Celebrating 25 Years Of
Latitudes & Attitudes
First issue was March, 1997 and still going strong!
Newsletter Issue #96. All the News That Fits!
May 5th, 2022
Lotsa stuff to read in this issue...
So, please scroll all the way down and don't miss a thing!
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When cruising Mexico, there are three rules you should always stick to. 
  1. When drinking rum, be sure to add lime. Why, Who knows? Why not?
  2. When wearing a sombrero always tie that sucker down. Sails need wind, sombreros do not!
  3. When in Mexico or anywhere on Cinco De Mayo, always raise a glass to our new Ass. Publisher Seaman low-class David Levesque! It's his 50th this year!!

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Why We Cruise
This shot was taken by Ray Muzika. He travels the world taking some of the best photos of boating we have seen. Honestly, not sure where he shot this one, but it shows the beauty of the sailing lifestyle that we all love. Next time you're out, how about shooting a couple photos and sending them in to us. Who knows, they could pop up here!(or in the magazine!!)
Elan Yachts Now At Collection Yachts
We see some mighty kewl cruising boats in our travels and adventures and we’re happy when they find good homes with solid brokers. Elan Yachts underwent some issues and changes a few years back and it’s nice to see they landed with Collection Yachts out of Ft. Lauderdale. These Slovenia-built boats are something to definitely check out the next time you’re at a show. 
Join Us June 18th, Won't You??
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?
Infiniti 52 lost in the North Atlantic 

Built in the USA, the first Infiniti 52 to be delivered has been lost in the North Atlantic after colliding with an unidentified floating object (UFO). Designed by Hugh Welbourn, the monoull is the first foil assisted high performance racing yacht developed for semi-custom production.
The Tulikettu Racing Team, which christened this first boat in October 2021, share what happened:
It is with great sadness, that we must report an incident that occurred in the North Atlantic while Tulikettu was sailing from Cascais, Portugal back to the Team Base in Gosport, United Kingdom. All four delivery crew members survived the situation unharmed, and have returned to the United Kingdom with their loved ones.
The yacht collided with an UFO on April 18. The EPIRB was launched on April 20 at 00:54 am UTC. Will Jackson, Tulikettu shore team manager, supported the Person-In-Charge via a continuous satellite connection. On April 20 at 10:45 am UTC, the entire crew was evacuated to an oil tanker that had been diverted to assist, and Tulikettu had to be abandoned at sea.
Nova-Lux? Now there's an idea!
Coast Guard Documentation Renewal SCAM!!
Official-looking vessel documentation renewal notices can lead to confusion and higher costs
SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 5, 2022 – Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is advising boaters with vessels that have a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Documentation to be wary of any letter arriving by U.S. mail offering renewal. BoatUS advises that while the Coast Guard does send official annual renewal notices by U.S. mail, other notices being received by BoatUS members are not from the Coast Guard but rather third-party companies whose name or return addresses may appear similar to that of the official U.S. Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center (NVDC).
A 2017 Coast Guard issued a bulletin says in part:
“The NVDC is aware that there are commercial entities that offer to manage the certification/renewal process on behalf of vessel owners for a fee. The Coast Guard does not endorse any of these companies, and the companies do not operate on behalf of the Coast Guard in any way. Any fees charged or agreements offered by such companies are in no way associated with the NVDC certification process. In addition, these companies are not authorized to issue any form of documentation, including travel letters and/or permits that authorize operation of ANY vessel. Customer complaints can be made through the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) website at https://www.ftc.gov/.”
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 21-29, 2023

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

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.
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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