FLEET UPDATE 2020-05-31

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT AWARD and runners up
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED AWARD 
  • BIGGEST MISHAP AWARD AKA THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  and runners up
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD AWARD and runners up
  • SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD
  • PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR AWARD and runners up
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR AWARD and runners up
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • Marina Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua, Panama Posse Dinners
  • ANNOUNCING the 19/20 PANAMA POSSE T-SHIRTS
  • SIGN UP FOR NEXT SEASON 
  • Add you comments and findings to Good Nautical
  • A special thank you to our sponsors

Panama Posse virtual final party smashing success and below are the winners of this years fleet awards

Panama Posse

1) 🥥 BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT AWARD

Panama Posse BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT AWARD

    PRIZE:  one free week dockage at Marina Pez Vela, Costa Rica  courtesy of MARINA PEZ VELA

    WINNER: SEA LARKS
SEA LARKS

Jeff & Paula

SEA LARKS

Runner Up
SIRENA
SIRENA

Greg

SIRENA

Runner Up
REEF DANCER
REEFDANCER

Jerry & Debra

REEF DANCER

Runner up
SUSIMI
SUSIMI

Hazel & Paul

SUSIMI

2) 🥥 HIGHEST WIND RECORDED AWARD
PANAMA POSSE HIGH WIND AWARD

PRIZE: One week of Dockage at Marina Papagayo, Courtesy of Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica

WINNER:  BLESSED LIFE
Panama Posse High Wind Award Winning entry
49 knots of wind recorded at Playa Cocos, Costa Rica

Bob and Margie

BLESSED LIFE


3) 🥥 BIGGEST MISHAP AWARD AKA THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD

Panama Posse Captain Ron Award
PRIZE:  one month of free mooring in El Salvador courtesy of Bill and Jean El Salvador

WINNER:   MOONRISE

For their ordeal in reaching Marina Chahue from South of Acapulco
- oil sipping engine - how much oil can an engine burn over 200 nm ? answer - 1 liter per mile @ 4 knots

Moonrise puerto escondido

Stephen & Ana Veronica
MOONRISE

Runner Up
VOLARE -
Exiting El Salvador with a splash

Exit Wave Volare
Jessica & Adam

VOLARE


Runner Up
GREENFLASH -
kissing the dock in Costa Rica 
Greenflash kissing the dock

Bob & Joan

GREEN FLASH

Runner Up
HALF MOON -
Adventures in Anchoring in Zihuatanejo
HALFMOON ANCHORING IN zihuatanejo

Brain & Elizabeth
HALF MOON

Runner Up
HAPPY DANCE
- Dripmore Shaft
Drippy Driveshaft Happy Dance

Sue & Marty

HAPPY DANCE

Honorable Mention: Personal Head Injury in El Salvador
Malolo

Matt & Britt
MALOLO

4) 🥥 MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD AWARD
Panama Posse Unwelcomed Visitor Award

PRIZE: 1.75 Liters of Flor de Caña Rum

Winner: JO
SNAKE BY JO

"Jay" & Kelley

JO

THISLDU

Thisldu
Garrett & Audrey

THISLDU


5) 🥥 SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

Speedy Gonzales

Prize:  One year full access to 330 Good Nautical's Global Regions

WINNER: TRANCE - sailing from Virigina to Oregon in 6 months
Trance in Novemebr 2019
November 30th 2019  - Virginia

Trance in Northern California
May 24th 2020 - Bodega Bay Northern California


Dan & Marlene

TRANCE

6) 🥥 PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR AWARD

Yoda of the Year Award
Prize: One week at Red Frog Marina courtesy of Red Frog Marina, Panama

Winner: AVANT
For his exceptional support and informational updates during the C19 Crisis and his tiredless support and satellite chartmaking for Open Cpn

Avant

Rob & Debra

AVANT

Runner Up: KNOT RIGHT
For  being a positive force and his continued participation in the Panama Posse
Walt knot right

Walt & Jearine

RUNNER UP

Runner Up: SEAGLUB
For committing to providing top swell forcasts, relevant weather information
Chris SEAGLUB

Chris

SEAGLUB

9) 🥥 PICTURE OF THE YEAR AWARD
https://panamaposse.com/panama-posse-2019-2020-picture-of-the-year-entries

Panama Posse Picture of the Year Award
PRIZE: one free week stay at Marina Vista Mar, Panama, Courtesy of Marina Vista Mar, Panama

WINNER: ROSA LEE
Sunset by SV Rosa Lee
ROSA-LEE Tenecatita
Gary
       
ROSA LEE

Runner Up: HALF MOON

Moonrise by SV Half Moon
HALFMOON MoonRise
Brain & Elizabeth

HALF MOON

Runner Up: ROSA LEE

Crossing the Bar
ROSA LEE

       Gary
              
       ROSA LEE

      

       Honorable Mention: JEAN ANNE

       
Whalestale

      
 
      

       Steve & Chelsea
      
      
        JEAN ANNE

      FYI Follow this link to listen to Steve's Awesome MIXES  -> https://soundcloud.com/djlifeguard/

DJ

    7) 🥥 GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
     Panama Posse Humanitarian Award

      PRIZE: Futue round of golf for 2 Barra de Navidad, MX

      WINNER:  HO'OKIPA   

HO'OKIPA

      Lucky Chucky and Lisa made a special donation of 6000 Pesos
      to the Barra Navidad Feed the locals Fundand as Wilderness Survival Experts
      went digging deep into a foot to take a metal splinter out.

   
     
      Lucky Chucky & Lisa
      

      HO'OKIPA
     

8) Marina Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua, Panama Posse Dinners
Second Wind still at Marina Puesta del Sol where it will be for the summer. Here is a photo of six of the seven (so far) Saturday night dinners hosted by Roberto Membreño, owner of the marina and resort. Juanita Garcia Uriza, the resort manager, orchestrates these dinners. You can see that our numbers have been dwindling.  They are the chronological order.

Marina Puesta del Sol
Marina Puesta del Sol

Marina Puesta del Sol

Marina Puesta del Sol

Marina Puesta del Sol

Marina Puesta del Sol   

Vessels TALIESIN ROSE, GARGOYLE, SECOND WIND, HALF MOON, THISLDU

Taliesin Rose is currently in Barra de Navidad Mexico.
Thisludu are at their new home in Charleston, SC.

Laurin SECOND WIND







9) Panama Posse SWAG we will send one more email out as soon as the
2019-2020 Tshirts orde form with your vessle name will go live
( expect this to be in about 2 weeks )


tshirt back

10) sign up for next season-  
here is the list of valiant entrants, explorers and adventurers
for the next season  - to do so reply with "SIGN ME UP AGAIN"

https://panamaposse.com/2020-2021-vessels
Dietmar & Suzanne

CARINTHIA

11) Things you can do while sheltering in place ... Add you comments and findings to Good Nautical  !!!
For the next 3 months you still have free access to Good Nautical so please add your findings.
If you sign up again for next season you will of course once again get access -
alternatively you can make an annual tax deductible donation and keep getting access

Log into Good Nautical and make your relevant comments in any of the places you have been 
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12) And a final and very special thank you to our sponsors

  • Marina Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico 
  • Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Barra de Navidad – Mexico 
  • Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 
  • La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico 
  • Marina Chiapas – Mexico 
  • Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador 
  • La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol, El Salvador 
  • Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua 
  • Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica 
  • Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica 
  • Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica 
  • Vista Mar Marina – Panama 
  • Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 
  • Red Frog Marina – Panama 
  • Bocas Marina – Panama 

Official Panama Canal Agent

Official Panama Posse Ambassadors

Panama Posse Partners

THANK YOU !

Final PanamaPosse 2020

 


The El Chepe train | Evaneos

🇲🇽 COPPER CANON - BARRANCA DEL COBRE - EL CHEPE

🇲🇽  COPPER CANON - BARRANCA DEL COBRE - EL CHEPE

 

The Journey through the Copper Canyon by train is an experience of one of the most scenic train rides in the world. TAs El Chepe chugs along its 653 km (405 mi) of track, a journey which takes anywhere from 9 to 16 hours, it crosses over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels. It crosses the Copper Canyon, called the Barranca del Cobre by Mexicans.
The El Chepe train | Evaneos

 

 

The Copper Canyon is one of Mexico's lesser-known gems. ...

Copper Canyon, called the Barranca del Cobre
is a group of six distinct canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua
It is 65,000 sqk  / 25,000 sqm  in size.

Copper Canon outlook
The canyons were formed by six rivers that drain the western side of the Sierra Tarahumara (a part of the Sierra Madre Occidental).

 is a group of six distinct canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua in northwestern Mexico that is 65,000 square kilometres (25,000 sq mi) in size. The canyons were formed by six rivers that drain the western side of the Sierra Tarahumara (a part of the Sierra Madre Occidental). All six rivers merge into the Rio Fuerte and empty into the Gulf of California. The walls of the canyon[1] are a copper/green color, which is the origin of the name.
All six rivers merge into the Rio Fuerte and empty into the Gulf of California. The walls of the canyon are a copper/green color, which is the origin of the name.

The Spanish arrived in the Copper Canyon area in the 17th century and encountered the indigenous locals throughout Chihuahua. For these New Spanish, America was a new land to explore for gold and silver and also to spread Christianity. The New Spanish named the people "Tarahumara", they encountered derived from the word Rarámuri, which is what the indigenous people call their men. 
Tarahumara

During the 17th century, silver was discovered by the Hispanic in the land of the Tarahumara tribe. Some were enslaved for mining efforts. There were small uprisings by the Tarahumara, but to little avail. They eventually were forced off the more desirable lands and up into the canyon cliffs.
Tarahumara

The full journey takes either nine or sixteen hours

If you travel on the Chepe Express (Los Mochis to Creel and vice versa), your journey time will be nine hours, with the train leaving from Los Mochis at either 6am or 3.50pm. On the Chepe Regional (Los Mochis to Chihuahua and vice versa), the journey is around 16 hours from start to finish and the train leaves either Los Mochis or Chihuahua at 6am.


CLIMATE

The alpine climate of the mountainous regions of Copper Canyon has moderate temperatures from October to November and March to April. The bottom of the canyons are humid and warm and remain that way throughout the year. During the warmest months, April through June, drought is a chronic problem with little rainfall until July when the rainy season begins.

 

Edge


Manuel Antonio Park

🇨🇷 MANUEL ANTONIO PARK

Manuel Antonio National Park - Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, is a quintesential Cosat Rican national park in the Central Pacific Conservation Area located on the Pacific coast a few miles south east of Quepos and Marina Pez Vela.

Manuel Antonio Park

It was established in 1972 and considered the smallest of any Costa Rica national park. It is well known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails. In 2011, Manuel Antonio was listed by Forbes as among the world's 12 most beautiful national parks.

 

Manuel Antonio Park

The diversity of wildlife in its 6.83 km2 (3 sq mi) is unequaled with 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds.
Dolphins can be observed there, as well as the occasional migrating whale

Manuel Antonio Park

There are  three-toed sloth and   two-toed sloth are a major feature, as are three of Costa Rica's  monkey species —

The mantled howler monkey
Central American squirrel monkey
Panamanian white-faced Capuchin monkey.

Manuel Antonio Park

There are black spiny-tailed iguana, green iguana, common basilisk, white-nosed coati and many snake and bat species a

Manuel Antonio Park

Included in the 184 bird species  are toucans, woodpeckers, potoos, motmots, tanagers, turkey vulture, parakeets and hawks. .


Panama Canal young lady

FLEET UPDATE 2019-05-20

Remember the Panama Posse with your custom gear @ http://shop.panama.posse.com

Panama Canal - Picture of the Week

Panama - how to get your dog out

Seasonal Weather Update - watch out

RSVP for the Panama Posse Season Finale Party

Playas de Coco, Costa Rica

Isla
Tortugas, Costa Rica

Shelter
Bay Marina Special Summer Panama
Posse
haul-out rates

No
more LINE calls (LINE chatroom stays
active) FB group, Good Nautical
membership.

Want
to Sign up for the next season
? Simply reply to this message
!

Thank
you from Dietmar & Suzanne


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019


Vessel Names


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019

1)
Remember this season's Panama Posse with custom gear

http://shop.panamaposse.com

The online shop is open for a limited time (open till July 5th
only )
To celebrate the end of the season so get your memorabilia gear


(your vessel's name is on the back of shirts marked with "ALL
VESSEL NAMES")


http://shop.panamaposse.com


All profits will be donated to Good Nautical your 501(c)3

non-profit organization focused on preserving your maritime
knowledge.


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019

http://shop.panamaposse.com
and so much more fun gear online - ready to order - ship's
worldwide

2) Panama Canal, Panama

PICTURE OF THE WEEK !


Canal

You know the old man...


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019

The young lady in the burgundy top is our daughter Alison


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019

Seth with our other, granddaughter Sylvie.


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019

Don & Jan
FIGMENT

3) Panama City, Panama

Anyone needing a ride in Panama City or to/from Shelter Bay call
Carlos +507 6912 7843 he speaks good English and has a nice car
and reasonable
We also had a great experience getting our dog Snickers out of the
country, we used Family Member Vet in Panama City +507 387 7875
who rewrote the rabies certificate on her letterhead, did the
health certificate which must be done within 10 days of travel,
and went to the govt office and picked up her exit certificate ,
then we picked everything up at her office just before we left,
all for $58


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019

Argan & Gloria

MAI TAI

4) Seasonal Weather Update

Expect very heightened SW to S swell for at least the next 10
days. Those of you in or thinking of crossing the bar in Bahia del
Sol, take extreme caution.

Yes, the bar here at Bahía del Sol is closed this week due to the
swell conditions making crossings dangerous.  Bill & Jean are
able to give forecasts before you depart enroute to El Salvador. 
Best to use their resources or risk having to either cruise on by
or anchor outside until it’s safe to enter.


Big
          Swell

Tropical Weather Outlook

For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west
longitude:,,1. Disorganized showers and thunderstorms are
associated with a broad,area of low pressure located a couple
hundred miles south of,Guatemala.  Environmental conditions could
support some slow,development of this system by the middle of the
week while the,disturbance moves slowly westward to the south of
Mexico., ,
Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.,
Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.


Hurricane

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?epac


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019

Chris, Monica & Penny

SEAGLUB

5) Currently RSVP'ed for the Panama Posse Season Finale Party
@ Vista Mar MArina, Panama

If you plan to attend please RSVP and get your wristbands from
the Vista Mar Marina Office

Here is who's coming thus-far

XENIA

PARADISEA

FOOTLOOSE

SONORAMA

SEA GLASS

BLUE OASIS

SHEARWATER

TALESIN ROSE

DISTANT DRUMMER

OCTOPUS GARDEN
DAD'S DREAM


Panama Posse Season Finale

2018-2019
Panama Posse Finale Party  - please RSVP by May
22nd , 2019

6) Playas
de Coco, Costa Rica

Hi Everyone, Blue Oasis
here in Playas de Coco Costa Rica Tuesday May
14. We completed check in (which took 2 days).
We crossed the Bahia del Sol bar in El
Salvador successfully last Thursday evening
with Bonsai(buddy to Mariah) and 24 hours
after Mobert. Thank you to Bill& Jean for
being such amazing champions of El Salvador.
Highly recommend a stop in ES for bith land
adventures and to met Bill & Jean. I do
note that the estuary water itself isn’t
pleasant, and a strong current runs at the
marina particularly at ebb. We spent 3 weeks
in the estuary at Bahia del Sol Marina, many
boats also safely anchor out.
After a safe pilot lead exit we turned left
again ( mostly east) motor sailed/ sailed/
motored for about 43 hours straight through to
Bahia Santa Elena Costa Rica.
Amazing anchorage- not sure what it is like in
Papagayos. We had a benign crossing with no
papagayo winds. After 2 days messing around
I’m the bay. Both Bonsai and Blue Oasis headed
to cocos for checkin.
We are anchored at the sv sarana waypoint
inside all the other boats close to the beach.
Swell has been low, so no stern anchor. A few
after squalls, that thankfully cool the air.
Great swimming off the
boat, tons of nearby restaurants, bars,
groceries. The checkin process is a mystery of
back and forth to the port captain after
immigration and customs ( inside the airport)
45min $1.50 bus ride each way.
We seem to have our paperwork. We are headed
to Marina Papagayo Wed May 15 for fuel, then a
couple of stops,overnights to Golfito. Not
much wind not here at the moment. Which is ok,
as the seas are calm.

Barry & Kathy


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019

BLUE OASIS

7) Isla
Tortugas, Costa Rica

We just anchored at Isla
Tortugas in Costa Rica - it’s beautiful!
Checking weather and will head out to Papaguya
tomorrow and leave Costa Rica following
morning . Great Anchorage with a tourist beach
drinks and food reasonable and the beach pig
hilarious- he doesn’t  like dogs! Neither do
the chickens ! 🤣🤣


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019

Karen

KOKOPELLI

8) Special Summer haul
out rates for the Panama Posse @ Shelter Bay
Marina !



9) No more line calls /
Facebook / Good Nautical membership !
Today
we had our last group LINE Call of the season
but the line chat room will be open 'till it
fizzles out.
A special thanks to Chris on Seaglub
for
an outstanding job and all the great info
everyone provided !

Our
FB group page will no longer be active
after June 1st.
Your Good Nautical credentials will expire (but
you can always re-join in the future if you
re-sign up)



no more line calls


10)  Sign up for the next season - the
2019-2020 Panama Posse
Simply
reply to this email stating that you want to
sign up again and we'll add you to next
season's roster

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vessels
signed up for next season already !


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019


Panam Posse Fleet Updates May 2019

11) We want to official thank you for
being part of this amazing 2018-2019 Panama Posse !

Dietmar & Suzanne
SV Carinthia


Panama Posse BUrgee

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June 1st will be the last fleet update !