Fleet Update Cover shot San Blas

FLEET UPDATE 2022-01-16

Panama Posse

 

 

Jan 16, 2022

PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

 

 

1)  PICTURE OF THE WEEK

Small Word III

SY SMALL WORLD III  -  Karen & Darren

Small World III Darren
Karen

 

 

 

 

2)  PANAMA POSSE WELCOMES OUR NEWEST MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

#310 🇺🇸  SY RHUMBLINE  - Terry & Susan & Craig   -  Cheoy Lee 44′ 

#311 🇩🇪  SY FLORA  - Ralf & Wiebke   - Hallberg-Rassy 43′

#312 🇺🇸  SY SERENITY - Vanessa & Ed  - Leopard 46′

#313 🇳🇿  SY FREYDIS - Paula & Jim  - Malo 46′

#314 🇺🇸  SY KARUNA  - Doug & Anna  - Ta Shing Panda 40′

#315  🇺🇸  SY WONOMA - Christopher & Jessica - Dufour 37′

Panama Posse 302

 

 

 

3)  CALETA DE CAMPOS  🇲🇽
PANAMA POSSE GATHERINGS

Dinner
on the beach with the Caletas de Campos contingent! With boats No
Regrets, Mar Y sol, and Juliet. We were all drenched...that’s a pretty
tough dinghy landing. 💦💦💦

PANAMA POSSE Gatherings

Dinner
in Caleta de Campos with Mar y Sol and Juliet. Then we swamped Mar y
Sol’s dinghy before we could get past the waves on the way out. Totally
soaked. It took forever to bail her out for a second attempt
(successful). Two women and one of their kids came over with a small
beach bucket to help. Very nice of them.

SY NO REGRETS   - SY MAR Y SOL - SY JULIET 

 Lynette  & Bruce |   Marisol  & Bob  |   LeeAnne & Charlie 

 

 

 

 

 

4) WEST MARINE PRO DISCOUNT FOR THE PANAMA POSSE FLEET

west marine pro

Happy to announce your Westmarine Pro discount 

 

WMPro has finally (  took 4 years )  accepted us and is extending the pro silver discount ( 5 - 25 % off ) to the Panama and Pacific Posse participants - to sign up for your discount please go to https://panamaposse.com/westmarine 

 

Another perk of the Panama and Pacific Posse

 

 

 

 

 

5) STARFISH BEACH, BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA 

Starfish Beach

This picture is right now at Starfish Beach at 5 pm, we are blessed

SY SHEARWATER  - Eric and Pati - Formosa 50′

Shearwater
Eric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 6) GESTALT GESTALT GESTALT 

GESTALT

HOW TO PASS ON INFORMATION WITHIN THE PANAMA POSSE EFFICIENTLY 

 

What is Gestalt and Why You Need To Know It – 

 

Gestalt
Language Protocol is something I picked up from training in connection
with a couple of different groups one of them being EO Gestalt Language
Protocol may sound suspiciously like something the Secret Service uses
to decode enemy communications, but really, it is simply a set of ideas
about how to communicate with other CAPTAINS & CREW and
individuals in a non-threatening manner so that people within the group
feel like they can really share and learn. Here are some general ideas
about how it works:

 

1. Speak from your own experiences rather than giving advice or opinions

 

2. Use “I” statements instead of “You” statements  

 

3. Speak in past tense - this is what I did   

 

4. Avoid the “Should”, “Would”, “Could”

 

5. Do not speak in generalities, be specific 

 

 

 

It can take a lot of practice IT IS HARD !!! 

but I have found that when members don’t openly communicate it is often
because they feel threatened. Nobody likes to be reminded that they
messed up up or that maybe don’t have or understand a solution. Whatever
the case may be, Gestalt Language Protocol eliminates many of the
barriers and obstacles to real communication. It is centered on creating
a safe environment where people feel safe, help each other and NOT
feeling inferior.  

We have set up a GESTALT MONITOR account in the LINE GROUP.
 
 
 

gestalt

 

 

 

 

7) PANAMA POSSE PARTY
FLEET POT LUCK CELEBRATION 
AT SHELTER BAY 

Pot luck 2

Next Panama Posse event in shelter bay next Thursday, January 20th (since juanjo couldn’t make the last one due to COVID). 

17:30
start in cruisers palapa. Potluck, bring (good) food. There will be
coals on the BBQ  to grill with. Desserts encouraged. 

Rum (until we run out) will be provided courtesy of Panama Posse and shelter bay marina. 

Shelter bay is determined to be the most fun Panama Posse destination!

please rsvp @

https://panamaposse.com/party

Shelter Bay Marina

 

 

 

 

 

8) SMALL WORLD III EXPLORING SAN BLAS

UNDERWAY
Small World
Small World
At anchor

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

Darren
Karen

 

9) TSUNAMIS IN TONGA

In 2009, Captain Dietmar's SY Carinthia was at anchor in Vava'u Northern Tonga when the Samoa Tsunami hit.

At
the time we had a local net on VHF 26 and it was clear for those in
shallow anchorages to get out - we had 10 minutes - so we weighed anchor
FAST and got to 130 feet of water depth in time. There was no feeling
of the wave in deep water. Other boats touched briefly and then get
out.. So it depends on the bottom your hull /keel and the severity of
the tsunami impact. Our vessel can sit on it's keels but that is not the
case for every other yacht.

Another vessel sailed right over the epicenter of the underwater earthquake which caused the tsunami and also felt nothing 

Near
shore though things get a little more dire. In the marina in Pago Pago a
vessel crushed and killed a sailor as he was trying to untie his vessel
and fell between the dock and his yacht and the swell crushed him. Here
is the link watch what happened in Pago Pago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaM8TPTBodI

 

In
most marinas the depth is shallow and therefore the impact on yachts
attached to cleats and quick water movement can create a lot of damage
for both the docks and yachts with this quick energy transfer. Rob on
Avant was in Chiapas and had this to report.  "During the first
Panama Posse the tsunami in Chiapas destroyed the marina and flooded the
dry yard (with Avant in the dry yard). Posse members there at the time
took refuge but climbing onto the workshop roof (this in the middle of
the night, the earthquake hit at about midnight). 

There
were no injuries, and no boats were damaged. This was amazing as all
the docks floated free of their pilings and were adrift in the basin.
They subsequently rebuilt the marina to withstand a similar event."

 

TSUNAMI DATA JANUARY 15 2022

PORT COUNTRY LAT LONG UTC FT

ABURATSU JP 31.6N 131.4E 1642 2.1

PICHIDANGUI CL 32.1S 71.5W 2012 2.3

TOCOPILLA CL 22.1S 70.2W 2015 1.7

TALTAL CL 25.4S 70.5W 2012 1.6

CHANARAL CL 26.4S 70.6W 2114 5.7

CALLAO PE 12.1S 77.2W 2052 2.2

HAKODATE JP 41.8N 140.7E 1936 1.1

KUSHIMOTO JP 33.5N 135.8E 1629 3.1

MERA JP 34.9N 139.8E 1714 1.7

OFUNATO JP 39.0N 141.8E 1744 1

SAIPAN US 15.2N 145.7E 1627 0.4

PUERTO CL 43.9S 73.7W 1947 0.4

LA EC 2.2S 80.9W 2103 2

PISAGUA CL 19.6S 70.2W 2058 0.9

ESPERANCE AU 33.9S 121.9E 1721 0.6

OUVEA NC 20.5S 166.6E 823 1.3

PORTLAND AU 38.3S 141.6E 1934 0.5

PORT NZ 39.5S 176.9E 1943 1.2

BURNIE AU 41.1S 145.9E 1721 0.8

COCOS CR 5.6N 87.0W 2030 0

PUERTO MX 15.7N 96.5W 2053 1.2

WINTER CA 50.5N 128.0W 1740 0.9

HENSLUNG CA 54.2N 133.0W 1731 0.8

PORT AK 56.2N 134.6W 2056 1.1

JACKSON NZ 44.0S 168.6E 1233 3

WELLINGTON NZ 41.3S 174.8E 1950 0.6

NORTH NZ 34.4S 173.0E 917 2.3

ISHIGAKIJIMA JP 24.3N 124.2E 1509 0.5

ANTARCTICA PRA 62.5S 59.7W 1851 0.9

COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 1939 3.5

MATARANI PE 17.0S 72.1W 1935 1

TALARA PE 4.6S 81.3W 1918 1.1

QUINTERO CL 32.8S 71.5W 1846 1.7

TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.1W 1858 1.2

BUCALEMU CL 34.6S 72.0W 1937 1.7

BAHIA CL 40.6S 73.7W 1815 3.4

CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 1909 2.6

QUEPOS CR 9.4N 84.2W 1953 0.4

SANTACRUZ GALAPAGOS 0.7S 90.3W 1903 2.5

HALEIWA HI 21.6N 158.1W 1717 1.3

YAKUTAT AK 59.5N 139.7W 1748 0.7

MEJILLONES CL 23.1S 70.5W 1518 0.7

ZIHUATANEJO MX 17.6N 101.6W 1724 1.5

ACAPULCO MX 16.8N 99.9W 1707 0.4

PATACHE CL 20.8S 70.2W 1633 0.5

CHICHIJIMA JP 27.1N 142.2E 1344 2.4

VODOPADNAYA RU 51.7N 158.0E 1434 1.5

KUSHIRO JP 43.0N 144.4E 1411 1.3

TOSASHIMIZU JP 32.8N 133.0E 1537 3

OMAEZAKI JP 34.6N 138.2E 1526 2.3

EASTER CL 27.2S 109.4W 1530 1

DART 52.7N 156.8W 1431 0.2

DART 55.3N 148.6W 1520 0.1

DUTCH UNALASKA 53.9N 166.5W 1452 0.3

KING AK 55.1N 162.3W 1449 1.1

ATKA AK 52.2N 174.2W 1358 0.7

NIKOLSKI AK 52.9N 168.9W 1528 1.2

LIHOU AU 17.1S 152.1E 1241 0.4

GOLD BYP 27.9S 153.4E 1135 2.3

PORT AU 34.5S 150.9E 1206 1.3

TWOFOLD AU 37.1S 149.9E 1205 2.2

SPRING AU 42.5S 147.9E 1041 1.1

HIVA FP 9.8S 139.0W 1026 1.8

NUKU FP 8.9S 140.1W 1055 2.2

HANALEI HI 22.2N 159.5W 1233 2.7

KAHULUI HI 20.9N 156.5W 1228 2.7

RIKITEA PF 23.1S 135.0W 1038 0.7

HUAHINE PF 16.7S 151.0W 813 1.8

NAURU NA 0.5S 166.9E 1118 0.5

GISBORNE NZ 38.7S 178.0E 1141 2.2

KAWAIHAE HI 20.0N 155.8W 1132 1.2

HONOKOHAU HI 19.7N 156.0W 1145 1.1

HONOLULU HI 21.3N 157.9W 1112 0.4

BARBERS HI 21.3N 158.1W 1135 0.6

MAKAI HI 21.3N 157.7W 1128 0.9

HILO HI 19.7N 155.1W 929 0.3

NAWILIWILI HI 22.0N 159.4W 1057 1

HIENGHENE NC 20.7S 164.9E 910 1.5

VANUATU VT 17.8S 168.3E 924 4.6

RAROTONGA CK 21.2S 159.8W 853 3

GREAT NZ 36.2S 175.5E 849 2.3

OWENGA NZ 44.0S 176.4W 902 1.4

KINGSTON IS 29.1S 168.0E 840 2.6

LUGANVILLE VU 15.5S 167.2E 826 1.2

OUINNE NC 22.0S 166.7E 826 3.7

THIO NC 21.6S 166.2E 819 1.9

LIFOU NC 20.9S 167.3E 746 2.9

EAST NZ 37.6S 178.2E 834 0.8

SUVA FJ 18.1S 178.4E 633 0.9

DART TO 23.4S 173.4W 442 0.4

NUKUALOFA TO 21.1S 175.2W 516 2.7

PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 531 2

APIA WS 13.8S 171.8W 551 0.5

 

The birth of an island

 

Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai Island 

The
birth of a new island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean around Dec. 19,
2014 via tephra-dominated hydro-magmatic processes (surtseyan-style)
was witnessed by NASA’s Earth Observing System sensors during the course
of its month-long construction phase. Such eruptions are not uncommon
in this region and similar events occurred in 2008-2009 with ephemeral
island formation and subsequent destruction over a period of months.

 

The
volcano is usually not much to look at. It consists of two small
uninhabited islands, Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga, poking about 100m
above sea level 65km north of Tonga’s capital Nuku‘alofa. But hiding
below the waves is a massive volcano, around 1800m high and 20km wide.

Tsunami Wave dispersion

 

 

 

10) TSUNAMI ALERTS

 

In
the 5 years of the Posse, we have ‘enjoyed’ two tsunami events (the
Chiapas tsunami in year one, and this year’s Tonga tsunami). So while
these are rare, they do happen. 

 

National
authorities throughout the Panama Posse route do post tsunami warnings,
but they are in the local language and may be on various government
websites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds most Posse members will not
know about, making their utility dubious. 

 

There
is one international tsunami warning center: the UNESCO tsunami warning
center. They don’t post the notices anywhere, but you can subscribe
here:
https://lists.unesco.org/wws/subscribe/tsunami-information-ioc.
After you subscribe you will receive world wide tsunami alerts and
updates via email, many of which I shared in the Posse line group. 

 

Many tsunami notices are also posted on https://www.tsunami.gov,
but as a USA-Canada focused service the ‘Non-US Canada’ alerts are
often ‘late’ (and in this event, were not displaying due to a web
glitch). 

 

Having
said that, the UNESCO system is imperfect and it’s infrastructure is
poor. The first UNESCO warnings didn’t come out until 1547 local for me,
several hours after the USA warnings were out and only minutes before
the first waves hit Central America. Apparently this is because it’s a
semi automated system based on earthquakes, and the Tonga event was a
volcano based tsunami (which they didn’t plan for in the system). But I
suggest all Posse members subscribe for alerts. 

 

In
the event of a tsunami warning, the best place to be is at sea in
>100’ of water. Be aware that local shoreline topography and
bathymetry can and will affect how a tsunami behaves in any particular
area, and long inlets, bays, and some anchorages can act as a ‘lens’ to
focus the power of even a small tsunami to devastating effect (as
happened in Chiapas during Posse #1). 

 

Stay safe out there!

Rob
Debra

SY AVANT -  Rob & Debra

 

 

 

11) THE HUNGA TONGA HUNGA HA’APAI ISLAND  

Sources of volcano Eruptions and subsequent tsunamis

6 types of volcanic causes of Tsunamis - and below is what happened on Saturday  

Blow it up
massive

The caldera is a crater-like depression around 5km across. Small eruptions
(such as in 2009 and 2014/15) occur mainly at the edge of the caldera,
but very big ones come from the caldera itself. These big eruptions are
so large the top of the erupting magma collapses inward, deepening the
caldera.

 

Looking at the chemistry of past eruptions, we now think the small eruptions
represent the magma system slowly recharging itself to prepare for a big
event.

 

We found evidence of two huge past eruptions from the Hunga caldera in
deposits on the old islands. We matched these chemically to volcanic ash
deposits on the largest inhabited island of Tongatapu, 65km away, and
then used radiocarbon dates to show that big caldera eruptions occur
about ever 1000 years, with the last one at AD1100.

 

With this knowledge, the eruption on January 15 seems to be right on schedule for a “big one”.

 

Tonga us still in the middle of this major eruptive sequence and many aspects
remain unclear, partly because the island is currently obscured by ash
clouds.

 

The two earlier eruptions on December 20 2021 and January 13 2022 were of
moderate size. They produced clouds of up to 17km elevation and added
new land to the 2014/15 combined island.

 

The latest eruption has stepped up the scale in terms of violence. The ash
plume is already about 20km high. Most remarkably, it spread out almost
concentrically over a distance of about 130km from the volcano, creating
a plume with a 260km diameter, before it was distorted by the wind.

 

This demonstrates a huge explosive power – one that cannot be explained by
magma-water interaction alone. It shows instead that large amounts of
fresh, gas-charged magma have erupted from the caldera.

 

The eruption also produced a tsunami throughout Tonga and neighbouring Fiji
and Samoa. Shock waves traversed many thousands of kilometres, were
seen from space, and recorded in New Zealand some 2000km away. Soon
after the eruption started, the sky was blocked out on Tongatapu, with
ash beginning to fall.

 

All these signs suggest the large Hunga caldera has awoken. Tsunami are
generated by coupled atmospheric and ocean shock waves during an
explosions, but they are also readily caused by submarine landslides and
caldera collapses.

 

It remains unclear if this is the climax of the eruption. It represents a
major magma pressure release, which may settle the system.

 

A warning, however, lies in geological deposits from the volcano’s
previous eruptions. These complex sequences show each of the 1000-year
major caldera eruption episodes involved many separate explosion events.

 

Hence we could be in for several weeks or even years of major volcanic unrest
from the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano. For the sake of the people
of Tonga I hope not.

 

from Shane Cronin Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Auckland

More Details

 

 

 

 

 12) MEET THE FLEET: SY FREYDIS

FREYDIS Paula & Jim

Paula & Jim enjoying a waterfall  - SY FREYDIS - Malo 46′

 

 

 

 

13) BEATA AT PUNTA GALERA

Anchorage

FROM GOOD NAUTICAL 
 
Punta Galera located 73NM from Puerto Angel is a marginal anchorage
with little protection from the wind and none from the swell.
Breakwaters built at the river mouth behind the point create a great
point break which attracts surfers to the small community of Galera. The
anchorage is usually very rolly is only tenable in calm conditions.

 

Dangers

Swell

Shoaling

Rocks

Surfers

 

Hi there. These were taken North to South. We anchored on sand at 25ft. We were surrounded by lightening storms around 10pm with 30 kt winds and held steady.

Hi
there. These were taken North to South. We anchored on sand at 25ft. We
were surrounded by lightening storms around 10pm with 30 kt winds and
held steady.

Good Nauticla has this anchorge

 15° 58.133' N  097°40.3283' W 
 

SY BEATA  - Billy & Ruth - Beneteau 45′

Billy
Ruth

 

 

 
14)   TEHUANTEPEC CROSSING  

Red Rover
 
Red Rover
Red Rover

We
lost one of our crew here in Huatulco on Tuesday.   Several of you
were fortunate to have met Zoe, many of you didn't. Please think of her
as you stop in or pass by Huatulco.

Zoe - you will be missed

ZOE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED !

 

MY RED ROVER -  Kevin & Alison  - Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison

 

 

 
15) MARINA EL CID CANCUN   🇺🇸
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

https://panamaposse.com/marina-el-cid

Marina El Cid is happy to support the Panama Posse
with a 20% discount over our rates.

 

MARINA EL CID CANCUN

As
the only Riviera Maya resort with its own professional boating
services, Marina El Cid Cancún features a wide and deep channel ––
providing safe harbor to yachts and other large boats. Experience Cancún
/ Riviera Maya from a truly breathtaking point of view, then drop
anchor and enjoy the luxurious accommodations and world-class services
of our oceanfront resort hotel and spa. Considered one of Mexico’s
finest boatyards by experienced Puerto Morelos boaters and fishermen,
our marina accommodates vessels ranging from 25 to 120 feet in length.

Lic. Manuel J. Estrella Buenfil

Harbor Master

Follow this link for more info  https://panamaposse.com/marina-el-cid

 

 

 

 

 

16) WE LOVE YOUR FACTS !
We love your stories,  videos,  findings, pictures  
 email us to include them in the next fleet update >> 

Marinas

 

 

 

17)  MARINERS WHO'S KEEL HAS TOUCHED THE GROUND AND LIVE TO TELL ABOUT IT ...

touch the ground

Marina Ixtapa

Marina Ixtapa

Sunrise
getting close to the Ixtapa marina channel. They closed the channel
right after Mar y Sol and us got in. It was pretty hairy. According to
the tide tables we were supposed to be at slack tide, but it was
anything but slack. When we rounded the corner to the right we grounded
in 5.5’ of water (that’s our draft) but we’re able to wrist our way into
deeper water. The tidal current was running so hard that at full
throttle we were only doing 1.5 knots. Two guys in a panga were waiting
for us at the turn and guided us in, helping with the dock lines as
well.

Caleta Campos
Sunset shot of Mar y Sol as we leave Punta Cabeza Negra last night.
 

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

Bruce
Lynette

 

 

 

 

18) NEED CREW ?

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

CREW – LOOKING FOR A VESSEL

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

 

https://panamaposse.com/crew

Results WILL vary !

 

 

 

19) YOU WILL MISS A LOT IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LINE FOR PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS

 

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

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

 

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

 

LINE

 

 

 

 

0) UNDERWAY WITH FREE PREDICT WIND'S 
PANAMA POSSE FLEET TRACKING 

enjoy a 20% off Predict Wind Pro as part of the Sponsorship of the Panama Posse 
 
- to follow the fleet visit https://panamaposse.com/tracking 

Tracking

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

 

For Help and to review the different options 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ABOUT THE FLEET TRACKING PROCESS >>

 

About Tracking:

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

 

 

 

 

21) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

fb
Cindy

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

 

JUANJO

 

 

 

 

22) DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED THIS FALL

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Pet Vaccination Records

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

and most controversial of all ... 

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

 

 

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

 

COVID TESTS

TO REENTER THE US YOU WILL NEED A NEGATIVE COVID TEST TAKEN ONE DAY BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT 

 

HEALTH PASS COSTA RICA 

IN
COSTA RICA AS YOU MOVE AROUND YOU WILL NEED A PUBLIC QR CODE TO ENTER
AND ACCESS MANY FACILITIES - NO CODE -  No Access 

This
electronic form known as “Pase de Salud” or “Health Pass” is one such
control measure. From this website, you can complete your Health Pass
and obtain a QR Code to show to airport authorities upon arrival to
Costa Rica.get yours  here 

https://salud.go.cr/
 

 

 

 

23) THE COLD WATERS IN SAN DIEGO BAY 

Cold
 

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ - Nicole & Keenan & Jack  - Cal 46′

Keenan
Nicole
Jack

 

 

 

24) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 
 

🇺🇸 Safer Harbor South Bay - Chula Vista, USA  

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico 

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico 

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala 

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador 

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

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua 

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica 

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad, Ecuador 01

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama Bocas Marina

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama Linton Bay Marina

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 

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

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos 

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic 

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys, FL, USA 

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

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL 

🇺🇸  Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina

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

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head, SC

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah, GA 

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, NC 

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, NC

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, NC

🇺🇸 Tide Water Marina –  Portsmouth, VA 

🇺🇸  Ocean Yacht Marina–   Portsmouth, VA  

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Gloucester Point, VA 

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing –Yorktown, VA

 

EST MARINE PRO

 

 

25)  PANAMA POSSE  SPONSORS 

 

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

 

 

 

26) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

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

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

 

Sevenstar
is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a
lift-on, lift-off basis. Sevenstar has access to the Spliethoff fleet of
over 120 company owned vessels. With an impressive 1,500+ transports
per year, they are calling over 100 ports in more than 40 countries
worldwide.

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact 
Kris Caren

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

 

 

 

where do we go from here

 

 

27) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

 

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

Erick Gálvez

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

 

 

 

28) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

ONESAILS MEXICO - Puerto Vallarta - Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

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Opencpn sat charts

FLEET UPDATE 2022-01-09

Panama Posse

 

 

 

 

Jan 09, 2022

PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

 

 

1)  PANAMA POSSE WELCOMES OUR NEWEST VESSELS

#303 🇨🇦  SY MILLY - Peter & Sally  -  Antares 44′

#304 🇳🇱  SY FIDELIS - Jeroen & Jeanette -  Amel 54′′

#305 🇳🇴  SY SANTOSA - Katrine & Tom  -  Beneteau 50′

#306 🇳🇱  SY BLACK MOON - Niels -  Taling 33′

#307 🇺🇸   MY THRESHOLD  - Steve & Karyn  -  Kanter Yachts 54′

#308 🇺🇸   SY GENESIS - Michael & Pimonpan    -  Kanter Yachts 54′

#309 🇺🇸   SY SEA FOREVER - Steve &  Brian & Debbie  -  Catlina 42′

 

Panama Posse 302

 

 

 

 

2)  PANAMA POSSE OPEN CPN SEMINAR 
🇵🇦 SHELTER BAY MARINA, PANAMA 

Wednesday at Shelter Bay Marina, Panama - all yachts are welcome  !

 

PANAMA POSSE SEMINAR

 

Shelter Bay Marina

January 12th, 2022

1500hrs - 1700 hrs

in the cruiser’s lounge. Bring your computer, your copy of the Bauhaus cruisers guide, and a way to connect to the Internet.

We will share charts and go over setup to use sat charts. We will not cover basic Chartplotter operation.

Have OpenCPN installed on your computer before you arrive. You can get the install program to download at:

https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadopencpn.html

Please register with Rob on Avant, send an email to rob_murray_@hotmail.com to register.

 

SY AVANT - Debra & Rob - Beneteau 43.5′

Debra
Rob
Loggerhead

Satellite Images and side by side display screen vs raster or reference charts 

 

 

 

 

 

3) ZIHUATANEJO, MX 🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE 

Panama Posse Gathering in Zihuatanejo

The Zihuatanejo contingent of the 2021-22 Panama Posse!

SY JULIET - Charlie & LeeAnne   - Bavaria 46′

Charlie
Lee Anne
Crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4) BOAT YOGA POSES 

Boat Yoga

Looking to 2022 from a new perspective! With our beloved Gitana watching over us as we wait out weather in Mag Bay!!

MY GITANA - Hugo & Michele - Nordhavn 60′

Michelle

 

 

 

 

5) THE ROAD TO OAXACA 

EN ROUTE TO MOUNTAINS

The
drive through the mountains from Huatulco to Oaxaca was absolutely
gorgeous. Curvy mountain road with great sights and interesting
villages.

The Road to Oaxaca from la Crucecita

MY RED ROVER  - Kevin & Alison - Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison

 

 

6) MEDICAL AND SELF RESCUE PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS SEM 🇨🇷 GOLFITO COSTA RICA 

 

Croc

 

Free seminar in Costa Rica 

MY HO'OKIPA- Lucky Chucky & Lisa - Seline 40′

Lisa
Lucky Chucky

 

 

 

 

 7) MEET THE FLEET: SY CHIMERA

Chimera

Margaret & Dennis 

Resort

Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Costa Rica

Chimera

Sailing in the Golfo Dulce

Sunset

At Anchor  08° 39.205' N  083° 15.25' W 

 8°39'12.3

 SY CHIMERA - Dennis & Margaret - Beneteau 47′

Costa Rica

Golfo
Dulce and the nachorages and Points of interests are such as Parque
Nacional Piedras Blancas are  in Good Nautical 

 

 

 

 

8) IS THAT A BABY JESUS IN YOUR BREAD 

Rosca de Reyes

 

Rosca de reyes
The bread is a Latino tradition eaten on Three Kings Day, Jan. 6, to
celebrate the arrival of the wise men to see the Christ child. The cake contains a tiny plastic baby that represents Jesus. Whoever gets the piece with the doll must host a party on Feb. 2, Candlemas Day.

 

The pastry symbolizes the visit of the three wise men who followed the star to Bethlehem to see the Christ child.  

Panaderia

To enhance the metaphor of a tiara, each round loaf is bejeweled with colorful candied or crystallized fruit.  

Hidden
inside the the dough are small, plastic, 1 1/4-inch babies,
representing Joseph and Mary’s concealment of Jesus from King Herod.
Recipes vary from bakery to bakery, but the bread’s basic ingredients
include flour, water, milk, eggs, yeast, sugar and butter.

As
tradition goes, if you find Jesus in your slice, you must host a party
on Feb. 2, known as Candlemas Day, Presentation of the Lord, or Día de
la Candelaria and bring tamales. It’s also common in Mexico to enjoy
your tamales on Día de la Candelaria with an atole.

Baby Yoda

In classic Mexican ingenuity the Kraneo Food restaurant, located in Mexico City, has baked a rosca that brings “ Baby Yoda ” inside. The bread is inspired by the little character from The Mandalorian series.

 

 

9) ENTRY BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 🇨🇷

Busy Bee

Maybe
a contender? Caught off coast of Costa Rica en route to Bahia drake
from Puerto Jimenez. SV Busy Bee. No scale to know how heavy. 

SY BUSY BEE -  Daniel & Lori - Lagoon 40′

Dan
Lori
Crew

 

 

 

 

 

10) 🇺🇸 FORT JEFFERSON - DRY TORTUGAS

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

Dry Tortugas

In
1521, Ponce de León returned to southwest Florida with the first
large-scale attempt to establish a Spanish colony in what is now the
continental United States. However, the native Calusa people fiercely
resisted the incursion, and he was seriously wounded in a skirmish. The
colonization attempt was abandoned, and died from his wounds soon after
returning to Cuba.

 

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

TReaty

During
that time U.S. Navy Commodore David Porter inspected the Dry Tortugas
islands as he was on the lookout for a site for a naval station that
would help suppress piracy in the Caribbean.

 

While
Commodore Porter thought the Dry Tortugas were unfit for a naval
station. He commanded a number of U.S. naval ships, including the famous
USS Constitution and saw service in the First Barbary War. Porter was
later court martialed and resigned and then – joined and became
commander-in-chief of the MEXICAN NAVY and inspired the songs “Hey Joe” and “I’m on the Mexican radio(sorry for this really bad joke)

David Porter

In
1829, under recommendations from Commodore John Rodgers, the survey
ship Florida stopped at the Dry Tortugas to evaluate the anchorage.
Contrary to Commodore Porter’s experience, Josiah Tattnall was delighted with what he found. It
consisted of 11 small keys and surrounding reefs and banks, over which
the sea broke. There was an outer and an inner harbor which afforded a
safe anchorage during all seasons and was large enough to let a large
number of ships ride at anchor. The Dry Tortugas would constitute the
advance post for a defense of the Gulf Coast.

 

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

Escape

One amazing story is that of an escape covered in the underground railroad documentation

ESCAPE

Early
on July 10, 1847, under the cover of darkness, seven freedom seekers
named Jerry, Jack, John, George, Ephraim, Howard and Robert fled Garden
Key. They took with them every vessel that could float, a brilliant move
that greatly reduced the risk of being pursued and captured. Without
being detected the seven men removed the schooners Union, Virginia, and
b, and a small boat belonging to the Garden Key lighthouse keeper.

 

Soon
after fleeing Garden Key and entering the Loggerhead Channel, they
disabled and abandoned the Virginia, the Activa, and the lighthouse
keeper’s boat by cutting and smashing their hulls. Their escape went
completely undetected until daylight when the boats and men were
reported missing. Minutes later the Union was spotted from the Garden
Key Lighthouse. By 7:00 AM, the group had traveled fifteen miles, and
were spotted three miles west of Loggerhead Key heading south.

Freed Slaves
 

Fort Jefferson

 

 

 

 

 

11) MEET MIGUEL ANGEL  
YOUR CHIAPAS, 🇨🇷 TOUR GUIDE AND LOCAL GUIDE 

Miguel

+THERE ARE 17 SITES TO VISIT FROM CHIAPAS MARINA  

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

If you plan to stay or just need help in provisioning please contact 
 

MIGUEL ANGEL 
besides the Panama Posse works he also helps the US Coast Guard  

+52 962 133 6820  WHATSAP  
toursdiscoverchiapas@hotmail.com

MIguel ANgel

MIGUEL ANGEL 
in addition to the Panama Posse works he also helps the US Coast Guard  

+52 962 133 6820  WHATSAP  
toursdiscoverchiapas@hotmail.com

La ruta del Cafe

 

 

 
12)   ZONA ARQUEOLÓGICA DE MONTE ALBÁN

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

@ Monte Albán! 

Monte Alban

Note:
"Besides being one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica, Monte Albán
was important for nearly one thousand years as the pre-eminent Zapotec
socio-political and economic center. Founded around 500 BC  had
become the capital of a large-scale expansionist polity that dominated
much of the Oaxacan highlands and interacted with other Mesoamerican
regional states.  Abandoned after 800 AD.  on the
PANAMA POSSE  MUST SEE LIST "

MY RED ROVER -  Kevin & Alison  - Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison

 

 

 

 

13) GOOD NAUTICAL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT 

 

Suppport Good Nautical

 

🇺🇸

 

 

 
14) FERNANDINA HARBOR 🇺🇸
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

https://panamaposse.com/fernandina-harbor-marina

 

Taylor

We are pleased to sponsor the Panama Posse
  
Taylor Fitzsimmons | General Managr

(904) 310-3303

Email: fernandinaharbor@oasismarinas.com

Hail on VHF 16

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

Follow this link for more info  https://panamaposse.com/granada

 

 

 

 

 

15 ) WE LOVE YOUR FACTS !
We love your stories,  videos,  findings, pictures  
 email us to include them in the next fleet update >> 

Chiapas Map

 

 

16) THIS IS VICENTE 🇲🇽 ACAPULCO 

Vicente

Meet Vincente of Vincente’s Moorings,
after he dove on our mooring ball to get lines untangled.  He’s
also helped with fuel, fresh water, laundry and he helped get us through
the exclusive club de Yates to get to the chandlery outside it.
  

(fast response ) Whatsapp: + 52 744 439 8184

(slow response ) Email:  vicen.28herrera@gmail.com

 

SY TULUM5  - Chad, Michelle & Teagan - Chung Hua 51′

Crew

 

 

 

 

17) NEED CREW ?

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

CREW – LOOKING FOR A VESSEL

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

 

 

https://panamaposse.com/crew

 

Results WILL vary !

 

 

 

18) 100+ PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

Every new sign up who has a website or blog gets linked from our growing list of participant website
pages - there are literally thousands of pictures and stores for you to
read, review and enjoy - first hand accounts and great insights galore.

Please add a backlink to the Panama Posse from your website or blog

 

websites

 

 

 

 

19) YOU WILL MISS A LOT IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LINE FOR PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

LINE

 

 

 

 

 

20) UNDERWAY WITH FREE PREDICT WIND'S 
PANAMA POSSE FLEET TRACKING 

enjoy a 20% off Predict Wind Pro as part of the Sponsorship of the Panama Posse 
 
- to follow the fleet visit https://panamaposse.com/tracking 

 

Tracking

 

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

 

For Help and to review the different options 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ABOUT THE FLEET TRACKING PROCESS >>

 

About Tracking:

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

 

 

 

 

21) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

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Cindy

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

 

Spanish Courtyards in Granada Nicaragaua

Spanish courtyards in Granada, NIcaragua

 

 

 

 

22) DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED THIS FALL

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Pet Vaccination Records

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

and most controversial of all ... 

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

 

 

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

 

COVID TESTS

TO REENTER THE US YOU WILL NEED A NEGATIVE COVID TEST TAKEN ONE DAY BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT 

 

HEALTH PASS COSTA RICA 

IN
COSTA RICA AS YOU MOVE AROUND YOU WILL NEED A PUBLIC QR CODE TO ENTER
AND ACCESS MANY FACILITIES - NO CODE -  No Access 

This
electronic form known as “Pase de Salud” or “Health Pass” is one such
control measure. From this website, you can complete your Health Pass
and obtain a QR Code to show to airport authorities upon arrival to
Costa Rica.get yours  here 

https://salud.go.cr/
 

 

 

 

 

23) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 
UNEVENTFUL TEHUANTEPEC CROSSING 

Sunsets
Sunset
Biggets Fish Caught

MY ONE LIFE - Doug & Mary - Nordhavn 46′

Doug
Mary

 

 

24) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 
 

🇺🇸 Safer Harbor South Bay - Chula Vista, USA  

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico 

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico 

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala 

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador 

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

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua 

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica 

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad, Ecuador 01

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama Bocas Marina

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama Linton Bay Marina

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 

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

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos 

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic 

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys, FL, USA 

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

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL 

🇺🇸  Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina

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

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head, SC

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah, GA 

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, NC 

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, NC

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, NC

🇺🇸 Tide Water Marina –  Portsmouth, VA 

🇺🇸  Ocean Yacht Marina–   Portsmouth, VA  

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Gloucester Point, VA 

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing –Yorktown, VA

 

 

Show us your cockpit

 

 

 

25)  PANAMA POSSE  SPONSORS 

 

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

 

 

 

26) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

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

 

Sevenstar

 

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

 

Sevenstar
is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a
lift-on, lift-off basis. Sevenstar has access to the Spliethoff fleet of
over 120 company owned vessels. With an impressive 1,500+ transports
per year, they are calling over 100 ports in more than 40 countries
worldwide.

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact 
Kris Caren

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

 

 

 

where do we go from here

 

 

27) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

 

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

Erick Gálvez

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

 

 

 

28) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

ONESAILS MEXICO - Puerto Vallarta - Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 


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fireworks

FLEET UPDATE 2022-01-02

 

PANAMA POSSE

 

 

 

Jan 02, 2022

PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

 

 

1)  PANAMA POSSE WELCOMES OUR NEWEST VESSELS

#301 🇵🇦  SY LA MUNI - Carlos & Javier -  Beneteau 34′

#302 🇺🇸  SY RESTLESS -  John & Nathalie  -  Kelly Peterson 44′ 

Panama Posse 302

 

 

 

2)  PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK @ SHELTER BAY MARINA

This Tuesday at Shelter Bay Marina, Panama - all yachts are welcome !

BOUNDLESS

 

DATE AND TIME : 

Tuesday, January 4th –  4 PM – 8 PM
 

LOCATION:

SHELTER BAY MARINA / PANAMA / CRUISERS PALAPA

 

09°22.085′ N 079°57.0013′ W

 

WHAT TO MAKE & BRING: 

HERE IS THE LIST OF CULINARY DELIGHTS >>

 

 

3) MAA AND BABY SLOTH SLOTHING AROUND 

Happy New Year

Sloth spotted on our walk to the beach yesterday at Red Frog Marina, Bocas del Toro, Panama

SY SAVA - Brian & Melinda - Bavaria 46′

Mel
Brian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4) XENIA IS ON THE MOVE IN PANAMA

Merry Xmas

Happy Holidays! We left Shelter Bay on Thursday am. Spent a nice evening in Portobello. Anchor up next day 6am. 

San Blas

Chichime arrival in the dark with 27 boats. 
(We’ve been here before and on our track  ) 

At anchor

Lovely Christmas Day! 10 boats left. 

San Blas

Here until the new year then back to Shelter Bay.

San Blas

Happy New Years! 

Xenia in the water

Thanks Panama Posse

 🇵🇦🕺⛵️⚓️🏄🍻🥂🤙
 

SY XENIA - Tara & Mike  - Gemini 32′

Tara
Mike
ChiChime

 

 

 

 

5) GOOD DIVE SPOTS 

REEF DANCER

Reef Dancer in the BVI'S diving 

MY REEF DANCER  - Jerry & Debra - Selene 53′

Debbie
Jerry

 

 

 

 

 6) MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR 

Croc

Somewhere in Mexico....

MY NAVIGATOR - Dave - Nordhavn 46′

Dave

 

 

 

 

 7) ANOTHER  VISITOR 

Yellow Footed Boobie hitches a ride

Yellow Footed Boobie hitches a ride

MY HO’OKIPA -  Lisa & Lucky - Selene 43′

Lucky Chucky
Lisa

 

 

 

 

8) BEST HOLIDAYS "EVER"

Soulmate

Best
Christmas ever; just moved aboard Soulmate; our 63’ Hatteras.
 Finishing up a major refit, then a few weeks shaking down before
we leave N CA and head down to Mexico. 

We’re
excited to be part of the Posse and look forward to connecting with
many of you.  Wishing you all a very happy and exciting New Year!

 

MY SOULMATE - Stuart & Robyn - Hatteras 63′

Stu
Robyn
Sunny

 

 

 

 

9) SUNSETS EVERYWHERE 

Sunset

SY ORION - Patrick & Lisa  - Hunter 45′

Patrick

 

 

 

10) ENTRY INTO BOAT YOGA POSES 

Boat Yoga

Here’s
another nomination for best boat yoga photo from the Ventana crew Not
Mark sitting on the deck, but Kurt who is wedged into the sail locker
trying to bring our windlass back to life.

 

This was taken at Costa Baja in La Paz on Dec 6 just before we left to crossed the SOC and headed to Puerto Vallarta

Kurt in a more relaxed pose

SY VENTANA - Jim & Kurt - Beneteau 48′

Jim

 

 

 

11) BAHAMAS BIMINI BOUND

Solmate

After
6 long weeks in Ft Lauderdale getting an electrical/solar refit,
endless provisioning, and a false start due to a broken turbo, we're
finally underway to the Bahamas for the New Year! So grateful to be
together as a family to ring in 2022! The kids will go back to college
next week, but we're planning on 6 months in the Bahamas!  Wishing
everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

SY SOLMATE - Jen & Adam -  Fountaine Pajot 45′

Adam
Jen
Solmate

 

 

 

12) CAYOS CHIME, SAN BLAS, PANAMA 

Very nice man and wife! He has the Panama Burgee! Anchored in 30ft hanging in 40ft.

XENIA

Happy
New Years! 7 boats today. Windy the wind. Have met Santos. He is a Kuna
Indian that will assist with transportation from Panama hotel, three
hour 4x4 car ride and then water taxi to the islands. Along with water,
provisions, garbage etc. +507-6023-8338. 

Cayos Chime

Please
remember his phone might not be charged. He has the Blue kayak on West
end of Uchutupu Dummat Island in Chichime Cayes. He doesn’t speak
English but is patient.

Plotter

SY XENIA - Tara & Mike - Gemini 32

Tara
Joanna

 

 

 
13)   NEW YEAR'S FIREWORKS IN ACAPULCO 

After a wonderful show last night,  Red Rover and crew are starting the new year with an overnight run to Huatulco !

Acapulco

MY RED ROVER -  Kevin & Alison  - Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison

 

 

 

 

14) NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE PANAMA POSSE - ABOUT 5 MILES OUTSIDE MARINA CHIAPAS

Sephina

 
MY SEPHINA - Josh & Sheila  - Custom build 52′

JOsh
Sheila

 

 

 

 

15)  WET SANDING BEFORE AND AFTER 

Wet sanding

Before

After

After

After

I thought I would share a few of the before and after photos of wet sanding of our heavily oxidized boat.

 

SY REMEDY - Natalie & Karl - Leopard 45′

Karl
Natalie

 

 

 

 

16) MEET THE FLEET SY NEW BEGINNINGS

New Beginnings

#278   🇿🇦  SY  NEW BEGINNINGS - Graeme & Simoné  - Robertson & Caine 48′

 

 

 
17)  SUPPORT GOOD NAUTICAL 
(WHILE YOU SHOP AMAZON)

Suppport Good Nautical

 

 

 

 
18) VISTA MAR MARINA SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

VISTA MAR MARINA
Cesar

 

Vista Mar Marina Harbor Master Cesar

Phone: (+011) 507 66118528

Email: reservations@vistamarmarina.com

 

 

 

19) MUST SEE
🇳🇮 GRANADA, NICARAGUA

 

Granada Must See Panama Posse Rally

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

Granada had a thriving Indigenous population, but in 1524 Francisco Córdoba a Spanish conquistador the city was renamed Granada and registered  as  a  city in official records of the Crown of Aragon, and the Kingdom of Castile in Spain.

 The
city assembles under its urban built-up area and surroundings a series
of valuable buildings and properties representative of the history and
evolution of American art of the XVI to the XIX centuries.  

 

Courtyards

Located
at the North-western edge of the Nicaragua Lake, surrounded by an
exceptional natural environment consisting of isles, archipelagos,
woodlands, volcanoes, lakes and lagoons that have exercised an important
influence on its historic evolution and converted this site in one of
the most extraordinary natural-cultural scenic backdrops in the world.

Lake Nicaragua
 
Laken Nicaragua is on the Panama Posse Central American Route
 
Here was Granada

Follow this link for more info  https://panamaposse.com/granada

MOmbacho Volcano is on the Central American Yacht Rally Route of the Panama Posse

 

 

 

 

 

20) WE LOVE YOUR FACTS !
We love your stories,  videos,  findings, pictures  
 email us to include them in the next fleet update >> 

Fruit Cart

Street cart in Colombia by SY Shearwater - Pati & Eric - Formosa 50′

Pati
Eric

 

 

 

 

 

 

21) PANAMA POSSE CREW FOR YOUR BOAT 

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

CREW – LOOKING FOR A VESSEL

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

 

https://panamaposse.com/crew

Results WILL vary !

 

 

 

22)  QUENCH YOUR THIRST FOR ADVENTURE
 FREE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SEMINAR 
THIS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5th, 2022  17:30 UTC 

South Pacific Posse

We
are holding a free South Pacific Posse Seminar on  Wednesday -
January 5th to sign up for this "all day seminar" visit this registration link >>

We'll cover these areas ( there are many more Maritime areas but this will fill the day ) 

Sailors and local resources will be on this call and give you first hand reports )

  • GALAPAGOS
  • KIRIBATI 
  • FRENCH POLYNESIA
  • COOK ISLANDS
  • AMERICAN SAMOA 
  • SAMOA
  • NIUE
  • TONGA
  • FIJI
  • VANUATU
  • NEW CALEDONIA
  • NEW ZEALAND
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p7_EA-F_R-WSlqnEQ0cC0A

Big Momma's Halloween Party in Tonga back in 2009

 

 

 

23) YOU WILL MISS A LOT IF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LINE FOR PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS

 

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

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

 

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

 

LINE

 

 

 

 

24) UNDERWAY WITH FREE PREDICT WIND'S 
PANAMA POSSE FLEET TRACKING 

enjoy a 20% off Predict Wind Pro as part of the Sponsorship of the Panama Posse 
 
https://panamaposse.com/tracking 

Tracking

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

 

For Help and to review the different options 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ABOUT THE FLEET TRACKING PROCESS >>

 

About Tracking:

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

 

 

 

 

25) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

fb
Cindy

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

 

Walking

Colombia's vendors with a well organized pushcart 

 

 

 

 

26) DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED THIS FALL

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Pet Vaccination Records

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

and most controversial of all ... 

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

 

 

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

 

COVID TESTS

TO REENTER THE US YOU WILL NEED A NEGATIVE COVID TEST TAKEN ONE DAY BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT 

 

HEALTH PASS COSTA RICA 

IN
COSTA RICA AS YOU MOVE AROUND YOU WILL NEED A PUBLIC QR CODE TO ENTER
AND ACCESS MANY FACILITIES - NO CODE -  No Access 

This
electronic form known as “Pase de Salud” or “Health Pass” is one such
control measure. From this website, you can complete your Health Pass
and obtain a QR Code to show to airport authorities upon arrival to
Costa Rica.get yours  here 

https://salud.go.cr/
 

 

 

 

 

27) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 
BOUNDLESS  UNDERWAY

Boundless

SY BOUNDLESS  - Julian & Colin - Passport 42′

Julian
Colin

 

 

 

28) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 
 

🇺🇸 Safer Harbor South Bay - Chula Vista, USA  

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico 

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico 

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala 

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador 

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

🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua 

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  

🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica 

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad, Ecuador 01

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama Bocas Marina

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama Linton Bay Marina

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 

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

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos 

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic 

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys, FL, USA 

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

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL 

🇺🇸  Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina

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

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head, SC

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah, GA 

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, NC 

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, NC

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, NC

🇺🇸 Tide Water Marina –  Portsmouth, VA 

🇺🇸  Ocean Yacht Marina–   Portsmouth, VA  

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Gloucester Point, VA 

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing –Yorktown, VA

 

Show us your cockpit

Show us your Nav stations  - this one is on MY Intrepid 

 

29)  PANAMA POSSE  SPONSORS 

 

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

 

 

 

30) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

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

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

 

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

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact Kris Caren

 

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

 

 

 

where do we go from here

 

 

31) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

 

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

Erick Gálvez

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

 

 

 

32) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

ONESAILS MEXICO - Puerto Vallarta - Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

SIGN UP FOR THE 21-22 PANAMA POSSE  

 

 

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

 

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

Panama Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow
Mazatlan

© 2021 Panama Posse / Good Nautical Inc

 


Barra de Navidad

FLEET UPDATE 2021-12-26

Panama Posse

 

 

Dec 26, 2021 

PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

 

 

1) HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS 

Happy Holidays and Merry Xamas

Holiday fun. Beautiful evening for a magical boat parade.

Merry Xmas

The
parade passes along the shorelines of Barra de Navidad and Malaque
across the bay. Most boats go one way and anchor overnight off Malaque.

Parade
Heidi
Kirk

SY DUE WEST - Kirk & Heidi - Passport 40′

 

 

 

 

 

2) GOOD CREW IS HARD TO FIND 

Meet Nacho

NACHO - an extraordinary boat dog  

SY PACIFIC RAVEN - Scott & crew - Hunter 40.5′

Scott

 

 

 

 

3) BURNING EFFIGY 
MUÑECOS DE AÑO VIEJO PANAMA

Munecos

It’s that time of the year again…

If
this is your first time visiting the  Coronado, Panama area, you
may start noticing effigies, or human-like figurines being displayed
alongside the Pan-American Highway between San Carlos and Bejuco.

These
large replicas have various names, including muñecos de año viejo (old
year dolls), muñecos judas (judas dolls), or simply muñecos (dolls). The
dolls are a  way to ring in the new year in the area. Muñecos are
typically made with a wood or metal frame, old clothes, and stuffed with
leaves and firecrackers. They are then thrown into a bonfire on the
strike of midnight on New Years’.

Mr Covid

The
best  burning of muñecos occurs in San Carlos, which is
approximately 10 minutes west of Coronado. Muñecos  symbolize
things that people do not want to carry with them into the next
 year.   The Covid muñeco will be worth the sacrifices. 

Muñecos
is a tradition pretty specific to the interior of Panama, specifically
between Bejuco and San Carlos. Look for them alongside the highways,
especially as New Year’s Eve approaches. They range in price
 between $50-$500, depending on the figurine and the detail put
into them. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can try
making your own!

In Panama, Panamanians usually celebrate New Year's Eve with a dinner, followed by multiple individual fireworks celebrations. Fireworks begin around 11 pm for parties that last until 1 am, the next day. Many Panamanians leave the city and go to the rural towns across the country, to celebrate with families and friends.

 

 

 

 

4) THANKING PANAMA POSSE SPONSORSHIP
MARINA STAFFS EVERYWHERE

Thanking Marina Staff

As
much as we love to sail and explore it's nice to get to a marina and
meet a friendly staff, dock master and friendly face so here is one of
them.

Meet 
Gabriela Porras 

 @ Banana Bay Marina / Golfito / Costa Rica 

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

 

 

 

 

5) SUNSETS EVERYWHERE 

Sunset

SY ROAD LESS TRAVELED - Jeff & Irv  & crew - Lagoon 41′
 

Jeff
CCrew
Ryan
Irv

 

 

 

6) PICTURE OF THE WEEK

Picture of the week

SY RAMBLE ON ROSE  - Don & Rosalind - Caliber 40′

 

 

 

7) LIT UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE

Like a tree
Party
Delta Swizzler

4 parties and counting - way to go  Delta Swizzler 

Party

MY DELTA SWIZZLER - Mark & Cindy -  Vantare 58′

Mark
Cindy

8) MEET THE FLEET 

Pania

SY PANIA  - Bob & Boyd - Bavaria Ocean 42.5′

 

 

 

  9) HIGH SIERRA COCKTAILS 

HIGH SIERRA MADRE COCKTAILS

MY LAST ARROW  - Vincent & Linda  - Nordhavn 65′

Vincent
Linda
Crew

 

 

 

10) ENTRY INTO LARGEST FISH CAUGHT 

Sailfish catching Fish

SY SAILFISH - Brian & Joanna - Beneteau 39′

Brian
Joanna

 

 
11) CHECKING INTO BELIZE - REPORT  

Belize

Belize Punta Gorda 

Check in 

Anchored 

N 16 06 04

W 088 47 85 

 

Immigration dock to the left as you face land 

N 16 05 70

W 088 48 37 

Pale yellow and green structure on dock and immigration is directly behind 

 

Contact belizeportauthoritypg@portauthority.bz

To provide requested information 

Copies of 

Passports 

Covid test results 

Boat Registration 

ETA Mon-Fri (or overtime charges are incurred) 

Notify on Channel 16 on arrival

 

Go ashore, you will be instructed to wait for Health Official to see Covid Results and Vaccination status 

 

Then immigration, customs, agriculture department, BPA (Belize Port Authority) 

 

$25 Health Official

$20 Agriculture Department 

$154 BPA (based on a 20 day stay) 

 

Hope this is helpful 

m

SY MEDEA - Daryl -  Bavaria 46′

Darryl

 

 

 
12)   GOLFITO SIGHTINGS COSTA RICA  

Hang onto your hats!!! It’s getting busy here in Golfito. We got pirates, poacher hunters, rum runners and whatnot🤠

Hang onto your hats!!! It’s getting busy here in Golfito. We got pirates, poacher hunters, rum runners and whatnot🤠

Golfito Sun, Costa Rica

Ho'Okipa

There is a natural hot spring up in Golfo Dulce - goes up to 104 degrees 

Hotspring

Less than a mile from Pargo's Cove - Marked in Good Nautical

hot tub

Pargo's Cove all the may north inside Golfor Dulce near Golfito 

Right next to Pargo's Cove

HO’OKIPA -  Lucky Chucky & Lisa - Selene 43′ 

Lisa
Lucky Chucky

 

 

 

 

 

13) We wish everyone a Merry XMas with our favorite pic from the award winning XMas Lights of Medellin / Colombia

We wish everyone a Merry XMas with our favorite pic from the award winning XMas Lights of Medellin / Colombia

 
SY IBEX - Florian & Vicky - Sunbeam 42′

Vicky
Florian

 

 

14)  MARINA PALMIRA TOPOLOBAMPO 
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 

Marina Palmira Topolobampo

25° 36.0166′ N 109° 03.5333′ W

 

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Marina Palmira in Topolobampo, Sinaloa, México.
 

Crew

Nelson Quintero

Manager Marina 
and his crew

 

 

 

15) CAPTAIN RON'ish
ACCIDENT AT THE YARD in PANAMA

Major
yard accident in shelter bay. A crane being positioned to lift a mast
fell over and severely damaged two catamarans. No injuries, but severe
damage to both boats at Shelter Bay Boat Yard. As always check your
policies.

yard

 

 

 

 

16) MEET THE FLEET SY  BRIGHTNEST 

WINDDRIFT

SY  BRIGHTNEST   - Jennifer  & Michael  - Passport 40'

 

 

 

 

 

17)  SUPPORT GOOD NAUTICAL 
(WHILE YOU SHOP AMAZON)

Suppport Good Nautical

 

 

 

 
18) DRONE SHOT OF THE WEEK 

Red Rover in Zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo Bay  
"Merry Christmas from Zihuatanejo!"

MY RED ROVER - Kevin & Alison - Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison
 
Panama Posse
241

 

 

 

 

20) WE LOVE YOUR FACTS !
We love your stories,  videos,  findings, pictures  
 email us to include them in the next fleet update >> 

Facts

 

 

 

 

 

 

21) PANAMA POSSE CREW FOR YOUR BOAT 

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

CREW – LOOKING FOR A VESSEL

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

 

https://panamaposse.com/crew

Results WILL vary !

 
COUNTRIES
Sunset on the Panama Posse

 

 

 

 

 

22)  QUENCH YOUR THIRST FOR ADVENTURE
 FREE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SEMINAR 
JANUARY 5th, 2022  

South Pacific Posse

We are holding a free South Pacific Posse Seminar on January 5th to sign up for this "all day seminar" visit https://pacificposse.com/seminar

We'll cover these areas ( there are many more Maritime areas but this will fill the day ) 

Sailors and local resources will be on this call and give you first hand reports )

  • GALAPAGOS
  • KIRIBATI 
  • FRENCH POLYNESIA
  • COOK ISLANDS
  • AMERICAN SAMOA 
  • SAMOA
  • NIUE
  • TONGA
  • FIJI
  • VANUATU
  • NEW CALEDONIA
  • NEW ZEALAND 

Sign up fro free at  https://pacificposse.com/seminar

https://pacificposse.com/seminar

Kiribati is an option to bypass FP alltogether 

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

LINE

 

 

 

 

24) THE FLEET IS UNDERWAY WITH FREE TRACKING 

enjoy a 20% off Predict Wind Pro as part of the Sponsorship of the Panama Posse 
 
https://panamaposse.com/tracking 

Tracking

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

 

For Help and to review the different options 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ABOUT THE FLEET TRACKING PROCESS >>

 

About Tracking:

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

 

 

 

 

25) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

fb
Cindy

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

 

portrero

 

 

 

 

26) DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED THIS FALL

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Pet Vaccination Records

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

and most controversial of all ... 

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

 

 

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

 

COVID TESTS

TO REENTER THE US YOU WILL NEED A NEGATIVE COVID TEST TAKEN ONE DAY BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT 

 

HEALTH PASS COSTA RICA 

IN
COSTA RICA AS YOU MOVE AROUND YOU WILL NEED A PUBLIC QR CODE TO ENTER
AND ACCESS MANY FACILITIES - NO CODE -  No Access 

This
electronic form known as “Pase de Salud” or “Health Pass” is one such
control measure. From this website, you can complete your Health Pass
and obtain a QR Code to show to airport authorities upon arrival to
Costa Rica.get yours  here 

https://salud.go.cr/
 

anchorage

 

 

 

27) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 
 

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

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico Mooring

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico Marina Chiapas

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala Marina Chiapas

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

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

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

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  Marina Papagayo

🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica Marina Pez Vela

🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica Marina Bahia Golfito 

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica Banana Bay Marina

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad, Ecuador 01

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama  

 🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama Bocas Marina

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama Linton Bay Marina

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia 

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica 

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands 

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize 

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico 

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

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba 

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos 

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic 

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas 

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas  

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys, FL, USA 

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

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL 

🇺🇸  Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina

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

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head, SC

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah, GA 

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, NC 

🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, NC

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, NC

🇺🇸 Tide Water Marina –  Portsmouth, VA 

🇺🇸  Ocean Yacht Marina–   Portsmouth, VA  

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Gloucester Point, VA 

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing –Yorktown, VA

 

Posse

 

 

28)  PANAMA POSSE  SPONSORS 

 

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

 

 

 

29) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

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

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

 

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

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact Kris Caren

 

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

 

 

 

Wares

 

 

30) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

 

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

Erick Gálvez

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

 

 

 

31) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

ONESAILS MEXICO - Puerto Vallarta - Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

SIGN UP FOR THE 21-22 PANAMA POSSE  

 

 

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

 

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

Panama Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow
Monkeys

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Costa Rica

FLEET UPDATE 2021-12-19

 

Dec 19, 2021 
 
PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

Happy Happy Holidays

Wishing you calm seas, many nautical miles, joy, happiness and meeting new friends during this holiday season.
        - Captain Dietmar 

 

 

 

 

1) ENTRY INTO MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR

MOst Unwelcoem Visitor

That’s 2 1/2”  

RAMBLE ON ROSE  -  Don & Roz - Caliber 40′  

Roz
Don

 

 

 

 

2) INCREDIBLE BOAT YOGA POSES ENTRY 

Boat Yoga

 

Below is my submission for best “boat yoga pose” as of now lol. 

SY MAISON DE SANTE - Keenan, Nicole & Jack - Cal 

Keenan
Nicole
Jack

 

 

 

3) PANAMA CANAL SELFIE

Sunda Waffles

The line handlers through Agent Erick Galvaz was well worth the expense and experience going through the Panama Canal

 SY SUNDAY WAFFLES - Wade & Natalie - Leopard 48′
 

 

 

 

4) COLOMBIA,   SALENTO 

Colombia

Salento
is in the north-east of the department of Quindío, Colombia.  It
was the first settlement in Quindío of the modern era as the main route
from Popayán and Cali to Bogotá used to pass through Salento, but when
the route was diverted the town became isolated and did not develop as
rapidly as the rest of the region. For this reason it has retained more
of its traditional colonial architecture than almost any other town in
the eje cafetero. The historic center of town was inscribed on the
UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the "Coffee Cultural Landscape" in
2011

Xmas

We
finally wear long pants & shoes again: Salento - coffee village in
the Colombian Andes, part of the UNESCO World Heritage "Coffee Cultural
Landscape of Colombia" in the "Zona Cafetera", so its all coffee here.

Salento Coffe Village Colombia
Vivcy
Florian

SY IBEX - Florian & Vicky - Sunbeam 42′

 

 

 

5) HOLIDAYS IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA 

Bocas Sunset

Annual Christmas Parade 

Bocas Holidays

Enjoying a beautiful evening at anchor in Costa Rica...
MY DELTA SWIZZLER - Mark & Cindy - Vantare 58′

Mark
Cindy

6) MEET THE FLEET 

Bob & Boyd McCorkle

SY CHAOS  - Bob & Boyd - Bavaria Ocean 42.5′

 

 

 

 

7) WAITING FOR NEXT YEARS KICK OFF EVENT IN BARRA 

BARRA RUM DELIVERY

7 year old rum will be 8 year old rum and be that much more betta ...
Harbormaster Secundino Alvarez.  Please save the rum for us !

Secundino

 

 

 

  8) EXITING THE BAR IN EL SALVADOR

Vagabundo Dos Exiting El Salvador Bar

SY VAGABUNDO DOS - Grant & Donna - Island Packet 38′

 

 

 

9) AVANT SPLASHING AFTER A FEW MONTHS ON THE HARD  

Avant splashing

SV AVANT - Rob & Debra - Beneteau 43.5′

Rob
Debra

 

 

 

10) RIO DULCE BAR CROSSING GUATEMALA 

Medea Bar

Rio Dulce entry update  in Livingston 

Approach red buoy - Cross the contour line at 

Wpt 1  N 15 49.91  W 088 44.06

 

Wpt 2  N 15 49.74  W 088 44.19

 

Wpt 3 N 15 49.43  W 088 44.43

 

Wpt 4 N 15 49.26  W 088 44.65

 

Turn to starboard toward the deeper water contour at 

 

Wpt 5 N 15 49 31  W 088 44 84

 

Anchored N 15 49 31. W 088 44 9

 

 

 

 

SY MEDEA - Darryl - Bavaria 46′

Darryl

 

 

 
11)   HAVE A CIGAR,  YOU GONNA GO FAR  

Lucky Chucky rolling his own

Lucky Chucky  rolls his own cigar ( stash ) 

Golfito

Golfito Sun, Costa Rica

Ho'Okipa
 
Rimcon

HO’OKIPA -  Lucky Chucky & Lisa - Selene 43′ 

Lisa
Lucky Chucky

 

 

 

 

 

12) INCREDIBLY, CUTE, SLOW AND CLOSE 

Sloth

 Red Frog Marina - Sloth cuteness overload
SY VITESSE  - Jeff, Catherine & Tilly - Lagoon '55

Jeff
Tilly

 

 

13)  MARINA PALMIRA TOPOLOBAMBO 
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 

Marina Palmira Topolobampo

25° 36.0166′ N 109° 03.5333′ W

 

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Marina Palmira in Topolobampo, Sinaloa, México.

We are please to announce our sponsorship of the Panama Posse and offer a 10% discount of our slip rates

 

Nelson Quintero

Manager Marina

Palmira Topolobampo

Topolobambo

We are please to announce our sponsorship of the Panama Posse and offer a 10% discount of our slip rates

 

Nelson Quintero

Manager Marina

Palmira Topolobampo

Charts
Marinas

 

 

 

14) NEARBY TRIP TO COPPER CANYON 

Copper Canyon

 The
canyons were formed by six rivers that drain the western side of the
Sierra Tarahumara (a part of the Sierra Madre Occidental).

LAST ARROW

The
Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico (Chihuahua-Pacific Railway), also
known as El Chepe is a major rail line in northwest Mexico, linking
Chihuahua City, to Los Mochis and its port, Topolobampo.   It
crosses the Sierra Madre Occidental traversing the Copper Canyon, a
rugged series of canyons that have led some to call this the most scenic
railroad trip on the continent.  

The 25,000 sq. mi. of the Copper Canyon System is vastly greater than the area of 1,902 sq. mi. of the the Grand Canyon 

Copper
Canyon in Mexico has  the third-largest cableway in the world!
This cableway is 2 miles (3 km) long and it takes you to Bacajipare
Meson in a cabin for 60 people, with glass floors and lots of windows to
enjoy the view of the three canyons.  

Copper
Copper Canyon

MY LAST ARROW  - Vincent & Linda  - Nordhavn 65′

Vincent
Linda
Crew

 

 

 

15) MEET THE FLEET SY WINDRIFT 

WINDDRIFT

SY WIND DRIFT - Blair , Jodi  & Murphy - Passport 40'

Blair
WINDRIFT
Crew

 

16) CENTRAL COAST COSTA RICA BAHIA BALLENA 

Yahtzee

SY YAHTZEE - Andy, Jill & Crew - Grand Soleil 39′

Andy
Jill
Crew
Crew

 

 

 
17)  SUPPORT GOOD NAUTICAL 
(WHILE YOU SHOP AMAZON)

Suppport Good Nautical

 

 

 

 
18) FIRST ANNUAL BOCAS DEL TORO  
PANAMA POSSE 
HOLIDAY POTLUCK 

First Annual Bocas del Toro holiday potluck

Thank you to the Bocas Marina / Cindy and Mark and everyone for coming together 

The Pot Luck Protocol
https://panamaposse.com/pot-luck

Grill up your own protein 

Gather up

A joyful table at Bocas Marina

Cindy and Mark

Cindy
and Mark  and  a special thank you to Luis Fabian – General
Manager @  Bocas Marina for his support of the event 

Bocas Marina
Bocas
241

 

 

 

 

20) WE LOVE YOUR FACTS !
We love your stories,  videos,  findings, pictures  
 email us to include them in the next fleet update >> 

Baja Fog

Baja Fog all lit up for the holidays at Isla Resort, Marina Puerto de la Navidad,  Barra de Navidad, MX

Baja Fog

SY BAJA FOG - John & Monique - 

Monique
JOhn

 

 

 

 

13) NOT TO BE OUTDONE 

 OMG
Stunning

Zihuatanejo Bay  
"Merry Christmas from Zihuatanejo!"

MY RED ROVER - Kevin & Alison - Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison

 

 

 

22) ENTRY INTO THE BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT CONTEST 

SOUVAGE

SAUVAGE CATCHING MAHI MAHI 

THERE VE WHALES

THERE BE WHALES !
SY SAUVAGE -  Cedar, Ali & Crew  - Hanse 50′

Cedar
Ali
Crew
crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

23) PANAMA POSSE CREW FOR YOUR BOAT 

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

CREW – LOOKING FOR A VESSEL

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

 

https://panamaposse.com/crew

Results WILL vary !

 
COUNTRIES
Sunset on the Panama Posse

 

 

 

 

24) POSITIVITY AT ANCHOR | ENSENADA CARIZAL 
 

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/ensenada-carrizal
Positivity

Got it all to myself!! 

Hoping to get “1” fish for the Solo Sailor!!⚓️

POSITIVITY - John - Bristol 35.5 ‘

JOhn

 

 

 

 

 

25)  QUENCH YOUR THIRST FOR ADVENTURE
 FREE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SEMINAR 
JANUARY 5th, 2022  

South Pacific Posse

We are holding a free South Pacific Posse Seminar on January 5th to sign up for this "all day seminar" visit https://pacificposse.com/seminar

We'll cover these areas ( there are many more Maritime areas but this will fill the day ) 

Sailors and local resources will be on this call and give you first hand reports )

  • GALAPAGOS
  • KIRIBATI 
  • FRENCH POLYNESIA
  • COOK ISLANDS
  • AMERICAN SAMOA 
  • SAMOA
  • NIUE
  • TONGA
  • FIJI
  • VANUATU
  • NEW CALEDONIA
  • NEW ZEALAND 

Sign up for free at  https://pacificposse.com/seminar

https://pacificposse.com/seminar

John Martin and many other locals will join us live from NZ to present the Bay of Islands

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

LINE

 

 

 

 

27) THE FLEET IS UNDERWAY WITH FREE TRACKING 

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

Tracking

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

 

For Help and to review the different options 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT ABOUT THE FLEET TRACKING PROCESS >>

 

About Tracking:

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

 

 

 

 

28) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

fb
Cindy

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

 

 

 

 

 

29) SUPPORT GOOD NAUTICAL

Good Nautical
Ecuador

CONSIDER MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO GOOD NAUTICAL 

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/goodnautical

QUICK TUTORIAL ON HOW TO ADD AN ANCHORAGE TO GOOD NAUTICAL 

1) Log into GoodNautical and navigate to the area you wish to add an anchorage in this case PANAMA  https://goodnautical.com/gma/panama?field_gma_value=PA

Add Anchorage

2) Next click and hold the location of the anchorage on the sat image for 2 seconds - verify the LAT and LONG  and click the ( ADD+ ) BUTTON that pops up and select ANCHORAGE 

Anchorage

3) Next Add the name - Local Area - Depth 

Add

4) Next add Local Knowledge such as Bottom Composition, Dangers, Aids to Navigation, Shore Access, Amenities, 

Local Info

5)
You can upload an picture of the Anchorage and if you go on shore take a
picture of your vessel at anchor - swell and wind protection etc and
VOILA 

Anchorage

YOU HAVE JUST ADDED AN ANCHORAGE TO GOOD NAUTICAL 

 

 

 

 

30) DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED THIS FALL

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Pet Vaccination Records

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

and most controversial of all ... 

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

 

 

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

 

COVID TESTS

TO REENTER THE US YOU WILL NEED A NEGATIVE COVID TEST TAKEN ONE DAY BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT 

 

Rocksite

 

 

31) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 
 

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🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobambo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad  

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🇨🇴 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 

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32) PANAMA POSSE  SPONSORS 

 

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On track

 

 

 

33) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

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

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

 

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

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact Kris Caren

 

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

 

 

 

Sailing Reefed Jib

 

 

34) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

 

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

Erick Gálvez

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

 

 

 

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marina topolobamo chart

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo Sponsors · the Panama Posse

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo · Sponsors the Panama Posse

25° 36.0166' N 109° 03.5333' W

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Marina Palmira in Topolobampo, Sinaloa, México.
We are please to announce our sponsorship of the Panama Posse and offer a 10% discount of our slip rates

Nelson Quintero
Manager Marina
Palmira Topolobampo

Topolobampo

In addition to the natural beauty of the Sea of Cortez, Marina Palmira offers our guests a convenient berth in our wet marina, safe storage and excellent customer service.

 

MarinaTopolobampo Palmira

With 40 berths we are pleased to host ships ranging from 25 'to 145' yachts.

Marina Palmira is pleased to announce the participation of the new management of Hotel Marina.
Whether you choose to relax on your boat, in the pool, or on a trip to one of the beautiful beaches that the port of Topolobampo offers, Marina Palmira is the most convenient shipping point for the cruise community in northern Mexico.

Marina Palmira Topolobampo

RATES x MONTH

  $ x ft x month + taxes
up to 40 14.00
41 - 50 15.50
51 - 60 17.00
61 - 70 18.50
71 - 80 20.50
91+ 23.00
   
Electricity KW 0.26
1,000 liters water 4.00

 

Example let's say is 43 foot boat for 7 days:
 46 foot x $15.50 = $666.50 (30 days + taxes )
7 days = $155.54 dollars + taxes
Panama Posse discount  $139.99 dollars

CONTACT

+52 (668) 862 1544


Marina Palmira Topolobampo
AMENITIES

DOCKS 24 ft., 32 ft., 40 ft., 41 ft., 48 ft., 51 ft., 56 ft., 64 ft., 120 ft., 136 ft.
Water
Power 30/50 AMP
Parking
Internet
Wifi

 

 

https://www.marinapalmiratopolobampo.com/

NEARBY

Hardware store
Laundromat at Hotel Marina
Supermarket
Marine Services
Boutique Hotel
Shops
Beach
Restaurants
Bars
MUST SEE PANAMA POSSE _ Start for the Copper Canyon trip in "El Chepe"

MARINA PALMIRA TOPOLOBAMBO SAFE APPROACH

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SAFE APPROACH Marina palmira topolobampo

LOCATION

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>
https://www.marinapalmiratopolobampo.com/

TOPOLOBAMBO
Topolobampo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEXO8C410lw
 

SERVICE PROVIDERS


Festival de los Diablitos

FLEET UPDATE 2021-12-12

Panama Posse
 
Panama Posse

PORTOBELO - Fort San Lorenzo >>

Dec 12, 2021 
 
PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) REPORT FROM COSTA RICA - NICOYA PENINSULA
Entry into highest wind recorded Contest 

HIgh Wind

Hola! Gargoyle has officially entered Papagayo zone as we've spent the past two days beating our way up from the Gulf of Nicoya to our current anchorage off Playa Flamingo. 3

Anchorage

37 knots yesterday followed by a few hours of 42 knot winds made for a fun sail fully reefed along this sun-kissed coast. 

Nirwegian Crew

Our
Norwegian family is loving the challenge and as Norwegians think
sitting on the bow with 40 knots on the nose "refreshing". Marina
Papagayo is now just a short hop away so we'll spend another few nights
on the hook before we duck into the marina on Monday. Cheers everyone
and enjoy this amazing season!

SV Gargoyle -  Kevin and Carla Nash - Beneteau 50′

Kevin
Carla

 

 

 

2) YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE PANAMA POSSE POTLUCK SPONSORED BY BOCAS MARINA 
MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND DRINK FREE RUM !!!

Special Party Invite

PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK SPONSORED BY BOCAS MARINA

 

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED !!!

NEXT SATURDAY IN BOCAS DEL TORO

 

for details and to RSVP go to

https://panamaposse.com/bocas

 

 

 

3) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

PANAMA CANAL LINE HANDLERS 

Panama Canal Linehandlers

The line handlers through Agent Erick Galvaz was well worth the expense and experience going through the Panama Canal

SV TOKETEE -  Dar, Diane & Kimberly - Skookum 53′

Diane

Dar

 
Kimberly

 

 

KATHLEEN - Culebra Bay Costa Rica

Susnet

Enjoying a beautiful evening at anchor in Costa Rica...

SY KATHLEEN - Robert & Karen - Cal 39′

Robert
Karen

 

 

 

"The award for best curls go to these two .." Nicole Smith

The award for best curls go to these two

MY HO’OKIPA's Lucky Chucky and  SY BAJA FOG's John

 

 

 

Barra de Navidad, Mexico

SEA BELLA

So great to meet all of you! We appreciate the friendships, resources, information and connections! See you on the water.

SY Sea Bella - Scott and Kathy -  Ted Brewer 44′

 

 

 

THE BARRA DE NAVIDAD ENTRANCE LIGHT

Harbor Light Barr de Navidad

Looks like the red entrance light into Barra harbor maybe back in action.

Looks like the red entrance light into Barra harbor maybe back in action.

One
Panama Posse seminar on safety and a few thousand dollars later we are
way better equipped for medical emergencies ; defibrillator, O2, splints
stretcher and more. Now to practice suturing

Red Arrow Shopping

MY LAST ARROW - Vincent & Linda - Nordhavn 65′

Vincent
Linda
Crew

 

 

 

AVANT SPLASHING AFTER A FEW MONTHS ON THE HARD

Avant splashing

We’re here. Lots to do !

SV AVANT - Rob & Debra - Beneteau 43.5′

Rob
Debra

 

 

Red Rover on the move 

Red Rover heading out

 

 

 
3)  ENTRIES IN TO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT CONTEST

Red Rover - their catches' got continuously  BIGGER 

Red Rover

Mahi Mahi 1by Kevin

Red Rover

Mahi Mahi II by Alison 

Red Rover

MONSTER SAILFISH ON ! ... just south of Lazaro Cardenas...
"It
is a Zukers brand lure.  Have two with similar coloring...
 these are the 10. I think I had the drag all the way up (but
before sunsetting it) and it was still taking line for 90 seconds +...
 80lb line..."

MY RED ROVER - Kevin & Alison -  Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison

 

 

 

DREAMER CATCHES KING MACK

Dreamer

King Mack, , I’m hoping for Wahoo  as i cross the pacific
For
Jack - Bleed them immediately and ideally cook and eat the same day.
 Fillettes are amazing with just olive oil and Montreal steak
seasoning.  Flavor and texture both very reminiscent of a ribeye
steak.  Season like you would red meat.

DREAMER - David - Caliber 40lrv’

 

 

 

 

ORION'S CATCH

Orion

SY ORION - Patrick - Hunter 45′

 

 

 

4) ANTON VALLEY PANAMA 

Valle de Anton

The
town is located in the flat wide caldera of the 6 km wide El Valle
volcano that is inactive; there is evidence that it erupted as recently
as about 300,000 years ago Because of its elevation (600 m), it is
cooler than the Panamanian lowlands. 

Anton Valley

Natural
attractions near El Valle include the Chorro El Macho waterfall, Las
Mozas waterfall, the "square" trees behind Hotel Campestre, and a group
of small thermal pools of mineralized water that varies in color
depending on the specific minerals present at a given moment 

Golden Frog

The ear extinct Panamanian Golden Frog lives in the area 
This
species' skin is toxic in the wild; glands on the skin produce
tetrodotoxin and a unique compound called zetekitoxin. The skin of a
single Panamanian golden frog contains enough toxins to kill 1,200 mice.
Its vibrant, yellow color is aposematic, meaning it warns potential
predators of its toxicity.

Green Flash

SY GREEN FLASH - Bob & Joan - Beneteau 35′

 

 

 
5)  SUPPORT GOOD NAUTICAL 
(WHILE YOU SHOP AMAZON)