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PORTOBELO – Fort San Lorenzo >>

Dec 12, 2021 
 
PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) REPORT FROM COSTA RICA – NICOYA PENINSULA
Entry into highest wind recorded Contest 

HIgh Wind

Hola! Gargoyle has officially entered Papagayo zone as we’ve spent the past two days beating our way up from the Gulf of Nicoya to our current anchorage off Playa Flamingo. 3

Anchorage

37 knots yesterday followed by a few hours of 42 knot winds made for a fun sail fully reefed along this sun-kissed coast. 

Nirwegian Crew

Our
Norwegian family is loving the challenge and as Norwegians think
sitting on the bow with 40 knots on the nose “refreshing”. Marina
Papagayo is now just a short hop away so we’ll spend another few nights
on the hook before we duck into the marina on Monday. Cheers everyone
and enjoy this amazing season!

SV Gargoyle –  Kevin and Carla Nash – Beneteau 50′

Kevin
Carla

 

 

 

2) YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE PANAMA POSSE POTLUCK SPONSORED BY BOCAS MARINA 
MAKE NEW FRIENDS AND DRINK FREE RUM !!!

Special Party Invite

PANAMA POSSE POT LUCK SPONSORED BY BOCAS MARINA

 

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED !!!

NEXT SATURDAY IN BOCAS DEL TORO

 

for details and to RSVP go to

https://panamaposse.com/bocas

 

 

 

3) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

PANAMA CANAL LINE HANDLERS 

Panama Canal Linehandlers

The line handlers through Agent Erick Galvaz was well worth the expense and experience going through the Panama Canal

SV TOKETEE –  Dar, Diane & Kimberly Skookum 53′

Diane

Dar

 
Kimberly

 

 

KATHLEEN – Culebra Bay Costa Rica

Susnet

Enjoying a beautiful evening at anchor in Costa Rica…

SY KATHLEEN – Robert & Karen – Cal 39′

Robert
Karen

 

 

 

“The award for best curls go to these two ..” Nicole Smith

The award for best curls go to these two

MY HO’OKIPA’s Lucky Chucky and  SY BAJA FOG’s John

 

 

 

Barra de Navidad, Mexico

SEA BELLA

So great to meet all of you! We appreciate the friendships, resources, information and connections! See you on the water.

SY Sea Bella – Scott and Kathy –  Ted Brewer 44′

 

 

 

THE BARRA DE NAVIDAD ENTRANCE LIGHT

Harbor Light Barr de Navidad

Looks like the red entrance light into Barra harbor maybe back in action.

Looks like the red entrance light into Barra harbor maybe back in action.

One
Panama Posse seminar on safety and a few thousand dollars later we are
way better equipped for medical emergencies ; defibrillator, O2, splints
stretcher and more. Now to practice suturing

Red Arrow Shopping

MY LAST ARROW – Vincent & Linda – Nordhavn 65′

Vincent
Linda
Crew

 

 

 

AVANT SPLASHING AFTER A FEW MONTHS ON THE HARD

Avant splashing

We’re here. Lots to do !

SV AVANT – Rob & Debra – Beneteau 43.5′

Rob
Debra

 

 

Red Rover on the move 

Red Rover heading out

 

 

 
3)  ENTRIES IN TO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT CONTEST

Red Rover – their catches’ got continuously  BIGGER 

Red Rover

Mahi Mahi 1by Kevin

Red Rover

Mahi Mahi II by Alison 

Red Rover

MONSTER SAILFISH ON ! … just south of Lazaro Cardenas…
“It
is a Zukers brand lure.  Have two with similar coloring…
 these are the 10. I think I had the drag all the way up (but
before sunsetting it) and it was still taking line for 90 seconds +…
 80lb line…”

MY RED ROVER – Kevin & Alison –  Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison

 

 

 

DREAMER CATCHES KING MACK

Dreamer

King Mack, , I’m hoping for Wahoo  as i cross the pacific
For
Jack – Bleed them immediately and ideally cook and eat the same day.
 Fillettes are amazing with just olive oil and Montreal steak
seasoning.  Flavor and texture both very reminiscent of a ribeye
steak.  Season like you would red meat.

DREAMER – David – Caliber 40lrv’

 

 

 

 

ORION’S CATCH

Orion

SY ORION – Patrick – Hunter 45′

 

 

 

4) ANTON VALLEY PANAMA 

Valle de Anton

The
town is located in the flat wide caldera of the 6 km wide El Valle
volcano that is inactive; there is evidence that it erupted as recently
as about 300,000 years ago Because of its elevation (600 m), it is
cooler than the Panamanian lowlands. 

Anton Valley

Natural
attractions near El Valle include the Chorro El Macho waterfall, Las
Mozas waterfall, the “square” trees behind Hotel Campestre, and a group
of small thermal pools of mineralized water that varies in color
depending on the specific minerals present at a given moment 

Golden Frog

The ear extinct Panamanian Golden Frog lives in the area 
This
species’ skin is toxic in the wild; glands on the skin produce
tetrodotoxin and a unique compound called zetekitoxin. The skin of a
single Panamanian golden frog contains enough toxins to kill 1,200 mice.
Its vibrant, yellow color is aposematic, meaning it warns potential
predators of its toxicity.

Green Flash

SY GREEN FLASH – Bob & Joan – Beneteau 35′

 

 

 
5)  SUPPORT GOOD NAUTICAL 
(WHILE YOU SHOP AMAZON)

Panama Posse in Good Nautical
Suppport Good Nautical
AMazon Gives

 

 

 

 
5)  DANZA DE LOS DIABLITOS, COSTA RICA

Boruca Mask

Danza
de los Diablitos (The Dance of the Little Devils) is a three-day annual
festival, held December 31 through January 2 by the Boruca people, an
indigenous people in Costa Rica. The male participants of the tribe
perform a ritual dance re-enacting the Spanish conquest wearing
elaborate costumes.  

The Fiesta de los Diablitos is an alternate history of Spanish conquest. Boruca villagers don elaborate costumes and stage mock battles with a “bull” that represents Spanish colonists. Throughout the ceremony the Boruca drink chica, a traditional fermented corn beverage. Village elders lead the procession. On the final day of the ceremony, the Boruca triumph over the bull, which is then lit on fire. An all-night celebration ensues. The multi-day event draws over 2,500 villagers and several hundred visitors.

The
Fiesta de los Diablitos is an alternate history of Spanish conquest.
Boruca villagers don elaborate costumes and stage mock battles with a
“bull” that represents Spanish colonists. Throughout the ceremony the
Boruca drink chica, a traditional fermented corn beverage. Village
elders lead the procession.

Chicha

Throughout the ceremony the Boruca drink chica, a traditional fermented corn beverage. Village elders lead the procession.

Bull on FIre

On the final day of the ceremony, the Boruca triumph over the bull, which is then lit on fire. An all-night celebration ensues.

The multi-day event draws over 2,500 villagers and several hundred visitors.

Boruca
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7) WE LOVE YOUR FACTS !
We love your stories,  videos,  findings, pictures  
 email us to include them in the next fleet update >> 

Gargolye

IMAGE OF DRINKS ONBOARD GARGOYLE ROUGHING IT WITH AGENT ORANGE 

 

 

 

 

 

8) DESTINATION JAMAICA 

 
https://panamaposse.com/montego-bay-yacht-club-jamaica

Jamaica  and the “defintion of Patois”

If
you should look up the official definition of patois, it will state
something to the effect of being a spoken, but non-standard language,
and in all truth, that is exactly what it is. Although patois is widely
spoken in Jamaica, English is the official and national language of the
island.

That
may be a surprise to some, who have only been able to identify
Jamaicans, who have crossed their paths, by recognizing the speech of
this unique language, known as patois. 

 

Bob Marley

“Wi run tings. Tings nuh run wi”

https://panamaposse.com/montego-bay-yacht-club-jamaica

Circumnavigation Jamaica with plenty of anchorages in Good Nautical 

https://panamaposse.com/royal-jamaica-yacht-club
RJYC

The
Jamaica Yacht Club was formed in 1884 by a group of enthusiastic
sailors. On the 29th of November 1889, the Club was granted a Royal
Charter by Queen Victoria following a visit by Prince Edward, then the
Prince of Wales, who later became Edward VII. Until 1962, when Jamaica
became an independent nation within the Commonwealth, the Commodores
were all Governors of Jamaica, whether or not they were yachtsmen. In
1963 the Commodore was chosen for the first time from the membership of
the Club.

Errol Flynn Marina

Errol
Flynn Marina has the distinction of being the only Caribbean marina
capable of handling the largest yachts in the world.Our face dock
accomodates vessels to 350′ and 24′ draft Med style. However, our
“giga-yacht” dock can accommodate a vessel to 600′ and 32′ draft
alongside. In addition, our turning basin can accommodate yachts of any
size. Smaller vessels can use our slips or select from a moorin

https://panamaposse.com/errol-flynn-marina-jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

 

9) PANAMA POSSE CREW FOR YOUR BOAT 

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

CREW – LOOKING FOR A VESSEL

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

 

https://panamaposse.com/crew
 
COUNTRIES
San ANdres

 

 

 

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) FREE MEGA SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SEMINAR 
JANUARY 5th, 2022  

South Pacific Posse

We are holding a free South Pacific Posse Seminar on January 5th to sign up for this “all day seminar” visit https://pacificposse.com/seminar

We’ll cover these areas ( there are many more Maritime areas but this will fill the day ) 

Sailors and local resources will be on this call and give you first hand reports )

  • GALAPAGOS
  • KIRIBATI 
  • FRENCH POLYNESIA
  • COOK ISLANDS
  • AMERICAN SAMOA 
  • SAMOA
  • NIUE
  • TONGA
  • FIJI
  • VANUATU
  • NEW CALEDONIA
  • NEW ZEALAND 

Sign up fro free at  https://pacificposse.com/seminar

https://pacificposse.com/seminar

 

 

 

12) 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

 

 

 

 

13) THE FLEET IS UNDERWAY WITH FREE TRACKING 

enjoy a 20% off Predict Wind Pro as part of the Sponsorship of the Panama Posse 
 
 

Tracking

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 

Spnsors

 

 

 

 

 

14) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

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THANK YOU CINDY from Delta Swizzler  the Facebook Group Admin 
to join the group ( participants only )  visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/panamaposse2122/

 

Cindy

 

 

 

15) 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 – 

COLOMBIA IS IN GOODNAUTICAL
 
 

Good Nautical
Colombia

CONSIDER MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO GOOD NAUTICAL 

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/goodnautical

https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/goodnautical

 

 

 

 

16) 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 ENTER

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 ) 

 

 

AIRLINE TRAVEL ARRIVING ON A ONE WAY TICKET ?
ORDER A REFUNDABLE TICKET BEFORE YOU ARRIVE TO AVOID THE 30 MINUTES OF EXPLAINING 

 

COVID TESTS

TO REENTER THE US YOU WILL NEED A NEGATIVE COVID TEST TAKEN ONE DAY BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT 

 

17) BAHIA SAMARA, COSTA RICA

Sammara
Bahua Samara
Bahia Samara

 

 

 

 

 

18) PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS

Convoys
ORGANIZED CONVOYS UNDER THE PANAMA POSSE Before Departure ‘Know before you go’ – Read Panama Posse updates, Noonsite (https://www.noonsite.com/ ), Caribbean Safety & Security Network https://safetyandsecuritynet.org/ ), and Facebook cruising groups (search for <destination name> and <cruising &/or cruisers> on Facebook) 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.” width=”550″ height=”auto”></td>
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TO SET UP A CONVOY between 4 vessels

security @ panamaposse dot com

Tranquilo

 

 

 

19) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS 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

 

panamaposse.com/hertz

 

20) 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 
Water falls in Chiapas

 

 

 

21) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

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

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

 

Sevenstar
is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a
lift-on, lift-off basis. Sevenstar has access to the Spliethoff fleet of
over 120 company owned vessels. These ships are designed for yacht
transport and all engineers, operation managers and loadmasters work in
house. With an impressive 1,500+ transports per year, they are calling
over 100 ports in more than 40 countries worldwide.

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact Kris Caren

 

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

 

 

 

Sailing Reefed Jib

 

 

22) 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

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick
https://panamaposse.com/panama-canal

 

 

 

23) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

ONESAILS MEXICO – Puerto Vallarta – Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

 

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