Re: Latts & Atts is GONE!
I agree with you most of the sailing mag's have gone commercial - and you can't blame them as they are for profit.
At the same time the level of writing and reporting has gone downhill and budgets have been cut. I used to get all the mag's - and overtime got tired of seeing a rehash of the same reviews of the same boats/gear in every one of them.
Try blogs. None of them will win a prize for writing (well maybe mine will), but they tell the stories of the people who are out there doing it. Most of them are just simple folk writing for a primary audience of family and friends. They keep it real.
What you do to find these blogs is look in the signature line of folks here, then look at the links they have for other's blogs, and a domino effect eventually gets you to some good reading.
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.