FLEET UPDATE 2018-09-18

1) Welcome to the Panama Posse!
We are excited for the growing list of vessels signed up for this next season and welcome ….


Floating Stones
Bryan & Cheryl






Neil, Tally, Jan & Otter (woof)



Eric & Sam

2) The 2018-2019 burgees are here – the burgees are here !


Your registration fee includes this lovely 2018-2019 burgee – and here is how to get them:

mailed to you in the US via USPS – please email us your shipping address – deadline this Friday Sep. 21
– they will be at the seminars and send off party in Barra De Navidad, MX between Nov. 26th and 29th 
– left for pick with the Marina Staff at Puerto de La Navidad, Barra de Navidad MX after Dec 1st.
– in the Vista Mar Marina, Panama as of next week
– on board last years lead vessel Carinthia currently in Vista Mar Marina, Panama
– on board this years lead vessel SeaGlub currently in Marina Nayarit, La Cruz, MX

3) Speaking of this year’s Lead Vessel meet SEAGLUB

Chris, Monica and Penny (woof)
are working hard behind the scenes and have finished their haul out.


3) Reminder – Check your document expiration dates


Be sure to check all your passports – vessel registration papers, credit cards, Drivers licenses for expiration dates
(have at least 180 days+ on them)  BTW you can renew your USCG vessels registration directly online
Here is the official link https://www.dco.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/Deputy-for-Operations-Policy-and-Capabilities-DCO-D/National-Vessel-Documentation-Center/
We did this last week and already got our new docs in the mail within 7 days !

And get ready for the paperwork Cha-Cha, bring lot’s of copies of these documents
as both authorities and marinas “love” them.

Immigration Officer Costa Rica

Here is an immigration Officer in Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

4) Marinas and Ambassadors

The following is a growing list of marinas who are supporting the Panama Posse and providing substantial discounts and more !!!
– this is for your long term planning and we’ll go over the route and must see places at the Seminars at
Marina Puerto de la Navidad in Barra between Nov. 26th and 29th.

Contact the Harbormaster Extraordinaire


Secundino Alvarez  harbormaster@islaresort.com.mx
to reserve your slip with your discounted rate.

Details, including approach, can be found here https://panamaposse.com/start


Official Panama Posse  Sponsors, Partners and Ambassadors

  • Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Barra de Navidad – Mexico
  • Marina Chiapas – Mexico
  • Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador
  • Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua
  • Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica
  • IGY Marina Village Golfito – Cost Rica
  • Vista Mar Marina – Panama
  • Shelter Bay Marina – Panama

 (+more to come)

Panama Posse Partners & Ambassadors

  • Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico
  • Luis Sanchez Tours – Chiapas – Mexico
  • El Salvador Rally – Bill & Jean – El Salvador
  • Ralph Hewitt Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua
  • Coconutz – Annual Papagayo Victory Party – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

5) Have a look at visit this fun Youtube channel
by our own SV “Angelique of Vancouver”

CLICK HERE to watch it.


Mike & Jacquie

        of a rally

6)  Notice of a Rally – please print it out and post it at your yacht club or marina !

Click here to download a Printerfriendly  version of it 


7) If you plan your trip down from the Puerto Vallarta area
here are (some of) the anchorages we used  –
you can easily day-hop your way down or one quick overnight passage.

-> Marina Riviera Nayarit – Punta Ipala – 44 nm

FYI: The Punta Ipala Anchorage is rolly especially if you have been in a marina for a while
so check the weather for less swell and a calm time to round Cabo Corrientes

-> Punta Ipala – Chamela – N – 48 nm

-> Chamela – N – Tenacatita – 32 nm

-> Tenacatita – Barra de Navidad – 14 nm



See you in Barra de Navidad !


Dietmar & Suzanne

SV Carinthia


8) We are still finalizing designs here is the 


9)  To add any of your findings please email us back at registration@panamaposse.com
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