Panama Posse

 

 

 

 

Jan 09, 2022

PANAMA POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

 

 

 

1)  PANAMA POSSE WELCOMES OUR NEWEST VESSELS

#303 🇨🇦  SY MILLY – Peter & Sally  –  Antares 44′

#304 🇳🇱  SY FIDELIS – Jeroen & Jeanette –  Amel 54′′

#305 🇳🇴  SY SANTOSA – Katrine & Tom  –  Beneteau 50′

#306 🇳🇱  SY BLACK MOON – Niels –  Taling 33′

#307 🇺🇸   MY THRESHOLD  – Steve & Karyn  –  Kanter Yachts 54′

#308 🇺🇸   SY GENESIS – Michael & Pimonpan    –  Kanter Yachts 54′

#309 🇺🇸   SY SEA FOREVER – Steve &  Brian & Debbie  –  Catlina 42′

 

Panama Posse 302

 

 

 

 

2)  PANAMA POSSE OPEN CPN SEMINAR 
🇵🇦 SHELTER BAY MARINA, PANAMA 

Wednesday at Shelter Bay Marina, Panama – all yachts are welcome  !

 

PANAMA POSSE SEMINAR

 

Shelter Bay Marina

January 12th, 2022

1500hrs – 1700 hrs

in the cruiser’s lounge. Bring your computer, your copy of the Bauhaus cruisers guide, and a way to connect to the Internet.

We will share charts and go over setup to use sat charts. We will not cover basic Chartplotter operation.

Have OpenCPN installed on your computer before you arrive. You can get the install program to download at:

https://opencpn.org/OpenCPN/info/downloadopencpn.html

Please register with Rob on Avant, send an email to rob_murray_@hotmail.com to register.

 

SY AVANT – Debra & Rob – Beneteau 43.5′

Debra
Rob
Loggerhead

Satellite Images and side by side display screen vs raster or reference charts 

 

 

 

 

 

3) ZIHUATANEJO, MX 🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE 

Panama Posse Gathering in Zihuatanejo

The Zihuatanejo contingent of the 2021-22 Panama Posse!

SY JULIET – Charlie & LeeAnne   – Bavaria 46′

Charlie
Lee Anne
Crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4) BOAT YOGA POSES 

Boat Yoga

Looking to 2022 from a new perspective! With our beloved Gitana watching over us as we wait out weather in Mag Bay!!

MY GITANA – Hugo & Michele – Nordhavn 60′

Michelle

 

 

 

 

5) THE ROAD TO OAXACA 

EN ROUTE TO MOUNTAINS

The
drive through the mountains from Huatulco to Oaxaca was absolutely
gorgeous. Curvy mountain road with great sights and interesting
villages.

The Road to Oaxaca from la Crucecita

MY RED ROVER  – Kevin & Alison – Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison

 

 

6) MEDICAL AND SELF RESCUE PROCEDURES AND PROTOCOLS SEM 🇨🇷 GOLFITO COSTA RICA 

 

Croc

 

Free seminar in Costa Rica 

MY HO’OKIPA– Lucky Chucky & Lisa – Seline 40′

Lisa
Lucky Chucky

 

 

 

 

 7) MEET THE FLEET: SY CHIMERA

Chimera

Margaret & Dennis 

Resort

Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, Costa Rica

Chimera

Sailing in the Golfo Dulce

Sunset

At Anchor  08° 39.205′ N  083° 15.25′ W 

 8°39'12.3

 SY CHIMERA – Dennis & Margaret – Beneteau 47′

Costa Rica

Golfo
Dulce and the nachorages and Points of interests are such as Parque
Nacional Piedras Blancas are  in Good Nautical 

 

 

 

 

8) IS THAT A BABY JESUS IN YOUR BREAD 

Rosca de Reyes

 

Rosca de reyes
The bread is a Latino tradition eaten on Three Kings Day, Jan. 6, to
celebrate the arrival of the wise men to see the Christ child. The cake contains a tiny plastic baby that represents Jesus. Whoever gets the piece with the doll must host a party on Feb. 2, Candlemas Day.

 

The pastry symbolizes the visit of the three wise men who followed the star to Bethlehem to see the Christ child.  

Panaderia

To enhance the metaphor of a tiara, each round loaf is bejeweled with colorful candied or crystallized fruit.  

Hidden
inside the the dough are small, plastic, 1 1/4-inch babies,
representing Joseph and Mary’s concealment of Jesus from King Herod.
Recipes vary from bakery to bakery, but the bread’s basic ingredients
include flour, water, milk, eggs, yeast, sugar and butter.

As
tradition goes, if you find Jesus in your slice, you must host a party
on Feb. 2, known as Candlemas Day, Presentation of the Lord, or Día de
la Candelaria and bring tamales. It’s also common in Mexico to enjoy
your tamales on Día de la Candelaria with an atole.

Baby Yoda

In classic Mexican ingenuity the Kraneo Food restaurant, located in Mexico City, has baked a rosca that brings “ Baby Yoda ” inside. The bread is inspired by the little character from The Mandalorian series.

 

 

9) ENTRY BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 🇨🇷

Busy Bee

Maybe
a contender? Caught off coast of Costa Rica en route to Bahia drake
from Puerto Jimenez. SV Busy Bee. No scale to know how heavy. 

SY BUSY BEE –  Daniel & Lori – Lagoon 40′

Dan
Lori
Crew

 

 

 

 

 

10) 🇺🇸 FORT JEFFERSON – DRY TORTUGAS

Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson lies about 60 nm due west of Key West

Dry Tortugas

In
1521, Ponce de León returned to southwest Florida with the first
large-scale attempt to establish a Spanish colony in what is now the
continental United States. However, the native Calusa people fiercely
resisted the incursion, and he was seriously wounded in a skirmish. The
colonization attempt was abandoned, and died from his wounds soon after
returning to Cuba.

 

In
1821 Spain sold Florida to the United States for $5 million (Florida
Purchase Treaty which remained in full effect for a whopping 183 days)
and about 5 years later lighthouse was constructed on Garden Key in the
dry Tortugas.

TReaty

During
that time U.S. Navy Commodore David Porter inspected the Dry Tortugas
islands as he was on the lookout for a site for a naval station that
would help suppress piracy in the Caribbean.

 

While
Commodore Porter thought the Dry Tortugas were unfit for a naval
station. He commanded a number of U.S. naval ships, including the famous
USS Constitution and saw service in the First Barbary War. Porter was
later court martialed and resigned and then – joined and became
commander-in-chief of the MEXICAN NAVY and inspired the songs “Hey Joe” and “I’m on the Mexican radio(sorry for this really bad joke)

David Porter

In
1829, under recommendations from Commodore John Rodgers, the survey
ship Florida stopped at the Dry Tortugas to evaluate the anchorage.
Contrary to Commodore Porter’s experience, Josiah Tattnall was delighted with what he found. It
consisted of 11 small keys and surrounding reefs and banks, over which
the sea broke. There was an outer and an inner harbor which afforded a
safe anchorage during all seasons and was large enough to let a large
number of ships ride at anchor. The Dry Tortugas would constitute the
advance post for a defense of the Gulf Coast.

 

300
years after Ponce’s discovery it was of course prisoners, soldiers and
hundreds of slaves who built the park’s centerpiece Fort Jefferson which
constitues the largest all-masonry fortification in the Americas and is
the largest brick masonry structure composed of over 16 million bricks.
At 400 bricks per day it takes a lot of manpower ( 40,000 days to be
exact ) to build as this building covers 16 acres. Among United States
forts, only Fort Monroe in Virginia and Fort Adams in Rhode Island are
larger.

Escape

One amazing story is that of an escape covered in the underground railroad documentation

ESCAPE

Early
on July 10, 1847, under the cover of darkness, seven freedom seekers
named Jerry, Jack, John, George, Ephraim, Howard and Robert fled Garden
Key. They took with them every vessel that could float, a brilliant move
that greatly reduced the risk of being pursued and captured. Without
being detected the seven men removed the schooners Union, Virginia, and
b, and a small boat belonging to the Garden Key lighthouse keeper.

 

Soon
after fleeing Garden Key and entering the Loggerhead Channel, they
disabled and abandoned the Virginia, the Activa, and the lighthouse
keeper’s boat by cutting and smashing their hulls. Their escape went
completely undetected until daylight when the boats and men were
reported missing. Minutes later the Union was spotted from the Garden
Key Lighthouse. By 7:00 AM, the group had traveled fifteen miles, and
were spotted three miles west of Loggerhead Key heading south.

Freed Slaves
 

Fort Jefferson

 

 

 

 

 

11) MEET MIGUEL ANGEL  
YOUR CHIAPAS, 🇨🇷 TOUR GUIDE AND LOCAL GUIDE 

Miguel

+THERE ARE 17 SITES TO VISIT FROM CHIAPAS MARINA  

  •     San Cristobal de las Casas
  •     Palenque
  •     Izapa
  •     Finca Argovia Ruta del Cafe
  •     Finca Hamburgo Ruta del Cafe
  •     Yaxchilán
  •     Agua Azul
  •     Misol Há
  •     Bonampak
  •     Pico de Loro
  •     Tacaná Volcano
  •     Chocolate Tour
  •     Iguana Reservation
  •     Crocodile Reservation
  •     Rum Master Class Ron Bonampak
  •     Lagos de Montebello
  •     Cañon Del Sumidero
  •     Arco del Tiempo

If you plan to stay or just need help in provisioning please contact 
 

MIGUEL ANGEL 
besides the Panama Posse works he also helps the US Coast Guard  

+52 962 133 6820  WHATSAP  
toursdiscoverchiapas@hotmail.com

MIguel ANgel

MIGUEL ANGEL 
in addition to the Panama Posse works he also helps the US Coast Guard  

+52 962 133 6820  WHATSAP  
toursdiscoverchiapas@hotmail.com

La ruta del Cafe

 

 

 
12)   ZONA ARQUEOLÓGICA DE MONTE ALBÁN

Visible
from anywhere in the central part of the Valley of Oaxaca, these
impressive ruins of Monte Albán attracted visitors and explorers
throughout the colonial and modern eras. 

@ Monte Albán! 

Monte Alban

Note:
“Besides being one of the earliest cities of Mesoamerica, Monte Albán
was important for nearly one thousand years as the pre-eminent Zapotec
socio-political and economic center. Founded around 500 BC  had
become the capital of a large-scale expansionist polity that dominated
much of the Oaxacan highlands and interacted with other Mesoamerican
regional states.  Abandoned after 800 AD.  on the
PANAMA POSSE  MUST SEE LIST

MY RED ROVER –  Kevin & Alison  – Nordhavn 55′

Kevin
Alison

 

 

 

 

13) GOOD NAUTICAL NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT 

 

Suppport Good Nautical

 

🇺🇸

 

 

 
14) FERNANDINA HARBOR 🇺🇸
SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 

https://panamaposse.com/fernandina-harbor-marina

 

Taylor

We are pleased to sponsor the Panama Posse
  
Taylor Fitzsimmons | General Managr

(904) 310-3303

Email: fernandinaharbor@oasismarinas.com

Hail on VHF 16

Fernandina Harbor Marina  | 3 S. Front Street | Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Follow this link for more info  https://panamaposse.com/granada

 

 

 

 

 

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

Chiapas Map

 

 

16) THIS IS VICENTE 🇲🇽 ACAPULCO 

Vicente

Meet Vincente of Vincente’s Moorings,
after he dove on our mooring ball to get lines untangled.  He’s
also helped with fuel, fresh water, laundry and he helped get us through
the exclusive club de Yates to get to the chandlery outside it.
  

(fast response ) Whatsapp: + 52 744 439 8184

(slow response ) Email:  vicen.28herrera@gmail.com

 

SY TULUM5 Chad, Michelle & Teagan – Chung Hua 51′

Crew

 

 

 

 

17) NEED 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

 

 

https://panamaposse.com/crew

 

Results WILL vary !

 

 

 

18) 100+ PANAMA POSSE PARTICIPANT WEBSITES 

Every new sign up who has a website or blog gets linked from our growing list of participant website
pages – there are literally thousands of pictures and stores for you to
read, review and enjoy – first hand accounts and great insights galore.

Please add a backlink to the Panama Posse from your website or blog

 

websites

 

 

 

 

19) YOU WILL MISS A LOT IF 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

 

 

 

 

 

20) UNDERWAY WITH FREE PREDICT WIND’S 
PANAMA POSSE FLEET TRACKING 

enjoy a 20% off Predict Wind Pro as part of the Sponsorship of the Panama Posse 
 
– to follow the fleet visit 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 

 

 

 

 

21) 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/

 

Spanish Courtyards in Granada Nicaragaua

Spanish courtyards in Granada, NIcaragua

 

 

 

 

22) 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/
 

 

 

 

 

23) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 
UNEVENTFUL TEHUANTEPEC CROSSING 

Sunsets
Sunset
Biggets Fish Caught

MY ONE LIFE – Doug & Mary – Nordhavn 46′

Doug
Mary

 

 

24) PANAMA POSSE MARINAS SPONSORS 
 

🇺🇸 Safer Harbor South Bay – 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 

🇲🇽 PANAMA POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad  

🇲🇽 Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa – Mexico 

🇲🇽 La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Mexico

🇲🇽 Vicente’s Moorings, Acapulco – Mexico 

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico 

🇬🇹 Marina Pez Vela – Guatemala 

🇸🇻 Marina Bahia del Sol – El Salvador 

🇸🇻 La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Mooring

🇳🇮 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 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

 

 

Show us your cockpit

 

 

 

25)  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 
Marina Papagayo

 

 

 

26) 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. 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

 

 

 

where do we go from here

 

 

27) 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

 

 

 

28) 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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