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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Please make your reports - simply ADD A NEW COMMENT in Good Nautical for each spot
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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. .


FLEET UPDATE 2020-05-24

  • Announcing End of Panama Posse 2019-2020 Season
  • Highest Wind recorded
  • Pictures of the Week
  • Insuring with Novamar
  • Nicaragua exit via Humanitarian Flight
  • El Niño or La Niña - Climatology - OpenCPN - Predict Wind
  • Country Updates
  • Vessel Locations
  • Calling on all West Coast Yacht Clubs
  • Sign up for the next season
  • Panama Posse Swag & T-Shirts of this adventure
  • Reply to this email
  • Opt-out

1) Announcing End of Panama Posse 2019-2020 Season

This is your second to last fleet update of the season !

 

The final celebration Saturday May 30, 2020 at 23:00 UTC via LINE

Everyone get's the mic and we'll tell our sea-tales
- have a few cocktails and relax and share
- we can even try turning on video if bandwidth permits it !

Among other things we announce the following awards
- please join and give us your words of wisdom

🥥 Picture of the Year
🥥 Biggest Fish caught
🥥 Highest Wind recorded
🥥 Biggest Mishap
🥥 Most un-welcomed visitor onboard
🥥 Speedy Gonzales award
🥥 Panama Posse YODA OF THE YEAR

 

2) Highest wind on record

This entry from Costa Rica shows 49 knots

Highest wind recorded. It was actually 52. Playa Del Cocos. Costa Rica

Bob and Margie

Bob
Margie


BLESSED LIFE

3) Pictures of the Week

Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

‘Wolfhound’, observing 'social distancing' … Anchored off Jimenez, Costa Rica
Steven, Louise & Sam

WOLFHOUND

Marina Pez Vela, Cost Rica

 


Bob and Margie

Bob
Margie

BobMargie
BLESSED LIFE

Barra de Navidad Lagoon, Mexico

Steve & ChelseaSteveChelsea
JEAN ANNE

4) NOVAMAR INSURANCE

We are safe and sound in Santa Barbara after flying home from Barra one week ago.
Wanted to let you know that Novamar has stepped up and helped me with the option to leave our vessel in Barra di Navidad over the summer.
We dropped the hull value to reduce their risk and I am self insuring that portion not covered. The navigation area and the premium were a good
compromise to get Sea Larks covered for the next sailing season. I still may choose to go to California for the summer, but now have the option.
Not sure they would have allowed for this without the connection to Panama Posse and their being quite a few others in similar situations.
Morgan Wells, Broker for Novamar, was also helpful in getting this resolved in a timely manner.
Please forward to share my gratitude.

Cheers,

Jeffrey & Paula

Jeffrey & Paula

Jeff
Paula

SEA LARKS

5) Nicaragua exit via Humanitarian Flight


"... it was a hell of an adventure ..."

Thisldu is through customs waiting on our flight! Flight was approved at 4pm yesterday and tickets were on sale shortly after. The embassy called us before sending out the email, but the flight is not limited to Americans and is completely full (300+ seats).
Flight scheduled for 10am.

 

Arrived at 7am behind ~75 people already waiting in line. Airport opened doors at 730. They moved the line of 300 people twice. 95% of people wearing masks. 915 they check in the first person. Computers are down and so are printers. Every ticket and luggage tag is hand written. Most payed for a seat assignment but all tickets say “open seating”. 12 now and we are through immigration waiting to board.
A total cluster *#%}@ but Ill sit on the toilet at this point.

To read Audrey's blog entry visit
https://www.thisldu.com/home/homecoming

Garrett & Audrey

Garrett
Audrey

THISLDU

 

6) El Niño or La Niña

U.S. forecaster sees 65% chance for no El Nino, no La Nina during summer months
https://reut.rs/2WYIsb9

 

In general, warm El Niño events are characterized by more tropical storms and hurricanes in the eastern Pacific and a decrease in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. ... The increased wind shear helps to prevent tropical disturbances from developing into hurricanes.

During La Niña, westerly winds high in the atmosphere weaken. This results in an expanded area of low vertical wind shear, allowing more Atlantic hurricanes to develop during La Niña events. La Niña increases the number of hurricanes that develop and allows stronger hurricanes to form.

 

In opencpn install the Climatology plugin and you too can become a hurricane pathweather analyst

 

Or better yet - for professional weather - via our Panama Posse Sponsors
predictwind.com for a full offshore solution

7) Country Updates C19 Extraordinar Line Call

As of today here is where each country stands


MEXICO  65,856  7,179 ✝
- border closings between USA and Mexico but commercial entry permitted - outbound and inbound vessels still possible - certain ports are closed or locking down 

    https://mx.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/

On April 21, the Mexican government announced the start of Phase 3 of the pandemic, meaning widespread community transmission, thousands of cases of infection, and increased numbers of patients requiring hospitalization.

Schools are closed until May 30 in most municipalities.
Non-essential activities have been suspended.  Essential activities include medical services and supplies, public safety, fundamental economic functions, government social programs, and critical infrastructure.
Meetings of 100 participants or greater have been suspended.
Individuals should practice good hygiene such as frequent hand washing and social distancing.
Those not involved in essential activities should self-isolate at home.
People over age 60 or with high risk medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, compromised immune system, pregnant, or post-partum should self-isolate at home.
 
States and municipalities may implement additional closings and restrictions on public gatherings, transportation, business operations, and government operations.
 

GUATEMALA  3,054   55✝
- full lock down - no entry permitted  - Curfew extended to june 5th


Guatemala's Congress has voted to extend the current state of calamity until June 5 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A

The Guatemalan government declared a “state of calamity” on March 5 and then extended the expiration of this declaration to June 5. Declaring a “state of calamity” allows the Guatemalan government to take exceptional measures to protect national security (similar to a “state of emergency” in the United States). Under a state of calamity, the Guatemalan government can authorize specific actions, such as

EL SALVADOR   1,915  35✝
full lock down - no entry permitted 
El Salvadorian government extends COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until June 6 



HONDURAS  3,743  174✝


Honduras - full lock down - no entry permitted 

National Curfew Extended Until May 24
 
The Government of Honduras has extended the national curfew until Sunday, May 24 at 11:00 p.m. Under the latest order, circulation for shopping and essential activities is permitted on certain days based on national identity number. 
 
The National Police announced banks, supermarkets, pharmacies, hardware stores, fruit and vegetable stands, and gas stations will be open Monday through Friday until 5:00 p.m. Shopping will be allowed from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. according to the last digit of an individual’s national identity card or passport number for non-Honduran citizens.

NICARAGUA  279  17✝


Nicaragua - closed

Nicaragua likely to maintain restrictions on international passenger flights and cross-border cargo transport through 
 09 Jun 2020 23:59 GMT.

The border with Costa Rica has also been closed for cargo transport since May 18. Hundreds of cargo trucks are stranded in Penas Blancas on the Nicaraguan side of the border. 

Event: Several airlines have extended their suspension of regular service between Nicaragua and the United States. The following dates for resumption of service are current as of April 28, 2020 but could change:
* Aeromexico service suspended until June 01, 2020
* United Airlines service suspended until June 04, 2020
* Avianca Airlines service suspended until June 04, 2020
* Delta Airlines service suspended until June 13, 2020
* American Airlines service suspended until June 04, 2020
* Copa Airlines service suspended until June 01, 2020
* Spirit Airlines service suspended until July 05, 2020






COSTA RICA   930  10✝

The travel ban has been extended and  the lockdown will last until at least June 15.

Costa Rica has announced that it will close its borders (land, air, and sea) to all foreign travelers entering between March 18 and June 15 (at midnight on both dates).
Visas are automatically extended to mid August

PANAMA 10,577  299✝

On May 15, the Government of Panama extended the suspension of international commercial passenger flights for an additional 30 days until June 22. The previous exceptions for cargo, humanitarian, medical supplies, medical evacuation, and vaccines remain in place.

 May 18, exercises such as bicycling, running, and skating will now be permissible activities if done within one kilometer of your home, with a mask, and inside your two-hour window.  Sundays will remain a day of total quarantine.


 no entry permitted   14 day quarantine has been obtained by some in internal movements - curfew w 1 hour movement x day for mots with 30 minutes based on ID number and day - no alcohol sales - 
restrictions - we do not - in Panama city have been breaking curfew - in particle - the area - show every single infected person - 20 km - from this location - feel rather safe here -  stay on lock down - how - rhapsody - opening up as many curves violations -
The Embassy arranged for a commercially-operated humanitarian flight on May 8 for any U.S. citizen or other qualified traveler able to enter the United States who had expressed wishes to depart Panama.  That flight is now full.  
The Embassy is continuing its efforts to identify future flights.  However, there are no other planned flights at this time.  We encourage you to be prepared to remain in Panama for the next 30-60 days, or perhaps more. 
For now, please closely monitor Spirit’s website (www.Spirit.com) for any openings due to cancelations on the May 8 flight from Panama City, Panama (PTY) to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA (FLL).

8) Vessel Locations and plans from the Saturday 24th Extraordinary 12th Line call

 

 

  NAME LOCATION STAY IN PLACE
1 BAJA FOG Barra de Navidad, MX  
John & Monique
 
 
 
2 ANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER Vessel is in Mazatlan  
  Mike & Jacquie
   
   
3 TALIESIN ROSE Barra de Navidad, MX  
  Victoria & Rowan
   
   
   
4 THISLDU Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua  
  Garrett & Audrey
   
   
   
5 LUNA Barra de Navidad, MX  
  Bob & Kris
   
   
   
9 CARINTHIA Barra de Navidad, MX  
Dietmar & Suzanne
 
 
 
10 SEAGLUB Marina San Jose de Cabo - pretty full   
Chris
 
 
12 JEAN ANNE 5 boars in tenecatita - firefly   
  Steve & Chelsea
   
   
13 SINGULARITY Vista Mar, Panama   
Robert & Carol
19  ©  KNOT RIGHT Vista Mar Marina, Panama - 2 healthstops on the way to the airport - had to stay outside - once inside - had to use sanitizer - heat check camera -  I'm flying repatriation flight - heading to virginia -  june 22 airport is closed 
Walt & Jeariene
 
 
 
 
20 ©  COMPROMISE no much new s- we are new chiapas -   
Ronald & Karen
 
 
 
 
 
22 DUE WEST Barra de Navidad, MX  
  Kirk & Heidi
   
   
   
23 TOP CIDER Chiapas, MX  
Chuck & Sharon
 
 
 
24 RAIREVA on dry land in arizona in mazatlan on the hard   
Marek
 
 
 
25 HALF MOON Nicaragua  
Brain & Elizabeth
 
 
 
 
26 MADELEINE Vessel in El Salvador  
Huibert & Maaike
 
 
 
27 ANGELIQUE telemar near cape canavral - anchor   
Dan & Angela
 
 
 
28 JO Barra de Navidad, MX  
Phillip Jay & Kelley
 
 
 
29 DELTA SWIZZLER Barra de Navidad, MX insurance - agent with jackline is a resident in boca del toro,  
Mark & Cindy
 
 
 
30 FIREFLY Tenecatita, MX  
  Brenda & Ted
   
   
34 ONE LIFE Barra  
Doug & Mary
 
 
 
37 WISHLIST Barra de Navidad, MX  
Chris
 
 
40 AVANT Shelter Bay, Panama - post updated humanitarian flights - air canada - started to re-announce flights but - not this  canada is nice - meet with friends -  all is well - slowly returning back to normal 
Rob & Debra
 
 
48 © DENOVO Puerto Penasca - I am in Canada ?  
Andre, Naomi & crew
 
 
 
51 GREEN FLASH boat is in vista mar  - we are in california - hoping to get to panama in june - ultimatly to get to shelter bay   
Bob & Joan
 
 
 
52 BONZAI South beach miami - restrictions arebeing lifted on Monday  tracking 7 vessels that are leaving honduras on route to the keys  - anchored behind the tropical storm - - 
Don
 
 
 
54 STAND DOWN Vista Mar, Panama   
Richard & Nancy
 
 
 
 
55 SONAMARA bocas del toro - all is well - easing of restrictions issue without local flights - need to take a car 12 hour drive  - copa airlines on july 3rd - local airport
  Louis & Patrice
   
   
   
56 NAMAHANA Barra de Navidad, MX  
  Curtis & Jill                          
   
   
58 KATHLEEN Barra de Navidad, MX  
Robert & Karen
 
 
 
59 RAVEN Barra de Navidad, MX  
  Neil, Tammy, & Jan
   
   
   
60 BLUE OASIS Blue Oasis - St Petersburg Fl on the hard- waiting next cruising season   
Barry & Kathy
 
 
62 SHEARWATER Belize  
  Pati & Eric
   
   
63 SECOND WIND Puesta del Sol NIC  ;eave boat there and head to us jun 8 
Laurin
 
 
64 SECRET WATER En Route to Puerto Penasco   
  Annie & Chris & Crew
   
   
   
65 WOODWIND 1 paradise village - all is well - 2 sets of rules - beaches are closed - able to walk around with masks -   
  Brian & Tracy
   
   
   
   
67 CHIMERA Costa Rica  
Dennis & Margaret
 
 
69 ALIZANN approaching the yucatan channel - their plan is to go to deltaville virgina - put boat hard   
Martin & Suzanne
 
 
 
70 FLOATING STONES Currenty  in brunswick georgia - made a decision - hoping to get cruising again - midst of boat cleaning   
Bryan & Cheryl
 
 
 
74 MAISON DE SANTE we are barra all well indefinatly - all is well nicole and I   
Keenan & Nicole
 
 
 
75 BELLA SIRENA Puerto Vallarta Marina Vallarta  
Bryon
 
 
80 DAD’S DREAM Vessel for Sale in Panama   
Rick & Brenda
 
 
 
81 AY CARAMBA ! On the Hard in the US  
Juan & Michelle
 
 
 
 
82 BULA Barra de Navidad, MX  
  Kenny & Cari
   
   
85 FOLLOW YOU FOLLOW ME San Diego   
  Allan & Rina
   
   
   
86 CONTEXT san diego - vessels is panama   
John
 
 
88  © SEA LARKS Banana Bay Marina, CR  
  Jeffrey & Paula
   
   
92 BAIT ‘N SWITCH III still in la - vessel is in Marina Papagayo - slice of good news - start to do the 2 year importation and a guy got the tip extended with a power - thank   
John & Laurie
 
 
 
94  © MARIAH En Route to Key West   
Trish & John
 
 
 
95 WAVE DANCER everything the same in florida in isolation - boat is well preserved in golfity  
  Vladimir & Galinda
   
   
96 MALOLO Perula , mx - underway - left chamela - headigng north - to banderas bay - 5 botas anchored   
Matt & Britt
 
 
 
99 HO’OKIPA Barra de Navidad, MX next foreseabel future
  Lisa & Lucky
   
   
100 VOLARE Tenecatita, MX  
  Jessica & Adam
109 JOY barra de navida, mx -   
  Jeff & Roxanne
   
   
110 KARVI barra de navida, mx -   
  Dan & Nancy
   
   
117 PILIALOHA we are in hawaii  - lockdown has been extended to june 30th in hawaii - lowest cases of c19 in the country - 300 all arrivals must quarntine for 14 days -  few cases vessel is in chahue 
  Rick & Maria
   
   
   
121 ANKYRIOS Barra de Navidad  
Dennis, Brandy & Crew
 
 
124  © INDEPENDENCE in jupiter florida - after leaving roatan - is opening to all people on the island - made it to a restaurant - heading back to Bay   
  Larry & Jamie
   
   
   
125 LILY ROWAN Marina Chahue  
Jim & Zyanya
 
 
 
 
129 © NESHUMA on the hard at mazatlan marina  
  Carl & Cynthia
   
   
131 MAR Y SOL Marina Vallarta, MX  
Bob & Marisol
 
 
 
138 BLESSED LIFE Marina Pez Vela, Costa Rica - in quepos Costa Rica - immigration has extended the visas to august 18th stay witj boat in quepos  farmers market - open things   
Bob and Margie
 
 
146 ROSA-LEE texas  vessel is in el salvador leave october 
  Gary
   
   
147  GRASSHOPPER chiappas - pool to be finished   
Jeffrey & Cheri
 
 
 
 
148 © ELEVEN 11 Barra de Navidad, MX  
  Tim, Kim &
   
   
   
161 ©  SPREZZATURA buddy boating in Bocas - very nice - planning to leave on june 3rd flight to houston and heading to shelter bay   
Eric
 
171 GenM still in la paz - working away on the boat - in the heat - swapping vessel to cooling  stay at home to june 15th orders in la paz
Marvin and Laurie
 
 
 
173 © BISOU bocas del toro - been out for 10 days - government is talking about easing things up - take away only - hardware stores - opening in 14 days blovks   
Robin and Tad
 
 
 
 
176 REEF DANCER  barra de navidad - trying to dive - too much swell - all well   
Jerry & Debra
 
 
       
179 Seamantha locked down in Colombia 3 or 4 weeklt flights to ft luderdale - humantarian flights staying in carthagena 

9) Calling on all West Coast Yacht Clubs


If you are a member or have good relations with any West Coast Yacht Club please let us know we'd love to create a bigger liaison
with the Panama Posse and work on a graduation plan to get your Yacht Clubs Vessel to participate and plan for future Panama Posse Rally's.

10) Sign up for the next season 20-21 of the Panama Posse
- simply reply with "sign me up again"

Registration fees will stay at $100 for those who "re-posse" before July 31st, 2020

It all starts Dec 3rd 2020 at Barra de Navidad, MX

54 vessels are already signed up and for our kick of week schedule visit

https://panamaposse.com/2020-2021-panama-posse-kick-off-week

11) Panama Posse Swag !
Is your vessels name on the back of the 2019-2020 T Shirt ?

 

We will open our T-shirt hats and Visor Swag upon completion of this season in June
- please confirm that your vessels  name is on this list above 
T Shirts, V-Shirts, Visors, Caps etc will be priced ~ 20 $ plus S/H 

Stay tuned for our pre-order payment and full fillment process via squareup.
- basically we'll need your sizes quantities and ship to address

12) Please reply to this email with

– your updates
contenders for picture of the weeklinks to your favorite SONGS
– relevant blog posts – and of course your valuable suggestions

and we’ll include it in the next FLEET UPDATE – Keep em ‘coming

The Panama Posse philosophy is to pass on nautical knowledge via the gestalt theory...

DietmarSuzanne

Dietmar
Suzanne

Dietmar & Suzanne
SV Carinthia

SV Carinthia

13) Opt-out from Fleet Updates simply reply with “REMOVEPanama Posse Burgees

 


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

There
are
27
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

12) If you want to opt-out from this
Fleet Updates simply reply with "REMOVE"
June 1st will be the last fleet update !