Panama Posse

 

 

Dec 26, 2021 

PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

 

 

1) HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS 

Happy Holidays and Merry Xamas

Holiday fun. Beautiful evening for a magical boat parade.

Merry Xmas

The
parade passes along the shorelines of Barra de Navidad and Malaque
across the bay. Most boats go one way and anchor overnight off Malaque.

Parade
Heidi
Kirk

SY DUE WEST – Kirk & Heidi – Passport 40′

 

 

 

 

 

2) GOOD CREW IS HARD TO FIND 

Meet Nacho

NACHO – an extraordinary boat dog  

SY PACIFIC RAVEN – Scott & crew – Hunter 40.5′

Scott

 

 

 

 

3) BURNING EFFIGY 
MUÑECOS DE AÑO VIEJO PANAMA

Munecos

It’s that time of the year again…

If
this is your first time visiting the  Coronado, Panama area, you
may start noticing effigies, or human-like figurines being displayed
alongside the Pan-American Highway between San Carlos and Bejuco.

These
large replicas have various names, including muñecos de año viejo (old
year dolls), muñecos judas (judas dolls), or simply muñecos (dolls). The
dolls are a  way to ring in the new year in the area. Muñecos are
typically made with a wood or metal frame, old clothes, and stuffed with
leaves and firecrackers. They are then thrown into a bonfire on the
strike of midnight on New Years’.

Mr Covid

The
best  burning of muñecos occurs in San Carlos, which is
approximately 10 minutes west of Coronado. Muñecos  symbolize
things that people do not want to carry with them into the next
 year.   The Covid muñeco will be worth the sacrifices. 

Muñecos
is a tradition pretty specific to the interior of Panama, specifically
between Bejuco and San Carlos. Look for them alongside the highways,
especially as New Year’s Eve approaches. They range in price
 between $50-$500, depending on the figurine and the detail put
into them. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can try
making your own!

In Panama, Panamanians usually celebrate New Year's Eve with a dinner, followed by multiple individual fireworks celebrations. Fireworks begin around 11 pm for parties that last until 1 am, the next day. Many Panamanians leave the city and go to the rural towns across the country, to celebrate with families and friends.

 

 

 

 

4) THANKING PANAMA POSSE SPONSORSHIP
MARINA STAFFS EVERYWHERE

Thanking Marina Staff

As
much as we love to sail and explore it’s nice to get to a marina and
meet a friendly staff, dock master and friendly face so here is one of
them.

Meet 
Gabriela Porras 

 @ Banana Bay Marina / Golfito / Costa Rica 

https://panamaposse.com/banana-bay-marina

 

 

 

 

5) SUNSETS EVERYWHERE 

Sunset

SY ROAD LESS TRAVELED – Jeff & Irv  & crew – Lagoon 41′
 

Jeff
CCrew
Ryan
Irv

 

 

 

6) PICTURE OF THE WEEK

Picture of the week

SY RAMBLE ON ROSE  – Don & Rosalind – Caliber 40′

 

 

 

7) LIT UP LIKE A CHRISTMAS TREE

Like a tree
Party
Delta Swizzler

4 parties and counting – way to go  Delta Swizzler 

Party

MY DELTA SWIZZLER – Mark & Cindy –  Vantare 58′

Mark
Cindy

8) MEET THE FLEET 

Pania

SY PANIA  – Bob & Boyd – Bavaria Ocean 42.5′

 

 

 

  9) HIGH SIERRA COCKTAILS 

HIGH SIERRA MADRE COCKTAILS

MY LAST ARROW  – Vincent & Linda  – Nordhavn 65′

Vincent
Linda
Crew

 

 

 

10) ENTRY INTO LARGEST FISH CAUGHT 

Sailfish catching Fish

SY SAILFISH – Brian & Joanna – Beneteau 39′

Brian
Joanna

 

 
11) CHECKING INTO BELIZE – REPORT  

Belize

Belize Punta Gorda 

Check in 

Anchored 

N 16 06 04

W 088 47 85 

 

Immigration dock to the left as you face land 

N 16 05 70

W 088 48 37 

Pale yellow and green structure on dock and immigration is directly behind 

 

Contact belizeportauthoritypg@portauthority.bz

To provide requested information 

Copies of 

Passports 

Covid test results 

Boat Registration 

ETA Mon-Fri (or overtime charges are incurred) 

Notify on Channel 16 on arrival

 

Go ashore, you will be instructed to wait for Health Official to see Covid Results and Vaccination status 

 

Then immigration, customs, agriculture department, BPA (Belize Port Authority) 

 

$25 Health Official

$20 Agriculture Department 

$154 BPA (based on a 20 day stay) 

 

Hope this is helpful 

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SY MEDEA – Daryl –  Bavaria 46′

Darryl

 

 

 
12)   GOLFITO SIGHTINGS COSTA RICA  

Hang onto your hats!!! It’s getting busy here in Golfito. We got pirates, poacher hunters, rum runners and whatnot🤠

Hang onto your hats!!! It’s getting busy here in Golfito. We got pirates, poacher hunters, rum runners and whatnot🤠

Golfito Sun, Costa Rica

Ho'Okipa

There is a natural hot spring up in Golfo Dulce – goes up to 104 degrees 

Hotspring

Less than a mile from Pargo’s Cove – Marked in Good Nautical

hot tub

Pargo’s Cove all the may north inside Golfor Dulce near Golfito 

Right next to Pargo's Cove

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

Lisa
Lucky Chucky

 

 

 

 

 

13) We wish everyone a Merry XMas with our favorite pic from the award winning XMas Lights of Medellin / Colombia

We wish everyone a Merry XMas with our favorite pic from the award winning XMas Lights of Medellin / Colombia

 
SY IBEX – Florian & Vicky – Sunbeam 42′

Vicky
Florian

 

 

14)  MARINA PALMIRA TOPOLOBAMPO 
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.
 

Crew

Nelson Quintero

Manager Marina 
and his crew

 

 

 

15) CAPTAIN RON’ish
ACCIDENT AT THE YARD in PANAMA

Major
yard accident in shelter bay. A crane being positioned to lift a mast
fell over and severely damaged two catamarans. No injuries, but severe
damage to both boats at Shelter Bay Boat Yard. As always check your
policies.

yard

 

 

 

 

16) MEET THE FLEET SY  BRIGHTNEST 

WINDDRIFT

SY  BRIGHTNEST   – Jennifer  & Michael  – Passport 40′

 

 

 

 

 

17)  SUPPORT GOOD NAUTICAL 
(WHILE YOU SHOP AMAZON)

Suppport Good Nautical

 

 

 

 
18) DRONE SHOT OF THE WEEK 

Red Rover in Zihuatanejo

Zihuatanejo Bay  
“Merry Christmas from Zihuatanejo!”

MY RED ROVER – Kevin & Alison – Nordhavn 55′

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

Facts

 

 

 

 

 

 

21) 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

 

 

 

 

 

22)  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 fro free at  https://pacificposse.com/seminar

https://pacificposse.com/seminar

Kiribati is an option to bypass FP alltogether 

 

 

 

23) 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

 

 

 

 

24) THE FLEET IS UNDERWAY WITH FREE TRACKING 

enjoy a 20% off Predict Wind Pro as part of the Sponsorship of the Panama Posse 
 
https://panamaposse.com/tracking 

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 

 

 

 

 

25) PANAMA POSSE FACEBOOK GROUP 21-22

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Cindy

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

 

portrero

 

 

 

 

26) 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 

 

HEALTH PASS COSTA RICA 

IN
COSTA RICA AS YOU MOVE AROUND YOU WILL NEED A PUBLIC QR CODE TO ENTER
AND ACCESS MANY FACILITIES – NO CODE –  No Access 

This
electronic form known as “Pase de Salud” or “Health Pass” is one such
control measure. From this website, you can complete your Health Pass
and obtain a QR Code to show to airport authorities upon arrival to
Costa Rica.get yours  here 

https://salud.go.cr/
 

anchorage

 

 

 

27) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 
 

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

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico  

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas  – Mexico  

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – 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

 

Posse

 

 

28)  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 
Shelter Island Inflatabels

 

 

 

29) 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

 

 

 

Wares

 

 

30) 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

 

 

 

31) 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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