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FLEET UPDATE-2022-05-29

PANAMA POSSE

PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

May 29, 2022

TROPICAL STORM WARNING 

Hurricane Agatha
Panama Posse Particpants from 27 Flag States

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1) PANAMA POSSE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS
 

2)  JUNE 4th SEASON FINALE 

3)  RE-REGISTRATION 
PANAMA POSSE SEASON 6  

Panama Posse

1) PANAMA POSSE  
WELCOMES OUR NEWEST MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

# 387 SY THINK GOOD THOUGHTS  🇳🇿  Joshua & Suzee   - Outremer 49'

THINK GOOD THOUGHTS JoshTHINK GOOD THOUGHTS Suzee

# 388 SY ACQUA  🇮🇹 Christopher & Olga  - Fountaine Pajot 59'

ACQUA ChristopherACQUA Olga
https://panamaposse.com/tracking

we'll switch to the Panama p2022-2023  tracking on July 5th,2022 

Panama Posse fleet tracking
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2) THE SEASON FINALE  
PANAMA POSSE AWARDS & PARTY

RSVP FOR THE PANAMA POSSE SEASON FINALE

Plenty of free Panamanian beer and free rum flowing courtesy of Vista Mar Marina, Boga Bar and Flor de Caña Rum

>> PLEASE RSVP <<

Meet the fleet win prizes and watch the fireworks !

>> CAN'T MAKE IT ? JOIN VIA ZOOM <<

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Meeting ID: 840 2248 9584

Passcode: 785403 

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 PANAMA POSSE AWARDS 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 

 only 1 DAY LEFT TO ENTER AND WIN 
email registration@panamaposse.com with your entries

Flor de Cana Rum
https://panamaposse.com/vista-mar-marina

3) TRANSITION TO 
PANAMA POSSE SEASON 6

Panama Posse

  

Early Registration starts Jun 5, 2022 
Regular Registration starts Nov 1, 2022
Benefits of Season 5 expire on July 4,  2022

RENEWALS FOR SEASON 6 ARE STARTING NOW
 

>> RE-NEW NOW <<
Panama Posse

4) BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT (ON CAMERA )

Tropical Wave

This showed up on our doorstep looking for a handout! Its a Goliath Atlantic Grouper... about 5 feet long. 

This was in the Dry Tortugas, FL 

Blue
Oasis sailed into Garden Key Anchorage after a 9 hour sail from Key
West. We stayed in the Dry Tortugas National Park for 7 days with
sublime, calm weather. Skys clear as a bell, temp in the upper 80's and
wind less than 8 knots the whole week. 

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Blue Oasis sailed into Garden Key Anchorage after a 9 hour sail from Key West. We stayed in the Dry Tortugas National Park for 7 days with sublime, calm weather. Skys clear as a bell, temp in the upper 80's and wind less than 8 knots the whole week. We snorkeled around the fort at both of the old piers and saw abundant marine life, beautiful coral and perfect water temperatures. We went out to Loggerhead Key and snorkeled at 'Little Africa' and also the Windjammer wreck. The wreck was amazing and well preserved. Fort Jefferson was fun as well, walking the ramparts and being amazed at the engineering done in the 1850's that's still in great shape today. It was our second visit and was even better than the first. We highly recommend a stop there but make sure you have everything you need. No stores, no ice, no cell phone service... your very basic, beautiful landmark Park.

Fort Jefferson appears out of the sea, from miles away. Built in the mid 1800’s of 16 million bricks.

Blue Oasis

Blue Oasis sailed into Garden Key Anchorage after a 9 hour sail from Key
West. We stayed in the Dry Tortugas National Park for 7 days with
sublime, calm weather. Skys clear as a bell, temp in the upper 80's and
wind less than 8 knots the whole week. 

We snorkeled around the fort at both of the old piers and saw abundant
marine life, beautiful coral and perfect water temperatures. We went out
to Loggerhead Key and snorkeled at 'Little Africa' and also the
Windjammer wreck. The wreck was amazing and well preserved. 

Fort Jefferson was fun as well, walking the ramparts and being amazed at the
engineering done in the 1850's that's still in great shape today. It
was our second visit and was even better than the first. We highly
recommend a stop there but make sure you have everything you need. No
stores, no ice, no cell phone service... your very basic, beautiful
landmark Park. 

Blue Oasis

Blue Oasis was hold up in Key West at anchor, waiting for the Northeries to
give way to an easy West Trade breeze. The breeze arrived and we set
sail for the Dry Tortugas. Pretty much 65nm West of Key West on the
southern route over the wreck of the Atocha sunk in 1622. 

BLUE OASIS

The cays of the Dry Tortugas can be fierce and unpleasant in foul weather,
and just delightful in calm air. We had the later for 7 days, enjoying
exploring and snorkeling. The snorkel of the Little Africa and the
Windjammer wreck (1907) were both worth a couple of visits. Our fish
encounters were amazing from the giant Atlantic grouper that come to our
boat on 2 evenings, to snorkeling with a large school of 6 foot Tarpen
(we did not dangle anything for them to chomp on). 

The cays of the Dry Tortugas can be fierce and unpleasant in foul weather, and just delightful in calm air. We had the later for 7 days, enjoying exploring and snorkeling. The snorkel of the Little Africa and the Windjammer wreck (1907) were both worth a couple of visits. Our fish encounters were amazing from the giant Atlantic grouper that come to our boat on 2 evenings, to snorkeling with a large school of 6 foot Tarpen (we did not dangle anything for them to chomp on). Fort Jefferson appears out of the sea, from miles away. Built in the mid 1800’s of 16 million bricks. The birding is also exceptional, we enjoyed the magnificent frigates and sooty terns soaring and diving at feeding time. There are no services including no cell service. Anchor carefully. Enjoy the solitude.

The birding is also exceptional, we enjoyed the magnificent frigates and sooty terns soaring and diving at feeding time.

There are no services including no cell service.  

Blue Oasis

We carefully anchored  and enjoyed the solitude. 

Blue Oasis at Dry Tortugas

SY BLUE OASIS 🇺🇸 Barry & Kathy   - Jeanneau 45'

BLUE OASIS_ Kathy

5) ROSIE 2 - PASSAGE REPORT

Rosie 2 Track

2022/05/25

Our rational for leaving on the 25th was to try and beat the tropical
depression currently forming down around Colombia. If we could make it
far enough east in 3 days time to clear Honduras and Nicaragua then we
could easily make the run into Panama before the depression spread
across the lower Caribbean Sea. Unfortunately we did not anticipate the
maelstrom that was already present along the eastern edge of the
gulfstream as it passed along the Yucatán channel. Weather charts showed
moderate seas and winds with some gusting but nothing like we saw once
we were out in it. 

Current

As we departed Puerto Morales we experienced moderate winds and choppy but
not unruly seas. An hour into the journey Atom lost his breakfast, our
first indicator! As we approached the north side of Cozumel we were
being pulled into a lull created by the lee of the island. We were
forced to tack north to clear the island which took almost 4 hrs for a
tack that should have been less than 2 hrs. Winds changed direction
coming more from the  east than northeast and seas began to
increase from 4 ‘ to better than 6’. Our progress as we attempted to
head south slowed to 2 kts or about 3 mph. This was with sail and engine
at 3/4 throttle. The gulfstream was pushing directly against us at
almost 6mph! Seas began to increase as night came on and swells from the
east grew to 8 and 10’. Winds increased to a steady 25 kts gusting to
35. Through the night we began slamming head into these massive walls of
water. As we tried to find an angle to take them at we began getting
hit with current waves coming at 90 degrees to the easterlies. This
combination made for a most uncomfortable ride throughout the
night. 

We would gain a little speed then get slammed and completely stop the
boat. Rigging would shudder and the entire boat shook as we got hit.
Standing up or moving about was near impossible. We all tried resting
but the constant rolling and banging made it impossible to relax enough
to sleep. None of us have ever been seasick but in this we all had a
feeling of mild nausea. We began to cramp which looking back on it, was
probably dehydration. 

Rosie 2

We continued on this trek for almost 8 hrs hoping that eventually we could
break the grip of the gulfstream and be able to make some heading south
and east. After 24 hrs we looked and we were still only around 40 miles
from where we had started. That’s only making an avg speed of around
1.5 mph!!

Eventually we decided to try and break through running with the current so we
tacked north. We hoped to slice through at a narrow angle making our way
northeast. This was a much smoother ride but still bumpy with
occasional east swells banging into us. We were making 7 to 8 kts but
the big swells kept pushing us back into the middle of the stream and
just would not release us! 

After 30 hrs we were all exhausted and beaten. Cris and I discussed options
but nothing would get us across. Finally I made the decision to turn
back before someone got injured or we did damage to the boat. It was the
smart thing to do even though we all hated to give up.

I’ve sailed for 40 years and this was definitely the worst seas I’ve been
in. Cris made a very profound statement today that really struck home
with me “ cruising is supposed to be about enjoying the journey”. It’s
so true! I think sometimes it’s easy to loose focus on the objective and
become fixated on the result. 

Well no matter where we go from here, it will be about enjoying the journey!!

Rosie 2

SY ROSIE 2   🇺🇸  Gary & Crew - Antigua Sloop 49'

Gary

6) ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 
AND LOTS OF  WILD LIFE PICTURES 

ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

Biggest fish 18.4 kg 142 cm.jpg 

emmy kate

Wahoo is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. It
is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh
makes it a prized and valued game fish. In Hawaii, the wahoo is known as
ono. 

Animals & Birds on the Papagayo Peninsula 🇨🇷 Costa Rica

https://panamaposse.com/animals-and-birds-of-the-papagayo-peninsula

There are over 60 pictures of rare birds and  animals captured by SY EMMY KATE at the peninsula of  Papagayo Cost Rica - follow this link to view them all >>

Rare Birds
Rare
rare

SY EMMY KATE 🇺🇸  Eric & Sharon - Lagoon 40'

EMMY KATE EricEMMY KATE Sharon

7) NEW NEXT SEASON 

New Season

PANAMA POSSE
MEET UP TO ANNAPOLIS SAILBOAT SHOW 
October 13-17, 2022 City Dock, Annapolis 

Boat Show

THE OCEAN COUNCIL  

A sage and confidential council to help direct the Panama Posse towards a sustainable future and provide guidance.

The council is comprised of a diverse cross-section of participants and
maritime professionals who will help shape our vision, direction and growth.

Panama Posse Univeristy

  PANAMA & PACIFIC POSSE “UNIVERSITY” 
SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY 🇺🇸 CALIFORNIA

3 days of learning and 3 nights of fun & mingling at the first

Oct 25 – 27, 2022  San Diego, California
 

Limited to 75 Cruising Couples or 150 Individuals – stay tuned for details  
 

Panama & Pacific Posse University & Parties this fall

UNIVERSITY

8) BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT AND RELEASED

100 lb Pacific sailfish en route to Panama. Successful release.

100 lb Pacific sailfish en route to Panama. Successful release.

SY SATORI   🇺🇸  Benjamin & Sheila - Nordhavn 55'

SATORI BenjaminSATORI CrewSATORI Sheila

9) SUN HALO IN CHIAPAS 🇲🇽 MEXICO   

SUN HALO

When you see a halo around the sun, that is an indicator that there is
moisture high in the atmosphere. If the halo is followed by high, thin,
wispy cirrus clouds, then there is a storm system approaching you. It's
typically 24 to 48 hours away - Here comes Hurricane Agatha 

The extraordinary sight is created by tiny ice crystals high in the clouds,
about 5km to 10km above the ground. Each crystal behaves like a prism
and mirror, refracting and reflecting sunlight, splitting the light into
colors and sending shafts of light outwards into a circle.

SY  MIDNIGHT BREEZE  🇬🇧  Richard & Caroline - Sweden Yachts 43'

MIDNIGHT BREEZE Caroline MIDNIGHT BREEZE Richard

10) PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK PARTY AT MARINA CHIAPAS 🇲🇽 MEXICO

Saturday afternoon Marina Chiapas and the Panama Posse sponsored a dock party for all the boats in the marina.  Memo graciously supplied the most
incredible hot tamales and palomas.  Among the Posse boats in
attendance were: Midnight Breeze, Skookum, Katmandu, Song of the Sea,
Magic Carpet, Colibri, Fickle, Exit, Perl, Oceananigans, and Dancing on
the Edge.  All had a rousing good time.

Saturday afternoon Marina Chiapas and the Panama Posse sponsor a dock party for all the boats in the marina. Memo graciously supplied the most incredible hot tamales and palomas. Among the Posse boats in attendance were: Midnight Breeze, Skookum, Katmandu, Song of the Sea, Magic Carpet, Colibri, Fickle, Exit, Perl, Oceananigans, and Dancing on the Edge. All had a rousing good time.

 Nothing but love from Marina Chiapas Memo and Rolf welcome all.

The girls from Skookum play in the pool.

The girls from Skookum play in the pool.

The girls from Skookum play in the pool.

Wait a minute - this is an optical illusion

Maud and Tore enjoy tamales.

Maud and Tore enjoy tamales.

Kris, Dan and Steve share stories.

Kris, Dan and Steve share stories.

Nancy from Katmandu brought ceviche.

Nancy from Katmandu brought ceviche.

Memo rocks the dance floor.

Memo rocks the dance floor.

Caroline and Richard smile.

Caroline and Richard smile.

David from Colibri enjoys the atmosphere.

David from Colibri enjoys the atmosphere.

Discounts at the marina CHIAPAS for participating VESSELS 7 days – 1 day free 2 weeks – 2 days free three weeks monthly fee Night use of the barbecue area and luck for the participating boats, if free use of the pool a little party when we have 10 boats as a happy hour in the pool

A special thank you to Dan & Melissa of SY DANCING ON THE EDGE for crating the initiate to make this Panama Posse gathering a reality ! And thank you Memo and Rolf for providing the Tamales time and resources.

SY DANCING ON THE EDGE 🇺🇸 Dan & Melissa - Island Packet 53'

DANCING ON THE EDGE DanDANCING ON THE EDGE Melissa

11) Special Summer Rates for the Panama Posse 
Marina Chiapas 🇲🇽 Mexico

July / Aug / Sep / Oct ’22  special flat fixed rate up to 60 feet in water

Monohulls $ 250 x month Catamarans $ 300 x month

Drystorage $.025 x foot x day + Travelift $ 12 x foot in & out

Discounts at the marina CHIAPAS for participating VESSELS

Over 17 stunning sites are nearby in Chiapas 🇲🇽 Mexico

 Misol Há
  •     San Cristobal de las Casas
  •     Palenque
  •     Izapa
  •     Finca Argovia Ruta del Cafe
  •     Finca Hamburgo Ruta del Cafe
  •     Yaxchilán
  •     Agua Azul
  •     Misol Há
  •     Bonampak
  •     Pico de Loro
  •     Tacaná Volcano
  •     Chocolate Tour
  •     Iguana Reservation
  •     Crocodile Reservation
  •     Rum Master Class Ron Bonampak
  •     Lagos de Montebello
  •     Cañon Del Sumidero
  •     Arco del Tiempo
Arco del Tiempo

12) PICTURES OF THE WEEK  🇵🇦  PANAMA 

Calico Sky

 Panama's Islands and Calico Skies from above

SY  CALICO SKIES 🇺🇸 William & Grace  - Sabre 36'

CALICO SKIES WIlliamCALICO SKIES Grace

13) PICTURES OF THE WEEK  

 SQUALL

BEATA Billy & Ruth

SY BEATA 🇺🇸 Billy & Ruth - Beneteau 45'

 
14) ENTRY INTO HIGHEST WIND RECORDED 

48.6 knots

during a squall between Panama and Isla Mujeres last week... 48.6 knots

MY RED ROVER 🇺🇸   Kevin & Alison - Nordhavn 55'

15) DAD'S DREAM AND XENIA
 RUMRUNNING IT IN 🇵🇦 PANAMA

 

The gang

SY XENIA 🇺🇸  Mike & Tara -Gemini 32'  | SY DAD'S DREAM 🇺🇸 Rick & Brenda -Catalina 42'

MikeTaraDAD'S DREAMDADS DREAM

16) ENTRY INTO UNWANTED VISITOR  

 

Unwanted Visitor

SY CODDIWOMPLE 🇺🇸  Jessica & Bram  - Ta Shing 40'

CODDIWOMPLE BramCODDIWOMPLE Jessica

17)  ENTRY IN TO CAPTAIN RON (LOOKALIKE )AWARD

ENTRY IN TO CAPTAIN RON AWARD

SY WONOMA 🇨🇦 Christopher & Jessica - Dufour 37'

WONOMA ChristopherWONOMA Jessica

18) SUNSETS

David and Mary

Panama Sunset

SY OUTVENTURE  🇵🇱  Jürgen & Iris - Lagoon 44'

OUTVENTURE IrisOUTVENTURE Juergen

19) VOLCANO CONCHAGUA 🇸🇻  EL SALVADOR 

Pathfinder

This is Volcano Conchagua in El Salvador near La Union with a view of the Golf of Fonseca. 

PATHFINDER Jean-Philippe & Nicole

We camped overnight . 

the view of pathfinder

SY PATHFINDER  🇺🇸  Jean-Philippe & Nicole - Lagoon 39'

PATHFINDER Jean-PhilippePATHFINDER Nicole

20) MARINA NANA JUANA 🇬🇹 HONDURAS

Nana Juana

📣Happy
to announce that Nanajuana Marina (Río Dulce, Guatemala) 💙 is hosting
the Panama Posse, one of the largest rallies in the world and hundreds
of boats participate each season in this 5,500 nm journey via Mexico,
Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama,
Colombia, Jamaica, Roatan Bay Islands, Rio Dulce, Belize, Yucatan
Peninsula, Cuba and Key West.

Proudly part of this huge family made of Cruisers of all over the world! ⛵🌴✨🌿

@newtons_at_sea @sailing_chocho @sailingsundaywaffles 💙💙💙

SY  SUNDAY WAFFLES  🇺🇸 Wade & Natalie - Leopard 48'

Sunday Waffles
Marina Nana Juana

21) PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

With over 100 current and past participants website
 there are lots of links to exciting stories for everyone 
https://panamaposse.com/participant-websites

OSTRIKA

The Backstory:

I
started sailing at the age of 6 on Lake Geneva, and have since sailed
on many different boats leisurely and professionally. I recently
reoriented my career from IT to yachting. I am a calm, open-minded
problem-solver who easily gets along with people in 3 languages. I am
highly responsible, reliable, flexible, and always eager to learn new
things. I am mechanically handy, very technology-savvy and skilled in IT
and electronics, in particular NMEA networks.

http://www.patrickmichel.com/

SY  OSTRIKA 🇨🇭  Captain Patrick & Nicolini - Oyster 55'

Patrick

22 ) MEET THE FLEET 

 OCEANANIGANS

SY OCEANANIGANS  🇺🇸 Ryan & Karis & crew - Lagoon 56'

23) PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS 

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico  

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico  

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala  

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador  

🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol - El Salvador

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua  

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica  

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇵🇦 Buenaventura Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 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  

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Great Harbour Cay Marina – Bahamas

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇩🇴 Ocean World Marina – Dominican Republic

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic    

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys 

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

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL , USA 

🇺🇸 Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina – FL , USA  

🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl. – Georgia, USA  

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head South Carolina , USA  

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah Georgia , USA  

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, North Carolina , USA  

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, North Carolina , USA 

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, North Carolina USA  

🇺🇸 Tideawater Yacht Marina – Portsmouth,  USA  

🇺🇸 Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, USA  

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Virginia , USA  

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA  

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA 

Marina Acapulco
La Marina Acapulco

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
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER  
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL 
  • CHRIS PARKER - MARINE WEATHER CENTER
  • SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE
Hertz Mexico

25) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Angelique of Vancouver arrived in Vancouver on the PAUWGRACHT. Arranged by Sevenstar a Panama Posse sponsor

Angelique of Vancouver arrived in Vancouver on the PAUWGRACHT.  Arranged by Sevenstar a Panama Posse sponsor

SY ANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER 🇨🇦 Mike & Jacquie - Coast 34′

ANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER MikeANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER Jacquie

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

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

Sevenstar is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a lift-on, lift-off basis.  

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact 
Kris Caren  kris@sevenstar-usa.com   sevenstar-usa.com

Sevenstar

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

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick
https://panamaposse.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/new-panama-canal-graphic.jpg

27) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Atlantic Posse

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

SIGN UP FOR THE 22-23 PANAMA POSSE  
ALOAH TOA

SY ALOA TOA 🇺🇸 Tim and his dog Wharram 30'   

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

Panama Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow
San Juan del Sur NIcaragua

San Juan del Sur, 🇳🇮 NIcaragua

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PANAMA POSSE 
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May 22, 2022

 

Bridge of the Americas

Bridge of the Americas, PANAMA

Panama Posse Particpants from 27 Flag States

 

 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

 

1) PANAMA POSSE WELCOMES OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
 

2)  JUNE 4th SEASON FINALE - PARTY LIKE IT'S 2019 
 

3)  RE-REGISTRATION PANAMA POSSE SEASON 6  
 

Panama Posse

 

1) PANAMA POSSE  
WELCOMES OUR NEWEST MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

 

# 383 SY ELEUTHERA   🇳🇿  Hew & Barbara - Fountaine Pajot 59'

Hew
Barbara

# 384 SY PISCES   🇺🇸  Mary & Kevin - Antares 44'

 

# 385 SY  RUM TRUFFLE 🇬🇧  Brian & Karin & Crew - Moody 49

 

# 386 SY SEA ANGEL 🇺🇸  Bo  - Sparkman Stevens 88'

Bob
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2) THE SEASON FINALE  
PANAMA POSSE AWARDS & PARTY

 

RSVP FOR THE PANAMA POSSE SEASON FINALE

 

Plenty of free Panamanian beer and free rum flowing courtesy of Vista Mar Marina, Boga Bar and Flor de Caña Rum

 

>> PLEASE RSVP NOW <<

Meet the fleet win prizes and watch the fireworks !
 

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3) TRANSITION TO 
PANAMA POSSE SEASON 6

 

Panama Posse

  

Early Registration starts Jun 5, 2022 
Regular Registration starts Nov 1, 2022
Benefits of Season 5 expire on July 4,  2022

 

RENEWALS START NOW FOR SEASON 6 
 
 

>> RE-NEW NOW <<
Panama Posse

4) TROPICAL WAVES 
 

  • Tropical waves are spin and energy in the atmosphere that spread from Africa across the Atlantic 
  • They are often monitored for development into a tropical storm or hurricane 
Tropical Wave

Message from the panama government. Expect wet weather!

GOVERNMENT MINISTRY

REPUBLIC OF PANAMA. - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT -

prevention notice

Due to displacement of Tropical Wave #1 over our region

The
National System for National Protection (SINAPROC) informs the public
that it maintains a Prevention and Monitoring Notice due to the
displacement and evolution of Tropical Wave #1 in the coming days over
the region.

The
areas under notice until May 19, 2022 are: Bocas del Toro, Ngábe Buglé
Comarca, Chiriquí, Veraguas, Los Santos, Herrera, Coclé, West Panama,
Panama, Darién, Emberá Wounaan Comarca, Colón, Guna Yala Comarca,
sectors mountainous and maritime areas of the Panamanian Caribbean and
Pacific.

Currently,
tropical wave #1 is located over Venezuela, moving at a speed of 28
KM/H immersed in a favorable environment for the development of clouds
and storms towards Colombia and Panama. During the week, these
conditions will increase the rains over the national territory,
according to the Hydrometeorology Directorate of the Electricity
Transmission Company, S.A, (ETESA). ETESA forecasts accumulated rainfall
per day that could reach between 40 mm to 90 mm or liters of water per
square meter.

SINAPROC warns to be careful in the event of sudden flooding of rivers and streams.

PREVENTION
MEASURES Try to be aware of the updates of the prevention notices. Do
not risk your life trying to cross streams. If it is raining, avoid
driving at high speeds.

For emergency repos dial: S20-4429 / 911

Panama, May 15, 2022

 

Tropical Waves

And here are the hurricane names for this season 

Names

SY AVANT 🇨🇦 Rob & Debra - Beneteau 43.5'

Debra
Rob

 

5) ROSIE 2' CREW 🇲🇽 RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO 

 

Rosie 2

SY ROSIE 2's crew is at it again 

Rosie 2

Yoga on Land 

Rosie 2

Yoga on land

Rosie 2

boat doggies are getting spoiled 

SY ROSIE 2   🇺🇸  Gary & Crew - Antigua Sloop 49'

Gary

 

6) ST JOHN 🇻🇮 US VIRGIN ISLANDS 

 

St.John, U.S. Virgin Islands, you did not disappoint!

St.John, U.S. Virgin Islands, you did not disappoint ! 
View from the top. Slow Dancer 2nd from the left.

Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle

Parrot Fish

ANGELFISH 

The
body of marine angelfish provides camouflage in the coral reefs and
plays important role in communication. Both freshwater and marine
angelfish have thin, laterally-compressed body, small mouth and long
dorsal and anal fins. 

Angelfish are active during the day

Parrot Fish

PARROTFISH
have
the capability of feeding and changing the structure of coral reefs by
providing the removal of algal turfs and coral tissue. 

The grazing of algae activity mainly focuses on the reef crust

Nurse Shark and Remora underneath

Nurse Shark 
and Remora underneath  which attaches itself to large fish by means of a sucker on top of the head.  It generally feeds on the host's external parasites.

Eagle Ray

EAGLE RAY
Spotted eagle rays are active swimmers and do not lie motionless on the
seafloor. They are foraging predators and are known to eat a variety of
invertebrate and fish prey.
 

On the ferry to St Thomas

On the ferry to St. Thomas

SY SLOW DANCER 🇺🇸 Dale & Kenneth - Hunter 39′

 

 

7) NEW NEXT SEASON 
 

New Season

 

PANAMA POSSE
MEET UP TO ANNAPOLIS SAILBOAT SHOW 
October 13-17, 2022 City Dock, Annapolis 

 

Boat Show

 

 Panama & Pacific Posse “University” 
Safe Harbor South Bay, CALIFORNIA
 

Panama Posse Univeristy

3 days of learning and 3 nights of fun & mingling at the first

Oct 25 – 27, 2022  San Diego, California
 

Limited to 75 Cruising Couples or 150 Individuals – stay tuned for details  
 

Panama & Pacific Posse University & Party this fall

UNIVERSITY

 

8) PASSAGE  FROM 
LINTON BAY 🇵🇦 PANAMA TO ISLA MUJERES 🇲🇽 MEXICO  

 

red rover

Thankful for Scott and Abby joining us for this adventure

Red Rover

Red Rover arrived at Isla Mujeres, Mexico at 1 am last night after an 875
nm passage from Linton Bay, Panama. Looking forward to tacos today after
we check in!  Our closest point to shore ( Nicaragua / Honduras)
was 150 nm and no pirates were spotted. 

RedRover

MY RED ROVER  🇺🇸  Kevin & Alison - Nordhavn 55'

Kevin
Alison

 

9) SANTA ANA VOLCANO 🇸🇻 EL SALVADOR  

 

Pathfinder

Ilamatepec
or the Santa Ana Volcano at 2,381 m / 7,812 ft  is the highest
volcano in  EL Salvador    It was the inspiration for one
of the active volcanoes in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's  The Little
Prince. The summit of Santa Ana features 4 nested calderas and volcanic
craters, with the innermost containing a small crater lake. 

Pathfinder

 San
Antonio Masahuat only 1 hour from the Marina Bahia del Sol ! You can
arrange your own guide ($10) for the 10km round trip hike through the
river & canyons 

There are three alleys from where to admire the natural environment surrounding the river;

There are three alleys from where to admire the natural environment surrounding the river; the caves that are home to parakeets, and the magnificent shapes of the natural pathways.

 the caves that are home to parakeets, and the magnificent shapes of the natural pathways.

Pathfinder

At the end of the walk you can admire La Piedra Trabada (the stuck rock).
 It is covered with green moss due to the humidity of the place.

SY PATHFINDER 🇺🇸 Jean-Philippe & Nicole - Lagoon 39'

Jean Phillippe
Nicole

 

 

 

 

 

 

10) ISLA CONTADORA, LAS PERLAS  🇵🇦  PANAMA 

 

Absolutely amazing location La Isla resort on Isla Contadora 🇵🇦  Panama. 

Machu Pichu

Mooring balls in absolute middle of no where. 

The bar

Little bar with food. 

Contadora Pearl ISlands

Isla Contadora, Pearl Islands 🇵🇦 Panama from above

Mooring balls in absolute middle of no where. Little bar with food.

Panama Canal AIS Traffic and avoidance route 

 

 

AND 
11) ENTRY INTO HIGHEST WIND RECORDED 
 

47.8 knots

47.8 knots

@🥥🦜No
Regrets Bruce  They don’t  own all of the mooring balls. We
dropped the hook in the middle of little mooring field (where I am now
sitting 😎). Calm little beach makes landing very easy. Make sure you
are in 25-30’ at high tide as  a 12-14’ tide.

MY SEA TRIAL 🇺🇸  David  & Toni  - Nordhavn 55'

David
Toni

12) ANOTHER ENTRY INTO HIGHEST WIND RECORDED

 

Toketee

40.5 knots

At Isla San Andres, Colombia- High winds with the tropical wave 

SY TOKETEE 🇺🇸 Dar, Diane & Kimberly - Skookum 53'

Dar
Diane
KImberly

 

13) MEET AGENT MAN JULIAN 
 IN SAN ANDRRES 🇨🇴 COLOMBIA 
 

 

Julian

 We
intended to leave San Andres this last Tuesday for Grand Cayman, but
have been delayed. I have attached a picture of our agent Julian with
Ken and I.

We
are thinking of trying to leave this Monday to make the run to the
Cayman's. Ken estimates it will take us about 4 days. We are looking at
Windy and Predict Wind...what are your thoughts on the weather brewing
up there this upcoming Thursday  through Sunday

San Andres

 

SY KRISTINA MARIE 🇺🇸 Kenneth, Kristina & Matthew - Hudson Force 50'

 

Ken
Kristin
Matt

 

14) AWARD ENTRY INTO UNWELCOME VISITORS 

 

UNWELCOME VISITOR
Unwelcome Visitor

Baby Snakes Late at night is when they come out Baby Snakes Sure you know what I'm talkin' about Frank Zappa

SY SALTY FINCH  🇺🇸 Tim & Gisela & Crew  - Discovery 55'

Tim
Gisela
Crew

 

15) SY BOUNDLESS
 SUCCESSFUL 🇵🇦 PANAMA CANAL PASSAGE
 

 

Boundles though the Canal

Boundless going through the Panama Canal 🇵🇦

Panama Canal

SY BOUNDLESS 🇺🇸   Julian & Colin -  Ta Shing Panda 40'

Julian
Colin

 

 

 

16) MY ONE LIFE 
SUCCESSFUL 🇵🇦 PANAMA CANAL PASSAGE

 

David and Mary

Panama Canal Selfie 

Freind sin the canal

Mexican Tallship Cuauhtémoc named after the the last Aztec emperor before the final conquest of Mexico by the spaniards.

Square Rigged

The
ARM Cuauhtémoc  ship was built at the Celaya Shipyards and
Workshops, in Bilbao. It was a project by Naval Engineer Juan José
Alonso Verástegui, which began with the placement of the keel on
slipways, on July 24, 1981.

SY ONE LIFE 🇺🇸  Doug & Mary  - Nordhavn 46

Doug
mary

17)  SUCCESSFUL LOADING 
OF ANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER 

 

ANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER on deck 

https://www.youtube.com/c/LaterThanWeThink/videos

SY ANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER  🇨🇦  Mike & Jacquie - Coast 34′

Mike
Jaquie

 

18) MEET THE FLEET 

 

MEET MARK AND CINDY MY DELTA SWIZZLER

Delta swizzler

Currently in Bocas del Toro en route to San Blas Panama

MY DELTA SWIZZLER 🇺🇸  Mark & Cindy - Vantare 58'

Marc
Cindy

 

19) SUCCESSFUL HAUL-OUT PEZ VELA 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA 

 

RedRover

A
shout out to Pez Vela Yard!  Workmanship and team work is
outstanding.  Boat work completed on time and within the budget!

MY RAINBOWS END 🇰🇾 Chris & Vicki - Nordhavn 60'

Chris
Vicki
Marina Pez Vela

 

 

 

 

 

20) PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

 

With over 100 current and past participants website
 there are lots of links to exciting stories for everyone 
https://panamaposse.com/participant-websites

SY  MOTHERSHIP 🇬🇧 Amel 53'

https://www.mothershipadrift.com/

The Backstory:

“We
didn’t want to ‘settle down’ into family life  - we wanted to fill
it with travel and adventure, so in 2017 quit our jobs, took the kids
out of school and set sail around the world!” 

the beginning

Embarking
on this  journey - leaving behind friends, family, school, jobs
and our home - has to be the most difficult decision we have ever
made. 

We’d worked in the marine industry for many years, set up RYA training centers,
skippered for sailing companies, crewed on ocean passages and worked
with UK rescue services (RNLI), but becoming traveling liveaboards while
home schooling kids has tested our parenting and sailing skills to the
max and challenged every fiber of our being.  

This
is the story of our journey – the highs and lows, why we continue to do
it and how we see the future. It’s also the opening chapters of our
kids’ lives, and we want those chapters to lay the foundation of an epic
story of high adventure and world travel, of self-sufficiency and
resourcefulness, of stoicism and self worth .. and hopefully a bit of
fun! 

We
began blogging the day we started looking for a sailboat, and our
Sailing YouTube Channel documents our journey from the very beginning -
from choosing a sailboat and leaving home to adapting to life afloat,
from home schooling and boat maintenance to traveling with kids and
making money while we travel. In short, it’s dedicated to families that
are considering an adventure of their own – to lay down a template and
in the words of Yewan, our youngest - “If you want to do it - DO IT!”

 

 

https://www.mothershipadrift.com/

 

21) DIVING THE  🇻🇬 BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 

 

Greetings from Jerry and Deb on Reefdancer. As this season winds down we are preparing to head back to California and shipping Reefdancer home on a transport

Hello !

We
intended to leave San Andres this last Tuesday for Grand Cayman, but
have been delayed. I have attached a picture of our agent Julian with
Ken and I.

We
are thinking of trying to leave this Monday to make the run to the
Cayman's. Ken estimates it will take us about 4 days. We are looking at
Windy and Predict Wind...what are your thoughts on the weather brewing
up there this upcoming Thursday  through 

Dive pics

Shark

Fish

 It has been a fabulous time the past three years and we have made many new
friends through our association with the Panama Posse.  

Dive pics
Fred
Jer
Red Seahorse

Octopus
Yellow
Lion Fish
Shell Fish

Eagle Ray
FIsh
Octopie

We have enjoyed scuba diving in all the stops along the way from
California to the British Virgin Islands. We have spent the past 7
months here in the BVI diving nearly everyday. I thought I would share a
few shots of what we have been seeing!

Debbie and Jerry 

MY REEFDANCER 🇺🇸 Jerry & Debra - Selene 53'

Jerry
Debra

 

22) PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS 
 

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico  

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico  

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala  

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador  

🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol - El Salvador

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua  

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica  

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇵🇦 Buenaventura Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 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  

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Great Harbour Cay Marina – Bahamas

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇩🇴 Ocean World Marina – Dominican Republic

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic    

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys 

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

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL , USA 

🇺🇸 Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina – FL , USA  

🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl. – Georgia, USA  

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head South Carolina , USA  

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah Georgia , USA  

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, North Carolina , USA  

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, North Carolina , USA 

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, North Carolina USA  

🇺🇸 Tideawater Yacht Marina – Portsmouth,  USA  

🇺🇸 Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, USA  

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Virginia , USA  

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA  

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA 

 

Dreamer's Whale Shark
https://www.argovia.com.mx/gallery.html

 

23)  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
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER  
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL 
  • CHRIS PARKER - MARINE WEATHER CENTER
  • SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE 
Marina Ixtapa
 
Marina Ixtapa

 

24) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

Sevenstar

 

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

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

 

Sevenstar is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a lift-on, lift-off basis.  

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact 
Kris Caren  kris@sevenstar-usa.com   sevenstar-usa.com

Sevenstar

 

25) 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
https://panamaposse.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/new-panama-canal-graphic.jpg

 

26) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Atlantic Posse

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

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Panama Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow
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FLEET UPDATE 2022-05-15

 

Panama Posse

 





 

 

 

May 15, 2022

 

 

PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

 

 

 

Sunset

Sunset in the Bahamas by Solmate

Panama Posse Particpants from 27 Flag States

 

 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

 

1) PANAMA POSSE WELCOMES OUR NEWEST MEMBERS 

2)  JUNE 4th SEASON FINALE - PARTY LIKE IT'S 2019 

Panama Posse

 

1) PANAMA POSSE  
WELCOMES OUR NEWEST MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

 

Phoenix

# 379 SY PHOENIX 🇫🇷   Pascal  en route to San Diego with wife and crew - Jeanneau 36'

 

 

# 380 SY CALICO SKIES  🇺🇸  William & Grace - Sabre 36'

 

SV DELOS

# 381 SY  DELOS  🇺🇸  Brian & Karin & Crew - Amel 53'

 

 

WILDSPIRIT

# 382 SY WILDSPIRIT  🇦🇺 Kevin & Diane  - Jeanneau 54''

 

 

 

https://panamaposse.com/tracking

 

21·22 Panama Posse fleet tracking
Add your vessel to the tracking page  >>

 

2) DON'T MISS THE SEASON FINALE 
PARTY LIKE IT'S 2019 

 

 

RSVP FOR THE PANAMA POSSE SEASON FINALE

 

Please RSVP >>

Plenty of free Panamanian beer and free rum flowing courtesy of Vista Mar Marina, Boga Bar and Flor de Caña Rum

CAN'T MAKE IT ? JOIN THE PARTY VIA ZOOM >>
 

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Meeting ID: 840 2248 9584

Passcode: 785403 

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3) ROSIE 2  PASSAGE TO TULUM 🇲🇽 MEXICO
 

 

Tulum

 

Had
a great time today going the Mayan ruins of Tulum with cousin Traci and
Toby Mills. Been a great week getting to see Jenny and Lee yesterday
now Traci and Toby!! 

 

Tulum

An Ancient City Surrounded by Walls

The Classic Period

The
Mayan people are members of an incredible culture that once thrived in
the lower Mexico regions and what is now Honduras, Guatemala, El
Salvador and Belize. The period during which they flourished was the
classic period, which was from around 300 to 900 CE. Research in
Guatemala has recently uncovered that this society was notably ahead of
its time as early as 300 BCE.

Tulum

The Mayans constructed temples and pyramids. They created a style of
writing with hieroglyphics and were knowledgeable in astrology and
mathematics. This clever society produced beautiful works of art and
became highly advanced traders. Not only did the Mayans create stunning
art pieces, but they also cultivated vanilla, chocolate, pineapples,
chili peppers and papayas. The Mayans constructed reservoirs and
causeways. They even wove fabrics featuring rich colors.

 

tulum

The word “Tulum” is a colonial one, and it means wall. Researchers have
found clues about Tulum’s original name. It appears that the city was
once referred to as Zama, which means dawn in the Mayan language. When
Juan de Grijalva explored Mexico, he came across the walled city during
the early 1800s. The Mayans used the fortified city around 1200 to 1450
CE. It remained inhabited until the late 16th century.

Early
on, Tulum was a prosperous civilization. The village was a major
crossroads for trade from land and from sea. It saw trade from Honduras
and even into the Yucatan. Archaeologists have made this determination
from the large number of artifacts that were found in Tulum from all
over Mexico. It is one of the only fortified Mayan sites in the world
and one of Mexico’s best preserved coastal historical sites. Tulum's
ruins have tempted travelers from all over the world to come view them
in person.

 

tulum

About the City

The wall that surrounds Tulum is about 16 feet thick. However, some areas
are as thick as 26 feet, and it is constructed from limestone. When the
Mayan people lived inside the walls, the fortification provided them
with protection. However, researchers are unsure as to what kind of
protection was needed. There are a number of theories. One thought is
that Tulum’s population, which was around 600 souls, sought protection
from invaders. Another theory is that the Mayans housed nobility and
priests inside the walls, leaving the peasants outside.

The most common depiction that you’ll see in Tulum is the diving, or
descending, god. This deity is displayed as an inverted figure. When you
visit the historical site, you’ll see the diving god on many of the
ruin’s doorways. The ancient Mayans believed that the waters surrounding
Tulum were the entrance to the underworld.

Tulum’s city square is centrally located with El Castillo on the left. This
stunning structure was built on top of a 39-foot cliff,

Tulun God of the winds

SY ROSIE 2   🇺🇸  Gary & Crew - Antigua Sloop 49'

Gary

 

 

4) TRANSITION TO 
PANAMA POSSE SEASON 6

 

New Season

MAKE A SPLASH IN SEASON 6  
 

Early registration Starts Jun 5, 2022 
Regular registration starts Nov 1, 2022

TO RE-NEW FOR SEASON 6  PLEASE 
SEND AN EMAIL TO REGISTRATION @ PANAMA POSSE 
WITH THE WORDS "SIGN ME UP AGAIN" 

 

NEW NEXT SEASON:

3 days of learning and 3 nights of fun & mingling at the first

Panama and Pacific Posse “University” at Safe Harbor South Bay

Oct 25 – 27, 2022  San Diego, California

Limited to 75 Cruising Couples or 150 Individuals – stay tuned for details 

 

Panama Posse Univeristy

Panama & Pacific Posse University & Party this fall

UNIVERSITY

 

5) EL VALLE DE ANTON 🇵🇦 PANAMA

 

El Valle de Anton, a village in the crater of an ancient volcano in the mountains just east of Vista Mar Marina

El Valle de Anton, a village in the crater of an ancient volcano in the mountains just north of Vista Mar Marina

Valle de Anton

The
town is located in the flat wide caldera of the 6 km wide El Valle
volcano that is inactive; there is evidence that it erupted as recently
as about 300,000 years ago. Because of its elevation (600 m), it is
cooler than the Panamanian lowlands.  Natural attractions near El
Valle include the Chorro El Macho waterfall, Las Mozas waterfall, the
"square" trees behind Hotel Campestre, and a group of small thermal
pools. The area around the town is also known for being one of the last
habitats of the critically endangered Panamanian golden frog. Some of
the forests around the town are protected areas. 

Frog

Critically endangered Panamanian golden frog

SY GREEN FLASH 🇺🇸 Bob & Joan - Beneteau 35'

Bob
Joan

6) PANAMA POSSE AWARDS

 

    BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*  

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    GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR  

    NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR 

 

 only 2 WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER AND WIN 
email registration@panamaposse.com with your entries

 

*no bill-fish entries

FLro de Cana Rum Prizes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) JUAYUA 🇸🇻 EL SALVADOR  

 

Speaking
of traveling, we have had some incredible trips here in El Salvador. We
highly recommend a visit to Juayua on a weekend for the BBQ food
festival and rappelling down the local waterfall.We stayed at
Hotel Anahuac >>

Pathfinder

Juayua highlands and coffee 

Pathfinder

The Los Chorros de La Calera waterfall is located outside the city. 

Los Chorros de la Calera

Local Fruit

SY PATHFINDER 🇺🇸 Jean-Philippe & Nicole - Lagoon 39'

Jean Phillippe
Nicole

 

8) MACHU PICHU 🇵🇪  PERU 

 

Hope
all is well! Darren and I are still in Santa Marta, Colombia. Went on
an vacation to Peru and the Amazon! What an Amazing trip. We used Latan
American travel for booking.…

Machu Pichu

Machu
Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel located in the Eastern Cordillera
of southern Peru on a 2,430-meter (7,970 ft) mountain ridge above the
Sacred Valley, about  50 mi  northwest of Cusco. The Urubamba
River flows past it, cutting through the Cordillera and creating a
canyon with a tropical mountain climate

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca citadel located in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru on a 2,430-meter (7,970 ft) mountain ridge.[2][3] It is located in the Machupicchu District within Urubamba Province[4] above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometers (50 mi) northwest of Cusco. The Urubamba River flows past it, cutting through the Cordillera and creating a canyon with a tropical mountain climate

The
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Camino Inca or Camino Inka) is a hiking
trail in Peru that terminates at Machu Picchu. It consists of three
overlapping trails: Mollepata, Classic, and One Day. Mollepata is the
longest of the three routes with the highest mountain pass and
intersects with the Classic route before crossing Warmiwañusqa ("dead
woman").

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (also known as Camino Inca or Camino Inka) is a hiking trail in Peru that terminates at Machu Picchu. It consists of three overlapping trails: Mollepata, Classic, and One Day. Mollepata is the longest of the three routes with the highest mountain pass and intersects with the Classic route before crossing Warmiwañusqa (

The
llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat
and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era. Llamas
are social animals and live with others as a herd. Their wool is soft
and contains only a small amount of lanolin. Llamas can learn simple
tasks after a few repetitions. 

Market in Cusco

Lago Titikaka

The  the largest navigable lake in the world and South America’s largest freshwater lake. 

We
did an 18 day tour otherwise you're on the go, not much rest. An extra
day in Machu Pichu and Cusco with soo much to see. The Piranha fishing
in the Amazon this was an additional cost of about $60.00 each from the
hotel but from our perspective  well worth it!  This was an
amazing trip !  Total cost less than $ 4500 pp -
more details here >>

SY SMALL WORLD III 🇻🇮  Karen & Darren - Bristol 47.4 '

Darren
Karen

 

8) AWARD ENTRY INTO BOAT YOGA POSES

 

BOAT YOGA

head into the freezer first 

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸 Keenan & Nicole & Jack - Cal 46'

Nicole
Keenan
Jack

 

9) PICTURE OF THE WEEK

 

We
just arrived to Marina Chiapas after an uneventful Tehuantepec
crossing. We were visited by some dolphins and I snapped this picture.
They were having a blast!!

Cheers,

SY KARUNA 🇺🇸  Doug & Anna  Ta Shing Panda 40'

Anna
Doug

 

10) ADDITIONAL PICTURES OF THE WEEK

 

More pictures of the Week

On
the hook  at Ensenada Venao about 10 nm from Punta Mala.
Relatively calm anchorage in about 25’. Little surf town looks fun but
unfortunately we won’t have time to check it out. Looks like a fairly
easy dingy landing on the far right side of the town. Punta Mala at sun
up.

Anchorage

SY SEA TRIAL 🇺🇸  David, Toni  - Nordhavn 55'

David
Toni

Outventure at isla Iguana, Panama

 

PLUS ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT

 

Juergen holding up the catch fromnt he bay of Panama

Bigegst Fish

4 large fillets

SY  OUTVENTURE 🇵🇱 Juergen & Iris  - Lagoon 44'

Iris
Juergen
Soulmate

crossing the bar into El Salvador

MY  SOULMATE 🇺🇸  Stuart & Robyn & Sunny - Hatteras 63'

Stu
Robyn
Sunny
RedRover

Red Rover at anchor in San Blas, Panama

MY RED ROVER 🇺🇸 Kevin & Alison - Nordhavn 55'

Kevin
Alison
Breathe at anchor

Check out the reflection of the moon on the water with our friend's boat Breathe!

 

11) THE TRIBUNALS OF NEPTUNE 

ALKA

SY ALKA 🇬🇧 Julius & Ringailė Beneteau 37'

Julius
ALKA

 

 

 

 

12) HARBOUR ISLAND, ELEUTHERA 🇧🇸  BAHAMAS

 

Harbour Island

Harbour
Island lies just northwest of Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas. The west
coast also has beaches and several marinas. Outlying coral reefs like
the Devil's Backbone are home to marine life such as stingrays and
turtles. The main hub, Dunmore Town, features pastel houses like the
1797 Loyalist Cottage. 

Solmate

 Outlying
coral reefs like the Devil's Backbone are home to marine life such as
stingrays and turtles. The main hub, Dunmore Town, features pastel
houses like the 1797 Loyalist Cottage

Pink Beach

Harbour
Island is most renowned for its beautiful Pink Sand Beach, located
along its eastern Atlantic Ocean side. It almost seems endless,
stretching for some three plus miles, and it is 50 to 100 feet wide

Naturally carved pools - Queens Bath, North Eleuthra.

Naturally carved pools - Queens Bath, North Eleuthra.

Solmate

SY SOLMATE 🇺🇸 Adam & Jen - Fountaine Pajot 45′

Adam
Jen

 

13) NEW ANCHORAGE IN LAS PERLAS 🇵🇦PANAMA

 

Las Perlas

SY BOUNDLESS  🇺🇸 Julian & Colin - Passport 42'

Julian
Colin

 

14) PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

With over 100 current and past participants website
 there are lots of links to exciting stories for everyone 
https://panamaposse.com/participant-websites

 

https://calicoskiessailing.com/blog/

 

 

Calico Skies

 

The Backstory:

Grace
and Bill are college sweethearts that started dating in the fall of
2002. After we graduated from Manhattan College and obtained a Certified
Public Accountant License we thought it was time to invest in a
lifelong passion of Bill’s, sailing. In the summer of 2009 we bought our
1985 Sabre 36, Calico Skies as a place to escape Manhattan on the
weekends. Gradually we started spending more and more time onboard,
eventually giving up our Manhattan apartment to live on the boat for
four to five months over the summer. We may have been the only finance
professionals starting their day riding in a dinghy to the dock, at
times rowing when the motor was broken. Spending our summers on the boat
had us hooked and we put into place a plan to save enough money in
order to travel full time.

In
July 2016 Bill quit his job to get the boat fully prepared for her
first trip south to the Caribbean. Grace was supposed to quit in the
fall but she got cold feet and decided she wasn’t ready to leave her
job. We decided that Bill would take the boat down singlehanded and
Grace would fly in to visit while the boat was in the Caribbean. After
spending a lot of quality time in the Caribbean during the winter of
2017 Grace was ready to leave, quitting her job in September 2017.

Since
leaving NYC in the fall of 2017 we haven’t looked back! We’ve travelled
over 25,000nm including two Atlantic crossings and visited more than 20
countries. . We decided to start documenting our travels on Youtube as
we departed on a four thousand miles sail from Gibraltar in Europe to
Grenada in the Caribbean.

We
tend to be sporadic in our movements, often making long offshore jumps
on a whim. We don’t always know where we’re going but we’re always
going!

 

 

15) SUNKEN PIRATE CITY AT PORT ROYAL 🇯🇲 JAMAICA

 

Pirate City

“The
earth opened and swallowed many people, before my face, and the sea I
saw came mounting in over the wall, upon which I concluded it impossible
to escape.”

Edmund
Heath, survivor and eyewitness to the devastating 1692 earthquake wrote
these words in a letter from the safety of a ship moored in the city’s
harbor, overlooking the ruins of his city. Port Royal, once called “the
most wicked and sinful city in the world” was famous the world over for
its booze—the blackout-inducing Kill Devil Rum, its pirates, and its sex
workers. Needless to say, when the city was nearly destroyed, there
were some parties that saw it as a convenient solution to an ugly
problem.

The
English and their pirate friends were relatively new to the area.
Jamaica had been held by the Spanish since Columbus first declared it
“the fairest island eyes have beheld” in 1494. Lacking gold or other
obvious exploitable wealth, the Spanish held it but did not focus much
energy there. It came under English power in 1655, after Cromwell sent
English raiders to invade and capture the Spanish stronghold at
Hispaniola (now Haiti and Dominican Republic, then the center of Spanish
trade in the Caribbean). Cromwell’s men failed spectacularly at taking
Hispaniola and turned to Jamaica as a second choice, better-than-nothing
option.

Located
on the southeast coast of Jamaica, the natural harbor at Port Royal
became the center of English life in Jamaica. By the late 1600s it had
become one of the largest European cities in the new world, second only
to Boston. It had also become the infamous home of pirates, sex workers,
and Englishmen on the make. Far from home, they made their livings off
of the slave trade, slave labor in plantations, and the money that the
pirates brought in from their looting forays against the Spanish.

It
may be seen as an indicator of the caliber of vice in Port Royal that
in 1675 the notorious pirate Henry Morgan became the Lieutenant
Governor. In fact, Morgan began to crack down on overt piracy as the
grand era of privateering he had been part of began to enter its waning
phase. He died just four years before the earthquake struck and was
buried in the Palisadoes cemetery.

Earthquake

More
recently the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University
and the Jamaica National Heritage Trust conducted underwater
archaeological examinations, ending in 1990. Their explorations have
brought to light artifacts of 17th century life rarely seen. Because of
the nature of the disaster, which left many buildings intact and more or
less undisturbed, it has been compared to Pompeii for its
archaeological wonders and was a designated National Heritage Site in
1999.

Port Royal
 

Panama Posse Must See in Central America

 

 

16) PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS 
 

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico  

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico  

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala  

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador  

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🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua  

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  

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🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica  

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

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🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 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  

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🇧🇸 Great Harbour Cay Marina – Bahamas

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🇩🇴 Ocean World Marina – Dominican Republic

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic    

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys 

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

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL , USA 

🇺🇸 Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina – FL , USA  

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🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah Georgia , USA  

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🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, North Carolina , USA 

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, North Carolina USA  

🇺🇸 Tideawater Yacht Marina – Portsmouth,  USA  

🇺🇸 Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, USA  

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Virginia , USA  

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA  

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA 

 

 

Dreamer's Whale Shark

 

Dreamers  picture of a whale shark 

The
whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet
shark and the largest known extant fish species. The largest confirmed
individual had a length of 18.8 m (61.7 ft).  The whale shark holds
many records for size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far
the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate. 

The
whale shark is found in open waters of the tropical oceans and is
rarely found in water below 21 °C (70 °F) Studies looking at vertebral
growth bands and the growth rates of free-swimming sharks have estimated
whale shark lifespans at 80–130 years. Whale sharks have very large
mouths and are filter feeders, which is a feeding mode that occurs in
only two other sharks, the megamouth shark and the basking shark. They
feed almost exclusively on plankton and small fishes, and pose no threat
to humans. 

Marina el Cid

 

 

 

17)  PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

 

  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES 
  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
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  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER  
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL 
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Yacht Agency in the Galapagos

 

Panama Canal Turbulence as witnessed by MY Delta Swizzler

 

18) SOME OF THE 300+ 
MARITIME AREAS IN GOOD NAUTICAL

 

 

MANY MARITIME AEREAS IN GOOD NAUTICAL

 

 

 

19) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

Sevenstar

 

 

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

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

 

Sevenstar is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a lift-on, lift-off basis.  

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact 
Kris Caren  kris@sevenstar-usa.com   sevenstar-usa.com

 

Sevenstar

 

 

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
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21 ) Venture Capitalists Aiming to Disrupt Fish Farming

 

Forever Oceans says it’s built technology that allows it to push into new frontiers for cultivated fish.

BLOOMBERG By Priya Anand

May 13, 2022, 5:00 AM CST

Off
the western coast of Panama, near a town called Puerto Armuelles where
Chiquita Banana once had a major presence, Forever Oceans is preparing
to harvest and sell almost 3 million pounds of yellowtail to sell in
filets or for sushi. While the eight-year-old startup’s product is
seafood, its executives spend a lot of time talking about the innovation
that goes into the floating cages where its fish spend their lives. The
company will succeed, they say, because it has improved the core
technologies, from specialized enclosures to sensors and robotics,
needed to raise large amounts of seafood farther out in the ocean than
traditional fish farms.

Investors’
hunger is increasing for startups with big plans for food. Venture
capitalists plowed more than $39 billion into food-related tech
companies in 2021, double the amount they put into the sector the year
before, according to Pitchbook Data Inc., a research company. More than
half that funding went to digital grocers and online marketplaces,
natural targets for investors accustomed to assessing software companies
that build consumer products. But there’s also growing interest in
sustainable food production. Fish farming, which grew 527% from 1990 to
2018, according to the United Nations, is poised to become an even
larger part of the supply chain. The UN said in a 2020 report that about
34% of fish stocks were overfished. According to the World Bank, the
figure is much higher, at 90%.

Global Fish Stocks

Forever
Oceans has only produced about 110,000 fish so far and already seems to
be tempering expectations for its inaugural harvest. In an interview in
April, Chief Executive Officer Bill Bien said the company would have a
fall harvest this year of at least 1 million fish. A company
spokesperson later walked that back to 450,000, saying Bien may have
included next year’s harvest estimates in his projection.

Fish
farmers like Forever Oceans raise hatchlings in big tanks on land, then
transport them to open-water farms to mature, in Forever Oceans’ case,
when the fish reach about six pounds. The company uses cylindrical
enclosures about 50 meters in diameter, made of mesh so ocean water can
flow through without the fish escaping. A cable attached to the cage
anchors it to the ocean floor; barges at the surface pump food through
pipes to the fish. Forever Oceans’ enclosures currently cost about
$300,000, though the company says it has improved its technology and
shifted to less-expensive materials to cut costs by more than half from
earlier versions.

Fiorever OCeans

Competitors
are skeptical of Forever Oceans’ claims that its technology gives it a
significant edge. “There’s nothing revolutionary about what they’re
building,” says Dick Jones, CEO of Blue Ocean Mariculture, another
upstart fish-farming operation backed by Christy Walton of the Walmart
clan.

The
technology Forever Oceans has developed allows it to operate much
farther offshore than most other farms, says Bien, who took over as CEO
last fall after running the agricultural lighting division at Signify
NV. But being far away from land poses its own set of challenges. It’s
more time-consuming and expensive to check on problems when they
inevitably arise. Forever Oceans had a cage slip away from its mooring
at its testing site off Hawaii, Bien says. The company was able to
rescue the fish from the cage, and froze them to use as product samples.

The
company says it has had fish escape, which poses financial and
environmental risks. But the company says it loses fewer fish than
industry averages, monitoring its enclosures with cameras constantly,
and only raising species that are endemic to the waters it operates in.
Bien acknowledges the dangers. “We’re operating far off the shore, from
the coast,” he says. “And so by definition, that is difficult. It’s not
for the faint of heart.”

 

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FLEET UPDATE 2022-05-08

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May 08, 2022

 

PANAMA POSSE
FLEET UPDATE

Panama Posse Particpants from 27 Flag States
Cindy on Deltal Swizzler

Cindy on MY Delta Swizzler escorted by Dolphins

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

 

1) SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

2) PANAMA POSSE WELCOMES OUR NEWEST MEMBERS # 377 & 378

3) HIGHEST WIND RECORDED TO DATE

4) ON JUNE 4th PARTY LIKE IT'S 2019

1) SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

https://panamaposse.com/marine-exchange

Quintessential Chandlery in San Diego

San Diego Marine Exchange
now Sponsors the Panama Posse

WITH a 15 % discount on most purchases

Specializing in an extensive inventory of hardware and maintenance

items to keep your motor yacht in top operating condition.

Details >>

2636 Shelter Island Dr. San Diego, CA 92106

Tel: (619) 223-7159

 

https://panamaposse.com/marine-exchange

Thanks to the diligent work by SY MAISON DE SANTE and the Staff at San Diego Marine Exchange

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸 Keenan & Nicole - Cal 46'

Keenan
Nicole
Jack

2) PANAMA POSSE
WELCOMES OUR NEWEST MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

 

# 377 SY CHARTWELL 🇺🇸 Andy, Paris Mo - Cheoy Lee 55'

# 378 SY SOUTHERN CROSS 🇺🇸 Tommy & Katelyn - Moody 45'

https://panamaposse.com/tracking

21·22 Panama Posse fleet tracking
Add your vessel to the tracking page >>

3) ENTRY INTO HIGHEST WIND RECORDED
+ TRACKING THE DEVILS BACKBONE
ELEUTHERA 🇧🇸 BAHAMAS

 

hioghest wind recorded panama posse season 2021-2022

The highest wind recorded this season thus far has nit been a Papagayo burst or Tehantepecker - this is a micro burst with gusts close to 60 knots recorded in the Bahamas - currently the front runner in the highest wind recorded category

In addition they have also recorder their track into North Eleuthera / Harbour Island via the infamous Devil's Backbone - now available in Good Nautical with 200 way-points - saving you hundreds of dollars in piloting fees

https://goodnautical.com/route/devils-backbone
Adam
Jen

SY SOLMATE Adam & Jen

4) DON'T MISS THE PARTY LIKE IT'S 2019

 

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5) SUCCESSFUL PANAMA 🇵🇦 CANAL PASSAGE
AND GUNA YALA CULTURAL TREASURES

Red Rover

Red Rover Exiting the Panama Canal at the Gatun Locks on the Caribbean Side and their way to San Blas

Red Rover in San Blas

Red Rover at anchor in San Blas, Panama

San Blas

Kevin & Alison - in Guna Yala territory aka San Blas

The region is a comarca indígena (indigenous province) in northeast Panama (Official Gazette of Panama). Guna Yala is home to the indigenous people known as the Gunas. It is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, on the south by the Darién Province and Emberá-Wounaan, on the east by Colombia, and on the west by the province of Colón.

  GUNA YALA TAPASTRIES

During the first twenty years of the independent country of Panama, the Guna had serious differences with national governments, because they tried to eradicate their culture and their customs.

Among the most important traditions of the Guna people there are:

Children between 4 and 5 take part in ceremony of "inna-suit" or Baptism. It's involves their first haircut, which is attended by all the people in the community. The female is assigned a name in the Guna language. This name is next to the name given in the country's official language.

"Ico-inna", or "Feast of the Needle" in lack of a more accurate translation, is the feast of puberty where a young girl after her first menstruation participates in a party. The pubescent girl gets her septum pierced and a ring with coconut oil as an antiseptic is placed through it.

The Night Festival or "inna-mutiki" is a party where all the people get involved in the celebration of a wedding or a new marriage in the community. This festival usually lasts several days until the liquor stock garnered by the families is finished.

GUNA YALA TAPASTRIES

The governmental structure of Guna Yala is defined in Law 16 of 1953. The General Congress Guna is the highest political authority of Guna Yala. It consists of representatives of all communities in Guna Yala, and meets twice a year. Votes are taken by each sahila (elected leader) of the community. Guna Yala is politically subdivided into four corregimientos (districts), with a total of 51 comunidades 49 of which are located on islands of the San Blas Archipelago off the mainland coast.

Guna

Rudencio Garcia is the chief of the Holandesas islands area of Guna Yala. We have been so fortunate to get to know him and his 15 person family over the past four days. We have been filling their water jugs and giving them kitchen stores, and they have been supplying us with homemade bread (this morning), avocados, limes, lobster and of course, molas !

Kevin was invited into the chief's home, to see the tribe's way to cook fish. On his visit this morning he was seeking magazines. We don't have any but we did give him a Nordhavn 2022 calendar!

Guna Yala

365 islands and cays in the San Blas Islands

san blas

MY RED ROVER 🇺🇸 Kevin & Alison- Nordhavn 55'

RED ROVER Kevin
Alison

6) MONTE ALBÁN 🇲🇽 OAXACA, MEXICO

Monte Alban Animal Cracker

Large pre-Columbian archaeological site situated atop an artificially leveled ridge. It has an elevation of about 6,400 ft above mean sea level and rises 1,300 ft from the valley floor, in an easily defensible location.

Animal Cracker in MOnte Alban

Besides being one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica, Monte Albán was important for nearly one thousand years as the eminent Zapotec socio-political and economic center. Founded at around 500 BC

MOnte Alban

Visible from anywhere in the central part of the Valley of Oaxaca, the impressive ruins of Monte Albán attracted visitors and explorers throughout the colonial and modern eras.

Animal Cracker at MOnte Alban

Monte Alban is on the Panama Posee must see list

MonteAlaban West Side

SY ANIMAL CRACKER Scott & Tami - Hunter 46'

Scott
Tami

7) MAY 12 2022 - NEW CREW LOUNGE PARTY

GOLFITO 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA

 

bah1a golfito
Bahia Golfito
Golfito Charts
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RECEIVE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE UPDATES
Sky Pond

Panama Posse veterans SKY POND crossed the equator and are now part of South Pacific Posse Season 2

David on SY Dreamer sent in this Manta Ray Video

https://pacificposse.com/tracking

SY SKY POND track across the Pacific 🇺🇸 Joe, Kristen & Crew - Seawind 1160 38′

Carl
Roxy

9) GOLFITO 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA
TO PUNTA BALSA 🇵🇦 PANAMA

 

Golfito

Sunset at Banana Bay Marina, Golfito

David and Toni

David & Toni

Drug sub

David and the confiscated drug submarine near Capitania del Puerto Golfito, Costa Rica

Punta Balsa

Anchorage at Punta Balsa Panama

FROM PRIOR SEASON

After we left Golfito, we headed around Punta Burica for the elusive Punta Balsa . That was about a 65-mile leg. I say elusive because there wasn’t much of a punta to judge where the heck the anchorage was supposed to be. It is just a roadstead anchorage, and one that requires you to be pretty far off the shore due to shoal. We were pleasantly surprised to find it a decent anchorage, and we had a fairly pleasant night’s sleep, but it sure seemed strange. We anchored out front of a large hotel/estate that had an expansive low, orange wall all around the yard. Watch the depth finder as there’s some real shoal water about. We anchored at 08’04.643; 082’51.013, about 20 ft., about a quarter mile off shore, almost right on top of a little panga mooring. May want to give the mooring bouy more room, but it wasn’t in use and we didn’t get any middle of the night surprises. Our approach was somewhere near 08’03.40; 082’50.29. We really did some sniffing about until we found where to drop the anchor. Kind of weird, but not too rolly and not too windy.
8' tide

Punta Balsa

MY SEA TRIAL 🇺🇸 David, Toni - Nordhavn 55'

David
Toni
Banana Bay Marina

10) PUNTA MALA 🇵🇦 PANAMA
CAN BE QUITE CALM

Punta Mala

Punta Mala Panama on a calm day in the summer / rainy season

If you stay very close to shore after punta mala, you may catch a counter current taking you up. ( from SY Outventure )

Punta Mala is no joke and earned it’s name. We encountered a trifecta of strong current, swell and wind against us. Rather than fighting it, we turned East and made a wide loop along Las Perlas. ( from SY Coddiwomple )

We had a good 4 hr sail last night from Isla Iguana. That was a quiet 1/3 of the passage. With the couple of sails during this passage from Golfito to Vista Mar and the lower RPMs we were able to make it all the way in 47 gal of fuel with about 4” in the tank to spare. Whew. One worry over.

Now to dive into the autopilot to see if I can figure out what failed. The reading and Raymarine tech support gave me some ideas on how to troubleshoot the issue. Based on a couple of electrical tests I did at Isla Iguana I was able to determine that the course computer was not the issue. I now believing it to be the clutch not engaging. It has power at the course computer, so I need to check at the clutch for power and a good connection. If those are good it will probably be that the clutch needs to be replaced. I’ve asked Raymarine if those are available as replacement parts. Finger’s crossed.

SY NO REGRETS 🇺🇸 Bruce & Lynette - Fast Passage 39′

Excerts fron the Sailing Directions for the West Coasts of Mexico and Central America

Bruce
Lynette

 

 

 

 

11) PICTURES OF THE WEEK

 

Captain Nina

SAY HELLO TO THE CAPTAIN(S)

Bravo Zulu

Congratulations to both Nian an Don on SY ENJOY for successfully getting their 100t captain's license

SY ENJOY 🇺🇸 Captain Nina & Captain Don - Lagoon 42′

Nina
Don

12) TRANSITION TO THE NEXT SEASON
PANAMA POSSE 6

Season 6 Panama Posse

Transition and renewal between seasons starts June 5th
New registration and renewals opens June 5th, 2022
All prior season access and benefits including discounts will expire July 4th, 2022
Early registration Starts June 5th 2022
Regular registration starts Nov 2022

NEW THIS SEASON

3 days and 3 nights of learning, fun and mingling at the first
Panama Posse and Pacific Posse "University"
Oct 25 - 27, 2022 San Diego, California
Limited to 75 Cruising Couples or 150 Individuals - stay tuned for details

Panama Posse Gatherings

A typical Panama Posse party at Bocas Marina w Delta Swizzler, Shearwater, Sava, Amakya, Sonamara. amo

13) PANCHO VILLA

 

Francisco Villa born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula was initially a bandit, who became a general in the Mexican Revolution. He was a key figure in the revolutionary violence that forced out President Porfirio Díaz and brought Francisco I. Madero to power in 1911. When Madero was ousted by a coup led by General Victoriano Huerta in February 1913, he led anti-Huerta forces in the Constitutionalist Army 1913–14. The commander of the coalition was civilian governor of Coahuila Venustiano Carranza. After the defeat and exile of Huerta in July 1914, Villa broke with Carranza. Villa dominated the meeting of revolutionary generals that excluded Carranza and helped create a coalition government that was weak and ineffective. Emiliano Zapata and Villa became formal allies in this period, but it was only in principle. Like Zapata, Villa was strongly in favor of land reform, but his plans were not implemented when he had power.

Villa with his staff in 1913. Villa is in gray suit in center. His aide, Gen. Rodolfo Fierro, is to Villa's right. To Villa's left is Gen. Toribio Ortega and far right of photo is Colonel Juan Medina. Villa and Fierro served in the Constitutionalist Army opposinVilla with his staff in 1913. Villa is in gray suit in center. His aide, Gen. Rodolfo Fierro, is to Villa's right. To Villa's left is Gen. Toribio Ortega and far right of photo is Colonel Juan Medina. Villa and Fierro served in the Constitutionalist Army opposing Huerta. Once Huerta was ousted in July 1914.g Huerta. Once Huerta was ousted in July 1914.

Villa with his staff in 1913. Villa is in gray suit in center. Villa and Fierro served in the Constitutionalist Army opposing Huerta.

Civil war broke out when Carranza challenged Villa. Villa was decisively defeated by Constitutionalist General Álvaro Obregón in summer 1915, and the U.S. aided Carranza directly against Villa in the Second Battle of Agua Prieta in November 1915. Much of Villa's army left after Villa's defeat on the battlefield and his lack of resources to buy arms and pay soldiers' salaries. Angered at the U.S. aid to Carranza, Villa conducted a raid on the border town of Columbus, New Mexico to goad the U.S. to invade Mexico in 1916-17. Despite a major contingent of soldiers and the latest military technology, the U.S. failed to capture Villa. When President Carranza was ousted from power in 1920, Villa negotiated an amnesty with interim President Adolfo de la Huerta and was given a landed estate, on the condition he retire from politics. He was assassinated in 1923. Although his faction did not prevail in the Revolution, he is one of its most charismatic and prominent figures.

KATMANDU & PAMCHO VILLA

Me and Pancho planning our next move.

KATMANDU

@Santa Catarina Lake Atitlan Guatemala.
Crew mate Transformation to typical local stand out(!)

SY KATMANDU 🇿🇦 Terry - Lagoon 42'

Terry

14) PANAMA POSSE

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only 3 WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER AND WIN
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15) PARTICIPANT WEBSITES

With over 100 current and past participants website
there are lots of links to exciting stories for everyone
https://panamaposse.com/participant-websites

SAMADHI
SAMADHI in Cartagena

A New Continent

Cross Posted from sailingsamadhi

We had difficult passage from the San Blas Islands to Colombia. It is only 200 miles but the direction of the wind, current, and waves all make it more than a little uncomfortable. And then when you add a night full of lightning all around the boat, it becomes not only uncomfortable but terrifying. However, we got through it and after an afternoon, a full night, and then another full day of sailing we arrived in Colombia. We sailed to a small group of islands 20 miles west of Cartagena so that we would not have to enter the very busy port in the dark and, so much more importantly, not have another terrifying night of lightning. As we approached the coast of Colombia just after dark we were greeted by the Colombia Navy wishing to come aboard. We lowered the sails and turned on the motor to hold a steady course. The expertly brought their RIB next to the boat and two officers in full combat gear came aboard. They were immediately greeted by Ranger’s ferocious bark and they told us that if he tries to bite them they would shoot him. Not exactly the best introduction but totally understandable. I put Ranger in a position in the back of the boat where he could be seen and could see but out of everyone’s way. The officers quickly set about getting all of our information and relaying it to authorities on shore or on a larger ship that we did not see. I kept us slowing moving to the spot we planned to anchor for the night as Ashley and Victoria handled the paperwork and translations. The RIB that brought them stayed on our flank ready to jump into action if it was needed. I definitely felt many eyes on me as I held our course. After the paperwork section of our evening the officers informed us of and welcomed us to, the inspection part of the night’s events. They asked to go below, asked us to keep Ranger upstairs and after relaying to their team on the RIB they went below. As soon as they got into the salon area of the boat they went right for the dry stores. They pulled out all the sugar, flour and baking soda. They opened each container and taste tested or smelled everything. They knew right where to go on a sailboat and they knew right how to access it. This was clearly not their first time. After about an hour of searching and taste testing they finished up. They offered to help put everything back but Ashley, Victoria and Alexander refused and told them it was no problem. We offered them all sodas or cold waters and they gladly accepted as it was very hot and they were fully kitted out in combat fatigues, helmets, masks and body armor. They also were both carrying assault rifles and side arms. The inside of our boat was in the high 80’s and they even looked in the engine room where the temps had to be around 110+ degrees. As they guzzled their cold beverages we loaded them up with extras and a few for the crew of the RIB. They apologized for the inconvenience and welcomed us to Colombia.

 

https://sailingsamadhi.com/2022/05/04/a-new-continent/

The next day we made our way to Cartagena to get a quick look at the city, rest and provision for our passage north to Hispaniola or Jamaica. Our plan was only to stay in Colombia a few days and then continue on once the weather allows. We spent the next few days exploring the old walled city. We walked on the walls from the 1600’s. We toured the old military forts from the time the Spanish ruled the area. We learned all about the history of the city, Colombia and the colonization of the 1500-1900’s. We found some amazing restaurants and met some wonderful people. Two days before we were to leave we were invited over to another cruising family’s boat. We had dinner and talked about each family’s travels. They have an 11 year old boy and a 14 year old girl so our kids matched up OK. The parents informed us about the quality work that is done in Colombia and the more than fair pricing. That got Ashley and I thinking. They gave us the number to a Colombian man who specializes in fiberglass work. They very next day he was on our boat with a partner of his who specializes in stainless steel welding and just like that we are staying another month here in Colombia. More to come on the project, our further exploration of the city, Alexander and Victoria’s local basketball team and our trip into the Amazon Rainforest, the Amazon River and the Southern Hemisphere.

SY SAMADHI V 🇺🇸 Dan, Ashley, Victoria & Alexander - Tayana 55'

SAMADHI in Cartagena

16) FORTIFICATIONS OF CARTAGENA 🇨🇴 COLOMBIA

 

The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas is the largest fortification and the crowning glory of the Spanish Empire’s defensive network in the city of Cartagena Colombia. The castle is located on the Hill of San Lázaro in a strategic location, dominating approaches to the city by land or sea. It was built by the Spanish starting in 1536 during the colonial era.

Castillo San Felipe de Barajas & Fortifications of Cartagena, Colombia

It is organized into 8 fortifications to defensively to protect against pirate and foreign power attacks.

Key features include the triangular Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, surrounded by these batteries

  • de Santa Barbara,
  • de San Carlos y Los Apostles,
  • Del Hornabeque
  • de la Cruz
  • de la Redencion
  • de San Lazaro

Joining the Media Luna causeway was a caponniere.

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17) PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS

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19) SOME OF THE 300+
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21) 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

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FLEET UPDATE 2022-05-01

Panama Posse

 

 

May 01, 2022

 

 

PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 
 

Panama Posse Particpants from 27 Flag States

 

 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

 

1) PANAMA POSSE GROWS TO 376  YACHTS FROM  27 FLAG STATES

2)  LINTON BAY MARINA - PANAMA  ASSAULT

3) REQUESTING YOUR FEEDBACK - 
ARE WE MAKING YOUR CRUISING LIFE IT EASIER ?

Quinteseential Panama Posse Anchorage in the Sea of Cortez

Quintessential  Panama Posse Anchorage in the Sea of Cortés, Mexico

10% OF CONFLICTS ARE DUE TO A DIFFERENCE IN OPINIONS 

90% ARE DUE TO THE WRONG TONE OF VOICE 

 

 

 

1) PANAMA POSSE  
WELCOMES OUR NEWEST MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

 

 

# 376 SY BRIGTHER DAYS  🇺🇸   Jordan & Shira - Lagoon 40'

 

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2)  LINTON BAY MARINA 🇵🇦 PANAMA ASSAULT

 

https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/

The
owner/captain of a cruising yacht docked for one night at the Linton
Bay Marina, and was ashore having dinner at the restaurant when it began
to rain at about 2200HRS. He returned to his boat to close the hatches
and was overtaken by 4-5 men who were lying-in-wait in darkness inside.
They had already searched the boat, and immediately wrestled him to the
floor, and then held an automatic weapon to his head and began to demand
“the drugs” they believed he had brought from the San Blas. Once a
phone camera was shined in his face a third party seemed to conclude he
was the wrong person.

The
captain sustained minor injuries and was warned to remain quiet and on
the floor. The men departed after about 15 minutes in their small launch
that was tied alongside. Nothing was stolen. After some time the
captain returned to the restaurant and reported the incident.

Reports
were made to the Linton Bay Marina management, the Navy/Coast Guard
(Aeronaval) and the police. The victim was told the only security
cameras at the marina were pointed at the restaurant and not the dock.

Linton Bay
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4)  ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT  
 

Entry into biggest fish caught

Dancing on the Edge Dan's Catch

Bull Mahi off Las Perlas About 4 ft.  About 40 lbs.Fourteen meals-yum!

SY DANCING ON THE EDGE  🇺🇸  Dan & Melissa - Island Packet 53'

Dan
Melissa

 

5) BAHIA DEL SOL 🇸🇻 EL SALVADOR 
 BAR REPORT  WEEK  5-2 TO 5-7, 2022

El Salvador

Chatting with Bill in El Salvador today. 

Moorings are almost full. 

Compiled by La Palma Moorings.

 

Notes:

1
Entry is only permitted at high tide during daylight hours.
 Daylight hours include civil twilight (about 40 minutes before
sunrise or 40 minutes after sunset). Morning tides are always better due
to the absence of wind waves.

 

Forecast:

We are on a diminishing spring tide cycle for the whole week.  Tides beginning May 5 are morning tides.

 

For
the forecast period the average primary swell is 4.2 feet and the
significant swell is 5.5.  Entry & exit looks good up to May 4.
 The bar will be closed May 5 through May 8 due to a high swell
pushed by storms in the southern ocean.  Long term indications show
the bar will be closed until May 10.

 

 

 

 

As always, please contact Bill and Jean before arrival/departure.
 

+503 7487 4969 

lapalmamoorings@aol.com

 

 

El Salvador

 

6) BOCA CHICA 🇵🇦 PANAMA
 UPDATE ON CHECK IN PROCEDURES 

 

Boca Chica

Update: we
checked into Panama yesterday with Carlos’ at Boca Chica. Carlos had us
send all our documents to him ahead of time via WhatsApp so he could
get the cruising permit done ahead of time. The officials had everything
ready when they arrived. It took probably an hour and we walked away
with all the paperwork done. 

Carlos
had told us he would front the cash and we could pay him with a credit
card. He unfortunately wasn’t there yesterday, but someone called him
and all was good. I will pay Carlos with my credit card today when we
have his brother take us to David.

It
seems with all the delays with the cruising permit, Carlos has figured
out how to get it done ahead of time, so people don’t have to wait for
the slow delivery of the document. It’s nice to see things change for
the better.

Boca Chica Panama Posse Panama

SY NO REGRETS  🇺🇸  Bruce & Lynette - Fast Passage 39′

Bruce
Lynette
bOCA cHICA CHARTS pANAMA

This
is a gorgeous quiet anchorage surrounded by islands. We anchored in
about 15’ of water. Just a tad rolly, but not uncomfortable.

South Isla Parida anchorage

Isla Parida South Side Anchorage 

https://goodnautical.com/gma/panama?field_gma_value=PA
https://goodnautical.com/costa-rica/port-of-entry/playas-del-coco

16:25
🦜🍹Kyrie Well good news for the posse.  Both Mango and Kyrie were
able to self check-in in Playas Del Coco, Costa Rica today.  

It
was a straightforward process with very friendly officials throughout.
 First go to immigration, then bring the paperwork from them to the
port captain, fill our their forms and they will issue a form to take
to Aduana (Customs) at the airport.  Take a bus or Taxi ($80 for
the taxi round trip) to the airport, get your import permit for the boat
there, and head back to the port captain.  They will finalize your
paperwork and you're done.  For us it took from about 8am to 230pm
to get everything done.

16:26
🦜🍹Kyrie Total cost was zero, other than the taxi or bus fare.
 No boat inspections of any type, and noone other than the boat
captain need be present.  Bring all your normal paperwork plus the
serial number for your main engine.

Detailed steps including gps coordinates of all spots required to do this are here
https://goodnautical.com/costa-rica/port-of-entry/playas-del-coco

 

Customs Door

Go
to the arrival area security desk and ask them to call customs for
vessel check-in. The Customs officer will take your documents and copies
and return in  ~15 minutes with the forms signed. 

 

16:26 🦜🍹Kyrie Total cost was zero, other than the taxi or bus fare.  No boat inspections of any type, and no one
other than the boat captain need be present.  Bring all your
normal paperwork plus the serial number for your main engine.

16:27
🦜🍹Kyrie The only problem is Customs said their system had just been
hacked, and their higher ups directed that they can temporarily only
issue boat import permits for 10 days, upon which you need to renew.
 They hope to have it resolved in the next week, and be able to
issue the remaining 80 days on our import permit next week.

16:29
🦜🍹Kyrie It did take all day, but saved us over $300 over the agent
fees.  Hopefully they will get the boat import per
mit issue fixed soon.

I
also forgot to mention that nothing at all was asked for regarding
COVID or pets.  No testing, Vax certs, or animal health certificate
or rabies certificate asked for.

SY KYRIE 🇺🇸  Joe, Kristen & Crew - Prout 37'

Joe
Kristen
Crew
Crew
Crew

 

8) EARLY BIRD IS ON THE MOVE 
PUERTO VALLARTA 🇲🇽  MEXICO 

 

Early BIrd

EARLY BIRD ON THE MOVE !

Early Birds

SY EARLY BIRD 🇺🇸 Boaneng - Hallberg Rassy 31′

Boaneng

 

8) MANGO ARRIVES 
IN MARINA PAPAGAYO 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA 

Avant

Golfo de Fonseca - Papagayo Winds, Long lines, Cabo Santa Elana 
 all overcome by Colt and Jonah on SY Mango on a 27' Bristol

Bravo Zulu

SY MANGO  🇺🇸  Colt & Jonah  - Bristol 27'

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9)  PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

 

Katmandu

Mystery Location

Katmandu

Mystery Woman

Katmandu

Golfo de Fonseca ?

SY KATMANDU 🇿🇦 Terry - Lagoon 42'

Terry

 

10) PANAMA  
DON JUAN  CIGARS 🇵🇦 PANAMA  

 

Vitesse

Lucky Chucky  "Panamanian cigars are delicious. And these ladies know how to roll perfectly!!!"

Don Juan Cigars

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tabacosdonjuan@gmail.com
GM54+VQF, Penonomé, Panama

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Penonomé
is the capital of the Panamanian province of Coclé. Founded in 1581 by
the Spanish, to bring together the aboriginal population of the Natá and
Antón estates. Initially it was a crossing point on the road from Natá
de los Caballeros to Portobelo, on the historic road to Las Cruces.

 
Penonomé is the capital of the Panamanian province of Coclé, west of the province of Panamá Oeste, in the geographical center of the country. Founded in 1581 by the Spanish, to bring together the aboriginal population of the Natá and Antón estates. Initially it was a crossing point on the road from Natá de los Caballeros to Portobelo, on the historic road to Las Cruces.

National Park Omar Torrijos, El Cope, Panama - gorgeous, pristine, with a perfect elevation and climate!

National Park Omar Torrijos, El Cope, Panama - gorgeous, pristine, with a perfect elevation and climate!

MY HO'OKIPA 🇺🇸  Lisa 🎂  Lucky Chucky - Selene 43'

Lisa
Lucku Chucky

 

11)  RSVP FOR THE  AWARDS PARTY  
 VISTA MAR MARINA 🇵🇦  PANAMA

 

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SATURDAY JUNE 4th 
VISTA MAR MARINA, PANAMA 

 

AWARD 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)  

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    NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR 

 

 only 5 WEEKS LEFT ENTER AND WIN 

 

*no bill-fish entries

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Pretty good Prizes

Every
season at the awards ceremony in Panama we give out some valuable
liquid prizes and free weeks in marinas to the winners and sometimes
even to the runners up,

 and of course Flor de Caña Rum. 

Vista Mar Marina
RSVP 
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12) BIGGEST CATCH OR UNWANTED VISITOR ?

Dinghy

Biggest
catch? Or unwanted visitor? We found this dinghy a float upside down
between San Andres and Providencia. We towed it Providencia on April 17.
We sustained damage to our boat in the hand off. 😕 We really hope the
owner gets it back.

It was turned over to the Colombian Armada, we were leaving the area.

SY CODDIWOMPLE  🇺🇸 Jessica & Bram  - Ta Shing 40' 

Brian
Jen

 

13) PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

With over 100 current and past participants website
 there are lots of links to exciting stories for everyone 
https://panamaposse.com/participant-websites

https://www.sailblogs.com/member/fidelis/
San Blas

Dec 23 we leave for San Blas it's a nice quiet trip of 45 miles along the
coast of Panama. On the way, keep an eye out for a shoal that is only
just under water. Once arrived, the environment exceeds our
expectations. A choice of pancake islands, overgrown with palms and here
and there a hut lies in front of us. It's like a fairy tale. So
idyllic. Here too we have to navigate well, there is only a narrow
passage in the reef. I stand in front of the point and give directions
but am distracted for a moment by a mother with baby dolphin. Jeroen is
not happy but I have to enjoy this for a while. Everything goes well and
soon our anchor is anchored in the beautiful sandy bottom in a depth of
3 meters. The ideal anchorage. I've been looking forward to this moment
for 2 years, and now that we're here it exceeds all my expectations.
Everywhere I look around me I see islands like this. Some a bit bigger,
others tiny. I didn't think the area would be so compact. We are just
sitting in the cockpit enjoying our view when a boat with a Kuna Indian
comes alongside. He offers us Molas. Those are handmade patchwork
patches. Mostly with Indian characters, but also very cheerful with
parrots and turtles. I pick 2 and an animal mask for Charlie. The next
day we go to see the islands. First a small one, against which we lie
and later a somewhat larger one. On the small one are 2 huts where an
older woman is busy with a broom. She is not very approachable and stays
away from us. After 10 minutes you are bored and we feel that the woman
is watching us. Then go to that bigger island. There are some more
huts, but they turn out to be holiday houses. When we walk there, we
notice how much waste there is everywhere. Just human waste. Cans of
bottles and especially a lot of plastic. Incomprehensible on such a
small island, you can walk around it in half an hour. So paradisiacal
and then nobody cares about that. There is hardly anyone on this island
either. A few tourists and an Indian who quickly retreats between the
palm trees. A little disappointed we go back to the boat and get ready
to join the Pitou. Tomorrow is Christmas Day and we will celebrate
Christmas together.

The Christmas party is a great success. Pitou provides a fantastic