Biker to Sailor (2015), by Bob Bitchin
From outlaw biker and bodyguard for Evel Knievel to sailing on the Flagship for Green Peace that had no engine and used kerosene running lights. Experience a hurricane in Cabo San Lucas where 27 boats went up on the beach. Then sail across the Pacific with nothing but a sextant, make an 800-mile “error” and then end up arriving as a volcano is erupting!
By the author and creator of Latitudes & Attitudes, Cruising Outpost, Biker Lifestyle and Tattoo Magazines. This is Bob’s 8th book, and it’s all true (well, how he remembers it anyway!)
Sail thru miles of man ‘o war jellyfish, and then see what happens when you wrap a fishing net on your prop in 40° water!
See why a man had to be tied to the mast entering San Francisco Bay, and see how to move from boat to boat, until ending up with that “just right” boat.
Includes BB’s 10 Rules for Happy Cruising.
See how to stop dreaming your life, and start living your dreams!
What People Are Saying:
“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.”
Voyager, author, publisher
“Is Bob Bitchin for real or is he just a caricature of a biker guy turned cruiser? His transition from the black leather look and proclivities may never quite attain the buttoned-up yacht club blazer type but he’s moved a bit in that direction. Let’s just name Bob the Father of Outlaw Cruising and leave it at that. Biker turned cruiser? It wasn’t easy. Read this book about Bob’s earliest days afloat and the lessons learned on the water: warts, drugs, nakedness, thorny bits and all.”
Good Old Boat
“As a young man in my early 30’s making the transition from the Financial industry to Boating I gotta tell was I intimated coming into the Marine Industry- then I met Bob Bitchin! Needless to say, everything changed - someone who drank, cursed, bullshitted and whistled at women as they walked by - all while at work! I knew instantly I was home.”
Publisher, Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine