LAND HO CUBA

FLEET UPDATE 2021-04-18

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“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.” –Bob Goff

 

 

🇲🇽 MEANWHILE IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ, MX

 🇲🇽 MEANWHILE IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ, MX

Nicole, Keenan and Jack in the Sea of Cortez part of the new pod called the  
🌵 "Cactus Posse"  aka those of us who roam La Paz / Mazatlan and the Sea of Cortez 
 

SY maison de sante

Marina de la Paz in the sea of Cortez sponsors the Panama Posse >>

Marina de la Paz in the sea of Cortez sponsors the Panama Posse

 

 

 

Use backup Chart 21008

Use backup Chart # 21008 Golfo de California Northern Part / Mexico 

 

 

🇲🇽 Baja Fog at anchor "in the Sea"

Baja Fog at anchor

Baja Fog at anchor

Baja Fog at anchor

Baja Fog at anchor

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🇲🇽 The Sea of Cortez is in Good Nautical 

The Sea of Cortez is in Good Nautical

 

 

 

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🇨🇴 LOST CITY, COLOMBIA (CIUDAD PERDIDA)

OST CITY, COLOMBIA (CIUDAD PERDIDA)

Hidden deep in the jungle of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in Colombia sits Ciudad Perdida, the "Lost City." Built by the Tairona people more than 1,000 years ago, the archaeological site only became an attraction after it was uncovered in the 1970s.

Los Sepúlveda was a small family of looters in Colombia; their story leads to the beginning of one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in modern times. The family went hunting in the forests of Colombia when they shot down a wild turkey. Upon retrieving the turkey, they noticed it had fallen on a piece of an exposed staircase. This staircase would lead them to find La Ciudad Perdida. For years after its discovery by the looters, “Treasures from the site, including gold figures and ceramics, soon began to appear on the black market”.

Although La Ciudad Perdida is one of the most impressive sites, it's not alone, only about 30-40% of the sites in the Sierra Nevada region have actually been explored. Thanks to recent widespread lidar access, more and more of these sites are being discovered, and the search for new lost cities has just begun

 

 

Ciudad Perdida consists of a series of 169 terraces carved

Ciudad Perdida consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas.
 

Ciudad Perdida was probably the region's political and manufacturing center on the Buritaca River and may have housed 2,000–8,000 people.

Named Teyuna by the Tairona but dubbed Ciudad Perdida upon rediscovery, the ancient wonder is perched on hillsides and tucked into a dense rainforest.

Named Teyuna by the Tairona but dubbed Ciudad Perdida

Dressed in all white, a color the Wiwa revere as holy.

The Wiwa people are descendants of the Tairona who have been left undisturbed for centuries. They have a deep spiritual connection with the land - have stated that they visited the site regularly before it was widely reported, but had kept quiet about it. They call the city Teyuna and believe it was the heart of a network of villages inhabited by their forebears, the Tairona

 

Named Teyuna by the Tairona but dubbed Ciudad Perdida

The importance of the Poporo (Danburro)

 

When the coca leaf is chewed by itself, however, not all of its ingredients are released. The adults, therefore, always carry another very important and sacred object: the Poporo (also called a Danburro)

oporo (also called a Danburro)

This device made from a gourd that holds powdered lime from seashells, which when mixed with the coca leaves creates a mild stimulant effect.

In the Wiwa community, a boy receives his poporo as a rite of passage into manhood.

 

 

1,200 stone steps built by the Tairona.

 1,200 stone steps built by the Tairona. 

Map of the multiday day trek to Ciudad Perdida

Map of the multiday day trek to Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

Juan from SY Ay Caramaba

 Juan from SY Ay Caramaba ! PP2019-2020  in the – Lost City / Ciudad Perdida 

IGY Marina Santa Marta

IGY Marina Santa Marta sponsors the Panama Posse - stay here for your Lost City trek 

 

 

NEW PANAMA POSSE 20-21 GEAR SHOP COMING SOON WE'LL SHIP WORLDWIDE 

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W E   S A I L   W H E R E  

COCONUTS GROW
JAGUARS ROAM 
VOLCANOES BLOW
MONKEYS HOWL
WHALES SPLASH  

MACAWS SQUAWK ! 

MACAWS SQUAWK

Macaws are king-sized members of the parrot family. Their large, strong, curved beaks are designed to crush nuts and seeds. Their strong, agile toes are used like hands to grasp things. Loud, screeching and squawking voices help make their presence known in dense rainforests. 

Macaws usually live in pairs, and after the nesting season, in family groups. When adult macaws choose mates, they usually stay together until one of them dies. This close relationship is called a pair bond. The pair reinforces its bond by preening each other's feathers, sharing food, and roosting together.

 

Macaws are king-sized members of the parrot family

Macaws are intelligent and curious birds that like to explore and keep busy. They are very aware of their surroundings, which is necessary to keep watch for predators.  Macaws have been known to use items as tools, and they like to play with interesting objects they find. They exam the objects from different angles, moving them with their feet, testing them with their tongue, and tossing them around.  Most macaws like to take baths, and they play in the water as they splash around.

 

 

CONTEST ENTRY INTO HIGHEST WIND SPEED RECORDED 

CONTEST ENTRY INTO HIGHEST WIND SPEED RECORDED

squalls

MY DELTA SWIZZLER

 

 

 

🇵🇦 QUICK TIP ON MAKING CALLS IN PANAMA WHATSAPP RULES !

 

Info for everyone coming to or in Panama. If you are calling a business or person in Panama, you will sometimes see a 7 digit number but more often than not you will be calling an 8 digit number. Not to worry. As it was explained to me, usally the 7 digit number is a land line, and the 8 digit number is a cell phone. So if you see a listed number that is only 7 digits in Panama not to worry, its not a mistake.

 

May i add: ( of course ! Outventure) 

..And mobile numbers start with a 6. 

Therefore you also can only whatsapp with numbers starting with a 6. 

Whatsapp is very much preferred here also for businesses; in contrast to email to which you usually never get any response.

 

WHATSAPP RULES

 

 

 

FIRST PANAMA POSSE VESSEL ENTERING CUBAN WATERS 

Madawaska's entry into the Speed Gonzalez Award 

FIRST PANAMA POSSE VESSEL

We’ll share what we have learned and our experience here, for those interested in coming to Cuba. We left the San Blas after a cold front in the Gulf of Mexico and northern Caribbean Sea had dissipated. This was the window we were looking for. We had 2 days of “upwind” sailing. (We are a catamaran, so 60 degrees) - after that it was a sleigh ride all the way. 740nm and didn’t turn the engine on once. Averaged 7knots, top speed 13knots. 

We arrived in Cayo Largo at sunset and dropped the hook in the outside anchorage for the night. In the morning we proceeded to the marina, where the most amazing manager Pierri greeted us.

We had already emailed him prior to our arrival. Always best to do so.

We arrived with a negative covid test from Panama, Bocas. We had a test here upon arrival - at a cost of $30.00 pp. 

within 1 hour the negative result allowed for check in procedures to begin.

The official arrived with The manager in attendance to assist with translation.

We got our clearance, visas and the next day our cruising permit.

All went very smoothly.

There Are No, and I mean NO provisions available. Well except rum and wine.

The country is truly in dire straits. 

Covid numbers in Havana are very high- and the country is pretty much locked down. Nothing is open. 

Here on Cayo Largo all the hotels are, restaurants and closed, and have been for over a year. . One tiki bar is open for the workers on the island.

Other cruisers told us Cienfuegos is equally as desolate. Nothing on the shelves in the shops.

No eggs, no meat, no veggies.

I can’t emphasize this enough.

American dollars are still the preferred currency for tips. Don’t believe anything that tells you otherwise.

Many of the places one would cruise to in the south shore are closed to tourists and cruisers, such as Isla de Juventud.

Finally cell service is quite expensive here. 

We will monitor this chat line for any questions. 

We’re off to explore some of the uninhabited cays and anchorages that are on route to Marina Hemingway.

Happy sailing everyone.

 

LAND HO CUBA ! 

LAND HO CUBA

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

 

 

🇨🇺 CUBAN ANCHORAGES ARE IN GOODNAUTICAL

CUBAN ANCHORAGES ARE IN GOODNAUTICAL

 

 

 

ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT COMPETITION 

ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT COMPETITION

Hello!

Here’s my entry in the big fish contest. Sorry for the crappy pics but the sailfish does jump in the video. Five plus feet, got to the boat and successfully released. Caught about 75 miles off of Mazatlan enroute from Puerto Escondido to Isla Isabel. Wasn’t willing to inflict more trauma for a better photo. All other pictures, wildlife and stone bridge, are from Isla Isabel.  Dave O’Donahoe, Navigator

ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT COMPETITION

DAVE navigator

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🇨🇺 SQUALL ZONE COSTA RICA

SQUALL ZONE COSTA RICA

Punta Guiones, Costa Rica a storm is brewing

HO'OKIPA

 

 

🇨🇷  FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE COAST OF COSTA RICA

Further down the coast in Costa Rica Rosa Lee and Delta Swizzler

FURTHER SOUTH ALONG THE COAST OF COSTA RICA

Looks like Cindy on Delta Swizzler and a pod of dolphins

Looks like Cindy on Delta Swizzler and a pod of dolphins

SY rosa lee

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Nakamal PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

Nakamal PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES

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ONLY 6 WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER 

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

on June 4th we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields 
 

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

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

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico 

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

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

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, 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 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico

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

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina, Florida, USA 

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

Erik Galvez @ Centenario & Co.S.A. Eric Galvez – Panama

 

 

 

 

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

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

 

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Casco Viejo

FLEET UPDATE 2021-04-11

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK

 Gargoyle anchored in 9' off Six Hill Cay, Turks and Caicos

Gargoyle anchored in 9' off Six Hill Cay, Turks and Caicos

gargoyle

 

 

   

 

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🇵🇦 CASCO VIEJO, PANAMA

casco viejo

The quaint and historic streets in Casco Viejo 

The quaint and historic streets in Casco Viejo

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

Plaza de la Independencia and Catedral Metropolitana

Plaza de la Independencia  and Catedral Metropolitana 

Museo del Canal panama

Museo del Canal and the gentrification of Casco Viejo read more about it here 

http://salttrails.com/the-gentrification-of-casco-viejo-panama/

Old map of Casco Viejo

Old map of Casco Viejo

Convento Arco Chato Casco Viejo Panama

Convento Arco Chato Casco Viejo Panama

American Trade Boutique Hotel

American Trade Boutique Hotel

American Trade Boutique Hotel

Lounge and Reception at American Trade Hotel

Restaurant Fonda lo Que Hay

Restaurant  Fonda lo Que Hay

Another happy customer at Tio Navaja Restaurant

Another happy customer at Tio Navaja Restaurant

Tio Navaja Restaurant

And of course every good city has a roof top scene ( pre / post COVID ) 

Roof top scene in Casco Viejo

Casco Viejo  Panama was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997

Casco Viejo Panama was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997

 

 

NEW PANAMA POSSE 20-21 
GEAR SHOP COMING SOON 
WE'LL SHIP WORLDWIDE
 

9 NEW PANAMA POSSE 20-21

W E   S A I L   W H E R E  

COCONUTS GROW
JAGUARS ROAM 
VOLCANOES BLOW
MACAWS SQUAWK
MONKEYS HOWL

WHALES SPLASH !
 

we sail where the whales splash

 

 

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, MX Sponsors the Panama Posse

Marina Vallarta

🇭🇳 Roatan Honduras Bay of Islands in in Good Nautical 

Roatan Honduras Bay of Islands

jonesville point marina

 

 

🌺  Veteran Panama Posse 19-20 SY Jean Anne and Volare

The pacific posse route

Steve and Chelsea are off across the Pacific to Hawai'i

Steve and Chelsea are off across the Pacific to Hawai'i Volare is there to send them off

weather and trakcing with predict wind

 

Steve  and  Chelsea  adding to their longitudes - track their progress here >>>

Steve and Chelsea are off across the Pacific to Hawai'iSteve and Chelsea are off across the Pacific to Hawai'i

Pacific Posse Flags

Fair winds good friends !

 

   

 

🇲🇽 ADMIRAL, THERE BE WHALES IN BANDERAS BAY,  MX

ADMIRAL, THERE BE WHALES IN BANDERAS BAY, MX

 

 

🇲🇽 Meanwhile on Isla Islabella, MX there be BIRDS

Meanwhile on Isla Islabella, MX there be BIRDS

Meanwhile on Isla Islabella, MX there be BIRDS

Meanwhile on Isla Islabella, MX there be BIRDS

Isla Isabella is a magnificent bird and marine sanctuary off the coast of Manzanillo

baja fog

 

 

🇨🇷  PROGRESS ALONG THE COAST OF COSTA RICA

ROGRESS ALONG THE COAST OF COSTA RICA

Further down the coast in Costa Rica 

ROGRESS ALONG THE COAST OF COSTA RICA

At Punta Uvita - the Marine Sanctuary and national Park in Costa Rica

At Punta Uvita - the Marine Sanctuary and national Park in Costa Rica

At Punta Uvita - the Marine Sanctuary and national Park in Costa Rica

At Miguel antonio national park

Miguel Antonio National Park 

Busy Herradura Bay

Busy Herradura Bay 

Sunsets Galore

Sunsets Galore 

rosa lee

BUrgee floating

Last Season's Burgee founding floating at Vista Mar Marina, Panama 

Nao Santa Maria waiting for their Canal Transit dates

Nao Santa Maria waiting for their Canal Transit dates

Nao Santa Maria waiting for their Canal Transit dates

at 92 feet she is the largest vessel in the Panama Posse Fleet - thanks' to Walt for the great shot

at 92 feet she is the largest vessel in the Panama Posse Fleet - thanks' to Walt for the great shot

walt knot right

 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE VESSELS SEEKING CREW SEEKING VESSELS 

crew logistics

If you would like to receive CREW resumes please notify the Panama Posse via email and we will forward you any and all CREW seeking vessel information >>

YOUR  CREW LOGISTICS MAP 
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REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS 15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN  16:00 UTC for PACIFIC

he LINE system allows for up to 200 live conference call participants copy

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A club pool overlooking the Vista Mar Marina in Coronado Panama

 

A club pool overlooking the Vista Mar Marina in Coronado Panama

See the faces of the 20·20 Panama Posse, SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER >>>

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PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

SY  XENIA >> 

Here is the link to Past and Present Participant Websites and Blogs.  
Great experience here ...more >>>
 

Xenia

Tara and Mike

Xenia

 

 

 

ONLY 7 WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER 

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

on June 4th we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields 
 

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

 

 

Banana Bay sponsors the Panama Posse

Banana Bay sponsors the Panama Posse

 

 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

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

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico 

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

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

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, 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 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico

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

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina, Florida, USA 

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

Historic aggression against sailors along the Venezuelan Coast according to Caribbean Safety and Security Network

Historic aggression against sailors along the Venezuelan Coast according to Caribbean Safety and Security Network 

 

OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

Erik Galvez @ Centenario & Co.S.A. Eric Galvez – Panama

 

 

 

 

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

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

 

PLEASE SEND US YOUR UPDATES AND WE'LL INCLUDE YOUR STORIES IN NEXT WEEKS FLEET UPDATE via email to news@panamaposse.com

 

HAWAII IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL

 HAWAII IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL 

About the design of the hawaii flag

About the design of the Hawai'i State Flag 

 

In 1794 when King Kamehameha I. received a gift of a British flag (a Union Jack) from British Captain George Vancouver. Kamehameha and Vancouver had become friends, and King Kamehameha wanted assurance that Hawaii would be under British protection.

 

By 1816, a unique Hawaiian flag had been created, though its precise origins are not known. It is believed that King Kamehameha I had some help from various people in creating this Hawaiian flag.

 

Alexander Adams is thought to be the person who first placed the Union Jack at the upper left corner of the flag. Adams first came to the Hawaiian Islands in 1810 aboard the ship Albatross and was soon placed in charge of several ships owned by Kamehameha.

 

The Hawaiian flag’s eight horizontal stripes are said to represent the eight main Hawaiian Islands. The flag’s red stripes are said to symbolize Hawaii gods, while the white represents truth, and the blue signifies the ocean.

 

The Hawaiian flag originally represented the Kingdom of Hawaii. After the overthrow of the monarchy the flag came to represent the Republic and then the Territory of Hawaii. Eventually it represented the State of Hawaii. There was originally a ninth stripe, but after statehood it was reduced to just eight.

60 Hawaii FLag.

 

 

   

 

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FLEET UPDATE 2021-04-03

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THE WEATHER WINDOW EVERYONE IN PANAMA HAS BEEN WAITING FOR

 Next weeks double low 

Next weeks double low will provide the much anticipated blocking of the traded winds providing  
lifting winds to get out of the pocket of Panama 

SAVE THE DATE "THE END OF THE STORM" 

SAVE THE DATE 

OFFICIAL AWARD CEREMONY MUSIC, FUN, STORIES & MORE

@ VISTA MAR MARINA, PANAMA   

 WITH VESSELS ZOOM PARTICIPATION 
 FROM ALL OVER

RAISE YOUR GLASS TO SALTY SOULS 

 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE 20-21 GEAR SHOP COMING SOON 


WE SHIP WORLDWIDE
KIANGA GOT THEIR GEAR IN 🇨🇭 

GEAR SHOP COMING SOON

Kianga

HOWLER MONKEYS the inspiration for the 2020-2021 Panama Posse Logo

W E   S A I L   W H E R E  
COCONUTS GROW

JAGUARS ROAM 
WHALES SPLASH
VOLCANOES BLOW
MACAWS SQUAWK
MONKEYS HOWL
etc etc etc 
 

HURRICANES & LIGHTNING STRIKES

 

 

HURRICANES & LIGHTNING STRIKES

The (counter) Panama Posse

The (counter) Panama Posse

Several vessels are now heading up the pacific coast from Panama and parts in between towards Mexico. As many are working on their Hurricane strategies and are looking for a safe place.
 

There are of course several options to consider even thought there are many less hurricanes on the Pacific side.

We’ll touch on these in one of the upcoming weekly LINE calls but just as a baseline here is some info. Please take all of this with a grain of salt.  Pacific Hurricane Strategies run the gamut with some general markers for you to ponder.

 

Each maritime zone in the Panama Posse website displays the historic hurricane tracks 
https://coast.noaa.gov/hurricanes/

The (counter) Panama Posse

🇲🇽 CENTRAL ZONE PACIFIC MEXICO

CENTRAL ZONE PACIFIC M

 

Tehuntapec, MX is the area where Pacific hurricanes usually originate 

Mexico – Marina Chiapas and soon Marina Chahue suffer from  flooding and occasional lightning

 

 

 

🇲🇽 NORTH ZONE PACIFIC

NORTH ZONE PACIFIC

All Mexican Marinas expect for Ensenda on the Pacific side north of La Crucecita are in the bona-fide Hurricane Zone Several Marinas have hurricane plans in place.

SOUTH ZONE PACIFIC 

SOUTH ZONE

 

🇵🇦 Panama on the Pacific side stay at Vista Mar Marina 

 

(no hurricanes, yes lots of lighting strikes) 

 

🇨🇷 Costa Rica stay at a marina Golfito,  Marina Village, Banana Bay Marina, Marina Pez Vela, Marina Papagayo – several offer the options to sta for the season

 

(no hurricanes, yes lighting strikes)

 

🇳🇮  Nicaragua – stay at Marina Puesta del Sol 

 

(no hurricanes, yes lighting strikes)

 

 

🇸🇻 El Salvador – stay on Bill & Jean’s Moorings 

 

(no hurricanes, yes lighting strikes)

 

 

 

LIGHTNING

 

With ample electrical storms, thunder and lightning and each season vessel suffer from lightning strikes in these places.

Access a live lighting strikes map at https://lmaps.org

LIGHTNING

 

🇲🇽  MEXICAN MARINA SUMMER SPECIAL  
IN APRIL MARINAS ANNOUNCE THEIR PANAMA POSSE SUMMER RATES 

SUMMER SPECIAL 
$ 250 x month flat fee for vessels up to 60 feet Contact Memo or Rolf 

MARINA CHIAPAS

14° 41.67′ N 092° 25.185′ W

 

Tel: +52 962.111.82.91

Tel: +52 962.620.40.38

 

EMAIL: memogarcia@marinachiapas.com.mx

EMAIL: rmarichal@marinachiapas.com.mx
 

🇵🇦  THE PANAMA POSSE BURGEES 

Dragonfly & Sophie

 

 

   

 

🇵🇦  SY LADY BLUES @ Playa Venao,
south tip of Panama

 

dark sand - swing, sand and happy doggie !

 LADY BLUES Saverio and rosannaLADY BLUES Saverio and rosanna

LADY BLUES Saverio and rosanna

 Cheers

 

Saverio, Rosanna and Nina (our puppy Westie).Report

LADY BLUES Saverio and rosanna

 

LADY BLUES Saverio and rosanna

LADY BLUES Saverio and rosanna

 

 

 

 🇹🇨 ANCHOR REPORT TURKS AND CAICOS
Hard Shale v/s Sand 

ANCHOR REPORT TURKS AND CAICOS

We did a little video post showing how we had a poorly set anchor in bad holding vs what it looked like when we moved a few hundred feet over to find better holding. We thought these illustrated the importance of diving the anchor whenever possible and to just move the boat for peace of mind. 

The anchor in the first shot is in what, according to Stephen Pavkidis guide books, the locals call "slate" hard, crusty, scoured sand that is difficult to get an anchor to set in.

The 2nd shot is after we pulled that anchor up and moved a few hundred feet to the east. That anchor isn't going anywhere on a 8:1 scope.

ANCHOR REPORT TURKS AND CAICOS 

 

 

 

🇨🇷  PICTUREOF THE WEEK 

Costa Rica

gargoyle

Costa Rica Sunset

PICTUREOF THE WEEK
SY ROSA LEE

🇵🇦  LADY K GETTING READY FOR THE WEATHER WINDOW
BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA
 
LADY K  LADY K

 

 

HEADING ACROSS THE PACIFIC 

SEAGLUB HAS SAILED OFF INTO THE SUNSET

  FLAGSHEADING ACROSS THE PACIFIC

Seaglub Chris and Tara-Lee are South Pacific bound. Fair winds old friend ! As of today Seaglub

As of today Seaglub is about to hit the milk run zone  of following winds - to be eventually vollowed by the doldrums and ITCZ

( Intertropical Convergence Zone  >>>)

As of today Seaglub is about to hit the milk run zone of following winds - to be eventually vollowed by the doldrums and ITCZ ( Intertropical Converglast night in la cruzFollow SV Seaglub's progress on Predict Wind here -
Follow
SV Seaglub's progress on Predict Wind here -->PANAMA POSSE VESSELS SEEKING CREW SEEKING VESSELS

 crew logistics

If you would like to receive CREW resumes please notify the Panama Posse via email and
we will forward you any and all CREW seeking vessel information >>

YOUR  CREW LOGISTICS MAP 

WITH AIRPORTS – CODES AND MARINAS ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE TO MAKE CREW LOGISTICS EASIER >>crew logistics and airports

🇨🇷 Thisldu & Second Wind at anchor in northern Costa Rica

 

Thisldu & Second Wind at anchor in northern Costa Rica   Thisldu & Second Wind at anchor in northern Costa RicaThisldu & Second Wind at anchor in northern Costa RicaThisldu & Second Wind at anchor in northern Costa Rica

Buddy Boats at anchor

 second wind thisdlu

 

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS
MONDAYS 
15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN  16:00 UTC for PACIFIC

LINE

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PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES

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Here is the link to Past and Present Participant Websites and Blogs.  
Great experience here ...more >>>

 SY HANALEI SY HANALEISY HANALEI

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST on June 4th we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields 
 BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARDPANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR PICTURE OF THE YEAR GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

CUBA IS IN GOODNAUTICAL
   🇨🇺 CUBA IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL

 

CUBA

PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 🇺🇸 California Yacht Marina, San Diego, Chula Vista - USA🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico 🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico 🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico 🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico 🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico 🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Barra de Navidad – Mexico 🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, 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 🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama 🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras 🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico🇲🇽 Marina El Cid – Cancún – Riviera Maya – Mexico🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba🇺🇸 Marathon Marina, Florida, USA 
SERVICE PROVIDERS

HERTZ RENTAL CARS MEXICO

OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

Erik Galvez @ Centenario & Co.S.A. Eric Galvez – Panama

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco 
MexicoPark Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua
Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica
Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama
Advertising Partners – Las Vegas
Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

PLEASE SEND US YOUR UPDATES AND WE'LL INCLUDE YOUR STORIES IN NEXT WEEKS FLEET UPDATE via email to news@panamaposse.com
Waster egg

RIDDLE ME THIS - A BIG POSSE EASTER EGG ?

 

 
  

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FLEET UPDATE 2021-03-27

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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S 
WITH  OVER  200 VESSELS
Y O U
ARE PART OF THE LARGEST RALLY 
IN THE ENTIRE WORLD RIGHT NOW 

hiphiphooray

HIP HIP HOORAY !

 

 

 

 

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, TRY,  TRY AGAIN 

2 IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, TRY, TRY AGAIN

Marine Insurance
has been an evolving area so we will try again ..

 

 

 

 

 

🇵🇦 SAN BLAS IS OPEN TO THE PANAMA POSSE

Report from Guna Yala. It's officially closed, but fine for non charter boats to come visit. Generally need to stay off islands with people living there. Veggie boat and other supplies come by every day or two. I expect they will open the road soon and we should come back to normal. We'll be here for another 6 weeks or so, happy to answer any questions.

SAN BLAS IS OPEN TO THE PANAMA POSSE
SAN BLAS IS OPEN TO THE PANAMA POSSE

Over 25 Anchorages in San Blas  in Good Nautical

ENJOY

 

 

🇨🇷  MY CHINATSU and MY PAIRADICE

MY CHINATSU and MY PAIRADICE

Picture at the dock bar @ Golifto

Picture at the dock bar @ Golifto

Taggin the Panama Posse in Golfito with the Howlermonkeys nearby

This is a rainforest - clouds clearing

This is a rainforest - clouds clearing 

Port of entry and exit procedures are in in Good Nautical

Port of entry and exit procedures are in in Good Nautical 

Checking out of Costa Rica at Golfito. 

 

We spent a week at Fish Hook Marina, what a great little marina, sorta reminds you of those little marina’s along the Intercoastal waterway of southern USA. Nice restaurant and bar, really good wifi on the docks and in the restaurant and the staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. They were able to get us a car rental, help with cell service problems, and a whole slew of other things. Manny is the man! Panama Posse discount so use it! We highly recommend this Marina, and if you anchor out in front of the marina, they are just as friendly and helpful.

You can check out of Costa Rica without an agent, but it takes about 3 hours assuming you have a car. Long walks between the 3 required offices. 

1. Immigration office, about 2 Kilometers from the marina. Take all your paperwork(originals) here first and make 3-4 copies of each of the following (process is faster), boat documentation/registration, passports, crew lists. They will give you 3 packets of paperwork to give to the other offices. No fee at this office. 

2. Then onto Customs, another 2-3 Kilometers in the duty free zone. One of the packets is needed here. No fee here also, just sit and wait.

3. Then onto the port captains office, about 1 kilometer and close to the main shipping terminal. Here you give them another packet, and they send you to the Bank National, about a 1/2 Kilometer away, follow there instructions and eventually pay the $20 Port Captain Fee and another $5 for the bank commission. Return to Port Captains office and wait for the Zarpe to be processed. 

Now your done and ready to relax with a few cold one’s.

 

Hope this helps. Also, we talked to a few boats that were checking into Costa Rica here and it seems its a lot less money and hassle then it was coming into the country up North.

Port of entry and exit procedures are in in Good Nautical

We arrived in Boca Chica yesterday to check into Panama and find a safe spot to wait for a weather window to open up farther south. 

 

Checking in process here in Boca Chica is pretty well run by Carlos, with everyone coming to you. Covid tests were quick, within 3 hours, $120 Then a Doctor came onboard to fill out paperwork and ask a few questions, $95.Immigration and customs, more paperwork and another $150. Port fees and then transportation for govt officials another $220 and then Mooring fees for a week at Carlos’s place, $70 includes excellent WiFi, trash and they will even run hoses out to the boat to fill water tanks if needed. Still waiting on the Cruising permit, wont get that until Tuesday, another $200, but were waiting on weather anyway. . No one even asked for paperwork on the dog, or was even concerned about her. 

Mooring is smooth, little boat traffic. All in all, a great stop in a small town.  

Do not try to enter from the west, its a bar crossing with breaking waves and shallow water.  Best to enter at the east entrance and try to come in at high tide. 

If you need to anchor up before coming into the bay, we recommend North side of Isla Gamez, NE corner of Isla Parida, little swell and calm anchorage, sandy beaches and quiet, except for the Howler Monkeys.

Cheers MV PAIRADICE

PAIRADICE

 SY SECRET WATER  FOR SALE PANAMA POSSE  2019-2020 

SY SECRET WATER FOR SALE

It's with bittersweet hearts we post that our beloved Secret Water is for sale. Our time aboard her has been without a doubt, the best time in our family's lives. But things have changed for us. Covid brought us state-side and as it turns out, we are one of the lucky one's who's work is growing despite the pandemic. 

1979 54' Maple Leaf Cutter Rig with a center cockpit. It has 3 staterooms: a master and two equipped with bunks.Maple Leaf series of cruisers ranging from 45-72 feet are all superb blue-water boats. While neither sexy nor traditional looking each is a no-nonsense, intelligently conceived vessel that will attract the attention of serious yachtsmen" Page 117 Cruisers World Jan-Feb 1987 https://goo.gl/EIPSCy  

 

ASKING PRICE $125k

Please contact Chris at cscottsy@gmail.com to chat with him about your interest in Secret Water

WEBSITE >>

SY SECRET WATER FOR SALE

 

 

 

🇳🇮 SY CATWAEZLE @ SAN JUAN DEL SUR NICARAGUA  

For those thinking about San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua as a clearing in port, it is doable and gives access to the southern part of Nicaragua which has been fantastic ! EDUARDO The guy you need to speak to is Eduardo. He is more than helpful. His number is +505 7852 6495

SY CATWAEZLE @ SAN JUAN DEL SUR NICARAGUA
6 SY CATWAEZLE VOLCANO
SJDS SAN HUAN DEL SUR IN GOODNAUTICAL
CATWEAZLE

🇨🇷  MY DELTA SWIZZLER   Isla Cedros, Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica 

DELTA SWIZZLER in GOlfo de nicoya
DELTA SWIZZLER in GOlfo de nicoya
DELTA SWIZZLER
DELTA SWIZZLER

 

 

🇨🇷   ROSA LEE - TRIP REPORT  Costa Rica

ROSA LEE - TRIP REPORT COSTA RICA
ROSA LEE - TRIP REPORT COSTA RICA MARINA PAPAGAYO
ROSA LEE - TRIP REPORT COSTA RICA MARINA PAPAGAYO
MARINA PAPAGAYO SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
ROSA LEE - TRIP REPORT COSTA RICA - SURFING

Wonderful stay in Marina Papagayo. Lots to do in the area. Now time to start moving South and see more of this beautiful Country!

ROSA LEE - TRIP REPORT COSTA RICA DRINKS ON THE BEACH
8 Wonderful stay in Marina Papagayo. Lots to do in the area. Now time to start moving South and see more of this beautiful Country!
catching fish in costa rica

Great run down to Protrero!!! Really nice little anchorage with a great bar /restaurant, Las Brisas,  up in the North corner.

Great run down to Protrero
friendly locals
ROSA LEE

 

 


 

 

BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA 

Greetings from Bocas del Toro, Panama gang! LADY K

Greetings from Bocas del Toro, Panama gang

 

 

 

🇹🇨 GARGOLYE @ SOUTHERN TURKS AND CAICOS 

Relaxing in Cockburn Harbour, South Caicos.

GARGOLYE @ SOUTHERN
Relaxing in Cockburn Harbour, South Caicos.

Predict Wind's track of Gargoyle hugging the shore to avoid the fetch

Predict Wind's track of Gargoyle hugging the shore to avoid the fetch

 

 

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS  forming through pirate waters

Panama Posse Convoy's

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

 

This season we are supporting the creation of convoys for vessels planning on traveling along the north coast of Venezuela or transiting along the Nicaraguan / Honduran Caribbean coast. We have a working safety protocol which will group vessels into a convoy. Please inform us if you would like to participate -> email security@panamaposse.com with your vessel name.

Area of mayor incidents as compiled from CSSN - Caribbean Safety and Security Net

Area of mayor incidents as compiled from  CSSN - Caribbean Safety and Security Net

 

 

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT:  RACE TO NORMALCY 

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT

 Most Embassies are not offering vaccinations for citizens abroad apart from their own staff, meaning  private-sector personnel abroad need to arrange their own vaccinations, either by accessing locally available vaccines or by returning to their countries. This report provides a country-by-country overview of the state of the vaccine rollout.

 

The statistics were accessed on March 27, 2021 and reflect reported Cumulative COVID-19 vaccinations per 100 people (%)  from countries who report 

 

Australia                               1.86
Austria                                16.43
Antigua & Barbuda           26.22
Bahamas                              0.03B
Barbados                            21.8
4
Belize                                    4.57
Canada                               12.72
Cayman Islands               67.04
Colombia                             2.90
Costa Rica                           6.83
El Salvador                          0.76
Germany                            14.76
Grenada                                7.65
Guatemala                           0.50
Honduras                             0.43
Israel                                114.58
Jamaica                               0.54
New Zealand                       0.86
Mexico                                  5.03
Panama                                7.94
Turks & Caicos Islands   29.14
United Kingdom                47.62
United States                    40.87

 

source March 27,2021  https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

 

 

UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY >>

QUARANTINE UPDATES   Keep checking this section for most recent updates  ...more >>>

UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY

 

 

 PANAMA POSSE  "PODS"  

PANAMA POSSE pods

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans 
💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the "sub pods"
with line calls after the main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone's time (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)  

PANAMA POSSE CREW

If you would like to receive CREW resumes please notify the Panama Posse via email and we will forward you any and all CREW seeking vessel information >>

YOUR  CREW LOGISTICS MAP WITH AIRPORTS –
CODES AND MARINAS ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE TO MAKE CREW LOGISTICS EASIER >>

PANAMA POSSE CREW LOGISTICS MAP

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK  @ Marina Papagayo

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK marina papagayo
 

 

 

 

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS 
15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN  16:00 UTC for PACIFIC

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS

LINE TIP:

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faces of the Panama Posse

PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES SY  ALWAYS  >>
 
Here is the link to Past and Present Participant
Websites and Blogs.  
Great experience here ...more >>> 

SY ALWAYS
SY ALWAYS

 

 

 

 

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

 

by the end of May 2021 we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields  

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR 

 

JAMAICA IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL

 🇯🇲 JAMAICA  IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL 

BLUE MOUNTAINS JAMAICA

 

 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

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

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico 

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

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

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, 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 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico

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

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina, Florida, USA 

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co

We are happy to sponsor the Panama Posse with  a 15 % discount over services to the Panama Posse

Visiting the Galapagos islands in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and you should not miss a single moment because of problems obtaining cruising permits or unexpected boating problems, for that reason we have combined continental-level service and local expertise to deliver everything needed for an enjoyable visit.

 

Partner with YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co. for an unforgettable and stress-free cruise. We provide a full-range of marine services and are accustomed to working with a demanding international clientele and serve sailing vessels and yachts of any size.

 

VISIT GALAPAGOS

Javier Plúa Rizzo  

YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co.  

Office:   +593 – 53 – 014 958

Mobile:   +593 – 987 – 229 577

Email: javier@yachtagentsgalapagos.com

Web: www.yachtagentsgalapagos.com 

 

 

OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

Erik Galvez @ Centenario & Co.S.A. Eric Galvez – Panama

 

 

 

 

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

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

 

PLEASE SEND US YOUR UPDATES AND WE'LL INCLUDE YOUR STORIES IN NEXT WEEKS FLEET UPDATE via email to news@panamaposse.com

 

Marinas in ROATAN

OVERHEARD

 

"One word of advice however - don’t leave hand weights near the compass on the boat - we nearly ended up somewhere very different ! "- NAUPLIOS

 

 

 

 

 

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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slow dancer in the bahamas

FLEET UPDATE 2021-03-20

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"Only two sailors, in my experience, never ran aground. One never left port, and the other was an atrocious liar."
- Don Bamford
Author, Sailor, Boat builder

 

 

SAFER EXPLORING WITH A RECORDED TRACK !

SAFER EXPLORING WITH A RECORDED TRACK !          

Every time a vessel anchors or makes an approach to an anchorage or enters confined navigational areas it takes a risk - but if we record and share this information, over time, our risks become much lower - these tracks are a sequence of way points recorded into formats such as GPX or KML ( jwhich means you can open and read it with any text editor and use in OpenCPN or add to your chartplotter) PLEASES send it to goodnautuical we than add this into record into good nautical and organize it by Maritime Area. Our goal is in-the future to overlay and share these routes to your mobile device and plptter so you can follow along and reduce your risk of hitting the ground and reduce your insurance premiums - if you record and safe the tracks we all benefit 

Sample exert from the above GPX file from 
Scott & Tami SY Animal Cracker 
 

      <trkpt lat="21.512127000" lon="-105.283014333"

      <trkpt lat="21.532839000" lon="-105.287736167">

        <time>2021-03-19T17:11:25Z</time>

SAFER EXPLORING WITH A RECORDED TRACK !
Scott & Tami SY Animal Cracker 

 

 

🇧🇸 SLOW DANCER AT ANCHOR IN THE BAHAMAS

🇧🇸 SLOW DANCER AT ANCHOR IN THE BAHAMAS 
🇧🇸 SLOW DANCER AT ANCHOR IN THE BAHAMAS 

Over 220 anchorages and 120+ marinas in the Bahamas are all in Good Nautical 

Over 220 anchorages and 120+ marinas in the Bahamas are all in Good Nautical  
SLOW DANCER

 

 

🇨🇷 SY ARROW and MY DELTA SWIZZLER 

🇨🇷 SY ARROW and MY DELTA SWIZZLER  

Picture of the Bahia Carillo Anchorage in Costa Rica 

Coming out of Bahia Carrillo. Looks very intimidating coming from the North. Not too bad after you line up right.

Coming out of Bahia Carrillo. Looks very intimidating coming from the North. Not too bad after you line up right.

 Coming out of Bahia Carrillo. Looks very intimidating coming from the North. Not too bad after you line up right. 
DELTA SWIZZLER

 

 

 

 🇹🇨  SY GARGOYLE  @ Providenciales in Turks and Caicos 

 🇹🇨  SY GARGOYLE  @ Providenciales in Turks and Caicos  
Providenciales in Turks and Caicos re in Good Nautical  
 🇹🇨  SY GARGOYLE  @ Providenciales in Turks and Caicos  
 🇹🇨  SY GARGOYLE

 

 

🇵🇦 PUNTA MALA, PANAMA 

🇵🇦 PUNTA MALA, PANAMA  

Punta Mala  Lighthouse Station established 1914  Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); white light, 5 s on, 15 s off. 33 m (108 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower mounted on a square cylindrical concrete skeletal base. The pyramidal portion of the tower is enclosed on at least 3 sides by a slatted daymark. Entire lighthouse is white. 

HISTORIC 🇵🇦 PUNTA MALA, PANAMA  

A Historic entry in Waggoner of the South Sea describing the sea coast from Acapulco to Albermarle Isle, made by William Hack at the signed of great Britain and Ireland in Wapping. Anno 1685'.  Contents Note: Anchorage shown. Bound in 'A Wagoner of the South Sea describeing the sea coast from acapulco to Albemarle isle', an English translation of a Spanish derrotero captured from the Spanish ship 'Rosario' by Captain Bartholomew Sharpe in 1680. Hack made multiple copies of this atlas. This one was presented to James II.

Our experience with Punta Mala: we rounded (inbound for Panama City) at about 30 minutes after low tide in about 40-50’ of water and it wasn’t bad at all. Turbulence and strong currents extend for 10+ miles on both sides of the point, but if you keep to shallower water, interaction with the bottom keeps currents down. Our autopilot had a good workout dealing with the churning waters, but we didn’t have a problem with standing waves, haystacks, or other anomalies.  

Our experience with Punta Mala: we rounded (inbound for Panama City) at about 30 minutes after low tide in about 40-50’ of water and it wasn’t bad at all. Turbulence and strong currents extend for 10+ miles on both sides of the point, but if you keep to shallower water, interaction with the bottom keeps currents down. Our autopilot had a good workout dealing with the churning waters, but we didn’t have a problem with standing waves, haystacks, or other anomalies. 

 

The problem at Punta Mala is that the humbolt current fills the bay of Panama from the south, trying to get all the water of the South Pacific into it. When combined with a falling tide with the big ranges the bay of Panama has, the rush of water trying to leave is a true force of nature. If you go when the tide is flowing into the bay, it counters the humbolt. The current is still against you when trying to enter the bay, but less so (about 1/2 as much, 1-2 knots). This also lessens the turbulence and haystacks near Punta mala. 

 

Many posse members described their passage from Punta Mala to Panama City as the worst on the pacific coast. Typical winds make it slow, head to wind, choppy, and in a counter current the whole way.

AVANT

 

 

TRIP REPORT FROM 

GUALDALAJARA   MEXICO 

GUALDALAJARA   MEXICO  
GUALDALAJARA   MEXICO  
GUALDALAJARA   MEXICO 

Our last day on the road trip we did a walking tour of the historic central square of Guadalajara, a city almost 500 years old. We visited cathedrals, art halls and of course a bar celebrating it's 100th anniversary. We filled up the trip with a great Argentinian steakhouse dinner. Back to the boat now and time to prep for departure. Was a great week and I'm so happy to have shared all the experiences with the beautiful Tara Lee

TARA LEE IN GUALDALAJARA   MEXICO    
GUALDALAJARA   MEXICO 
GUALDALAJARA   MEXICO 
GUALDALAJARA   MEXICO 
SEAGLUB
 

 

 

 

🇳🇮 CATWEAZLE ON PASSAGE TO SAN JUAN DEL SUR 

🇳🇮 CATWEAZLE ON PASSAGE TO SAN JUAN DEL SUR  

Lovely sail round the peninsula to Nicaragua. Max 30 knots near the Cloverleaf anchorage (clover)

 

 Clearing in to Nicaragua in San Juan Del Sur is as follows:

1. Contact Eduardo as it's really too difficult to do yourself. He will ask for all your documentation to get the ball rolling.

2. He arranged a bouy $20 /night and arrange Ministry of Agriculture / Health / Immigration  etc to come to the boat.

3. After a cursory look at the food on board, the ministry of agriculture took his $25. They wanted to see our fire extinguishers and life jackets. And much form filling out was done.

3. Then we went to the bank to make a small payment.

4. Then the port Captain

5. Then the hospital (can't remember why, but nothing to do with Covid) 

6.  Then Immigration where our passports were stamped for 3 months stay.

7. Finally to the border to get the temporary import license. This is where is unravelled as they required the originals of our sailing certificate of competence and we had only taken copies. So back tomorrow.

I think that was the order but it's a bit of a blur.

 Clearing in to Nicaragua in San Juan Del Sur is as follows: in good nautical 
CATWEAZLE

 

 

 

🇨🇷 REPORT FROM ISLA CABALLO, CR

Two nights ago we anchored at Isla Caballo (09º 58.60’ N, 084º 58.19’ W) in Costa Rica in a smallish channel between this island and the mainland - what a nightmare. First the anchor was really difficult to set. It took us more than an hour. I guess strong currents up to 4 kn and only a thin crust of sand over rock were to blame. Then, when night came, I heard strange noises from the anchor chain... Went outside and saw something strange extending back from our boat, slightly florescent, giving it a ghostly touch. At the anchor chain I discovered that a fishing net was entangled. Apparently, the fisher are out in small boats and drag a very long net with floats and a pulsing light at the end of the net. They fish in the strong currents that way and sweep more or less the width of the entire channel. And that chap had not had his net under control really, or did not see us, despite all the many lights we had on. Then the anchor alarm went off. The combined drag of the long net in the strong current, the engine of the fisher, and our own drag & windage was too much for the poor holding ground. So, slightly panicking I decided to cut the net. Then I reset the anchor alarm and got my air pistol and my taser out, in case I had any arguments with the fisher. Sure enough they came looking for their net, shouting from one boat to the next, but they did not bother us. I decided to stay on anchor watch, which turned out to be rather useful. At almost 3 in the morning we got caught in another net. By now being a professional fishing net cutter, I watched the single fisher a few minutes in his efforts to free it, but he had no clue what to do and eventually sped away with his boat. Then I took my knife again, which was still open and ready to be deployed, lying on the cockpit table... Also this chap never came back. I then watched for the remainder of the night another of these blinking lights slowly approaching us, but before it did so, the tide turned and it started drifting away... What a night! We left at dawn under sail, when the tide was still weak and we did not have to use the engine for approaching the anchor and could let the windlass do the work, as I was not sure whether the prop had been fouled in the process. Later during the day we dived down to the propeller to see whether it was all clear. And so it was! :) No damage done around the boat, except for dirt marks from the various nets. Bottom line, I cannot really recommend anchoring there, at least not for the night... ;) 

NOTE there aare several calm anchorages in the Golfo de Nicoya nearby including Carinthia's Punta Naranjo and Isla Cedros West

🇨🇷 REPORT FROM ISLA CABALLO, CR 
SY SAN

 

 

 

PAPAGAYO PASSAGE by HO'OKIPA

PAPAGAYO PASSAGE by HO'OKIPA 

San Juan Del Sur @ 0900; 15 kt winds

SAN JUAN DEL SUR PAPAGAYO PASSAGE by HO'OKIPA 
PREDICT WIND PAPAGAYO PASSAGE by HO'OKIPA 

Predict Wind's track of Ho'Okipa jugging the shore to avoid the fetch

HO'OKIPA 

 

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS  forming through pirate waters

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS  forming through pirate waters 

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

 

This season we are supporting the creation of convoys for vessels planning on traveling along the north coast of Venezuela or transiting along the Nicaraguan / Honduran Caribbean coast. We have a working safety protocol which will group vessels into a convoy. Please inform us if you would like to participate -> email security@panamaposse.com with your vessel name.

PIRATE PRONE WATERS PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS  forming through pirate waters

Area of mayor incidents as compiled from  CSSN - Caribbean Safety and Security Net

 

 

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT:  RACE TO NORMALCY 

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT:  RACE TO NORMALCY  

 Most Embassies are not offering vaccinations for citizens abroad apart from their own staff, meaning  private-sector personnel abroad need to arrange their own vaccinations, either by accessing locally available vaccines or by returning to their countries. This report provides a country-by-country overview of the state of the vaccine rollout.

 

The statistics were accessed on March 20, 2021 and reflect reported Cumulative COVID-19 vaccinations per 100 people (%)  from countries who report 

 

Bahamas                              0.03
Belize                                    3.31
Canada                                 9.88
Cayman Islands               59.56
Colombia                             2.12
Costa Rica                           4.87
El Salvador                          0.64
Germany                            12.25
Guatemala                           0.34
Honduras                             0.38
Jamaica                               0.54
Mexico                                  4.02
Panama                                6.65
Turks & Caicos Islands   16.62
United Kingdom               41.65
United States                    35.38

source March 13,2021  https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

 

 

UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY >>

QUARANTINE UPDATES  
 Keep checking this section for most recent updates  ...more >>>

QUARANTINE UPDATES    Keep checking this section for most recent updates  ...more >>> 
 

🇸🇻 ROSA LEE EXTING THE BAR IN EL SALVADOR - RIGHT OF PASSAGE AKA WHITE KNUCKLE RIDE !

🇸🇻 ROSA LEE EXTING THE BAR IN EL SALVADOR - RIGHT OF PASSAGE AKA WHITE KNUCKLE RIDE ! 
🇸🇻 ROSA LEE EXTING THE BAR IN EL SALVADOR - RIGHT OF PASSAGE AKA WHITE KNUCKLE RIDE ! 🇸🇻 ROSA LEE EXTING THE BAR IN EL SALVADOR - RIGHT OF PASSAGE AKA WHITE KNUCKLE RIDE ! 
 

 

 

 PANAMA POSSE  "PODS"  

PANAM POSSE PODS 

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans
 💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the "sub pods" with line calls after the 
main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone's time
 (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)  

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans

If you would like to receive CREW resumes please notify the Panama Posse via email and we will forward you any and all CREW seeking vessel information >>

YOUR  CREW LOGISTICS MAP 
WITH AIRPORTS – CODES AND MARINAS ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE TO MAKE CREW LOGISTICS EASIER >>

 

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 
and honorary entry for the Captain Ron Award

PICTURE OF THE WEEK and honorary entry for the Captain Ron Award 

 long line wrapped around the props

Beata

 

 

 

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS 
15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN  16:00 UTC for PACIFIC

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS

LINE TIP:

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location pins drops

 

 

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Faces of the Panama Posse

PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

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Here is the link to Past and Present Participant Websites and Blogs.  
Great experience here ...more >>>
 

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IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

by the end of May 2021 we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields 
 

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

 

 

 🇨🇴 COLOMBIA  is in Good Nautical

🇨🇴 COLOMBIA  is in Good Nautical

 

 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

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

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico 

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

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

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, 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 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico

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

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina, Florida, USA 

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

IGY MARINA SANTA MARTA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

Erik Galvez @ Centenario & Co.S.A. Eric Galvez – Panama

 

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

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

 

PLEASE SEND US YOUR UPDATES AND WE'LL INCLUDE YOUR STORIES IN NEXT WEEKS FLEET UPDATE via email to news@panamaposse.com

 

 🇨🇷 PANAMA POSSE SEASON 1 - Christine and a freindly Capuchin monkey at Manuela Antonio NP SY SUGAR SHACK currently at  23 08.567' S 135 01.464 W

🇨🇷 PANAMA POSSE SEASON 1 - Christine and a freindly Capuchin monkey at Manuela Antonio NP SY SUGAR SHACK currently at  23 08.567' S 135 01.464 W

 

 

 

 

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

 
YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
 
Avant and Anduril crew on the dock at Amapala, El Tigre, with our guide Bob
 
 

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

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© 2021 Panama Posse / Good Nautical Inc

 
ORION

FLEET UPDATE 2021-03-13


 

 

 

 

"Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm."

- Charles Caleb Colton 
English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities.

 

FINALLY !!! A PANAMA POSSE INSURANCE  PLAN !!!

one-global

 

After months of searching and looking for solutions - we have a new option for   vessel insurance plan with oneglobal®   - if you are looking for insurance and are part of the Panama Posse,  please fill out a quote request (yes this takes time and may still require a survey) but at least you'll get a competitive quote back.  

The more inquiries the better for all of us so even if you are just comparison shopping please take the time to request a quote.  PLEASE PARTICIPATE !

https://panamaposse.com/insurance-quote-request

 

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VESSELS EXITING THE BAR IN EL SALVADOR

-VESSELS EXITING THE BAR IN EL SALVADOR
SY SUR heading out
SY SUR

 

 

 

 SY YAHTZEE in hot pursuit
SY YAHTZEE in hot pursuit 
 SY YAHTZEE

 

 

 

 

MY HO’OKIPA entering this week’s CAPTAIN RON AWARD
CAPTAIN RON AWARD

 

 

Incident report: 

March 5, 2021 @ 1700 hrs - Puesta Del Sol, Nicaragua – went offshore 5 miles to empty holding tanks and make water. On the way back into the marine, the tidal flow unexpectedly pushed Ho’okipa’s stern to starboard and she clipped a channel buoy leaving a 1/4” gash in her hull starboard aft – above the water line.

After 12 hours of beating myself up, I spoke with my team (guru, mechanic and cosmetician).  We all decided it wasn’t an emergency, and not to panic.  Since the fiberglass hull was exposed, we were concerned that water would permeate into the hull and create a much bigger more costly problem. Our plan was to patch the gash until we get to Panama and pull it out of the water to do a proper repair.

On board, I have West System Epoxy Resin, including Hardener, Filler and Glass Mat sheets. Also, I have 1 gallon of Splash Zone. 

I opted for the Splash Zone for 2 reasons: a) it was a vertical patch and I felt more comfortable working with the putty of Splash Zone versus the West System which I wasn’t certain I could set up correctly on a vertical surface right above the waterline, b) I would need 3 coats of the West System epoxy and 1 coat of Glass Mat and I wasn’t sure I had epoxy material for that.

Next step was to prep the surface for the patch: grind, sand, clean and tape. Then the Splash Zone 2-part epoxy was mixed by hand with wet gloves, applied, shaped and set.

Lucky Chucky mv Ho’okipa out

Lessons I learned:

 

1. I will now pay closer attention to Captain Rob Murray and heed his advice to pay close attention and respect the tidal flows.  Here in Puesta Del Sol, there is an 8-10’ tidal flow with a 10-20 knot current. Plus, reefs, rocks, sandbars and whatnot.  The channel is winding and takes a hard portside 90 degree turn right after the bottleneck, and right before the channel buoy so I should have been more on guard to take that punch!!!

2. Don’t friggen panic.  It’s only a scratch. And forgive myself, as it’s only an accident.

3. Have lots of supplies and tools on the boat to do an above/below waterline repair.

Nuff said.

 

~Lucky Chucky mv Ho’okipa out

 Lucky Chucky mv Ho’okipa out

 

 

ORION ON PASSAGE  
 ORION ON PASSAGE

 

heading east = sunset aft !

1 Picture from agent Julian Julian Javier Watson Maturel a great local resource and agent to help in San Andres Colombia 

Picture from agent Julian Julian Javier Watson Maturel a great local resource and agent  to help in San Andres Colombia

Picture from agent Julian Julian Javier Watson Maturel a great local resource and agent  to help in San Andres Colombia

Contact Julian on WhatsApp +57 310 234 0781 or via email julian.jwm@gmail.com

 

SY ORION

 

 

 

PREDICT WIND SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 

 PREDICT WIND SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

PANAMA POSSE 20-21 & PREDICT WIND WEATHER WEBINAR with NICK OLSEN 

  • California to Jamaica mayor weather areas 
  • Cabo Falso 
  • Cabo Corrientes
  • Tehuantepec
  • Papagayo Winds|
  • Cabo Malo
  • Santa Marta

Follow the link below to watch this free video
 predict wind video PREDICT WIND SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LkNUpZ68Ds

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT FROM MAZATLAN, MEXICO

the colors, the sky,  the whole shebang
 REPORT FROM MAZATLAN, MEXICO

 

Colorful streets Mazatlán is well known as the Only Colonial City on the Beach in México

Panama Posse Participating in Mexican wedding crashing ...

 

Panama Posse Participating in Mexican wedding crashing ...

 The Cathedral Basilica

 

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception-  Mazatlán Cathedral Is the main religious building in the city of Mazatlan, in Baroque-Revival style of Sinaloa, Mexico and home of the Catholic Diocese of Mazatlan. It is located in the historical center.

 

 

The works of the temple began in the year of 1856, by order of the then bishop Pedro Loza and Pardavé. Later, the parish priest Miguel Lacarra takes over the works and it is for this that they are concluded in the year of 1899. 

SY Beata on passage to Mexican Mainland Mazatlan

 

SY Beata on passage to Mexican Mainland Mazatlan 

SY BEATA

 

 

 

Sunset at Marina Papagayo Costa Rica
Superyacht Sunset at Marina Papagayo Costa Rica  

A sunset picture from Marina Papagayo 
MY ALAMAOS

 

 

 

The Iconic NAO Santa Maria captured by Evie

THE ICONIC SANTA MARIA

EVIE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT FROM A PUEBLO MAGICO 

Superyacht Sunset at Marina Papagayo Costa Rica

Seaglub in "Gobble up all of Mexico mode" before heading to the south pacific 

 

San Sebastián del Oeste

The Church of Saint Sebastian,

 

The Church of Saint Sebastian, whose original construction was in 1608, was designed in the Colonial Spanish Baroque style. It has notable architectural details, including Corinthian columns and ceiling vault frescos.

San Sebastián was founded as a mining town in 1605, during the early Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of New Spain period. Gold, silver and lead were mined in the area. More than 25 mines and a number of foundries were established by 1785. 

 most Agave species have sharp marginal teeth

 

The succulent leaves of most Agave species have sharp marginal teeth, an extremely sharp terminal spine, and are very fibrous inside.  The stout stem is usually extremely short, which may make the plant appear as though it is stemless.

 

Agave rosettes are mostly monocarpic. During flowering, a tall stem or "mast"  "quiote" develops which can grow 12 meters (40 feet) high

 Tara-Lee with a thing

 

Tara-Lee with a - what is that ?

 

 Music on the Plaza at night

 

 

Music on the Plaza at night

 SEAGLUB

 

 

 

 

MONSOON: ANCHORAGE AND CLOUDS 

MONSOON ANCHORAGE AND CLOUDS  MONSOON

 

 

 

 

 

VOLCANIC ERUPTION IN NICARAGUA  

LUCKY CHUCKY UNDER THE VOLCANO

90 minute tour at Tabacalera Carreras cigar factory - Esteli, Nicaragua

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

AKA: LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY  

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

 

LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY

 LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY 
LUCKY CHUCKY AND THE CIGAR FACTORY     

time to stock up !  Esteban Carreras Chupacabra Hellcat in the US 20 x  $ 173.50 

 

Ho'okipa 

 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS  forming through pirate waters

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS forming through pirate waters

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

 

This season we are supporting the creation of convoys for vessels planning on traveling along the north coast of Venezuela or transiting along the Nicaraguan / Honduran Caribbean coast. We have a working safety protocol which will group vessels into a convoy. Please inform us if you would like to participate -> email security@panamaposse.com with your vessel name.

combination of incidents Caribbean Safety and Security

The area of mayor incidents as compiled from  CSSN - Caribbean Safety and Security Net

 

 

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT:  RACE TO NORMALCY 

 COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT RACE TO NORMALCY

Most Embassies are not offering vaccinations for citizens abroad apart from their own staff, meaning  private-sector personnel abroad need to arrange their own vaccinations, either by accessing locally available vaccines or by returning to their countries. This report provides a country-by-country overview of the state of the vaccine rollout  as of the end of February 2021 as per "our world in data"

 

The statistics were accessed on March 13, 2021 and reflect reported Cumulative COVID-19 vaccinations per 100 people (%)  from countries who report this 

 

Belize                                    1.87
Canada                                 7.50
Cayman Islands               40.44
Colombia                             1.16
Costa Rica                           4.75
El Salvador                          0.25
Guatemala                           0.01
Honduras                             0.03
Mexico                                 3.11
Panama                                5.68
Turks & Caicos Islands   16.62
United States                     30.55

source March 13,2021  https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

 

 

 

 

UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY >>
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 IMAGE OF A SQUALL

IMAGE OF A SQUALL   Vessels on the Hard

Vessels on the hard !

CATWEAZLE

 

Image by MY LADY K

Image y MY LADY K 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans 
PANAMA POSSE PODS
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Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the "sub pods" with line calls after the main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone's time (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)  

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans

 

 

SUNSET IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA 

SUNSET IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA

SY SHEARWATER

 

 

 

 

 

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

Gargoyle exiting Grand Cayman

SV Gargoyle exiting Grand Cayman

Gargoyle exiting Grand Cayman

 

 

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PANAMA POSSE RUM COCKTAIL RECIPE 

ANAMA POSSE RUM COCKTAIL RECIPE

½ parts of good rum 

½ part of fresh lemon juice

¼ part passion fruit juice

2 tablespoons of sugar

1 sprig of fresh basil 

2 parts sparkling water

8 ice cubes

Preparation:

Straight into the glass, start with basil, sugar, lemon and passion fruit, gently mash with a mortar, then add the ice followed by good rum  fill with sparkling water 

 

¡pa' arriba, pa' abajo, pal centro y pa' dentro!

 

 

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IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

by the end of May 2021 we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields  

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

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Crew of ARROW picking up their burgee in December !

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"It doesn’t matter where you are. 
You are nowhere compared to where you can go." 
– Bob Proctor

 

SPREZZATURA'S JOURNEY 

 

What A Long, Great Trip 

M/Y Sprezzatura 

Barra to Barra

 

December 7, 2018, 09:12,  Depart Barra De Navidad, Mexico

January 5. Bahia del Sol, El Salvador

January 10, Puerta del Sol, Nicaragua 

January 12, Playas Cocos, Costa Rica

February 11, Isla Parida, Panama

February 18, Panama City, Panama

March 27, Transit Panama Canal

April 14, Bocas Del Toro, Panama

April 27, Montego Bay, Jamaica

May 2, Mathew Town, Bahamas

May 20, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA

August 13, Portland, Maine

December 16, St. Augustine, Florida

January 15, 2020, Bimini, Bahamas

February 22, Grand Cayman Island

March 18, Bocas Del Toro, Panama 

14 day quarantine, 30 day curfew

May 28, Colon, Panama

4 month hauled out at Shelter Bay Marina

October 31, Panama Canal Transit

December 8, Golfito, Costa Rica

January 2, 2021 Chiapas, Mexico

February 24, 2021 1500, Arrive Barra De Navidad, Mexico
 

  • 3 Years
  • 1 Month
  • 24 Days
  • 12,111 Nautical Miles,
  • 2,220 Hours

SPREZZATURA'S JOURNEY .

Bravo Zulu ERIC !!! SIGNIFICANT SIGHTS IN JAMAICA
 
SIGNIFICANT SIGHTS IN JAMAICA  BLUE LAGOON     
The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon
Ken and Dale enjoying Jamaica

Goats on the move in Jamaica
Goats on the move in Jamaica
Can you say Jerk Chicken
 Can you say Jerk Chicken 
Large Mansions along the shoreline
 

Made it to Matthew Town Great Inagua, Bahamas ! Made it to Matthew Town Great Inagua, Bahamas !  SY SLOW DANCER took the lifting winds from a large NE system for a sweet sail to the Southern Bahamas   Threading the Windward Passage !SY SLOW DANCERtook the lifting winds from a large NE system for a sweet sail to the Southern Bahamas  Threading the Windward Passage !SY SLOW DANCER took the lifting winds from a large NE system for a sweet sail to the Southern Bahamas   Threading the Windward Passage !

 

SV GARGOYLE utilized that same weather system to sail from the Cayman Islands towards Turks and Caicos
 
utilized that same weather system to sail from the Cayman Islands towards Turks and Caicos 

 The Windward PassageFri Mar 05 2021Tonight we’re navigating the Windward Passage, that stretch of water bordered by Haiti to, the east and Cuba to the west. This is certainly one of those storied stretches of water that counts as a bucket list accomplishment. However tonight it is a rather quiet stretch of water with a high pressure ridge stalled over this area, giving us a quiet weather window for our run east.Currently, we’re crossing the traffic seperstion zones, which usually indicate high traffic areas. Tonight though, there’s on one ship on AIS. All is quiet, just the way we like our night watch. We have a 1 knot “push” from the currents on the eastern side of the channel, which is helping us along quite nicely.Unfortunately, we’ve had very little sailing on this passages, motoring for almost 90% of the time. While we planned for this quiet stretch it goes against our nature to motor. That said, if we were to sail we would likely get caught Monday in 30 knot plus winds and 9’ seas which is even more not in our nature. Moo, we’ll be tucked into an anchorage off the Caicos island doing what is in our nature, having a cocktail, while that wind blows through. Here’s to weather windows. Boring but safe.Star Light, Star Bright, First Star I See TonightThu Mar 04 2021As dusk settles softly over the seas between Cuba and Jamaica I wait for the first star and I remember other nights from another time. As is often the case on Night Watch the veil between now and the past is thin. I can practical smell those magical evenings as the sun slowly set and the air was filled with anticipation. We would gather in the yards and play endless games of kick the can. Slowly night would fall until someone would notice that first star and we would pause and whisper those magical words to make that wish. What did I wish for back then? Did I wish to be a sailor, exploring distant shores? It was all so very long ago.Tonight though is now and I make my wish on the star Rigel, at the foot of Orion. This I know not because I’ve grown wise over the years but rather due to what would have seemed magic to that childhood me, am Android app, SkyMap. The magic of yesterday and we hold it in our hands, unappreciated.What did I whisper out here on the sea? Some would wish for fair winds in this position. Others a safe passage. And yet more a beautiful destination. Yet none of those even occur to me. No, I’ve learned the hard way to wish for one more Corona with a friend, feet up in our flip flops, laughing. One more slice of grandmother’s home-made cherry pie. A hug from Mom.Now, unlike when I was a child, I ponder my wishes carefully. Unlike that younger version of me, I now know that those precious wishes, like these warm starry nights, are not infinite. I only have so many and I will try and use them wisely.GARGOYLE Star Light, Star Bright, First Star I See Tonight

SY ORION USING FAVORABLE EASTING CONDITIONS (USING  THAT SAME SYSTEM)  TO SAIL FROM ROATAN TO SAN ANDRES VIA PIRACY PRONE WATERS SY ORION USING FAVORABLE EASTING CONDITIONS  (USING  THAT SAME SYSTEM)   TO SAIL FROM ROATAN TO SAN ANDRES VIA  PIRACY PRONE WATERSFRIDAY As of 1600, no change in status. Alternator is down. No wind and motoring.2000 report. Wind has picked up a bit, which is helpful.It’s midnight, and we’re still trucking SATURDAY 0400 AM and dodging a number of radar tracks this morning.The two of concern appear to be moving away from me in unison approximately 14nm to my SE.0500 We’ve gone past them.... no issues.0800 AM Status. Winds up, motor is off, sun is shining, conserving fuel and making electricity. 150 nm to go SY ORION SAFE IN SAN ANDRESSIGN UP FOR THE PANAMA POSSEFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBEHERTZ MEXICO SPONSORS THE PANAMA !No more "surprise surcharges" 100+ locations this partnership locks in discounted rates including insurance.No more "check out surcharges" or surprises w/ 8 car packages to enjoy Mexico. To reserve your car follow this link below >>https://panamaposse.com/hertzJuanita Manager @ Marina Puesta del Sol Nicaragua Juanita Manager @ Marina Puesta del Sol Nicaragua    MARINA PUESTA DEL SOL JuanitaE: administracion@marinaps.comTel: + (505) 8880-0013 + (505) 8880-0019 and + (505) 8883-0781Marina Puesta del Sol 🇭🇳  SY ORION - UNDERWATER REPORT BAREFOOT CAY MARINA, ROATAN, HONDURAS 🇭🇳  SY ORION - UNDERWATER REPORT BAREFOOT CAY MARINA, ROATAN, HONDURAS Exceptional diving of Roatan, Honduras     looks like a painting - or pattern for a tie sunken ship divehealthy reefsdiving through reef canyonsdiving through reef canyons roatanunderwater treasures and dice spots reefs and drop-offs provide a fertile habitat for speciessoft coral soft coral the long dock undergoing repairsthe long dock undergoing repairson the calm horizonsORION 🇰🇾 BAREFOOT CAY RESORT & MARINA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE Contact Stephanie Bodden Resort DirectorRoatan, Bay Islands.Honduras1-866-246-3706 (toll-free to Roatan)+504-9967-3642 (local)VHF: 18A​ (monitored 8am-4pm)email: Stephanie@BarefootCay.comBarefootCay.com 🇨🇴 BOTERO  Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptor, born in Medellín. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America,  and his art can be found in highly visible places around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Fernando Botero Angulo (born 19 April 1932) is a Colombian figurative artist and sculptorSelf-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on, Botero came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958.   His art is collected by many major international museums, corporations, and private collectors. In 2012, he received the International Sculpture Center's Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Self-titled "the most Colombian of Colombian artists" early on, Botero came to national prominence when he won the first prize at the Salón de Artistas Colombianos in 1958.   His art is collected by many major international museums, corporations, and private collectors. In 2012, he received the International Sculpture Center's Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.     EL CAPITAN"The Captain' was created by Fernando Botero"The First Lady' by Fernando Botero"The First Lady' by Fernando Botero'El presidente' by Fernando Botero'El presidente' by Fernando BoteroBOTERO MUSEUM IN BOGOTAThe Botero Museum is located in Bogotá. The museum houses one of the most important international art collections in Latin America.  Located at Cl. 11 #4-41, Bogotá, Colombia 04° 35.7383'  N 074° 04.3433' WBOTERO MUSEUM IN BOGOTAThe Botero Museum is located in Bogotá. The museum houses one of the most important international art collections in Latin America.   Located at Cl. 11 #4-41, Bogotá, Colombia  04° 35.7383'  N 074° 04.3433' WCOVID VACCINE ROLLOUT:  RACE TO NORMALCY Most Embassies are not offering vaccinations for citizens abroad apart from their own staff, meaning  private-sector personnel abroad need to arrange their own vaccinations, either by accessing locally available vaccines or by returning to their countries. This report provides a country-by-country overview of the state of the vaccine rollout  as of the end of February 2021 as per "our world in data"The statistics were accessed on March 5, 2021 and reflect reported Cumulative COVID-19 vaccinations per 100 people (%)  from countries who report this Canada                               5.75Cayman Islands             36.53Colombia                           0.41Costa Rica                         2.94El Salvador                        0.25Guatemala                         0.01Honduras                            0.03Mexico                                2.06Panama                              3.49United States                  24.95source March 5,2021  https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinationsCOVID VACCINE ROLLOUT RACE TO NORMALCYUPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY >>QUARANTINE UPDATES 
 
 Keep checking this section for most recent updates  ...more >>>UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY PANAMA POSSE  "PODS"  PANAMA POSSE PODSPANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans 💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the "sub pods" with line calls after the main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone's time (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)  PANAMA POSSE DETAILS ON PODS🇲🇽 SY MOONRISE IS ON THE MOVE ! ENGINE REBUILT  SY MOONRISE IS ON THE MOVE  As a special they scouted a new Tehuantepec anchorage @ ARISTA with cell phone coverage now in GoodNauticalpecial they scouted a new Tehuantepec anchorage ASTRIA IS IN GOOD NAUTICALpecial they scouted a new Tehuantepec anchorage ASTRIA IS IN GOOD NAUTICALMOONRISESIGN UP FOR THE PANAMA POSSE  FIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBEMOSQUITOS, MALARIA and the PANAMA CANAL MOSQUITOS, MALARIA and the PANAMA CANAL  The US was not the first country to attempt the feat. As early as the 1840s the British thought about digging a canal across the Isthmus of Panama, but were deterred by the hostility of the politics and geographyFrench Panama Canal Bond Certificate - 1880French Panama Canal Bond Certificate - 1880 In 1881 the French, buoyed by the successful construction of the Suez Canal in Egypt, decided to take on the project. But they did not account for the deadly mosquitoes: 22,000 of the project’s workers died after contracting malaria and yellow fever. The loss of life caused construction costs to spiral, leading to the bankruptcy of the canal’s owners in 1889 after they had spent $287m on the project ($7 billion at today’s prices). The canal lay abandoned and incomplete.French Panama Canal Bond Certificate - 1880There is a cemetery on a hillside next to the town of Paraiso , on the Pacific side of the canal entrance that, as a child, was always pointed out to me as being "the French Cemetery".   Only the French Cemetery at Paraiso appears to include Frenchmen, although it also includes West Indian laborers who amounted to the largest number of fatalities during construction days.  the French CemeteryIn 1904 the US Army was tasked* with helping construct a canal (* there is a lot more to this…) to connect the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.The American government bought* (* there is a bit more to this…) the land in 1904 and quickly realized that it needed to protect its workforce from the diseases. To do so, it tried to kill as many of the disease-carrying mosquitoes in Panama as possible. Thousands of American troops were sent in with orders to destroy every habitat that could harbor the mosquitoes.Swamps were drained. Pools and lakes of still water were tainted with oil or simply blown up with explosives. Buildings in the area were fumigated and high-risk areas were doused with insecticide. The scale of the operation was huge: around 700,000 gallons of oil and 124,000 gallons of insecticide were used during the construction of the canal each year. And it was success, at least in relative terms. The death toll among the workforce was 5,000 by the time the canal opened in 1914.HOW IMPORTANT IS THE PANAMA CANAL ?Federal Reserve Note 50 notes1914: The first $50 Federal Reserve Note was issued with an allegorical figure of Panama between a merchant and battle ship on the reverse.One of the cruisers from a few seasons ago  met with an infectious disease specialist in early Dec at the Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans so as to address vaccination needs related to travels. Bottom line – no Yellow Fever in the parts of Panama and CR that most plan to visit – coastal areas and San Blas. The guidance document provided for Malaria risk is low throughout the year in all areas including the Canal Zone and Panama City. Risk is highest in Darien, Guna Yala, Panam and San Blas Provinces. No Risk – Cruises along the Panama canal will not necessitate anti-malarial medication. Adopt bite avoidance measures.Transmission does not occur on the San Blas Islands, but it is necessary to transit areas with known transmission risk en route to the islands. Daytime insect precautions are essential for UN-vaccinated travelers.”https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2020/preparing-international-travelers/yellow-fever-vaccine-and-malaria-prophylaxis-information-by-country/panama TROPICAL STRENGTH BUG SPRAY ! 
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The lake NIcaragua has a history of Caribbean pirates who assaulted Granada on several occasions.

FLEET UPDATE 2021-02-27

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“Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. March with men of different languages,remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.” 

– Stephen R. Covey.

 

 

 

THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE PANAMA POSSE

El Salvador Sunset      

🇸🇻 Here is a magical sunset at Bahia del Sol, El Salvador captured by Rosa Lee

Isla Brincancon, Golfo Chiriqui, Panama .

 

Isla Brincancon, Golfo Chiriqui, Panama .We lit the trees with a torch.It is the most amazing island. 

When we went ashore to take the picture, all the birds / bats came to feed off the insects in the torch light. A real special place.

 

 

 

 

🇸🇻 GOOD BYE  EL SALVADOR 

Going away party on Delta Swizzler with Alamos, Pairadice, Madeleine and Bill and Jean. We missed the kid boats, they had a better option at Surf city, but sure we will catch up again.

 

You understand cruising plans, written in the sand at low tide. Well ours are changing again. The weather Gods have moved the good weather window from Monday to Wednesday.So we are delaying our departure from El Salvador.

 

The next leg is about 340 miles, which we can break up to, 70 miles day 1, rest for a bit. Then 210 the windy part and finish with a 60 mile run. All in all, it might take a week, but we are retired and have time

 

🇲🇽 PASSAGE SOUTH 

Wreck of the Mexican-flagged Los Llanitoson on the rocks. The ship ran aground in Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, on Friday, October 23rd as Category 5 Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded, slammed area with 165 mph winds. According to local media reports, the vessel  attempted to ride out the storm at sea, but was forced aground in strong winds.

According to local media reports, the vessel  attempted to ride out the storm at sea, but was forced aground in strong winds.

The great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the Valley of Mexico appears to have decisively intervened in Tikal politics.

 

Katmandu made another passage south to Zihuatanejo Mexico. A 30 Hour passage from Barra de Navida , with a wonderful crew calm seas and not much wind a 30 hour passage . I do love passages once the lines are untied or the anchor is up!

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  🇸🇻  SY MADELEINE LEAVING EL SALVADOR 

Our 3 season Panama Posse veterans Huib,  Maaike and crew are heading south after many obstacles to Panama onboard dutch flagged SY Madeleine 🇳🇱 

We wish you fair winds and a gentle passage. 

 

 

 

🇲🇽 PARAISO ANCHORAGE, COSTALEGRE, MEXICO 🇲🇽

A hearty lunch before our dinghy tour around this picturesque anchorage .. sea caves, blow holes, bird aerials & a little stopover at 🐶 “Sam’s” beach.

   
 

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 🇯🇲 Inspiring music on the Panama Posse

U-ROY RIP !

Known by the stage name U-Roy, was a Jamaican vocalist and pioneer of toasting. U-Roy was known for a melodic style of toasting applied with a highly developed sense of timing.

Ewart Beckford was born in Jones Town, Saint Andrews Parish, Kingston, Jamaica, on 21 September 1942. As a young man Beckford listened to the music of Louis Prima, James Brown, Ruth Brown, Fats Domino, Rufus Thomas, Smiley Lewis and was especially influenced by the vocal phrasing of Louis Jordan.

 

 

U Roy 1970 Version Galore Treasure Isle

Inspired by Count Matchuki he started his professional career as a DJ in 1961 on Dickie Wong's sound system (originally called Doctor Dickies later changed to Dickies Dynamic) moving later to the Sir George the Atomic sound system. 

In 1970, Jamaican singer John Holt (lead vocalist of the Paragons) heard Beckford toasting over a Duke Reid track at a dance. Holt told Reid about the performance and on his recommendation Reid asked Beckford to come and see him and an informal recording deal was arranged. 

Richie Stephens & U Roy - Real Reggae Music 2013

U-Roy's sound system would launch the careers of a younger generation of toasters and singers including Ranking Joe, Jah Screw, Charlie Chaplin and Josey Wales. The pop group Blondie had a world-wide hit with the reggae track "The Tide Is High" in 1980, which prompted Virgin to re-release the original Paragons' track from 1967 and the 1971 U-Roy version as a single that same year. 

 

U-Roy - Natty Rebel

Beckford was featured on the album True Love by Toots and the Maytals, which won the Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Reggae Album, and showcased many notable musicians including Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Trey Anastasio, Gwen Stefani / No Doubt, Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, Manu Chao, The Roots, Ryan Adams, Keith Richards, Toots Hibbert, Paul Douglas, Jackie Jackson, Ken Boothe, and The Skatalites.

U-Roy's music and Rastafarianism

Rastafarianism has been a feature of Beckford's lyrics. The Rastafari movement, is a religion that developed in Jamaica during the 1930s. It is classified as both a new religious movement and a social movement by scholars of religion.  

 

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT:  KEY TO NORMALCY 

Most Embassies are not offering vaccinations for citizens abroad apart from their own staff, meaning  private-sector personnel abroad need to arrange their own vaccinations, either by accessing locally available vaccines or by returning to their countries. This report provides a country-by-country overview of the state of the vaccine rollout  as of the end of February 2021 as per "our world in data"

 

The statistics were accessed on February 26, 2021 and reflect reported Cumulative COVID-19 vaccinations per 100 people from countries who report this 

 

 

Canada Feb 26                             4.52

Cayman Islands Feb 26           32.12

Colombia Feb 26                         0.13

Costa Rica Feb 22                       1.99

El Salvador Feb 22                      0.09

Mexico Feb 26                             1.62

Panama Feb 26                           2.07

United States Feb 26                 20.4

 

 

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🇨🇷 Michael on My Lady K enjoying Marina Papagayo with best friend

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Marina Papagayo is proud to continue our sponsorship of the Panama Posse fleet for the 2020/21 season.  Our 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   

 

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

Greg & Perri @ Green Acres Chocolate Farm Bocas del Toro, Panama

 

 

 

🇳🇮  LAKE NICARAGUA AKA THE SWEET SEA

Papagayo wind Epicenter Lake Nicaragua aka Lake Cocibolca aka Lake Granada is a freshwater lake in Nicaragua. Of tectonic origin and with an area of 8,264 km², it is the largest lake in Central America, the 19th largest lake in the world and the tenth largest in the Americas, slightly smaller than Lake Titicaca

The lake drains to the Caribbean Sea via the San Juan River, historically making the lakeside city of Granada an Atlantic port, although Granada. The Pacific is near enough to be seen from the mountains of Ometepe - the island in the lake. 

LEON VIEJO founded on the lake was not destroyed by a 1610 earthquake, but due to the damage caused to the infrastructure and the seismic activity, the settlers held a referendum and decided to relocate the city to its present location 20 miles to the west. Nevertheless, the old city was gradually buried by the continuous expulsions of ash and volcanic stone coming from Momotombo, and by lake sediments.  

The lake has a history of Caribbean pirates who assaulted Granada on several occasions. 

 

By 1650 the Golden Age of Piracy had begun in which buccaneers from several races and nations infested the West Indies. The lake is known to have been controlled by pirates as early as 1665 when Henry Morgan led six shallow draft canoes up the San Juan for an attack on Granada.

The canoes were 12 mters long and acquired during an attack on Villahermosa, Mexico, after which Morgan's sailing ships were captured by the Spanish. In June Morgan led his band up the river by night while hiding in the day and when they reached the lake the pirates stealthily crossed it and landed outside town. A general assault was then made on Granada and the Spanish were found completely off guard. After the hostilities had ceased Morgan went after the city's treasury of silver and his men set fire to the buildings and sank all of the Spanish boats found in port.

Henry Morgan Recruiting for the Attack ( in style ! ) 

Filibustering became popular in the 19th century, primarily in Latin America (the term originated from the Spanish word filibustero which meant pirate or buccaneer).

Perhaps the most famous filibustering expedition was William Walker's Conquest of Nicaragua in 1855, by which time the country was independent from Spanish rule. A civil war had broken out in 1854 between liberal and conservative forces; the conservatives, or Legitimists, held Granada while the liberals held Leon. Initially Walker had been commissioned by the liberal government of President General Francisco Castellón to bring 300 men to aid in the war against the Legitimihis real intentions were to take over the country, as he had in Baja California and Sonora, Mexico. 

 

Walker sailed from San Francisco in May 1855 with sixty men and when he arrived in Nicaragua his small army of filibusters was increased by about 300 Americans and locals, including the pirate Charles Frederick Henningsen. After a series of battles against both the Legitimists and the liberals, Walker established himself as the ruler of Nicaragua and even received recognition from the American President Franklin Pierce. 

Walker the would-be nation builder carved out private fiefdoms in Central America before falling to a Honduran firing squad. 

Recognition didn't last long though, when Walker seized property belonging to Cornelius Vanderbilt's Accessory Transit Company, the United States government withdrew their support

Before construction of the Panama Canal, a stagecoach line owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt's Accessory Transit Company connected the lake with the Pacific across the low hills of the narrow Isthmus of Rivas. Plans were made to take advantage of this route to build an interoceanic canal, the Nicaragua Canal, but the Panama Canal was built instead. 

In order to quell competition with the Panama Canal, the U.S. secured all rights to a canal along this route in the Bryan-Chamorro Treaty of 1916. However, since this treaty was mutually rescinded by the United States and Nicaragua in 1970, the idea of another canal in Nicaragua still periodically resurfaced, such as the Ecocanal proposal.

 

 

 

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65 🇳🇮 Fuel Hauling by Respite in San Juan del Sur

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THE PANAMA POSSE BURGEES ARE FLYING 

  Here’s a picture of our 6-year-old, Magnus, aloft making sure the Panama Posse burgee is flying properly in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador.

Here’s a picture of our 6-year-old, Magnus, aloft making sure the Panama Posse burgee is flying properly in Bahia del Sol, El Salvador.

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Sassafrass showing off the Panama Posse burgee

Sassafrass showing off the Panama Posse burgee 

Sassafrass showing off the Panama Posse burgee
 

🇲🇽  ZONA ROMANTICA, PUERTO VALLARTA , MX

ZONA ROMANTICA, PUERTO VALLARTA , MX

Time to say good bye ! We'll miss you on the eastern shores of the Pacific !

SEAGLUB heading to the South Pacific

SEAGLUB heading to the South Pacific 
 

If you are part of the milk run pod & interested in the South Pacific please join Chris & Tara-Lee on Seaglub in a separate dedicated LINE group called SouthPacificPosse2021 
 

FYI: GoodNautical has over 1,500 vetted Anchorages in the South Pacific 
recorded and available for those vessels heading SW  

 GoodNautical has over 1500 vetted Anchorages in the South Pacific
SEAGLUB

 

 

  🇬🇹  TIKAL - Guatemala 

TIKAL - Guatemala       

The ruins of an ancient city, which was likely to have been called Yax Mutal, found in a rainforest in Guatemala.  It is one of the largest archaeological sites and urban centers of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. It is located in the archaeological region of the Petén Basin in what is now northern Guatemala.It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

The ruins of an ancient city, which was likely to have been called Yax Mutal, found in a rainforest in Guatemala. It is one of the largest archaeological sites
Tikal has been completely mapped and covered an area greater than 16 square kilometres which included about 3,000 structures.

Tikal has been completely mapped and covered an area greater than 16 square kilometres which  included about 3,000 structures.

The topography of the site consists of a series of parallel limestone ridges rising above lowlands.  

  

Tikal has been completely mapped and covered an area greater than 16 square kilometres which included abou

The great metropolis of Teotihuacan in the Valley of Mexico appears to have decisively intervened in Tikal politics.

A long-running rivalry between Tikal and Calakmul began in the 6th century,

A long-running rivalry between Tikal and Calakmul began in the 6th century, with each of the two cities forming its own network of mutually hostile alliances arrayed against each other in what has been likened to a long-running war between two Maya superpowers. The kings of these two capitals adopted the title kaloomte', a term that has not been precisely translated but that implies something akin to "high king"

 

 

🇭🇳 HONDURAS ROATAN IS OPEN 

HONDURAS ROATAN IS OPEN

Patrick and Lisa on Orion, checking in at Barefoot Cay Marina, Roatan 16 February, 2021.

Once we had heard that Honduras was opening back   we contacted several agents and found the fees to be pretty standard across the board at approx U.S. $500 (a clear in / clear out inclusive service). Barefoot Cay Marina coordinated the entire check in for us. 

In addition to the typical requirements for clearing in, there are now three additional requirements a boat will need to fulfill.

 

1) Negative covid results within 72 hours of checking inc conducted at Livingston, the morning of our check out from Guatemala.

 

2) Pre-check form (ours was completed by the agent and included in the quoted fee).

We found the form at

 

https://prechequeo.inm.gob.hn/Login

And, you can register and fill out the form there.

 

3) A permission letter from Copeco/Sinager (National Risk Management Agency) is required prior to entering Roatan via yacht.

 

This process takes approximately 7 to 10 days at this time, and the permission is for 90 days. 

Once all of our pre-check requirements were met (including negative covid test results) and we had our Sinager permission letter in hand, we were on our way.

 

We arrived in Roatan and were met by our agent at the Barefoot Cay marina. We were then taken by car to the immigration office in Coxen Hole. Here we were finger printed and our picture was taken. No line ups and it was very quick in and out.

 

Our agent dropped us back at the marina where we were free to wander the property and he returned to Coxen Hole to finish up at the Port Captains office.

We received our final paperwork (Yacht permit) from him early the next morning.

Barefoot Cay Marina is very small with very few slips

Barefoot Cay Marina is very small with very few slips and will not likely be able to accommodate more than one or two boats on top of what is already spoken for here… But, they have bent over backwards to accommodate us, including the 20% Panama Posse discount. And the diving is AWESOME!

ORION Panama Posse discount. And the diving is AWESOME!

 

 

 

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SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 

BAREFOOT CAY RESORT

Hello Panama Posse ,

Thank you  ...we’d love to participate, and would be happy to extend a 20% savings on dockage to the Panama Posse!

 

Warmest regards,

 

Stephanie Bodden

Resort Director

Barefoot Cay Resort | Barefoot Divers

Roatan, Bay Islands

1-866-246-3706 (toll-free to Roatan)

+504-9967-3642 (local)

VHF: 18A​ (monitored 8am-4pm)

email: Stephanie@BarefootCay.com

GOOD NAUTICAL has ROATAn
Inspiring music on the Panama Posse 🇨🇺 
Inspiring music on the Panama Posse 🇨🇺

Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club is an ensemble of Cuban musicians established in 1996 to revive the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba.   The group was named after the club in the Buenavista quarter of Havana, a popular music venue in the 1940s. To showcase the popular styles of the time, such as son, bolero and danzón, they recruited a dozen veteran musicians, many of whom had been retired.

Buena Vista Social Club - El Carretero

Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan (Official Video)

The group's album was recorded in March 1996 and quickly becoming an international success, which prompted the ensemble to perform with a full line-up in Amsterdam and New York. German movie director Wim Wenders captured the performance on film for a documentary—also called Buena Vista Social Club—that included interviews with the musicians which conducted in Havana. 

 

Buena Vista Social Club

Ibrahim Ferrer Candela Grammy Awards 1999

The success of both the album and film sparked a revival of interest in traditional Cuban music and Latin American music in general. Some of the Cuban performers later released well-received solo albums and recorded collaborations with stars from different musical genres. 

Buena Vista Social Club

🇨🇺  Buena Vista Social Club - El Carretero

As a music venue, the Buenavista Social Club experienced the peak of Havana's nightclub life, when charangas and conjuntos played several sets every night, going from club to club over the course of a week. Often, bands would dedicate songs to the clubs where they played. In the case of the Buenavista Social Club, an eponymous danzón was composed by Israel López "Cachao" in 1938, and performed with Arcaño y sus Maravillas.

 

🇲🇽   HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO 
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 

HERTZ RENTAL CARS MEXICO 

120 Hertz Rental offices all over Mexico - all have a PANAMA POSSE PACKAGE / DISCOUNT - stay tuned for details !!! No more check out surprises with rental cars in mexico 

 

🇰🇾  CAYMAN ISLAND - THE BARCADERE MARINA

Denise, Carla and Kevin at the Barcadere Marina in Grand Cayman

   

Carla Denise and Kevin at the Barcadere Marina in Grand Cayman

CAYMAN ISLAND - THE BARCADERE MARINA

The Bacadere Marina - Cayman Islands - Sponsors the Panama Posse and has a pool 

The Bacadere Marina - Cayman Islands - Sponsors the Panama Posse and has a pool

Kevin overlooking the docks

GARGOYLS Kevin overlooking the docks
APPROACH THE BARCEDERE MARINA
🇰🇾 SAFE APPROACH TO THE BARCADERE MARINA BY SEA

Shallow draft advisory 7 feet ok 8 feet with high tide only !

GARGOYLE

THE BARCADERE MARINA DISCOUNT
 

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

info@barcadere.com

enquiries@barcadere.com

+1 (345) 949-3743

Regards,

 

Denise

THE BARCEDER MARINA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 
GOOD NAUTICAL TEH BARCEDER MARINA APPRAOCH IS IN GOOD NAUTCIAL

 

🇲🇽  LORETO BAY, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO   

 LORETO BAY BC MEXICO
DAVE NAVIGATOR

 

 

 

🇯🇲 JAMAICA - Oracabessa  

JAMAICA

Oh my goodness,  Oracabessa you are beautiful! It is no wonder that you were the inspiration for Ian Fleming to create his James Bond novels here.

Oracabessa you are beautiful
Oracabessa you are beautiful

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK Oracabessa Bay 

Orcabessa Bay in Good Nautical 

Oracabessa Bay is in Good Nautical
 STREET ART JAMAICA
SLOW DANCER

 

 

🇲🇽  Puerto Vicente Anchorage, Guerrero, Mexico 

Puerto Vicente Anchorage, Guerrero, Mexico

16 ft depth. Came in at sunset yesterday and anchored for the night.  
 17° 16.5898 N  101° 03.5294 W 
Puerto Guerrero AKA Punta Papanoa

Puerto Guerrero AKA Punta Papanoa is in GOOD NAUTICAL
TENNIE ANNE

 

 

 

 

NEED CREW ? WANT TO CREW ? CREW LOGISTICS ...
 

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YOUR  CREW LOGISTICS MAP 
WITH AIRPORTS – CODES AND MARINAS ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE TO MAKE CREW LOGISTICS EASIER >>

YOUR CREW LOGISTICS MAP

 

 

 PANAMA POSSE  "PODS"  

PANAMA POSSE PODS

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans
 
💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the "sub pods" with line calls after the 
main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone's time
 (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)  

PANAMA POSSE PODS DETAILS

 

 

 

REMINDER WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS @15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN  16:00 UTC for PACIFIC

PANAMA POSSE WEEKLY LINE CALLS

 

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IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

by the end of May 2021 we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields 
 

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

 

 

Mazatlan, Mexico

Mazatlan, Mexico

 

 

PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

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

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico 

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

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

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, 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 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

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

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba

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Panama Posse Peppers

THE PANAMA POSSE PEPPER SCALE

Ancient indigenous people of central Mexico, discovered that peppers could be preserved with the aid of smoke. 

Below are the most common 12 peppers found in markets in central America in order of heat using the *Scoville heat index.

NAME

HEAT*

DESCRIPTION

Anaheim Pepper
Anaheim Peppers


500 – 2,500

With the lowest heat on the list, Anaheim peppers are about as family friendly as a hot pepper gets and very versatile. With a slightly sweet flavor, they are delicious chopped fresh in salsas and their thick walls and large cavity make Anaheim peppers perfect for stuffed pepper recipes. They make an excellent bell pepper substitute for when you want just a little bit more.

Poblano Pepper
Poblano Pepper

 


1,000 – 1,500

Speaking of alternatives to the bell, the poblano is probably the most popular of them all. It’s mild (with a lower ceiling than even the Anaheim) with an earthy flavor, and its thick walls provide a meatiness that you don’t often get with chilies.

Ancho PEPPER
Ancho Chiles Peppers

 


1,000 – 2.000

When dried the poblano is known as ancho, and in this form its arguably more of a Mexican cuisine staple. The earthiness takes a smoky turn, perfect for mole sauces and BBQ. The most widely available dried chiles. Different peppers from the same plant have been reported to vary substantially in heat intensity.

Cascabel Pepper
Cascabel Pepper

 


1,000 – 3,000

Cascabels
are typically ground into a powder or flakes for culinary use. They have a delicious earthy nuttiness to them that make them a favorite for sauces and marinades. But the flavor is only half the story. These chilies are a very popular ornamental pepper with their apple-like shape, long stem, and rattle. Yes, rattle. Cascabels keep their rounded shape when dried (unusual for chilies) and the seeds become loose in the cavity, creating a rattle like experience.

PASILLA Pepper
Pasilla Pepper


250 – 4,000

Pasilla
or “little raisin” refers to the dried chilaca pepper. Sometimes miss labeled as Ancho chiles. The Pasilla chile is normally 8 -10 inches long and much narrower than the Ancho.
Pasillas have a smoky, fruity, earthy flavor that is often compared to berries and dried fruits (like raisins).
Pasilla peppers are similar in flavor to ancho chiles but are less sweet.

Great with fruits, duck, seafood, lamb, mushrooms, garlic, fennel, honey or oregano.

Guajillo Pepper
Guajillo Pepper


2,500 – 5,000
 

If you like your chilies on the slightly sweeter side, then the guajillo pepper (the dried form of the mirasol chili) is one that should make your shortlist. With hints of tangy cranberry and the crispness of tea, its flavors make the guajillo one of the most popular dried chilies in Mexico, second only to the famous ancho pepper.And like the ancho, the guajillo is one of the holy trinity of chilies that are commonly used in authentic Mexican mole sauces. Its unique sweetness, too, makes it a fun chili to experiment with around the kitchen. It has a surprising range and a heat most everyone can enjoy.

A popular chili for mole sauces, guajillo peppers have a sweet fruitiness to them There’s a little cranberry here and a tea-like undertone. As a dried chili, it’s typically used crushed into flakes or powders, but it can also be rehydrated for use in stews and soups. It takes a close second to the ancho in terms of popularity in Mexican cuisine, though outside of Mexico they can be a little harder to source.

Jalapeño Pepper
JALAPENO Pepper Jalapeño


2,500 – 8,000

Jalapeños
really have a space all their own among chilies. It’s the most popular chili, not only in Mexico but also around the world. There’s a bright bite, perfect for fresh salsas and just spicy enough. The chili has thick walls and enough cavity space to be perfect for stuffing. The jalapeño when dried and smoked becomes the delicious chipotle pepper. Chipotles are known for their deep smokiness, making them delicious in BBQ rubs and marinades.

Chipotle
(MORITA)
Pepper
Chipotle Morita Pepper


2,500 – 8,000

Morita
is a smoke-dried jalapeno, commonly referred to as a chipolte.
Rich slightly fruity flavor.In Chihuahua, the region of Mexico where most chipotle peppers come from, it is the morita jalapeño, an eggplant-colored pepper, that abounds. Chipotle can also be made from mature red jalapeños. The smoking process takes a few days. Jalapeño peppers are placed on metal grills in smoking chambers or gas dryers, where they are shuffled around every couple of hours to ensure even smoking. Once this process is done, finished chipotle peppers will be shriveled and darkened, and possess the rich flavors of smoke and spice, with a hint of fruitiness.Chipotle is a key ingredient in many traditional Mexican recipes, and is perhaps most famously used in a meat marinade called adobo. 

PUYA CHILE PEPPER
Puya peppers

 


5,000 – 8,000

PUYA CHILE
is very similar to the Guajillo, but smaller and hotter.  It may be soaked in water to pull out the flavor. It is often used more for its fruity flavor, rather than its flesh.
Good pureed, mashed or diced, and then made into a sauce. It can be soaked in water to pull out the flavor, and then the water can be used in your dish.The Puya may be used as a pizza topping, or with meat dishes, such as pork, veal, fish and chicken.

Serrano Pepper
Serano Pepper


10,000 – 23,000
Similar bright grassy flavor to Jalapeños , but serrano chilies take the heat factor up to another level. The can double in  heat (and even more), so if you’re ready for a next step pepper, the serrano is an excellent culinary choice. They work very well in salsas. And while serranos are thinner than jalapeños, they still work well for popper recipes.They are meaty peppers and are not the best choice for drying. Serrano peppers originated in the mountainous regions.  Puebla and Hidalgo. The name of the pepper, serrano, actually is a reference to the mountains (sierras) of those areas.

They are commonly red, brown, orange, or yellow, though you are likely to find them in their more common green color.

Serrano peppers are perfect for salsas, sauces, relishes, garnishes, making hot sauce  and more. They are usually best when roasted.

Chile de Àrbol
Chile de Àrbol


15,000 – 30,000

Chile de àrbol
are popular for both culinary uses and as ornamental chilies. Like other dried Mexican peppers, they are typically used for cooking in flake and powder form. They have an earthy flavor, slightly smoky, and they pack a surprising punch. The can reach up to a cayenne pepper level of spiciness. The chilies long and thin shape (and the fact that it keeps its beautiful red color when dried). Not only is this pepper terrific as chili powder or in hot sauces, but it’s also skinny and tiny enough to flavor foods, olive oil, and beverages as a whole dried pod.  The Chile de àrbol adds some serious wow factor in a bottle or as a garnish to a meal or spicy cocktail.

Habanero Peppers
Habanero Pepper


100,000 - 350,000
 

One of the world’s hottest chili pepper, but don’t let the fact that certain chilies have passed it by fool you into underestimating it. The habanero is a seriously hot pepper. And unlike many of the hotter chilies, there’s quite a bit of flavor to go along with the extra-hot kick. it has a unique, citrus-like taste with a subtle hint of smoke that makes it very popular in hot sauces, powders, and rubs. If you can handle the heat, this is a fun culinary chili to play with in the kitchen. Unripe habaneros are green, and they color as they mature. The most common color variants are orange and red, but the fruit may also be white, brown, yellow, green, or purple. Typically habaneros are 1-2 inches /  2–6 centimetres long.-