Panama Posse

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
– T. S. Eliot

SEPTEMBER PRE-SEASON PANAMA POSSE FLEET UPDATE 2021-09-05

 

1) REGISTRATION FOR THE 21·22 SEASON NOW OPEN

To sign up for next season please follow this link >>

Prior registrants, SSCA members and early registrants
receive discount – email us to sign up again !

141 VESSELS ARE ALREADY SIGNED UP >>

 

 

2) NEW: PANAMA POSSE FLEET TRACKING

27 Panama Posse Vessels are tracking already- 

 

 

3) 21·22 PANAMA POSSE EVENTS

Panama Posse Past current & future participants can meet up at the iconic Annapolis Sailboat show October 14-18next to the US Naval Academy

We’ll be at the Panama Posse booth be sure to come by BOOTH VB10

38° 58.9728′ N 076° 29.1983′ W

The United States Sailboat Show has over 320 exhibitors. From the newest yacht models on the market to the latest in navigational equipment, boating and cruising accessories, clothing, and gear. The Panama Posse will be on site to recruit and find you new friends for the 21-22 Season !

Cruisers University a premium cruising educational program on the east coast, will be back on schedule in the Fall of 2021. Meet the cruising industry’s experts, learn & expand your knowledge and hands-on skills.
Panama Posse will be on stage
Thursday, October 14, 2021 Session 08:15 – 10:00 AM >>

And we have a session at the Cruisers University, be sure to tell your friends and cruising buddies interested in joining the Panama Posse !

https://www.annapolisboatshows.com/cruisers-university-2/ >>

 

 

4) SPECIAL KICK OFF EVENT SAN DIEGO OCT 28

PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS with yachts >>

Not to be outdone the First Annual Panama Posse kick off event will take place a the iconic Ullman Sails Loft in San Diego on October 28th !!!

Our friends at Flor de Caña are shipping 3 cases of their 7 year old rum to the event to make sure the sea stories for this season will be epic !

FREE RUM MUSIC AND FUN !

https://panamaposse.com/panama-posse-21-22-ullman-sails-party

This is the pre-season Latin kickoff event for all heading south towards Panama and to celebrate with and dance the night away with Live music and more !

RSVP NOW –>>

Liz, Dietmar, Chuck and Mike are plotting a hell of a party at Ullman Sails !

RSVP NOW –>> FOR THIS HISTORIC EVENTTO GET YOU ACCESS WRISTBAND ! Thursday Oct 28th is PANAMA POSSE PLAY NIGHT !

ALL CAPTAINS AND THEIR CREW ARE WELCOME TO FIND OUT AND MEET UP ABOUT THE PANAMA POSSE BEFORE HEADING SOUTH >>>

 

 

5) PANAMA POSSE KICKOFF & SEMINAR WEEK MEXICO

🇲🇽 Here are our dates and revised Seminar Schedule
December 2021 in Barra de Navidad, Mexico

Thursday December 2nd, 2021

 

@ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE INTRO AND OVERVIEW and Fleet Tracking

@ 13:00 ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION

 

 

Friday December 3rd, 2021

@ 10:00 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, MEDICAL AND SELF RESCUE

@ 13:00 COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER, SAFETY

@ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY

 

 

Saturday December 4th, 2021

@ 10:00 PANAMA POSSE SWAP MEET

@ 13:00 SATELLITE CHARTS / OPEN CPN / GOOD NAUTICAL

@ 17:30 PANAMA POSSE OVER THE TOP POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY

-> details here on how to win the chef award and
POT LUCK EXPECTATIONS->

Sunday December 5th, 2021

@ 10:00 Coral Reef Measuring – Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration

@ 13:00 PROVISIONING, WHAT TO SEE AND DO, RECAP, Q&A

Monday December 6th, 2021 RALLY & MISSION START

@ 09:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START –

Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration

Barra de Navidad, Mexico the Panama Posse HEADQUARTERSBarra de Navidad, Mexico the Panama Posse HEADQUARTERS

 

 

6) Hurricane NORA created the seasonal road damage in Barra de Navidad Mexico

For the next couple of weeks, Roberto will be doing a “soup” kitchen, providing meals for at least 500 people daily at his restaurant. Plus food pantry (providing a bag of basic groceries)

He is still doing FREE Covid testing at his office and providing medications to treat Covid

All donations will help fund these services.

Canadian eTransfers can me made to drwooster@gmail.com

US dollar donations to Elke’s PAYPAL account: elke.gazvoda@yahoo.com

Barra has been an excellent community to all of us and we hope that the cruisers will rally our support back to the community again.

Last year after tropical storm Hernán wreaked havoc, the Cruising community here in the marina was able to fundraise several thousand dollars to buy new mattresses for about 25 people, and provide food and other necessities.
Let’s shine our love on the Barra community and help those devastated by NORA

 

 

7) MUST SEE’S ALONG THE PANAMA POSSE ROUTE

Palenque also anciently known as Lakamha “Big Water” , was a Maya city state in southern Mexico that flourished in the 7th century. The Palenque ruins date from ca. 226 BC to ca. 799 AD. After its decline, it was overgrown by the jungle of cedar, mahogany, and sapodilla trees, but has since been excavated and restored with an onsite museum. It is located near the Usumacinta River in the Mexican state of Chiapas resides at 150 meters (490 ft) above sea level.

Palenque is a medium-sized site, smaller than Tikal but it contains some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and relief carvings that the Mayas produced.

For more details, how to get there and nearby marinas visit >>

 

 

IMPORTANT HOUSE KEEPING ITEMS

8) NEW LINE GROUP 21·22 SEASON

PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS ARE HELD ON
MONDAYS@ 16:00 UTC

 

9) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP

 

10) FREE ACCESS TO GOOD NAUTICAL

IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE 21·22 PANAMA POSSE SEASON you are already assigned with your access credentials to the expanded GOODNAUTICAL regions

We expect to launch a mobile offline (paid) version later this season.

 

 

 

11) PANAMA POSSE AREA OF OPERATION

50+ Marinas
5,500 Nautical Miles
16 Countries
San Diego <-> Annapolis

 

 

12) DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED THIS FALL

Valid Passports
– with at least 360 days left on the expiration date

Vessel Documentation
– matching the passports or if your vessel is registered as a corporation a certified letter of ownership / authorization to operate the vessel

Vessel Operator Certificate of Competence
– to operate the vessel – this is a formality but some countries authorities want to make sure that you have what it takes – you can get them from most states including this free one – testing is done online, or your ASA, US Sailing, RYA or equivalent

Third Party Liability Insurance for Marinas
– if you plan to stay at marinas you will need 3rd party liability insurance

Prescriptions
– if you have prescription drugs on board please be sure to have your valid prescriptions to match from your doctor

Pet Vaccination Records
– all the docs you can muster plus more – vaccination certificates – 15 digit international chips under their skin – rabies vaccination certificate . etc etc.

and most controversial of all …

PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION
– this may not be mandatory (yet) but it will make your journey a whole lot easier and reduce quarantine costs, reduce testing requirements, and reduce frictions at borders(on both entry and exit )

 

 

13) VESSEL CHECK LIST & GOOD TO HAVE

Here is an extensive but always incomplete lots things to have for this this trip:

https://panamaposse.com/requirements >>

GOOD TO HAVE USB GPS

< 30 USD on Aamazon -“>GlobalSat BU-353-S4 USB GPS Receiver (Black)

 

< 30 USD on Aamazon -“>works with windows mac os and OPENCPN a backup gps for under $ 30

GOOD TO HAVE DINGHY LOCK PADLOCKS|

These padlocks are more difficult to break than traditional padlocks – they come in brass and steel

 

 

 

14) SPECIAL PANAMA POSSE OPEN CPN ZOOM SEMINAR SUNDAY SEPT 26

we’ll cover

  • Why use satellite charts
  • How to install satellite charts in OPENCPN
  • How to make your very own sat charts
  • The above mentioned USB GPS unit works

For a sobering article on chart accuracy please read this article below by
Rob Murray from SY AVANT >>

Introducing Panama Posse Marina Sponsor at the ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW

SOUTH BANK MARINA in TURKS AND CAICOS

South Bank Marina and Boatyard (previously known as Caicos Marina and Shipyard) is please to announce the sponsorship of the PANAMA POSSE with a
15 % discount over slips and certain services.

Located on the south shore of Providenciales, the Caicos Bank offers a natural barrier to heavy wave action and storm surge. With an easy approach from offshore through charted shipping channels which offer greater depth than the surrounding banks. At 9′ full high tide, South Bank Marina and Boatyard offers the greatest depth entry on the south shore of the island.

South Bank Marina and Boatyard operates the only 75 ton Marine Travelift on Providenciales accommodating vessels with up to 25’ beam. Our Taylor 20,000lb marine forklift aides stepping masts and hauling twin engine vessels up to 35’. A tractor provides the quickest haul and launch service available to our clients.

READ MORE >>

CONTACT

The Marina at South Bank,

Long Bay Highway, Long Bay Hills, TKCA 1ZZ,

Turks and Caicos Islands

TEL +1 (649) 946 5600

EMAIL marina@southbank.tc

 

 

 

15) 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 Puerto Escondido – 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

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco

🇲🇽 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

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad, Ecuador

🇵🇦 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

🇹🇨 South Bank Marina & Boatyard – Turks and Caicos

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia, USA

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, Florida USA

🇺🇸 Pier 66 Hotel & Marina USA

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head South Carolina , USA

🇺🇸 Holden Beach – Town Dock, North Carolina , USA

🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Island USA

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, North Carolina USA

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina, Florida, USA

 

 

 

16) MEET THE NEW MARINAS

Portside Marina
Morehead, NC, USA

Romora Bay Resort and Marina
Harbour Island, BAHAMAS

Windmill Harbour Marina
Hilton Head SC, USA

Holden BeachTown Dock
Holden Beach NC, USA

 

 

 

17) PANAMA POSSE SERVICE PROVIDERS

  • ULLMAN SAILS SAN DIEGO
  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • CABRALES BOATYARD
  • ONESAILS MEXICO
  • NAUTICED.ORG
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS MEXICO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS
  • MARÍTIMA INTEROCEÁNICA COSTA RICA

🇪🇨 YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS

 

SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

We are happy to announce that also this year we will be partnering with our sponsor @Sevenstar Yacht Transport.

Their team of professionals have 25 years of experience and can offer a complete service to transport your boat to and from our event.

More info on Sevenstar™s services can be found on
https://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/

 

 

 

 

18) OFFICIAL PANAMA CANAL AGENT

CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Jerry cans here expertly handled by Chris of SV Respite in San Juan del Sur Nicaragua. They serve as a convenient alternative to take on fuel in remote locations – most dinghy’s will fit between 6 and 10 of them.

 

 

 

 

19) 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

Flor de Caña Rum

Pacific Posse

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YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

 



 

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