huge waves and rolling on its side . 
Practice, Practice Practice!
If you’ve ever golfed, played a musical instrument, fly fished or done anything else that requires repetition to master, then you know all about the phrase, “Practice makes perfect.” The U.S. Coast Guard is one organization that unquestionably subscribes to that line of thinking, especially when it comes to running its 47-foot Motor Lifeboats in heavy surf. 
Earlier this week, a boisterous low-pressure system off the West Coast delivered punishing onshore winds along a 1,200-mile stretch of beach from Canada down into California, which created 20- to 30-foot waves in some locations. The Coast Guard saw it as a perfect opportunity to run its crews through the wash cycle aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat, and a local photographer captured the stunning action at San Francisco, California’s, Ocean Beach. 
Meet Our Cartoonist Sacha Wrunkiw
Sacha’s own cruising experience gives him an in-depth understanding of the trials of boating, and the many ways we find to torment ourselves, spouses and our crew when near the water. Sacha’s comedy in cartoons reaches into our hearts, bringing smiles of “I’ve done that!” and “That’s me!” to those who take it too seriously. Life is truly better than fiction, and his comedy showcases the non stop ways to poke fun at ourselves and the hilarious journey we call life.
     —Bill Parlatore, former Owner/Editor in Chief, PassageMaker Magazine.
Boat Show News & Updates

September 2022

September, 2022

October 2022

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

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

Miami International Boat Show 
February , 2023

Miami Boat Show
Layout Okay For Some, Not For Others
This years Miami Show was a whole new layout. For some it worked out great. Not so for others.
For Lats&Atts, in the sailboat section, it was not the best of shows, but it was nice to be at a show again, without mandatory masks.
The booths in the Sailboat Section were very hard to access. It was located on the North side of the FTX Arena. The boats had great access, but the booths were hard to find. Hopefully next year they will find a way to fix that!
But the manatee's were plentiful/ Fun for folks to see, but it did slow down the test rides!! LOL!!!
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!
Latitudes & Attitudes | www.latsatts.com