Below is a list of Posts which answer the most frequently asked questions .
- What type of an Organization is the Panama Posse ?
- We charge a nominal non-refundable registration fee which includes a burgee
- Why sign up ?
- We are part of the Baja-Haha / Cubar why do you start so early ?
- Who else is going ?
- Where and when do you start and how far do you go ?
- What books do you recommend to plan for this trip ?
- How can I help ?
- What is a Posse ?
- What documents do I need to bring ?
- I want to leave later and enjoy Mexico longer …
- Do you have a list of required equipment and or required safety standards all participant boats must meet? Also, suggested equipment, set-up, training, licensure (eg SSB) ?
- I’m likely to participate as either a single-hander or as a single-hander with crew for blocks of time. Is that acceptable for participants (and if so, have you had some solo sailors participate so far)?
- I imagine that budgets vary widely and wildly across participants, but if you had any rough “brackets” of what participants are claiming to have spent even anecdotally, it would be useful.
- Marina Discounts – what can I expect ?
- I’m interested and want to join in the future, get newsletters and join the FB group and learn before I commit .
What do past participants have to say about the Panama Posse ?
“We absolutely loved the Panama Posse! We enjoyed having the latest information on marinas, anchor spots, grocery shopping, laundry, and country check-in or out. Very valuable. And even better was the wonderful friendships made with lots of great people! Many thanks for heading up a fantastic rally.”Debbie & Rob
SV Annapurna“I wanted to explore. See new places. Meet new people. Joining up with the Panama Posse helped make all that possible.
Releasing baby turtles in Zihuatenejo, surviving the Tehuantepec and the Papagayos, an afternoon poolside at Gordie’s and movie night at Coconutz in Playa del Cocos….
The only thing better than anchoring at Ballena Bay Costa Rica after a full and beautiful day running south along the coast? Doing it with a small flotilla of fellow cruisers from the Panama Posse…The next day? A dinghy run up the estuary, with howler monkeys in full throat, and a picnic on a sugar sand beach with palm trees leaning out over the water, providing shade for the cold beer and snacks with some of the coolest people on the water. That’s the Panama Posse.These are some of the memories I’ll have for the rest of my life thanks to the friends I made this past year in the Inaugral Panama Posse run from Barra de Navidad Mexico to Vista Mar Marina in San Carlos Panama.”
“Joining the Panama Posse was the best decision we made last year. Not only did we meet great people traveling the same coastline but the shared intel on anchorages and check-in procedures was invaluable!! We would highly recommend it to anyone choosing to travel this route.”
Marc & Laura
SV LiquidP”articipating in the Panama Posse was like being part of a family and less like a typical rally. We met some of the most wonderful people whom we will be life long friends. We gained information in real time about both anchorages and weather that was invaluable. No cruise through Mexico and Central America would be as complete without sailing it as part of the Panama Posse.”Chris & Amanda
SV Sea Glass
“Greetings my friends, Thought Janet and I would tell of our experience with the Panama Posse. The 2018 Posse had 83 boats! We didn’t meet all boats but the boats we met and traveled with were very appreciated as we entered uncharted waters in Central America. It’s a good feeling when you can stop by a boat or call on a radio looking for a opinion on weather or ports of entry. Panama Posse ROCKS !!”
Chris & Janet