Newsletter Issue #89. All the News That Fits!
October 7, 2021 
Lotsa stuff to read in this issue...
So, please scroll all the way down and don't miss a thing!
The Summer Issue is now on sale!
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 December 18th!
Why We Cruise
This is a real blast from the past: the sailing vessel Stone Witch, a 74' square-rigged topsail schooner, sailing south to Guatemala. She was the flagship for Greenpeace in the '70s, with no engine, kerosene-running lights, and four 21' sweeps for propulsion. Created by Captain Alan Olson (currently the CEO of the Educational Tallship Foundations), she was the boat that taught publisher Bob Bitchin what the sailing life was all about. The best lifestyle in the world!
Coming To The Annapolis Show?
So Are We! ~ October 14-18 ~ See You There!
Exciting News From The Pardeys
Renowned sailor, author, and producer Lin Pardey, in conjunction with Mike Anderson of Sailflix, will be releasing a documentary on the 14th October titled "The Real Deal - Larry Pardey, Legendary Sailor and Adventurer." The film is an intimate profile of Larry Pardey and the Pardey’s voyage to and around Cape Horn. 
The Real Deal will be released October 14, 2021, to coincide with the opening of the Annapolis Sailboat show. DVD and Flash Drive versions will be available at The Boat Galley booth M5. The Real Deal is available now as a pre-order: download or streaming rental from on demand platform. Once released, Blu-rays and DVDs will be available on TheSailingChannel.TV All profits raised from the sale of the documentary will go to the Larry Pardey Observatory at Camp Bentzen, NZ.
The World's Largest Boat Show
boot, Düsseldorf, January 22-30, 2022
If you ever wondered what boat show is a "must see," the answer is boot Düsseldorf. Over 10 miles of aisles, 2 million square feet of display areas, and just about everything you can think of for sailing, boating, and the water world.
The borders are opening, and it's time to "get out there"!
Share The Sail News!
The Cape Horn and Croatia Share The Sail Events
Are Full... BUT we are working on new ones!
Where in the world have you never been? Where would you like to sail?
It was 22 years ago that we created the Share The Sail concept. It was simple. We arrange for 5-10 sailboats in exotic locations in places like Tahiti, Greece, The BVIs, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, or the San Juan Islands. Then we invited our readers to "share the sail" with us. We have arranged over 50 of these fun events, introducing the lifestyle to thousands of cruisers. The two events we had planned prior to the pandemic have been postponed a few times, but being optimistic, we feel the Cape Horn Adventure in March should be okay, and the Croatia event in May as well. They are both full and have been for awhile. So where do you think you'd like to try? Got a place on your "bucket list"? Email me at [email protected] and let me know. I'll see if we can't get one lined up for one of your favorite places!

Isabella Stefania To Open
For Eric Stone At St. Pete Party!
On Saturday, January 22, 2022, Isabella Stefania will be opening for The Eric Stone Band at the St. Petersburg Cruiser's Party. St. Pete was the first show Lats&Atts ever hosted, about 23 years ago.
What's funny is, when we threw the first party back in 2001, Isabella hadn't even been born yet!
So be sure to come by and help us celebrate over 20 years of great cruisers parties. Saturday night, at close of show, January 22nd!
Be there or be square! We will be sending in live feeds to Pyrate Radio from the show!
Boat Show News & Updates
October 7-10, 2021

October 14-18, 2021

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

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.
DORF ~  Pre-order NOW!
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.
Starboard Attitude - Now available
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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