Dec 19, 2021 
 
PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

Happy Happy Holidays

Wishing you calm seas, many nautical miles, joy, happiness and meeting new friends during this holiday season.
        – Captain Dietmar 

 

 

 

 

1) ENTRY INTO MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR

MOst Unwelcoem Visitor

That’s 2 1/2”  

RAMBLE ON ROSE  –  Don & Roz – Caliber 40′  

Roz
Don

 

 

 

 

2) INCREDIBLE BOAT YOGA POSES ENTRY 

Boat Yoga

 

Below is my submission for best “boat yoga pose” as of now lol. 

SY MAISON DE SANTE – Keenan, Nicole & Jack – Cal 

Keenan
Nicole
Jack

 

 

 

3) PANAMA CANAL SELFIE

Sunda Waffles

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

 SY SUNDAY WAFFLES – Wade & Natalie – Leopard 48′
 

 

 

 

4) COLOMBIA,   SALENTO 

Colombia

Salento
is in the north-east of the department of Quindío, Colombia.  It
was the first settlement in Quindío of the modern era as the main route
from Popayán and Cali to Bogotá used to pass through Salento, but when
the route was diverted the town became isolated and did not develop as
rapidly as the rest of the region. For this reason it has retained more
of its traditional colonial architecture than almost any other town in
the eje cafetero. The historic center of town was inscribed on the
UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the “Coffee Cultural Landscape” in
2011

Xmas

We
finally wear long pants & shoes again: Salento – coffee village in
the Colombian Andes, part of the UNESCO World Heritage “Coffee Cultural
Landscape of Colombia” in the “Zona Cafetera”, so its all coffee here.

Salento Coffe Village Colombia
Vivcy
Florian

SY IBEX – Florian & Vicky – Sunbeam 42′

 

 

 

5) HOLIDAYS IN BOCAS DEL TORO, PANAMA 

Bocas Sunset

Annual Christmas Parade 

Bocas Holidays

Enjoying a beautiful evening at anchor in Costa Rica…
MY DELTA SWIZZLER – Mark & Cindy – Vantare 58′

Mark
Cindy

6) MEET THE FLEET 

Bob & Boyd McCorkle

SY CHAOS  – Bob & Boyd – Bavaria Ocean 42.5′

 

 

 

 

7) WAITING FOR NEXT YEARS KICK OFF EVENT IN BARRA 

BARRA RUM DELIVERY

7 year old rum will be 8 year old rum and be that much more betta …
Harbormaster Secundino Alvarez.  Please save the rum for us !

Secundino

 

 

 

  8) EXITING THE BAR IN EL SALVADOR

Vagabundo Dos Exiting El Salvador Bar

SY VAGABUNDO DOS – Grant & Donna – Island Packet 38′

 

 

 

9) AVANT SPLASHING AFTER A FEW MONTHS ON THE HARD  

Avant splashing

SV AVANT – Rob & Debra – Beneteau 43.5′

Rob
Debra

 

 

 

10) RIO DULCE BAR CROSSING GUATEMALA 

Medea Bar

Rio Dulce entry update  in Livingston 

Approach red buoy – Cross the contour line at 

Wpt 1  N 15 49.91  W 088 44.06

 

Wpt 2  N 15 49.74  W 088 44.19

 

Wpt 3 N 15 49.43  W 088 44.43

 

Wpt 4 N 15 49.26  W 088 44.65

 

Turn to starboard toward the deeper water contour at 

 

Wpt 5 N 15 49 31  W 088 44 84

 

Anchored N 15 49 31. W 088 44 9

 

 

 

 

SY MEDEA – Darryl – Bavaria 46′

Darryl

 

 

 
11)   HAVE A CIGAR,  YOU GONNA GO FAR  

Lucky Chucky rolling his own

Lucky Chucky  rolls his own cigar ( stash ) 

Golfito

Golfito Sun, Costa Rica

Ho'Okipa
 
Rimcon

HO’OKIPA –  Lucky Chucky & Lisa – Selene 43′ 

Lisa
Lucky Chucky

 

 

 

 

 

12) INCREDIBLY, CUTE, SLOW AND CLOSE 

Sloth

 Red Frog Marina – Sloth cuteness overload
SY VITESSE  – Jeff, Catherine & Tilly – Lagoon ’55

Jeff
Tilly

 

 

13)  MARINA PALMIRA TOPOLOBAMBO 
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE 

Marina Palmira Topolobampo

25° 36.0166′ N 109° 03.5333′ W

 

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Marina Palmira in Topolobampo, Sinaloa, México.

We are please to announce our sponsorship of the Panama Posse and offer a 10% discount of our slip rates

 

Nelson Quintero

Manager Marina

Palmira Topolobampo

Topolobambo

We are please to announce our sponsorship of the Panama Posse and offer a 10% discount of our slip rates

 

Nelson Quintero

Manager Marina

Palmira Topolobampo

Charts
Marinas

 

 

 

14) NEARBY TRIP TO COPPER CANYON 

Copper Canyon

 The
canyons were formed by six rivers that drain the western side of the
Sierra Tarahumara (a part of the Sierra Madre Occidental).

LAST ARROW

The
Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico (Chihuahua-Pacific Railway), also
known as El Chepe is a major rail line in northwest Mexico, linking
Chihuahua City, to Los Mochis and its port, Topolobampo.   It
crosses the Sierra Madre Occidental traversing the Copper Canyon, a
rugged series of canyons that have led some to call this the most scenic
railroad trip on the continent.  

The 25,000 sq. mi. of the Copper Canyon System is vastly greater than the area of 1,902 sq. mi. of the the Grand Canyon 

Copper
Canyon in Mexico has  the third-largest cableway in the world!
This cableway is 2 miles (3 km) long and it takes you to Bacajipare
Meson in a cabin for 60 people, with glass floors and lots of windows to
enjoy the view of the three canyons.  

Copper
Copper Canyon

MY LAST ARROW  – Vincent & Linda  – Nordhavn 65′

Vincent
Linda
Crew

 

 

 

15) MEET THE FLEET SY WINDRIFT 

WINDDRIFT

SY WIND DRIFT – Blair , Jodi  & Murphy – Passport 40′

Blair
WINDRIFT
Crew

 

16) CENTRAL COAST COSTA RICA BAHIA BALLENA 

Yahtzee

SY YAHTZEE – Andy, Jill & Crew – Grand Soleil 39′

Andy
Jill
Crew
Crew

 

 

 
17)  SUPPORT GOOD NAUTICAL 
(WHILE YOU SHOP AMAZON)

Suppport Good Nautical

 

 

 

 
18) FIRST ANNUAL BOCAS DEL TORO  
PANAMA POSSE 
HOLIDAY POTLUCK 

First Annual Bocas del Toro holiday potluck

Thank you to the Bocas Marina / Cindy and Mark and everyone for coming together 

The Pot Luck Protocol
https://panamaposse.com/pot-luck

Grill up your own protein 

Gather up

A joyful table at Bocas Marina

Cindy and Mark

Cindy
and Mark  and  a special thank you to Luis Fabian – General
Manager @  Bocas Marina for his support of the event 

Bocas Marina
Bocas
241

 

 

 

 

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

Baja Fog

Baja Fog all lit up for the holidays at Isla Resort, Marina Puerto de la Navidad,  Barra de Navidad, MX

Baja Fog

SY BAJA FOG – John & Monique – 

Monique
JOhn

 

 

 

 

13) NOT TO BE OUTDONE 

 OMG
Stunning

Zihuatanejo Bay  
“Merry Christmas from Zihuatanejo!”

MY RED ROVER – Kevin & Alison – Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison

 

 

 

22) ENTRY INTO THE BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT CONTEST 

SOUVAGE

SAUVAGE CATCHING MAHI MAHI 

THERE VE WHALES

THERE BE WHALES !
SY SAUVAGE –  Cedar, Ali & Crew  – Hanse 50′

Cedar
Ali
Crew
crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

23) 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

Results WILL vary !

 
COUNTRIES
Sunset on the Panama Posse

 

 

 

 

24) POSITIVITY AT ANCHOR | ENSENADA CARIZAL 
 

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/ensenada-carrizal
Positivity

Got it all to myself!! 

Hoping to get “1” fish for the Solo Sailor!!⚓️

POSITIVITY – John – Bristol 35.5 ‘

JOhn

 

 

 

 

 

25)  QUENCH YOUR THIRST FOR ADVENTURE
 FREE 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 for free at  https://pacificposse.com/seminar

https://pacificposse.com/seminar

John Martin and many other locals will join us live from NZ to present the Bay of Islands

 

 

 

26) 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

 

 

 

 

27) 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 

 

 

 

 

28) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

fb
Cindy

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

 

 

 

 

 

29) SUPPORT GOOD NAUTICAL

Good Nautical
Ecuador

CONSIDER MAKING A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION TO GOOD NAUTICAL 

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

QUICK TUTORIAL ON HOW TO ADD AN ANCHORAGE TO GOOD NAUTICAL 

1) Log into GoodNautical and navigate to the area you wish to add an anchorage in this case PANAMA  https://goodnautical.com/gma/panama?field_gma_value=PA

Add Anchorage

2) Next click and hold the location of the anchorage on the sat image for 2 seconds verify the LAT and LONG  and click the ( ADD+ ) BUTTON that pops up and select ANCHORAGE 

Anchorage

3) Next Add the name – Local Area – Depth 

Add

4) Next add Local Knowledge such as Bottom Composition, Dangers, Aids to Navigation, Shore Access, Amenities, 

Local Info

5)
You can upload an picture of the Anchorage and if you go on shore take a
picture of your vessel at anchor – swell and wind protection etc and
VOILA 

Anchorage

YOU HAVE JUST ADDED AN ANCHORAGE TO GOOD NAUTICAL 

 

 

 

 

30) 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  and preyty soon BOOSTER 

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 

 

Rocksite

 

 

31) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 
 

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

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobambo – 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

 

burgees

 

 

32) 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 
On track

 

 

 

33) 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

 

 

34) 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

 

 

 

35) 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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