Month: August 2018


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2018 Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico “Panama Posse” Cruiser’s Rally Launch Party and Start Date November 29, 2018 from Mexico to Panama The second annual “Panama Posse” rally sails to seven countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.  The rally, starts at Marina Puerto de la Navidad, located just 150 nm south of Puerto Vallarta and ends at the Marina Vista Mar near the Panama Canal on June 1, 2019.     Benefits in joining the “Panama Posse” include daily SSB Communications net, vessel tracking, current country check in and check out procedures, 200+ verified safe anchorages, slip discounts from multiple marinas, express-check in at marinas and the Panama Canal, organized group land excursions and Posse parties along the way.  Information includes list of fuel stations, chandleries, provisions, haul out facilities, dive sites, resort anchorages and cultural & eco sites to visit.  A “Panama Posse” burgee is included with registration and hats and shirts with names of registered vessels will be available for a nominal fee. In 2018, eighty-three boats ranging from  66 feet to 27 feet, joined the Panama Posse representing 8 countries.  Thirty nine boats have already signed up for the 2018-19 Panama Posse, mostly from the U.S. and Canada, many have done the Baja-Haha, Pacific Puddle Jump, Transpac, Tahiti-Moorea, Tonga & Fiji Regattas and multiple countries in the South Pacific, Caribbean and Pacific Northwest. One of the official sponsors, Marina Puerto de la Navidad, is offering very attractive and discounted slip fees for all “Panama Posse” registered vessels for the month of November. The launch party will be held at Marina Puerto de la Navidad on Thursday November 29, 2018.  Seminars will be held during that week to cover the following topics: OpenCPN satellite overlay on electronic charts, (more…)