Panama Posse

PANAMA POSSE

FLEET UPDATE

Sep 27, 2022

Hurricane Season

Squalls and rainbows in El Salvador by PATHFINDER

SIGN UP / RENEW 22·23 PANAMA POSSE

TOP NEWS

  • 173 VESSELS FROM 13 ENSIGNS
  • HOISTING OF THE BURGEES
  • UNINVITED VISITORS
  • PANAMA POSSE SWAG
  • DIESEL BUG FUEL
  • KICK OFF WEEK MEXICO
  • SATURDAY INTRODUCTORY ZOOM CALL
  • ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW BOOTH #VB10
  • CALIFORNIA LAUNCH PARTY SAN DIEGO
  • MUST SEE LA RUTA DEL CAFE
  • OCEAN POSSE PARTY @ SHELTER BAY PANAMA
  • TULUM 5 FOR SALE


1) 173 VESSELS HAILING
FROM 13 ENSIGNS
HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP

13 ensigns

An ensign is the national flag flown on a vessel to indicate nationality and is the largest flag, generally flown at the stern.

The 2022-2023 Faces

2) LET THE HOISTING OF THE BURGEES … BEGIN

Must See

SY SHEARWATER 🇺🇸 Eric & Pati – Formosa 50′

Pathfinder

SY PATHFINDER 🇺🇸 Nicole & Jean-Philippe – Lagoon 39′

Bruce

SY NO REGRETS 🇺🇸 Lynette & Bruce – Fast Passage 39′

SY BISOU 🇦🇺 Tad ( +JUANJO Shelter Bay Marina ) and Robin – Fountaine Pajot 44′

Panama POsse

SY TOKETEE 🇺🇸 Dar & Diane ( +JUANJO Shelter Bay Marina ) – Skookum 53′

MARY ARLENE

SY MARY ARLENE 🇺🇸 Jeff & crew – Formosa 41′

SY KNOT RIGHT Walt & Jeariene Beneteau 47′

SY KNOT RIGHT 🇺🇸 Walt & Jeariene – Beneteau 47′

Burgee

GET YOUR BURGEE !
Burgees are free and included with your registration fee while they last

HERE IS HOW

  • Annapolis Boat Show@ Panama Posse booth VB10
  • San Diego Kick off Party Oct 27th
  • Barra De Navidad Marina Puerto de la Navidad, MX
  • Shelter Bay Marina Panama
  • SY Carinthia Suzanne & Dietmar
  • SY Maison de Sante Nicole & Keenan
  • USPS mailing with tracking pay $ 6 for S/H email us

3) EARLY ENTRY INTO
UNINVITED VISITORS AWARDS

Univited Visitor

SY SHEARWATER 🇺🇸 Eric & Pati – Formosa 50′

SHEARWATER PatiSHEARWATER Eric

4) GET YOUR PANAMA POSSE SWAG

Swags for sale

New hats in 9 colors variations and commemorative V & T Shirts
from the 21-22 season on sale now at https://oceanposse.com/shop

5) RETURN TO THE DIESEL BUG

Diesel Bug

After a season of leaving a vessel in the the tropics it is time to check the stored diesel. Fuel in tanks deteriorates over time, as it reacts with the oxygen in the air. Usually, fuel can stay in a usable condition under storage for up to a year, after which it may begin to develop sediments. Fuel is not just affected by these residues, but also bacteria and fungi.

Water that forms in fuel tanks due to condensation (when the tanks heat up during the day and cool down at night and are not full, for example), creates the perfect petri dish for bacteria. One of the most common microorganisms that can grow under these circumstances is the diesel bug, deteriorates your fuel and create a sludge capable of damaging your engine.

Once you get underway it shushes around and the fuel pickup hose quickly gets clogged. The bug clogs the fuel system.

Diesel Bug

ACTUAL CAUSES

  • Humidity in the air
  • Fuel tank condensation
  • Fuel tank insulation
  • Air leak on seals on fuel tank filler cap inc damaged o-rings
  • Poor fuel station storage quality
  • Low volume of sales at fuel station
Slow USe

REMEDIES

Once you have the bug
1) Separate the water from the diesel
2) Shock and kill the diesel bug with biocides
3) Remove sediments from the bottom of your tank

To Prevent the bug
1) Fill the tank
2) Use a fuel filter to take on fuel from the pump
3) Use Enzymes to prevent the bug from forming in the first place

Diesel Doctor

6) PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF WEEK
MARINA PUERTO DE LA NAVIDAD
DEC 1-5, 2022

BARRA DE NAVIDA KKICK OFF WEEK

Thursday December 1st, 2022

10:00 PANAMA POSSE INTRO AND OVERVIEW and Fleet Tracking

13:00 ROUTE PLANNING & NAVIGATION

Friday December 2nd, 2022

10:00 DANGERS & SAFETY

13:00 COMMUNICATIONS, WEATHER,

17:30 PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF PARTY

Saturday December 3rd, 2022

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

Sunday December 4th, 2022

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

22-23' Panama Posse Kick Off Week

Free cocktail hour courtesy of Marina Puerto de la Navidad and the Isla Resort !
4 days of seminars and learning and the amazing RED CUP POT LUCK PARTY

Secundino

Secundino Alvarez- Harbor Master

Tel: + 52 (314) 337 90 14

harbormaster@islaresort.com.mx

Barra de Navidad

The resort, marina and anchorage in Barra de Navidad, MX 19° 12′ N 104° 41.3166′ W

SPECIAL PANAMA POSSE RESORT RATE

STAY IN THE HOTEL for $ 109 x night* [ Nov 30, 22– Dec 8, 22 ] >>

• 40 minutes from Manzanillo Intl. Airport (IATA: ZLO)

• 4 restaurants and 3 bars serving local, international and regional cuisine

• Yoga classes on the beach during high season at no cost to marina residents

• 5 Swimming pools & Jacuzzi

• Private beach with cabanas

• Fitness Center

• Locker room facility with showers and steam rooms in the golf course clubhouse

• Spa services and treatments

• Boutique gift shop open daily

• Meeting & Banquet facilities

• Water sport rentals

• Business Center open 7 days a week

• Wireless Internet in public areas

• ATM & Currency Exchange

• Award winning 27 hole championship golf course on site, special green fee rates

available for marina residents and complimentary transportation provided

* subject to availability

birthplace

the swim up pool bar at Isla Resort – aka the birthplace of the Panama Posse

7) THIS SATURDAY
PANAMA POSSE INTRODUCTORY ZOOM CALL

Zoom

PANAMA POSSE INTRODUCTORY ZOOM CALL

MEET THE FLEET

Saturday, October 1, 2022 12:00 EDT / 09:00 PDT

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83109688738?pwd=WG9OS2xMRlFBZ3VZQlRlV3ZqNVd6dz09

Meeting ID: 831 0968 8738
Passcode: 985363

Communications Protocol Gestalt
( share experiences not opinions )

For all new and prior participants

  • Introductions
  • Overview & Mission
  • Perks and Discounts
  • Route
  • OpenCPN
  • Good Nautical
  • Q&A
Annapolis

Town dock in Annapolis – East Coast Sailing providence + heavily starched collars

8) ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW
BOOTH #VB10
MEET UP WITH THE PANAMA POSSE 22-23
FRIDAY EVE SUNSET RUM PARTY

Boat Show

Once again we will have a booth at the US SAILBOAT SHOW !
Just follow the sounds of the howler monkey !
Vacation Basin Booth 10 VB#10 – Right next 2 Shelter Bay Marina Booth

PANAMA POSSE ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW

If you are planning to attend please visit booth # VB 10 and come and hang out. You can pick up your free burgee and pick up swag and share in the annual gathering of sailors and cruisers – we will also join in the festivities on Friday October 14th @ 18:00 with 2 cases of Flor de Caña rum to celebrate the sunset !

Flor de Caña
Latitudes and Attitudes Magazine

9) PANAMA POSSE SEASON 6

Notice of a Rally

These are our outreach postcards – please email us if you can hand out a few fliers and postcards to fellow boat owners in your area or post in your marina.

Panama Posse Route

PANAMA POSSE BENEFITS

  • Discounts in sponsorship marinas* with at least 10 % to as much as 50% off in over 70 MARINAS
  • Unrivaled camaraderie – make friends of a lifetime – make history
  • No crazy schedules to adhere to – go at your own pace
  • Save time with quick access to hard to find information – how to check in and out – best practices and latest report from 800+ vessels who have been there before
  • Membership access to our ever updating online cruising guide goodnautical.com with 550+ vetted anchorages and detailed clearing in and out procedures – no need to buy expensive cruising guides
  • 24/7 live group chat tool (line.me) which works on android and iOS & PC
  • GREAT INFO ! Weekly live group calls on Monday @ 16:00 UTC to go over weather logistics and anything else
  • Dedicated Panama Canal Agent with real fenders and discount on his fees
  • Savings at many chandleries and service providers
  • 20% off Predict Wind Pro account
  • WESTMARINE PRO Group SILVER DISCOUNT 5 – 25 % off
  • Vetted tours, service providers and points of interest ( 200 vessels have participated in the past seasons so a lot of up to date info )
  • INFO Weekly email fleet updates and access to prior fleet updates
  • “your vessel your crew your responsibility your schedule” so no-one will tell you what to do – no opinions no cliques / we do ask of you to be kind and courteous to each other and help and document any findings
  • Impromptu gatherings with fellow participants
  • Occasional seminars
  • Partnership with SevenStar Yacht Transport so you Ship your vessel back to Ensenada, MX or Victoria, BC with a discounted rate.
  • We respect for your privacy and do not track you
  • FREE Charts we got both printable chartlets and satellite chartlets generated for you to use with opencpn ( 160 Gigs +)
  • FREE Vessel Tracking with predict wind using automatic methods and manual
  • Pro Discounts at Hertz Mexico and Home Depot Mexico
  • 15 % discount at San Diego Marine Exchange
  • Easy upgrade path to Atlantic Posse and South Pacific
anchorages

10) PANAMA POSSE
CALIFORNIA LAUNCH PARTY
SAN DIEGO
SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY CHULA

THU OCT 27 ’22

Panama Posse Univeristy

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
W / MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Come and mingle at Safe Harbor South Bay, San Diego Chula Vista, California

SAFE HARBOUR SOUTH BAY
RSVP HERE FOR YOUR ALL ACCESS WRISTBAND >>
Sunset

ELIAS GARCIA OF PAC WEST MARINE SAN DIEGO

Diesel Engines
what you need to know to keep them running

13:30 PM – 14:45 PM

PREDICT WIND NEW FEATURES AND HOW TO

15:00 PM – 16:00 PM

PANAMA POSSE SEASON INVOCATION

18:02 PM SUNSET TOAST

MARINA PAPAGAYO PRESENTS: COSTA RICA

18:30 PM THE PACIFIC COAST OF COSTA RICA

 Marina Papagayo

SPONSORED BY MARINA PAPAGAYO, COSTA RICA

Marina Papagayo Costa Rica

11) MUST SEE
LA RUTA DEL CAFE 🇲🇽 CHIAPAS MEXICO

La Ruta del Cafe

FINCA HAMBURGO >> The sun rises over the Chiapas mountains around the Tacaná volcano

One cold January morning, Arthur Erich Edelmann, his wife Doris, and seven other colleagues set sail from Hamburg, Germany, all from Perleberg, a small town an hour and a half from Berlin. Erich had a coffee machinery factory in his hometown, owned by his family, which was facing financial problems at the time it received the invitation from the Mexican government. What did you feel when you read that letter? What would you have thought to take a risk, abandon your business, your city, your people, your country, your language to start from scratch in a place so far away, so different in culture, language, nature and climate? A place that seemed like a different world. That is a story that we do not know and perhaps we never will.

Coffe in Chiapas

Erich traveled for three weeks across the Atlantic until he arrived at the Port of Veracruz, where he took a horse-driven cart with his people to go to Soconusco, Chiapas. To the wild and untouched lands that he and his family would call home.

Before arriving in Mexico, we suppose that Erich had to have read all the information available about Chiapas, about Mexico and specialized in its culture, its people, language, nature, its history. However, there was nothing that could have prepared him for the intensity of his new life.

Erich, Doris and their people arrived in Huixtla, a small village with some houses built in adobe and palm trees, inhabited by friendly indigenous families who gave them the mules and human capital necessary to reach their final destination. From there, it took them another 8 hours to be able to transport along the newly created dirt roads, which looked like tunnels through the dense jungle. On their way they could observe the Tacaná, a volcano whose eruptions transformed the land around it into a fertile paradise.

Home

With the help of workers from San Cristóbal, San Juan Chamula and Guatemala, Erich and his team of architects and engineers began to harmonize the land, build the first houses for the workers, the mill, roads. Erich and Doris lived for 11 years in one of these simple houses, couldn’t afford a bigger house, not yet. The priority was to prepare the land, build all the necessary infrastructure to work, keep people working, provide money and work, houses and food. The priority was its peoplethe priority was coffee.

They put a lot of work into investing in this long-term project, so far from home, a lot of determination and hope, a great risk and a gamble. All that work, all those years, until finally: the first harvest and the start of Finca Hamburgo.

Finca

FINCA ARGOVIA

This exemplary coffee Resort Located in the Sierra Madre of Chiapas with More than 130 years of history and culminates as a cultural and extremely worthwhile experience

Argovia is a partner and initiator of the Coffee route in Chiapas, with cabins, outdoor pool, Spa, Yoga area, Restaurant, Bar, Event areas and tours.

Argovia

Chiapas is the southernmost state in Mexico, and it borders the states of Oaxaca to the west, Veracruz to the northwest, and Tabasco to the north, and borders Guatemala to the east and southeast. Chiapas has a significant coastline on the Pacific Ocean.

The lowland, tall perennial rainforest has been almost completely cleared to allow agriculture and ranching. Rainfall decreases moving towards the Pacific Ocean, but it is still abundant enough to allow the farming of bananas, coffee and many other tropical crops near Tapachula. On the several parallel sierras or mountain ranges running along the center of Chiapas, the climate can be quite moderate and foggy, allowing the development of cloud forests like those of Reserva de la Biosfera El Triunfo, home to a handful of horned guans, resplendent quetzals, and azure-rumped tanagers.

Chiapas is home to the ancient Mayan ruins of Palenque, Yaxchilán, Bonampak, Chinkultic and Toniná.

old jeep

How to get Argovia?

To get to the Finca you have to take 8th Street north (reference: intersection with 17th Street west) located on the border of the city, which will take you north, right at the end will become Road to New Germany. 40 minutes of road without changing your way to find the 39km, you´ll find a signal that says “Argovia 5 minutes” turn your way to the right. You will continue by Finca Eduviges paved road better known as New Germany and only 5 minutes more you’ll be in Argovia. We guarantee that any vehicle from compact to mini sedans can access our Finca with no trouble.

o head out on this day trip leave early from marina Chiapas with Miguel Angel of Discovery Tours+52 962 133 6820 toursdiscoverchiapas@hotmail.com

Or sit back and relax on this day trip leave early from marina Chiapas with Miguel Angel of Discovery Tours +52 962 133 6820 toursdiscoverchiapas@hotmail.com

Chiapas

12) OCEAN POSSE PARTY
@ SHELTER BAY PANAMA

FRI FEB 03 ‘23

Shleter Bay Marinas

PANAMA POSSE MEETS SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

Afternoon & Evening of Panama Posse and South Pacific Posse seminars
Followed by an evening of RUM and MUSIC
Save the date Fri Feb 3rd ’23

SPP

13) 70+ PANAMA POSSE MARINA SPONSORS

Marinas

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇲🇽 Marina Coral, Ensenada – Mexico

🇲🇽 IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Puerto Escondido – Mexico

🇲🇽 Marina Palmira Topolobampo – 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 – Mexico

🇲🇽 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

🇳🇮 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

🇵🇦 Buenaventura Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 PANAMA POSSE PACIFIC HQ Vista Mar Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 IGY Red Frog Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama

🇨🇴 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

🇧🇸 Romora Bay Resort and Marina – Bahamas

🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina – Bahamas

🇧🇸 Great Harbour Cay Marina – Bahamas

🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina – Bahamas

🇩🇴 Ocean World Marina – Dominican Republic

🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia – Dominican Republic

🇺🇸 Marathon Marina – Marathon Keys

🇺🇸 Pier 66 Hotel & Marina – Ft. Lauderdale, USA

🇺🇸 IGY Marina at Ortega Landing – Jacksonville, FL , USA

🇺🇸 Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor Marina – FL , USA

🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden Isles St. Simons Isl. – Georgia, USA

🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina – Hilton Head South Carolina , USA

🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff Marina – Savannah Georgia , USA

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine – Gerogetown, North Carolina , USA

🇺🇸 Holden Beach – Town Dock, North Carolina , USA

🇺🇸 Portside Marina – Morehead City, North Carolina USA

🇺🇸 Tideawater Yacht Marina – Portsmouth, USA

🇺🇸 Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth, USA

🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven – Virginia , USA

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA

🇺🇸 Regent Point Marina – Topping, Virginia USA

Romora-Bay-Resort-and-Marina

Romora Bay Resort and Marina 🇧🇸 Bahamas

Flor de Caña Rum Bar: Sustainable and Natural

14) PANAMA POSSE SPONSORS

  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS MEXICO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL
  • CHRIS PARKER – MARINE WEATHER CENTER
  • SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE
  • DOWNWIND MARINE
SAILMAIL

SailMail email can be transferred via any form of internet access e.g. Iridium, Inmarsat, VSAT, Globalstar, Thuraya, terrestrial WiFi, terrestrial cellular networks, or via SailMail’s own world-wide network of SSB-Pactor radio stations.

The SailMail Association maintains its own world-wide network of SSB-Pactor private coast stations in the Maritime Mobile Radio Service. The use of this network is available at no extra charge to SailMail members, but of course requires the member to have a SSB and Pactor modem

15) SY TULUM 5 FOR SALE / PANAMA

BURGEES

SY TULUM V is for sale / 1977 51′ Aleutian

We’re not swallowing the anchor, just looking for a bit of a different configuration for growing kids- here’s the link,
https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/1977-aleutian-51-8483195/

https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/1977-aleutian-51-8483195/
https://www.yachtworld.com/yacht/1977-aleutian-51-8483195/

SY TULUM V 🇺🇸 Chad, Michelle & Teagan – Chung Hua 51′

Tracking

Tracking is voluntary, free and easy. Plus you get to see where your peers are and see where vessels have bee

Great Blue Hole

Great Blue Hole 🇧🇿 Belize

17) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

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

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

Sevenstar is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a lift-on, lift-off basis.

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact
Kris Caren kris@sevenstar-usa.com sevenstar-usa.com

Sevenstar

18) 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

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick
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19) STRATEGIC PARTNERS

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Vicente’s Moorings – Acapulco – Mexico

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse

Atlantic Posse

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

Seven Seas

Since 2020 the SSCA has been our strategic partner
Membership in SSCA is always a great deal, but for a short time, membership will be discounted for registered Panama Posse participants by 25%*. – Read More >>

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YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

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