FLEET UPDATE 2020-01-26

  • GYRE ALERT, Golfito, Costa Rica
  • GOOD NAUTICAL "DANGER CATEGORY"
  • YAMAHA Parts in ACAPULCO, MX
  • PICTURE OF THE WEEK
  • BAHIA SANTIAGO, MANZANILLO, MEXICO
  • DUTY FREE - GOLFITO, COSTA RICA
  • DISTILLERY, TENECATITA RIVER, MX
  • NORTHERN COSTA RICA
  • PANAMA CANAL
  • PANAMA CANAL
  • COUNTER POSSE PARTY @ VISTA MAR MARINA
  • VISTA MAR LOGISTICS, PANAMA
  • COSTA RICA PICTURES
  • BAHIA ELENA, COSTA RICA
  • LINE.me call Monday @ 16:00 UTC
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1) Gyre Alert, near Golfito, Costa Rica

When transiting Golfito - Armuelles (either way) watch
carefully in the area of
8° 15.513' N  83° 5.165' W on the Costa Rica side of
punta balsa as there is a ~2 mile diameter
tidal gyre filled with semi submerged debris. I suspect it
moves n-s with the tides.
Anduril, who we were travelling in company with, struck a
2’ diameter 30’ long semi-submerged log
(thankfully with no damage) and we saw many other
dangerously large pieces, all of which showed signs of
long term immersion. 

Not sure how to enter a passage note in goodnautical.
(Something not anchorage related). 

Thanks,

Rob & Debra

Rob
Debra

AVANT

2) Good Nautical has just added a new category
called Danger

said Gyre has been added !

They are now clearly marked - you can add
dangers
by simply double clicking
on the sat image at the location or clicking the ADD button
- we'll add the dinghy theft areas from season 1 this week

Dangers are now a distinct category in Good Nautical

3) YAMAHA Parts in ACAPULCO, MX

This may be interesting to boats stopping in
Acapulco.
There is a store near La Marina Acauplco that sells
genuine Yamaha parts. 

Yamaha

Implementos el Pescador
+52 744 483 4359
http://implementoselpescador.com/
Velázquez de León 42, El Parazal, 39300 Acapulco de
Juárez,
@  16°51'10.3"N 99°54'13.3"W

We did not go personally because the mechanic we
hired was nice enough to go for us so
I cannot speak for the selection, but he was able to buy
genuine Yamaha branded spark plugs right off the shelf.

Brian & Liz

Liz
Brian

HALF MOON 

3) PICTURES OF THE WEEK

SLATAIR III

Saltair III - Las Perlas, Panama
Brad, Krista & Cole

SALTAIR 3

Delta

Cindy & MarcDELTA SWIZZLER

4) Bahia Santiago (Manzanillo), México

Sunken

The vessel that sank in 1965 at Bahia de Santiago
(Manzanillo)
August 6th 1965, in Bahia Santiago
(Manzanillo) México a cargo ship sank, it was owned by
Naviera de California.
This big boat was built in UK by West Hartlepool and
launched as Arguill. ,In 1940 it was sold to Compagnie
du boleo and
named San Luciano.,Now this boat lies 9m underwater and
it became a reef and home of several sea creatures.
Location: Almost 300 yards off the beach in Santiago Bay
at "playa La Boquita" (Manzanillo) 

Sunset

Sunset while sailing between Lázaro Cárdenas and Isla
Grande (Ixtapa)

Jim & Zyanya

Jim
Zyanya

LILY ROWAN

5) DUTY FREE - GOLFITO, COSTA RICA
Anduril and Avant enjoyed a day of
duty free shopping in Golfito this week.  Here is
the drill.   Take a taxi to the Duty
Free Zone and present your passports at the ticket
windows shown in the photograph.   You will each be
given a free ticket authorizing purchases of up to
1,800,800 colones (about $3000 USD). The ticket is
valid for the whole year starting the next day but
can only be used for one shopping trip.  The 1 day
wait is to show you have been in Golfito overnight.
  If you just want to look
without making a purchase just walk right in. 
 

Return
the next day, or later.   When you make your
purchases at the various shops, your ticket will
be updated.  Present your used ticket at the
Exit.  Greg and I put all our purchases on his
ticket so we still have my ticket for when we
return in a month.

Most
of the shops sell large appliances and
kitchenware.   There is also beer, wine, liquor,
clothes, shoes, cosmetics, shampoo, and a very
small selection of dry groceries. There were no
cameras or cigarettes when we were there.

The
discounts for the alcohol was less than half the
regular price charged in super markets in Costa
Rica.

Frontera
Sauvignon Blanc - 2000 colones

Tanqueray
Gin - 7076 colones

Jose
Cuervo Tequila - 6274 colones

24
beer - about $10 USD

If
you’re heading north, don’t forget to stock up on
Tequila.   Bahia Del Sol is a great stop and
tequila is always appreciated there.

Anduril

Ticket window

Loading up

It is a myth that all Canadians drink a lot.

Anduril 3

Best wine prices at Store # 22.

Duty Free Location
http://www.goodnautical.com/costa-rica/point-interest/duty-free-zone-and-shops
Greg
Alice

Greg
& Alice

ANDURIL

6) Tenactita River, MX

Who knew....?  Up the Tenactita river there is a
Raicilla distillery (tequila just not the same agave
plant). These guys age the Raicilla for 17 years!! This
stuff was great, call Alejandro to set up the free taxi
at the end of the river, Pancho will pick you and give
you the free tour and testing, then you can stay and eat
some excellent food. They make money by you purchasing
some of the Raicilla.

Raicilla
there

Chris

Chris

SEAGLUB

7) Northern Costa Rica

We departed Papagayo and spent one night at Playa
Panama
across the bay. There’s a resort there with a
restaurant, but we didn’t go ashore.

We had already visited Tamarindo by land, so we anchored
at Playa Grande where it was much quieter than over in the
city.  We did enjoy Tamarindo when we went there. Lots of
restaurants and Witch’s Rock has a brewery with great
craft beers and live music on the weekend.

Next was Bahía Samara.  There are two anchorages.  The
western one is easier to get into, but the reefs don’t do
a good job of blocking the swells except at low tide.  The
eastern one, which is marked in Navionics needs to be
accessed via a channel between a reef and an island.  It’s
not accessible from the main bay because it’s very shallow
between the reef and the beach.  There were several
restaurants ashore.

Bahía Ballena also has two anchorages, east & west. 
Pick the one blocking the swells.  We anchored in the
eastern one in about 17ft.

Bahía Herradura, which is only 20nm from Ballena is pretty
crowded and we didn’t see anything on the beach.  Lots of
condos and a private marina crowded with sport fishing
boats.

Now we’re in Marina Pez Vela.  We’re not in any
hurry and we’re studying Spanish, so we decided to take
advantage of the Posse discount and spend up to a month
here.
- Daily rate for 45ft is $127.12, Monthly $1,220.40 plus
elect/water.
- Water is potable (~100ppm) but metered. 
- Lots of tours available either through the concierge or
in Quepos. 
- Several restaurants at the marina, but no pool or
Jacuzzi. 
- There’s a free shuttle to the park, but we haven’t
checked it out yet.
- Wi-fi is free and good, but not great.  There’s a nice
“Captain’s Lounge” and the wi-fi might be better there.
- Laundry is VERY expensive $5/kilo
- Propane can be filled but the store in Quepos has to
send it out on a truck for fill, so it’s not a fast
service.  We haven’t done it yet.
- Marina staff are very friendly and enthusiastic.
- FUEL at both Papagayo and Pez Vela was $3.84/gal after
taxes & fees.

Playa Grande, Tamarindo 10-19.517’N, 85-51.114W ~30 ft.
If coming from north, don’t go in at an angle; there be
rocks.
Bahía Samara 9-52.53’N, 85-31.686W ~20 ft.
Bahía Ballena 9-43.043N, 85-00.666W 17ft
Bahía Herradura 9-38.798N, 84-39.709W 36ft

Bob
Carol

Bob & Carol

SINGULARITY

Trance in the Canal

8) Panama Canal, PANAMA

In the Panama Canal this evening

The directions from the advisor ( Instructions from the
Panama Posse  Canal Agent Erick )
are spot on, the only unexpected thing was the monkeys
fist is only the size of a baseball. We thought it would
be bigger.

Dan


Dan


TRANCE

9) Panama Canal, PANAMA

Destination

M/V Destination successfully transited canal Northbound
Jan 13. According to authorities we were the first in
history of canal to be measured, pay the fees and assigned
a slot on a Saturday and travel thru the next Monday at
7am. Awesome experience. Glad to be in the Caribbean.

Destination
VISTA MAR PANAMA POSSE PARTY
POSSE

10) COUNTER POSSE PARTY @ VISTA MAR MARINA

ELEVEN 11
COMPROMISE
WILDEST DREAMS
SALTAIR 3
MORNING STAR
TRANCE
a.m.o.

11) Picture of Vista Mar Marina

VISTA MAR MARINA
Dan
Angela

Angela & Dan
ANGELIQUE

12) VISTA MAR LOGISTICS, PANAMA

Regarding Vista Mar shipping,  yes the local Mail Boxes
etc is great and fast. But very costly if your delivery is
heavy.  Delivery is sent to MBE in Miami and they fly it
to Panama and MBE in Coronado picks it up. They handle
handle the additional cost (air freight,  customs,  etc)
and you get charged when you pick it up. I heard, but
cannot remember, the name of a company in the US that you
order everything through them, they will get it to you. 
It might be called Marine Exchange.  Hopefully someone on
hear can elaborate. But I do highly recommend MBE for
lighter weight items.  It was soooooo easy.

Jeariene
Walt

Marine warehouse in Isla Perico on the Amador causeway
coordinated several items purchased and shipped from the
states for a very reasonable rate.  Arturo delivered 6 new
batteries, a refrigerator and a new mast track to vista
mar for $60 on top of that.  Arturo also advised me on how
to deliver good via Yacht-in-Transit duty free, and we had
a rudder bearing shipped in from Denmark, and a new Genoa
shipped in from South Africa, costing $5 and $25
respectively to receive at aduanas in Flamenco
Marina...Arturo also hooked me up with barrier coat and
antifouling paints....highly recommend Marine Warehouse

Walt & Jeariene

KNOT RIGHT

SQUALLY

13) COSTA RICA PICTURES

Crew
Rowan
Victoria
Crew
Crew

Rowan, Victoria & Crew

TALIESIN ROSE

14) Bahía Elena, COSTA RICA

Neshuma sailed up from Elena yesterday. Beam reach the
whole way. Didn't see anything over 33kts.
 Checked in on arrival though the port Captain wasn't here
so have to get the National Zarpe today. Bahía Elena was a
great stay. Very flat. No swell and no Park Rangers.   
Stayed 2 days.   Watch for fisherman on the way up.  
They're still out there in the high winds.

If you're wondering about the fishing  boats they were
right off Cabo Santa Elena and also in and out of Bahia
Santa Elena.    We cut direct to San Juan del Sur and
there were 3 we went by in that direct line.
    The two bigger doats were  picking up in both cases at
Cabo  around  1300.
   Just a heads up

Carl & Cynthia

NESHUMA

15)Line.me - live fleet line calls on Mondays

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Dietmar

Dietmar & Suzanne
SV Carinthia

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FLEET UPDATE 2020-01-19

  • PREDICT WIND - new Panama Posse Sponsor
  • PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR HEAD SHOTS - if you are on this
    list
  • BOCAS MARINA Panama  -
    new Panama Posse Marina Sponsor
  • TOURING COSTA RICA by car ...
  • PICTURES OF THE WEEK
  • SQUASH
    BLOSSOMS SEASON, MEXICO
  • PANAMA CANAL HIGH SEASON
  • PANAMA CANAL TIME LAPSE
    VIDEO
  • REMINDER A strong dinghy lock and thick long cable
  • WARNING: REEF JUST OUTSIDE SHELTER BAY
    MARINA, PANAMA
  • WEEKLY LINE.me call
  • UPDATES
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1) We are very excited to
announce that Predict Wind
has come on board as an
official sponsor of the  Panama Posse

Predict
          Wind

Predict
Wind
offers the Highest Resolution & Most
Advanced Forecasts On The Web & Mobile with
outstanding Accuracy and has worldwide coverage.

below is a you tube video - and stay
tuned for details
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeaBV1IpjMA

Additional Partners and
Sponsors are:

Panama
          Posse

2) PLEASE
EMAIL US YOUR HEAD SHOTS - if you are on this list

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Bocas

3)
BOCAS MARINA -
Bocas del Toro, PANAMA has come on board as a new
sponsorship marina

  • discounts on dockage
  • discounts on haul
    outs
  • discounts on fuel

For reservations and details
please contact 
Luis
Fabian

Cell # +507 66166000

Email: bocasyachtclub@yahoo.com
Web: http://www.bocasmarina.comwww.bocasboatyard.comwww.facebook.com/bocasmarina/Phone:
+(507) 757-9800
Fax:
+(507)757-9801

Bocas

4) Touring Costa
Rica by car.

Touring Costa Rica
by car.  We rented a car here at Marina Papagayo for a
week.  We found places to stay by browsing Google Maps and
Booking.com and with Airbnb.  On the east coast, Limón is
not worth a stop at all but Puerto Viejo de Talamanca was a
very nice and quirky seaside village with a fabulous brewpub
called Playa Negra Brewing.  

Then we stopped at
Quepos and Golfito.  At Golfito, it turns out that Marina
Village is completely closed and the reasons aren’t exactly
clear.  Some say they’re renovating the docks and will
reopen in a few months, others say they went belly-up. 
There are two roads between San Jose and Golfito; the coast
road and the inland road.  We highly recommend taking one
down and the other back because the inland road was an
amazingly fabulous drive with lots of beautiful scenery.

We found a great
Airbnb just outside San Jose, in Curridabat for about $100. 
It was called “Luxury Executive Apartment Curridabat” and it
was so nice that we elected to spend a second night there. 
The first time we used a car elevator to park!  Rather than
drive downtown, we easily caught a bus on the main street
and stayed long enough for the brewpubs to open at 18:00 and
took an Uber back to the apartment.  We walked down Avenida
Central with lots of shops and toured the National Museum. 
Craic Irish Pub was great for atmosphere and draft beers,
sadly, no Guinness though and no shepherd's pie.  Next door
at Bar La Estación, the nachos looked especially good. 
All-in-all, we don't think there's a really big draw in
going to downtown San Jose. Although we did get to see the
world’s ugliest building since the J. Edgar Hoover building
- the new home of the Costa Rican Legislature.

Bob & Carol

Bob
Carol

SINGULARITY
NOTE: always lock
your car, hide any valuables from plain sight
and remove the rental car license plate frame5) PICTURES OF THE WEEK -


oh boy we have so many
pictures of the week we can't call it so they all win !
Banana Bay, Golfito, Costa Rica Panama Posse Vessels
Taliesin Rose, Anduril, Avant, Angelique, amo

Picture of the Week

Golfito taken by  TALIESIN
ROSE

Passage


sunset taken by 

TALIESIN ROSE

Angelique - fish on

Dolphin pod playing in wake
taken by  ANGELIQUE

Context

sunrise on
passage towards Zihuatanejo taken
by CONTEXT

Screen grab of video
submitted by ONE LIFE



taken
          by ANDURIL


Golfito Anchorage - taken by  ANDURIL

taken by ANDURIL
Golfito Anchorage - taken by ANDURIL

Golfito  taken by  ANDURIL


Golfito Sunset  - taken by  ANDURIL

Thisldu


3 birds - taken by  THISLDU

6) SQUASH
BLOSSOMS SEASON, MEXICO

In Mexico, flores de calabaza (squash
blossoms) are most traditionally used in
quesadillas. In Oaxaca especially, they’re a
standard addition to the most basic quesadilla
recipe of mild-flavored Oaxacan cheese and a few of
the fresh flowers, cooked inside a handmade corn
tortilla and served with an array of salsas.

In Mazatlán, I can find these for four or
five months a year at my local farmers market, where
they’re sold in a bag of 20 or so for around 80
pesos. In the U.S. squash blossoms are usually from
zucchini; here – at least in Sinaloa — they tend to
be from those odd, squiggly green-and-white striped
squashes called simply calabaza that I’ve
never seen or heard of north of the border.

Wherever they’re from, squash blossoms
are delicate and won’t last more than a day or two
in the refrigerator after they’re picked. Wash them
gently in a bowl of cool water and allow them to
drain on paper towels, patting them a bit.

Another note: you can substitute requesón
for ricotta; it’s almost exactly the same
consistency and flavor. Find it fresh from a local
dairy or in the deli section at the grocery store,
where you can buy however much you want.

Squash

Squash blossoms are a
standard addition to quesadillas in Oaxaca. bon appetit

Quesadilla
de Flor de Calabaza (Squash Flower Quesadilla)

If you have a comal and know how to
use it, you won’t need the directions here on how
to make a quesadilla. Otherwise, read on. Use
handmade corn tortillas if you can.

  • 2 Tbsp. corn or olive oil
  • ½ white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • 2 oz. (about ½ cup) Oaxacan, Monterey
    Jack or other mild cheese, grated
  • 8-10 squash blossoms, stems and stamens
    removed
  • 4 corn tortillas

Heat oil in a large skillet, preferably
cast iron, over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic,
stirring occasionally, until soft and golden, 10–12
minutes; season with salt. Transfer to a small bowl
and wipe skillet clean.

Heat a tortilla in the same skillet or on
a comal over medium-high until golden brown
but not crunchy on one side, about a minute. Turn
tortilla over and scatter a quarter of the cheese
over half of the toasted side. Arrange 2 squash
blossoms and some of the onion mixture on top of
cheese and fold tortilla in half to create a
half-moon. Press down on it lightly to help tortilla
adhere.

Continue cooking, turning once or twice
and pressing occasionally, until cheese is melted
and tortilla begins to brown and crisp in spots
(turn down the heat if needed), about 3 minutes.
Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining
ingredients. – From Bon Appetit magazine

Squash Blossom Frittata

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 medium zucchini, rinsed and cut into
    2-inch-long julienne strips (about 3 cups)
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ Tbsp. fresh thyme or basil leaves,
    minced
  • 6-8 zucchini blossoms, pistils removed
    if desired

In a bowl, whisk the eggs. Add ½ cup of
the Parmesan and salt and pepper to taste, and whisk
again until combined well. In a 12-inch, non-stick
or cast-iron skillet, sauté zucchini in 2 Tbsp. of
the oil over moderately high heat, stirring until
softened, Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a small
bowl.

Add remaining 1 Tbsp. oil to skillet and
cook onion and bell pepper over moderate heat,
stirring until softened. Add garlic and fresh herbs
and cook for 1 minute. Add zucchini and salt and
pepper, pour in the egg mixture, and arrange the
zucchini blossoms decoratively on top.

Preheat broiler. Meanwhile, cook the
frittata on stovetop over moderate heat, without
stirring, for 12-15 minutes, or until the edge is
set but the center is still soft, and sprinkle
remaining ½ cup Parmesan over the top. Broil
frittata under the broiler about 4 inches from the
heat for 2-3 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling
and golden.

Let cool in the skillet 5 minutes, run a
thin knife around the edge, and slide the frittata
onto a serving plate. Cut into wedges and serve warm
or at room temperature. – From

Squash

Epicurious
magazine

Baked
Squash Blossoms with Apple, Honey & Ricotta

  • 1 lb.ricotta cheese or requesón
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 egg white
  • 12-15 squash blossoms
  • Half an apple, shredded
  • 1 whole egg, beaten with a tablespoon
    of water
  • 2 cups fine sugar cookie crumbs, like
    Marías

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine cheese,
honey and egg white, and then fold in apple.
Using a teaspoon, carefully stuff the squash
blossoms about half full with the cheese mixture.
Twist top of blossom to seal. Brush each blossom
with the egg wash, then roll in the crumbs
and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15
minutes, until lightly browned and crisp.
New York Magazine

Savory Stuffed Squash Blossoms

  • 12-15
    fresh squash blossoms
  • 1 lb.
    ricotta or requesón cheese
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped fine
  • ½ cup
    toasted almonds, finely chopped
  • ½ cup
    grated good Parmesan or asiago cheese
  • ½
    tsp. each salt and pepper
  • 3
    Tbsp. minced fresh basil
  • 3
    Tbsp. minced fresh parsley or cilantro
  • 2
    Tbsp. melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix together all
ingredients except the blossoms and butter.
Carefully stuff blossoms, being careful not to
overfill. Arrange on cookie sheet, drizzle
with melted butter and bake for 15 minutes. Serve
immediately plain or drizzled with marinara sauce.

Squash

story by Janet Blaser
of Mazatlán, Sinaloa - mexiconewsdaily.com

7) High season
for the
Panama Canal, Panama

Canal

Info from our Sponsor Agent Erick Galvez

Erick

Associated Rates effective 1st January 2020
Transit tolls                      1,600.00 ( up to
65 ft length)
Transit inspection                  54.00
Transit Security fee              130.00
Canal EDCS-Check out           75.00
Fenders & lines rental             75.00 (not tires
!!)
Bank charges                          60.00
Agent service Fee                  350.00

WITH A SPECIAL Panama Posse DISCOUNT   $125.00 (
thanks Erick )

Typical Ties ups below

Panama Canal

Erick Galvez Canal Agent
contact

info@centenarioconsulting.com
Centenario & Co.S.A.
www.centenarioconsulting.com
Cellphone/whatsapp +507 6676-1376

8) PANAMA CANAL TIME LAPSE

To watch a 17 minute time-lapse video of Panama Posse 
Season 1 "WIND DANCER"
what it's like to go through the canal South to North  -
follow this link !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcUY8epFr-8&feature=youtu.be

Canal Video

9) REMINDER A strong dinghy lock and thick long
cable !!!

Season One of the Panama Posse took the brunt
of dinghy thefts and we have identified areas which
are prone to dinghy and outboard theft.

Lock

Always bring your dingy and outboard up at night and
lock it with a hard lock !

ABUS 92/65 Mono-block Brass Padlock
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UMBCDW/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_kUZODbHH915CZ

Burgee

10)  WARNING: REEF JUST
OUTSIDE SHELTER BAY MARINA, PANAMA



Reminder from 2017  Christian and Vibe, SY Danish Blue


We want to warn other sailors of the reef just outside
Shelter Bay Marina, Colon, Panama.
It is not marked and it is very dangerous for sailors
arriving at night.
In Shelter Bay Marina we have been told that our
sailboat Danish Blue is just one out of 12-13 sailboats,

which have hit the reef within the last 3-4 years.
Danish Blue has now been hauled out for almost
4 months to be repaired after lying on the reef for
12-13 hours.
A few days ago, another sailor hit the reef.
The reef is not marked physically in any way.
It can be seen in daylight, but when arriving at night,
it is impossible to see the reef.
Also, we have several charts of the area around Shelter
Bay Marina, one chart is Eric Bauhaus’.
None of the charts state that there is a reef just
outside Shelter Bay Marina.
Instead, the charts state that there is 4,5-5 meters
depth on the specific place of the reef.

The position of the reef is:
South to north:
09 22.1895 N 079 56.7121 W
09 22.2948 N 079 56.7436 W
East to west:
09 22.2767 N 079 56.6413 W
09 22.2612 N 079 56.7996 W

Be aware to follow the small green buoys parallel to the
breakwater on port side when entering into Shelter Bay
Marina –
they are not visible on the charts and they are
difficult to see at night.
All the green buoys have to be followed on port side
when arriving from the Panama Canal.
The depth on the other side of the green buoys cannot be
trusted.

11) LINE.me  - 
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up    
@ Monday's 15:45 UTC
Panama Posse Line Calls   

Monday's 16:00 UTC 
Counter Panama Posse
Line Calls 
Monday's 16:30 UTC 

- go to https://line.me download
the app for iOS or Android
- use your vessel name as your account name /
display name
- search for dietmarpetutschnig ( carinthia )
and send a message with your vessel name
- you'll get an invite to join the PanamaPosse line
group
- mute your mike ( green line through ) when
you join the group call

Line

12) Please reply to this email with
any updates - your vessel location -
contenders for picture of the week - your favorite
song for our list -
and we'll include it in the next Fleet Update

The Panama Posse transfer of knowledge and learning
process operates under the gestalt
theory

We will not tell you what to do, when or how - we want
you to to figure that out. YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Suzanne
Dietmar

Dietmar & Suzanne
SV Carinthia

Panama Posse BUrgee

13) opt-out from the Fleet Updates
simply reply with "REMOVE"