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FLEET UPDATE 2021-11-28

Panama Posse

 

WAYFINDING 

The
altitude of the star can be measured using the hand stretched out in
front of the eyes, with shoulders squared. Different configurations of
the hand (a fist, a span, two fingers, three fingers) can be calibrated
to distances  in the sky.
 
 

- POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY >> 

Hokupa’a  / The North Star / Polaris   
Hanaiakamalama / The Southern Cross 
Kaulia / Gacrux
Ka Mole Honua / Acrux
A’a / Sirius 
 

Wayfinding

 

 

 

 

Nov 28, 2021 
 
PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

 

1) TURKS AND CAICOS 🇹🇨

As a tropical Atlantic archipelago, the Turks and Caicos has historically had a past with pirates and privateers. One of the greatest remnants of piracy in the Turks and Caicos is in fact our country name, which basically translates to Pirate Islands, as it’s derived from the term Turks, which was a synonym for pirates in previous centuries, and cayo hico, a version of the indigenous Taino people’s name for an archipelago or island chain. During much of the ‘golden age of piracy’, from about the mid-1600s to mid-1700s, pirates were known to have operated and had bases in the Turks and Caicos.

 As a tropical Atlantic archipelago, the Turks and Caicos has historically had a past with pirates and privateers.

 

One
of the greatest remnants of piracy in the Turks and Caicos is in fact
it's country name, which  translates to Pirate Islands, as it’s
derived from the term Turks, which was a synonym for pirates in previous centuries, and cayo hico, a version of the indigenous Taino people’s name for an archipelago or island chain.

 

During much of the ‘golden age of piracy’, from about the mid-1600s to mid-1700s, pirates  operated and had bases in the Turks and Caicos.

 

It’s very likely that they operate out of Parrot Cay, Pine Cay, Dellis Cay and Fort George Cay due to the sources of fresh water than can be found in small ponds. A common trait throughout human history is that a

Turks and Caicos
South Bank Marina

 

 

 

2) INTRODUCING THE FLEET 

NINIWAHUNI

Meet SY NINIWAHUNI Santa Cruz, CA   - Shawna & Travis and crew 

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4) DO YOU HAVE   info, data or updated facts ? 
We love your stories,  videos,  findings, pictures  
 email us to include them in the next fleet update >> 

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres, Mexico as seen from the air

 

 

 

5) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Kind of ugly fellow 😀 - frogfish - spotted at Klein Bonaire

Kind of ugly fellow 😀 - frogfish - spotted at Klein Bonaire

Florian
Vicky

SY IBEX  - Florian & Waltraud  

 

 

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Orion in Zihuatanejo

Orion at Anchor
Zihuatanejo @ 17° 38.145' N  101°33.3883' W

 Anchored in Sand, and 15’ of water.

MOBULA Rays
Orion
Orion
Orion
Orion's Crew

Orion's Crew looking for a new vessel - sign up and find crew below !

Orion Patrick

SY ORION - Patrick

 

 

 

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

NO REGRETS

SY NO REGRETS FLYING THE SPINNAKER  
 

Bruce & Lynette 

Bruce

 

 

 

 

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Miguel

Marina Chiapas with 4 posse vessels by Miguel Angel 

To
head out on  these amazing day trip from Marina Chiapas contact
  Miguel Angel of Discovery Tours+52 962 133 6820
toursdiscoverchiapas@hotmail.com

MIguel
LA RUTA DEL CAFE

As
always Memo and Rolf will accommodate you with the Panama Posse
discount(s) and if a sub fleet of 10 vessels arrives host a BBQ at their
pool Palalapa 

Marina Chiapas

Marina Chiapas has a few extra burgees for pickup !

This
main pacific port of entry and exit in Southern Mexico is alos near 17
significant sites and ( wait for it ) a rum factory 

Marina Chiapas

 

 

 

 

 MORE PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Katmandu

SY KATMANDU - Terry's solar panel rig

Terry

 

 

 

 

 PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

they are back

Cruise Ships are baaack in Bocas del Toro, Panama 

 Mark and Cindy MY Delta Swizzler 

Mark
Cindy

 

 

 

 

PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

yellies

Hi
Fleet This is a photo of the moon jellyfish at Red Frog Marina. There
was no wind so I was able to get the reflection of a mast and the clouds
with the jellyfish. Pretty cool picture.  Catherine

Jeff
Dog
Catherine

SY VITESSE Jeff, Catherine & Tilly

 

 

6 ) LANDSAT 9 has launched 

Landsat 9

September 27, 2021 
Landsat
9 is an Earth observation satellite launched on 27 September 2021 from
Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Space Force Base on an Atlas V 401
launch vehicle.  NASA is in charge of building, launching, and
testing the satellite, while the United States Geological Survey (USGS)
operates the satellite, and manages and distributes the data archive.
 It will be the ninth satellite in the Landsat program.

Landsat 9

 The
first image collected by Landsat 9, on Oct. 31, 2021, shows remote
coastal islands and inlets of the Kimberly region of Western Australia.
In the top middle section of the image, the Mitchell River carves
through sandstone, while to the left Bigge Island and the Coronation
Islands stand out in the Indian Ocean. 

 The first image collected by Landsat 9, on Oct. 31, 2021, shows remote coastal islands and inlets of the Kimberly region of Western Australia. In the top middle section of the image, the Mitchell River carves through sandstone, while to the left Bigge Island and the Coronation Islands stand out in the Indian Ocean. (Image credit: NASA/USGS)

"The
data and images from Landsat 9 are expanding our capability to see how
Earth has changed over decades," Karen St. Germain, director of NASA's
Earth Science Division, said in the same statement. "In a changing
climate, continuous and free access to Landsat data, and the other data
in NASA's Earth observing fleet, helps data users, including city
planners, farmers and scientists, plan for the future." 

In the case of the Panama Posse helps us navigate saver ! 

Landsat 9
 
Landdata

Landsat
9 carries two main instruments: the Operational Land Imager 2 (OLI-2),
which detects visible, near-infrared, and shortwave-infrared light in
nine wavelengths, and the Thermal Infrared Sensor 2 (TIRS-2), which
detects thermal radiation in two wavelengths used to measure Earth’s
surface temperatures. Together the instruments can provide users with
essential information about crop health, irrigation use, water quality,
wildfire severity, deforestation, glacial retreat, and urban expansion,
especially when put in the context of the long Landsat data record.

 

 

The
Panama Posse has over 150 gigs of Satellite Images for navigation
available for download - many have been sourced thanks to Landsat and
months of work by Panama Posse participants such as Rob on Avant.

Route

 

 

 

7) ENTRY INTO THE BIGGEST  FISH CAUGHT CATEGORY 

Scott and Kathy Erwin Sea Bella-

SY Satori and a big Mahi Mahi

Benjamin & Sheila 

Ben
Crew
Sheila

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) PANAMA POSSE CREW FOR YOUR BOAT 

VESSEL LOOKING FOR CREW >>>
please notify the Panama Posse via email 
 

CREW – LOOKING FOR A VESSEL

 https://panamaposse.com/crew-looking-for-a-vessel

 

https://panamaposse.com/crew
https://panamaposse.com/marina-puerto-de-la-navidad
COUNTRIES

 

 

 

 

9) PANAMA POSSE SEASON AWARDS CATEGORIES 
 

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES 

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ✔ 
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔  
  • THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔ 
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 
  • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 
  • GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔ 
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • NEWLY ADDED - BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔
Fish

 

 

10) THIS SATURDAY THE EPIC PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK
YOU
GET A CHANCE TO WIN THE   GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔  AWARD ON THE
SPOT - we will also fire off several expired flares 

 

Participants in the Panama Posse aim high

so here is out list of baseline dishes for a successful pot luck

– this is a culinary celebration

– please do not bring popcorn, store bought chips or other shortcuts

– celebrate this life by bringing the best to this shared table

  bring your own protein to grill and

ONE  of these dishes below -
(sized for 8-10 persons) 

Sushi

 

  •   Jalapeño Poppers Image result for jalapeno poppers
  •   Ham & Pineapple skewers Image result for Ham & Pineapple skewers
  •   Shrimp skewers Image result for Shrimp skewers
  •   Tuna Poke
  •   Ceviche
  •   Smoked Salmon on toast points or crackers
  •   Mini Sliders
  •   Mini Pizzas
  •   Meat Balls
  •   Guacamole 
  •   Roasted Tomatillo and Tomato Salsa
  •   Hummus with Carrots & Celery sticks
  •   Artichoke / Spinach Dip
  •   Deviled eggs
  •   Sushi shrimp
  •   Sushi rolls
  •   Shrimp tacos   
     
Tacos
  •   Mozzarella basil and cherry tomatoes pasta salad  (Bowtie)
  •   Pesto pasta salad ( Fusilli )
  •   Potatoes Salad
  •   Potatoes Gratin  
  •   Garlic Mashed Potatoes  
  •   Fresh Baked Beans
  •   Mexican Rice
  •   Spanish Rice with chorizo ( safron )
  •   Mexican nopales salad
  •   Garlic bread
  •   Fresh baked bread
  •   Large mixed green salad  
  •   Black bean & corn salad
  •   Greek Salad with Feta, Cucumber, red onions, olives and tomatoes
  •   Salad a la ensenada  
  •   Cole Slaw
  •   Desserts to Share
  •   Brownies
  •   Cookies
  •   Cake
  •   Churros
  •   Beignets   
Vat

OTHER ITMES  TO BRING 

  Big vat of Rum Punch

  Bottle of Tequila with Shot glasses to share 

 

 

11) PANAMA POSSE KICKOFF & SEMINAR WEEK MEXICO

BARRA

🇲🇽  Here are our dates and revised Seminar Schedule
December 2021 in Barra de Navidad, Mexico 

Thursday December 2nd, 2021

    

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE INTRO AND OVERVIEW   and Fleet Tracking

 

    @ 13:00 ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION    

 

Friday December 3rd, 2021

 

    @ 10:00 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, MEDICAL AND SELF RESCUE

 

    @ 13:00 COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, SAFETY

 

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY

 

Saturday December 4th, 2021

 

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE SWAP MEET

 

    @ 13:00 SATELLITE CHARTS / OPEN CPN / GOOD NAUTICAL   

 

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE OVER THE TOP POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY 
 

       -> details here on how to win the chef award and 
POT LUCK EXPECTATIONS->

 

 

BBQ

 

Sunday December 5th, 2021

 

    @ 09:00 Coral Reef Measuring - Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details >> 
ONLY 6 SPACES LEFT !!!

 

    @ 13:00 PROVISIONING, WHAT TO SEE AND DO, RECAP, Q&A

 

Monday December 6th, 2021  RALLY & MISSION START

 

      @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START 

 

     Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration ONLY 6 SPACES LEFT !!! Details>> 

https://www.adventurescientists.org/mcr-application-pp.html

 

 

 

12) MAKE A DIFFERENCE  

 HELP CORAL REEFS 

 

ADVENTURE SCIENTISTS AND UNIVERSITY OF GUADALAJARA TO CONDUCT MEXICAN CORAL REEF STUDIES WITH PANAMA POSSE VOLUNTEERS

Adventure Scientists

Adventure
Scientists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports
scientists through the planning and execution of large-scale data
collection projects for scientific partners around the world. They
mobilize skilled adventure volunteers—hikers, sailors, skiers, divers,
and more—who operate on any scale from almost anywhere on Earth to
collect high-quality scientific data. This empowers scientists to think
bigger and access the data, public support, and funding they need to
achieve impact. Adventure Scientists’ goal is to accelerate
environmental and human health solutions. 

 

Mexican Coral Reefs Project Information

 

Why:
Mexico’s Pacific Coast is harbor to some of the world’s most biodiverse
coral reefs. They support fishes, sharks, turtles, and other marine
life. They also buffer the coastline from intense storms and provide
livelihoods from fishing and tourism. Yet these reefs are imperiled by
ocean acidification, more frequent and powerful storms due to climate
change, and damage from tourism.

 

Impact:
Adventure Scientists is recruiting experienced diver volunteers to
provide Universidad de Guadalajara's Dr. Paola Rodríguez-Troncoso and
Dr. Amílcar Cupul Magaña with critical data to understand how climate
change and human pressure are impacting coral communities. The project
will provide hard data to government partners to support policy
recommendations that can protect these unique reefs into the future.

 

Who:
Eligible volunteers are experienced, conservation-minded divers with
access to boats who can commit to at least three dives within a year
along the Mexican Pacific coast in the Puerto Vallarta region.
Volunteers must provide their own dive equipment and have a minimum of
25 logged dives if a PADI certified open water diver, 15 if PADI
advanced open water diver, and 10 dives if they are a NAUI certified
advanced open water diver.

 

What:
At each field site, dive teams will swim five different 25-meter-long
belt transects parallel to the coast. Teams will swim each of the five
transects three times to: 

Identify fish species, size, and ratio of adults to juveniles

Count abundance of sea urchin, sea stars, sea cucumbers, etc.

Categorize different coral types

Measure contour of seafloor

 

Where:
Field sites are predetermined (GPS coordinates provided) and no deeper
than ~12 meters. See the map on the project page for dive locations.

 

Mexico’s Pacific Coast is home to some of the world’s most biodiverse coral reefs, underwater communities that support sharks, turtles, and other marine life. They also support human lives by buffering the coastline from intense storms and providing livelihoods from fishing and tourism. Yet these reefs are imperiled by ocean acidification, more frequent and powerful storms due to climate change, and damage from human overuse.

https://www.adventurescientists.org/mexico-reefs-panama-posse.html

 

Are
you interested in contributing to the protection of coral ecosystems on
the Mexican Pacific Coast? To learn how you can get involved in this,
and other Adventure Scientists projects, please join Founder/Executive
Director, Gregg Treinish, and University of Guadalajara scientists, Dr.
Paola Rodríguez-Troncoso and Dr. Amílcar Cupul Magaña, at 9 am, December
5th 

 

For
qualified, registered divers interested in volunteering, the seminar
will be followed by an in-person field training, held exclusively for
Panama Posse affiliates, on December 6th beginning at 8 am. To learn
more and apply to volunteer:
https://www.adventurescientists.org/mexico-reefs-panama-posse.html 

 

WHEN & WHERE
 

Sunday December 5th, 2021

 

    @ 09:00 Coral Reef Measuring - Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details >>

 

Monday December 6th, 2021  RALLY & MISSION START

 

      @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START 

 

     Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details>> 

To Particpate:

☑ Be at the Panama Posse  Kickoff week in  Barra de Navidad, Mexico December 2 – 6, 2021  

☑ Certified diver that can safely and competently collect data underwater

☑ Access to a boat to travel to established reef monitoring locations

☑ Attend an in-person training in Barra de Navidad with Dr. Paola 

Rodriguez

 

LIMITED VOLUNTEER SPOTS LEFT 

 

TO PARTICIPATE AND SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM PLEASE SIGN UP NOW >>

 

VOLUNTEER TRAINING:

 

 On
December 6, Dr. Rodriguez will hold an in-person training for Panama
Posse members who have completed the online training. Before attending,
you need to submit the online application linked below to understand
project requirements and to gain access to the online training.  

 

 

DIVE SURVEYS:

 

Field sites are predetermined (GPS coordinates provided) and no deeper than  
12 meters / 40 feet.  

 

Reef

 

 

 

13) REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022 SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE IS OPEN 

South Pacific Posse

With
the most challenging first year complete   South Pacific seafarers
 made it all the way to New Zealand and Fiji and beyond.

We are ready to for Season 2  - with 13 vessels committed 
 $ 150 to sign up for the South Pacific Posse please visit https://pacificposse.com/sign-up

The focus of the South Pacific Posse is 
BEYOND BORA BORA 
after all why  worry about long-stay visas with when you have 23 + nations and over 10,000 more islands to go !

Souht Pacific Posse
 

 

 

 

13) YOU WILL MISS A LOT OF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LINE FOR PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS

 

PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS ARE HELD ON 
MONDAYS@ 
15:30 UTC  for the Atlantic and Caribbean 
16:00 UTC for the Pacific - 

open 24/7 for questions and answers following the gestalt protocol 

 

IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE 21·22 SEASON 
please join the new PANAMA POSSE LINE GROUP *
us with your LINE USER INFORMATION  including cell number
( * it's seasonal and for participants only get line from https://line.me)

 

LINE

 

 

 

 

14) FLEET TRACKING COURTESY OF PREDICT WIND

enjoy a 20% off Predict Wind Pro as part of the Sponsorship of the Panama Posse 
 
 

Tracking

SIGN UP FOR FLEET TRACKING ( takes up to a week to get added ) >>

 

For Help and to review the different options 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ABOUT THE FLEET TRACKING PROCESS >>

 

About Tracking:

Designed
to give interesting parties  an overview. For specific vessel
details including their floatplan, latest updates, changes, positions
and specific location related questions please contact each vessel
directly.  If you are on passage let us know and the fleet will
monitor your progress 

 

 

 

 

 

15) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

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THANK YOU CINDY from Delta Swizzler  the Facebook Group Admin 
to join the group ( participants only )  visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/panamaposse2122/

 

Cindy

 

 

 

16) FREE ACCESS TO GOOD NAUTICAL  

IF
YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE 21·22 PANAMA POSSE SEASON you are already
assigned with your access credentials to the expanded GOODNAUTICAL
regions 

We expect to launch a mobile offline (paid) version later this season.
Good progress being made - 

BAHAMAS IS IN GOODNAUTICAL
 
 

Good Nautical
Bahamas

 

 

 

 

17) DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED THIS FALL

 

Valid Passports 
- with at least 360 days left on the expiration date 

Vessel Documentation 
-
matching the passports or if your vessel is registered as a corporation
a certified letter of ownership / authorization to operate the
vessel 

 

NOTE:
PANAMA JUST ANNOUNCED THAT YOU WILL NEED USCG DOCS not STATE VESSEL REGISTRATION PAPERS TO ENTER

Vessel Operator Certificate of Competence 
-
to operate the vessel - this is a formality but some countries
authorities want to make sure that you have what it takes -  you
can get them from most states
including this free one - testing is done online, or your ASA, US Sailing, RYA or equivalent

Third Party Liability Insurance for Marinas  
- if you plan to stay at marinas you will need 3rd party liability insurance 

Prescriptions
- if you have prescription drugs on board please be sure to have your valid prescriptions to match from your doctor

Pet Vaccination Records

all the docs you can muster plus more – vaccination certificates – 15
digit international chips under their skin – rabies vaccination
certificate  . etc etc.

and most controversial of all ... 

PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION  
-
this may not be mandatory (yet) but it will make your journey a whole
lot easier and reduce quarantine costs, reduce testing requirements, and
reduce frictions at borders (on both entry and exit ) 

 

 

AIRLINE TRAVEL ARRIVING ON A ONE WAY TICKET ?
ORDER A REFUNDABLE TICKET BEFORE YOU ARRIVE TO AVOID THE 30 MINUTES OF EXPLAINING 

 

No documents needed in international waters float away !

 

 

 

 

 

 

18) PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS

Convoys
ORGANIZED CONVOYS UNDER THE PANAMA POSSE Before Departure ‘Know before you go’ – Read Panama Posse updates, Noonsite (https://www.noonsite.com/ ), Caribbean Safety & Security Network https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/ ), and Facebook cruising groups (search for <destination name> and <cruising &/or cruisers> on Facebook) for the most recent reports prior to going anywhere for up to date information on the risk environment. Northeast Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras In the recent past, criminal elements have boarded, held at gunpoint and ransacked vessels passing through this region. The chart below is a composite of incidents between 2014 and 2020 for the area from the Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN), linked here at https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/. Red pins represent attacks, and yellow pins represent attempted attacks.

These
violent incidents appear to be executed by “part-time pirates”,
fisherman who organize on an ad hoc basis and seize targets of
opportunity in the absence of effective law enforcement.  They do
not target larger commercial vessels at this time.

 

Geographically,
the Honduran and Nicaraguan east coasts do not provide harbor for
larger vessels and the national navies are small and poorly equipped to
deal with the issue, as they are small forces primarily designed for
dealing with coastal and riverine security.  The naval forces are
under-resourced.

 

As
the incidents normally occur well offshore, often between 75 and 125
miles from land, they are beyond VHF radio range from shore bases, and
in any case it is believed the relevant navies do not effectively
maintain a 24/7 radio watch. It is uncertain what other illegal
activities these part time pirates may engage in.

 

While
these areas are variously within the territorial waters or exclusive
economic zones of Colombia, Guatemala, or Honduras, they are not
effectively patrolled or policed by any of these states.  Adding
complication to the situation, some areas including the Serranilla Bank
are disputed territories.

 

Security and Safety Risks Associated with the Entire Coast of Venezuela

 

For
westbound vessels, a transit of the Venezuelan coast from Trinidad to
the ABCs and Columbia is often undertaken.  For vessels leaving
Colombia to points north, a close approach to the easternmost stretch of
the Venezuelan coast is also unavoidable.  There has also been an
increase in piracy activities in the coastal waters near Trinidad,
believed to be the actions of Venezuelan smugglers.

area.

TO SET UP A CONVOY between 4 vessels

security @ panamaposse dot com

Tranquilo

 

 

 

19) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 
 

🇺🇸 California Yacht Marina, San Diego, Chula Vista, USA  

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico Mooring

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico Marina Chiapas

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 🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

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🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama Bocas Marina

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🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina El Cid – Cancún – Riviera Maya – Mexico  

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos 

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic 

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys, FL, USA 

🇺🇸 Pier 66  Hotel & Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL 

 Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina

 

🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl.,  GA

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head, SC

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah, GA 

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, NC 

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, NC

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, NC

🇺🇸 Tide Water Marina –  Portsmouth, VA 

🇺🇸  Ocean Yacht Marina–   Portsmouth, VA  

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Gloucester Point, VA 

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing –Yorktown, VA

 

https://panamaposse.com/shelter-bay-marina

 

20) PANAMA POSSE  SPONSORS 

 

  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES 
  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • CALIFORNIA YACHT MARINA 
galapagos

 

 

 

21) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

 

 

We are happy to announce that also this year we will be partnering with our sponsor @Sevenstar Yacht Transpor

Their
team of professionals have 25 years of experience and can offer a
complete service to transport your boat to and from our event.

 

More info on Sevenstar™s services can be found on https://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar yacht Transport?

 

Sevenstar
is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a
lift-on, lift-off basis. Sevenstar has access to the Spliethoff fleet of
over 120 company owned vessels. These ships are designed for yacht
transport and all engineers, operation managers and loadmasters work in
house. With an impressive 1,500+ transports per year, they are calling
over 100 ports in more than 40 countries worldwide.

 

 

For a quote withthe Panama Posse discoutn please contact Kris Caren

 

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

 

web: sevenstar-usa.com

 

SEVENSTART YACHT TRANSPORT SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

 

Facebook: @SevenstarYT

 

Instagram: sevenstaryachttransport

 

LinkedIn: Sevenstar Yacht Transport

 

 

 

SEVENSTAR

 

 

22) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

 

To
arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick
https://panamaposse.com/panama-canal

 

 

 

23) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

ONESAILS MEXICO - Puerto Vallarta - Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

SIGN UP FOR THE 21-22 PANAMA POSSE  

 

 

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

 

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

Panama Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow
exit el salvador

panama posse communications 
 @ 9811 w charleston blvd 2262 89117 Las Vegas USA\

 

© 2021 Panama Posse / Good Nautical Inc

 

 


FLEET UPDATE 2021-11-21

PANAMA POSSE LOGO

I biffs 'em and buffs 'em  

and always out roughs 'em   

but none of 'em gets nowhere.  

 

If anyone dares to risk my "Fisk",  

it's "Boff" an' it's "Wham" un'erstan'?  

so keep "Good Be-hav-or" 

that's your one life saver  

with Popeye the Sailor Man.  

  

I'm strong to the finich  

cause I eats me spinach.  

I'm Popeye the Sailor Man.
 

 ― Popeye the Sailor Man  by Elzie Crisler Segar
 

Popeye the Sailor Man

Nov 21, 2021  PANAMA POSSE FLEET UPDATE 

GOLFITO Costa Rica

Golfito Costa Rica 

1) INTRODUCING BELLA SIRENA 

SY BELLA SIRENA - Byron 
 after successfully riding out the last hurricane in Puerto Vallarta  all thumbs up !

2) MEET THE FLEET of 251 Yachts 

Panama Posse faces

3) Got something to say ?
We love your stories, updates, videos,  findings, pictures  etc
email us >> 

BBQ

4) MEET THE FLEET - SY KNOT RIGHT 

 Walt & Jeariene on SY Knot Right got their burgee

 Walt & Jeariene on SY Knot Right got their burgee

5) Thanks to Nicole from Maison de Sante we now have a new award category 

"BOAT YOGA POSES" 
The first entry comes from the Atlantic
executing the 
"tiny locker drill-hole neck turn pose"
executed with exceptional finesse by 
Jen on   SY Solmate  
BOAT YOGA POSES

 

SOLMATE Adam SOLMATE Jen

Jen and Adam on SY Solmate 

 

 

6) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Las Perlas, Panama

Las Perlas, Panama 

 GREEN FLASH BobGREEN FLASH Joan

 

SY GREEN FLASH - Bob & Joan 

 

IGY Red Frog Marina Bocas del Toro, Panama  - Sunset 

 

IGY Red Frog Marina Bocas del Toro, Panama - Sunset

VITESSE Christine VITESSE JeffTilly

picture by SY VITESSE Jeff, Catherine & Tilly

 

 

 

7) MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ENTRY 
7) MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ENTRY 

also by SY VITESSE 

 

8) ENTRY INTO THE BIGGEST  FISH CAUGHT CATEGORY 

8) ENTRY INTO THE BIGGEST  FISH CAUGHT CATEGORY 

9) PANAMA POSSE CREW FOR YOUR BOAT 

PANAMA POSSE CREW

VESSEL LOOKING FOR CREW >>>
please notify the Panama Posse via email 
 

CREW – LOOKING FOR A VESSEL

 https://panamaposse.com/crew-looking-for-a-vessel

 

 

 

Flags of rthe Panama Posse Countries

10) PANAMA POSSE SEASON AWARDS CATEGORIES  

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES 

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ✔ 
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔  
  • THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔ 
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 
  • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 
  • GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔ 
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • NEWLY ADDED - BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔

11) PANAMA POSSE KICKOFF & SEMINAR WEEK MEXICO

Seminars in Mexico
 

🇲🇽  Here are our dates and revised Seminar Schedule
December 2021 in Barra de Navidad, Mexico 

Thursday December 2nd, 2021    

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE INTRO AND OVERVIEW   and Fleet Tracking

 

    @ 13:00 ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION    

 

Friday December 3rd, 2021

 

    @ 10:00 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, MEDICAL AND SELF RESCUE

 

    @ 13:00 COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, SAFETY

 

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY

 

Saturday December 4th, 2021

 

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE SWAP MEET

 

    @ 13:00 SATELLITE CHARTS / OPEN CPN / GOOD NAUTICAL   

 

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE OVER THE TOP POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY 
 

       -> details here on how to win the chef award and 
POT LUCK EXPECTATIONS->

 

PANAMA POSSE OVER THE TOP POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY

 

 

Sunday December 5th, 2021

 

    @ 09:00 Coral Reef Measuring - Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details >> 
ONLY 6 SPACES LEFT !!!

 

    @ 13:00 PROVISIONING, WHAT TO SEE AND DO, RECAP, Q&A

 

Monday December 6th, 2021  RALLY & MISSION START

 

      @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START 

 

     Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration ONLY 6 SPACES LEFT !!! Details>> 

 

 

 

 @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START

12) MAKE A DIFFERENCE  

 HELP CORAL REEFS 

 

ADVENTURE SCIENTISTS AND UNIVERSITY OF GUADALAJARA TO CONDUCT MEXICAN CORAL REEF STUDIES WITH PANAMA POSSE VOLUNTEERS

 @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START

Adventure Scientists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports scientists through the planning and execution of large-scale data collection projects for scientific partners around the world. They mobilize skilled adventure volunteers—hikers, sailors, skiers, divers, and more—who operate on any scale from almost anywhere on Earth to collect high-quality scientific data. This empowers scientists to think bigger and access the data, public support, and funding they need to achieve impact. Adventure Scientists’ goal is to accelerate environmental and human health solutions. 

 

Mexican Coral Reefs Project Information

Are you interested in contributing to the protection of coral ecosystems on the Mexican Pacific Coast?

Why: Mexico’s Pacific Coast is harbor to some of the world’s most biodiverse coral reefs. They support fishes, sharks, turtles, and other marine life. They also buffer the coastline from intense storms and provide livelihoods from fishing and tourism. Yet these reefs are imperiled by ocean acidification, more frequent and powerful storms due to climate change, and damage from tourism.

 

Impact: Adventure Scientists is recruiting experienced diver volunteers to provide Universidad de Guadalajara's Dr. Paola Rodríguez-Troncoso and Dr. Amílcar Cupul Magaña with critical data to understand how climate change and human pressure are impacting coral communities. The project will provide hard data to government partners to support policy recommendations that can protect these unique reefs into the future.

 

Who: Eligible volunteers are experienced, conservation-minded divers with access to boats who can commit to at least three dives within a year along the Mexican Pacific coast in the Puerto Vallarta region. Volunteers must provide their own dive equipment and have a minimum of 25 logged dives if a PADI certified open water diver, 15 if PADI advanced open water diver, and 10 dives if they are a NAUI certified advanced open water diver.

 

What: At each field site, dive teams will swim five different 25-meter-long belt transects parallel to the coast. Teams will swim each of the five transects three times to: 

Identify fish species, size, and ratio of adults to juveniles

Count abundance of sea urchin, sea stars, sea cucumbers, etc.

Categorize different coral types

Measure contour of seafloor

 

Where: Field sites are predetermined (GPS coordinates provided) and no deeper than ~12 meters. See the map on the project page for dive locations.

 

 

https://www.adventurescientists.org/mexico-reefs-panama-posse.html

 

Are you interested in contributing to the protection of coral ecosystems on the Mexican Pacific Coast? To learn how you can get involved in this, and other Adventure Scientists projects, please join Founder/Executive Director, Gregg Treinish, and University of Guadalajara scientists, Dr. Paola Rodríguez-Troncoso and Dr. Amílcar Cupul Magaña, at 9 am, December 5th 

 

For qualified, registered divers interested in volunteering, the seminar will be followed by an in-person field training, held exclusively for Panama Posse affiliates, on December 6th beginning at 8 am. To learn more and apply to volunteer: https://www.adventurescientists.org/mexico-reefs-panama-posse.html 

 

WHEN & WHERE 

Sunday December 5th, 2021

 

    @ 09:00 Coral Reef Measuring - Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details >>

 

Monday December 6th, 2021  RALLY & MISSION START

 

      @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START 

 

     Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details>> 

To Particpate:

☑ Be at the Panama Posse  Kickoff week in  Barra de Navidad, Mexico December 2 – 6, 2021  

☑ Certified diver that can safely and competently collect data underwater

☑ Access to a boat to travel to established reef monitoring locations

☑ Attend an in-person training in Barra de Navidad with Dr. Paola 

Rodriguez

 

LIMITED VOLUNTEER SPOTS LEFT 

 

TO PARTICIPATE AND SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM PLEASE SIGN UP NOW >>

TO PARTICIPATE AND SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM PLEASE SIGN UP NOW >>

VOLUNTEER TRAINING:
 On December 6, Dr. Rodriguez will hold an in-person training for Panama Posse members who have completed the online training. Before attending, you need to submit the online application linked below to understand project requirements and to gain access to the online training.  

DIVE SURVEYS:
Field sites are predetermined (GPS coordinates provided) and no deeper than  
12 meters / 40 feet.  
TO PARTICIPATE AND SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM PLEASE SIGN UP NOW >>

 

 

 13) YOU WILL MISS A LOT OF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LINE FOR PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS

 

PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS ARE HELD ON 
MONDAYS@ 
15:30 UTC  for the Atlantic and Caribbean 
16:00 UTC for the Pacific - open 24/7 for questions and answers following the gestalt protocol  IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE 21·22 SEASON 
please join the new PANAMA POSSE LINE GROUP *
us with your LINE USER INFORMATION  including cell number
( * it's seasonal and for participants only get line from https://line.me)

LINE CALLS FOR THE PANAMA POSSE FLEET EVERY MONDAY

14) FLEET TRACKING COURTESY OF PREDICT WIND

 

 

enjoy a 20% off Predict Wind Pro as part of the Sponsorship of the Panama Posse 
 
 
SIGN UP FOR FLEET TRACKING ( takes up to a week to get added ) >>
For Help and to review the different options TECHNICAL SUPPORT ABOUT THE FLEET TRACKING PROCESS >>
About Tracking:Designed to give interesting parties  an overview. For specific vessel details including their floatplan, latest updates, changes, positions and specific location related questions please contact each vessel directly.  If you are on passage let us know and the fleet will monitor your progress 

15) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

 

Facebook

 

CINDY

THANK YOU CINDY f  the Facebook Group Admin 
 

 

16) FREE ACCESS TO GOOD NAUTICAL

 

 

 

 

 IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE 21·22 PANAMA POSSE SEASON you are already assigned with your access credentials to the expanded GOODNAUTICAL regions We expect to launch a mobile offline (paid) version later this season.
Good progress being made
 

 

 17) DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED THIS FALL

 

 

 

 

Valid Passports 
- with at least 360 days left on the expiration date Vessel Documentation 
- matching the passports or if your vessel is registered as a corporation a certified letter of ownership / authorization to operate the vessel 
NOTE:
PANAMA JUST ANNOUNCED THAT YOU WILL NEED USCG DOCS not STATE VESSEL REGISTRATION PAPERS TO ENTERVessel Operator Certificate of Competence 
- to operate the vessel - this is a formality but some countries authorities want to make sure that you have what it takes -  you can get them from most states including this free one - testing is done online, or your ASA, US Sailing, RYA or equivalentThird Party Liability Insurance for Marinas  
- if you plan to stay at marinas you will need 3rd party liability insurance Prescriptions
- if you have prescription drugs on board please be sure to have your valid prescriptions to match from your doctorPet Vaccination Records
– all the docs you can muster plus more – vaccination certificates – 15 digit international chips under their skin – rabies vaccination certificate  . etc etc.and most controversial of all ... PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION  
- this may not be mandatory (yet) but it will make your journey a whole lot easier and reduce quarantine costs, reduce testing requirements, and reduce frictions at borders (on both entry and exit ) 
 
AIRLINE TRAVEL ARRIVING ON A ONE WAY TICKET ?
ORDER A REFUNDABLE TICKET BEFORE YOU ARRIVE TO AVOID THE 30 MINUTES OF EXPLAINING 

 

18) PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS through pirate prone waters
PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS
through pirate prone waters

 

 

Before Departure
‘Know before you go’ – Read Panama Posse updates, Noonsite (https://www.noonsite.com/ ), Caribbean Safety & Security Network https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/ )) for the most recent reports prior to going anywhere for up to date information on the risk environment.

Northeast Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras

In the recent past, criminal elements have boarded, held at gunpoint and ransacked vessels passing through this region.  The chart below is a composite of incidents between 2014 and 2020 for the area from the Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN), linked here at https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/.  Red pins represent attacks, and yellow pins represent attempted attacks.
These violent incidents appear to be executed by “part-time pirates”, fisherman who organize on an ad hoc basis and seize targets of opportunity in the absence of effective law enforcement.  They do not target larger commercial vessels at this time.
Geographically, the Honduran and Nicaraguan east coasts do not provide harbor for larger vessels and the national navies are small and poorly equipped to deal with the issue, as they are small forces primarily designed for dealing with coastal and riverine security.  The naval forces are under-resourced.
As the incidents normally occur well offshore, often between 75 and 125 miles from land, they are beyond VHF radio range from shore bases, and in any case it is believed the relevant navies do not effectively maintain a 24/7 radio watch. It is uncertain what other illegal activities these part time pirates may engage in.
While these areas are variously within the territorial waters or exclusive economic zones of Colombia, Guatemala, or Honduras, they are not effectively patrolled or policed by any of these states.  Adding complication to the situation, some areas including the Serranilla Bank are disputed territories.
Security and Safety Risks Associated with the Entire Coast of Venezuela
For westbound vessels, a transit of the Venezuelan coast from Trinidad to the ABCs and Columbia is often undertaken.  For vessels leaving Colombia to points north, a close approach to the easternmost stretch of the Venezuelan coast is also unavoidable.  There has also been an increase in piracy activities in the coastal waters near Trinidad, believed to be the actions of Venezuelan smugglers.

 

SAR Areas of Responsibility and Contacts

SRR: PANAMA
Tel: +507 315 9807 (H24)
naerea@aeronautica.gob.pa

SRR: COSTA RICA
Tel: +506 2286 4418
operaciones.sng.cr@gmail.com
rfic@dgac.go.cr

SRR: NICARAGUA CARIBBEAN COAST
Tel: +505 08244

SRR: Honduras
Tel: +504 234 3360 ext 1318, 1310
rccsar@cocesna.org

SRR:  COLOMBIA CARIBBEAN COAST
Tel: +57 4 827 5379
cegut@fnc.armada.mil.coTO SET UP A CONVOY between 4 vesselsecurity @ panamaposse dot com
  

DEFINITION: a group convoyed or organized for convenience or protection in moving
DEFINITION: a group convoyed or organized for convenience or protection in moving

 

19) HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL WATER TURKEYS OUT HERE !

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL WATER TURKEYS OUT HERE !

 

20) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 

 

sponsors

 🇺🇸 California Yacht Marina, San Diego, Chula Vista, USA  🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad  🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico Marina🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico Marina🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico Mooring🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico Marina Chiapas🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala Marina Chiapas🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador Marina Bahia del Sol🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Mooring🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua Marina Puesta del Sol🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  Marina Papagayo🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica Marina Pez Vela🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica Marina Bahia Golfito 🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica Banana Bay Marina🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad, Ecuador 01🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama   🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama Bocas Marina🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama Linton Bay Marina🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia 🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 🇲🇽 Marina El Cid – Cancún – Riviera Maya – Mexico  🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos 🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic 🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas 🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas  🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys, FL, USA 🇺🇸 Pier 66  Hotel & Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL  Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina
🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl.,  GA🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head, SC🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah, GA 🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, NC 🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, NC🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, NC🇺🇸 Tide Water Marina –  Portsmouth, VA 🇺🇸  Ocean Yacht Marina–   Portsmouth, VA  🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Gloucester Point, VA 🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing –Yorktown, VA

21) PANAMA POSSE  SPONSORS 

 

 

  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES 
  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • CALIFORNIA YACHT MARINA 

Galapagos Blue-footed booby

22) THE PANAMA POSSE MUSIC VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MskYujO_z68

 

- THIS YEAR WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT FUN AND WE ARE GOING TO ALL PARTICIPATE IN A MUSIC VIDEO 
Here is the official 21-22 Panama Posse song we will cut our videos to !
Start getting your dancing with the sailors on
we'll do the first dance sequences in Barra de Navidad - 
 We hope you like the track !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MskYujO_z68

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MskYujO_z68

 

23) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 

Panama Canal young lady

 

Erick Gálvez

CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ
To arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse and the Pacific PosseErick GálvezErick Gálvezinfo@centenarioconsulting.comwww.centenarioconsulting.comCellphone +507 6676-1376WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

canal details

 

24) STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

 

 

 SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATIONVicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – MexicoONESAILS MEXICO - Puerto Vallarta - MexicoPark Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – NicaraguaCoconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa RicaAbernathy – Chandlery – PanamaPacific Posse Advertising Partners – Las VegasSafe-Esteem.com – Delaware
SIGN UP FOR THE 21-22 PANAMA POSSE  

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW
YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

PANAMA POSSE LOGO

panama posse communications 
 @ 9811 w charleston blvd 2262 89117 Las Vegas USA\
© 2021 Panama Posse / Good Nautical Inc


Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina

Fernandina Harbor Marina 🇺🇸 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina   🇺🇸  SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

30° 40.3067 '  N 081° 27.95'W

We are pleased to sponsor the Panama Posse and offer
10 % discount off our docking rate 
5 cent x gallon discount on fuel 

 

 
Please let the Posse know that dockage reservations may be made directly through our website, or by giving us a call at (904) 310-3300 and choosing the reservation line. 
 
In addition if you join Marina Life Cruising Club 
there are hundreds of participating marinas all over the country where boater's can receive additional discounts -
visit marinalife.com/membership.

​Taylor Fitzsimmons

Taylor Fitzsimmons | General Manager

(904) 310-3303

 

Fernandina Harbor Marina

Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor is your gateway to Amelia Island's rich history and attractions.

Amelia Island is part of the Sea Islands chain of barrier islands, on Florida’s Atlantic coast. It has a history of Spanish, French, British and American rule. Today it’s a popular destination known for its luxury resorts, golf courses an sandy beaches.

Conveniently located on the Intracoastal Waterway Fernandina Harbor Marina has the services and amenities you need when traveling the ICW.

AMENITIES

  • 4,000 ft of alongside dockage

  • Mooring balls on site

  • Deep water, roughly 25ft

  • Laundry

  • Bait & Tackle

  • Restaurant on-site 

  • Floating concrete docks 

  • Boaters Lounge with Television

  • WiFi Internet Access 

 

fernandina harbor   

CHART

DOCK MAP

fernandina harbor

 

RATES

Fernandina Harbor Marina

 

Contact Info

Phone: (904)310-3300

Email: fernandinaharbor@oasismarinas.com

Hail on VHF 16

Address:

Fernandina Harbor Marina  | 3 S. Front Street | Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

 

30° 40' 14.34'' N

81° 27' 54.576'' W

 

Marina Hours:

 

MAP

 

 

SAFE APPROACH

 
 

Marina Puerto Bahía.12

FLEET UPDATE 2021-11-07

 

Panama Posse

 

 

 

 “Difficulties are just things to overcome, after all.” 
 

 ― Ernest Shackleton 
 

Panama Posse in Panama

ENJOY
· DAD'S DREAM ·  GLADAN  ·  ROCINANTE · REACH ·
 SPILL THE WINE ·  SECOND SET  ·   AGAPE   ·
 FOOTLOOSE  · EDDIE FROM SHELTER BAY MARINA

 

 

Nov 7, 2021  
PANAMA POSSE FLEET UPDATE 

 


  

 

Fleet

 

To submit your missing headshots of captain admiral crew and please email us >>

Meet the fleet

 

 2) INTRODUCING MARINA PUERTO BAHIA  🇩🇴  Dominican Republic  the latest marina sponsor of the Panama Posse 

 

Marina Puerto Bahia

 

Puerto
Bahía is a full service marina in Samaná, Northeast of Dominican
Republic, offering slips for vessels up to 150ft LOA and access to
boutique hotel amenities.

We are pleased to sponsor the Panama Posse with a special rate of $ 1.00 per foot per night, and welcome you with a “Presidente fría”! 

Gavi Roustand

Harbour Master

C: +1 809 801 9756

E: marina@puertobahiasamana.com

 

Gavi

 

 

Location

 

Location and sunset
Marina Puerto Bahia

 

 

3) PANAMA POSSE  "PORT SAFETY" courtesy of Safe Esteem

  • If you rent a car be certain to remove the Rental Car frame around
    the license plate to avoid corrupt local officials from stopping you
    over others and thieves which look for rental cars to break into.

     
  • Park close to the entrance of the supermarket where there is a lot of foot traffic.
     
  • LOCK YOUR CAR  and if you can keep an eye on your car.
     
  • With taxis always pre-negotiate the total fee in the local currency. Use Uber/Lyft if available.
     
  • Ask for the drivers name and text the license plate to yourself or your buddy boat.
     
  • Carry ID (copy of passport) with you at all times.
     
  • If you get stopped by  traffic police ask for the ticket !
     
  • Do not pay a bribe. YOU are training them !
     
  • Corrupt cops will do everything possible to delay you in order to get their bribe - so tell them you are not in a hurry and
    plan on staying months in the area with a local gringo. DO not tell
    them that you are trying to catch a flight or late for it - stay calm
    and act with no worry and no hurry. 

     
  • Simply keep asking for the ticket - do not pay anything on the spot.
     
  • If they ask for your passport let them know that it is with the Marina Office and that you request their official ID for verification and to please call the Marina office. Show them your photocopy.
     
  • Always Write down the official’s name,
    station, telephone number and address of the station and location -
    (have the official write it down for you so you have proof)

     
  • If you are on the road or walking in a busy area and you think / feel, you are being followed make 3 left turns - if the car or person is still behind you - you are not paranoid- you are being followed !
     
  • Make your way as quickly as possible to a 4 or 5 star resort -
    think Marriott, Sheraton, Hilton and got to the front desk and ask to
    speak with the chief security officer and inform them of you being
    followed.

     
  • Do not visit the capitals, presidential palaces or universities - especially  when there are protests planned.
     
  • When
    going through locations with security (e.g. transportation, large
    events), it is safest to move through security versus remaining outside a
    venue or remain in public areas. 

     
  • Where possible, use public transportation at off-peak times and be efficient; do not linger in terminals or boarding areas longer than necessary. 
     
  • If someone tell you that you have some stain or liquid on your shirt turn away from them immediately  - they are pick pocketing you  - go towards a wall and face outward fending of anyone coming near you.
 

https://www.safe-esteem.com/

 

 

 

4) CHECK OUT WESTERN PANAMA PACIFIC andCHECK IN REPORT SOUTHERN COSTA RICA 

AHOY PANAMA POSSE 

 

We
have finally arrived in Costa Rica and thought we would send you a
quick summary on the check out and check in process over the past two
weeks. If there are any boats coming through the counter posse this
information might be helpful.

 

Puerto
Armuelles -we emailed the Port Captain prior to our arrival, and he
requested all our paperwork electronically before we arrived.  
Once we arrived, the check out was quick and painless, except for a
difficult dinghy landing, Reinaldo was fantastic and very helpful. Not
only did he ensure we had some additional help on the beach, but he also
walked us through to immigration, merchant marine and finally completed
all our paperwork.  After everything was completed, he handed us a
little gift bag and assisted us off the beach. Exceptional service from
the Port.

 

 

Here is his contact information:

 

Reinaldo Omar Barrantes

 

Email: robarrantes@amp.gob.pa

 

Telephone: (507) 770-7741

 

 

 

Golfito
- we had spoken with Banana Bay prior to arrival and thought we would
be able to check in ourselves with things relaxing a bit with COVID
however a marina or agent is still required for the process. Banana Bay
charged us $350 US Dollars for the process/fees and it did take the
majority of the day to check-in.  As well, the boat was inspected
by the Department of Agriculture looking specifically for any raw pork
products and live animals. We provided the dinghy ride for the inspector
back and forth to the boat as we were anchored off the marina. They
have also decreased the time limit for pleasure vessels in Costa Rica
back to 90 days and the 180 day option is no longer available from the
Aduana, for those seeking more time in the country.

 

 

 

Gabriela
from Banana Bay was awesome running us around to the different offices
and the other quote we received from an agent was $800.00 US so Banana
Bay is a great option especially if you an anchored off the marina.

 

 

Puerto Armuelles

Puerto Armuelles in Good Nautical 

Costa Rica Banana Bay Marina

Golfito in Good Nautical 

Report from 
GARGOYLE

Kevin & Carla
https://www.svgargoyle.com/

 

 

 

 

5) 🇵🇦 CASCO VIEJO, PANAMA

Casco Viejo

The quaint and historic streets in Casco Viejo

 

Casco
Viejo (Old Quarter), also known as Casco Antiguo or San Felipe, is the
historic district of Panama City. Completed and settled in 1673, it was
built following the near-total destruction of the original Panamá city
by Governor Juan Perez de Guzman who had it set on fire, before the
attack and looting by the pirate and fellow seafarer Henry Morgan.

Casco Viejo

American Trade Hotel

American Hotel

The champagne of coffees

There’s
coffee and then there’s Geisha coffee, Panama’s prized brew that’s one
of the world’s best – and most expensive – cups of joe. Originally
brought over from Ethiopia, local growers found that Geisha coffee beans
thrived in Panama’s climate.  In Casco, sip the champagne of
coffees at Café Unido located within The American Trade Hotel at Plaza
Herrera.

Another happy customer at Tio Navaja Restaurant

Tio Navajo

The view of the water front from the surrounding brid

Old Map of Casco Viejo
Casco Viejo

 

6) DELTA SWIZZLER'S UNINVITED VISITOR 

Before
I forget. I need to post this for Most Unwanted Visitor in board. Open
our door to go down the stairs. Darn near stepped on this Boa. 😆

MARK & CINDY 

 

 

 

7) PANAMA POSSE CREW FOR YOUR BOAT 

VESSEL LOOKIGN FOR CREW >>>
please notify the Panama Posse via email 
 

CREW – LOOKING FOR A VESSEL

 https://panamaposse.com/crew-looking-for-a-vessel

 

 

https://panamaposse.com/crew

 

8) SAILING ALONG THE HISTORY  OF CULTURES 


exerts by A. Brinkley

Natives in the new world

FIRST ENCOUNTERS WITH NATIVE AMERICANS 
The
above 1505 engraving is one of the earliest European graphical
portrayals  of   Native Americans who lived for 500+
generations in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans. This is evidenced by  a skeleton of a teenage girl  named 'Naia'  found in 2007 in the underwater caves called sistema Sac Actun in Mexico's eastern Yucatán Peninsula - dated 13,000 years old, and it is considered the oldest genetically intact human skeleton ever found in
the Americas. 
 

This
image also represents  the ways in which Europeans would view the
people they called Indians for many generations. Native Americans here
are portrayed as exotic savages, whose sexuality was not contained
within stable families and whose savagery was evidenced in their
practice of eating the flesh of their slain enemies.

In
the background are the ships that have brought the European visitors
who recorded these images. (The Granger Collection, New York)

Naja Reveals First Americans' Roots

These
13000 + Year This is evidenced by  a skeleton of a teenage girl
 named 'Naia'  found in 2007 in the underwater caves called
sistema Sac Actun in Mexico's eastern Yucatán Peninsula - dated 13,000
years old, and it is considered the oldest genetically intact human
skeleton ever found in the Americas.  

Sac Antun

THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMERICAS  did
not begin with Christopher Columbus. It began 10+ thousand of years
earlier when human beings first crossed into the new continents and
began to settle. These nomadic peoples entered the new continent and
moved ever deeper into its heart and south. By the end of the fifteenth
century , when the first important contact with Europeans occurred, the
Americas were the home to more than 50 million, perhaps as many as 75 million highly evolved sapiens
 These ancient civilizations had experienced many changes and many
catastrophes during their long history. But it seems certain that none
of these experiences was as tragically transforming as the arrival of
Europeans. In the long term, European settlers came to dominate most
areas of the Americas. But even in the short term—in the first violent
years of Spanish and Portuguese exploration and conquest—the impact of
the new arrivals was profound. Battles between natives and
Europeans continued but there were also many other interactions through
which these very different civilizations shaped one another, learned
from one another, and changed each other permanently and profoundly.

Treaty of Tordesillas The 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas neatly divided the

15th Century WHY EUROPE LOOKS WESTWARD

Europeans
were almost entirely unaware of the existence of the Americas before
the fifteenth century. A few early wanderers—Leif Eriksson, an
eleventh-century Norse seaman, and perhaps others—had glimpsed parts of
the New World and had demonstrated that Europeans were capable of
crossing the ocean to reach it. But even if their discoveries had become
common knowledge (and they had not), there would have been little incentive for others to follow.
Europe in the middle ages (roughly 500– 1500 A.D.) was not an
adventurous civilization. Divided into innumerable small duchies and
kingdoms, its outlook was overwhelmingly provincial. Subsistence
agriculture predominated, and commerce was limited; few merchants looked
beyond the boundaries of their own regions. The Roman Catholic Church
exercised a measure of spiritual authority over most of the continent,
and the Holy Roman Empire provided at least a nominal political center.
Even so, real power was for the most part widely dispersed; only rarely
could a single leader launch a great venture. Gradually, however,
conditions in Europe changed so that by the late fifteenth century,
interest in overseas exploration had grown. Commerce and Nationalism
Two important and related changes provided the first incentive for
Europeans to look toward new lands. One was a result of the significant
population growth in fifteenth-century Europe. The Black Death, a
catastrophic epidemic of the bubonic plague that began in Constantinople
in 1347, had decimated Europe, killing (according to some estimates)
more than a third of the people of the continent and debilitating its
already limited economy. But a century and a half later, the population
had rebounded. With that growth came a rise in land values, a
reawakening of commerce, and a general increase in prosperity. Affluent
landlords became eager to purchase goods from distant regions, and a new
merchant class emerged to meet their demand. As trade increased, and as
advances in navigation and shipbuilding made long-distance sea travel
more feasible, interest in developing new markets, finding new products,
and opening new trade routes rapidly increased. Paralleling the rise of
commerce in Europe, and in part responsible for it, was the rise of new governments that were more united and
powerful than the feeble political entities of the feudal past. In the
western areas of Europe, the authority of the distant pope and the even
more distant Holy Roman Emperor was necessarily weak. As a result,
strong new monarchs emerged there and created centralized nation-states,
with national courts, national armies, and—perhaps most important—national tax systems.
As these ambitious kings and queens consolidated their power and
increased their wealth, they became eager to enhance the commercial
growth of their nations. Ever since the early fourteenth century, when
Marco Polo and other adventurers had returned from Asia bearing exotic goods (spices, fabrics, dyes)
and even more exotic tales, Europeans who hoped for commercial glory
had dreamed above all of trade with the East. For two centuries, that
trade had been limited by the difficulties of the long, arduous overland
journey to the Asian courts. But in the fourteenth century, as the
maritime capabilities of several western European societies increased
and as Muslim societies seized control of the eastern routes to Asia,
there began to be serious talk of finding a faster, safer sea route to
Asia. Such dreams gradually found a receptive audience in the courts of
the new monarchs. By the late fifteenth century, some of them were ready
to finance daring voyages of exploration. The first to do so were the
Portuguese. They were the preeminent maritime power in the fifteenth
century, in large part because of the work of one man, Prince Henry the
Navigator. Henry’s own principal interest was not in finding a sea route
to Asia, but in exploring the western coast of Africa. He dreamed of
establishing a Christian empire there to aid in his country’s wars
against the Moors of northern Africa; and he hoped to find new stores of
gold. 

Prince Henry the Navigator

The
explorations he began did not fulfill his own hopes, but they
ultimately led farther than he had dreamed. Some of Henry’s mariners
went as far south as Cape Verde, on Africa’s west coast. In 1486 (six
years after Henry’s death), Bartholomeu Dias rounded the southern tip of
Africa (the Cape of Good Hope); and in 1497–1498 Vasco da Gama
proceeded all the way around the cape to India. In 1500, the next fleet
bound for India, under the command of Pedro Cabral, was blown westward
off its southerly course and happened upon the coast of Brazil. 

https://panamaposse.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/4-NAO-SANTA-MARIA-AT-SUNRISE.jpeg

But
by then another man, in the service of another country, had already
encountered the New World.Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus, who
was born and reared in Genoa, Italy, obtained most of his early
seafaring experience in the service of the Portuguese. As a young man,
he became intrigued with the possibility, already under discussion in
many seafaring circles, of reaching Asia by going not east but west.
Columbus’s hopes rested on several basic misconceptions. He believed
that the world was far smaller than it actually is. He also believed
that the Asian continent extended farther eastward than it actually
does. He assumed, therefore, that the Atlantic was narrow enough to be
crossed on a relatively brief voyage. It did not occur to him that
anything lay to the west between Europe and Asia. Columbus failed to win
support for his plan in Portugal, so he turned to Spain. The Spaniards
were not yet as advanced a maritime people as the Portuguese, but they
were at least as energetic and ambitious. And in the fifteenth century,
the marriage of Spain’s two most powerful regional rulers, Ferdinand of
Aragon and Isabella of Castile, had produced the strongest monarchy in
Europe. Like other young monarchies, it soon grew eager to demonstrate
its strength by sponsoring new commercial ventures. Columbus appealed to
Queen Isabella for support for his proposed westward voyage. In 1492,
having consolidated the monarchy’s position within Spain itself,
Isabella agreed to Columbus’s request. Commanding ninety men and three
ships—the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María — Columbus left Spain in
August 1492 and sailed west into the Atlantic on what he thought was a
straight course for Japan. Ten weeks later, he sighted land and assumed
he had reached his target. In fact, he had landed on an island in the
Bahamas. When he pushed on and encountered Cuba, he assumed he had
reached China. He returned to Spain in triumph, bringing with him
several captured natives as evidence of his achievement. 

This map is the earliest definitive depiction of the Americas by a European. It was drawn by Juan de la Cosa, a cartographer who accompanied Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to what would soon be known as the

(He
called the natives “Indians” because he believed they were from the
East Indies in the Pacific.) But Columbus had not, of course,
encountered the court of the great khan in China or the fabled wealth of
the Indies. A year later, therefore, he tried again, this time with a
much larger expedition. As before, he headed into the Caribbean,
discovering several other islands and leaving a small and short-lived
colony on Hispaniola. On a third voyage, in 1498, he finally reached the
mainland and cruised along the northern coast of South America. When he
passed the mouth of the Orinoco River (in present-day Venezuela), he
concluded for the first time that what he had discovered was not in fact
an island off the coast of China, as he had assumed, but a separate
continent; such a large freshwater stream, he realized, could emerge
only from a large body of land. Still, he remained convinced that Asia
was only a short distance away. And although he failed in his efforts to
sail around the northeastern coast of South America to the Indies (he
was blocked by the Isthmus of Panama), he returned to Spain believing
that he had explored at least the fringes of the Far East. He continued
to believe that until he died. Columbus’s celebrated accomplishments
made him a popular hero for a time, but he ended his life in obscurity.
When Europeans at last gave a name to the New World, they ignored him.
The distinction went instead to a Florentine merchant, Amerigo Vespucci,
a member of a later Portuguese expedition to the New World who wrote a
series of vivid descriptions of the lands he visited and who recognized
the Americas as new continents. Columbus has been celebrated for
centuries as the “Admiral of the Ocean Sea” (a title he struggled to
have officially bestowed on him during his lifetime) and as a
representative of the new, secular, scientific impulses of Renaissance
Europe. But Columbus was also a deeply religious man, even something of a
mystic  His voyages were inspired as much by his conviction that
he was fulfilling a divine mission as by his interest in geography and
trade. A strong believer in biblical prophecies, he came to see himself
as a man destined to advance the coming of the millennium. “God made me
the messenger of the new heaven and the new earth,” he wrote near the
end of his life, “and he showed me the spot where to find it.” 

Americas

A similar combination of worldly and religious passions lay behind many
subsequent efforts at exploration and settlement of the New World.
Partly as a result of Columbus’s initiative, Spain began to devote
greater resources and energy to maritime exploration and gradually
replaced Portugal as the leading seafaring nation. The Spaniard Vasco de
Balboa fought his way across the Isthmus of Panama in 1513 and became
the first known European to gaze westward upon the great ocean that
separated America from China and the Indies. Seeking access to that
ocean, Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese in the employ of the Spanish,
found the strait that now bears his name at the southern end of South
America, struggled through the stormy narrows and into the ocean (so
calm by contrast that he christened it the “Pacific”), then proceeded to
the Philippines. There Magellan died in a conflict with the natives,
but his expedition went on to complete the fi rst known circumnavigation
of the globe (1519–1522). By 1550, Spaniards had explored the coasts of
North America as far north as Oregon in the west and Labrador in the
east, as well as some of the interior regions of the continent. 

The Conquistadores

In time, Spanish explorers in the New World stopped thinking of America
simply as an obstacle to their search for a route to the East. They
began instead to consider it as possible source of wealth rivaling and
even surpassing the original Indies. On the basis of Columbus’s
discoveries, the Spanish claimed for themselves the whole of the New
World, except for a piece of it (today’s Brazil) that was reserved by a
papal decree for the Portuguese. By the mid-sixteenth century, the
Spanish were well on their way to establishing a substantial American
empire. The early Spanish colonists, beginning with those Columbus
brought on his second voyage, settled on the islands of the Caribbean,
where they tried to enslave the Indians and find gold. They had little
luck in either effort. But then, in 1518, Hernando Cortés led a small
military expedition of about 600 men into Mexico. Cortés had been a
Spanish government official in Cuba for fourteen years and to that point
had achieved little success. But when he heard stories of great
treasures in Mexico, he decided to go in search of them. He met strong
and resourceful resistance from the Aztecs and their powerful emperor,
Montezuma. But Cortés and his army had, unknowingly, unleashed an
assault on the Aztecs far more devastating than military attack: they
had exposed the natives to smallpox during an early and relatively
peaceful visit to Tenochtitlán. 

The Map: Tenochtitlan, 1524

A smallpox epidemic decimated the population and made it possible for the
Spanish to triumph in their second attempt at conquest. The Spanish saw
the epidemic as vindication of their efforts. When the Christians were
 exhausted from war, one follower of Cortés said at the time, “God
saw fi t to send the Indians smallpox.” Through his ruthless suppression
of the surviving natives, Cortés established a lasting reputation as
the most brutal of the Spanish conquistadores (conquerors). The news
that silver was to be found in Mexico attracted the attention of other
Spaniards. From the island colonies and from Spain itself, a wave of
conquistadores descended on the mainland in search of fortune—a movement
comparable in some ways to the nineteenth-century gold rushes elsewhere
in the world, but far more vicious. Francisco Pizarro, who conquered
Peru (1532–1538) and revealed to Europeans the wealth of the Incas,
opened the way for other advances into South America. His onetime deputy
Hernando de Soto, in a futile search for gold, silver, and jewels, led
several expeditions (1539–1541) through Florida west into the continent
and became the fi rst white man known to have crossed the Mississippi
River. Francisco Coronado traveled north from Mexico (1540–1542) into
what is now New Mexico in a similarly fruitless search for gold and
jewels; in the process, he helped open the Southwest of what is now the
United States to Spanish settlement. The story of the Spanish warriors
is one of great military daring and achievement. It is also a story of
great brutality and greed—a story that would be repeated time and again
over centuries of European conquest of the Americas. The conquistadores
subjugated and, in some areas (through a combination of warfare and
disease), almost exterminated the native populations. In this horrible
way, they made possible the creation of a vast Spanish empire in the New
World. Spanish America Lured by dreams of treasure, Spanish explorers,
conquistadores, and colonists established a vast empire for Spain in the
New World. New European diseases and Spanish military power forced the
previously powerful Aztec and Incan empires into submission. 

9) HERNÁN CORTÉS

Hernán Cortes

Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano was a Spanish Conquistador who
led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought
large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of Spain in
the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish
explorers and conquistadors who began the first phase of the Spanish
colonization of the Americas.

He executed a successful strategy of allying with some indigenous people
against others. He also used a native woman, Doña Marina aka La
Malinche, as an interpreter who played a critically important role in
the Spanish conquest of Mexico. In addition to translating she provided
Cortez with insight into the Aztec culture, and he came to depend on her
advice on many matters. She later bore his first son.  After he
overthrew the Aztec Empire, Cortés was awarded the title of Marqués del
Valle de Oaxaca.

Encomienda

The history of the Spanish Empire spanned three distinct periods. The first was the age of discovery
and exploration—beginning with Columbus and continuing through the
first two decades of the sixteenth century. The second was the age of the conquistadores,
in which Spanish military forces (aided by the diseases they unleashed)
established their dominion over the lands once ruled by natives. The third phase
began in the 1570s, when new Spanish laws—the Ordinances of
Discovery—banned the most brutal military conquests. From that point on,
the Spanish expanded their presence in America through colonization.
The first Spaniards to arrive in the New World, the conquistadores, had
been interested in only one thing: getting rich. And in that they were
fabulously successful. For 300 years, beginning in the sixteenth
century, the mines in Spanish America yielded more than ten times as
much gold and silver as the rest of the world’s mines put together.
These riches made Spain the wealthiest and most powerful nation on
earth. After the first wave of conquest, however, most Spanish settlers
in America traveled to the New World for other reasons. Many went in
hopes of creating a profitable agricultural economy. Unlike the
conquistadores, who left little but destruction behind them, these
settlers helped establish elements of European civilization in America
that permanently altered both the landscape and the social structure.
Another important force for colonization was the Catholic Church.
Ferdinand and Isabella, in establishing Spain’s claim to most of the
Americas from Mexico south, bowed to the wishes of the Church and
established the requirement that Catholicism be the only religion of the
new territories. Spain abided by that condition. As a result, many
Spanish settlements in the New World were highly religious in character.
Although the Spanish founded commercial and military centers in the
sixteenth century, another common form of settlement by the early
seventeenth century was the mission. Missions had commercial lives, to
be sure. But their primary purpose, at least at fi rst, was converting
natives to Catholicism. There were usually military garrisons connected
to the missions, to protect them from hostile natives. Presidios
(military bases) often grew up nearby to provide additional protection.
Indeed, after the era of the conquistadores came to a close in the
1540s, the missionary impulse became one of the principal motives for
European emigration to America. Priests or friars accompanied almost all
colonizing ventures. Through the work of zealous missionaries, the
gospel of the Catholic Church ultimately extended throughout South and
Central America, Mexico, and into the South and Southwest of the present
United States.

 

Hernán - Tráiler | Amazon Prime Video

 

One of the more recent portrayals about Hernán Cortes,  la Malinche and Montezuma is now available on Amazon Prime  - give it a whirl .
The
first season consists of 8 episodes and a second season has been
confirmed as part of the 500th anniversary of the Fall of Tenochtitlan
 and revolves around Hernán Cortés from his arrival at the Mexican
coast until the defeat of the Mexicas. It's called Hernán. 

Hernán

 

 

10) PANAMA POSSE  BURGEES 

 

 TO get your burgee please email us your US Mailing address or pick them up @
 

  • Barra De Navidad Kick off Week 
  • Shelter Bay Marina Panama 
  • Carinthia Suzanne & Dietmar will carry a few extra Burgees
The Panama Pose Burgees

PATHFINDER 

Orion

ORION 

Maison de Sante

IKAGI & MAISON DE SANTE

 

 

 

11) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Picture of the Week by due west

DUE WEST Captain Kirk 

picture of the week by shearwater

PICTURE OF THE WEEK BY Shearwater

 

 

 

Pati & Eric

 

 

 

pineapple
 
COUNTRIES

 

12) Flor de Caña  SAN DIEGO PARTY  RECAP

Great times getting to know the fleet for pictures visit 
https://panamaposse.com/california-yacht-marina-party >>

 

 

 

 

13) PANAMA POSSE SEASON AWARDS CATEGORIES  

Pictures

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES 

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ✔ 
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔  
  • THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔ 
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 
  • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 
  • GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔ 
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  

 

 

 

14) NEW ENTRIES INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT CATEGORY

CHANGE UP

CHANGE UP

CHANGE UP

CHANGE UP

NO MORE GAMES

NO MORE GAMES

 

 

15) PANAMA POSSE KICKOFF & SEMINAR WEEK MEXICO

BARRA

🇲🇽  Here are our dates and revised Seminar Schedule
December 2021 in Barra de Navidad, Mexico 

Thursday December 2nd, 2021

    

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE INTRO AND OVERVIEW   and Fleet Tracking

 

    @ 13:00 ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION    

 

Friday December 3rd, 2021

 

    @ 10:00 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, MEDICAL AND SELF RESCUE

 

    @ 13:00 COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, SAFETY

 

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY

 

Saturday December 4th, 2021

 

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE SWAP MEET

 

    @ 13:00 SATELLITE CHARTS / OPEN CPN / GOOD NAUTICAL   

 

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE OVER THE TOP POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY 
 

       -> details here on how to win the chef award and 
POT LUCK EXPECTATIONS->

 

 

BBQ

 

Sunday December 5th, 2021

 

    @ 09:00 Coral Reef Measuring - Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details >>

 

    @ 13:00 PROVISIONING, WHAT TO SEE AND DO, RECAP, Q&A

 

Monday December 6th, 2021  RALLY & MISSION START

 

      @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START 

 

     Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details>> 

MUST SEE

16) ADVENTURE SCIENTISTS AND UNIVERSITY OF GUADALAJARA TO CONDUCT MEXICAN CORAL REEF STUDIES WITH PANAMA POSSE VOLUNTEERS

Adventure Scientists

Mexico’s Pacific Coast is home to some of the world’s most biodiverse coral

reefs, underwater communities that support sharks, turtles, and other

marine life. They also support human lives by buffering the coastline

from intense storms and providing livelihoods from fishing and tourism.

Yet these reefs are imperiled by ocean acidification, more frequent and

powerful storms due to climate change, and damage from human overuse.

 

Mexico’s Pacific Coast is home to some of the world’s most biodiverse coral reefs, underwater communities that support sharks, turtles, and other marine life. They also support human lives by buffering the coastline from intense storms and providing livelihoods from fishing and tourism. Yet these reefs are imperiled by ocean acidification, more frequent and powerful storms due to climate change, and damage from human overuse.

 

https://www.adventurescientists.org/mexico-reefs-panama-posse.html

 

Teams of Panama Posse volunteer divers will survey up to 40 coral reef sites

multiple times a year for several years. Mexico’s Pacific Coast is

harbor to some of the world’s most bio-diverse coral reefs which are

imperiled by ocean acidification, more frequent and powerful storms

 and damage from tourism. Season 5 Mexican Coral Reefs Project

Requirements

WHEN & WHERE 

Sunday December 5th, 2021

 

    @ 09:00 Coral Reef Measuring - Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details >>

 

Monday December 6th, 2021  RALLY & MISSION START

 

      @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START 

 

     Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details>> 

To Particpate:

☑ Be at the Panama Posse  Kickoff week in  Barra de Navidad, Mexico December 2 – 6, 2021  

☑ Certified diver that can safely and competently collect data underwater

☑ Access to a boat to travel to established reef monitoring locations

☑ Attend an in-person training in Barra de Navidad with Dr. Paola 

Rodriguez

 

 

TO PARTICIPATE AND SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM PLEASE SIGN UP NOW >>

 

VOLUNTEER TRAINING:

 

 On
December 6, Dr. Rodriguez will hold an in-person training for Panama
Posse members who have completed the online training. Before attending,
you need to submit the online application linked below to understand
project requirements and to gain access to the online training.  

 

 

DIVE SURVEYS:

 

Field sites are predetermined (GPS coordinates provided) and no deeper than  
12 meters / 40 feet.  

 

 

https://www.adventurescientists.org/mcr-application-pp.html

 

Reef

 

 

 

17) PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS

 

PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS ARE HELD ON 
MONDAYS@ 15:30 UTC  for the Atlantic and Caribbean followed by 16:00 for the Pacific

 

IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE 21·22 SEASON 
please join the new PANAMA POSSE LINE GROUP *
if you have not seen or deleted the invite please email 
us with your LINE USER INFORMATION  including cell number
( * it's seasonal and for participants only get line from https://line.me)

 

 

LINE

 

 

 

18) FLEET TRACKING COURTESY OF PREDICT WIND  

 

Tracking

 

SIGN UP FOR FLEET TRACKING ( takes up to a week to get added ) >>

 

For Help and to review the different options 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ABOUT THE FLEET TRACKING PROCESS >>

 

About Tracking:

Designed
to give interesting parties  an overview. For specific vessel
details including their floatplan, latest updates, changes, positions
and specific location related questions please contact each vessel
directly.  

 

 

 

19) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

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Delta Swizzler

 

 

 

20) FREE ACCESS TO GOOD NAUTICAL  

IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE 21·22 PANAMA POSSE SEASON you are already assigned with your access credentials to the expanded GOODNAUTICAL regions 

We expect to launch a mobile offline (paid) version later this season.
Good progress being made
 
 

 

Good Nautical

 

 

 

21) DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED THIS FALL

 

Valid Passports 
- with at least 360 days left on the expiration date 

Vessel Documentation 
-
matching the passports or if your vessel is registered as a corporation
a certified letter of ownership / authorization to operate the
vessel 

 

NOTE:
PANAMA JUST ANNOUNCED THAT YOU WILL NEED USCG DOCS not STATE VESSEL REGISTRATION PAPERS TO ENTER

Vessel Operator Certificate of Competence 
-
to operate the vessel - this is a formality but some countries
authorities want to make sure that you have what it takes -  you
can get them from most states
including this free one - testing is done online, or your ASA, US Sailing, RYA or equivalent

Third Party Liability Insurance for Marinas  
- if you plan to stay at marinas you will need 3rd party liability insurance 

Prescriptions
- if you have prescription drugs on board please be sure to have your valid prescriptions to match from your doctor

Pet Vaccination Records

all the docs you can muster plus more – vaccination certificates – 15
digit international chips under their skin – rabies vaccination
certificate  . etc etc.

and most controversial of all ... 

PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION  
-
this may not be mandatory (yet) but it will make your journey a whole
lot easier and reduce quarantine costs, reduce testing requirements, and
reduce frictions at borders (on both entry and exit ) 

 

22) GET YOUR SATELLITE CHARTS 

 With 112 GIG's of charts for participants thanks to Rob Murray to download them visit https://panamaposse.com/charts
 

  • THESE LATEST CHARTS ARE NOW ONLINE INCLUDING  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 7.4 GB  

 

 

open cpn

 

 

 

 

23) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS  

🇺🇸 California Yacht Marina, San Diego, Chula Vista, USA  

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico Mooring

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico Marina Chiapas

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala Marina Chiapas

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador Marina Bahia del Sol

🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Mooring

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua Marina Puesta del Sol

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  Marina Papagayo

🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica Marina Pez Vela

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🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama  

 🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

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🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama Bocas Marina

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🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina El Cid – Cancún – Riviera Maya – Mexico  

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos 

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic 

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys, FL, USA 

🇺🇸 Pier 66  Hotel & Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL 

🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl.,  GA

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head, SC

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah, GA 

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, NC 

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, NC

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, NC

🇺🇸 Tide Water Marina –  Portsmouth, VA 

🇺🇸  Ocean Yacht Marina–   Portsmouth, VA  

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Gloucester Point, VA 

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing –Yorktown, VA

 

 

Ramora

 

 

24) PANAMA POSSE  SPONSORS 

 

  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES 
  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • CALIFORNIA YACHT MARINA 
SLOOTH

25) SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES, SAN DIEGO

We are happy to announce that also this year we will be partnering with SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES SAN DIEGO

 

Premier Luxury Tender & Outboard Motor Dealership

 

Shelter
Island Inflatables is a full service dealership featuring authorized
parts, sales, and service for Mercury, Suzuki Marine, Novurania, Inmar
Inflatable Boats, Williams Jet Tenders, & Highfield.

Shelter Island Inflatables has moved its location to 2727 Shelter Island Dr. "Under the Brigantine restaurant"

Showroom: 619-222-1200          Service Yard: 619-269-5702

 

We
are a full-service dealership for authorized parts, sales, and service
for inflatable dinghies and tenders. We have an expert sales and service
team specializing in outboard motors.

https://shelterislandinflatables.com/

CONTACT 

David@shelterislandinflatables.com

2727 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

 

 

26) PANAMA CANAL AGENT CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

 

To
arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

 

 

 

27) STRATEGIC PARTNERS 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

ONESAILS MEXICO - Puerto Vallarta - Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

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Getting to Regatta Point Yachting Center

Regatta Point Marina, VA 🇺🇸 Sponsors the Panama Posse

Regatta Point Marina, VA  🇺🇸   Sponsors the Panama Posse
N 37 33.933′        W 076 18.000′

We are pleased to sponsor the Panama Posse with a special rate of $ 2.00 per foot per night, and welcome you  Deltaville
DON PRINGLE REGATTA POINT MARINA

Don Pringle
Harbour Master
T: +1 804 776 8400
E: don@regattapointyc.com

Dozier’s Regatta Point Yachting Center lies at the mouth of Broad Creek near the intersection of the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay, surrounded by the lush, green forest of Stingray Point in the community of Deltaville, Virginia. We are 50 miles north of Norfolk, 60 miles south of Solomons Island, and 90 miles south of Annapolis, on the western shore of majestic Chesapeake Bay. Situated literally yards from the open waters of Chesapeake Bay, Dozier’s Regatta Point Yachting Center offers the most convenient location to those boaters who consider easy access to fishing, diving, sailing, and other waterborne activities a high priority.

REGATTA POINT MARINA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

ON SITE AMENITIES

  • Deep water slips and docks

  • Pump out service

  • Concrete floating docks

  • Reinforced covered boat slips

  • 1000 foot long guest dock

  • 30 and 50 amp service at all slips 

  • 100 amp service for larger yachts

  • State of the Art Reverse Osmosis (RO) water at all slips and docks

  • Daily dock and boat checks by our experienced staff

     

Getting to Regatta Point Yachting Center 
Captain's Lounge

  • Air conditioned Clubhouse and Captain’s Lounge

  • High definition cable TV in the Captain’s Lounge

  • Library

  • Loaner DVD Movies

  • Free Coffee

Getting to Regatta Point Yachting Center

ADDITIONAL Amenities

  • Ice

  • Gas and Charcoal Grills

  • Conference center

  • Abundant parking & EV Car Charging

  • Pet friendly

  • Courtesy cars

  • Courtesy bicycles

  • Complementary state of the art high speed WiFi

  • Available marine services on site and nearby

  • Pastoral landscaped environment

  • Close proximity to grocery store, restaurant, marine hardware and supplies

Getting to Regatta Point Yachting Center

Pool

     The region’s warm summers invite sunbathing on the deck or cooling off with a refreshing dip in the sparkling pool. There are plenty of poolside recliners for your comfort and enjoyment.

 

 

CONTACT

VHF CH 16 or 72

(804) 776-8400

137 Neptune Ln

Deltaville, VA 23043

Getting to Regatta Point Yachting Center

Clubhouse

Our Clubhouse, set amid manicured landscaping with stunning views overlooking the Rappahannock River, sets the stage for the boating lifestyle at Regatta Point. Enjoy the casual atmosphere on our southern style veranda relaxing in the rockers by day watching the boat activity on Broad Creek, and then gathering with friends in the evenings to celebrate and view the incredible sunsets

Getting to Regatta Point Yachting Center

 

Regatta Point Marina SAFE APPROACH

Getting to Regatta Point Yachting Center

RATES

MARINA RATES 2022 (PER FOOT):
*Special rate of $ 2.00 per foot per night for Panama Posse members. 

 

Regatta Point Yachting Center LOCATION

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>
official website https://www.regattapointyc.com/


FLEET UPDATE 2021-11-01

Panama Posse

 

 

The adventure begins with the end of the hurricane season. Vessels who have been docked, cleated, hauled out and waiting, now will finally start making their way towards new shores and our seasonal discovery resumes. This is our freedom and the celebration of life beckons once again.
 

Sea Bella

SY SEA BELLA / Scott & Kathy  heading south burgee in hand

 

 

Nov 1, 2021  
PANAMA POSSE FLEET UPDATE 

 


 
 

UNderway

Panama
Posse Season 5 starts - we are off to discover 5,500 nm of wonder. East
coast weather window brings on the annual migration of vessels heading
south from the Chesapeake 

Beningn

The sail down the Baja Peninsula on your own schedule 
 - details of several anchorages below
 

Fleet

 

 

 

2) PANAMA POSSE  BURGEES 

 

 
The Panama Pose Burgees
Boschetti
Panama
Annapolis
Last Arrow
Office
BUrgees in Mexico City
Tranquilo

 

 

 

3 ) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Picture of the Week

Attached
is a photo entry for the photo of the week, (My wife snorkeling in the
Perlas Islands this past week but there is a back-story to the Photo:

 

I made the mistake of chartering a boat in the Virgin Islands about 10
years ago, which forever raised my wife's standards of what she
considers "snorkel worthy". She has only been in the water a few times
since the Sea of Cortez and I FINALLY got her back in the water this
year at the northern Perlas Islands, Panama!

 

Bob & Joan

Green Flash

 

 

pineapple

 

 

3) THE BAJA PENINSULA - 750 NM WITH DAY HOPS AND PLENTY OF ANCHORAGES  

The Baja Run

Start at Marina Coral in Ensenada and do your Mexico check ins 
31° 51.7323 N -116° 39.6755 W

31° 51.7323 N -116° 39.6755 W
Marina Coral

Once you have made it out of Ensenada without dropping to much cash at Hussong’s Cantina  

Hussong’s Cantina Ensenada

head  for  Punta  Santo  Tomas  at  31°
33.1589 N -116° 40.6879 W  watch  the  outlying
 rock  and  kelp   
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/punta-santo-tomas

Punta Santo Tomas

 

 

The next jump is either 40 nm to Bahia Colonet Bight  30° 57.9028 N  116° 17.0747 W - details at https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-colonet-bight

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-colonet-bight

Or an extra 30nm  Isla San Martin  North bay 30° 29.178 N -116° 6.1356 W
or South Anchorage depending on swell 
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/isla-san-martin

30° 29.178 N -116° 6.1356 W

For a more protective bay especially for those who wish to bash back up here is Bahia San Quintin
 - the west side 30° 22.5924 N -115° 59.0887 W  is more
shallow and the main bay has depth to suit all drafts  - do give
the entrance a wide berth as there is shoaling south of the little
peninsula 

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-san-quintin-w

and 

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-san-quintin

For a more protective bay especially for those who wish to bash back up here is Bahia San Quintin - the west side 30° 22.5924 N -115° 59.0887 W is more shallow and the main bay has depth to suit all drafts - do give the entrance a wide berth as there is shoaling south of the little peninsula

 

The west side 30° 22.5924 N -115° 59.0887 W  is more shallow and the
main bay has depth to suit all drafts  - do give the entrance a
wide berth as there is shoaling south of the little peninsula  -
this is about 110 nm south of Ensenada.

 

South of this - about 39 nm is a fair weather anchorage at  29° 47.3276 N  115° 47.4296 W  behind ISLA SAN GERNOMIO - watch for 2 rocks south of it @ 29° 44.2191' N 115° 46.2265' W
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/isla-san-geronimo-e

San Geronimo

 

The next anchorage is a staple along the route FONDADERO SAN CARLOS 
Especially for those on a northbound track @  29° 37.3596 N  115° 28.565 W 
This anchorage is 68 nm South of Sna Quintin - expect some kelp patches and shoaling on the northern bight
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/fondadero-san-carlos

Fondadero San Carlos

 

South ~ 80 nm across the bay of Sebastian Vizcaino is Isla Cedros N - aka the Cedros Island Yacht club anchorage  at  28° 20.212 N -115° 11.434 W 
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/isla-cedros-n

Expect to hear sea-lions on shore - this is often a waiting spot for yachts
heading north on the baja bash as they time their departures for an
early morning jump with low winds - the seas and winds will pipe up in
the afternoons - it's a high energy crossing especially in the
afternoons

Isla Cedros North

The east coast of Isla Cedros has several anchorages; the northern
anchorage is a roadstead exposed to weather from both north and south.

 

Cedros n

 

 

Bypassing a few anchorages on the East and South of Isla Cedros ~ 50 nm south is Turtle Bay / Bahia Tortugas
 27° 41.2544 N -114° 53.2545 W  - a large bay with anchorage
and an enterprising dusty village where you can procure fuel albeit with
significant mark ups - the dock is left from an abandoned cannery and
the fuel station is up a hill in the center near the cellphone
tower 

 27° 41.2544 N -114° 53.2545 W

The locals will try to sell you fuel from pangas or via the fuel dock -
watch these transactions and confirm quality of the fuel, volume and
pricing before accepting any transactions - the Baja Fuel Filter was
invented here for a reason so may as well use it  ! You are at the
half way point towards Cabo San Lucas

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-tortugas

Fuel Dock

 

 

The next jump is about 50 nm to Bahia Asuncion    27° 08.1355 N  114° 17.4206 W  https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-asuncion

The bay at Asuncion is home to the local fishing fleet and harvesting
shellfish is one of the main sources of income for the community. The
water is incredibly clear and no discharge is allowed to be dumped into
bay in order to preserve the high quality of the abalone.

 27° 8.1355 N -114° 17.4206 W

Or push it another 24 nm to Bahia San Hipolito This
is a marginal anchorage exposed to wind and swell from north and south.
Anchor close to the beach in 6.4m on sand. @  26° 59.3362 N -113°
57.6966 W 

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-san-hipolito

 

This is a marginal anchorage exposed to wind and swell from north and south. Anchor close to the beach in 6.4m on sand.

A far more protected anchorage is 50 nm south of Bahia Asuncion or 105 nm south of Turtle bay is Bahia Ballenas @ 26° 46.0426 N -113° 30.0266 W 
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-ballenas

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-ballenas

A prime spot along this coast is San Juanico / Scorpion Bay @  26° 14.7986 N  112° 28.333 W about  nm SE from Bahia Ballenas - with friendly locals and expats
In the mid-seventies surfers noticed the amazing waves peeling off Punta
Pequeña as the swell wraps around into Bahia San JuanicoI. The village
is host to a couple of abarrotes and restaurants and beach palapas.

San Juanico Scorpion Bay Anchorage
Scorpion Bay

 

 

Another 85 nm to Bahia Santa Maria
a major stop and wide bay with fisheries and cell signal  24°
46.133 N  112° 15.441 W
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-santa-maria

Bahia Santa Maria

Bahia Santa Maria
is a large crescent shaped bay which lies just south of Cabo San
Lazaro. It is defined to the north and south by rocky islands and
bounded to the east by a narrow strip of sand ridges which separates it
from the huge lagoon of Bahia Magdalena behind.

Bahia Santa Maria

 There is no permanent settlement in Bahia Santa Maria but a dinghy ride up
into river channels at the north end of the bay reveals a cluster of
fishing shacks with brightly colored pangas tied up along the bank.
 From November to May itinerant fishermen stay in the bay to fish
for tuna, jacks and dorado.

Jump

 

 

The final jump an overnight sail to Cabo San Lucas
~ 185 nm with no real stops along the way - as soon as you round the
cabe the warmer tropical air will welcomr you to Cabo San Lucas - best
not to arrive Weekendsbetween 6 and 9 AM as scores of fishing vessels
are leaving Cabo and will produce eneourous wakes and traffic. Anchor at
 22° 53.304 N  109° 53.844 W
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/cabo-san-lucas-se-coast

Make a  reservation at our sponsorshop Marina IGY Cabo San Lucas  - 
with Jesus A. Esquitel VHF  16   &   88A

Tel +52 (624) 173-9140

CSL@IGYMarinas.com

www.igy-cabosanlucas.com  

https://panamaposse.com/igy-marina-cabo-san-lucas

Barra

 

 

 

4) RESERVE YOU SLIP IN BARRA, MX NOW

Barra

Kick off week in December at Marina Puerto de la Navidad will see the biggest concentration of the Panama Posse fleet  

Please reserve your slip now* as part of the Panama Posse harbormaster@islaresort.com.mx

 

 
Ing. Secundino Alvarez V
Harbormaster
Marina Puerto de la Navidad
+52 314 337 9014
 

AMENITIES Considered among the 10 best private marinas in Latin America, Marina Puerto de la Navidad is located in Isla Navidad, an upscale, secure and private tourist development just across the quaint village of Barra de Navidad and 30 minutes north of the Manzanillo International Airport (ZLO).

 

 

 

 

5) SPECIAL PANAMA POSSE RESORT RATE  

STAY IN THE HOTEL for $ 109 x night [ Nov 30 - Dec 10 ] >>
 

• 4 restaurants and 3 bars serving local, international and regional cuisine

• Yoga classes on the beach during high season at no cost to marina residents

• Swimming pools & Jacuzzi

• Private beach with cabanas

• Fitness Center

• Locker room facility with showers and steam rooms in the golf course clubhouse

• Spa services and treatments

• Boutique gift shop open daily

• Meeting & Banquet facilities

• Water sport rentals

• Business Center open 7 days a week

• Wireless Internet in public areas

• ATM & Currency Exchange 


A 27 hole championship golf course on site (special green fee rates
available for marina residents and complimentary transportation
provided)

* subject availability  

T off
 
COUNTRIES

 

 

 

 

6) LIGHTNING DENSITY MAPS 

Density

Lightning ‘pilot charts’ were created from the data at https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/lightning/data/data_lis_vhr-climatology.html

 

The
data represents 16 years of satellite derived lightning observations
from the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the Tropical Rainfall
Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. 

 

You
can get more data and view other data sets at the site.were created
from the data at
https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/lightning/data/data_lis_vhr-climatology.html. 

 

The
data represents 16 years of satellite derived lightning observations
from the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the Tropical Rainfall
Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. 

 

https://panamaposse.com/lightning-density

https://panamaposse.com/lightning-density
Rob on Avant

These charts were created by Rob on SV Avant. If you find them useful, buy him a drink, eh?’

 

7) Flor de Caña  SAN DIEGO PARTY  RECAP

Great times getting to know the fleet for pictures visit 
https://panamaposse.com/california-yacht-marina-party >>

https://panamaposse.com/california-yacht-marina-party
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https://panamaposse.com/california-yacht-marina-party

 

 

 

 

8) PANAMA POSSE SEASON AWARDS CATEGORIES  

Pictures

 THE CATEGORIES 

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ✔ 
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔  
  • THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔ 
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 
  • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 
  • GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔ 
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  

 

 

9) PANAMA POSSE KICKOFF & SEMINAR WEEK MEXICO

BARRA

🇲🇽  Here are our dates and revised Seminar Schedule
December 2021 in Barra de Navidad, Mexico 

Thursday December 2nd, 2021

    

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE INTRO AND OVERVIEW   and Fleet Tracking

 

    @ 13:00 ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION    

 

Friday December 3rd, 2021

 

    @ 10:00 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, MEDICAL AND SELF RESCUE

 

    @ 13:00 COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, SAFETY

 

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY

 

Saturday December 4th, 2021

 

    @ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE SWAP MEET

 

    @ 13:00 SATELLITE CHARTS / OPEN CPN / GOOD NAUTICAL   

 

    @ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE OVER THE TOP POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY 
 

       -> details here on how to win the chef award and 
POT LUCK EXPECTATIONS->

 

 

BBQ

 

Sunday December 5th, 2021

 

    @ 09:00 Coral Reef Measuring - Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details >>

 

    @ 13:00 PROVISIONING, WHAT TO SEE AND DO, RECAP, Q&A

 

Monday December 6th, 2021  RALLY & MISSION START

 

      @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START 

 

     Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details>> 

MUST SEE
https://www.adventurescientists.org/mexico-reefs-panama-posse.html

10) ADVENTURE SCIENTISTS AND UNIVERSITY OF GUADALAJARA TO CONDUCT MEXICAN CORAL REEF STUDIES WITH PANAMA POSSE VOLUNTEERS

Adventure Scientists

Mexico’s Pacific Coast is home to some of the world’s most biodiverse coral

reefs, underwater communities that support sharks, turtles, and other

marine life. They also support human lives by buffering the coastline

from intense storms and providing livelihoods from fishing and tourism.

Yet these reefs are imperiled by ocean acidification, more frequent and

powerful storms due to climate change, and damage from human overuse.

Mexico’s Pacific Coast is home to some of the world’s most biodiverse coral reefs, underwater communities that support sharks, turtles, and other marine life. They also support human lives by buffering the coastline from intense storms and providing livelihoods from fishing and tourism. Yet these reefs are imperiled by ocean acidification, more frequent and powerful storms due to climate change, and damage from human overuse.

https://www.adventurescientists.org/mexico-reefs-panama-posse.html

 

Teams of Panama Posse volunteer divers will survey up to 40 coral reef sites

multiple times a year for several years. Mexico’s Pacific Coast is

harbor to some of the world’s most bio-diverse coral reefs which are

imperiled by ocean acidification, more frequent and powerful storms

 and damage from tourism. Season 5 Mexican Coral Reefs Project

Requirements

WHEN & WHERE 

Sunday December 5th, 2021

 

    @ 09:00 Coral Reef Measuring - Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details >>

 

Monday December 6th, 2021  RALLY & MISSION START

 

      @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START 

 

     Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details>> 

To Particpate:

☑ Be at the Panama Posse  Kickoff week in  Barra de Navidad, Mexico December 2 – 6, 2021  

☑ Certified diver that can safely and competently collect data underwater

☑ Access to a boat to travel to established reef monitoring locations

☑ Attend an in-person training in Barra de Navidad with Dr. Paola 

Rodriguez

 

 

TO PARTICIPATE AND SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM PLEASE SIGN UP NOW >>

 

VOLUNTEER TRAINING:

 

 On
December 6, Dr. Rodriguez will hold an in-person training for Panama
Posse members who have completed the online training. Before attending,
you need to submit the online application linked below to understand
project requirements and to gain access to the online training.  

 

 

DIVE SURVEYS:

 

Field sites are predetermined (GPS coordinates provided) and no deeper than  
12 meters / 40 feet.  

 

https://www.adventurescientists.org/mcr-application-pp.html
Reef

 

 

 

11 ) PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS

 

PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS ARE HELD ON 
MONDAYS@ 15:30 UTC  for the Atlantic and Caribbean followed by 16:00 for the Pacific

 

IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE 21·22 SEASON 
please join the new PANAMA POSSE LINE GROUP *
 

 

LINE

 

12 ) FLEET TRACKING COURTESY OF PREDICT WIND

 

Tracking

SIGN UP FOR FLEET TRACKING ( takes up to a week to get added ) >>

 

For Help and to review the different options 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ABOUT THE FLEET TRACKING PROCESS >>

 

About Tracking:

Designed
to give interesting parties  an overview. For specific vessel
details including their floatplan, latest updates, changes, positions
and specific location related questions please contact each vessel
directly.  

 

 

 

13 ) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

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THANK YOU CINDY from Delta Swizzler  the Facebook Group Admin 
 

 

Delta Swizzler
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SV AZIMUTH registered Oakland, CA Ashley & Scott

 

 

 

14) FREE ACCESS TO GOOD NAUTICAL  

IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE 21·22 PANAMA POSSE SEASON you are already assigned with your access credentials to the expanded GOODNAUTICAL regions 

We expect to launch a mobile offline (paid) version later this season.
Good progress being made
 
 

Good Nautical
Good Nautical

 

 

15) DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED THIS FALL

 

Valid Passports 
- with at least 360 days left on the expiration date 

Vessel Documentation 
-
matching the passports or if your vessel is registered as a corporation
a certified letter of ownership / authorization to operate the
vessel 

 

NOTE:
PANAMA JUST ANNOUNCED THAT YOU WILL NEED USCG DOCS not STATE VESSEL REGISTRATION PAPERS TO ENTER

Vessel Operator Certificate of Competence 
-
to operate the vessel - this is a formality but some countries
authorities want to make sure that you have what it takes -  you
can get them from most states
including this free one - testing is done online, or your ASA, US Sailing, RYA or equivalent

Third Party Liability Insurance for Marinas  
- if you plan to stay at marinas you will need 3rd party liability insurance 

Prescriptions
- if you have prescription drugs on board please be sure to have your valid prescriptions to match from your doctor

Pet Vaccination Records

all the docs you can muster plus more – vaccination certificates – 15
digit international chips under their skin – rabies vaccination
certificate  . etc etc.

and most controversial of all ... 

PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION  
-
this may not be mandatory (yet) but it will make your journey a whole
lot easier and reduce quarantine costs, reduce testing requirements, and
reduce frictions at borders (on both entry and exit ) 

 

 

16) GET YOUR SATELLITE CHARTS 

 
 

  • THESE LATEST CHARTS ARE NOW ONLINE INCLUDING 45 Gigs of BAHAMAS

 

open cpn

 

 

 

16) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS  

🇺🇸 California Yacht Marina, San Diego, Chula Vista, USA  

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico Mooring

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico Marina Chiapas

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala Marina Chiapas

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador Marina Bahia del Sol

🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Mooring

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua Marina Puesta del Sol

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  Marina Papagayo

🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica Marina Pez Vela

🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica Marina Bahia Golfito 

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica Banana Bay Marina

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad, Ecuador 01

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama  

 🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama Bocas Marina

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama Linton Bay Marina

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina El Cid – Cancún – Riviera Maya – Mexico  

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos 

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic 

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys, FL, USA 

🇺🇸 Pier 66  Hotel & Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL 

🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl.,  GA

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head, SC

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah, GA 

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, NC 

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, NC

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, NC

🇺🇸 Tide Water Marina –  Portsmouth, VA 

🇺🇸  Ocean Yacht Marina–   Portsmouth, VA  

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Gloucester Point, VA 

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing –Yorktown, VA

 

Marina Puerto Bahia

 

18) PANAMA POSSE  SPONSORS 

 

  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES 
  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • CALIFORNIA YACHT MARINA 
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19) SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES, SAN DIEGO

https://panamaposse.com/shelter-island-inflatables

We are happy to announce that also this year we will be partnering with SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES SAN DIEGO

 

Premier Luxury Tender & Outboard Motor Dealership

 

Shelter
Island Inflatables is a full service dealership featuring authorized
parts, sales, and service for Mercury, Suzuki Marine, Novurania, Inmar
Inflatable Boats, Williams Jet Tenders, & Highfield.

Shelter Island Inflatables has moved its location to 2727 Shelter Island Dr. "Under the Brigantine restaurant"

Showroom: 619-222-1200          Service Yard: 619-269-5702

 

We
are a full-service dealership for authorized parts, sales, and service
for inflatable dinghies and tenders. We have an expert sales and service
team specializing in outboard motors.

https://shelterislandinflatables.com/

CONTACT 

David@shelterislandinflatables.com

2727 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Shelter Island Inflatables

 

 

20) PANAMA CANAL AGENT CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

 

To arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

 

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

 

 

 

21) STRATEGIC PARTNERS 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

ONESAILS MEXICO - Puerto Vallarta - Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

 

22) MEET THE FLEET 

ALOA TOA Darryl

SY MEDEA  Brisbane, AUSTRALIA meet Darryl 

SIGN UP FOR THE 21-22 PANAMA POSSE  
Cancun

 

 

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

 

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

Panama Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow

 

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