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2012 has marked many changes here at Latitudes & Attitudes. All of them good! On January 13 Sextant Publishing, Inc. officially became the new owners. Our venerable founder, Bob Bitchin, will stay on as "Publisher Emeritus" with virtually the entire staff remaining unchanged. New President/CEO DJ Doran is in it "for the long haul", and is committed to taking Lats & Atts to the next level.
One of the first positive moves was the return to 12 monthly issues per year. Other business level decisions and improvements have made the entire company stronger and better positioned for growth and expansion.
But the cherry on top was the company's decision to buy back the Lost Soul! That's right, Bob and Jody will once again be able to sail the famous Formosa 56 and write, blog, and post videos on their new adventures. The iconic vessel will be a floating goodwill ambassador for Latitudes & Attitudes, and will make port in many of the major sailboat shows on both coasts. She will make her debut at the Strictly Sail Boat Show in Oakland April 12th through the 15th and it will be your first chance to see the boat that launched the magazine and TV show live and up close.
1978 Tayana 37
Freedom comes when youíre ready to sail away. True freedom comes when you donít have to return
Cut off from the land that bore us, betrayed by the land we find, where the brightest have gone before us and the dullest remain behind, .......but stand to your glasses, steady,.......tis all we have left to prize, raise a cup to the dead already, hurrah for the next that dies