PANAMA POSSE
20·21 PANAMA POSSE

FLEET UPDATE 2020-12-20
HAPPY HOLIDAYS !
 

ZIJUATENEJO OLD CHART

An extremely attractive 1745 map of the Mexican harbor of Zihuatanejo Bay by George Anson.

Today Zihuatanejo is a stunningly beautiful resort area on the Pacific in the state of Guerrero (about 108 nm northwest of Acapulco).
 

This area was originally named Cihuatlán in Aztec, which means “Place of Women”, referring to the matriarchal society that dominated the region in pre-Columbian times.

Details the harbor  showing mountains, waterways, and trees as well as offering detailed depth soundings and nautical references.

-Zihuatanejo Bay overview from high above    

Zihuatanejo Bay overview from high above

-SEAGLUB ON PASSAGE

SEAGLUB on Passage

 Approaching Isla Grande Ixtapa

Approaching Isla Grande Ixtapa

playing chicken with some big hardware

CATWEAZLE 
playing chicken with some big hardware 

ISLA MUJERES

Isla Mujeres

 Blessed Life Xmas

BLESSED LIFE

Bridge of the Americas BLESSED LIFE     
 

Bridge of the Americas BLESSED LIFE 

Ciprianis - ISLA IXTAPA

@ Ciprianis – ISLA IXTAPA

 Alamos view of Zihuatanejo Bay

Alamos view of Zihuatanejo Bay 

CARINTHIA at ANCHOR

CARINTHIA

RUBY VI

RUBY  VI 

ALAMOS

ALAMOS

 SEA LARKS

SEA LARKS 

 

 

 

SEASONAL WEATHER OUTLOOK 

SEASONAL WEATHER OUTLOOK 

As we change from fall to winter, the weather across the Panama Posse route shifts as well.

Tehuantepec winds become more frequent, last longer, and are stronger. There are still weather windows to cross, but you may need to wait a bit longer for one you like.

 

Papagayos winds increase and become more consistent. The area can still be transited (and enjoyed!) but more caution is recommended (and perhaps more reefs in the main).

 

The western Caribbean becomes positively sporty. The image below (from Altimeter Data Products (noaa.gov)) shows the satellite measured wave heights from January 2020, up to well over 20’ on the posse route up ‘pirate alley’. For the next two to three months, any travel in the western Caribbean should only be attempted with a very favourable weather window, and with the advance knowledge that it’s unlikely to be a pleasant passage. The combination of the ‘Christmas winds’ (reinforced trades) and northers caused by high pressure moving across the southern USA and northern Gulf of Mexico combine to make the area much less fun than most sailors want to have.

 

Getting to Colombia from Panama is usually ok as long as you pick a decent weather window, and duck south to stay in the lee of the Colombian headland. 

To sail north from Panama to Jamaica / Cayman Islands or Bay of Islands Honduras
Jimmy Cornell recommends mid-April to end of June, but it really depends on what kind of weather year it is. This year the season of heavy winds and waves ran late, so later passage would have been better. This is one of the toughest passages for the Panama Posse, so good timing can really help.  

ROB / AVANT

 

AVANT

 

 

 

 

 

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UPDATE PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS & SECURITY PROTOCOL

vessel on dock from above

The following document outlines best practices and security concerns in 
PIRATE Prone waters and set’s out security measures for convoys.

This document has been shared with various government agencies and represent a process by which vessels can organize into convoys.

There are 4 main sections 

  •     Overview
  •     General Safety and Security
  •     Vessel Security
  •     Convoys

View the Security document please follow this link >>

To express your convoy interest please email security@panamaposse.com with your vessel name – please review the security document first.

  

UPDATE PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS & SECURITY PROTOCOL
BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ENTRY  
 BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ENTRY

Lucky Chucky and Lisa caught this monster on approach to Acapulco 

2 hookipa
 PANAMA POSSE ROUTE PLANNING 2
PANAMA POSSE ROUTE PLANNING 
SEMINAR 
Part 1 
Central Mexico – Northern Costa Rica
 
 PANAMA POSSE ROUTE PLANNING

Here is the private link for you to view the Route Planning Seminar covering 
Barra de Navidad – Northern Costa Rica –>

 

NOMINATION CAPTAIN RON 
NOMINATION 
CAPTAIN RON AWARD 
( aka biggest mishap ) 
MY DELTA SWIZZLER 
DELTA SWIZZLER

We’re glad that both Mark and Cindy are OK and that Delta Swizzler is OK 

“Back in the marina. Anchor froze coming up. Had to pull 50’ up by hand. Suddenly our generator is putting out 280 volts. 🤦‍♀”

 pods

 

 

 

 PANAMA POSSE  “PODS”  

pod details

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans
 
💰 🍹🌿 ☠️ 🥥☸️ 🦜🌊 🏝️

Based on seasonal gathering spots here are the “sub pods” with line calls after the 
main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone’s time
 (great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)  

line call

To add your designation to you LINE display name 

1) to find your emoji and use it, copy them form the bottom legend of this page 
https://panamaposse.com/2020-2021-vessels

2) edit your display name using the GEAR icon within LINE  and paste or insert your EMOJI  

 

CAPTAIN VICENTE IN ACAPULCO 

CAPTAIN VICENTE IN ACAPULCO

Vicente’s Moorings in Acapulco

 Vicentes moorings in acapulco

 

 

WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS @
15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN  
16:00 UTC for PACIFIC 

line call

 

 

PANAMA IN GOOD NAUTICAL 

PANAMA IN GOOD NAUTICAL
 

HOLIDAY RESTRICTIONS IN PANAMA  – REPORT 
 

Health Alert:  Panama, New Nationwide Movement, Business, and Alcohol Restrictions in Panama    

 

On December 18, the Government of Panama announced expanded nationwide movement and business restrictions between December 18 and January 4. 

 

Movement restrictions: 

 

    From December 18 through January 4, curfew is set from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. 

    From December 23 at 5:00 a.m. through January 4 at 5:00 a.m., access to/from beaches and the interior will be restricted. There will be checkpoints in strategic locations such as La Chorrera, Divisa, La Villa, Chagres, and Viguí. 

    Full lockdown from December 24 at 7:00 p.m. through December 28 at 5:00 a.m. 

    Full lockdown from December 31 at 7:00 p.m. through January 4 at 5:00 a.m. 

    International borders, seaports, and airports remain open. 

    One person per household is allowed into commercial establishments (supermarkets, shops, pharmacies, etc.). 

 

  

 

Business operations: 

 

    From December 18 through January 4, there will be a prohibition on the sale of alcohol (“ley seca”) from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. 

    Gender-based restrictions on access to commercial establishments:

        Women – December 21, 23, 28, and 30

        Men – December 22, 24, 29, and 31

    Government construction projects related to responding to the pandemic are exempted from curfew hours. 

 

 

 

UPDATES ON ENTRIES 
PANAMA POSSE QUARANTINE UPDATES >>
 

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ESPIRIT 3 

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PICTURE OF THE WEEK 
 PICTURE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK
 BY DIRK AND ANNIE  SY ESPIRIT

MARINA IXTAPA IS DREDGED TO 4 Meters and last year over 30 Panama Posse have visited this lovely marina !

 

 

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

 

 

 MARINA IXTAPA IS in goodnautical

MARINA IXTAPA IS DREDGED TO 4 Meters and last year over 30 Panama Posse have visited this lovely marina !

Dredging at the main channel access and we have schedules for boat traffic as follow:

1.  From 6:00 AM to 6:45 AM

2.  From 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM 

3.  From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

 

 

 

PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS 

🇺🇸 California Yacht Marina, San Diego, Chula Vista – USA

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico 

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina de la Paz – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina y Club de Yates Isla Cortes – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina el Cid – Mazatlan – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta – Mexico Marina

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Barra de Navidad – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala 

🇸🇻 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 

🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica 

🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica 

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia

🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero – Colombia

🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta – Colombia

🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club – Jamaica

🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina – Jamaica 

🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club –Jamaica

🇰🇾 The Barcadere Marina –Cayman Islands

🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina – Roatan – Honduras 

🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan – Honduras 

🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard – Guatemala 

🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine – Placencia – Belize

🇲🇽 Marina Makax – Isla Mujeres – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina V&V – Quintana Roo – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina El Cid – Cancún – Riviera Maya – Mexico

🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo – Cuba

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina, Florida, USA 

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

 

    Centenario & Co.S.A. Eric Galvez – Panama

 

 

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Ted & Brenda SY FIREFLY

Welcome Ted & Brenda SY FIREFLY

Lucky Chucky tagging a new bar in Zihuatanjeo with the Mini Burgee

Lucky Chucky tagging a new bar in Zihuatanjeo with the Mini Burgee

 

 

 

 

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Hand made  Tortillas in Chamula Mexico 

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O2 with Juan Boschetti

O2 with Juan Boschetti 

 

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