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2019-2020 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF EVENT

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All of this takes place in Barra de Navidad, MX at the Marina Puerto de la Navidad 1) ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION     2) COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, SAFETY    3) PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY 4) SATELLITE CHARTS / OPEN CPN / GOOD NAUTICAL    5) PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY 6) PROVISIONING, WHAT TO SEE AND DO, RECAP, Q&A Harbormaster Secundino Alvarez  1) ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION When: Thu Dec 5th, 2019 @ 13:00 to ~ 15:30Where:Meet at Manuel Antonio de Mendoza Meeting room on the 3rd floor of the Resort From the top lobby take the side elevator down to the 3rd floor – 19°11’44.1″N 104°41’05.3″W Amenities: Class room style Tables, Chairs, Air Conditioning, Bath rooms Lights, resort wifi, (but no cellphone service), Power outlets on the wall so bring extension cords if you need power. Food & Beverage:We will also have a waiter on standby to order food or drinks from the resort. What to bring ? big notepad – pencil – things to write – pads – phones – guidebooks – cameras – laptops – extension cords – a happy adventurers mindset 2) COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, SAFETY When: Fri Dec 6th, 2019 @ 13:00 to ~ 16:00Where:Meet at Manuel Antonio de Mendoza Meeting room on the 3rd floor of the Resort From the top lobby take the side elevator down to the 3rd floor. 19°11’44.1″N 104°41’05.3″W Amenities: Class room style Tables, Chairs, Air Conditioning, Bath rooms Lights, resort wifi, (but no cellphone service), Power outlets on the wall so bring extension cords if you need power Food & Beverage: We will also have a waiter on standby to order food or drinks from the resort. What to bring ? big notepad – pencil – pads – phones – guidebooks – cameras – laptops – extension cords – (more…)

Panamá Posse Rally Starts December 5, 2019 from Mexico to Panama

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2019 – Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico Panamá Posse Rally Starts December 5, 2019 from Mexico to Panama The third annual “Panamá Posse” rally sails to seven countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. The rally starts at its official headquarters Marina Puerto de la Navidad in Barra, Mexico. The adventure concludes at the Marina Vista Mar near the Panamá Canal on May 30th, 2020. Panamá Posse delivers the adventure of a lifetime, giving participants six months to complete a 2,000 nautical mile rally. There are many benefits to joining the Panamá Posse, among them are fleet safety and security, discounts at marinas, 350 verified anchorages, accurate and detailed custom and immigration procedures, cultural land excursions and group parties, contest and special events at most marinas. And of course, lifelong-friendships. The Panamá Posse rally has grown from 83 boats in year one to 150 boats this third season. Motor and Sail boats ranging from 27 feet to 225 feet, representing 15 countries have participated thus far and will spend an estimated $6 Million annually across the seven Central American countries. Marina Puerto de la Navidad, is offering discounted slip fees for all Panamá Posse registered vessels for the month of November and early December. The launch party will be held with an open bar at Marina Puerto de la Navidad on Saturday, December 7, 2019. During the week, seminars will be held to cover the following topics, navigation, route planning, weather, safety, Open CPN satellite overlay on electronic charts, provisioning, cultural points of interest, land tours and intro to the Good Nautical web site exclusive to Panamá Posse registrants. Panamá Posse Sponsors Downwind Marine – San Diego, CA Marina Puerto Vallarta – Puerto Vallarta, México Marina Puerto de La Navidad (more…)

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Single Handers Welcome

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YES of course – we have had several single handers !  REBELLIOUS  EASY  COLEMNA AMANTE YOYO INTERLUDE   – YOUR VESSEL – YOUR CREW – YOUR RESPONSIBILITY   (more…)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2018 Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico “Panama Posse” Cruiser’s Rally Launch Party and Start Date November 29, 2018 from Mexico to Panama The second annual “Panama Posse” rally sails to seven countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama.  The rally, starts at Marina Puerto de la Navidad, located just 150 nm south of Puerto Vallarta and ends at the Marina Vista Mar near the Panama Canal on June 1, 2019.     Benefits in joining the “Panama Posse” include daily SSB Communications net, vessel tracking, current country check in and check out procedures, 200+ verified safe anchorages, slip discounts from multiple marinas, express-check in at marinas and the Panama Canal, organized group land excursions and Posse parties along the way.  Information includes list of fuel stations, chandleries, provisions, haul out facilities, dive sites, resort anchorages and cultural & eco sites to visit.  A “Panama Posse” burgee is included with registration and hats and shirts with names of registered vessels will be available for a nominal fee. In 2018, eighty-three boats ranging from  66 feet to 27 feet, joined the Panama Posse representing 8 countries.  Thirty nine boats have already signed up for the 2018-19 Panama Posse, mostly from the U.S. and Canada, many have done the Baja-Haha, Pacific Puddle Jump, Transpac, Tahiti-Moorea, Tonga & Fiji Regattas and multiple countries in the South Pacific, Caribbean and Pacific Northwest. One of the official sponsors, Marina Puerto de la Navidad, is offering very attractive and discounted slip fees for all “Panama Posse” registered vessels for the month of November. The launch party will be held at Marina Puerto de la Navidad on Thursday November 29, 2018.  Seminars will be held during that week to cover the following topics: OpenCPN satellite overlay on electronic charts, (more…)

Civil War Era Submarine in Panama?

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Did you know that there is a rusting hulk of a submarine on a beach in the Las Perlas Island that’s been there since the 1860’s! How cool is that? Check it out on San Telmo Island. Read all about it here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sub_Marine_Explorer Cheers, Stan M/V CrossRoads (more…)

Panama Posse Launch Party

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And we are off.  After a wonderful and stunning  Panama Posse Launch Party the fleet is heading south. We will post Pictures of the Party here and in our Facebook group for all to see !    See you down the coast !   (more…)

Open CPN

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We held our opencpn seminar yesterday and shared ( thanks to Marc from Liquid )
most satellite kap files of the coast between Barra de Navidad and Panama !

  1. If you missed it you can download opencpn for free from
    https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadopencpn.html     ( mac / pc / android  versions  )
  2.  Download Google earth pro up to version 7.1.2
    ( use license key GEFREE )       

    http://route.panamaposse.com/kap/googleearth-win-bundle-7.1.2.2041.1.exe

 

 

        3. Here is how to get satellite image chartlets into open CPN

  • the satellite images are now on the server – 
    download them all  (it’s  2.7 GB !! please be patient )
    http://route.panamaposse.com/kap/ge_chartlets.zip
  • additional 20 GB mbtiles can be found here
  • place them into their own directory – create a directory  (folder) with a unique name
    example (c:\charts\sat_charts ) on a Mac  Documents Charts
  •  launch / open OpenCpn
  • and add the charts –
    click on Options ( little wrench) -> Charts -> Add Directory -> Select the Folder you just created ->  example (PC c:\charts\sat_charts  or  MAC Documents/Charts/Stelllite-Charts)
  • Click [x]  Scan Charts and update Database – Apply  – wait and voila !
    Open Cpn with Satelit Images      

    And here are some raw charts for refrence printing
     Raw Charts >>

  • Seminar attendance in Barra de Navidad
    Shearwater
    Interlude
    Respite
    Crossroads
    Raven
    Annapurna
    Easy
    Volante III
    Liquid
    Carinthia
    Kea

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