Newsletter Issue #90. All the News That Fits!
November 4, 2021 
Lotsa stuff to read in this issue...
So, please scroll all the way down and don't miss a thing!
The Fall Issue is now on sale! Winter issue ship's by November 18th
Lats & Atts FALL 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).

& keep Latitudes & Attitudes going for another 20 years!
The Winter Issue goes on sale December 1st!
In subscriber homes around November 18th!
Why We Cruise
If you ever wondered what the cruising lifestyle is about, this pic from Joe Fema aboard SV Osprey anchored in West Palm Beach kinda shows you one of the best reasons there is to be a cruiser. Tranquility at anchor after sailing thru a storm can give you a feeling of accomplishment you just can't find in our "civilized" world. One evening like this can change your life!
Sailing Convention For Women, February 5
The Sailing Convention for Women is back and offering expanded learning opportunities! February 5, 2022 marks the 31st annual convention after the Covid hiatus in 2021. The convention features an all-day series of on-the-water instruction and shore-based workshops, from beginners to the very experienced women sailors!
The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club (BCYC) is the hosting venue as it has been for the past 27 years. Located on the water in beautiful Corona del Mar, California, in Newport Harbor, it’s the perfect place to hold this type of event with plenty of space for visiting boats and enthusiastic sailors. 
Tall Ship Matthew Turner Update
For about seven years, the Lats&Atts Cruiser’s Parties have included raffles with prizes like gear donated by the industry, and the proceeds have gone to help build the Barq Matthew Turner. The cost of the ship was $6 million dollars. Funds came from small and large donations, individuals and foundations, that share the values and support the mission. All the materials and methods used are of the highest sustainable and recyclable standards available. The ship meets her own energy and propulsion needs through a state-of-the-art hybrid system using wind power to produce electrical generation.
The vessel is inspired by renowned Bay Area ship builder, Matthew Turner, and his design, Galilee, which came to rest at the foot of Napa Street in Sausalito. Her stern is permanently on display at Fort Mason.
Boat Show News & Updates

St. Petersburg Boat Show (FL) 
January 20-23, 2022

boot, World's Largest Boat Show (Düsseldorf) 
SEE YOU THERE! (Maybe... lol)
January 22-30, 2022

Miami International Boat Show 
February 16-20, 2022

This show has been acquired by the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA). The new dates have not been announced as of this newsletter, but will be updated in upcoming newsletters!

September 2022

September, 2022

October 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.
Available for Pre-Order NOW!
The perennial bestseller from the man behind Latitudes & Attitudes is now available as a Sigfned! 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.
Letters From The Lost Soul is now available as a signed, hardcover collectors edition complete with color photos. This is the first time in over 15 years the book will be available as a hard-cover edition, with full color photos showing what the voyage was really like.
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. Schrodinger'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.
But those of you who were there, you will know. You will also know when I stray from the facts. Ya gotta have a little poetic license, right? I mean, hell, if Tom Clancy can use the Royal Family and sitting Presidents in his “fiction” I guess I can use a bunch of degenerate bikers in mine, right?
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 as they follow a course that will bring them even closer together.
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.
This will be the first time this book as been available in hardcover, and you can now place your pre-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.
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 - Now Available.
Biker to Sailor, is now available at for $24.95. 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
“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
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
“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
And 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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