Civil War Era Submarine in Panama?

Did you know that there is a rusting hulk of a submarine on a beach in the Las Perlas Island that's been there since the 1860's! How cool is that? Check it out on San Telmo Island. Read all about it here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_Marine_Explorer

Cheers,

Stan

M/V CrossRoads


Panama Posse Launch Party

And we are off.  After a wonderful and stunning  Panama Posse Launch Party the fleet is heading south.

We will post Pictures of the Party here and in our Facebook group for all to see ! 

 

See you down the coast !

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GOODNAUTICAL SAFE TRACK

Open CPN

We held our opencpn seminar yesterday and shared ( thanks to Marc from Liquid )
most satellite kap files of the coast between Barra de Navidad and Panama !

  1. If you missed it you can download opencpn for free from
    https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadopencpn.html     ( mac / pc / android  versions  )
  2. PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANTS CAN   GET THESE CHARTS FOR FREE PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK >>
  • place them into their own directory - create a directory  (folder) with a unique name
    example (c:\charts\sat_charts ) on a Mac  Documents Charts
  •  launch / open OpenCpn
  • and add the charts -
    click on Options ( little wrench) -> Charts -> Add Directory -> Select the Folder you just created ->  example (PC c:\charts\sat_charts  or  MAC Documents/Charts/Stelllite-Charts)
  • Click [x]  Scan Charts and update Database - Apply  - wait and voila !
    Open Cpn with Satelit Images
  • Seminar attendance in Barra de Navidad
    Shearwater
    Interlude
    Respite
    Crossroads
    Raven
    Annapurna
    Easy
    Volante III
    Liquid
    Carinthia
    Kea

Read more


Tehuantepec

So it's time to start our long range planing and regardless of when you and your vessel plan on crossing the Tehuantepec - it is best to proceed with caution - Here are the Pilot Chart excerpts - for December - January and February. This Post will evolve over time to give everyone a good overview and document best practices and lessons learned from fellow mariners.

First - here is how pilot chart's wind roses work.
Pilot Roses Explained

Tehuantepec's historical data for December
T-pec December

Tehuantepec's historical data for January
T-Pec January

Tehuantepec's historical data for February
T-Pec February

 

 

 

2) Your crossing the Tehuantepec will depend on your speed and your "size" of the the Weather Window.

Ocean waves take about 6 - 12 hours to  lay down so only go straight across if you got 48 hours.

Hugging the shore adds 60 NM but add's the ability for you to get live weather and even anchor off the shores

Hugging the shore is the more prudent choice as you can pick up 7 cellphone towers and update your weather forecasts.
Tehuantepec Crossing

 

 


urepara Panama

FLEET UPDATES

PANAMA  POSSE  23·24  |  Season 7 |   SUBSCRIBE >>




2024-01-21 >>

Pictures of the Week

  • Micro Posses Here and There 🇲🇽 🇸🇻 🇵🇦
  • Season 7 Award Entries: Biggest Fish Caught, Most Unwanted Guest, & Photo of the Year
  • Posse Kids (Big and Little) Fishing and Catching 🇲🇽 🇨🇷 🇵🇦
  • Seeking Shelter From the South Swell Little Known Coves in the Perlas, Panama are Revealed 🇵🇦
  • Good Nautical: Ipala Mexico 🇲🇽
  • Posse Perk: Free Tracking: Sign up!
  • Meet the Fleet: SY PATHFINDER
  • Security Alert: 3 steps to keeping your dinghy safe
  • MUST SEE: Copper Canyon, 🇲🇽

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2023-04-23 >>

Drakes Bay

  • PICTURES OF THE WEEK
    MEET THE FLEET: SY QUESO GRANDE
    EMERGENCY NUMBERS & GREEN ZONES IN PANAMA
    NICARAGUA, COLUMBIA, HONDURAS: PIRATE ALLEY
    COURAGE AWARD AND MOST UNINVITED VISITORS
    SOLO SEA TRIAL TO CUBA
    TRANSITIONING FROM SEASON 6 TO SEASON 7
    BAHIA SANTA ELENA 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA
    FOOD FESTIVALS IN 🇧🇿 BELIZE LOBSTERFEST &CACAOFEST
    LAND TRIP: PUERTO MADERO THREE PART TOUR IN CHIAPAS 🇲🇽 MEXICO
    CINCO DE MAYO: HISTORY, SIGNIFICANCE & CELEBRATION
    SY PATHFINDER CROSSES THE EQUATOR

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2023-03-19 >>

FLEET UPDATE

  • VISTA MAR MARINA PARTY WITH FLOR DE CAÑA
  • LIGHTNING
  • SAN BLAS 🇵🇦   REVISTED
  • MARINA PUERTO BAHIA 🇩🇴 DR
  • ISLA ISABELLA 🇲🇽  MEXICO
  • OFF THE BEATEN PATH 🇸🇻 EL SALVADOR
  • SIGNINGS ON THE BARREL OF HOPE
  • CHIMERA’S 🇨🇴 COLOMBIA
  • MEET THE NEW EDITOR
  • PANAMA POSSE SWAG
  • SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS 🇲🇽 MEXICO

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2023-03-03 >>

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    • SAVE THE DATE MAY 22
    • ISLA BONA 🇵🇦 PANAMA
    • CROSSING UNDER BRIDGES
    • PANAMA POSSE 🎉 PARTIES
    • GOOD ANCHORAGE ⚓
    • ZIHUATANEJO GUITAR FESTIVAL 🎸
    • SEEKER CONQUERS 🇳🇮 NICARAGUA
    • LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES
    • 🐕 BOAT DOGS
    • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION
    • 🧢 OCEAN CLASSICS
    • ⚠️ Security Alert
    • 💲 YACHT FOR SALE

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2023-02-21 >>

Isla Parida Panama

  • REPORT FROM BOCAS DEL TORO 🇵🇦 PANAMA
  • CONTINUING THE JOURNEY 🇲🇽 MEXICO PACIFIC
  • SUPER BOWL🏈 PANAMA POSSE YACHT PARTIES
  • MONKEY 🐒 ON THE BEACH
  • ⚠️ GREASY LINES ALERT 🇵🇦 PANAMA
  • MEET THE FLEET ⛵
  • DISCOVERY BAY 🇯🇲 JAMAICA
  • SAVE THE DATE 🎆 MAY 21 VISTA MAR MARINA
  • PANAMA POSSE💲 YACHT FOR SALE

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2022-11-08 >>


Careening for free
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  • UNINVITED VISITORS
  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT AWARD
  • BARRA DE NAVIDAD 🇲🇽 MX  KICK OFF EVENT
  • FORESHADOWING  “SEA SHANTIES”
  • THE HOISTING OF THE BURGEES CONTINUE …
  • CAREENING IN EL SALVADOR
  • LATE SEASON TROPICAL STORM NICOLE
  • “IN PORT SAFETY”
  • CASCO VIEJO 🇵🇦  PANAMA
  • SUN POWERED YACHTS ☀️⛵ SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
  • SAILING WITH PETS IN CENTRAL AMERICA  AND THE CARIBBEAN

READ MORE >>

2022-10-30 >>


🇺🇸 🇲🇽 🇬🇹 🇸🇻 🇭🇳 🇳🇮 🇨🇷 🇵🇦 🇪🇨 🇨🇴 🇯🇲 🇰🇾 🇧🇿 🇹🇨 🇧🇸 🇨🇺 🇩🇴

  • DAY OF THE DEAD
  • SAN DIEGO & THE BARREL
  • INVOCATION OF THE FLEET
  • 230 VESSELS & 19 ENSIGNS
  • HOISTING OF THE BURGEES
  • LONG LINE ⚠️DANGERS
  • THE BAJA PENINSULA RUN – EASY 750 NM
  • MUST SEE: SIAN KAʼAN BIOSPHERE 🇲🇽 MEXICO
  • OCEAN POSSE PARTY @ SHELTER BAY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 03 ‘23
  • CLIMATOLOGY

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2022-10-20 >>

THE PANAMA POSSE BARREL
🇺🇸 🇲🇽 🇬🇹 🇸🇻 🇭🇳 🇳🇮 🇨🇷 🇵🇦 🇪🇨 🇨🇴 🇯🇲 🇰🇾 🇧🇿 🇹🇨 🇧🇸 🇨🇺 🇩🇴

    • Meet The Fleet
    • Introducing The Barrel 
    • Every Season Begins With The Howler Monkey
    • Open Cpn Seminar Date Oct 23rd 10:30 Am Pst Seminar Schedule
    • Free Rum & Free Music and Meet The Fleet  
    • Emergency  Information And Contact Info Remember #sar
    • Join The FB Group To Share Pictures And Informal Chatting
    • Weekly Line Calls Every Monday  15:30 Utc | 16:00 Utc 
    • 40 Must Sees Along The Route
    • Before You Head South – Considerations

 

READ MORE >>


2022-09-27 >>

Fleet update Tropical Waves in Central America
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  • 173 VESSELS FROM 13 ENSIGNS
  • HOISTING OF THE BURGEES
  • UNINVITED VISITORS
  • PANAMA POSSE SWAG
  • DIESEL BUG FUEL
  • KICK OFF WEEK MEXICO
  • SATURDAY INTRODUCTORY ZOOM CALL
  • ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW BOOTH #VB10
  • CALIFORNIA LAUNCH PARTY SAN DIEGO
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2022-06-07 >>

Picture of the year
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• AWARD WINNERS
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2021-09-05 >>

The Marina at South Bank,

· REGISTRATION FOR THE 21·22 SEASON NOW OPEN
· PANAMA POSSE FLEET TRACKING
· 21·22 PANAMA POSSE
· SPECIAL KICK OFF EVENT
· PANAMA POSSE KICKOFF & SEMINAR WEEK MEXICO
· HURRICANE NORA
· MUST SEE’S ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE
· PANAMA POSSE AREA OF OPERATION
· VESSEL CHECK LIST
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· OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

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2019-06-01 >>


Season Finale

• VISTA MAR, PANAMA POSSE FINALE CELEBRATION
• TAKE THE PANAMA POSSE SURVEY
• DEALING WITH AN INSURANCE CLAIM
• HURRICANE SEASON
• THANKING ALL OF OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
• GOOD BYE – UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN !
• WATCH THE VIDEO !
• https://youtu.be/xhViPrbmB_M
2019-06-01 >> READ MORE

2019-05-22 >>


Season weather systems in the SE PACIFIC

• YOU KNOW THE OLD MAN
• NEEDING A RIDE IN PANAMA CITY OR TO/FROM SHELTER BAY CALL CARLOS
• BAHÍA DEL SOL BAR IS CLOSED THIS WEEK DUE TO THE SWELL CONDITIONS MAKING CROSSINGS DANGEROUS
• DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD,AREA OF LOW PRESSURE
• DISTURBANCE MOVES SLOWLY WESTWARD TO THE SOUTH OF MEXICO
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🔒 FOR CURRENT PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Save the date

Dear Panama Posse participants;

 

Below are the dates for seminars here in Marina Puerto de La Navidad and the Panama Posse Launch Party.

  • Tuesday 21st at 3 PM – OpenCPN - Free route planning and navigation tool -   2 hours*
  • Monday 27th at 3 PM   – Route planning & Weather  - 2 hours*
  • Tuesday 28th at 3 PM  - Weather - concepts and best practices  - 2 hours*
  • Wednesday 29th 3 PM  - Q&A
  • Wednesday29t following the Q&A  the official launch party -
    (stay tuned for details – for panama posse participants only)

    *in the air conditioned marina office confrence room at Marina Puerto la Navidad / Barra


First Burgee is flying

Dear fellow Panama Posse vessels !

SV Carinthia is proudly flying the Panama Posse Burgee.

Please pick up your burgee or drop by SV Carinthia.

Our tentative schedule for deliveries is
Sun 11/5 - Wed 11/8 in La Cruz, Nayarit
Mon 11/13 -> forward in Barra de Navidad

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