• Thanks to our Marinas Sponsors, Partners and Ambassadors
  • Picture of the Week – Sunrise in Chamela, MX
  • Additional Pictures – Amapala, Honduras
  • Fishing for the Dorado off Costa Rica
  • Watch out for Large Fish Pens near Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic
  • Costalegre, Mexico
  • Puerto Vicente, Guerrero, MX
  • Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua
  • SECURITY REMINDER
  • Longlines – what’s your plan ?
  • Panama Posse Crew  
  • LINE.me – group calls every Monday at 16:00 UTC
  • Open CPN & Free .mbtiles for all Panama Posse participants
  • DANGER Marina Chahue, MX  – not dredged completely
  • Puerto Angel, MX
  • Anchoring in the dark with the help of Good Nautical, Acapulco MX
  • Save the Date May 30th 2020 – PANAMA POSSE FINALE PARTY @ VISTA MAR, PANAMA
  • Happy Sailing – send us updates
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1) We want to thank all of our Sponsors Partners and Ambassadors 

Predict Wind

SPECIAL: Predict Wind has offered a 20% discount to the Panama Posse on new subscriptions and just launched their new tracking tool


https://www.predictwind.com/yb3i/

Official Panama Posse Sponsors

Official Panama Posse Marinas

  • Marina Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico 
  • Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Barra de Navidad – Mexico 
  • Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 
  • La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico 
  • Marina Chiapas – Mexico 
  • Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador 
  • La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol, El Salvador 
  • Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua 
  • Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica 
  • Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica 
  • Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica 
  • Vista Mar Marina – Panama 
  • Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 
  • Red Frog Marina – Panama 
  • Bocas Marina – Panama 

Official Panama Canal Agent

Official Panama Posse Ambassadors

Panama Posse Partners

2) PICTURES OF THE WEEK
Sunrise in Chamela, MX

Sunrise in Chamela

Gary Picture by Julie Burch
ROSA-LEE

3) Additional PICTURES
Amapala, Honduras


AZAYA

SV Azaya, traveled to Amapala, Honduras from Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua such a lovely welcome to Honduras


Riley, Sharon & Crew

Riley
Sharon
Crew

AZAYA
4) SMOOTH WATERS – Fishing for the Dorado off Costa Rica.

Angelique

Got a big one. Yummy

Dan
Angela

Dan & Angela

ANGELIQUE

5) WATCH OUT for Large Fish Pens near Quepos, Costa Rica
Transiting IVO Quepos CR note: large fish pens 9 25.2’N 84 16.8’W. Marked on Navionics but only at highest zoom.

Transiting IVO Quepos CR note: large fish pens 9 25.2’N
            84 16.8’W. Marked on Navionics but only at highest zoom.

note: Dangers are highly visible in Good Nautical at any zoom level

Dangers

Dennis, Brandy & Crew

Dennis
Brandy
Crew
Crew
Crew
Crew
Crew

ANKYRIOS

Note 2 Good Nautical is now mobile friendly



6) Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic

AY
            CARAMBA !

Yesterday we visited the Caves in the Haitises National Park
It was cool! The anchorage here is good. Very pretty, excellent swell protection.
There is a short fetch for the prevailing easterly, so not a problem holding put,
but I’m looking forward to the wind laying down tonight. 

Ay
          Caramba

Only issue is too many jelly fish to swim,
and a skipper too lazy to take the dingy out to check out the Caño Hondo.


AY CARAMBA !

Juan & Michelle






7) Costalegre, Mexico

Chris

Look MOM – single-handed spinnaker run
Chris
SEAGLUB

8) Puerto Vicente, Guerrero, MX

JEAN
          ANNE,Steve & Chelsea
JEAN
          ANNE,Steve & Chelsea

JEAN ANNE

Steve & Chelsea




9) Good morning from Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua.  So good to see lots of Posse Boats here!

Talisien Rose
TALIESIN ROSE

Rowan Victoria & Crew

TALIESIN ROSE







10) IMPORTANT SECURITY REMINDER

 The state department has a new system to track US citizens:

“We encourage all U.S. citizens who are traveling abroad to
enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to
receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
https://step.state.gov/step/

Kind regards,

US EMBASSY

American Citizen Services Unit (ACS)

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 stainless steel  wire – see a sample lock below.


Stan
Diane

CROSSROADS ( from last season )
SAFETY/SECURITY TELEPHONE NUMBERS
(Diane last season actually called every number)

U.S. COAST GUARD RESCUE COORDINATION CENTER
    Rescue Coordination Center:  (510) 437-3701.  This is the number for group receiving EPIRB emergency beacon distress signals.  They will coordinate with local country Coast Guards if boater is outside of the U.S. and they have translators, as the numbers at the local country Coast Guards in Central America will speak Spanish.  They said it would be ok to call them in emergency.

CENTRAL AMERICA COUNTRY COAST GUARD CONTACT NUMBERS
    These numbers were given to me by the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center.  The individuals from these local Coast Guards will speak Spanish when you call them.  If you cannot communicate with them, the Rescue Coordination Center can call them, but that will take more time.
 
  El Salvadore Coast Guard:  (505) 22500210,   Extension 5103
    Nicaragua Coast Guard:      (504)22342507
    Costa Rica Coast Guard:      (506) 22314924
    Panama Coast Guard:           (507) 60451197

CALIFORNIA COAST GUARD OFFICES WHO COULD BE  called if you cannot reach rescue coordination center, however the local coast guards will likely just go through the Rescue Center:
    Coast Guard Sector LA/Long Beach:  310 521-3815
    Channel Islands office:  805 985-9822

VHF EMERGENCY CHANNEL FOR MAYDAY: 16

U.S. COAST GUARD EMERGENCY SSB CHANNELS
MHZ                     UTC time
4.125        2300-11
6.125        24 hr.
8.290        24 hr.
12.290        1100-2300


HAM SSB NETS

World wide emergency Ham net:  14.313    24 hr.
Pacific Seafares Net 14300 @ 0300 UTC 
Central America Ham net:  7.083   UTC time 1300

CENTRAL AMERICA EMBASSY CONTACT INFORMATION.  Go to www.usembassy.gov/ for further information.  For Central America embassies, emergency number is +1-202-501-4444, and press “0”,  from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST.  When dialing embassy numbers below probably start with “ +” depending on phone service.   

    COSTA RICA
    +506 2519 2000
    Calle 98 Via 104, Pavas,     San Jose, Costa Rico

    EL SALVADOR
    +503 2501 2999
    Final Blvd. Santa Elena,     Antiguo Cuseatlan, La Libertad,     San Salvador   

    GUATEMALA
    +502 2326 4000
    Avenida Reforma 7-01, Zona 10, Guatemala Cuidad, Guatemala

    HONDURAS
    +504 2238 5114 (after hours X4100)
    +504 2236 9320 (per embassy website, but not communications received:  011-504 2236 9320)
    Avenida La Paz,     Tegucigalpa MDC, Honduras

    MEXICO
    +52 55 5080-2000
    Paseo de la Reforma 305, Colonia Cuauhtenoc,     06500 Mexico, DF

    NICARGUA
    +505 2252-7100
    Kilometer 5.5 Carreter Sur, Managua, Nicagagua

    PANAMA
    +507 317 5000
    Bldg 783, Demetrio Basilio Lakas Ave, Clayton, Panama

REPORT U.S. CITIZEN MISSING ABROAD:  1-888-407-4747

GLOBAL MARINE DISTRESS SAFETY SYSTEM:      1-888-407-4747, press “0” for overseas citizen emergency services.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MARITIME ADMINISTATION, OFFICE OF MARITIME SECURITY. 

They provide information on piracy and safety and security, and you can sign up for alerts by going online.
    Emergency:  1-202-501-4444 (8-8 EST, M-F)

Stan & Diane

CROSSROADS

11) LONGLINES – what’s your plan ?

Picture of a Long Line @ 19° 04.435′ N,  104° 42.369 W – they move from 100 feet off shore to up to 40 nm

Longlines

12) PANAMA POSSE – NEED CREW – SIGN UP AS CREW

We will email every crew to those vessels who have added themselves to
the “vessels looking for crew” list

To request crew go here https://panamaposse.com/crew

Crew
Crew 2

Results may vary …




We will forward every email every of crew looking to join vessels to those who signed up looking for crew – if you know folks who want to become crew – send them to this link to sign up ->

https://panamaposse.com/crew-looking-for-a-vessel

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Panama Posse
Line

13) Line.me
weekly Panama Posse conference calls on MONDAYS
@ 15:45 UTC   warm up
@ 16:00 UTC  all mikes on mute
@ 16:30 UTC  counter posse ( northbound )


Pending Line

Remember to practice muting and un-muting your mike

GREENIS MUTED – White mike is OPEN

MUTED
OPEN

– Register using your vessel name as the USERNAME (example Carinthia or CARINTHIA_Dietmar)
– the LINE system allows for up to 200 live conference call participants  !
Search for dietmarpetutschnig and send a messagewait and accept your panamaposse20192020 GROUP INVITEsend us your position via the message system and listen to the vessel check instab
>

Location 

Adjust the blue marker

tap the grey box 

14)  Free .mbtiles for all Panama Posse participants which work deliciously with OpenCPN 5.0

Thanks to the incredible work by Rob from Avant we now have 20+Gig of mbtile satellite charts for the entire coastal route available –

Download the whole chart enchilada from http://route.panamaposse.com/charts/mbtiles_central_america/

opencpn

If you are lucky to see Rob or Debra – buy ’em a beer / ice cream sundae
– they deserve it having spend weeks compiling this info  !

Rob
Debra


SV AVANT

Rob & Debra

15) Marina Chahue – Dredge is not complete !!!

Pilialoha was aground in Marina Chahue – Bottom Line up front: marina is serviceable to 6 ft keelboats if you come in at high tide. Wed 29 Jan – Immediately upon entering marina chahue basin from the access canal our 39 ft boat with 6 ft keel came to a soft stop. Depth gauge indicated 4 feet. After powering back and forth, left and right, we became unstuck and were able to proceed. In earlier calls to marina we were reassured first that there was 8 ft and then 3.5 meters throughout at low tide. So we went in confidently. Later saw that we went in 1.5 hour after low tide and depth was 2 ft 4 inches from mean. Depth gauge indicated 4 ft.  Marina staff shared that dredging company did not meet 3.5 meter requirement and there are several low spots. They are working with the company to address the issue at some unknown time.

Marina Chaue




Anchorage at Puerto Escondido, MX

Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido
Puerto Escondido

Pilialoha anchored today in Puerto Angel on our way to Huatulco, after 45 hours of good winds.
Puerto Angel is gorgeous. We had to check in with Capitania de Puerto.

Lat 15 39.874 N
Lon 096 29.655 W
@ 30 ft

Rick & Maria

PILIALOHA

16) Anchoring in the dark with the help of Good Nautical, Acapulco MX

Pictures from Blessed LIfe

Yeaaa Good Nautical!
We are anchored in Acapulco at a lat /long spot posted in 2015. In the dark!

Yeaaa Good Nautical! We are anchored in Aculpulco at a
            lat /long spot posted in 2015. In the dark!

Bob & Margie

Bob
Margie

BLESSED LIFE

17) SAVE THE DATE
Panama Posse 2019-2020 Finale Party 
Saturday May 30th, 2020 

And of course the May 30th, 2020  Vista Mar  Panama Posse welcome party extravaganza !

Vista Mar Marina
Suzanne
Dietmar


18) HAPPY SAILING Please reply to this email with any 
updates
and we’ll include it in the next Fleet Updates.
Please take pictures of your celebrations and excursions

Dietmar & Suzanne
SV Carinthia


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