Chart for Turtle Cay Marina

TURTLE CAY MARINA 🇵🇦 PANAMA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

TURTLE CAY MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
09° 35.935' N  079° 26.3233' W

TURTLE CAY MARINA

We are excited to Sponsor the Panama Posse with the following discounts !

  • 15 % discounts on slips; or stay 4 nights, pay for 3
  • Long term discounts of at least 15 %, depending on length of stay
  • 15 % discount on metered electric service
  • free delivery service to your yacht from Panama City
  • unlimited use of our large shower- change- bathrooms and full coin operated laundry
  • unlimited use of our covered social area and B-B-Q
  • free unlimited use of our beaches, beach huts and bath rooms
  • free unlimited use of our fresh water swimming pools except Saturdays or Sundays. (Unless you're a hotel guest).
  • 15 % discount on food and drinks at our restaurants
  • 15 % discount at our hotel
  • exclusive personnel transfer service to or from Panama City or airport for $50. (Max. 3 persons)


CONTACT

Cell/Whatsapp  +(507) 6671-6625
Office +507 302 2100
info@turtlecaymarina.com

AMENITIES

  • Slips up to 120 feet
  • 100 amp pedestals
  • 30 miles away from San Blas
  • Fresh water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fuel dock
  • Yacht club
  • Beach bar
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry room
  • Bathrooms
  • Showers
  • White sandy beaches
  • Taxi service
  • 24-hour security
  • Services
  • Fuel Service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bottom Jobs
  • Haul out
  • Stands
  • Blocks
  • Pressure wash
  • Light scrape
  • Temporary letter

Turtle Cay covers 200 hectares in the Nicoya Peninsula of the bay of Nombre de Dios - Colon.

TURTLE CAY MARINA SAFE APPROACH


LOCATION

https://www.turtlecaymarina.com/en/marina.html
NEARBY

San Blas
White sandy beaches
Crystal clear ocean water
Helicopter Tours
Shelling, Tidepool Exploration, Sunbathing
Diving, Snorkeling, Catamaran Sailing (Hobicats), Boat Tours, Kayaking, Deep Sea Fishing
Jungle Treks, Hiking, Birdwatching, Horseback Riding
San Blas Trips, Kuna People Experience, Sightseeing, Historic Excursions
Souvenirs, Free Zone Shopping (in nearby Colon); Panama City Excursions
Briefings, Experience Tours, Investment Seminars for Groups

Turtle Cay covers 200 hectares in the Nicoya Peninsula of the bay of Nombre de Dios - Colon. '


FLEET UPDATE 2023-04-29

 

Panama Posse

PANAMA POSSE

FLEET UPDATE

APRIL 29, 2023

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

- Albert Einstein

TOP NEWS

  • PICTURES OF THE WEEK
  • MEET THE FLEET: SY QUESO GRANDE
  • PANAMA POSSE AWARDS PARTY
  • EMERGENCY NUMBERS & GREEN ZONES IN PANAMA
  • NICARAGUA, COLUMBIA, HONDURAS: PIRATE ALLEY
  • AWARD ENTRIES: COURAGE AWARD AND MOST UNINVITED VISITORS
  • SOLO SEA TRIAL TO CUBA
  • TRANSITIONING FROM SEASON 6 TO SEASON 7
  • BLUE MARLIN COVE RESORT & MARINA 🇧🇸 BAHAMAS
  • BAHIA SANTA ELENA 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA
  • FOOD FESTIVALS IN 🇧🇿 BELIZE LOBSTERFEST &CACAOFEST
  • THE BARREL OF HOPE
  • LAND TRIP: PUERTO MADERO THREE PART TOUR IN CHIAPAS 🇲🇽 MEXICO
  • CINCO DE MAYO: HISTORY, SIGNIFICANCE & CELEBRATION
  • SY PATHFINDER CROSSES THE EQUATOR
  • MUST SEE: FORT JEFFERSON AND THE DRY TORTUGAS

1) PICTURES OF THE WEEK

pool party

Bahia del Sol Pool Party, 🇸🇻 El Salvador

Panama Posse and more: Bill and Jean, Britt and Matt (boat sitting), Kate and George from Isidore, Robin and Tad from Bisou, Steve from Oz, Larry and Sandra from Lady Kate, Francois, Marjolaine, Victor, Paul and Shihiro from Do The Thing. MIA Pamela and Henry from Rapscullion

DA MMAD CAT DannyDA MMAD CAT AndreaDA MMAD CAT Chloe
sunset

Isla Taboga north anchorage, 🇵🇦 PANAMA

SY DIVERGENT - Gary 🇺🇸 Lagoon 420F’

Gary
champagne at sea

Sharing a sip of Champagne with King Neptune at the Equator

SY PATHFINDER 🇺🇸 Jean-Philippe & Nicole – Lagoon 39′

PATHFINDER Jean-PhilippePATHFINDER Nicole

Happy campers in Bahia Honda with their new fishing gear, and candy.

MY SEEKER 🇺🇸 John & Tammy– Selene 62′

SEEKER TammySEEKER John

2)MEET THE FLEET

SY QUESO GRANDE

queso grande

Surfing into El Salvador

qeuso grande

Toasting their Arrival in Bahia Del Sol, 🇸🇻 El Salvador

Lance:

I grew up in Florida operating the family’s fishing boats in both coastal and off shore environments since the early 1980’s. This valuable Florida coastal and off-shore experience is where I grew the roots of my nautical expertise and passion for the sea. I gained additional fishing boat ownership and experience in the upper mid-west on the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes, ICW, and Gulf of Mexico as well as other navigable waterways while living in Minnesota for several years before moving to Seattle and the Puget Sound.

Sherri:

I have a passion for nature and the water and started sailing in a large lake in Texas on J-boats with tillers when the ocean called. I then advanced to crewing for 14 days on a Sunsail 41 in Croatia and then again in Corsica. Since 2017, I have sailed extensively in the Pacific Northwest while recently circumnavigating Vancouver Island with over 2000NM logged since talking ownership of Queso Grande II.

https://panamaposse.com/tracking

SY QUESO GRANDE II 🇺🇸 Lance & Sherri - Seawind 41′

QUESO GRANDE II SherriQUESO GRANDE II Lance

3) SAVE THE DATE
PANAMA POSSE 🇵🇦 AWARDS PARTY

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023 16:00 - 22:00

VISTA MAR MARINA

RSVP NOW

End of season award celebrations will be held at Vista Mar Marina

@ Panama Posse Pacific Headquarters

Sunday May 21st 16:00 - 22:00

AWARDS GO TO:

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR
  • YODA OF THE YEAR
  • SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD
  • THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED
  • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION
  • 2 X GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR
  • BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR
  • COURAGE AWARD
  • *no bill-fish entries ✔winner announced already
RSVP NOW

Vista Mar Marina, 🇵🇦 PANAMA

4) EMERGENCY NUMBERS 🇵🇦 IN PANAMA

Thanks to Erick Galvez Canal Agent extraordinaire and longterm sponsor of the Panama Posse for being at every meeting with the Panamanian authorities. If you have an emergency in Panama onboard your vessel he is a great resource.

FROM A NON PANAMANIAN PHONE / SIM CARD / VOIP

DIAL +507 520 6017 to SPEAK WITH AERONAVAL

FROM A PANAMANIAN PHONE / SIM CARD 🇵🇦
DIAL 108 to SPEAK WITH AERONAVAL

 

US DONATED The US Government donated, at the end of September 2021, a Boston Whaler patrol and search boat to SENAN, to support the fight against transnational crime. (Photo: National Aeronaval Service of Panama)

The US Government back in September 2021 donated a Boston Whaler patrol and search boat to SENAN, to support the fight against crime.

Our Goal with the PANAMA SECURITY FORUM is to define the location of SAFE AREAS FOR YACHTS IN PANAMA LAS PERLAS. Safe areas are areas which can receive immediate support by local authorities using the number above and receive support within a short period of time.

Las Perlas Green Zones

5) NICARAGUA 🇳🇮 COLOMBIA 🇨🇴 HONDURAS 🇭🇳
🏴‍☠️
PIRATE ALLEY

Northeast Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras In the recent past, criminal elements have boarded, held at gunpoint and ransacked vessels passing through this region. The chart below is a composite of incidents between 2014 and 2020 for the area from the Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN), linked here at https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/. Red pins represent attacks, and yellow pins represent attempted attacks.

Northeast Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras

In the recent decade criminal elements have boarded, held at gunpoint and ransacked vessels passing through this region. The chart above is a composite of incidents between 2014 and 2020 for the area from the Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN), linked here at https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/. Red pins represent attacks, and yellow pins represent attempted attacks.

INFORMATION FROM SY MILAGRO for YACHTS TRANSITING NICARAGUA - HONDURAS-COLOMBIAN caribbean coast

Official Colombian Border according to Cancilleria.gov.co (International relations Ministrey of Colombia)

Official Colombian Border according to Cancilleria.gov.co (International relations Ministrey of Colombia)

Following the incident on April 20th 2023, where 2 sailing vessels transiting north from Providencia Island were apparently harassed by a fishing boat this information might be of help of Sailing Vessels transiting the area.

Keep in mind the incident happened in Honduran Waters just north of the Nicaraguan/Colombian/Honduran Border. Suspected to be perpetuated by Nicaraguan fishing vessel.

The incident has been reported to the Colombian authorities. So IF you have any issues in the area you MUST report it officially and extended (Full Version) to the Colombian Navy. ANY incident makes a difference in the court case that is currently ongoing between Colombia and Nicaragua and helps with the security of not just yachters but that of legitimate fisherman who are being harassed sometimes as well. Its all important that ANY incident is reported as it helps the Colombian government show that the criminality is not looked after by the Nicaraguan

Authorities and Colombia wants proper control of the sea again.

Although the “attacks” are not Territorial or Politically based, its is good to share the following information. Colombia and Nicaragua at the moment (April 2023) are having some political disputes that go back to the year 2001. It is an ongoing case in international court in The Netherlands, there has been a dispute over the sovereignty of the archipelago and the territorial waters of Nicaragua and Colombia. A first court decision has been ruled in favor of Colombia, officially remaining with control over all the “land” in the archipelago including the sand banks but the territorial sea of Colombian has been reduced considerably.

Although the first decision has been ruled, Colombia has presented an appeal on the court’s decision and considered the case still not final so Colombian Government still considers the border to be the meridian 82 that extends over the Nicaraguan Border. Therefore; the area has constant surveillance by the Colombian Navy

PINK:
New Nicaraguan Platform according to “Int. Court’s decision”

DARK BLUE:
Common Waters Jamaica, Colombia.

LIGHT BLUE:
Colombian Territorial Waters

GREEN LINE:
Previous Colombian Territorial Waters

Serranilla Bank

Serrenilla Bank 🇨🇴 Colombia is in Good Nautical (SW CORNER)

There is a Colombian Army station in Serrenilla, 15 48.39N 79 51.17W but its not an actual port, has soldiers stationed there. There is a Frigate that is constantly patrolling the area. This Frigate has a helicopter onboard as well as fast boats. Any boat being harassed should contact the Operations Center of the Colombian Army in San Andres. As soon as you are close or in their jurisdiction, they will actually dispatch the helicopter if necessary. Its suggested to stay East of the Seranilla Bank as this way you remain in Colombian waters and the Colombian Navy (Armada Nacional de Colombia) can assist.

If you are leaving Providencia, or making landfall from the North into Providencia, its advised by the Colombian Navy that we report to them your intentions and cruising plan. (see contacts below) There is a report system established for the Colombian fisherman in the area, this allows the Colombian Navy to have the Map of the boats in the area, their locations and intentions. Reporting usually happens at 0600 and 1700. Contact the operations center and tell them you want to be added to the reporting Roster. If you are in need for shelter or anchor in Serranilla, it is possible. You cannot go inland, but you are welcome to anchor for a night or two to rest before continuing your journey. If you get close enough, they will contact you on your VHF 16, or, respectfully call them first and ask for authorization to anchor. Let you know your intentions.

They will give you further instructions.

Also, it may not appeal to all, but they suggest to keep our AIS on so marine control can track us while transiting the area.

irate Sign – Attempt r Attack Reported on CSSN. Red/White Balloon – Cornell’s Book Waypoints. Solid Red Dot: Reference Waypoints

Phone numbers/ Email to Note

P7 is the Control tower of the Area in San Andres Archipelago and are capable of dispatch resources to assist

+57 310 476 3697 if you only have email communication or text based comms while underway, ( inReach or other) its suggested when you call them to advise, and ask to be put on the reporting schedule, to get a current and relevant email address or a text available number. We were given this email in April 2023 ectmcp07@dimar.mil.co

COSAI is the Ops center of the San Andres Archipelago Armada
available 24/7/365

+57 321 648 6791 gcosai@armada.mil.co

CP12 is Providencia Port Control

+57 311 5310011 jefcp12@dimar.mil.co

In April 2023 a cruiser was told to send an email to the following email address to advise of their route and sail plan including their AIS/MMSI number for tracking

Ectmcp07@dimar.mil.co

Cntvm.egsai@armada.mil.co

gcsai@armada.mi.co

Please check the Caribbean Safety and Security Net prior to departure and report any unusual activity website at https://safetyandsecuritynet

A link to one of the boats blog from the April 2023 encounter

https://dterry1108.wixsite.com/sailingjosephine/post/attempted-piracy-off-the-nicaraguan-coast

Attempted Piracy off the Nicaraguan Coast

Hopefully this information is helpful to all and that we soon can transit safely again. SV MILAGRO

6) AWARD ENTRIES

ENTRY INT0 THE 2022- 2023 Panama posse

COURAGE AWARD

SY CONSTALLATION

SY CONSTELLATION for dealing with an armed assault and robbery in the Las Perlas and providing local authorities with evidence and working with law enforcement of Panama to find the culprits and help make Panama safer for all cruisers -

FOR YOUR PERSEVERANCE AND STRENGTH

BRAVO ZULU

SY CONSTELLATION 🇺🇸 Cory & Chris& Stella – Freedom 45′

CONSTELLATIONCONSTELLATIONConstellation - Stella

7) ENTRY INT0 THE 2022- 2023 PANAMA POSSE
🐊

MOST UNINVITED VISITORS

The Winlass was a little constricted with this uninvited visitor on the scene.

SNAKE ON STICK

MY SEEKER 🇺🇸 John & Tammy– Selene 62′

SEEKER TammySEEKER John

8) SEA TRIAL 🇨🇺 CUBA

CUBA

After receiving authorization as required for American citizens and vessels, we arrived at Marina Hemingway on April 14th. The approach to the marina is quite easy. I recommend the Addison Chan Cuba Waterway guide which was spot on for navigation and also provides information regarding obtaining authorization from US officials.

Drinks

Unfortunately “tourism” is not an accepted reason to come but “for the benefit of the Cuban people” is. Be sure to give sufficient time after you apply for US officials to reply. Our reply took about 3 weeks.

HEMMINGWAY MARINA

Upon arrival at Marina Hemingway, one pulls up to the immigration dock to begin a 90 min + check in process. Everyone was very friendly and, while time consuming, the process was painless. We have a small dog which required nothing more than current vaccination certificates and a quick exam by the vet who comes to the boat.

Marina

The marina consists of 4 long channels about 100'. Our boat is 60’ long and when we left we had to turn around mid channel as there is no turning basin at the end. Everyone side ties but must be careful of rocks jutting out 3’ from the side wall perhaps 5’ below the water line especially if you have stabilizer fins like our big Nordhavn! There are modern electrical pedestals with very good power. Water (which is potable) on the other hand came on for perhaps only an hour daily. There are some shops within the marina but they were all closed during our stay so plan to bring what you need. Although we didn’t purchase any, fuel was available at around $4.00/gal (despite the shortage for the locals who get it at subsidized prices).

MONEY

There is another Marina as well: Marina Gaviota. Unfortunately, Americans are only to use it to check in/out and for fuel. Americans are not permitted to stay at this marina. For people of other nationalities the facilities look nice. Canadians are welcome. Marina Gaviota was built in 2018 by a European company apparently in anticipation of the embargo being lifted or at least eased under Obama (who was here with The Rolling Stones in 2019). The marina is huge and will accommodate up to 1000 boats mostly in a med moor configuration. Each slip has a top of the line pedestal for power and water and floating buoy to moor to. Because the use of the marina is restricted, the marina is mostly empty except for perhaps a dozen (if that) transient boats mostly Canadian.

Taxis

Taxies into Havana (old town and the area by the National Hotel) are almost always available. If not, the marina can find someone for about $20.00 for the 30 min ride. Once you have a driver, he will become your “best friend” while there. Keep his name and number.

Hemingway’s favorite bars for Mojitos, La Bodeguita and Daiquiris, El Floridita!

Hemingway’s favorite bars for Mojitos, La Bodeguita and Daiquiris, El Floridita!

Local currency (Cuban Pesos) can be changed “officially” at the rate of 120/$1 USD but most taxi drivers will exchange “unofficially” at $170-175 /$1 USD. Be careful on the street as this is not strictly legal.

Your marina bill, however, can only be paid at the official rate in dollars on a credit card (no cash) and US credit cards do not work in Cuba. Upon checkout, the marina will “find” a credit card belonging to someone to whom you pay USD cash who puts the bill on their card probably earning a small commission in the process. This was all done through marina officials and paid receipts provided. When in Rome!

Your marina bill, however, can only be paid at the official rate in dollars on a credit card (no cash) and US credit cards do not work in Cuba. Upon checkout, the marina will “find” a credit card belonging to someone to whom you pay USD cash who puts the bill on their card probably earning a small commission in the process. This was all done through marina officials and paid receipts provided. When in Rome!

Hemingway’s favorite bars for Mojitos, La Bodeguita and Daiquiris, El Floridita!

When in Havana, dollars are accepted almost everywhere. Exchange perhaps $100 to have a bit of local currency and more if you need to later. Also come stocked with groceries as finding groceries is very difficult.

Havana

While we were inspected by agriculture, they did not take anything so long as we promised to keep all fresh food/eggs on board. A small “tip” was perhaps instrumental in this regard. Note that everyone (officials included) appreciated “tips” so bring some “extra” $5s and $10s.

Spent the day wandering around Old Town Havana. Beautiful city. The locals have a difficult time getting by. Fuel is in short supply with long lines for gas and not many tourists.

Also, if possible, stop at a dollar store in the US and bring plenty of small items for the locals. Toothpaste, deodorant, soap, Tylenol type pills, coloring books and crayons, and any similar items are much appreciated as these items are simply not available.

David Solo is with Toni Solo in Vinales Valley. Pinar Del Rio Provence.

David Solo is with Toni Solo in Vinales Valley. Pinar Del Rio Provence

Havana

Havana is a very safe city. Obviously use common sense and wandering late at night down dark alleys is not recommended. Nevertheless, there is minimal crime based on my own observations and what we were told by locals. There are some amazing restaurants in Havana.

Bar

La Guarida in an old building on the rooftop was amazing. Google TripAdvisor or Yelp for many others. There are a lot of embassies you will drive past on the ride from the marina into the city which probably support these places along with the tourists who fly in daily from Florida for 24 hour tours.

Courtyard

Seeing the sights both with and with out a guide was easy and well worth the small hassles of getting here. Note that there is a fuel shortage so do not try to rent a car. There are long lines for gas lasting up to 48 hours and a 40 ltr limit! We hired an amazing guide who was recommended in Florida. His name is Ornelio; his contact is +53 5 2732440. Ornelio speaks fluent English and I highly recommend him. He will arrange a restored 1950s Chevy with driver for a reasonable fee and provide plenty of interesting information about the people and country. You can contact him in advance on WhatsApp.

David Solo is with Toni Solo in Vinales Valley. Pinar Del Rio Provence.

We spent 1/2 day touring Havana and a full day to the Vinalas tobacco region about 3 hours outside of Havana.

David Solo is with Toni Solo in Vinales Valley. Pinar Del Rio Provence

Vinales Valley. Pinar Del Rio Provence

Wandering Havana was also a highlight. Be sure not to miss Ernest Hemingway’s two favorite bars, La Bodeguita for Mojitos and El Floridita for Daiquiris. After knocking back 4 or 5 Mojitos at La Bodeguita I don’t exactly recall El Floridita (but my wife tells me it was fun)!

Wandering Havana was also a highlight. Be sure not to miss Ernest Hemingway’s two favorite bars, La Bodeguita for Mojitos and El Floridita for Daiquiris. After knocking back 4 or 5 Mojitos at La Bodeguita I don’t exactly recall El Floridita (but my wife tells me it was fun)!

Plan on an entire day (or two) wandering Old Town Havana and be sure to check out the National Hotel which feels like stepping back into the 1950s. Go downstairs to the cigar bar for some good deals on tobacco products.

I can’t say enough about the Cuban people. The officials to the taxi drivers are uniformly friendly and will go out of their way to help you if they can. They are, through no fault of their own, living a very difficult life and doing their best. Cuba is described to us by almost everyone here a “complicated” and based on my limited time here I agree. Nevertheless, it is well worth the visit so long as you come without unrealistic expectations.

Cuba is described to us by almost everyone here a “complicated” and based on my limited time here I agree.

Nevertheless, it is well worth the visit so long as you come without unrealistic expectations.

SY SEA TRIAL 🇺🇸 David, Toni & Crew - Nordhavn 55′

 

SEA TRIAL DavidSEA TRIAL Toni

 

9) PANAMA POSSE TRANSITION
🚩

FROM SEASON 6 TO SEASON 7

Lucky number 7 is nearly upon us as the Posse nears the transition from Season 6 to Season 7. June is our official overlap month when all systems (chats, tracking, etc...) and benefits (marina discounts, good nautical access, etc...) are available to all members that have been a part of Season 6 and new members signing on with the Posse for Season 7.

Season 7 registration fee is $299 for new participants. There is a $50 discount for all prior participants who renew in June for $ 249.

As of July 5th Season 7 begins. Be sure to renew by July 4th 2023. Current Posse members that renew in June will enjoy the greatest discount and find their access to exclusive Posse systems and benefits uninterrupted. We are continuing to expand our relationships with sponsors, vendors, and service providers along the route and in the boating world to make the Panama Posse membership valuable to those who explore this amazing route.


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10) BLUE MARLIN COVE RESORT & MARINA 🇧🇸 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

26° 39.1516′ N 078° 56.5416′ W

BLUE MARLIN COVE RESORT & MARINA 🇧🇸 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Blue Marlin Cove Resort and Marina offers a great discount to visiting Panama Posse boats:$1.00 per ft of our normal rate of $2.99 per ft. for the Panama Posse.

CONTACT

Kenneth W. Carter

Blue Marlin Cove & Resort & Marina

General Manager/ Owner Representative

M +1 251 767 9989

Frt. Desk: 1-242-349-4101

A 1 Bootle Bay, West End,, Bootle Bay West End, Bahamas

E general@bluemarlincove.com

AMENITIES

  • 45 Slips
  • Draft : 5 ft
  • LOA : 80
  • WiFi : Free
  • AMP : 30/50
  • Fuel On-site : Fuel/Diesel 7500 gallons Brand New Tanks 2018
  • Ice
  • Diving
  • Tackle Bait
  • Fitness Center
  • Car, Cart & Bike Rentals
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • BBQ Picnic Area

Our MLW is 5.5 in one place inbound or outbound The marina depth is 8 plus. We have a 65 viking in here now with a 7 ft draft. Vessels with a 7 ft draft come and go at high tide. Contact Kenneth W. Carter General Manager to plan entry and exit.

11) GOOD ANCHORAGE

GOOD NAUTICAL

BAHIA SANTA ELENA 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA

Good Anchorage

Bahia Santa Elena 10º 55.7763' N 085º 49.091' W Costa Rica 🇨🇷 in Good Nautical

bahia santa elena

Calm waters in Bahia Santa Elena, 🇨🇷 Costa Rica

Bahia Santa Elena is located in the northwestermost part of Pacific Costa Rica. When the papagayos are not blowing, the bay is very well protected. Bahia Santa Elena is part of a National Park that is notably in the Dry Forest Region of the state of Guanacaste. This time of year one can see jumping MOUBAs and turtles everyday, very calm seas and only mild wind in the afternoon.

Maison de Santé safely anchored and ashore in Bahia Santa Elena

Bahia Santa Elena is a great place to explore by dinghy and on land. Be aware that there are more than rays and turtles here. There are ticks and leeches too. Be sure to check yourself after exploring in this natural area.

dinghy ride

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸 Keenan and Nicole – Cal 46′

MAISON DE SANTE KeenanMAISON DE SANTE Nicole

12) CULTURE :

UPCOMING FOOD FESTIVALS IN 🇧🇿 BELIZE

LOBSTERFEST & CACAOFEST

Belize has a long history of fishing the rich waters of their offshore reef. Every year in June, areas like the Placencia Peninsula and the islands of Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye celebrate the opening of lobster season. Celebrations include plenty of live music, local arts and crafts to browse, and a mouthwatering array of lobster dishes to sample.

The Lobsterfest is held in three different towns on different weekends. If one Lobsterfest is not enough, it is possible to go to multiple Lobsterfests in different areas of the country:

San Pedro Lobster Fest >>

Caye Caulker’s Lobster Fest >>

Placencia Lobster Fest >>

Lobsterfest as part of the "crustacean" Belize

LOBSTER FEST BELIZE

CACOAFEST IN PUNTA GORDA

Cacao Fest Belize

The Chocolat of Belize

Friday, May 19th - Saturday, May 20th, 2023

This annual festival honors the delicious and versatile fruit, CACAO, used in the Mayan civilization and highlights Belize’s rich history and culture in Southern Belize. During the three-event festival you will experience local chocolatiers displaying and selling their cacao-based products, Mayan cultural experiences, village tours and adventures, local artisans, and business displays along with live music.

Events include: 1. Chocolate Gala, 2. Cacao & Culture, 3. Celebrate Chocolate

The 2023 festival takes place in Belize’s southernmost district of Toledo. Three destinations are to be explored – a prestigious event held at Copal Tree Lodge, an exclusive village experience in Santa Cruz and a family friendly gathering in Punta Gorda town.

 Chocolate Festival Belize

Thank 's to the tireless efforts of SY ISLAND BOUND - Bill & Melissa We now have over 25 safe tracks trough the extensive reef system of Belize.

Belize

13) THE BARREL OF HOPE

Barrel of Hope

The goal for the Panama Posse barrel is to identify ways in which we can help communities and entities living on the edge and define new standards of sustainability.

Our goal is to find the silver lining and long term solutions to communities living in coastal impact zones.

TO SIGN THE BARREL PLEASE COORDIANTE WITH THIS SEASON'S LEAD VESSEL
MAISON DE SANTE >>

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14) LAND TRIP:

NORTH FROM PUERTO MADERO

ON A THREE PART TOUR IN CHIAPAS 🇲🇽 MEXICO

Miguel and Tony lead fabulous, custom tours from Marina Chiapas. Their knowledge and passion for the area, culture, and history is extensive and engaging. Over the weekend they took 14 cruisers on a three part tour. The first stop was to Izapa, an archeological area dating back to the 1500's BC.

Izapa is considered by some archeologists to be the connective link between the earliest civilization in Mexico, the Olmec, and the early Mayans because of various images that are carved out of and into stones. Some theorize that the early Mayan calendar was developed in this area along with the Mayan creation story as written in the Popul Vuh. The site is laid out in relation to the volcano Tacaná which towers over the site to the north. Izapa is laid out on an east to west axis with a particular stone carving lined up with the December Solstice. The site has many different formations including pyramids, open mounds, a ball court corridor, and aqueduct stonework. In spite of the exhausting heat Miguel and Tony bring the stories and the possibilities from the past to life.

The area around Izapa is a major cacao producing area to this day. It is known as the Soconusco region and was used by the Aztecs. As much as we all love chocolate, this tour going group was intent on cooling off in the middle of the day before diving into the rich history and present state of chocolate in Chiapas. So it was off to a waterfall high in the mountains called La Sirena.

The trailhead at a bend in the road. Muranda and Yolanda savor the fresh air.

The road to the trailhead was an adventure in and of itself, winding steeply along hairpin turns into the clouds. Miguel and Tony generously brought fresh local mangos and an assortment of tamales wrapped in banana leaves. We hiked, we swam, we picnic'ed.

Miguel shoulders tamales and mangos to share at the falls.

Small falls on the way to Sirena.

La Sirena Falls

April is the hottest month of the year here in Chiapas so the pleasure of cooling down to a near-chatter in sweet mountain water was especially invigorating. The waterfall and pools were sweet and refreshing, crisp and cooooool! Everyone was beaming.

Our next stop was to the town Miguel grew up in, Tuxtla Chica, which is also home to Doña Josefina, a third generation chocolate producer. Doña Josefina welcomed us into her home, shop, and production space to teach us her chocolate making process. She has tropical evergreen cacao trees producing fruit in her yard. Miguel harvested a cacao fruit and we sampled the surprisingly sweet fruity case around the cacao seed. The seeds are dried and a husk is rubbed off before the seeds are roasted, ground, (occasionally) mixed with sugar and cinnamon, and finally shaped into pucks.

Preparing to grind the roasted cacao beans on the stone metate

With her mother and Grandmother looking on she advises, "It's all in the wrist."

The grinding releases an oil that allows the cacao to be formed into pucks.

We were treated to some delicious hot chocolate around her table alongside a mural that tells the story of the three generations in her family carrying on the traditions of making chocolate from their ancestors to the present. We talked about Mexican history and the significance of Cinco de Mayo coming up.

Chillin' in 95 degrees F with a belly full of hot chocolate in Chiapas, 🇲🇽 Mexico

SY FICKLE, SY ROUCHAMBEAU, SY WANDERER, SY VOYAGER,

SY WHIRLWIND, SY VIA,

15) CINCO DE MAYO
🇲🇽

HISTORY, SIGNIFICANCE & CELEBRATION

In1861, Mexico declared a temporary freeze on the repayment of foreign debt so English, Spanish and French troops invaded. By early 1862 English and Spanish troops had withdrawn and French troops supported by wealthy landowners remained. The goal of the French was to establish a monarchy led by Maximilian of Austria and to keep a close eye on the United States.

The battle of Pueblo. (Painting by Mexican artist Francisco de Paul Mendoza, 1902)

The battle of Pueblo. Mexican artist Francisco de Paul Mendoza, 1902

Cinco de Mayo translates to and is celebrated on the fifth of May because this date is the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. A poorly equipped, bold group of Mestizo and Zapotec forces were led by General Ignacio Zaragoza to fight against French domination. Even though the fighting continued and it was five years before the French were actually driven out of Mexico, on May 5th, 1862 over 1000 French troops were killed. The victory over the French army was a morale boost for the Mexicans.

20 Pesos

General Ignacio Zaragoza on and old 500 peso note

CINCO DE MAYO

In the state of Puebla, people celebrate with parades, speeches, and reenactments of the 1862 battle. This is not Independence Day celebrated in mid September. Rather Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexican heritage, the struggle for democracy, and freedom from foreign domination.

14) SY PATHFINDER CROSSES THE EQUATOR

SAILING FROM PANAMA TO 🇪🇨 ECUADOR

zero degrees off the coast of 🇪🇨 Ecuador

I got to be pulled across the equator.

This is a dream come true, we’re in Ecuador! We arrived at Puerto Amistad with our pilot. The entrance was quite surprising and had us about 50 meters from the beach at one point with a warm welcome from the beach goers. It was smooth coming in and we’ll stay tonight on Pathfinder to wait for all the officials to arrive on our boat for check in.

Following the pilot boat into port.

The track takes us close to the beach.

Elated upon this much anticipated arrival.

Sunset

"We crossed the equator! We have had an amazing trip to Ecuador from Panama, epic sailing, great weather wind waves and current ! "

Ecuador

LAND HO 🇪🇨 ECUADOR

SY PATHFINDER 🇺🇸 Jean-Philippe & Nicole – Lagoon 39′

PATHFINDER Jean-PhilippePATHFINDER Nicole

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19) FORT JEFFERSON AND THE DRY TORTUGAS
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FORT JEFFERSON

Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson lies about 60 nm due west of Key West

Dry Tortugas Chart 11438

Dry Tortugas Chart 11438

The area was approached and attempted to be colonized in the early 1500 by European explorer Ponce de Leon who claimed for the Spanish despite native Calus people actively living on the islands. The Calus people fought and thwarted colonization efforts at this time.

In 1821 Spain sold Florida to the United States for $5 million (Florida Purchase Treaty which remained in full effect for a whopping 183 days) and about 5 years later lighthouse was constructed on Garden Key in the dry Tortugas.

300 years after Ponce’s discovery it was of course prisoners, soldiers and hundreds of slaves who built the park’s centerpiece Fort Jefferson which constitutes the largest all-masonry fortification in the Americas and is the largest brick masonry structure composed of over 16 million bricks. At 400 bricks per day it takes a lot of manpower ( 40,000 days to be exact ) to build as this building covers 16 acres. Among United States forts, only Fort Monroe in Virginia and Fort Adams in Rhode Island are larger.

Although the fort was never fully completed, it remained active throughout the Civil War and later housed prisoners – mainly Union deserters until 1873 – before being turned over to the Marine Hospital Service in 1888. The area around Fort Jefferson became a National Monument in 1935, and finally a national park in 1992.

The park can be reached only by boat or seaplane. Its waters contain abundant and varied marine life, including three species of sea turtles. Thousands of migrating birds stop at or nest on the islands. For Birders of note is a large flock of sooty terns that nests on Bush Key each spring and summer.

Dry Tortugas

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Drakes Bay

FLEET UPDATE 2023-04-23

 

Panama Posse

 

PANAMA POSSE 
 
FLEET UPDATE 

April 23, 2023

"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people."

- Mahatma Gandhi

TOP NEWS  

  • VISTA MAR SEASON 🎆 FINALE PARTY
  • AWARD ENTRY: MOST UNINVITED VISITOR(S) 🇪🇨 ECUADOR
  • 8 PANAMA POSSE BESSELS CROSS THE TEHUANTEPEC 🇲🇽  MEXICO
  • NEW PANAMA POSSE SPONSOR: MARINA SOLARTE 🇵🇦 PANAMA
  • GREAT ANCHORAGE: DRAKE BAY 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA
  • CULTURE: FESTIVAL DE DIABLOS Y CONGOS MAY 6TH 🇵🇦 PANAMA
  • THE COMMON BLACK HAWK
  • LAND TRIPS FROM PUESTA DEL SOL 🇳🇮 NICARAGUA
  • SAFETY ALERT: OFFSHORE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
  • RIO CHAGRES 🇵🇦 PANAMA

1)  PICTURES OF THE WEEK

jumping in the ocean'

Cooling down in the Tehuantepec, 🇲🇽 Mexico

SY  🇺🇸 ROCHAMBEAU - Bev and Rolf - Lagoon 39'

ROCHAMBEAU - BeverlyROCHAMBEAU - Rolf

Luis is a guide with boundless energy standing on top of a volcano, 🇳🇮 Nicaragua.

PHOTO by SY  🇺🇸  FIREFLY - Brenda and Ted - Catalina 47′

Firefly BrendaFirefly Captain Ted

Sporting Panama Posse Swag in the Florida Keys, 🇺🇸

SY DA MMAD CAT 🇺🇸  Andrea & Danny - Lagoon 42'

DA MMAD CAT DannyDA MMAD CAT AndreaDA MMAD CAT Chloe
black eagle

Great Black Hawk: holding prey on top Jubel's spreaders in Huatulco, 🇲🇽 Mexico

SY JUBEL 🇺🇸  Leah & Kyle - Gulfstar 44'

JUBEL KyleJUBEL Leah

2) SEASON FINALE PARRRTY

PANAMA POSSE 🇵🇦 AWARDS PARTY

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023 16:00

VISTA MAR MARINA

 

 


RSVP NOW

End of season award celebrations will be held at Vista Mar Marina

our Panama Pacific Headquarters

on Sunday May 21st

AWARDS GO TO:

  •     BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*
  •     PICTURE OF THE YEAR
  •     YODA OF THE YEAR
  •     SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD
  •     THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD
  •     MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD
  •     HIGHEST WIND RECORDED
  •     SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION
  •     2  X GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔  
  •     GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR
  •     BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR
  •     COURAGE AWARD

*no bill-fish entries   ✔winner announced already

 

VISTA MAR

 

Vista Mar Marina hosts the "End of Season” Party.

 

3)  MORE PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Panga Ride in Drake Bay,  🇨🇷  Costa Rica 

MY SEEKER 🇺🇸 John & Tammy– Selene 62'

SEEKER TammySEEKER John

Panama Posse Sponsor Flor de Cana makes Premium Seltzers

...and the verdict is: very refreshing, well carbonated, not too sweet. 

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸 Keenan and Nicole – Cal 46′

MAISON DE SANTE Keenan MAISON DE SANTE Nicole

Dolphins on the bow as SV Whirlwind flies the spinnaker across the Tehuantepec

SY WHIRLWIND 🇺🇸  Maurisa, Mike, Russell & Josea - Alajuela 48'

WHIRLWINDWHIRLWINDWHIRLWINDWHIRLWIND

4)  AWARD ENTRY:

MOST UNINVITED VISITORS

HITCHING A RIDE TO THE GALAPAGOS  🇪🇨 Ecuador

8 Boobie Birds on the Bow of Windsong en route to the Galapagos, 🇪🇨 Ecuador

While
crossing the equator and becoming shellbacks, there were uninvited
visitors aboard SY Windsong that made themselves very comfortable. 

 One stayed with us for over 350NM!  

Though we loved them their poo was MOST DEFINITELY UNINVITED.

Nonetheless, the journey was spectacular. 

Swimming across the equator in calm conditions

Glass conditions in the doldrums

Marine iguana watching the sunset in San Cristóbal Galapagos  🇪🇨 

Approximately 40 lb yellow fin tuna caught just outside of Isla Isabela Galapagos

Our
boat doesn't have a stern entry so we never had any sea lions try to
get aboard. We put out a paddle board to have sea lions playing around
our boat, we had a solid group that stayed with us during our time in
San Cristóbal.  These visitors were close enough to enjoy their
company and they courteously had there own place to poop that was not
offensive in the least.

SY WINDSONG 🇺🇸   

Erick - WindsongJenny - Windsong

5)  8 POSSE VESSELS CROSS THE TEHUANTEPEC  🇲🇽 

12+
boats took a four day weather window to cross the Tehuantepec last
week.  Some left Thursday, some left Friday.  Together this
mini fleet sent notes to one another about longline locations they
encountered (see red dot above).   "The longlines were Right on the
Rum Line" Rolf described it.    

Along
the different courses vessels took people saw schools of dolphin,
marlin jumping, sailfish, turtles, birds, and birds on turtles. 

The
wind was favorable for a pleasant downwind run if you had a light
spinnaker.  Conditions also favored swimming and napping for those
crossing the bay.  

All
in all a smooth and uneventful trip was had through the Golfo de
Tehuantepec to Marina Chiapas.  Spending time working on boats,
cooling off in the pool, and barbeque'ing are now high on the list for
this part of the Posse

Panama Posse vessels : 

SY KARUNA, SY FICKLE, SY VIA,  SY QUESO GRANDE, SY ROCHAMBEAU, SY SALACCIA, SY WHIRLWIND, & SY FIREFLY 

cruised across the Tehuantepac last weekend.

6) MARINA SOLARTE

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NEW SPONSOR LOCATION in Bocos Del Toro

09° 18.5983′ N 082° 11.8233′ W

 

 

 

 

We
are excited to sponsor the Panama Posse with a 15 % discount for
visiting vessels and a special 4 days for the price of 3 discount.

CONTACT:

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CEO

+507 6565-1324

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​LENGTH OVERALL   20′ – 80′

MAX BEAM   45′

MAX DRAFT   15′

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Showers

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24/7 Security and Staff Available

Provisioning, US shipping address,

Vessel Maintenance

30 amp electrical services

Filtered Water

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Pump-out

7) GOOD ANCHORAGE 
 GOOD  NAUTICAL 

DRAKE BAY 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA

 

https://goodnautical.com/costa-rica/anchorage/drake-bay

 

Anchorage @

08° 41.807 N 083° 39.959 W 

Bahía
Drake (Drake Bay) is a genrious bay on the north side of the Osa
Peninsula and Corcovado National Park on the coast of southwestern Costa
Rica.  This bay is believed to be a port used by Sir Francis Drake
during his raids on the Spanish Main in the 16th century and the
location of one of the British pirate’s fabled hidden treasures.

The
bay is off the beaten track and can be reached by plane, boat, and car
(ideally a 4×4 vehicle) during the dry season. Because of lack of
bridges, driving to Bahía Drake is challenging and not recommended for
visitors.  

This naturally restricted access makes being there that much more special.  

Drake Bay is especially very extremely totally tropical

MY SEEEKER .

8) CULTURE: FESTIVAL DE DIABLOS Y CONGOS

PANAMA 🇵🇦 MAY 6TH 🇵🇦

Saturday
May 6th  the port city of Portobelo, Colon, Panama holds the
“Festival de Diablos y Congos.” This annual festival is one of
celebration and rebellion.  It is a unique local take on the
widespread Carnival tradition, a five-day party with no shortage of
loudspeakers, dancing — and devils wielding whips.

The
Casa de la Cultura Congo is an open public space that hosts workshops
and the creation of arts and crafts. Focusing on Congo art, the mission
of the Casa de la Cultura Congo is to exalt and express the importance
of the colonial Latin and African legacy in Portobelo, by bringing those
traditions to life through different creative expressions.

9) THE COMMON BLACK HAWK 

The range of the Common Black Hawk is much like that of the Panama Posse. 

 They
are predominately a coastal bird ranging from the Pacific and Atlantic
Coasts of Mexico south along Central America extending along the coast
of western Ecuador and northern Columbia.  This hawk is entirely
black with a distinct white band running horizontally along its tail,
yellow beak, legs, and feet.  

10) LAND TRIPS FROM 

PUESTA DEL SOL  🇳🇮 NICARAGUA

Puesta
del Sol is a wonderful, safe harbor in northern Nicaragua.  The
location is a great springboard for land trips.  Multiple posse
boats, some going North and some going south managed to be in Puesta del
Sol at the same time.

Volcano Boarding at Cerro Negra Volcano, Nicaragua


Each went off exploring the country, came together to enjoy each others
company and swap stories; three great things that make the Posse so
fun.  

This was a long and arduous hike, gorgeous views, great fun.  

The volcano is considered one of the youngest volcanoes in the world and is still active. 

 There are hot spots with new ash, and vents that are actively being monitored by experts.

Tacos out and about among the locals.

  It is beautifully preserved and many famous Nicaraguan poets and bishops are entombed in this cathedral.

The
charming city of Leon, Nicaragua is home to the oldest basilica in the
Americas, called Basilica Catedral de la Ascuncion 1947.

North-bound
PP ( Robin and Tad on Bisou) meet south-bound PP (Ed and Kate on Wild
Blue, Ted and Brenda on Firefly) and non-PP Chris on Golden Odyssey and
John on Alexis. 

We
enjoyed some delicious mahi-mahi donated by Chris and cooked by Tad on
the grill as well as plenty of beverages and good cheer!

All this in beautiful Puesta del Sol Marina, Nicaragua on board Bisou!

SY BISOU 🇦🇺  Robin and Tad - Fountaine Pajot 44′

BISOU Robin BISOU Tad

  

11) ADVENTURE MEDIA PARTNER 
LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES

 

https://panamaposse.com/latitudes-and-attitudes

 

"Having
spent the last 11 years in the Virgin Islands and Eastern Caribbean
running charters aboard my Lagoon 410, Guiding Light, I have heard many
sailors talk about going to the Dominican Republic on their way to the
islands.

The
problem is that once you start talking to them about the DR, they tell
you they either spent the hurricane season in Luperon on the north coast
or they used the DR to get to the southern coast of Puerto Rico to
continue east to the islands. So few of them actually spent time
cruising the DR to get to know it and its people. This is a shame
because, while there are issues cruising the DR, there are also three
great cruising grounds to explore."  MORE AT  

https://latsatts.com/2023/03/the-dominican-republic-is-more-than-just-luperon/

 

https://latsatts.com/2023/03/the-dominican-republic-is-more-than-just-luperon/

 

12) MEET FLEET 

DA MMAD CAT

Our two sunsets, moonrise and our Guardian Angels following us back to the USA! 

What a great trip around Central America.

When we signed up for the Posse we were Long time boaters but first time cruisers.

SY DA MMAD CAT 🇺🇸  Andrea & Danny – Lagoon 42′

DA MMAD CAT DannyDA MMAD CAT AndreaDA MMAD CAT Chloe
 

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14)  ⚠️ SAFETY ALERT: 

OFFSHORE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

What is your offshore communication system?  Do you have redundancy in case one fails?

Last week the ocean communication system aboard SV Saisorse went
down while offshore.  The Iridium GO unit got wet and stopped
working.  Suddenly this safety net was no longer available.
No communication out or in, No calls, no weather downloads, no
emails, etc.   

Similarly,
INMARSAT customers in the Western Pacific Ocean were down for 48 hours
this week due to software or hardware issues on the satellite itself.
A few weeks ago Starlink was down all over the world.  

No system is without faults however.   HF Single-Sideband:
a tried-and-true direct communication option that is integrated into
the global maritime distress system and many sailors and commercial
vessels rely on.  However, these radios are affected by the
activity of the sun and depending on the suns affect on the ionosphere
one may or may not be able to communicate over the Single Side Band.

Communication options and the reasons driving redundancy in this safety system aboard your vessel vary - Link to Sea tech Article below 

 

It’s the morning of April 18, and if you are an Inmarsat customer in the Western Pacific Ocean area, you have likely been offline for just about 48 hours so far. No calls, no weather downloads, no emails, etc.

 

15)  RIO CHAGRES 🇵🇦  PANAMA 

RIO CHARGAS

This
side trip up the Rio Chagres is definitely worth it!  You enter
from the Atlantic side about 6 miles northwest of Shelter Bay.
Getting into the river we saw nothing less than 14 feet.
Once we were in the depth was pretty consistent 35-50 feet up to
the third bend.  You can follow the Rio Chagres all the way to a
dam on the canal.  This last part should be done carefully and by
dinghy; as you get near the dam it gets very rocky and shallow.  

rio chargas

This is one of our favorite anchorages

At
the end of the Rio is the Dam for Lake Gatun - under certain conditions
the Panama Canal Authorities release a lot of water at once causing
yachts to hit the riverbanks or worst reefs down stream

Gatun Dam Water Release

SY DIVERGENT 🇺🇸 Gary & Ena - Lagoon 420F’

Gary

 

16)  70+ PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS 

 

Marinas

 

🇺🇸 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  

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Marina Solarte – Panama 

🇨🇴 Club Nautico 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 

🇧🇿 Placencia Yacht Club – 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  

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA  

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA 

🇺🇸 Regent Point Marina – Topping, Virginia USA 

 

GREAT HARBOUR CAY MARINA 🇧🇸 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

GREAT HARBOUR CAY MARINA 🇧🇸 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson GM

17)  PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

  • 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
  • DOWNWIND MARINE
  • BELIZE TOURISM
  • PANAMA YACHT BROKER
  • LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES  
  • DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY PANAMA
  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES 

18) 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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19) 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  

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

 

Panama Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow

 

 

 

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VESSEL OFFERS SODA AND NUTS

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 @ 9811 W Charleston blvd 2262 Summerlin LV NV 89117  USA

© 2022  Ocean Posse LLC

 

OP

 


MARINA SOLARTE CHART

SOLARTE MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Solarte Marina 🇵🇦
09° 18.5983' N 082° 11.8233' W

MARINA SOLARTE

We are excited to sponsor the Panama Posse with a 15 % discount for visiting vessels and a special 4 days for the price of 3 discount

Dominik Hasala
Dominik Hasala

CEO
+507 6565-1324
ahoy@marinasolarte.com

Marina Solarte

CONTACT

Bocas del Toro. Panamá
ahoy@marinasolarte.com
+507 6565-1324

 

RATES >>

MARINA SOLARTE
AMENITIES

  • NUMBER OF SLIPS  37
  • ​LENGTH OVERALL   20' - 80'
  • MAX BEAM   45'
  • MAX DRAFT   15'
  • Pet Friendly
  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Year-Round Wet Slip Storage
  • 24/7 Security and Staff Available
  • Provisioning, US shipping address,
  • Vessel Maintenance
  • 30 amp electrical services (soon)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Pump-out (soon)
  • Our Photovoltaic system - connected and functional
  • Our LiFePO4 batteries (30kWh) - connected and functional
  • Free Filtered rainwater is available on the whole dock (people love to use it for cleaning their boats or refill the tanks)
  • Free Starlink internet for all guests of our Marina
  • Cold drinks available in the Marina Office
  • Pathways on two islands connected to the Marina
  • Boat brokerage and sailboats for sale
  • Hull polishing, stainless steel work, carpentry, marine electrician, generator repairs, and other services are available
  • We are hosting potluck BBQs every Friday starting at 4 PM (more and more sailors are joining, even anchoring in front of the Marina just to join)

 

 

 

MARINA SOLARTE

SAFE APPROACH


CHART

Bocas Del Toro Chart

LOCATION

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

https://www.marinasolarte.com/


Hawaiian 🌺 vibes in Costa Rica

FLEET UPDATE 2023-04-16

Panama Posse
Corozal Town is a town in Belize, capital of Corozal District. Corozal Town is located about 84 miles north of Belize City, and 9 miles from the border with Mexico

Corozal is in Belize 🇧🇿  located  just 9 miles from the border with Mexico.

PANAMA POSSE 
 
FLEET UPDATE 

April 16, 2023

"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires imagination, 

and brings eternal joy to the soul." 

-Robert Wyland 

TOP NEWS  

  • VISTA MAR SEASON 🎆 FINALE PARTY
  • MARINE EXPO BUENAVENTURA 👥 🇵🇦 PANAMA
  • GEORGE TOWN 🇰🇾 CAYMAN ISLANDS
  • THE BARCADERE MARINA 🇰🇾 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
  • ALEBRIJES: ART OF OAXACA,  🇲🇽  MEXICO
  • NEW POSSE BENEFIT: Marina Papagayo is offering great summer deal 
  • ANCHORAGE IN BAHIA HONDA EXPLORED AND EXPLAINED
  • EARLY SIGNS OF THE RAINY SEASON IN CHIAPAS, 🇲🇽 MEXICO
  • THE BARREL OF HOPE
  • CROSSING THE TEHUANTEPEC IN SOUTHERN  🇲🇽 MEXICO
  • LONG LINES CATCH AND KILL: WHAT TO KNOW AND LOOK OUT FOR
  • EL AVION RESTAURANT AND BAR   🇨🇷  COSTA RICA
  • ⚠️ SAFETY: SECURITY MEASURES TO PROTECT YOUR VESSEL
  • MUST SEE 🇨🇷 MANUEL ANTONIO PARK 
  • MARINA CLUB NÁUTICO CARTAGENA 🇨🇴 SPONSORS PANAMA POSSE 

1)  PICTURES OF THE WEEK: 

SAME PLACE DIFFERENT TIME

San Blas Islands

Crystal clear water in San Blas Islands 🇵🇦  Panama

No shortage of stunning sunsets in the same San Blas Islands 🇵🇦  Panama

SY LA VIDA GYPSEA 🇺🇸  Kurt, Linda & Rigby - Catana 47′

LA VIDA LindaLA VIDA KurtLA VIDA Rigby
BAHIA CULEBRA

 Overlooking Bahia Culebra, 🇨🇷 Costa Rica

swinging at sunset

 Swinging in the sunset in Bahia Culebra, 🇨🇷 Costa Rica

Over
2,200 miles from where we became friends with this lovely couple back
in San Diego, we meet again in Papagayo Costa Rica!!!!! They voyage here
by sail on the wind and open seas, we flew on the jet plane🤩

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸 Keenan and Nicole – Cal 46′

MAISON DE SANTE Keenan MAISON DE SANTE Nicole

 
2) SAVE THESE DATES: 

MARINE EXPO

BUENAVENTURA MARINA 🇵🇦 PANAMA

SAT. APR. 22 ’23

12:00 – 20:00 PM

BUENAVENTURA MARINA 🇵🇦 PANAMA SAT. APR. 22 ’23 12:00 – 20:00 PM

We would like to invite you and the Posse members to the marina Expo happening

April 22, 2023 At Marina Buenaventura. 

We will have Food & Drinks, and music. Various vendors and companies

would like to offer their products and services to anyone that has a

boat.  The Posse will have a table to sign up members and let

Buenaventura Residents and Friends know a little more about the Posse.

We will also have a Space to do a Swap/Meet. So if anybody wants

to bring some of the treasures they want to sell, the table cost is $15.

We still have 4 tables available.  Please let us know soon

as possible if you will like to join us.  The goal of Expo Marina

is to connect all people that enjoy Boats and everything that is done on

and around them: Fishing, Cruising, or just out on a Fun Day.

P.S.  We will have a courtesy bus down from Vista mar marina and back.

RSVP NOW

PANAMA POSSE 🇵🇦 AWARDS PARTY

SUNDAY MAY 21, 2023 16:00

VISTA MAR MARINA @

RSVP NOW
https://panamaposse.com/rsvp-vista-mar-marina

End of season award celebrations will be held at Vista Mar Marina, our Panama Pacific Headquarters, on Sunday May 21st

AWARD DETAILS:

    BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*

    PICTURE OF THE YEAR

    YODA OF THE YEAR

    SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD

    THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD

    MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD

    HIGHEST WIND RECORDED

    SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION

    2  X GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔  

    GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

    BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR

    COURAGE AWARD

*no bill-fish entries   ✔winner announced already

https://panamaposse.com/rsvp-vista-mar-marina

Vista Mar Marina: The place we will have a great “End of Season” Party.

AND ENJOY THE FREE RUM BAR 
COURTESY OF FLOR DE CAÑA

FLOR DE CAÑA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

FLOR DE CAÑA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

3)  ADDITIONAL PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

sunset

Sunset over the Pacific

SY WILDFLOWER 🇺🇸 Steve, Roan & Karrie – Beneteau 54'

WILDFLOWER SteveWILDFLOWER WILDFLOWER
POSSE BURGEE

☸️ Panama Posse Season 6 Burgee: Retired after many many ocean miles 

SY BISOU 🇦🇺 Robin and Tad – Fountaine Pajot 44′

BISOU Robin BISOU Tad
SUNSET

Sunsetting behind Isla Coiba,  🇵🇦  Pacific Panama

SY LADY SLIPPER John and Kathryn - 🇺🇸 -Dufor 41'

lady slipper katieJohn Dunmire, Lady Slipper
BAHIA DEL SOL BAR CROSSING

Crossing the bar into Bahia del Sol 🇸🇻  EL Salvador

SY WILD BLUE Edward and Kathleen 🇺🇸 Island Packet 45'

WILD BLUE CrewWILD BLUE EDWILD BLUE Kathleen
dinghy on the beach

A nice shady spot in Paradice  🇨🇷  COSTA RICA to repair the Dinghy.

GLAM CAM

Easter dress  up party 

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸 Keenan and Nicole – Cal 46′

MAISON DE SANTE KeenanMAISON DE SANTE Nicole

4)  GEORGE TOWN 🇰🇾 CAYMAN ISLANDS

GEORGE TOWN CAYMAN ISLANDS

Cayman Islands Sunset 

4) GEORGE TOWN CAYMAN ISLANDS

Entrance to the inner harbour

GEORGE TOWN CAYMAN ISLANDS

SY FREEDOM 🇺🇸 David & Sheri  - Beneteau 55′

FREEDOM-DavidFREEDOM-Sheri
https://panamaposse.com/cayman-islands-marina-baracadere-marina

We will offer the Panama Posse group a 15% discount for slip fees.

Approach

5) ALEBRIJES: CARVED AND PAINTED 

WHIMSICAL CRAFTED CREATURES

OF OAXACA,  🇲🇽  MEXICO

ALEBRIJAS

Alebrijes showcased in many shops in Huatulco, Oaxaca 🇲🇽  MEXICO

ALEBRIJES

Alebrijes
were originally created in the imaginative heart and mind of artist
Pedro Linares (1906-1992) in the 1930's.  Alibrijes are sculpted
creatures that seem to be born from real animals and become fantastical
creatures with intricately patterned bodies.  The creatures have
horns or wings or both, exaggerated teeth, eyes, ears, and/or claws.
They are a feast for the eyes, heart, and mind.  

alebrije
paper mache alebrije

A large and brightly colored alebrije in the window of a business in Oaxaca City

In
his early years, Linares started making alebrijes out of paper and
cardboard and selling them in the mercados in Mexico City.  His
work was discovered by a gallery owner who began selling his alibrejes.
Well known artists such as Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo began
commissioning alebrijes directly from Linares.  Linares soon
returned to his native village of Arrazola outside of Oaxaca City and
shared his designs with fellow artisan Manuel Jiminez.  Then and
there alebrijes were reborn among fellow Indigenous Zapotec woodcarving
artists who began carving Linares' inspired creatures out of copal wood
and painting them.  The unique and distinct artform became well
know throughout Mexico and abroad.    

octopus alebrije

Today,
Alebrijes are still colorful and whimsical, intricately painted copal
wood carvings.  They have come to be among the most popular Mexican
folk art in the country.  

6)  NEW COSTA RICA VESSEL TIP EXTENSION
AND SPECIAL PANAMA POSSE DEAL 
@
MARINA PAPAGAYO  🇨🇷 COSTA RICA

https://panamaposse.com/marina-papagayo

MARINA PAPAGAYO 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Marina
Papagayo is proud to continue our sponsorship of the Panama Posse fleet
for the 2022/2023 season.  The dockage discount for Posse members
is:

  • Stay three nights pay for two
  • Stay for a week and pay for five days
  • Stay for a month and pay the annual monthly rate
  • Complimentary drink coupons for the Dive bar on arrival  

NEW BENEFIT: Marina Papagayo is offering great summer deal 

Panama
Posse members have opportunity to stay for three months and get the
Fourth month free.  If members choose to stay longer the one free
month will still apply.   This will be given at the last month of
their stay.  

Marina Papagayo explains Costa Rican Tourist TIP that allows vessels to extend their stay in Costa Rica beyond 90 days:

Costa Rica is now offering a Tourist TIP for a period of 6 month or one year
and is renewable for a maximum of two years.  The vessel must
still get the standard 90 day TIP on arrival and then this can be
converted to a Tourist TIP.   The advantages of this new Temporary Importation Permit
classification is that it allows duty free importation of spares.
When the Tourist Yacht TIP is in process there is the requirement
that Customs will inspect the boat and the owner or Captain of record
must be present for this inspection.  Finally there is a cost for
the agent to process this second permit.  

Ultimately this is an easier process than the two year MOPT duty exoneration and has the benefit of the duty free spares.  

Marina Papagayo

Dan Eaffaldano

Gerente, Marina Papagayo

Tel: + 506 2690-3600

Tel: + 506 2690-3602

Marina Papagayo

VHF: 16

E-mail: dan.eaffaldano@marinapapagayo.com

https://panamaposse.com/marina-papagayo

7) GOOD ANCHORAGE:

BAHIA HONDA 🇵🇦 PANAMA
IN GOOD  NAUTICAL 

Good Anchorage in Good Nautical

Bahia Honda 🇵🇦 Panama and dangerous shoaling are in Good Nautical 

Full moon over Bahia Honda 🇵🇦 Panama after a day on land looking for monkeys with locals.

SY LADY SLIPPER John and Kathryn - 🇺🇸 -Dufor 41'

lady slipper katieJohn Dunmire, Lady Slipper

8) EARLY SIGNS OF THE RAINY SEASON:

FLYING ANTS HATCH IN CHIAPAS  🇲🇽 MEXICO

Rainy
season in Mexico is more or less considered May thru November.
The early part of rainy season (April) dawns with certain hatches.
Enter the flying ant.    

A SEASONAL DELICACY OR A PEST? 

In short, it depends who you ask and more than likely how it is presented.

FLYING ANTS

A basket of smoked flying ants known as nuku

Flying ant found Cruising around in the galley of a cruising vessel last week in Marina Chiapas,  🇲🇽  Mexico

Mexico
has over 530 edible hopping and flying insects.  Over 155 of them
are found in the southernmost state of Chiapas.   As of mid April
this year, flying ants are just beginning to hatch in Chiapas.
Besides being found wandering in the galley, flying ants are a
seasonal part of peoples diet in Chiapas.   Apparently, one way or
another they may make their way to the galley.

The
preparation of nuku has been passed down for generations.  Flying
ants are collected in the forest, carefully seasoned, grilled or
toasted, and eaten or sold by weight as nuku.   As food the ants,
deliver vitamins, protein, and minerals as well as a unique flavor to
the palate.  For these reasons, nuku are as sentimental as they are
nutritious.  

A
visit to the local mercado this time of year through the summer months
one can find nuku.  For some people in Chiapas nuku are a common
part of their diet during the rainy season.  Nuku is eaten with
tortillas, quesadillas, or tostadas.  Nuku is eaten on its own as a
snack and more recently can be found as a seasonal pizza topping.

nucu pizza

9) THE BARREL OF HOPE

Barrel of Hope

YACHT SIGNED ON TO THE BARREL

  •     Maison de Santé
  •     Enjoy
  •     We|Sail Va
  •     Yahtzee
  •     Edelweiss
  •     Calico Skies
  •     Jupiter 2
  •     Green Flash
  •     Knot Right
  •     Long Windid
  •     daMMAD Cat
  •     Freedom
  •     It’s about Time
  •     Rochambeau
  •     Myla
  •     Solmate
  •     Queso Grande II
  •     Epsilon
  •     Synchronicity
  •     White Wings
  •     Flite Deck
  •     Serenity
  •     Ilohale
  •     One Life
  •     Exhibitionism

amo >>

https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/barrel/?mapMode=useGoogle&windSymbol=WindStreamlines&weatherSource=ECMWF

10) CROSSING THE TEHUANTEPEC

IN SOUTHERN  🇲🇽 MEXICO

rochambeau

After a morning spent cleaning both hulls Rochambeau is ready to cross the T'Pec

SY ROCHAMBEAU  🇺🇸   Rolf & Beverly –  Lagoon 39′

ROCHAMBEAU - BeverlyROCHAMBEAU - Rolf

Regardless
of when you and your vessel plan on crossing the Tehuantepec in
southern Mexico, it is best to proceed with caution.   Tehuantepec,
T'Pecker, or Tehuano wind, is a violent mountain-gap wind originating
with the trade winds in the Atlantic, traveling across the Caribbean
through to the Gulf of Mexico, squeezing through Chivela Pass and
dumping into the Pacific in the Gulfo de Tehuantepec.  These winds
can reach up to 70 knots and are not to be trifled with.  The
violent winds are most common between October and February, with a
summer minimum in July when hurricane season starts.

In
general, crossing the Tehuantepec will depend on your boat speed and
the “size” of the the Weather Window.  Ocean waves take about 6 –
12 hours to lay down so generally vessels only go straight across if
they have at least a 48 hour window.  

Currently,
there are as many as12 Panama Posse boats plus a few others eyeing up a
four day weather window to cross the Tehuantepac over the weekend.
Some vessels plan to use the "one foot on the beach strategy" and
contour the coast, while others are planning to "shoot straight across".
Others, still, are planning some mix in between as the situation
unfolds.

Hugging the shore adds 60 NM to the trip but the upsides are:

  1. The ability for you to get live weather along the way
  2. The
    opportunity to anchor along the way in somewhat protected and roadstead
    anchorages.  Sleep is Good!  (LINK TO GOOD NAUTICAL ROADSTEAD
    ANCHORAGES)
  3. The opportunity to explore less visited places.

Hugging the shore is the more prudent choice as you can pick up 7 cellphone towers and update your weather forecasts.

tehuantepec

This weather window offers vessels the opportunity to choose their own adventure

Hug the shore, Shoot across, or something in between.

tehuantepec

It will be best to be out of the Gulf by Monday! 

Shooting
Across is often chosen when the weather window is longer, the winds are
light to nill and the vessel wants to just get across more swiftly.

Whatever any vessel chooses may there be 

FAIR WINDS AND FOLLWING SEAS

 for all crossing this weekend!

  

11)  LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES
 ADVENTURE SAILING MEDIA PARTNER

https://panamaposse.com/latitudes-and-attitudes
https://latsatts.com/2023/04/ten-years-three-chapters-of-sailing/

12) ⚠️ LONG LINES CATCH AND KILL:

WHAT TO KNOW AND LOOK OUT FOR

LONG LINES ARE ILLEGAL AND RESTRICTED IN AROUND THE WORLD...

WATCH OUT FOR THEM ALONG THE CENTRAL AMERICAN PANAMA POSSE ROUTE 

longlines

By
definition, a long line is a monofilament fishing line stretched
between two buoys (which, depending on size and seastate, may or may not
be visible) with smaller lines hanging from the main line. Each smaller
line terminates at a baited, sometimes lighted or floating, hook.
According to NOAA, the average longlines in the US (where
longlines are illegal) are 28 miles long with 1000's of these smaller
lines and can soak for hours to days.  The lines are hung at
different depth depending on the target species the fisherman aim to
catch.  

Long lines disrupt the ocean balance
by first catching fish on the lower end of the food chain such as
sardines, mackerel, squid, shark meat, or scad for bait.  Excluding
shark meat, the animals used as bait play a vital role in the marine
ecosystem providing food to larger fish and pelagic invertebrates.
The animals that prey on the sardines are predator species of
increasing size and strength.  When the bait fish are harvested
larger fish that are prey to even larger fish struggle to survive.

long lines

Longlines are a lethal weapon to the fish they seek and other marine animals
because they catch and kill marine life indiscriminately.  Most
longline crew are professional fisherman whose livelihood depends on
working well together in a highly coordinated to maximize their catch
and get as much to market as they can.  Recently, people have begun
using drones to spot fish and more precisely drop longline where fish
are.  Along the Pacific Coast between Mexico and Panama target
species include: tuna, halibut, swordfish, and sablefish.
Byproducts include highly sought after mahi-mahi.

long line view underwater

While
longline fishing does not kill as many fish as deep sea trawling,
Longlines catch and or kill many more marine animals than they target.
These animals are called "bycatch"
; they can be
searbirds or sharks to aquatic mammals.  Along the Pacific Coast
between Mexico and Panama marine animals can get hooked or entangled in
the lines.  For animals such as birds, sea turtles, or dolphins:
getting trapped underwater unable to surface for breath is a death
sentence.  It is estimated that 300,000 seabirds (including
100,000 albatross) die on longlines each year.  A recent
estimate of the total marine bycatch discarded was more than 30 million
tons per year, or about one-third of the yearly total catch.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1938973613000834

fish for sale

How did these fish get to market AND what can cruisers do?

  1. Knowing
    and sharing information about what longlines are and what to look out
    for helps bring awareness to the pressures that the fishing industry is
    putting on our oceans.  Report Longlines here:    LINK TO LONG LINES REPORT ON POSSE WEBSITE
  2. Knowing
    where the fish in you fish taco comes from can help too.  Buying
    fish directly from fisherman or fish markets that you know how they get
    their catch will support better fishing methods.  Do not support
    longlining with the fish you consume.  The most sustainable fishing
    method to support is rod and reel fishing.
  3. Some private vessels choose to install longline cutting devises to their boats:

INTRODUCING  THE SHAFT SHARK

shark shaft

For the Panama Posse group we can offer your group a special discount  

30% off the List pricing plus shipping  ( below trade ! )

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILS + HOW TO PLACE YOUR ORDER >>

shark shaft

The Shaft Shark is a serrated edge disc, machined from high quality type

316 stainless steel.   Attached to your propeller shaft, it rotates

with the shaft, cutting anything that might try to become entangled

around
your shaft and propellor.  The Shark Shaft cuts through lines,
nets and other underwater debris as soon as it catches.

Features:

    Keeps your propeller free from rope, weeds and underwater debris

    Eliminates towing due to fouled stern gear or propeller

    Eliminates dives to clear your prop

    Eliminates shaft and strut damage

    Split design eliminates the need to remove propeller for installation

    Does not require drilling of the shaft which can threaten shaft integrity

INSTALLATION IS EASY/SIMPLE – Just clamp it on.

    no drilling, tapping or dismantling

    the propeller does not need to be removed underwater by a diver

    supplied with glue for above or below water install

    ZERO maintenance

(no moving parts -cutters/bearings/zincs/stops) to maintain or replace annually

    re-sharpen if necessary

    no noise/clicking when trolling or loss of performance when motoring

13) EL AVION RESTAURANT & BAR 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA 

EL AVION

Check
out El Avion, a restaurant and bar with a mysterious history and a
precarious perch.  It is lovely place to unwind and ponder what
life would be like up in the trees on the outskirts of Manuel Antonio
National Park in  🇨🇷  Costa Rica.

el avion
el avion

SY SEEKER John and Tammy 🇺🇸 Selene 62'

SEEKER TammySEEKER John

14) PANAMA POSSE HATS

SHOP
ORDER NOW

PANAMA POSSE HATS

 

15)  ⚠️ SAFETY CONCERNS

PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR BEST PRACTICES TO SAFEGUARD ENTRY TO YOUR VESSEL editor@panamaposse.com

Proofing yoru vessel for high crime areas

How to harden access points to you vessel 

Harden access points

Deny entry to your vessel's companion way with removable stainless steel bars 

SY  MIDNIGHT BREEZE  🇬🇧 Richard & Caroline Sweden Yachts 43′

MIDNIGHT BREEZE Caroline MIDNIGHT BREEZE Richard
Sensitive Motion Sensor Detects Any Human Movement

Motion Sensor Detects and records  any Human Movement day and night - and stores it in the cloud for later review 

Advanced Remote Boat Alarm System

Remote keychain for Audible alarms and sirens 

LED STROBE LIGHTS

LED STROBE LIGHTS FOR YACHTS

Marine grade Flood Lights

LED Marine Flood Lights & Spreader Lights

dogs

the bigger the dog the bigger deterrent 

Take pictures

take pictures of every small local vessels near your vessels - use a  flash so they know you are taking pictures of them ...

Mat with Spikes

Tack Mat with Spikes  Deterrent Outdoor  makes transom boarding painful - 
just ask Joshua Slocum 

Fence

Permanent electric fence for cows with 12 Volt charger wired to your house bank mount along your  Lifeline Stanchions

Two
projects have been undertaken where the wires have been strung around
the yacht using the metal railings as the earth system. The energizer
was attached to the integral 12v circuit.

White
plastic insulators have been used together with high voltage Hotshock
units. We felt this was necessary as there would only be one chance to
belt the attacker coming over the side so the 10000 v kick would prove a
substantial deterrent. This may be connected to an alarm that would
sound a siren when tampered with.

A
physical test was carried out and it is very difficult to maintain a
hold when the shock kicks in. The worst was when climbing out of water
as this was connected to the railings creating a direct link for the
electricity. 

fence charger

you need to ground connect to your house bank it and not forget to turn it off 

nerf with laser

NERF tactical laser attachment - paintball filled with chlorine - maybe spray paint NERF black 

KEEP EM COMING 

16)  MUST SEE 🇨🇷 MANUEL ANTONIO PARK

Manuel antonio

Costa
rica is one of the most biodiverse places on earth.  An excellent
place to experience Costa Ricas diverse flora and fauna is by visiting
Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio.  Manuel Antonio National Park
located on the Pacific coast a few miles south east of Quepos and Marina
Pez Vela.  This national park was named by Forbes Magazine as one
of the 12 most beautiful parks in the world.  The Park is a small
and beautiful place with many tour guides available to help visitors see
many elusive animals up close with spotting scopes while learning and
walking about the park.   

Manuel antonio

Arial View of Manuel Antonio National Park and Anchorage.

Manuel Antonio is one of Costa Rica's smallest national parks and yet it is home to a great variety of animals:

  • 184 species of birds including are toucans, woodpeckers, potoos, motmots, tanagers, turkey vulture, parakeets and hawks
  • many reptiles such as black spiny-tailed iguana, green iguana, common basilisk and a large variety of snakes.   
  • 109 species of mammals including the three-toed sloth and two-toed sloth, three of Costa Rica’s  monkey species —
  1. The mantled howler monkey
  2. Central American squirrel monkey
  3. Panamanian white-faced Capuchin monkey.
sloth
TOUCAN
LIZARDS
DRAGONFLY

LINK TO MANUEL ANTONIO MUST SEE IN PANAMA POSSE WEBSITE

 

17)  70+ PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS 

Marinas

🇺🇸 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  

🇵🇦 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 

🇧🇿 Placencia Yacht Club – 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  

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA  

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA 

🇺🇸 Regent Point Marina – Topping, Virginia USA 

MARINA CLUB NÁUTICO CARTAGENA 🇨🇴 SPONSORS PANAMA POSSE

“Following
my message I am happy to inform you that Club Nautico will be offering
all 1st time arrivals affiliated to the Panama Posse a 15% dockage
discount applicable for up to 3 months from their arrival to the Port of
Cartagena, Colombia. We hope to see many new arrivals once the port
opens once again. Thank you for all your efforts in making this
possible. Best wishes to all PP members.

Very best

CLUB NÁUTICO CARTAGENA LTDA”

18)  PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

  • 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
  • DOWNWIND MARINE
  • BELIZE TOURISM
  • PANAMA YACHT BROKER
  • LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES  
  • DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY PANAMA
  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES

     

19) 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

20) 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  

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

Panama Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow
Viva and Felicità breaking bread in Puerto Escondido tonight. Brought together by the PP. We are two of the few still in the SoC.

Viva and Felicità breaking bread in Puerto Escondido tonight. Brought together by the Panama Posse. We are two of the few still in the Sea.

ocean posse llc | panama posse communications 
 @ 9811 W Charleston blvd 2262 Summerlin LV NV 89117  USA

© 2022  Ocean Posse LLC

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PANAMA POSSE SUNSET

FLEET UPDATE 2023-04-08

Panama Posse

PANAMA POSSE 
 
FLEET UPDATE 

April 8, 2023

"Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” 

— Van Morrison

TOP NEWS  

  • VISTA MAR SEASON 🎆 FINALE PARTY
  • MARINE EXPO BUENAVENTURA 👥 🇵🇦 PANAMA
  • MEET THE FLEET (COUNTER) ☸️ PANAMA POSSE 
  • FIELD TRIP IN HUATULCO, OAXACA 🇲🇽  MEXICO
  • GOOD ANCHORAGE ⚓ ISLA CEDROS AND ISLA JESUSITO,  🇨🇷 COSTA RICA
  • LA PLAYITA MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
  • TROPICAL WAVES
  • GOOD ANCHORAGE ⚓PUMTA NARANJO  🇵🇦 PANAMA
  • SIMON BOLIVAR (1783-1830) 🪖 EL LIBERTADOR
  • THE PANAMA POSSE 🌶️ PEPPER SCALE 
  • SLOWING DOWN AMONG THE SLOTHS: GAMBOA RAINFOREST RESERVE 🇵🇦 PANAMA
  • LEAVING  🇲🇽  MEXICO: REQUIRED AND OPTIONAL
  • MONKEYS 🐒 ON BOATS
  • CENTRAL AMERICAN POSSE ROUTES HAUL OUT LOCATIONS
  • ⚠️ Security Alert:  MAKE PANAMA 🇵🇦 SAFE(R) FOR CRUISERS
  • ⚠️VESSEL WATER'S DAUGHTER BEACHED IN CALETA DE CAMPOS 🇲🇽 
  • MUST SEE GRANADA 🇳🇮  NICARAGUA

1)  PICTURES OF THE WEEK

Sunset over Changres River Panama

Sunset over Changres River,  🇵🇦  Panama

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

PATHFINDER Jean-PhilippePATHFINDER Nicole
Spinnaker sailing

Spinnaker Sailing  QUESO GRANDE II

SY QUESO GRANDE II 🇺🇸  Lance & Sherri - Seawind 41′

QUESO GRANDE II SherriQUESO GRANDE II Lance
group swim

Getting the salt off in Oaxaca, Mexico

SY JUBEL, SY FICKLE, SY REVERENCE, SY ROCHAMBEAU, SY SALACCIA

2) SAVE THE DATES: 
PANAMA POSSE 🇵🇦 AWARDS PARTY

SUNDAY MAY 21, 2023 17:00

VISTA MAR MARINA

endo of season party vista mar
RSVP NOW

End of season award celebrations will be held at Vista Mar Marina, our Panama Pacific Headquarters, on Sunday May 21st

AWARD DETAILS:

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR
  • YODA OF THE YEAR
  • SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD
  • THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED
  • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION
  • 2  X GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔  
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR
  • BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR
  • COURAGE AWARD

*no bill-fish entries   ✔winner announced already

RSVP NOW

ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

Mahi Mahi

SY SPLINTERS 🇺🇸 Eric & Kim  - Grand Banks 42′

SPLINTERS KimSPLINTERS Eric
VISTA MAR MARINA

Vista Mar Marina: The place we will have a great “End of Season” Party.

https://panamaposse.com/vista-mar-marina

3) MARINE EXPO

BUENAVENTURA MARINA 🇵🇦 PANAMA

SAT. APR. 22 ’23

12:00 – 20:00 PM

bUENADVENTURA
RSVP NOW

We would like to invite you and the Posse members to the marina Expo happening

April 22, 2023 At Marina Buenaventura. 

We
will have Food & Drinks, and music. Various vendors and companies
would like to offer their products and services to anyone that has a
boat.  The Posse will have a table to sign up members and let
Buenaventura Residents and Friends know a little more about the Posse.
We will also have a Space to do a Swap/Meet. So if anybody wants
to bring some of the treasures they want to sell, the table cost is $15.
We still have 4 tables available.  Please let us know soon
as possible if you will like to join us.  The goal of Expo Marina
is to connect all people that enjoy Boats and everything that is done on
and around them: Fishing, Cruising, or just out on a Fun Day.

P.S.  We will have a courtesy bus down from Vista mar marina and back.

MARINA EXPO
RSVP NOW
https://panamaposse.com/buenaventura-marina

4)  MORE PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Chiapas Marina Pool

Poolside at Chiapas Marina, Puerto Madero,  🇲🇽  Mexico

SY REVERENCE Mike and Leah  🇺🇸 Tayana 58'

REVRENCE MikeREVERENCE Leah
Avogado and Maison de Sante

Buddy Boats Maison de Sante and Avogado reunite in 🇨🇷 Costa Rica

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ  🇺🇸 Keenan and Nicole – Cal 46′

MAISON DE SANTE KeenanMAISON DE SANTE Nicole

SY AVOGADO  🇺🇸  Richard & Katherine - Amel 53'

AVOGATO KatherineAVOGATO CrewAVOGATO Richard
Sunset

Sunset on a multi day passage down the Sea of Cortez,  🇲🇽 Mexico

SY WHIRLWIND  🇺🇸 Maurisa, Mike, and Crew - Alajuela 48

WHIRLWINDWHIRLWINDWHIRLWINDWHIRLWIND

After 4900nm this Burgee is ready to retire in 🇵🇦 Panama 
and the rum bottle is empty too .

SY DA MMAD CAT 🇺🇸  Andrea & Danny – Lagoon 42′

DA MMAD CAT DannyDA MMAD CAT AndreaDA MMAD CAT Chloe

5) MEET THE FLEET 
(COUNTER) ☸️ PANAMA POSSE 

@BISOU Robin And Tad I hope that was to celebrate the working windless

 Robin
And Tad I hope that was to celebrate the working windless and finally
get their Baul de Matin! Farewell to Costa Rica today!

https://panamaposse.com/tracking

Cruising
since 2014, we sailed down the west coast of France, Spain and Portugal
into the Mediterranean. Spent 4 seasons in the Med then crossed the
Atlantic in December 2017.  Cruised the Eastern Caribbean until
June 2018 and then again from January 2019 until March 2019.
Cruised to the ABCs, Colombia and Panama until July 2019. Got
stuck in Panama until now and are finally heading up the coast on the
(Counter) ☸️ Panama Posse

 SY BISOU 🇦🇺 Robin and Tad - Fountaine Pajot 44′

BISOU Robin BISOU Tad

6) FLOR DE CAÑA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

7 YEAR OLD FASHIONED 
THE PROPER POUR 

Flor de Caña 7 Year Old Fashioned - The Proper Pour with Charlotte Voisey
FLOR DE CAÑA 7 YEAR OLD FASHIONED - THE PROPER POUR

7) CRUISERS FIELD TRIP

OAXACA, 🇲🇽 MEXICO

oaxaco waterfall

Cruisers Field Trip from Bahia Maguey in Huatulco, Mexico

A windy, bumpy road trip into the mountains of Oaxaco led to magical waterfalls and hot springs.  

jubel dog at waterfall
jumping in for a swim

SY JUBEL, SY FICKLE, SY REVERENCE, SY ROCHAMBEAU, SY SALACCIA

8) SOMETIMES THE TINIEST OF ISLAND BRING THE GREATEST OF PLEASURES

ISLA CEDROS AND ISLA JESUSITO,  🇨🇷 COSTA RICA

ISLA LA JESUSITA
Kayaking near isla cedros
CEDROS
Drinks at the bar
paradise

MY SEEKER 🇺🇸 John & Tammy - Selene 62′

SEEKER TammySEEKER John

9)  LA PLAYITA MARINA 🇵🇦 

SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
08° 54.7319′ N 079° 31.565′  

https://panamaposse.com/la-playita-marina

We welcome the Panama Posse with a special welcome deal.

If the boat stay more than 1 day, it gets the first night at no cost(free)

 

CONTACT

 +507 314-1730

laplayita@siwireless.com
 https://panamaposse.com/la-playita-marina

https://panamaposse.com/la-playita-marina
  •     Showers
  •     Potable Water
  •     30/50 AMP Electricity
  •     Dinghy Dock ($10 paid access, if anchored out )
  •     Security / Video Surveillance
  •     Internet / Wifi
  •     Cell Phone coverage 4G
  •     Panama Canal Vessel Length Measuring
  •     Fuel Dock
  •     Ice
  •     Boat Cleaning / Bottom Cleaning
  •     Laundry
  •     Trash & Recycling
  •     Shop
  •     Boat Rentals
  •     Support access for Service Providers
  •     Fumigation
  •     Galapagos Prep Hull Cleaning
  •     Ferry Terminal
  •     Uber / Taxi pick up
  •     Parking
  •     Resort with Air conditioned rooms
  •     Walking distance to shops and Chandleries
  •     Restaurant
  •     Bar
  •     Pizza
https://panamaposse.com/la-playita-marina

10) METEROLOGY TROPICAL WAVES

TROPICAL WAVES

Tropical waves spin with energy in the atmosphere and spread from Africa across the Atlantic.

A
tropical wave (also called easterly wave, tropical easterly wave, and
African easterly wave), in and around the Atlantic Ocean, is a type of atmospheric trough,
an elongated area of relatively low air pressure, oriented north to
south, which moves from east to west across the tropics, causing areas
of cloudiness and ..

Another

Tropical
waves in the Atlantic basin develop from low-pressure disturbances,
which develop as far east as Sudan in east Africa, and drift across the
continent into the Atlantic Ocean. These are generated or enhanced by
the African Easterly Jet. The clockwise circulation of the large
transoceanic high-pressure cell or anticyclone centered near the Azores
islands (known as the Azores High) impels easterly waves away from the
coastal areas of Africa towards North America.

They are often monitored for development into a tropical storm or hurricane.

Tropical
waves are the origin of approximately 60% of Atlantic tropical cyclones
and of approximately 85% of intense Atlantic hurricanes (Category 3 and
greater) 

Tropical
cyclones can sometimes degenerate back into a tropical wave. This
normally occurs if upper-level wind shear is too strong. The storm can
redevelop if the upper-level shear abates.

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane
Irma was an extremely powerful hurricane that caused widespread
destruction across its path in September 2017. Irma was the first
Category 5 hurricane to strike the Leeward Islands on record.  Irma
started off the east coast of Africa and was predicted to become a
hurricane whose path crossed over the Carribean en route to southern
Florida for several weeks before Irma actually hit.

11) GOOD ANCHORAGE 

 GOOD NAUTICAL 

Ensenada Naranjo

Punta ( Ensenada) Naranjo 🇵🇦 Panama

Punta Naranjo

Three
Panama Posse boats are now anchored in beautiful Ensenada Naranjo on
mainland Panama. Holding is good, all 3 boats held fast on the first
try. Depths are different from what navionics portrays. There is a
gradual slope towards the shore and a large flat area in the 20 foot
range. The site is beautiful and there are a few pangas about. There is a
light breeze that keeps us cool and no swell at this time. Great
location.

pointing into Punta Naranjo anchorage

SY PILIALOHA 🇺🇸   Rick & Maria - Beneteau ’37

PILIALOHA Rick PILIALOHA Maria

12) Simón Bolívar (1783-1830)

ALSO KNOWN AS: EL LIBERTADOR

-

Simon Bolivar

Simón
Bolívar is a vital figure in the history of independence in South
America.  He is and was loved and loathed by many as he spent
almost half his life engaged and entrenched in the fight for
independence against the Spanish Empire in the continent of South
America during the early 1800's.  He was very influential in
gaining independence for Bolivia, Panama, Peru, Columbia, Venezuela, and
Ecuador.

young Bolivar and his wife

Simón Bolívar was born in Caracas, now Venezuela, to a wealthy family in 1783.  

By
his mid 20's Simón Bolívar had travelled from Caracas to Spain,
England, France, and Italy.  He mingled among the elite and the
leaders.  He learned about many struggles and revolutions whereby
people were fighting for their independence from external rule and
taxation.  In 1807, around the same time Napolean and his army
invaded Spain, Bolivar returned to his home country, joined a resistance
movement, and began his quest to free Latin America from Spanish rule.
Simón Bolívar was but one visionary among many revolutionary
leaders.  As with many developing nations, the revolutionaries did
not always see eye to eye in their vision for the new nation and its
people.  As such, his dream to unite the region which proved very
difficult as there were many opposing factions and revolutionaries
fighting in many different ways for their rights within the great land
mass.  

Simon Bolivar

"When tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes a right."  

-Simón Bolívar

statue of Simon Bolivar

Simón
Bolívar died at the age of 47..  He is said to have died from
tuberculosis.  However, in his life, Bolívar made as many friends
as he did enemies and his illness was considered mysterious at his time
of death.  There is speculation that his death may have been more
complicated.  Nonetheless, t
he memory and influence of Simón Bolívar, The Liberator, is honored to this day in many locations throughout South America.

14) THE PANAMA POSSE 🌶️ PEPPER SCALE 

peppers

Ancient
indigenous people of central Mexico, discovered that peppers could be
preserved with the aid of smoke.  Below to find the most common 12
peppers found in markets in central America in order of heat using the
*Scoville heat index. 

  1. Anaheim Pepper
  2. Poblano Pepper
  3. Ancho Pepper
  4. Cascabel Pepper
  5. Pasilla Pepper
  6. Guajillo Pepper
  7. Jalapeño Pepper
  8. Chipotle (MORITA) Pepper
  9. Puya Chile Pepper
  10. Serrano Pepper
  11. Chile de Àrbol
  12. Habanero Peppers

Follow this link to learn more about these peppers:

ACCESS THE PANAMA POSSE PEPPER SCALE

14) SLOWING DOWN AMONG THE SLOTHS  

Sloth

A
nature adventure near Panama City can be found at the Gamboa Rainforest
Reserve.  The best part is that you can see sloths up close!

Gamboa Nature reserve

We
spent two nights at the hotel, old school style- but so are we- and
enjoyed all the amenities…including the giant swimming pool!. 

hotel pool

There
are also stunning views of the Chagres River and all kinds of nature
tours including the sloth sanctuary (swooning still over the rescue
sloths). You can easily go there for the day or make a mini holiday. I
have been wanting to really see sloths up close and I got my wish.

https://www.instagram.com/gamboareserve/ 

GAMBOA

SY PATHFINDER  Jean-Philippe & Nicole - Lagoon 39′

PATHFINDER Jean-PhilippePATHFINDER Nicole

15) LEAVING  🇲🇽  MEXICO

WHAT IS REQUIRED? 

AND...WHAT IS ON THE SHOPPING LIST?

 

Mexican flag

There
are distinct legal entry and exit requirements in every country.
Some are the same and some are different.  Most ports can
handle international Zarpes (exit documents). 

The requirements to exit Mexico are as follows:

  • Assemble all necessary documents including: 
    • Valid TIP (Temporary Import Permit of your vessel)
      • It
        is important to decide whether your vessel under your ownership will be
        returning to Mexico within the timeframe that it is valid.  If
        unsure or not returning, include cancelling vessel TIP in your procedure
        below.
    • Vessel Documentation
    • Mexican Liability Insurance
    • Valid Visas and passports for every crew member
    • Crewlist with all names, passport numbers, age, and date of birth
    • Entrance paperwork from the Port Captain in your final Mexican Port
    • Boating
      Credential or Certification (including but not limited to State Safe
      Boating Card, Merchant Marine Documents, or Captains License)
  • Visit the Port Captain, Immigration, and Customs.
  1. Complete the Crew List for exiting Mexico with the Port Captain (the “Despacho”, formally known as a “Zarpe”);
  2. Go to the Immigration Office to get the Crew List Stamped and surrender the FFM forms; and
  3. Go
    to the Port Captain’s Office again and pay the Vessel’s Check-out fees
    and have the crew list stamped with the authorization to exist the
    country of Mexico.
  4. Go to Customs office and Banjercito with
    all vessel and crew documents to cancel TIP ( 10 year temporary import
    permit ) before departure if not returning to Mexico before your 10 year
    TIP EXPIRES - if you try to re-enter Mexico with an expired TIP you
    will have a lot of issues and will need an agent $$$ to clear the prior
    TIP.
  • Expect to be boarded by the Navy with Dogs for your final vessel review.  This may or may not happen, but it is to be expected.  Upon inspection vessels are expected to leave straightaway.
Aduana Mexico

 

Before Leaving Mexico Shopping List

This list is heavy on all the items distinctly found in Mexico that the crew has come to question their survival without.

This List is a guideline for those  heading away from Mexican Cuisine:

  • Hot Sauces
  • Salsas
  • Crackers / Pretzels
  • Dried Chili Peppers
  • Media Crema in the box
  • Japones/Mafer Nuts
  • Tequila
  • Mescal
  • If you like Mexican Beer
  • Fresh Cheese, cream cheese
  • Canned artichoke hearts
  • Bacon
  • Carnita meat packaged to go from your favorite taco stop
  • Prepared bags of beans
food stores

  

16) ADVENTURE MEDIA PARTNER 
LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES

https://panamaposse.com/latitudes-and-attitudes
https://latsatts.com/online-magazine/

16) MONKEYS ON BOATS

KID SWINGING AT SUNSET

SV Whirlwind crew, Russell and Josea, monkeying around underway at sunset.

KID SWINGING 2

Monkey watching over our dinghy in Gulfo Dulce,   🇨🇷  Costa Rica

monkey sitting on dinghy

SY WHIRLWIND 🇺🇸  Maurisa, Mike, Russell, and Josea – Alajuela 48′

WHIRLWINDWHIRLWINDWHIRLWINDWHIRLWIND

17) CENTRAL AMERICAN POSSE ROUTES
🛠️

HAUL OUT LOCATIONS

Traveling along the Central American Panama Posse route there are different ways in which a vessel can haul out:

  • travel lift
  • crane
  • rail or slipway
  • forklift
  • careening

There
are 25 different locations along the Central American Panama Posse
route with different haul out services.  See the link below for
details and locations.

HAULOUT

18) PANAMA POSSE GEAR

SHOP
ORDER NOW

PANAMA POSSE SWAG ON SALE NOW

 

19)  ⚠️ SECURITY ALERT

MAKE PANAMA 🇵🇦 SAFE(R) FOR CRUISERS 

Crimes against Cruisers

FOR A PARTIAL LISTING OF CRIMES AGAINST YACHTS IN PANAMA FOLLOW THIS LINK https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/category/reports/panama/

Panama
is currently is one of the least safe destination for cruisers in
Central America  (3 armed robberies/boardings in two months, on
both coasts) 

No other country reports more than minor thefts off of unattended boats. 

Lack of transparency 
irregular
fee collection at port captains, poor service and high fees (cruising
permits take too long, attempted bribery in Bocas, most expensive
country in Central America).

Publish fee schedule on internet, follow Panama Canal best practices for fee changes (advance notice, public comment/input, clear fee schedule).

Thanks to the Panama Marina Association
we have an ongoing dialogue to improve safety and communications for
all yachts in Panama - our next meeting is in 2 weeks - if you have any
suggestions or comments please email
registration@panamaposse.com

Caribbean Safety and Security Net

https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/

21 REPORTED EVENTS IN PANAMA SINCE  2017 
AND 37 PETTY THEFTS

1    ASSAULT RESULTING IN DEATH (2019) 
5    ASSAULTS
5    ROBBERIES 
5    ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES AND THEFT
5    BURGLARY
37  THEFTS

LOCATION OF EVENTS  5 Events in Marinas | 53 Events at Anchor 

20   Bocas del Toro
16   Linton Bay 
9     San Blas
6     Portobello
3      Nombre de Dios
2      Las Perlas
1      Isla Grande

TIMING  of incidents      
 9    '17
 9    '18
15   '19 
 4    '20
 8    '21
10   '22
 3   '23*

SAMPLE DATA 

  • Panama is Ranked 40th - USA is ranked 10th for robberies.

VESSEL "WATER'S DAUGHTER" ON THE BEACH
CALETA CAMPOS 🇲🇽   MEXICO 

Caleta de Campos

SY Water’s Daughter ( non Panama Posse boat ) 

Beached

Watch the  video if SY Water’s Daughter, (non Panama Posse) boat she hits the beach, due to apparent autopilot failure, reported by 

SY PACIFIC RAVEN  🇺🇸 Scott & Nacho - Hunter 40.5′

 

PACIFIC RAVEN Scott

20)  MUST SEE GRANADA 🇳🇮  NICARAGUA

Granada, Nicaragua

Granada
is a stunning city on the shores of Lake Nicaragua and historically one
of Nicaragua’s most important cities, economically and politically.

Granada, Nicaragua

It’s home to multiple Spanish colonial landmarks that have survived repeated pirate invasions.

Lake Nicaragua

Granada,
Nicaragua was the sister capital to Antigua in Guatemala. During the
colonial period, Granada maintained a flourishing level of commerce with
ports on the Atlantic Ocean, through Lake Nicaragua ( Lago Cocibolca)
and the San Juan River. As such the city was victim to many battles with
invasions from English, French and Dutch pirates trying to take
control  by sailing up the San Juan River.

lake nicaragua

Located on the banks of Lake Nicaragua, Granada is quickly becoming a central hub for excursions to other areas of Nicaragua and Central America.

boutique hotel

You can access this world heritage site from the Marina Puesta del Sol in an easy day trip via rental car.

PANAMA POSSE - MUST SEE 

MUST SEE

 

21)  70+ PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS 

Marinas

🇺🇸 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  

🇵🇦 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 

🇧🇿 Placencia Yacht Club – 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  

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA  

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA 

🇺🇸 Regent Point Marina – Topping, Virginia USA 

https://panamaposse.com/marina-vallarta

22)  PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

  • 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
  • DOWNWIND MARINE
  • BELIZE TOURISM
  • PANAMA YACHT BROKER
  • LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES  
  • DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY PANAMA
  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES

23) PANAMA POSSE VESSEL FOR SALE 
SY "BEATA"
2014 Beneteau Oceanis 45 

https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/2014-beneteau-oceanis-45-8491335/

 US$315,000   Caribbean, Panama >>

2014 Beneteau Oceanis 45

Retired pilot owned. Immaculate and ready to go. One owner.

Launched
in San Diego in July of 2014.  She has sailed the California
coast, and from San Diego to Panama. The owners are finished cruising
and returning home to the USA.

Starting
with launch and for the six years prior to starting cruising, the yacht
was professionally maintained. With a bow to stern maintenance plan
executed on a quarterly schedule by Beneteau dealers in San Diego.

Ready
to go into the Caribbean or back across Panama into the Pacific. This
pristine example is available to be seen in Shelter Bay Marina in
Panama.

Contact to arrange a viewing and for additional details.

CONTACT 

Charles Badoian

PA +5 07 6378-8345

US  +1 305-735-1661

Skype: badoian

E: charles@panamayachtbroker.com

https://www.panamayachtbroker.com/

24) 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

25) 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  

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

Panama Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow

  LAST IMAGE

OLLIES BREAK

Ollie's Point is a right point break that is named after Colonel Oliver North
who   made his base there during the Nicaraguan civil war between
the Contras and the Sandanistas during the 80's. In late 1985,
Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North of the National Security Council
diverted a portion of the proceeds from the Iranian weapon sales to fund
the Contras, a group of anti-Sandinista rebels, in their insurgency
against the socialist government of Nicaragua. It's 17 nm as the crow
flies from the border with Nicaragua facing Bahia Potrero Grande a wide
and easy sloping protected bay with exposure to W, SW and S Swells.

When
this wave is at it's best, it is an excellent, fast, hollow wave.
Ollie's is at it's best at low to medium tide with a strong south swell.

There is no access road to the point and is only accessible by boat.

ocean posse llc | panama posse communications 
 @ 9811 W Charleston blvd 2262 Summerlin LV NV 89117  USA

© 2022  Ocean Posse LLC

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FLEET UPDATE 2023-04-01

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PANAMA POSSE 
 
FLEET UPDATE

 

April 1, 2023

“The sea does not like to be restrained”

Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

TOP NEWS  

  • VISTA MAR SEASON 🎆 FINALE PARTY
  • MARINE EXPO BUENAVENTURA 👥   🇵🇦 PANAMA 
  • POSSE MEET UP IN HUATULCO, OAXACA 🇲🇽  MEXICO
  • BABY SEA TURTLES 🐢 THEIR WAY TO THE OCEAN
  • EL SALVADOR 🇸🇻 CRUISING GUIDE & TOURING
  • ENTRY 🫶 CAPTAIN RON AWARD
  • GOOD ANCHORAGE⚓  BAHIA SAMARA 
  • SEMANA 🐰 SANTA 
  • THE HIGH SEAS TREATY
  • ⚠️ SECURITY ALERT 
  • BOAT DOG 🐶  STELLA
  • LAYING A BOAT UP ⚒️ IN THE TROPICS
  • NEW ANCHORAGE ⚓ CLAIMED 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA 
  • MUST SEE MONTE ALBAN   🇲🇽 MEXICO
  • CHIMERA CONQUERS  🇰🇾  THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

1)  PICTURES OF THE WEEK

San Blas Islands

Naguarchirup Island, East Lemmon Cays, San Blas 🇵🇦  Panama

MY AEGIS 🇨🇦 Ian and Mary - Nordhavn 40'

Aegis IanAegis Mary
Puerto Bello Anchorage

Puerto Bello Sunrise, Colon, 🇵🇦  Panama

SY AIRBENDER 🇺🇸 Mike and Colleen - Lagoon 42'

AIR BENDER COLEEN AIR BENDER Mike
Panama Canal

View of the Panama Canal  Locks 🇵🇦

SY AVANT 🇨🇦 Rob and Debra - Beneteau 43.5'

AVANAT DebraAVANT Rob

The silver lining of taking care of the rig is getting great views aloft 

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

MAISON DE SANTE KeenanMAISON DE SANTE Nicole

Arriving in Provencia  🇨🇴 COLOMBIA

Da MMAD Cat has dropped the pick in Guanaja.

Da MMAD Cat has dropped the pick in Guanaja, Roatan 🇭🇳 Honduras 

SY DA MMAD CAT 🇺🇸  Andrea & Danny – Lagoon 42′

DA MMAD CAT DannyDA MMAD CAT AndreaDA MMAD CAT Chloe
Guanaja is in Good Nautical

Anchorage at  16° 26.4783' N  085° 05.4136' W 
Guanaja, Roatan 🇭🇳 Honduras  is in Good Nautical 

2) PANAMA POSSE 🇵🇦 AWARDS PARTY

SUNDAY MAY 21, 2023 17:00

VISTA MAR MARINA 

 

 


RSVP NOW

End of season award celebrations will be held at Vista Mar Marina, our Panama Pacific Headquarters, on Sunday May 21st

DETAILS AND RSVP HERE >>

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*

PICTURE OF THE YEAR

YODA OF THE YEAR

SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD

THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED

SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION

2  X GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔  

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR

COURAGE AWARD

*no bill-fish entries   ✔winner announced already

Vista Mar Marina at night

Vista Mar Marina: The place we will have a great “End of Season” Party.

2)  MARINE EXPO 

BUENAVENTURA MARINA 🇵🇦 PANAMA 

SAT. APR. 22 ’23

12:00 – 20:00 PM

 

BUENAVENTURA MARINA

 

We would like to invite you and the Posse members to the marina Expo

happening next April 22, 2023. At Marina Buenaventura. 
  

We will have Food & Drinks, and music. Various vendors and companies

would like to offer their products and services to anyone that has a boat.

The Posse will have a table to sign up members and let Buenaventura Residents and Friends know a little more about the Posse.

We will also have a Space to do a Swap/Meet. So if anybody wants to bring

some of the treasures they want to sell, the table cost is $15.  We

still have 4 tables available.  Please let us know soon as

possible if you will like to join us.

The goal of Expo Marina is to connect all people that enjoy Boats and