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WITH  OVER  200 VESSELS
Y O U
ARE PART OF THE LARGEST RALLY 
IN THE ENTIRE WORLD RIGHT NOW 

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HIP HIP HOORAY !

 

 

 

 

IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, TRY,  TRY AGAIN 

2 IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, TRY, TRY AGAIN

Marine Insurance
has been an evolving area so we will try again ..

 

 

 

 

 

🇵🇦 SAN BLAS IS OPEN TO THE PANAMA POSSE

Report from Guna Yala. It’s officially closed, but fine for non charter boats to come visit. Generally need to stay off islands with people living there. Veggie boat and other supplies come by every day or two. I expect they will open the road soon and we should come back to normal. We’ll be here for another 6 weeks or so, happy to answer any questions.

SAN BLAS IS OPEN TO THE PANAMA POSSE
SAN BLAS IS OPEN TO THE PANAMA POSSE

Over 25 Anchorages in San Blas  in Good Nautical

ENJOY

 

 

🇨🇷  MY CHINATSU and MY PAIRADICE

MY CHINATSU and MY PAIRADICE

Picture at the dock bar @ Golifto

Picture at the dock bar @ Golifto

Taggin the Panama Posse in Golfito with the Howlermonkeys nearby

This is a rainforest - clouds clearing

This is a rainforest – clouds clearing 

Port of entry and exit procedures are in in Good Nautical

Port of entry and exit procedures are in in Good Nautical 

Checking out of Costa Rica at Golfito. 

 

We spent a week at Fish Hook Marina, what a great little marina, sorta reminds you of those little marina’s along the Intercoastal waterway of southern USA. Nice restaurant and bar, really good wifi on the docks and in the restaurant and the staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. They were able to get us a car rental, help with cell service problems, and a whole slew of other things. Manny is the man! Panama Posse discount so use it! We highly recommend this Marina, and if you anchor out in front of the marina, they are just as friendly and helpful.

You can check out of Costa Rica without an agent, but it takes about 3 hours assuming you have a car. Long walks between the 3 required offices. 

1. Immigration office, about 2 Kilometers from the marina. Take all your paperwork(originals) here first and make 3-4 copies of each of the following (process is faster), boat documentation/registration, passports, crew lists. They will give you 3 packets of paperwork to give to the other offices. No fee at this office. 

2. Then onto Customs, another 2-3 Kilometers in the duty free zone. One of the packets is needed here. No fee here also, just sit and wait.

3. Then onto the port captains office, about 1 kilometer and close to the main shipping terminal. Here you give them another packet, and they send you to the Bank National, about a 1/2 Kilometer away, follow there instructions and eventually pay the $20 Port Captain Fee and another $5 for the bank commission. Return to Port Captains office and wait for the Zarpe to be processed. 

Now your done and ready to relax with a few cold one’s.

 

Hope this helps. Also, we talked to a few boats that were checking into Costa Rica here and it seems its a lot less money and hassle then it was coming into the country up North.

Port of entry and exit procedures are in in Good Nautical

We arrived in Boca Chica yesterday to check into Panama and find a safe spot to wait for a weather window to open up farther south. 

 

Checking in process here in Boca Chica is pretty well run by Carlos, with everyone coming to you. Covid tests were quick, within 3 hours, $120 Then a Doctor came onboard to fill out paperwork and ask a few questions, $95.Immigration and customs, more paperwork and another $150. Port fees and then transportation for govt officials another $220 and then Mooring fees for a week at Carlos’s place, $70 includes excellent WiFi, trash and they will even run hoses out to the boat to fill water tanks if needed. Still waiting on the Cruising permit, wont get that until Tuesday, another $200, but were waiting on weather anyway. . No one even asked for paperwork on the dog, or was even concerned about her. 

Mooring is smooth, little boat traffic. All in all, a great stop in a small town.  

Do not try to enter from the west, its a bar crossing with breaking waves and shallow water.  Best to enter at the east entrance and try to come in at high tide. 

If you need to anchor up before coming into the bay, we recommend North side of Isla Gamez, NE corner of Isla Parida, little swell and calm anchorage, sandy beaches and quiet, except for the Howler Monkeys.

Cheers MV PAIRADICE

PAIRADICE

 SY SECRET WATER  FOR SALE PANAMA POSSE  2019-2020 

SY SECRET WATER FOR SALE

It’s with bittersweet hearts we post that our beloved Secret Water is for sale. Our time aboard her has been without a doubt, the best time in our family’s lives. But things have changed for us. Covid brought us state-side and as it turns out, we are one of the lucky one’s who’s work is growing despite the pandemic. 

1979 54′ Maple Leaf Cutter Rig with a center cockpit. It has 3 staterooms: a master and two equipped with bunks.Maple Leaf series of cruisers ranging from 45-72 feet are all superb blue-water boats. While neither sexy nor traditional looking each is a no-nonsense, intelligently conceived vessel that will attract the attention of serious yachtsmen” Page 117 Cruisers World Jan-Feb 1987 https://goo.gl/EIPSCy  

 

ASKING PRICE $125k

Please contact Chris at cscottsy@gmail.com to chat with him about your interest in Secret Water

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SY SECRET WATER FOR SALE

 

 

 

🇳🇮 SY CATWAEZLE @ SAN JUAN DEL SUR NICARAGUA  

For those thinking about San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua as a clearing in port, it is doable and gives access to the southern part of Nicaragua which has been fantastic ! EDUARDO The guy you need to speak to is Eduardo. He is more than helpful. His number is +505 7852 6495

SY CATWAEZLE @ SAN JUAN DEL SUR NICARAGUA
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SJDS SAN HUAN DEL SUR IN GOODNAUTICAL
CATWEAZLE

🇨🇷  MY DELTA SWIZZLER   Isla Cedros, Golfo de Nicoya, Costa Rica 

DELTA SWIZZLER in GOlfo de nicoya
DELTA SWIZZLER in GOlfo de nicoya
DELTA SWIZZLER
DELTA SWIZZLER

 

 

🇨🇷   ROSA LEE – TRIP REPORT  Costa Rica

ROSA LEE - TRIP REPORT COSTA RICA
ROSA LEE - TRIP REPORT COSTA RICA MARINA PAPAGAYO
ROSA LEE - TRIP REPORT COSTA RICA MARINA PAPAGAYO
MARINA PAPAGAYO SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE
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Wonderful stay in Marina Papagayo. Lots to do in the area. Now time to start moving South and see more of this beautiful Country!

ROSA LEE - TRIP REPORT COSTA RICA DRINKS ON THE BEACH
8 Wonderful stay in Marina Papagayo. Lots to do in the area. Now time to start moving South and see more of this beautiful Country!
catching fish in costa rica

Great run down to Protrero!!! Really nice little anchorage with a great bar /restaurant, Las Brisas,  up in the North corner.

Great run down to Protrero
friendly locals
ROSA LEE

 

 

 

 

BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA 

Greetings from Bocas del Toro, Panama gang! LADY K

Greetings from Bocas del Toro, Panama gang

 

 

 

🇹🇨 GARGOLYE @ SOUTHERN TURKS AND CAICOS 

Relaxing in Cockburn Harbour, South Caicos.

GARGOLYE @ SOUTHERN
Relaxing in Cockburn Harbour, South Caicos.

Predict Wind’s track of Gargoyle hugging the shore to avoid the fetch

Predict Wind's track of Gargoyle hugging the shore to avoid the fetch

 

 

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS  forming through pirate waters

Panama Posse Convoy's

DEFINITION: a group convoyed or organized for convenience or protection in moving

 

This season we are supporting the creation of convoys for vessels planning on traveling along the north coast of Venezuela or transiting along the Nicaraguan / Honduran Caribbean coast. We have a working safety protocol which will group vessels into a convoy. Please inform us if you would like to participate -> email security@panamaposse.com with your vessel name.

Area of mayor incidents as compiled from CSSN - Caribbean Safety and Security Net

Area of mayor incidents as compiled from  CSSN – Caribbean Safety and Security Net

 

 

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT:  RACE TO NORMALCY 

COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT

 Most Embassies are not offering vaccinations for citizens abroad apart from their own staff, meaning  private-sector personnel abroad need to arrange their own vaccinations, either by accessing locally available vaccines or by returning to their countries. This report provides a country-by-country overview of the state of the vaccine rollout.

 

The statistics were accessed on March 27, 2021 and reflect reported Cumulative COVID-19 vaccinations per 100 people (%)  from countries who report 

 

Australia                               1.86
Austria                                16.43
Antigua & Barbuda           26.22
Bahamas                              0.03B
Barbados                            21.8
4
Belize                                    4.57
Canada                               12.72
Cayman Islands               67.04
Colombia                             2.90
Costa Rica                           6.83
El Salvador                          0.76
Germany                            14.76
Grenada                                7.65
Guatemala                           0.50
Honduras                             0.43
Israel                                114.58
Jamaica                               0.54
New Zealand                       0.86
Mexico                                  5.03
Panama                                7.94
Turks & Caicos Islands   29.14
United Kingdom                47.62
United States                    40.87

 

source March 27,2021  https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

 

 

UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY >>

QUARANTINE UPDATES   Keep checking this section for most recent updates  ...more >>>

UPDATES ON QUARANTINE BY COUNTRY

 

 

 PANAMA POSSE  “PODS”  

PANAMA POSSE pods

 

PANAMA POSSE pods based on your cruising plans 
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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)  

PANAMA POSSE CREW

If you would like to receive CREW resumes please notify the Panama Posse via email and we will forward you any and all CREW seeking vessel information >>

YOUR  CREW LOGISTICS MAP WITH AIRPORTS –
CODES AND MARINAS ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE TO MAKE CREW LOGISTICS EASIER >>

PANAMA POSSE CREW LOGISTICS MAP

 

PICTURE OF THE WEEK  @ Marina Papagayo

 

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

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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 

 

JAMAICA IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL

 🇯🇲 JAMAICA  IS IN GOOD NAUTICAL 

BLUE MOUNTAINS JAMAICA

 

 

 

 

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

 

YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co

We are happy to sponsor the Panama Posse with  a 15 % discount over services to the Panama Posse

Visiting the Galapagos islands in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and you should not miss a single moment because of problems obtaining cruising permits or unexpected boating problems, for that reason we have combined continental-level service and local expertise to deliver everything needed for an enjoyable visit.

 

Partner with YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co. for an unforgettable and stress-free cruise. We provide a full-range of marine services and are accustomed to working with a demanding international clientele and serve sailing vessels and yachts of any size.

 

VISIT GALAPAGOS

Javier Plúa Rizzo  

YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS Co.  

Office:   +593 – 53 – 014 958

Mobile:   +593 – 987 – 229 577

Email: javier@yachtagentsgalapagos.com

Web: www.yachtagentsgalapagos.com 

 

 

OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

Erik Galvez @ 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

 

 

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