Panama Posse – 20-21

THE 20·21 PANAMA POSSE FLEET IS GETTING UNDERWAY

FLEET UPDATE 2020-11-01

The Cruising season has started with vessel making way in the Pacific and Caribbean !
Panama Posse

SY COMPROMISE

Ronald & Karen approaching Acapulco, MX and meeting with Captain Vicente in Acapulco !
To contact Capitan Vicente and get on hos moorings in Acapulco follow this link to Good Nautical >>
Vicente
COMPROMISE

Kick Off Events confirmed Dec 3-7 th, 2020
Barra de Navidad, Mexico

Follow this link for kick-off week details >>>

REMINDER THERE WILL BE A PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK RED CUP PARTY
**Here is a link to a list of which dishes you should/could bring >>>
** outside social distancing event rules apply as per resort and local authorities We’ll be wearing masks this season for the kick off and hand sanitizer will be flowing along with rum and margaritas …
Panama Posse Barra de Navidad HQ
CLIMATOLOGY
MARCH PAPAGAYO

Wind roses are located in the center of each 5° square on the surface of the Earth on the oceans pilot charts and are published for each month. We have chopped these pilot charts to digestible portions into each Maritime Area. This exert above represents March for Nicaragua Pacific Coast. aka the Papagayo WInd Area.

Each rose shows the distribution of the winds that have prevailed in the area over a considerable period of time – think decades.

Wind percentages are summarized for calm (center) and for the Cardinal and Inter cardinal compass points.The arrows fly with the wind,indicating the direction from which the wind blew. |

The length of the shaft, measured from the outside of the circle to the end of the visible shaft (not necessarily to the end of the last feather), using the appropriate scale below, gives the percentage of the total number of observations in which the wind has blown from that direction.

The number of feathers shows the average force of the wind on the Beaufort scale. The figure in the center of the circle gives the percentage of calms. When the arrow is too long (over29 percent) to fit conveniently in the 5° square, the percentage is indicated numerically on the shaft.
WINDROSE

EXAMPLE: In this wind rose reported observations the wind has averaged as follows:

N 32 percent, Beaufort force 5

NE 11 percent, Beaufort force 4

E 8 percent, Beaufort force 4

SE 4 percent, Beaufort force 4

S 3 percent, Beaufort force 4

SW 5 percent,Beaufort force 4

W10 percent, Beaufort force 4

NW 25 percent, Beaufort force 4

Calms 2 percent

SCALE OF WIND PERCENTAGES:
% SCALE OF WIND

BEAUFORT SCALE

0 Calm < 1 knot r Smoke rises vertically. 1 Light air 1–3 knots 0–1 ft Ripples with appearance of scales are formed, without foam crests Direction shown by smoke drift but not by wind vanes. 2 Light breeze 4–6 knots 1–2 ft Small wavelets still short but more pronounced; crests have a glassy appearance but do not break Wind felt on face; leaves rustle; wind vane moved by wind. 3 Gentle breeze 7–10 knots 2–4 ft Large wavelets; crests begin to break; foam of glassy appearance; perhaps scattered white horses Leaves and small twigs in constant motion; light flags extended. 4 Moderate breeze 11–16 knots 3.5–6 ft Small waves becoming longer; fairly frequent white horses Raises dust and loose paper; small branches moved. 5 Fresh breeze 17–21 knots 6–10 ft Moderate waves taking a more pronounced long form; many white horses are formed; chance of some spray Small trees in leaf begin to sway; crested wavelets form on inland waters. 6 Strong breeze 22–27 knots 9–13 ft Large waves begin to form; the white foam crests are more extensive everywhere; probably some spray Large branches in motion; whistling heard in telegraph wires; umbrellas used with difficulty. Gale pennant.svg 7 High wind, moderate gale, near gale 28–33 knots 13–19 ft Sea heaps up and white foam from breaking waves begins to be blown in streaks along the direction of the wind; spindrift begins to be seen Whole trees in motion; inconvenience felt when walking against the wind. 🚩 8 Gale, fresh gale 34–40 knots 18–25 ft Moderately high waves of greater length; edges of crests break into spindrift; foam is blown in well-marked streaks along the direction of the wind Twigs break off trees; generally impedes progress. 🚩 9 Strong/severe gale 41–47 knots 23–32 ft High waves; dense streaks of foam along the direction of the wind; sea begins to roll; spray affects visibility Slight structural damage (chimney pots and slates removed). 🚩 🚩 10 Storm, whole gale 48–55 knots 29–41 ft Very high waves with long overhanging crests; resulting foam in great patches is blown in dense white streaks along the direction of the wind; on the whole the surface of the sea takes on a white appearance; rolling of the sea becomes heavy; visibility affected Seldom experienced inland; trees uprooted; considerable structural damage. 🚩 🚩 11 Violent storm 56–63 knots 37–52 ft Exceptionally high waves; small- and medium-sized ships might be for a long time lost to view behind the waves; sea is covered with long white patches of foam; everywhere the edges of the wave crests are blown into foam; visibility affected Very rarely experienced; accompanied by widespread damage. 🟥 12 Hurricane force ≥ 64 knots ≥ 46 ft The air is filled with foam and spray; sea is completely white with driving spray; visibility very seriously affected Devastation. 🟥🟥 Lifting Winds behind a low could get you out of Panama Lifting Winds UPDATE FROM RIO DULCE - SV RESPITE Wow not sure when The last time I had updated the Panama Posse.. Janet and I left the states on 10/15 heading back to the Respite in Belize. There has been lots of storms this year and Respite is sitting in the middle of hurricane zone. There was One direct hurricane hit where Respite was moored hurricane NANA. We were lucky Respite came out of it with some very minor canvas damage nothing that a sewing machine can’t fix. So our thoughts are we Needed to get Respite somewhere safe. The air port in Belize had opened to tourists 10/1 with LOTS OF REGULATIONS but we jumped at the chance. Quite a journey, to make a long story short it was a two week process to get the proper paper work to take Respite to Guatemala. As we where hanging on anchor of courses other storm was brewing Zeta. It amazing Zeta was a couple hundred miles away and it differently affected the weather we’re we where. Enter Guatemala was some what normal check in process the only difference was we had to go to the hospital and have a Covid rapid test. It was rapid had results in about 10 minutes at no cost. Currently in the Rio Dulce at Monkey Bay Marina where we were last year. Have quite a few boat projects to complete and then start planning this season’s adventure. All is good a board Respite⚓️ Rio Dulce Rio Dulce Respite PANAMA POSSE "PODS" ARE GATHERING pods PANAMA POSSE pods 💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️ Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the "sub pods" with line calls after the main calls starting Mondays in Novemebr to save everyone's time (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura) Runners To add your designation to you LINE display name simply edit your display name using the GEAR icon within LINE and copy and paste or insert your EMOJI WEEKLY LINE CALLS MONDAYS @ 15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN 16:00 UTC for PACIFIC line.me NEED CREW ? We have been receiving crew submission so if you are vessel in need of crew for the Panama Posse please let us know and we'll forward you these crew seeking vessel requests - go to https://panamaposse.com/crew and sign up as a Panama Posse vessel seeking crew. The crew section also displays mayor airports and has tips on what makes good crew. Please note if crew "jumps' ship" in a foreign port you are responsible for re-repatriation flights so we recommend establishing a crew bond. Crew PANAMA POSSE INTRODUCES THE 40th SPONSORSHIP MARINA 🇲🇽 MEXICO - MARINA Y CLUB DE YATES ISLA CORTES .. find out more >>>

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortés

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortés

SAVE AND SHARE YOUR ROUTES

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortés

Please record all tracks in either your chart plotter or opencpn and email them to us for integration in to Good Nautical’s route Library – for extra bonus save a NMEA 0183 data stream… We’ll go over this in the OPEN CPN Seminar in early December >>>

MUST VISIT PLACES ON THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE >>>

🇬🇹 Castillo de San Felipe


🇬🇹 CASTILLO SAN FELIPE … learn more … >>>

🇬🇹 Castillo de San Felipe


http://www.goodnautical.com/guatemala/point-interest/castle-san-felipe-de-lara

NEARBY 🇬🇹 MARINA NANA JUANA RESORT & BOATYARD – RIO DULCE – GUATEMALA
>>> 15°39.508′ N 088°59.5833′ W

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION & PANAMA POSSE
SIGN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
SEVEN SEAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nov 1, 2020

The SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION is pleased to announce our collaboration with the PANAMA POSSE. Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) has supported passage making sailors on their adventures around the globe since 1952. Visit ssca.org.

The PANAMA POSSE is honored to partner with the prestigious Seven Seas Cruising Association. We know this collaboration will strengthen our mutual goals to promote safe cruising adventures around the world. The Panama Posse was founded in 2017 to help boats navigate the Pacific coast from California to Panama at your individual pace. In 2020, the Panama Posse grew it’s route support to 13 countries, pass the Panama Canal to Key West including Jamaica, Belize, Colombia, Cuba, and Cayman Islands. Over 375 motor and sailing vessels have participated in the past 3 years and they all agree the best value in joining the Panama Posse is the camaraderie of meeting amazing people throughout your route. The Panama Posse also provides 24/7 access to members, weekly team calls, Up to date customs information, 2,000 verified anchorages and marina discounts in each country totaling 40 marinas. Visit PanamaPosse.com for additional information.

We are excited to see so many cruisers head south, down the Mexico coastline, Central America and through the Canal to South America, the Caribbean and Cuba. Along with safety seminars, and the marina discounts that the Panama Posse provides its cruisers, SSCA can go farther to help cruising sailors on the rally and beyond the rally with webinars, a Facebook page that has over 13,000 followers, introductions to our Cruising Station Hosts around the globe and discounts at our many marine partners and sponsors.

Membership in SSCA is always a great deal, but for a short time, membership will be discounted for registered Panama Posse participants by 25%*.

Visit SSCA.org for more information >>>.

As part of the strategic partnership the Panama Posse has extended a special discount to members of the Seven Seas Cruising Association, SSCA members receive 25%* off the annual registration fee of the 20-21 Panama Posse .

(*may not be combined with any offer does not apply to existing membership or registration fees )

https://www.ssca.org/content
QUARANTINE UPDATES COLOMBIA CLOSED ETA DEC 1
How to not loose your mind. Keep checking this section for most recent updates …more >>>
Quarantine

NOT PART OF THE 20·21 POSSE ?

SIGN UP FOR NEXT SEASON !

129 VESSELS HAVE SIGNED UP ALREADY >>>

SIGN UP

WHERE IS YOUR HEADSHOT ? SEE WHO IS ON THE ROSTER >>>
PANAMA POSSE FACES of the 2020-2021 Rally

CHARTS WILL BE WRONG !

IN CERTAIN AREAS ALONG THE ROUTE
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE RELY ON CHART ACCURACY
One of the reasons we recommend you familiarize yourself with OPENCPN with sat chart overlays ( covered in the kick off seminars in December)

HERE IS A SAMPLE OF THE NAVIONICS CHART
WRONG CHART

“You’ve been to this anchorage and documented it on Good Nautical! Right before Punta Mala. I was reminded of you doing a navigation meeting soon for Posse people and thought this to be a candidate for error example. A benign one fortunately. The lat/lon seems to be correct. From Navionics on ipad, recently updated. To avoid confusion use multiple sources!
Ensenada Venao

Accurate prior history anchorage information in Good Nautical Ensenada Venao >>
VAGABUNDO DOS

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PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES
SY YAHTZEE

Here is the link to Past and Present Participant Websites and Blogs.
Lot’s of goodness here …more >>>

sailingyahtzee.com

PICTURE OF THE WEEK

SY BEATA SUNSET ON THE BAJA PENINSULA
PICTURE OF THE WEEK BEATA
Beata

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTEST

by the end of May 2021 we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR

PICTURE OF THE YEAR

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

GALLEY GOD(ESS) – DISH OF THE YEAR (AWARDED DURING KICK OFF WEEK)

https://www.novamarinsurance.com/#

NOVAMAR
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

Spheric Assurance Company has expressed interest in insuring certain
Panama Posse Vessels Boats which fall in these categories

Minimum insured value of $125,000
Less than 30 years old,
Over 36′ LOA.

To move forward with ballpark insurance quotes please fill out this form and send it

Craig Chamberlain

CA Lic #0656781

NOVAMAR INSURANCE GROUP, INC.

Marine Insurance Specialists Since 1987
Office: (800) 823 2798 Direct: (949) 424 8265
www.novamarinsurance.com
https://www.novamarinsurance.com/#

AS ALWAYS SEND US YOUR UPDATES AND WE’LL INCLUDE YOUR STORIES IN NEXT WEEKS FLEET UPDATE via email to news@panamaposse.com

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YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
San Blas

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