🇲🇽 LA RUTA DEL CAFE

🇲🇽  LA RUTA DEL CAFE, TAPACHULA, CHIAPAS, MEXICO


To head out on this day trip leave early from marina Chiapas with Miguel Angel of Discovery Tours+52 962 133 6820 toursdiscoverchiapas@hotmail.com

The coffee production in Mexico is the world's 8th largest  and is mainly concentrated to the south central to southern regions of the country. The coffee is mainly Arabica, and lately Robusta which grows particularly well in the coastal region of Soconusco, Chiapas, near the border of Guatemala.

Railroad Mapa of Chiapas

At the end of the 18th century, coffee came to Mexico from the Antilles, but was not exported in great quantities until the 1870s. During the 1980s, coffee became the country's most valuable export crop. Today Mexico is the largest source of U.S. coffee imports. 


The Highlands

Once a coffee plant is mature, it will produce flowers; this normally happens shortly after heavy rainfall. And then, after the flowers, comes the cherries.


Traditional coffee drying in the HIGHLANDS

Selectively picked

Only the ripe cherries are harvested and they are picked individually by hand. Pickers rotate among the trees every eight to ten days, choosing only the cherries which are at the peak of ripeness. It usually takes two to four years after planting for a coffee plant to produce coffee beans that are ripe enough to harvest. The plant eventually grows small white blossoms that drop and are replaced by green berries. These green berries will become a deep red color as they ripen. It takes about 9 months for the green cherries to reach their deepest red color. Because this kind of harvest is labor-intensive, and thus more costly, it is used primarily to harvest the finer arabica beans.
Workers sorting and pulping coffee beans in Guatemala

The laborers who pick coffee by hand receive payment by the basketful. As of 2003, payment per basket is between US$1.00 to $10 with the overwhelming majority of the laborers receiving payment at the lower end. An experienced coffee picker can collect up to six or seven baskets a day. Depending on the grower, coffee pickers are sometimes specifically instructed to not pick green coffee berries since the seeds in the berries are not fully formed or mature. This discernment typically only occurs with growers who harvest for higher end/specialty coffee where the pickers are paid better for their labor. Lots including unripe coffee fruit are often used to produce cheaper mass consumer coffee beans, which are characterized by a displeasingly bitter/astringent flavor and a sharp odor. Red berries, with their higher aromatic oil and lower organic acid content, are more fragrant, smooth, and mellow. As such, coffee picking is one of the most important stages in coffee production.

FINCA HAMBURGO >>

The sun rises over the Chiapas mountains  and the jungle around the Tacaná volcano awake. The area of ​​the Soconusco heights was totally wild, unknown and without having been explored before by man. There are no pyramids or ruins of ancient civilizations. 1,151km away, the world was very different and contrasting. President Porfirio Díaz was in the National Palace of Mexico City working on major structural reforms for the country, with the aim of developing and innovating the country's economy. Díaz had a vision of a prosperous Mexico and was not satisfied with the way companies of that time performed. For this reason, he decided to invite entrepreneurs from then first world economies which he aspired for Mexico to advance. These invitations were sent mainly through embassies and churches, which were answered by Italians, French, English and Germans, to name a few.

 

 


One cold January morning, Arthur Erich Edelmann, his wife Doris, and seven other colleagues set sail from Hamburg, Germany, all from Perleberg, a small town an hour and a half from Berlin. Erich had a coffee machinery factory in his hometown, owned by his family, which was facing financial problems at the time it received the invitation from the Mexican government. What did you feel when you read that letter? What would you have thought to take a risk, abandon your business, your city, your people, your country, your language to start from scratch in a place so far away, so different in culture, language, nature and climate? A place that seemed like a different world. That is a story that we do not know and perhaps we never will.



Erich traveled for three weeks across the Atlantic until he arrived at the Port of Veracruz, where he took a horse-driven cart with his people to go to Soconusco, Chiapas. To the wild and untouched lands that he and his family would call home.

Before arriving in Mexico, we suppose that Erich had to have read all the information available about Chiapas, about Mexico and specialized in its culture, its people, language, nature, its history. However, there was nothing that could have prepared him for the intensity of his new life.

Erich, Doris and their people arrived in Huixtla, a small village with some houses built in adobe and palm trees, inhabited by friendly indigenous families who gave them the mules and human capital necessary to reach their final destination. From there, it took them another 8 hours to be able to transport along the newly created dirt roads, which looked like tunnels through the dense jungle. On their way they could observe the Tacaná, a volcano whose eruptions transformed the land around it into a fertile paradise.

With the help of workers from San Cristóbal, San Juan Chamula and Guatemala, Erich and his team of architects and engineers began to harmonize the land, build the first houses for the workers, the mill, roads. Erich and Doris lived for 11 years in one of these simple houses, couldn't afford a bigger house, not yet. The priority was to prepare the land, build all the necessary infrastructure to work, keep people working, provide money and work, houses and food. The priority was its people, the priority was coffee.

They put a lot of work into investing in this long-term project, so far from home, a lot of determination and hope, a great risk and a gamble. All that work, all those years, until finally: the first harvest and the start of Finca Hamburgo.

 

 




 

 

 

FINCA Argovia  >>


This exemplary coffee Resort Located in the Sierra Madre of Chiapas with More than 130 years of history and culminates  as a cultural and extremly worthwile experience
Argovia is a partner and initiator of the Coffee route in Chiapas, with    cabins, outdoor pool, Spa, Restaurant,  bar, Event areas and tours.



Grading is the process of categorizing coffee beans by various criteria such as size of the bean, where and at what altitude it was grown, how it was prepared and picked, and how good it tastes (cup quality). Coffees also may be graded by the number of imperfections (broken, under-ripe, or otherwise defective beans; pebbles; sticks; etc.) per sample. For the finest coffees, origin of the beans (farm or estate, region, cooperative) is especially important. Growers of premium estate or cooperative coffees may impose a level of quality control that goes well beyond conventionally defined grading criteria, as this allows their coffee to command the higher price that goes with recognition of consistent quality.

Wet process

In the 'Wet process', the fruit covering the seeds/beans is removed before they are dried. Coffee processed by the wet method is called wet processed or washed coffee. The wet method requires the use of specific equipment and substantial quantities of water.

The coffee cherries are sorted by immersion in water. Bad or unripe fruit will float and the good ripe fruit will sink. The skin of the cherry and some of the pulp is removed by pressing the fruit by machine in water through a screen. The bean will still have a significant amount of the pulp clinging to it that needs to be removed. This is done either by the classic ferment-and-wash method or a newer procedure variously called machine-assisted wet processing, aquapulping or mechanical demucilaging:
Sorting coffee in water

In the ferment-and-wash method of wet processing, the remainder of the pulp is removed by breaking down the cellulose by fermenting the beans with microbes and then washing them with large amounts of water. Fermentation can be done with extra water or, in "Dry Fermentation", in the fruit's own juices only.

The fermentation process has to be carefully monitored to ensure that the coffee doesn't acquire undesirable, sour flavors. For most coffees, mucilage removal through fermentation takes between 8 and 36 hours, depending on the temperature, thickness of the mucilage layer, and concentration of the enzymes. The end of the fermentation is assessed by feel, as the parchment surrounding the beans loses its slimy texture and acquires a rougher "pebbly" feel. When the fermentation is complete, the coffee is thoroughly washed with clean water in tanks or in special washing machines.

In machine-assisted wet processing, fermentation is not used to separate the bean from the remainder of the pulp; rather, this is done through mechanical scrubbing. This process can cut down on water use and pollution since ferment and wash water stinks. In addition, removing mucilage by machine is easier and more predictable than removing it by fermenting and washing. However, by eliminating the fermentation step and prematurely separating fruit and bean, mechanical demucilaging can remove an important tool that mill operators have of influencing coffee flavor. Furthermore, the ecological criticism of the ferment-and-wash method increasingly has become moot, since a combination of low-water equipment plus settling tanks allows conscientious mill operators to carry out fermentation with limited pollution.[5] The downside in using a machine assisted process or "semi-wash" is a high chance of the beans being chipped or damaged. The damaged beans are more prominent on lower altitude grown beans and certain varietals with pourous features.

Any wet processing of coffee produces coffee wastewater which can be a pollutant. Ecologically sensitive farms reprocess the wastewater along with the shell and mucilage as compost to be used in soil fertilization programs. The amount of water used in processing can vary, but most often is used in a 1 to 1 ratio.

After the pulp has been removed what is left is the bean surrounded by two additional layers, the silver skin and the parchment. The beans must be dried to a water content of about 10% before they are stable. Coffee beans can be dried in the sun or by machine but in most cases it is dried in the sun to 12-13% moisture and brought down to 10% by machine. Drying entirely by machine is normally only done where space is at a premium or the humidity is too high for the beans to dry before mildewing.
 

When dried in the sun coffee is most often spread out in rows on large patios where it needs to be raked every six hours to promote even drying and prevent the growth of mildew. Some coffee is dried on large raised tables where the coffee is turned by hand. Drying coffee this way has the advantage of allowing air to circulate better around the beans promoting more even drying but increases cost and labor significantly.

After the drying process the parchment skin or pergamino is thoroughly dry and crumbly, and easily removed in the hulling process. Coffee occasionally is sold and shipped in parchment or en pergamino, but most often a machine called a huller is used to crunch off the parchment skin before the beans are shipped


The final steps in coffee processing involve removing the last layers of dry skin and remaining fruit residue from the now-dry coffee, and cleaning and sorting it. These steps are often called dry milling to distinguish them from the steps that take place before drying, which collectively are called wet milling.

Most fine coffee goes through a battery of machines that sort the coffee by the density of bean and by bean size, all the while removing sticks, rocks, nails, and miscellaneous debris that may have become mixed with the coffee during drying. First machines blow the beans into the air; those that fall into bins closest to the air source are heaviest and biggest; the lightest (and likely defective) beans plus chaff are blown in the farthest bin. Other machines shake the beans through a series of sieves, sorting them by size. Finally, a machine called a gravity separator shakes the sized beans on a tilted table, so that the heaviest, densest and best vibrate to one side of the pulsating table, and the lightest to the other.
Ethiopian women sort coffee beans at a long table.

The final step in the cleaning and sorting procedure is called color sorting, or separating defective beans from sound beans on the basis of color rather than density or size. Color sorting is the trickiest and perhaps most important of all the steps in sorting and cleaning. With most high-quality coffees color sorting is done in the simplest possible way: by hand. Teams of workers pick discolored and other defective beans from the sound beans. The very best coffees may be hand-cleaned twice (double picked) or even three times (triple picked). Coffee that has been cleaned by hand is usually called European preparation; most specialty coffees have been cleaned and sorted in this way.[5]

Color sorting can also be done by machines. Streams of beans fall rapidly, one at a time, past sensors that are set according to parameters that identify defective beans by value (dark to light) or by color. A tiny, decisive puff of compressed air pops each defective bean out of the stream of sound beans the instant the machine detects an anomaly. However, these machines are currently not used widely in the coffee industry for two reasons. First, the capital investment to install these delicate machines and the technical support to maintain them is daunting. Second, sorting coffee by hand supplies much-needed work for the small rural communities that often cluster around coffee mills. Nevertheless, computerized color sorters are essential to coffee industries in regions with relatively high standards of living and high wage demands.


Although not considered part of the processing pipeline proper, nearly all coffee sold to consumers throughout the world is sold as roasted coffee in general one of four degrees of roasting: light, medium, medium-dark, and dark. Consumers can also elect to buy unroasted coffee to be roasted at home. Green coffee can also be used for the preparation of infusions or ingested as ground powder, but this is of limited relevance to the global coffee market.
 


FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-29

20·21 PANAMA POSSE  FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-29

PANAMA POSSE

HAPPY THANKSGIVING
                  

This Thanksgiving there are a few things to be grateful for in-spite of all the restrictions you have faced. The open seas, remote anchorages, coves, beaches and oceans are still the best source of fresh air and wellness for explorers and seafarers alike. We reflect on all the things to be grateful for —friends, family loved ones and a well charted course are things to be cherished We want to thank you for being part of this group of exceptional individuals who look at the horizon each day and say “where to next ?”

We are thankful to the 40 Marinas partners and sponsors who will host us and help us to re-provision, refuel and rest so that we can get underway again.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, admirals, captains, skippers, quartermasters and crew.

Happy Thanksgiving to all !
Carinthia

🇵🇦 SHELTER BAY PANAMA
Tucons

Settled in at Shelter Bay getting a few this straightened away before considering going through the canal. Plenty here to keep our interest.

Plenty of Toucans.

Sharon & Eric

SV Emmy Kate
 

 

 

🇵🇦 LIFE DURING PANAMA LOCKDOWN
Shelter Bay, Panama

We have been here in Shelter Bay since before all of the covid started. But we are not really complaining. As voluntarily unemployed biologists, having access to a tropical forest with wild critters and plants, we have had endless fascinating explorations.

The marina is buzzing these days as people have come back to their boats or finally moved.

Glad to be part of the Posse.

Best wishes,



Richard (Bud) and Tracy and our newly adopted crew member, Chapito - the Panama cat.

 

Thought you might like to see some nature from our nature walks.
  MOnkey Howler Frog Spider  EMMY KATE 
 
 

 

 

Meet Jessica
Jessica

Do you have any local travel organization contacts or tips contact jessica@panamaposse.com

Meet Jessica from Mexico and currently at Thunderbird ASU pursuing a masters degree in Global Management with a concentration in audience strategies. Fluent in English and Spanish with a background in design and intercultural exchange programs, she is bringing her skills by expanding our outreach into the Spanish speaking world thanks to Advertising-Partners, Panama Posse's strategic partner. Curiosity and love for adventure led to her joining the Panama Posse team where she enjoys sharing the wonders of her native country, Mexico.

Her mission will be to help coordinate and contact local tours, regional tourism organizations and establish strategic partnerships with relevant companies.

 

🇬🇹 GUATEMALA, RIO DULCE FLOODING

Lot's of Flooding after both systems ran through Rio Dulce dumping massive amounts of rain
Respite

 

   Respite

 

🇨🇴 IOTA DEVASTATION ON ISLA SAN ANDRES, COLOMBIA
IOTA IOTA SAN ANDRES

pics from Reuters

 

 

 

 

🇲🇽 WEEK OF KICK OFF EVENTS IN BARRA DE NAVIDAD
Start here 2021
Barra de Navidad isla de navidad Resort

PANAMA POSSE Kick Off Week
Dates confirmed Dec 3 - 7, 2020
Barra de Navidad, Mexico

Seminars will be held outside on the terrace on the level below the grand lobby reception area - mostly in the shade - bring masks - notepads, juiced up laptops or digital pads to take notes and follow along these presentations - we will broadcast live via LINE and will record them for participants to access on demand a few days later.

 

REMINDER THERE WILL BE A PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK RED CUP PARTY !
SHOW OFF YOUR GALLEY SKILLS **

bring your A game to the pot luck   !

 

Outside social distancing event rules apply as per resort and local authorities
We'll be wearing masks this season for the kick off and hand sanitizer will be flowing along with rum and margaritas ...** We'll fire up the Panama Posse BBQ !
Panama Posse BBQ

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS
through pirate prone waters
 CONVOYS PANAMA POSSE

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

This season we are going to encourage and support the creation of convoys for vessels planning on traveling along the north coast of Venezuela or transiting along the Nicaraguan / Honduran Caribbean coast. We are working on a safety protocol which will group vessels into a convoy. Stay tuned for updates and more development on this safety issue.

To express your convoy interest please email security@panamaposse.com with your vessel name

 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE "PODS"
PODS

 

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans

💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

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

LINE PODS

To add your designation to you LINE display name

1) to find your emoji and use it, copy them form the bottom legend of this page
https://panamaposse.com/2020-2021-vessels

2) edit your display name using the GEAR icon within LINE and paste or insert your EMOJI

 

 

 

WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS @
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16:00 UTC for PACIFIC
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LINE

 

 

 

LINE TIP
Please drop your location pins and take pictures of the anchorages and places you visit -
here is how

  Line Tip
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COLOMBIA IS OPENING THEIR SEA BORDERS DEC 1 2020
COLOMBIA OPENS DEC 1

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UPDATES ON ENTRIES TO CUBA AND JAMAICA >>

 


QUARANTINE UPDATES
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ACRUX'
Entry in to the BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT category
 BIG FISH ENTRY
Acrux AMber and Lyle

Lyle & Amber
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BABY SLOTH in PANAMA

Richard (Bud) and Tracy on SY LEILANI
LEILANI

 

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST

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

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR

PICTURE OF THE YEAR

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

GALLEY GOD(ESS) - DISH OF THE YEAR (AWARDED DURING KICK OFF WEEK)

 

 

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OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

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

 

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

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Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

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Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

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SHIP YOUR YACHT BACK - SHIP YOUR YACHT FORWARD


SEVEN STAR YACHT TRANSPORT SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
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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.

Sevenstar is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and runs a worldwide network of offices. Your point of contact is based in San Francisco, Mr. Kris Caren who is responsible for departures from and to the West Coast or America.

Sevenstar has regular sailings to ship yachts from and to the West Coast of North & Central America and the Caribbean. Regular ports include, Victoria BC, Ensenada, La Paz, Golfito, St Thomas and Palm Beach.

They offer turn-key style transport packages including all materials and customs procedures and full transport insurance. It is the perfect way to position your yacht for the start of your Cruise, skip to the next preferred cruising ground or to bring her home after your cruise.

SevenStar Yacht Transport Shipping

Sevenstar has partnered up with the Mexico Marina Association, CYBA, Kadey Krogen Rendez Vous and Cubar cruise. This way, they keep local sailing and cruising communities updates about the most up-to-date shipping schedules, competitive rates and the best insurance / contract package.

 

To ship your yacht contact :

Kris Caren

Sevenstar Yacht Transport USA

544 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607

Mobile +1 415 316 3072

Fax +1 415 604-0177

Email kris@sevenstar-usa.com

golfito costa rica

Welcome SCOTT - SY PACIFIC RAVEN

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PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS through pirate prone waters

FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-22

20·21 PANAMA POSSE
PANAMA POSSE

FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-22

AHOY ENJOY Don & Nina in Panama !

AHOY ENJOY Don & Nina in Panama !
Welcome back to the Panama Posse with Juan Boschetti at Shelter Bay Marina !

🇵🇦 09°22.085′ N 079°57.0013′ W
Ahoy ENJOY !

 SHELTER BAY MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 20·21 09°22.085′ N 079°57.0013′ W  
SHELTER BAY MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 20·21 09°22.085′ N 079°57.0013′ W  


SHELTER BAY MARINA 🇵🇦 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 20·21 09°22.085′ N 079°57.0013′ W

and then it just like magic - no hurricanes ...

and then it just like magic - no hurricanes
Predict Wind

 Eastern North Pacific - Hurricane Free

Central North Pacific -
Hurricane Free

 

 

 

North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea - Hurricane Free

North Atlantic and Caribbean Sea - Hurricane Free

 

Route

Meet Fix
Fix

Mr. Fix is Panama Posse's documentary, video producer and crew onboard SV CARINTHIA

With over 21 years experience in all facets of producing live events, video, film including sports, concerts, entertainment, fashion, corporate, political and non-profit functions. He has worked with Google, Yahoo!, Scripps, Volvo, Mercedes Benz, producing content throughout North America, Africa, Europe, Brazil, Mexico and has delivered content to networks including PBS, ABC, NBC, MTV, BRAVO, WE, VH1 &, MSG.

Mr. Fix is Panama Posse's documentary, video producer and crew onboard SV CARINTHIA

Fix’s first sailing adventure was a voyage from HI to Victoria BC in 1989.

His mission will be to capture the Panama Posse visually and coordinate and gather footage from vessels who wish to participate in this first Panama Posse documentary.
If you have questions or are interested in participating email fix@panamaposee.com

Continuous Improvement - GOOD NAUTICAL KAIZEN

Continuous Improvement - GOOD NAUTICAL KAIZEN

Tenecatita in Good Nautical
Tenecatita in Good Nautical

MORE LOCAL DETAILS IN GOOD NAUTICAL'S ANCHORAGE VIEWS
 

Anchorages will now display additional map data including dinghy landing areas, local Points of Interest, dangers a.m.o.

Anchorages will now display additional map data

Start here 2021

 

PANAMA POSSE Kick Off Week

Start here 2021 PANAMA POSSE Kick Off Week

 

Dates confirmed Dec 3 - 7, 2020
Barra de Navidad, Mexico

Follow this link for kick-off week details >>>

REMINDER THERE WILL BE A PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK RED CUP PARTY !
SHOW OFF YOUR GALLEY SKILLS **

Pot luck

Here is a link to a list of which dishes you should/could bring >>>

Outside social distancing event rules apply as per resort and local authorities

 

We'll be wearing masks this season for the kick off and hand sanitizer will be flowing along with rum and margaritas ...** We'll fire up the Panama Posse BBQ !
Panama Posse BBQ

RAPID COVID TEST FOR ALL PANAMA POSSE SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS in Barra de Navidad MX
on Dec 2nd !

RAPID COVID TEST FOR ALL PANAMA POSSE SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS in Barra de Navidad MX on Dec 2nd !

These rapid antibody tests (15 minutes)
are discounted to 500 pesos / $ 25 pp from 800 / $ 40 per person !

You must pre-order your rapid covid anti-body tests by Tue Nov 24, 2020
This will be self administered on Dec 2nd and 3rd between 9 AM and 11 AM at Marina Puerto de la Navidad. It has a 97% accuracy. It is not the panacea against Covid but it will provide valuable insights.

covid test results interpretation
covid test results interpretation

This blood based rapid COVID test will diagnose 2 things

1 if you are actively creating antibodies fighting the virus ( ie you currently got it )
2 if you have residue antibodies ( ie you had the virus and have antibodies but you can still spread it )

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Keep your PAYPAL receipt of $ 25 pp
and email your vessel name to registration@panamaposse.com

THIS TEST WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE DEC 2 and 3, 2020
It is NOT mandatory, but recommended, for participants at the seminars to take it.

Start to climb to the Lost City in Colombia LOST CITY

 

MUST VISIT PLACES ON THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE >>>

Start to climb to the Lost City in Colombia LOST CITY

access from the IGY Marina Santa Marta Colombia >>>
Lost City Santa Marta

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS through pirate prone waters
 
through pirate prone waters
DEFINITION: a group convoyed or organized for convenience or protection in moving
DEFINITION: a group convoyed or organized for convenience or protection in moving

This season we are going to encourage and support the creation of convoys for vessels planning on traveling along the north coast of Venezuela or transiting along the Nicaraguan / Honduran Caribbean coast. We are working on a safety protocol which will group vessels into a convoy. Stay tuned for updates and more development on this safety issue.

To express your convoy interest please email security @ panamaposse.com with your vessel name

Areas

THE PANAMA POSSE "PODS"
THE PANAMA POSSE "PODS"

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans

💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

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

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name simply edit your display name using the GEAR icon within LINE and copy and paste or insert your EMOJI

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Please drop your location pins and take pictures of the anchorages and places you visit -
here is how

Please drop your location pins and take pictures of the anchorages and places you visit - here is how
Please drop your location pins and take pictures of the anchorages and places you visit -
here is how

 

Line location drop how to
Line location drop how to

 location pins drops

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

 

Rainbow shot at Mogo Mogo 6nm North 2 days ago. Another nice island and anchorage about every 6nm. No stores or service to speak of other than on Contadora and most businesses where closed. Just one small market open with limited fresh foods. Got Beer!
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Eric & Linda on MY Sprezzatura

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Mogo Mogo - Las Perlas

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST

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

Sirena

 

SIRENA'S 2019-2020 entry into the biggest fish caught contest

 

 

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR

PICTURE OF THE YEAR

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

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Brenda and Ted
Brenda and Ted Welcome back SV FIREFLY Brenda and Ted

Welcome back SV FIREFLY Brenda and Ted

 

 

What is Gestalt Theory and Why You Need To Know It ?

. 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

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

5. Do not speak in generalities, be specific share a relevant past experience

It can take a lot of practice IT IS HARD TO NOT GIVE ADVICE - SHARE EXPERIENCES

THOUGHT EXERCISE
How would you convey the information on how to use satellite charts to navigate vs traditional charts ?

Coconut Grove

 

Gestalt aims to enable the individual to seek his or her own solutions to problems. Literally translated as 'whole / shape', Gestalt focuses the individuals past shareable experiences to convey information ( both good or bad ) to allow for a less biased knowledge exchange.

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PANAM APOSSE WE SAIL WHERE THE COCONUTS GROW
PANAM APOSSE WE SAIL WHERE THE COCONUTS GROW

 


FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-15

Panama Posse - 20-21
PANAMA POSSE FLEET UPDATE

20·21 PANAMA POSSE BURGEES AWAY

FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-15

Show your 20·21 Panama Posse Burgee
Panama Posse Reef Dancer
Panama Posse Reef Dancer

ONE LIFE Doug ( no Mary sorry )
ONE LIFE Doug

MY ONE LIFE

Doug (sans Mary)

DUE WEST

DUE WEST

SY DUE WEST

Kirk & Heidi

Delta Swizzler

Delta Swizzler

MY DELTA SWIZZLER

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MV PAIRADICE

"Landed this one just the other day outside Mazatlan, tasted real good !" Pairadice
"Landed this one just the other day outside Mazatlan, tasted real good !"
Pairadice
pAIRADICE

PAIRADICE John & Tracey Welcome to the Panama Posse !
John & Tracey PAIRADICE

 

 

Kick Off Events confirmed Dec 3-7, 2020
Barra de Navidad, Mexico

Follow this link for kick-off week details >>>

REMINDER THERE WILL BE A PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK RED CUP PARTY !
SHOW OFF YOUR GALLEY SKILLS **

Here is a link to a list of which dishes you should/could bring >>>

Outside social distancing event rules apply as per resort and local authorities
We'll be wearing masks this season for the kick off and hand sanitizer will be flowing along with rum and margaritas ...** We'll fire up the Panama Posse BBQ !
Panama Posse BBQ

RAPID COVID TEST FOR ALL PANAMA POSSE SEMINAR PARTICIPANTS in Barra de Navidad MX on Dec 2nd !

Recommended 15 minute self COVID test to make the kick-off week safe and informed for everyone.

These rapid tests (15 minutes) are discounted to 500 pesos / $ 25 pp
from 800 / $ 40 per person !

Pre-order your rapid covid anti-body tests by Tue Nov 24, 2020
This will be self administered on Dec 2nd between 9 AM and 11 AM
at Marina Puerto de la Navidad. It has a 97% accuracy.
covid test

This blood based rapid Covid test will diagnose 2 things

1 if you are actively creating antibodies fighting the virus ( ie you got it )
2 if you have residue antibodies ( ie you had the virus and have antibodies but you can still spread it )

Test Result

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Keep your PAYPAL receipt of $ 25 pp
and email your vessel name to registration@panamaposse.com

 

 

 

SUNSETS

sailing sunset on the pacific coast

 

 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION
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IOTA

IOTA HURRICANE 2020

 

ANOTHER LATE HURRICANE IN THE CARIBBEAN BASIN Named storm IOTA heading for Nicaragua and Honduras - AGAIN ! We'll discuss on tomorrows LINE call

CONVOYS
through Pirate prone waters

CONVOYS through Pirate prone waters
CONVOY

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

This season we are going to encourage and support the creation of convoys for vessels planning on traveling along the north coast of Venezuela or transiting along the Nicaraguan / Honduran Caribbean coast. We are working on a safety protocol which will group vessels into a convoy. Stay tuned for more development on this project which is being assisted by many individuals who have dedicated a lot of time and effort to this safety issue facing private yachts.

To express your convoy interest please email security @ panamaposse with your vessel name

Areas of operatoon of the Panama Posse

Areas

 

 

WHICH PANAMA POSSE "POD" ARE YOU IN ?
Which Panama Posse pod are you in

PANAMA POSSE pods

💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

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

To add your designation to you LINE display name simply edit your display name using the GEAR icon within LINE and copy and paste or insert your EMOJI

 

 

 

WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS @

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SAVE AND SHARE YOUR ROUTES

SAVE AND SHARE YOUR ROUTES PANAMA POSSE OPEN CPN
Panama Posse Open CPN

Please record all tracks in either your chart plotter or opencpn and email them to us for integration in to Good Nautical's route Library - for extra bonus save a NMEA 0183 data stream... We'll go over this in the OPEN CPN Seminar Saturday December 5th >>>

 

 

 

MUST VISIT PLACES ON THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE >>>
🇺🇸 FORT JEFFERSON - DRY TORTUGAS

MUST VISIT PLACES ON THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE >>>

FORT JEFFERSON

Florida Deal

Balck Batallion Fort Jefferson
Freed Slaves

Bird Key Anchorage
@ 24° 37.3033′ N 82°52.7833′ W
learn more ... >>>
https://panamaposse.com/fort-jefferson

 

Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson lies about 60 nm due west of Key West.
In 1513, Ponce de León led the first known European expedition to La Florida, which he named during his first voyage to the area and discovered the islands in 1513 and named them for the tortoises (Spanish tortugas) that abounded there.

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

During that time U.S. Navy Commodore David Porter inspected the Dry Tortugas island 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” (bad joke)

A lot more to this story and the 16,000,000 bricks that got laid... here ..

 

 

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Here is the link to Past and Present Participant Websites and Blogs.
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Slow Dancer

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

CREW OF ARROW PICKING UP THEIR BURGEE
CREW OF ARROW
ARROW

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IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST

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

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR

PICTURE OF THE YEAR

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

GALLEY GOD(ESS) - DISH OF THE YEAR (AWARDED DURING KICK OFF WEEK)

 

 

 

NOVAMAR

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NEW INSURANCE PLAN FOR THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE

Spheric Assurance Company has expressed interest in insuring certain
Panama Posse Vessels Boats which fall in these categories

Minimum insured value of $125,000
Less than 30 years old,
Over 36' LOA.

To move forward with ballpark insurance quotes please fill out this form and send it

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NOVAMAR INSURANCE GROUP, INC.

Marine Insurance Specialists Since 1987
Office: (800) 823 2798 Direct: (949) 424 8265
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Mayan Art

Mayan Art

PASS ON INFORMATION TO THE PANAMA POSSE

What is Gestalt and Why You Need To Know It -
( GESTALT THEORY THIS IS VERY MUCH OPPOSED TO FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES )

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 nonthreatening 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

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

5. Do not speak in generalities, be specific

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

THOUGHT EXERCISE
How would you convey the information on how to successfully
take a winch apart clean and service it using the gestalt method ?

 

GESTALT THEORY THIS IS VERY MUCH OPPOSED TO FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES
WINCH

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OAXACA & MOLE

Oaxaca City in the Centro District in the Central Valleys region of the state. Heritage and cultural tourism makes up an important part of the city's economy, and it has numerous colonial-era structures as well as significant archeological sites and elements of the continuing native Zapotec and Mixtec cultures.

It is the site of the month-long cultural festival called the "Guelaguetza", which features Oaxacan dance from the seven regions, music, and a beauty pageant for indigenous women. 


 

The city is also known as "la Verde Antequera" and the variety of structures built from a native green stone. The name Oaxaca is derived from the Nahuatl name for the place, Huaxyacac, which was Hispanicized to Guajaca, later spelled Oaxaca. In 1872, "de Juárez" was added in honor of Benito Juárez, a native of this state who became president, serving from 1852 to 1872.

Zocalo

The Plaza de la Constitución, or Zócalo, was planned out in 1529 by Juan Peláez de Berrio. During the entire colonial period this plaza was never paved, nor had sidewalks, only a marble fountain that was placed here in 1739. This was removed in 1857 to put in the bandstand and trees were planted. In 1881, the vegetation here was rearranged and in 1885, a statue of Benito Juárez was added. It was remodeled again in 1901 and a new Art Nouveau bandstand installed. Fountains of green stone with capricious figures were installed in 1967. The bandstand in the center hosts the State Musical Band, La Marimba and other groups

Museum

Museo De Arte Contemporaneo De Oaxaca
is housed in the so-called Casa de Cortés. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city and one of the most representative of non-religious buildings.   Although it has been modified somewhat over the years, it still conserves its basic layout with rooms surrounding three courtyards. The architectural style is basically Andalucian modified by Oaxaca traditions.  The main portal is Spanish Baroque and has three levels. In the first, there are two "tritóstila" columns that support the balcony which has wrought iron railings.  At the top of the window is seal of the Jesuits. The third level contains a central niche with a sculpture of an archangel as well as the coats of arms of the Laso de la Vega and the Pinelo families.  

Museum

The architectural style is basically Andalucian modified by Oaxaca traditions.  The main portal is Spanish Baroque and has three levels. In the first, there are two "tritóstila" columns that support the balcony which has wrought iron railings.  At the top of the window is seal of the Jesuits. The third level contains a central niche with a sculpture of an archangel as well as the coats of arms of the Laso de la Vega and the Pinelo families.  

Mercado Benito Juárez is located one block south of the Zócalo on Flores Magón and Las Casas but it takes up the entire city block 

MercadoBenitoJuárez

OAXACA City Map & Regional Map
Oaxaca

Narrow streets are paved with stones extracted from the nearby mountains

One of the local culinary hot spots RESTAURANT  "LAS QUINCE LETRAS"

Serene setting in the inner courtyard

Delectable and  affordable dishes

And the Favorite "Bichos al Plato III"

SEVEN STYLES OF MOLE

Mole from Nahuatl mōlli, "sauce" is a traditional marinade and sauce originally used in Mexican cuisine. |
In contemporary Mexico the term is used for a number of sauces - see below

1. MOLE NEGRO

The “typical” savory-sweet mole mentioned above, and the one most frequently found.onion, garlic, whole spices like cinnamon, cloves, black pepper and cumin, dried chiles, pumpkin and sesame seeds, herbs like hoja santo (which contributes to the dark color) and cilantro, bread for thickening and sometimes dried fruit for extra sweetness.

 

 

2. MOLE ROJO

Red mole, also known as mole poblano,  using many of the same spices and base ingredients and also contains chocolate, but less. Instead, this sweeter, spicier and  versatile version is amped up with several kinds of dried red chile like pasilla, guajillo and ancho as well as pulverized raisins and almonds or peanuts. When the sauce is done, browned chicken, pork or beef is typically added and stewed until tender .

 

3. MOLE COLORADITO  

This brew translates to “a shade of red,” or “on the nifty side,” depending on what you’re doing in the kitchen. Somewhere between rojo and negro in color, this brown mole shares the base ingredients of whole spices, onions, garlic, seeds and chocolate and features  secret ingredients for thickening and sweetening: mashed ripe plantain.

 

4. MOLE AMARILLO

Picture all the goodness of the first three moles without the sweet and chocolate stuff and you have a delicious basic sauce to pour over or use as a cooking base   It’s not unlike a simple Indian curry sauce, the sky’s the limit.

MOLE AMARILLO

 

 

5. MOLE VERDE

White on the outside, green on the inside — that’s a pumpkin seed. Extra pepitas or pipian, along with fresh tomatillos, jalapenos and cilantro are the key ingredients in bright green mole verde. It can be diluted with chicken stock when it’s finished and poured over cooked chicken to make a soupy sauce mopped up with tortillas or bread.

Mole Verde

 

 

6. MOLE CHICHILO 

This one’s a little more intense. Round up all the beef bones y as you’re going to need them. This dark, spicy sauce starts with rich, homemade beef stock. The stock rehydrates dried chiles de arbol, anchos and guajillos which you then blend with the usual slow-cooked garlic and onions. Mole chichilo is thickened with either masa harina, lime-cured corn flour, or crushed fresh tortillas. No chocolate here but excellent for braises.Mole CHICHILO

 

 

7. MOLE MANCHAMANTEL 

This  mole is between the bright red chorizo grease, tomatoes and ancho chiles, you do not want to get this stuff on anything white. Featuring fresh pineapple in addition to plantain, manchamantel is a sweet, spicy, fruity sauce . Hence the name - translated into "tablecloth-staining"

MOLE MANCHAMANTEL

 

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🇵🇱 POLAND
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🇬🇧 UK
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🇦🇺 AUSTRALIA
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🇬🇧 UK
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🇲🇽 Monte Albán - Oaxaca, Mexico

🇲🇽 Monte Albán is a large archaeological UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The site is located on a low mountainous range rising above the plain in the central section of the Valley of Oaxaca. Located at 17°02.7833 N 096°45.9533 W

The partially excavated civic-ceremonial center of the Monte Albán site is situated atop an artificially leveled ridge. It has an elevation of about 1,940 m (6,400 ft) above mean sea level and rises some 400 m (1,300 ft) from the valley floor, in an extremely defensible location. In addition to the monumental core, the site is characterized by several hundred artificial terraces, and a dozen clusters of mounded architecture covering the entire ridgeline and surrounding flanks. 

 

The monumental center of Monte Albán is the Main Plaza, which measures approximately 300 meters by 200 meters. The site's main civic-ceremonial and elite-residential structures are located around it or in its immediate vicinity. 

It was not until 1931 that large-scale scientific excavations were undertaken, under the direction of Mexican archaeologist Alfonso Caso.  Over the following eighteen years excavations of large sections within the monumental core of the site revealed Much of what is visible today and is open to the public.

It was not until 1931 that large-scale scientific excavations were undertaken, under the direction of Mexican archaeologist Alfonso Caso. Over the following eighteen years excavations of large sections within the monumental core of the site revealed Much of what is visible today and is open to the public.

Symmetry was not a major concern for the layout of Monte Albán plaza. Although the angles within the plaza are not perfect 90-degree corners, the plaza appears to be a rectangle without actually being so. The structures are not laid out in a symmetrical fashion, as the distances between the structures vary greatly from building to building. Construction methods used for orientation changed as Monte Albán expanded.   Thick walls were often used in construction, as well as sloped sides when constructing tall / larger structures. 

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 toward the end of the Middle Formative period at around 500 BC  Monte Albán had become the capital of a large-scale expansionist polity that dominated much of the Oaxacan highlands and interacted with other Mesoamerican regional states.  The city was largely abandoned after 800 AD. Small-scale reoccupation, opportunistic reuse of earlier structures and tombs, and ritual visitations marked the archaeological history of the site into the Colonial period.

 

 

The monumental center of Monte Albán is the Main Plaza, which measures approximately 300 meters by 200 meters. The site's main civic-ceremonial and elite-residential structures are located around it or in its immediate vicinity. Lucky Chucky

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. 

 

To get there stay at Marina Chahue in Huatulco Mexico and rent a car to visit Oaxaca and stay at any of the local hotels such as the reasonable priced 5 star Victoria Hotel - take an early 30 minute drive up the hillside to get on site early and beat the crowds and daily limits of 400 visitors during Covid

Entry fess in Dec. 2020:  80MXD ~ 4 USD pp

 

Monte Albán is a large archaeological site in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The site is located on a low mountainous range rising above the plain in the central section of the Valley of Oaxaca. Located at 17°02.7833 N 096°45.9533 W

 

It's a 6 1/2 hour drive via route 175 to get to Oaxaca from Marina Chahue - on the way back take route 190 via Mitla and the Mexcal epicenter of Oaxaca.

 

It's a 6 1/2 hour drive vi route 175 to get to Oaxaca from Marina Chahue - on the way back take route 190 via Mitla and the Mexcal epicenter of Oaxaca.

Carinthia Crew Jay and Ho'Okipa tagging the Panama Posse 

Coming out of the TOMB


Climbing the Eastern Stairs

MA Symmetry was not a major concern for the layout of Monte Albán plaza. Although the angles within the plaza are not perfect 90-degree corners, the plaza appears to be a rectangle without actually being so. The structures are not laid out in a symmetrical fashion, as the distances between the structures vary greatly from building to building. Construction methods used for orientation changed as Monte Albán expanded. Thick walls were often used in construction, as well as sloped sides when constructing tall / larger structures.

 

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Fort Jefferson

🇺🇸 Fort Jefferson

🇺🇸 Fort Jefferson - Dry Tortugas

Bird Key Anchorage @ 24° 37.3033' N   82°52.7833' W

 

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

In 1513, Ponce de León led the first known European expedition to La Florida, which he named during his first voyage to the area and discovered the islands in 1513 and named them for the tortoises (Spanish tortugas) that abounded there.

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

During that time U.S. Navy Commodore David Porter inspected the Dry Tortugas island
s 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" (bad joke)

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.

Enslaved African Americans were responsible for  the most difficult tasks at Fort Jefferson. They labored ten hours a day, six days a week. Using little more than wheelbarrows they offloaded arriving ships. The 16 million bricks were used in the fort’s construction. Perhaps their most arduous task was collecting and transporting large quantities of coral rock from nearby islands. This coral material served as the main ingredient in forming coral concrete, a vital component in the fort’s construction. Several of the enslaved men were permitted to bring their wives with them. These women often served as cooks and laundresses

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

ESCAPING
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.

 

THE PURSUIT
With Lieutenant H.G. Wright away on business in Key West, Dr. Daniel W. Whitehurst, his second in command, organized the pursuit. Because of the freedom seekers’ thoroughness, only one old condemned vessel, the Victor, remained near the island. Work on refastening and caulking the Victor began immediately, and within two hours the vessel was repaired and outfitted.

By 9:00 AM the repaired Victor started in pursuit. On board were eight men led by lighthouse keeper Captain John Thompson. Since there was no wind, oars were hastily made and the men began an exhausting chase. Four hours later they had closed to within three miles of the Union. The freedom seekers, after making several course changes, hauled down the jib of the Union, cut away both masts, and disabled the rudder. At approximately 2:00 PM they scrambled into a small boat from the Activa and began “pulling to the southward with great force.” On board they carried a compass, clothing, spyglass, axes, and a small barrel of water.

Thompson and his crew continued the pursuit for several more hours until they lost sight of the lighthouse. Concerned because of a rapidly developing storm, the crew of the Victor returned to Garden Key by midnight. As the weather continued to deteriorate, Dr. Whitehurst waited and pondered the fate of the escapees. Understandably impressed with the careful planning and execution of the escape attempt, he speculated that their destination was the Bahamas

The Capture
The seven freedom seekers survived the powerful storm, but their hazardous journey was only beginning. They traveled eastward through the Straits of Florida where they were spotted two days later by a local captain near the island of Key Vacas, nearly 120 miles east of the Dry Tortugas.
An alarm was spread on Key Vacas, and several vessels began chase. The following day the boat was discovered on the beach at Long Key several miles to the east. Coming ashore, the pursuers began firing their weapons in an effort to frighten the fleeing men. To avoid capture, the freedom seekers ran for the beach on the other side of the island, near Indian Key, and then desperately fled into the water. The chase finally came to an end as a boat from the sloop Key West picked the fleeing men from the water and took them to Key West.

After an exhausting journey, the men had ultimately failed in their quest for freedom. Two leaders in the group were returned to their owners, and the remaining five men were sent back to Fort Jefferson

By 1863, with the arrival of hundreds of military convicts (sentenced to perform hard labor), the use of enslaved peoples was discontinued at this remote outpost. African Americans returned two years later, not in bondage, but as soldiers.
No longer denied their freedom, by 1865 African Americans had become the guardians of freedom.

 

 

    

   

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

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

HOW TO GET THERE 

There are two routes from Key West, one running north of the Marquesas Keys, Half-Moon Shoal and Rebecca Shoal, and the other going to the south. Both routes are about the same distance and easy to navigate with sat chartlets and provide good protection.

A shallow reef completely surrounds the southern main anchorage, protecting vessels from waves, if not the wind. The bottom is marl, so use your big-boy anchor and a lot of chain to prevent dragging during high, sustained winds.

“Public visiting hours” are a good time to stay away and wait for the ferry and seaplanes to leave an important part of your daily Dry Tortugas routine, providing a fairly high-end but nominally-priced lunch buffet, ice-cold drinks, clean heads, garbage drop-off and freshwater showers!

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FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-01

Panama Posse - 20-21

THE 20·21 PANAMA POSSE FLEET IS GETTING UNDERWAY

FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-01

The Cruising season has started with vessel making way in the Pacific and Caribbean !
Panama Posse

SY COMPROMISE

Ronald & Karen approaching Acapulco, MX and meeting with Captain Vicente in Acapulco !
To contact Capitan Vicente and get on hos moorings in Acapulco follow this link to Good Nautical >>
Vicente
COMPROMISE

Kick Off Events confirmed Dec 3-7 th, 2020
Barra de Navidad, Mexico

Follow this link for kick-off week details >>>

REMINDER THERE WILL BE A PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK RED CUP PARTY
**Here is a link to a list of which dishes you should/could bring >>>
** outside social distancing event rules apply as per resort and local authorities We'll be wearing masks this season for the kick off and hand sanitizer will be flowing along with rum and margaritas ...
Panama Posse Barra de Navidad HQ
CLIMATOLOGY
MARCH PAPAGAYO

Wind roses are located in the center of each 5° square on the surface of the Earth on the oceans pilot charts and are published for each month. We have chopped these pilot charts to digestible portions into each Maritime Area. This exert above represents March for Nicaragua Pacific Coast. aka the Papagayo WInd Area.

Each rose shows the distribution of the winds that have prevailed in the area over a considerable period of time - think decades.

Wind percentages are summarized for calm (center) and for the Cardinal and Inter cardinal compass points.The arrows fly with the wind,indicating the direction from which the wind blew. |

The length of the shaft, measured from the outside of the circle to the end of the visible shaft (not necessarily to the end of the last feather), using the appropriate scale below, gives the percentage of the total number of observations in which the wind has blown from that direction.

The number of feathers shows the average force of the wind on the Beaufort scale. The figure in the center of the circle gives the percentage of calms. When the arrow is too long (over29 percent) to fit conveniently in the 5° square, the percentage is indicated numerically on the shaft.
WINDROSE

EXAMPLE: In this wind rose reported observations the wind has averaged as follows:

N 32 percent, Beaufort force 5

NE 11 percent, Beaufort force 4

E 8 percent, Beaufort force 4

SE 4 percent, Beaufort force 4

S 3 percent, Beaufort force 4

SW 5 percent,Beaufort force 4

W10 percent, Beaufort force 4

NW 25 percent, Beaufort force 4

Calms 2 percent

SCALE OF WIND PERCENTAGES:
% SCALE OF WIND

BEAUFORT SCALE

0 Calm < 1 knot r Smoke rises vertically. 1 Light air 1–3 knots 0–1 ft Ripples with appearance of scales are formed, without foam crests Direction shown by smoke drift but not by wind vanes. 2 Light breeze 4–6 knots 1–2 ft Small wavelets still short but more pronounced; crests have a glassy appearance but do not break Wind felt on face; leaves rustle; wind vane moved by wind. 3 Gentle breeze 7–10 knots 2–4 ft Large wavelets; crests begin to break; foam of glassy appearance; perhaps scattered white horses Leaves and small twigs in constant motion; light flags extended. 4 Moderate breeze 11–16 knots 3.5–6 ft Small waves becoming longer; fairly frequent white horses Raises dust and loose paper; small branches moved. 5 Fresh breeze 17–21 knots 6–10 ft Moderate waves taking a more pronounced long form; many white horses are formed; chance of some spray Small trees in leaf begin to sway; crested wavelets form on inland waters. 6 Strong breeze 22–27 knots 9–13 ft Large waves begin to form; the white foam crests are more extensive everywhere; probably some spray Large branches in motion; whistling heard in telegraph wires; umbrellas used with difficulty. Gale pennant.svg 7 High wind, moderate gale, near gale 28–33 knots 13–19 ft Sea heaps up and white foam from breaking waves begins to be blown in streaks along the direction of the wind; spindrift begins to be seen Whole trees in motion; inconvenience felt when walking against the wind. 🚩 8 Gale, fresh gale 34–40 knots 18–25 ft Moderately high waves of greater length; edges of crests break into spindrift; foam is blown in well-marked streaks along the direction of the wind Twigs break off trees; generally impedes progress. 🚩 9 Strong/severe gale 41–47 knots 23–32 ft High waves; dense streaks of foam along the direction of the wind; sea begins to roll; spray affects visibility Slight structural damage (chimney pots and slates removed). 🚩 🚩 10 Storm, whole gale 48–55 knots 29–41 ft Very high waves with long overhanging crests; resulting foam in great patches is blown in dense white streaks along the direction of the wind; on the whole the surface of the sea takes on a white appearance; rolling of the sea becomes heavy; visibility affected Seldom experienced inland; trees uprooted; considerable structural damage. 🚩 🚩 11 Violent storm 56–63 knots 37–52 ft Exceptionally high waves; small- and medium-sized ships might be for a long time lost to view behind the waves; sea is covered with long white patches of foam; everywhere the edges of the wave crests are blown into foam; visibility affected Very rarely experienced; accompanied by widespread damage. 🟥 12 Hurricane force ≥ 64 knots ≥ 46 ft The air is filled with foam and spray; sea is completely white with driving spray; visibility very seriously affected Devastation. 🟥🟥 Lifting Winds behind a low could get you out of Panama Lifting Winds UPDATE FROM RIO DULCE - SV RESPITE Wow not sure when The last time I had updated the Panama Posse.. Janet and I left the states on 10/15 heading back to the Respite in Belize. There has been lots of storms this year and Respite is sitting in the middle of hurricane zone. There was One direct hurricane hit where Respite was moored hurricane NANA. We were lucky Respite came out of it with some very minor canvas damage nothing that a sewing machine can’t fix. So our thoughts are we Needed to get Respite somewhere safe. The air port in Belize had opened to tourists 10/1 with LOTS OF REGULATIONS but we jumped at the chance. Quite a journey, to make a long story short it was a two week process to get the proper paper work to take Respite to Guatemala. As we where hanging on anchor of courses other storm was brewing Zeta. It amazing Zeta was a couple hundred miles away and it differently affected the weather we’re we where. Enter Guatemala was some what normal check in process the only difference was we had to go to the hospital and have a Covid rapid test. It was rapid had results in about 10 minutes at no cost. Currently in the Rio Dulce at Monkey Bay Marina where we were last year. Have quite a few boat projects to complete and then start planning this season’s adventure. All is good a board Respite⚓️ Rio Dulce Rio Dulce Respite PANAMA POSSE "PODS" ARE GATHERING pods PANAMA POSSE pods 💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️ Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the "sub pods" with line calls after the main calls starting Mondays in Novemebr to save everyone's time (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura) Runners To add your designation to you LINE display name simply edit your display name using the GEAR icon within LINE and copy and paste or insert your EMOJI WEEKLY LINE CALLS MONDAYS @ 15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN 16:00 UTC for PACIFIC line.me NEED CREW ? We have been receiving crew submission so if you are vessel in need of crew for the Panama Posse please let us know and we'll forward you these crew seeking vessel requests - go to https://panamaposse.com/crew and sign up as a Panama Posse vessel seeking crew. The crew section also displays mayor airports and has tips on what makes good crew. Please note if crew "jumps' ship" in a foreign port you are responsible for re-repatriation flights so we recommend establishing a crew bond. Crew PANAMA POSSE INTRODUCES THE 40th SPONSORSHIP MARINA 🇲🇽 MEXICO - MARINA Y CLUB DE YATES ISLA CORTES .. find out more >>>
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SAVE AND SHARE YOUR ROUTES
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Please record all tracks in either your chart plotter or opencpn and email them to us for integration in to Good Nautical's route Library - for extra bonus save a NMEA 0183 data stream... We'll go over this in the OPEN CPN Seminar in early December >>>

MUST VISIT PLACES ON THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE >>>

https://panamaposse.com/castillo-de-san-felipe
🇬🇹 CASTILLO SAN FELIPE ... learn more ... >>>

https://panamaposse.com/castillo-de-san-felipe
http://www.goodnautical.com/guatemala/point-interest/castle-san-felipe-de-lara

NEARBY 🇬🇹 MARINA NANA JUANA RESORT & BOATYARD – RIO DULCE - GUATEMALA
>>> 15°39.508′ N 088°59.5833′ W

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION & PANAMA POSSE
SIGN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
SEVEN SEAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov 1, 2020

The SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION is pleased to announce our collaboration with the PANAMA POSSE. Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) has supported passage making sailors on their adventures around the globe since 1952. Visit ssca.org.

The PANAMA POSSE is honored to partner with the prestigious Seven Seas Cruising Association. We know this collaboration will strengthen our mutual goals to promote safe cruising adventures around the world. The Panama Posse was founded in 2017 to help boats navigate the Pacific coast from California to Panama at your individual pace. In 2020, the Panama Posse grew it’s route support to 13 countries, pass the Panama Canal to Key West including Jamaica, Belize, Colombia, Cuba, and Cayman Islands. Over 375 motor and sailing vessels have participated in the past 3 years and they all agree the best value in joining the Panama Posse is the camaraderie of meeting amazing people throughout your route. The Panama Posse also provides 24/7 access to members, weekly team calls, Up to date customs information, 2,000 verified anchorages and marina discounts in each country totaling 40 marinas. Visit PanamaPosse.com for additional information.

We are excited to see so many cruisers head south, down the Mexico coastline, Central America and through the Canal to South America, the Caribbean and Cuba. Along with safety seminars, and the marina discounts that the Panama Posse provides its cruisers, SSCA can go farther to help cruising sailors on the rally and beyond the rally with webinars, a Facebook page that has over 13,000 followers, introductions to our Cruising Station Hosts around the globe and discounts at our many marine partners and sponsors.

Membership in SSCA is always a great deal, but for a short time, membership will be discounted for registered Panama Posse participants by 25%*.

Visit SSCA.org for more information >>>.

As part of the strategic partnership the Panama Posse has extended a special discount to members of the Seven Seas Cruising Association, SSCA members receive 25%* off the annual registration fee of the 20-21 Panama Posse .

(*may not be combined with any offer does not apply to existing membership or registration fees )

https://www.ssca.org/content
QUARANTINE UPDATES COLOMBIA CLOSED ETA DEC 1
How to not loose your mind. Keep checking this section for most recent updates ...more >>>
Quarantine

NOT PART OF THE 20·21 POSSE ?

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129 VESSELS HAVE SIGNED UP ALREADY >>>

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WHERE IS YOUR HEADSHOT ? SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER >>>
PANAMA POSSE FACES of the 2020-2021 Rally

CHARTS WILL BE WRONG !

IN CERTAIN AREAS ALONG THE ROUTE
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE RELY ON CHART ACCURACY
One of the reasons we recommend you familiarize yourself with OPENCPN with sat chart overlays ( covered in the kick off seminars in December)

HERE IS A SAMPLE OF THE NAVIONICS CHART
WRONG CHART

"You've been to this anchorage and documented it on Good Nautical! Right before Punta Mala. I was reminded of you doing a navigation meeting soon for Posse people and thought this to be a candidate for error example. A benign one fortunately. The lat/lon seems to be correct. From Navionics on ipad, recently updated. To avoid confusion use multiple sources!
Ensenada Venao

Accurate prior history anchorage information in Good Nautical Ensenada Venao >>
VAGABUNDO DOS

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PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES
SY YAHTZEE

Here is the link to Past and Present Participant Websites and Blogs.
Lot's of goodness here ...more >>>

sailingyahtzee.com

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

SY BEATA SUNSET ON THE BAJA PENINSULA
PICTURE OF THE WEEK BEATA
Beata

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST

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

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR

PICTURE OF THE YEAR

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

GALLEY GOD(ESS) - DISH OF THE YEAR (AWARDED DURING KICK OFF WEEK)

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NOVAMAR
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Spheric Assurance Company has expressed interest in insuring certain
Panama Posse Vessels Boats which fall in these categories

Minimum insured value of $125,000
Less than 30 years old,
Over 36' LOA.

To move forward with ballpark insurance quotes please fill out this form and send it

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NOVAMAR INSURANCE GROUP, INC.

Marine Insurance Specialists Since 1987
Office: (800) 823 2798 Direct: (949) 424 8265
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AS ALWAYS SEND US YOUR UPDATES AND WE'LL INCLUDE YOUR STORIES IN NEXT WEEKS FLEET UPDATE via email to news@panamaposse.com

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

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FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-08

PANAMA POSSE

 THE 20·21 PANAMA POSSE FLEET IS  UNDERWAY 

FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-08

FISH ON - Nicole and Keenan off the Costalegre caught this monster !
Entry into the 20·21 PANAMA POSSE biggest fish caught category !

SY Maison de Sante all smiles with fish tacos for days ! 

Welcome back to the Panama Posse !

Kick Off Events confirmed Dec 3-7, 2020 
Barra de Navidad, MexicoFollow this link for kick-off week details >>>Important additional seminar content added Sunday 
"How to  diagnose and treat yourself, your partner, crew or guests in a medical  emergency " 
Presented by Chucky & Lisa MV  Ho'Okipa 
Wilderness Rescue Experts 
REMINDER THERE WILL BE A  PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK RED CUP PARTY ! 
SHOW OFF YOUR GALLEY SKILLS **
Marina Puerto de la Navidad

Here is a link to a list of which dishes you should/could bring >>>

Outside social distancing event rules apply as per resort and local authorities We'll be wearing masks this season for the kick off and hand sanitizer will be flowing along with rum and margaritas ...**

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION 

Strategic Partnership which saves you money !!!!

Last week the Seven Seas association and the Panama Posse signed a strategic Partnership.
 

"We are excited to see so many cruisers head south, down the Mexico coastline, Central America and through the Canal to South America, the Caribbean and Cuba.    Along with safety seminars and the marina discounts that the Panama Posse provides its cruisers, SSCA can go farther to help cruising sailors on the rally and beyond the rally  with webinars, a Facebook page that has over 13,000 followers, introductions to our Cruising Station Hosts around the globe and discounts with our many marine partners and sponsors."

 

Membership in SSCA is always a great deal, but for a short time, new membership will be discounted for registered Panama Posse participants.    If you are a registered participant, email office@ssca.org  to inquire about the discount on a new membership.

Join the SSCA and save 25 % on your membership fee and receive these benefits 

Discussion Forum

Membership gets you members-only exclusive access to a sea of knowledge provided by members at home and aboard on our website and via email.

 

Gams

Gams (n.):  social visit or friendly interchange, especially between sailors or seafarers

Some are small and informal, while some include cruising seminars and vendors.  Gain vital knowledge and camaraderie at one of our gams around the world!

 

Cruisers' Bulletin

Monthly newsletters are always available online and Bulletins keep you updated on fellow members and the activities of the Board and Home Base.

 

Seven Seas U

SSCA can help you learn the skills and acquire the knowledge that you need to be a successful cruiser.  At Seven Seas U, you can take courses online--no matter where you live or cruise.  All you need is the Internet!  SSCA members receive a discount on every Seven Seas U course or even attend free.

 

Cruising Station Hosts

These hosts provide valuable information and a warm greeting.  SSCA membership gives you access to cruising stations and port guides (information about ports available on our website or through cruising station hosts) around the world to make your cruising a little more easy and friendly!

 

KPK Radio Voice Service

SSCA's radio voice service provides invaluable support to cruisers by passing emergency and priority traffic, as well as traffic related to safety and security, providing current news updates of interest to cruisers from such sources as the Caribbean Safety and Security Net and other networks, and various cruising-related Facebook sites, and providing any vessels needing assistance with land-based resources.

 

Additional Benefits

SSCA Marine Equipment Survey
Free Magazine Subscriptions
Cruising Advocacy
Special Offers & Discounts
a.m.o.

 

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, ALL SSCA MEMBERS AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR ANNUAL MEETING/CRUISING CONFERENCE & GAM AT THE SAME TIME!

 

THE GLOBAL GAM ZOOMINAR DATE IS NOV 14, 2020!

REGISTER FOR FREE HERE >>>

 

Beginning at 12:00 noon EST, there will be a presentation from Malaysia by Lifetime Commodore Luc Callebaut, “Why & How To Easily Create Popular Cruising Videos”.

 

The Annual Meeting will follow at 1:30 PM EST.

 

After the Annual Meeting join us for the following:

       “Around Newfoundland from Maine in 90 Days” w/Peter Plumb

       “Cruising Gadgets & Ideas” w/Bill Cullen

        “PredictWind: Overview & Latest Developments” w/Nick Olson in New Zealand

 

PANAMA POSSE SPONSOR 

PREDICT WIND

A LATE HURRICANE IN THE CARIBBEAN BASIN - 
LIFTING WINDS TO HEAD NORTH !!! 

 

 

WHICH PANAMA POSSE "POD" ARE YOU IN ? 

PANAMA POSSE pods 
 
💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

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

To add your designation to you LINE display name simply edit your display name using the GEAR icon within LINE and copy and paste or insert your EMOJI  

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

NEED CREW ?

We have been receiving crew submission so if you are vessel in need of crew for the Panama Posse please let us know and we'll forward you these crew seeking vessel requests - go to https://panamaposse.com/crew and sign up as a Panama Posse vessel seeking crew.

The crew section also displays mayor airports and has tips on what makes good crew. 
Please note if crew "jumps' ship"  in a foreign port you are responsible for re-repatriation flights so we recommend establishing a crew bond.

 

 

SAVE AND SHARE YOUR ROUTES

 

Please record all tracks in either your chart plotter or opencpn and email them to us for integration in to Good Nautical's route Library - for extra bonus save a NMEA 0183 data stream...  We'll go over this in the OPEN CPN Seminar in early December >>>

 

 

 

MUST VISIT PLACES ON THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE  >>>
 
 

🇲🇽  PALENQUE ... learn more ... >>>
It is estimated that less than 10% of the total area of the city is explored, leaving more than a thousand structures still covered by jungle. 

 

Palenque  also anciently known as Lakamha “Big Water” , was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century. The Palenque ruins date from ca. 226 BC to ca. 799 AD.  After its decline, it was overgrown by the jungle of cedar, mahogany, and sapodilla trees, but has since been excavated and restored with an onsite museum. It is located near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas resides at 150 meters (490 ft) above sea level .
 

 
 

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

 

NOT PART OF THE 20·21 POSSE ?

SIGN UP FOR NEXT SEASON !

137 VESSELS HAVE SIGNED UP ALREADY >>>
  
 

SIGN UP 

WHERE IS YOUR HEADSHOT ? SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER >>>

 
LOCK YOUR DINGHY UP OR LOOSE IT 

IN CERTAIN AREAS ALONG THE ROUTE  
YOUR DINGHY WILL BE STOLEN IF YOU DO NOT LOCK IT UP !
Prior spots of dinghy theft have been added to Good Nautical  - look for the warning signs 

Please, please, please always hoist your dinghy up and lock it at night !

Always lock your dinghy – especially if you go on shore.

Tie it to a sturdy pole or tree and remove any valuables.

 

Thieves are opportunists may swim out to cut your dinghy’s painter and

then use rocks on the beach to break off locks.

 

Please use a (pad) lock with a difficult point of attack and a heavy chain

or re-in-forced coated wire – see a sample lock below. 

 

get one of these locks

 
 
 
PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 
SY ANGELIQUE OF VANCOUVER Here is the link to Past and Present Participant Websites and Blogs. 
Lot's of goodness here ...more >>>
 
 

 

 

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK 

MY SPREZZATURA GOING THROUGH THE CANAL 

 
 
Panama arrival update:

Arrival at  Bocas del Torro was quite strait forward local MINSA visited at anchor and accepted PCR test from Cartagena even if was 6 days old

(3 days sailing and 3 days clearing out of Cartagena)

Customs Agriculture  and Immigration also boarded at anchor but then we went ashore for Port Captain and to the Airport for Immigration stamps etc.

In all painless and authorities very helpful

One odd thing when we leave Bocas del Torro the agent in Colon advised that we need a COVID PCR test before arrival there even though we are in the same country

 
 

Bocas Marina PANAMA  sponsors the Panama Posse >>>

 

 

 

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST 

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

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED  

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD  

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD 

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR 

PICTURE OF THE YEAR 

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

GALLEY GOD(ESS) - DISH OF THE YEAR (AWARDED DURING KICK OFF WEEK) 

 

 
NOVAMAR
NEW INSURANCE PLAN FOR THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE
 

Spheric Assurance Company has expressed interest in insuring certain 
Panama Posse Vessels Boats which fall in these categories
 

Craig Chamberlain

CA Lic #0656781

NOVAMAR INSURANCE GROUP, INC.

Marine Insurance Specialists Since 1987
Office: (800) 823 2798  Direct: (949) 424 8265
www.novamarinsurance.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

PANAMA POSSE'S GESTALT THEORY 
OR HOW TO PASS ON INFORMATION TO THE GROUP

What is Gestalt and Why You Need To Know It - 
( THIS IS VERY MUCH OPPOSED TO FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRACTICES )

 

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 nonthreatening 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

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 people 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.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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