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I biffs ’em and buffs ’em  

and always out roughs ’em   

but none of ’em gets nowhere.  

 

If anyone dares to risk my “Fisk”,  

it’s “Boff” an’ it’s “Wham” un’erstan’?  

so keep “Good Be-hav-or” 

that’s your one life saver  

with Popeye the Sailor Man.  

  

I’m strong to the finich  

cause I eats me spinach.  

I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.
 

 ― Popeye the Sailor Man  by Elzie Crisler Segar
 

Popeye the Sailor Man

Nov 21, 2021  PANAMA POSSE FLEET UPDATE 

GOLFITO Costa Rica

Golfito Costa Rica 

1) INTRODUCING BELLA SIRENA 

SY BELLA SIRENA – Byron 
 after successfully riding out the last hurricane in Puerto Vallarta  all thumbs up !

2) MEET THE FLEET of 251 Yachts 

Panama Posse faces

3) Got something to say ?
We love your stories, updates, videos,  findings, pictures  etc
email us >> 

BBQ

4) MEET THE FLEET – SY KNOT RIGHT 

 Walt & Jeariene on SY Knot Right got their burgee

 Walt & Jeariene on SY Knot Right got their burgee

5) Thanks to Nicole from Maison de Sante we now have a new award category 

“BOAT YOGA POSES” 
The first entry comes from the Atlantic
executing the 
“tiny locker drillhole neck turn pose”
executed with exceptional finesse by 
Jen on   SY Solmate  
BOAT YOGA POSES

 

SOLMATE Adam SOLMATE Jen

Jen and Adam on SY Solmate 

 

 

6) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

Las Perlas, Panama

Las Perlas, Panama 

 GREEN FLASH BobGREEN FLASH Joan

 

SY GREEN FLASH – Bob & Joan 

 

IGY Red Frog Marina Bocas del Toro, Panama  – Sunset 

 

IGY Red Frog Marina Bocas del Toro, Panama - Sunset

VITESSE Christine VITESSE JeffTilly

picture by SY VITESSE Jeff, Catherine & Tilly

 

 

 

7) MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ENTRY 
7) MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ENTRY 

also by SY VITESSE 

 

8) ENTRY INTO THE BIGGEST  FISH CAUGHT CATEGORY 

8) ENTRY INTO THE BIGGEST  FISH CAUGHT CATEGORY 

9) PANAMA POSSE CREW FOR YOUR BOAT 

PANAMA POSSE CREW

VESSEL LOOKING FOR CREW >>>
please notify the Panama Posse via email 
 

CREW – LOOKING FOR A VESSEL

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

 

 

 

Flags of rthe Panama Posse Countries

10) PANAMA POSSE SEASON AWARDS CATEGORIES  

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES 

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ✔ 
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔  
  • THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔ 
  • MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 
  • HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 
  • SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 
  • GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔ 
  • GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  
  • NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔

11) PANAMA POSSE KICKOFF & SEMINAR WEEK MEXICO

Seminars in 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->

 

PANAMA POSSE OVER THE TOP POT LUCK RED CUP DOCK PARTY

 

 

Sunday December 5th, 2021

 

    @ 09:00 Coral Reef Measuring – Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details >> 
ONLY 6 SPACES LEFT !!!

 

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

 

Monday December 6th, 2021  RALLY & MISSION START

 

      @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START 

 

     Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration ONLY 6 SPACES LEFT !!! Details>> 

 

 

 

 @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START

12) MAKE A DIFFERENCE  

 HELP CORAL REEFS 

 

ADVENTURE SCIENTISTS AND UNIVERSITY OF GUADALAJARA TO CONDUCT MEXICAN CORAL REEF STUDIES WITH PANAMA POSSE VOLUNTEERS

 @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START

Adventure Scientists is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports scientists through the planning and execution of large-scale data collection projects for scientific partners around the world. They mobilize skilled adventure volunteers—hikers, sailors, skiers, divers, and more—who operate on any scale from almost anywhere on Earth to collect high-quality scientific data. This empowers scientists to think bigger and access the data, public support, and funding they need to achieve impact. Adventure Scientists’ goal is to accelerate environmental and human health solutions. 

 

Mexican Coral Reefs Project Information

Are you interested in contributing to the protection of coral ecosystems on the Mexican Pacific Coast?

Why: Mexico’s Pacific Coast is harbor to some of the world’s most biodiverse coral reefs. They support fishes, sharks, turtles, and other marine life. They also buffer the coastline from intense storms and provide livelihoods from fishing and tourism. Yet these reefs are imperiled by ocean acidification, more frequent and powerful storms due to climate change, and damage from tourism.

 

Impact: Adventure Scientists is recruiting experienced diver volunteers to provide Universidad de Guadalajara’s Dr. Paola Rodríguez-Troncoso and Dr. Amílcar Cupul Magaña with critical data to understand how climate change and human pressure are impacting coral communities. The project will provide hard data to government partners to support policy recommendations that can protect these unique reefs into the future.

 

Who: Eligible volunteers are experienced, conservation-minded divers with access to boats who can commit to at least three dives within a year along the Mexican Pacific coast in the Puerto Vallarta region. Volunteers must provide their own dive equipment and have a minimum of 25 logged dives if a PADI certified open water diver, 15 if PADI advanced open water diver, and 10 dives if they are a NAUI certified advanced open water diver.

 

What: At each field site, dive teams will swim five different 25-meter-long belt transects parallel to the coast. Teams will swim each of the five transects three times to: 

Identify fish species, size, and ratio of adults to juveniles

Count abundance of sea urchin, sea stars, sea cucumbers, etc.

Categorize different coral types

Measure contour of seafloor

 

Where: Field sites are predetermined (GPS coordinates provided) and no deeper than ~12 meters. See the map on the project page for dive locations.

 

 

https://www.adventurescientists.org/mexico-reefs-panama-posse.html

 

Are you interested in contributing to the protection of coral ecosystems on the Mexican Pacific Coast? To learn how you can get involved in this, and other Adventure Scientists projects, please join Founder/Executive Director, Gregg Treinish, and University of Guadalajara scientists, Dr. Paola Rodríguez-Troncoso and Dr. Amílcar Cupul Magaña, at 9 am, December 5th 

 

For qualified, registered divers interested in volunteering, the seminar will be followed by an in-person field training, held exclusively for Panama Posse affiliates, on December 6th beginning at 8 am. To learn more and apply to volunteer: https://www.adventurescientists.org/mexico-reefs-panama-posse.html 

 

WHEN & WHERE 

Sunday December 5th, 2021

 

    @ 09:00 Coral Reef Measuring – Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details >>

 

Monday December 6th, 2021  RALLY & MISSION START

 

      @ NEW TIME 08:00 CORAL REEF MEASURING SESSION START 

 

     Adventure Scientists and University Guadalajara & Panama Posse collaboration Details>> 

To Particpate:

☑ Be at the Panama Posse  Kickoff week in  Barra de Navidad, Mexico December 2 – 6, 2021  

☑ Certified diver that can safely and competently collect data underwater

☑ Access to a boat to travel to established reef monitoring locations

☑ Attend an in-person training in Barra de Navidad with Dr. Paola 

Rodriguez

 

LIMITED VOLUNTEER SPOTS LEFT 

 

TO PARTICIPATE AND SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM PLEASE SIGN UP NOW >>

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<p><strong>VOLUNTEER TRAINING:</strong><br />
 On December 6, Dr. Rodriguez will hold an in-person training for Panama Posse members who have completed the online training. Before attending, you need to submit the online application linked below to understand project requirements and to gain access to the online training.  </p>
<p><strong>DIVE SURVEYS:</strong><br />
Field sites are predetermined (GPS coordinates provided) and no deeper than  <br />
12 meters / 40 feet.  <br />
<a href=TO PARTICIPATE AND SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM PLEASE SIGN UP NOW >>

 

 

 13) YOU WILL MISS A LOT OF YOU ARE NOT ON THE LINE FOR PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS

 

PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS ARE HELD ON 
MONDAYS@ 
15:30 UTC  for the Atlantic and Caribbean 
16:00 UTC for the Pacific – open 24/7 for questions and answers following the gestalt protocol  IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP FOR THE 21·22 SEASON 
please join the new PANAMA POSSE LINE GROUP *
us with your LINE USER INFORMATION  including cell number
( * it’s seasonal and for participants only get line from https://line.me)

LINE CALLS FOR THE PANAMA POSSE FLEET EVERY MONDAY

14) FLEET TRACKING COURTESY OF PREDICT WIND

 

 

enjoy a 20% off Predict Wind Pro as part of the Sponsorship of the Panama Posse 
 
 
SIGN UP FOR FLEET TRACKING ( takes up to a week to get added ) >>
For Help and to review the different options TECHNICAL SUPPORT ABOUT THE FLEET TRACKING PROCESS >>
About Tracking:Designed to give interesting parties  an overview. For specific vessel details including their floatplan, latest updates, changes, positions and specific location related questions please contact each vessel directly.  If you are on passage let us know and the fleet will monitor your progress 

15) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

 

Facebook

 

CINDY

THANK YOU CINDY f  the Facebook Group Admin 
 

 

16) 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.
Good progress being made
 

 

 17) 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 
NOTE:
PANAMA JUST ANNOUNCED THAT YOU WILL NEED USCG DOCS not STATE VESSEL REGISTRATION PAPERS TO ENTERVessel 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 equivalentThird 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 doctorPet 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 ) 
 
AIRLINE TRAVEL ARRIVING ON A ONE WAY TICKET ?
ORDER A REFUNDABLE TICKET BEFORE YOU ARRIVE TO AVOID THE 30 MINUTES OF EXPLAINING 

 

18) PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS

PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS through pirate prone waters
PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS
through pirate prone waters

 

 

Before Departure
‘Know before you go’ – Read Panama Posse updates, Noonsite (https://www.noonsite.com/ ), Caribbean Safety & Security Network https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/ )) for the most recent reports prior to going anywhere for up to date information on the risk environment.

Northeast Coast of Nicaragua and Honduras

In the recent past, criminal elements have boarded, held at gunpoint and ransacked vessels passing through this region.  The chart below is a composite of incidents between 2014 and 2020 for the area from the Caribbean Safety and Security Net (CSSN), linked here at https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/.  Red pins represent attacks, and yellow pins represent attempted attacks.
These violent incidents appear to be executed by “part-time pirates”, fisherman who organize on an ad hoc basis and seize targets of opportunity in the absence of effective law enforcement.  They do not target larger commercial vessels at this time.
Geographically, the Honduran and Nicaraguan east coasts do not provide harbor for larger vessels and the national navies are small and poorly equipped to deal with the issue, as they are small forces primarily designed for dealing with coastal and riverine security.  The naval forces are under-resourced.
As the incidents normally occur well offshore, often between 75 and 125 miles from land, they are beyond VHF radio range from shore bases, and in any case it is believed the relevant navies do not effectively maintain a 24/7 radio watch. It is uncertain what other illegal activities these part time pirates may engage in.
While these areas are variously within the territorial waters or exclusive economic zones of Colombia, Guatemala, or Honduras, they are not effectively patrolled or policed by any of these states.  Adding complication to the situation, some areas including the Serranilla Bank are disputed territories.
Security and Safety Risks Associated with the Entire Coast of Venezuela
For westbound vessels, a transit of the Venezuelan coast from Trinidad to the ABCs and Columbia is often undertaken.  For vessels leaving Colombia to points north, a close approach to the easternmost stretch of the Venezuelan coast is also unavoidable.  There has also been an increase in piracy activities in the coastal waters near Trinidad, believed to be the actions of Venezuelan smugglers.

 

SAR Areas of Responsibility and Contacts

SRR: PANAMA
Tel: +507 315 9807 (H24)
naerea@aeronautica.gob.pa

SRR: COSTA RICA
Tel: +506 2286 4418
operaciones.sng.cr@gmail.com
rfic@dgac.go.cr

SRR: NICARAGUA CARIBBEAN COAST
Tel: +505 08244

SRR: Honduras
Tel: +504 234 3360 ext 1318, 1310
rccsar@cocesna.org

SRR:  COLOMBIA CARIBBEAN COAST
Tel: +57 4 827 5379
cegut@fnc.armada.mil.coTO SET UP A CONVOY between 4 vesselsecurity @ panamaposse dot com
  

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

 

19) HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL WATER TURKEYS OUT HERE !

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL WATER TURKEYS OUT HERE !

 

20) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 

 

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  🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico Marina🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico Marina🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico Mooring🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico Marina Chiapas🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala Marina Chiapas🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador Marina Bahia del Sol🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Mooring🇳🇮 Marina Puesta del Sol – Nicaragua Marina Puesta del Sol🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica  Marina Papagayo🇨🇷 Marina Pez Vela – Costa Rica Marina Pez Vela🇨🇷 Marina Bahia Golfito – Costa Rica Marina Bahia Golfito 🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica Banana Bay Marina🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad, Ecuador 01🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama   🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama Bocas Marina🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama Linton Bay Marina🇨🇴 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 🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic 🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas 🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas  🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas  🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys, FL, USA 🇺🇸 Pier 66  Hotel & Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL  Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina
🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl.,  GA🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head, SC🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah, GA 🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, NC 🇺🇸 Holden Beach  – Town Dock, NC🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, NC🇺🇸 Tide Water Marina –  Portsmouth, VA 🇺🇸  Ocean Yacht Marina–   Portsmouth, VA  🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Gloucester Point, VA 🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing –Yorktown, VA

21) PANAMA POSSE  SPONSORS 

 

 

  • SHELTER ISLAND INFLATABLES 
  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • CALIFORNIA YACHT MARINA 

Galapagos Blue-footed booby

22) THE PANAMA POSSE MUSIC VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MskYujO_z68

 

– THIS YEAR WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT FUN AND WE ARE GOING TO ALL PARTICIPATE IN A MUSIC VIDEO 
Here is the official 21-22 Panama Posse song we will cut our videos to !
Start getting your dancing with the sailors on – 
we’ll do the first dance sequences in Barra de Navidad – 
 We hope you like the track !https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MskYujO_z68

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MskYujO_z68

 

23) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 

Panama Canal young lady

 

Erick Gálvez

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 PosseErick GálvezErick Gálvezinfo@centenarioconsulting.comwww.centenarioconsulting.comCellphone +507 6676-1376WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

canal details

 

24) STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

 

 

 SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATIONVicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – MexicoONESAILS MEXICO – Puerto Vallarta – MexicoPark Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – NicaraguaCoconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa RicaAbernathy – Chandlery – PanamaPacific Posse Advertising Partners – Las VegasSafe-Esteem.com – Delaware
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