Panama Posse Launch Party

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 !

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GOODNAUTICAL SAFE TRACK

Open CPN

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. PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANTS CAN   GET THESE CHARTS FOR FREE PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK >>
  • 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       
  • Seminar attendance in Barra de Navidad
    Shearwater
    Interlude
    Respite
    Crossroads
    Raven
    Annapurna
    Easy
    Volante III
    Liquid
    Carinthia
    Kea

Read more


Tehuantepec

So it's time to start our long range planing and regardless of when you and your vessel plan on crossing the Tehuantepec - it is best to proceed with caution - Here are the Pilot Chart excerpts - for December - January and February. This Post will evolve over time to give everyone a good overview and document best practices and lessons learned from fellow mariners.

First - here is how pilot chart's wind roses work.
Pilot Roses Explained

Tehuantepec's historical data for December
T-pec December

Tehuantepec's historical data for January
T-Pec January

Tehuantepec's historical data for February
T-Pec February

 

And here is windy's current state of affairs .

More to come - so ponder away !

Below is an image of  - Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god of wind and learning  - let's learn to respect this area
wind god

 

 


Save the date

Dear Panama Posse participants;

 

Below are the dates for seminars here in Marina Puerto de La Navidad and the Panama Posse Launch Party.

  • Tuesday 21st at 3 PM – OpenCPN - Free route planning and navigation tool -   2 hours*
  • Monday 27th at 3 PM   – Route planning & Weather  - 2 hours*
  • Tuesday 28th at 3 PM  - Weather - concepts and best practices  - 2 hours*
  • Wednesday 29th 3 PM  - Q&A
  • Wednesday29t following the Q&A  the official launch party -
    (stay tuned for details – for panama posse participants only)

    *in the air conditioned marina office confrence room at Marina Puerto la Navidad / Barra


SSB Radio Net Script

  • PANAMA POSSE NET 8.294  MHz USB @ 15:15  UTC  ( 09:15 Panama Posse Time )

Is this frequency in use? Is this frequency in use?

This is  [YOUR VESSEL NAME] _____  [YOUR CALL SIGN] _________
This is the PANAMA POSSE NET for today   [WEEK] day, [NUMBER] of [MONTH]  201[7/8]

Before we open the net, is there any emergency, medical, or priority traffic?

Are there any relays for emergency, medical, or priority traffic?

Once again this is the PANAMA POSSE NET

Operating on this frequency, 8.294  MHz USB
(which may move to 8.297  mhz in case of interference)
We meet daily at 09:15 local (Panama Posse) time or 15:15 UTC

Let's start with Check ins of vessels underway

Please respond with:
POSITION COG SOG WIND SPEED WIND DIRECTION % overcast

if at anchor or marina please respond with:
POSITION – WATERDEPTH - WIND SPEED WIND DIRECTION % overcast

  • Weather forecast (NW to SE) - Tide Report  (NW to SE)
  • Lost, Found or Services Needed or Offered
  • Local Report
  • Fish Report
  • Mishaps of the Day
  • Announcements
  • Vessels with Traffic, please come back now

THANK YOU

This completes today’s PANAMA POSSE Net.
This is VESSEL NAME ___ CALLSIGN ____
Tomorrows net control will be _________
Many thanks the Panama Posse Net is now closed.
This frequency is now clear for traffic

Days and NET HOSTS

Monday - Volante III
Tuesday  - ANNAPURNA
Wednesday - EASY
Thursday - CARINTHIA
Friday - INTERLUDE
Saturday - CROSSROADS
Sunday - RESPITE


First Burgee is flying

Dear fellow Panama Posse vessels !

SV Carinthia is proudly flying the Panama Posse Burgee.

Please pick up your burgee or drop by SV Carinthia.

Our tentative schedule for deliveries is
Sun 11/5 - Wed 11/8 in La Cruz, Nayarit
Mon 11/13 -> forward in Barra de Navidad

PANAMA POSSE BURGEE

PANAMA POSSE BURGEE

PANAMA POSSE BURGEE

 

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Last day for T shirt and Burgees

THIS IS IT - LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR T-SHIRTS and BURGEE'S

LAST DAY TO ORDER October 16th !

The Panama Posse burgee will be a high quality doubled-sided sewn burgee that will last well beyond its actual time in use.  We are having them made this way because we know that folks will want to keep and display them as a memento and reminder of the great times we all will, surely, share.  The cost of each burgee to Panama Posse members is $25.00 – which is less than the actual cost Thanks, Suzanne and Dietmar !

 

Also available, but certainly not required, are T-Shirts and Tank Tops in both Men’s and Women’s styles.  Each shirt will have the Panama Posse Logo printed on the front as well as the names of each vessel (the fleet) and a smaller logo on the back.  The garments are a white cotton/poly blend which tends to be more comfortable in the heat and wears better for longer.  The cost of the shirts is $20.00 each – which should pay for the shirts, shipping to us, and IVA.  If there is anything left over, we will use those funds to purchase libations for our send-off party in Barra de Navidad.

 

You are not required to purchase a shirt in order to have your vessel’s name printed on the back, but those who don’t purchase a burgee will, of course, not be listed.

 

Please respond to this email with a filled out order sheet today - there will be no extra shirts !

 

Please submit this order form specify sizes for shirts
via email and pay your grand total via PAYPAL (link below) 

 

VESSEL NAME  
Current Location  
ITEM QUANTITY Unit Price USD Size (S M L XL XXL) TOTAL
BURGEE   25.00  
Women’s T Shirt   20.00    
Women’s Tank Top   20.00    
Men’s T Shirt   20.00    
Men’s Tank Top   20.00    
Grand Total :  (please cover the paypal costs if in doubt add 5%)
 

 

Please pay the GRAND TOTAL via Paypal (make sure that ALL credit card and paypal fee’s are covered in case of doubt pay 5% more in paypal to cover all fees – otherwise we will refund the money and not process the order)
https://www.paypal.me/goodcruise  indicating your vessel name.

no refunds / no changes / no exceptions otherwise

 

Delivery of these items will be on the dock in Barra de Navidad, in November 2018.

 

 


Captain Pat Rains

Ahoy Capt. Pat

WE LOVE YOUR BOOKS  & thank you for your email !

Attached are a few docs to help your readership's adventure quest and future stories.

We are a self organized group of mariners – we are sized from 27 – 225 feet
as you can see from https://panamaposse.com/vessels

Next years posse group is  getting ready too at

 

  SIGN UP – with title sponsor marina  providing 15-50% slip fee discounts – and more to come – title sponsor BARRA DE NAVIDAD - all we ask you by a burgee  for your vessel.

Our mission is on the front page
https://panamaposse.com/

Our tentative route is thus far @ (LEAPFROG TIMELINE) under

https://panamaposse.com/route

Our specific ports are under

http://route.panamaposse.com/

Several vessel will run communications  on a voluntary basis.

Several vessel will update WEATHER & VESSEL  tracking on a voluntary basis.

THERE ARE NO SET DATES – we hope to leave late Nov – early Dec 2017 and get to Panama in 2018 ( June )

We are NOT governed by time BUT by weather - government regulations -  safety - fun and fellowship.

We will post party and journey pictures as they occur.

Our concept is one of “organized leapfrogging”

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE TO MAKE THIS ROUTE EASIER CAPT PAT !

Warm regards,

captain   |   yachtmaster d i e t m a r     (just one of the posse)

SV CARINTHIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Pat Rains
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 11:20 PM
To: ****@panamaposse.com
Subject: Media request for graphics

 

Hola, Panama Posse,

Congrats on your new cruisers rally. I’m the author of “Mexico Boating Guide” and “Cruising Ports: the Central American Route,” so I’m all excited for your new venture. Buena Suerte, yatistas.

I also write lots of articles and columns in nautical magazine. Right now I’m doing my Mexico Report column in SEA Magazine on your Panama Posse, to give you some good free press. I tried to register as the boat Angel’s Pearl as a media person, but don’t think that worked. I also signed up for your Newsletter, but that won’t help in time, because my article goes to press next week and comes out in November. I have tons of photos and charts of Barra and the whole route, but what I really need is a high resolution image of either your colorful burgee, or the route map showing the route with little anchor symbols. If you could send one or both of those to me, as a JPG or TIF, I’d appreciate it, along with permission to use them to get the word out for you.

Thanks,

Pat Rains

 


The time has finally arrived.

The time has finally arrived.
It’s time to make the preparations to join the Panama Posse’s inaugural trip South.  

 

In order to get an idea of who is committed to joining us, we are asking that you please reply to this email with the number of burgees you would like to purchase
(at least one is required for each vessel), as well as any T-Shirts or Tank Tops.

 

The Panama Posse burgee will be a high quality doubled-sided sewn burgee that will last well beyond its actual time in use.  We are having them made this way because we know that folks will want to keep and display them as a memento and reminder of the great times we all will, surely, share.  The cost of each burgee to Panama Posse members is $25.00 - which is less than the actual cost Thanks, Suzanne and Dietmar !

 

Also available, but certainly not required, are T-Shirts and Tank Tops in both Men’s and Women’s styles.  Each shirt will have the Panama Posse Logo printed on the front as well as the names of each vessel (the fleet) and a smaller logo on the back.  The garments are a white cotton/poly blend which tends to be more comfortable in the heat and wears better for longer.  The cost of the shirts is $20.00 each - which should pay for the shirts, shipping to us, and IVA.  If there is anything left over, we will use those funds to purchase libations for our send-off party in Barra de Navidad.

 

You are not required to purchase a shirt in order to have your vessel’s name printed on the back, but those who don’t purchase a burgee will, of course, not be listed.

 

Please respond to this email with a filled out order sheet no later than October 15th 2017 !

 

Please submit this order form via email and pay your grand total via PAYPAL (link below) 

 

VESSEL NAME  
Current Location  
ITEM QUANTITY Unit Price USD Size(S M L XL XXL) TOTAL
BURGEE   25.00 NA  
Women’s T Shirt   20.00    
Women’s Tank Top   20.00    
Men’s T Shirt   20.00    
Men’s Tank Top   20.00    
Grand Total :  

 

Please pay the GRAND TOTAL via Paypal (make sure that ALL credit card and paypal fee’s are covered in case of doubt pay 5% more in paypal to cover all fees - otherwise we will refund the money and not process the order)
https://www.paypal.me/goodcruise  indicating your vessel name.

no refunds / no changes / no exceptions otherwise

 

Delivery of these items will be on the dock in Barra de Navidad, in November 2018.

 

      (mock up’s / actual items may vary)

 

PANAMA POSSE


Papagay winds are designed to test you and yoru gear

Downwind Marine Kick off Party Invite

Dear Panama Posse !

If any of your Rally participants are passing through San Diego in October 2017 - have them stop by our store near the harbor and/or attend any of our Fall Cruising Events - see attached.

We have a big Party planned for anyone cruising or interested in cruising - to be held Saturday, October 21 -
Find more info on our Cruising Season Kick-Off Party at our website: https://www.downwindmarine.com/links/events.html

It would be an honor to have the Pamana Posse represented at the party too!
Just let me know ahead of time if possible - but if not, any participant
for the Posse can just show up that day and we'll find room for them.

All the best from the Crew at Downwind Marine
Marcia Hilmen
Cruising Events Coordinator
Cell - 619-818-7009