VINTAGE MARINA

VINTAGE MARINA CHANNEL ISLAND HARBOR 🇺🇸 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

Vintage Marina Channel Island Harbor 🇺🇸 Sponsors the Ocean Posse

34° 10.2283' N  119°13.695' W


First night free and 25% discount on a week of transient moorings

Michelle Lapointe

Marina Manager
Vintage Marina Partners
805-984-3366

www.vintage-marina.com
3150 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035
Vintage Marina

AMENITIES

  • Newly Renovated Concrete Docks
  • Electric Hookups: 30, 50, 100 amps
  • Fresh Water Hookup
  • Pre-wired for Spectrum Internet/Phone/Cable
  • LED/Energy Efficient Dock Lights
  • Docking Assistance
  • Dock Box at all Slips
  • Dock Carts at all Gates
  • Dry Storage for Dinghies and Kayak
  • Private Coin-Operated Laundry
  • Private Renovated Restroom & Shower Facility
  • Oil & Bilge Pad Exchange Program
  • State of the art Key System into Private Docks
  • Monthly Marina Newsletters
  • Stunning Succulent and Drought Resistant Landscaping
  • Environmentally Friendly & Clean Marina Certified
  • Daily Garbage Collection
  • Ample Tenant & Guest Parking with ADA Access

 OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Official Website of Vintage Marinas

LOCATION

NEARBY

  • Promenade Walkway Around the Harbor
  • Pet Friendly Environment with Bio-Doggy Waste Bags
  • Weekly Farmer’s and Fisherman’s Markets
  • Year-round VMP & Harbor Sponsored Events
  • Close to Harbor Patrol, US Coast Guard and Fuel Dock
  • Community Parks & BBQ areas
  • Easy access to Hollywood Beach
  • Shopping & Dinning Nearby
  • Year-round Sailing Courses

FLEET UPDATE 2023-09-03

Panama Posse

PANAMA POSSE 
 
FLEET UPDATE 

Boca Chica

September 3, 2023

"It
is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee
shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a
storm to avoid a shipwreck." 
 

- Charles Caleb Colton

TOP NEWS  

  • Season 7:  Registration Is Open And 148 Yachts Have Already Signed Up !
  • Pictures of the Week
  • Sunday, September 24, 2023: New Vessels On-boarding Zoom
  • 3 West Coast Mexican  🇲🇽 destinations south from the west coast of the USA 
  • Tablet And Pad Navigation Zoom Seminar Monday, September 4th
  • Meet The Fleet: MV KOSMOS
  • 6 Panama Posse Events For Season 7
  • Season 7 Perks  
  • Boat Preparations for leaving home waters and entering new countries
  • What and Where is the Barrel of Hope?
  • Ensenada Cruiseport Village Marina  🇲🇽 Sponsors the Panama Posse
  • Land Trip to El Valle de Anton, 🇵🇦  Panama
  • Culture:  FOCUS ON BELIZE 🇧🇿
  • Must See: Isla Isabel National Park,  🇲🇽 Mexico
  • Boat for Sale
  • The gunkholes from San Diego to Barra de Navidad 
  • Ocean Posse News
PANAMA POSSE Season 7

148 Yachts have already signed up !

REGISTER NOW
vessels's ensigns
OR RENEW NOW

1)  PICTURES OF THE WEEK

isla parga, panama

Isla Pargo in the Secas Islands of Pacific 🇵🇦  Panama is a dream

SY JUBEL 🇨🇦 Leah & Kyle - Gulfstar 44'

JUBEL KyleJUBEL Leah

Happy
hour at Vista Mar, 🇵🇦  Panama which lasted 5 hours 🍺🍷🥃 😎 14
people, 6 boat of which 3 are Panama Posse; Queso Grande II, Oz &
Mindelo. 

Great times with great people!

SY QUESO GRANDE II 🇺🇸 Lance & Sherri - Seawind 41'

SY OZ 🇺🇸  Sue & Steve - Catana 40′

SY MINDELO 🇵🇱 Niklaus & Bruna - Norman Cross 42'


MINDELO _ NiklausMINDELO - Bruna 

Last night's show at Paradise Village Marina, Nuevo Vallarta 🇲🇽 Mexico

SY SERENITY 🇺🇸 Mark & Kathryn – Antares 44′

2) SAVE THE DATE 

SUNDAY,  SEPTEMBER 24, 2023

NEW VESSELS ON-BOARDING ZOOM

        

MEET NICOLE

Nicole is your welcome ambassador to help you reach new heights and help you make the most of all the perks of the Panama Posse 

PANAMA POSSE SEASON 7 burgees

YOU ARE CORDIALLY  

INVITED TO MEET YOUR PEERS 

      NEW VESSELS 
 ON-BOARDING ZOOM WITH NICOLE

            

 SUNDAY SEP 24 2023     

3) THREE WEST COAST DESTINATIONS 
 JUST SOUTH FROM THE WEST COAST OF THE USA

EN ROUTE TO SEASON 7 
KICK OFF PARTY IN BARRA

Clearing into Mexico in Ensenada MX, raising our courtesy flag, and sailing south

The
Panama Posse highly recommends checking into Mexico in Ensenada as
opposed to Isla Cedros.  Mainly, if you are looking for a more
efficient check-in, Ensenada has localized, reliable office hours and
staffing in comparison to Isla Cedros.  Either way, once your
vessel and crew are cleared in you are free to begin voyaging the
Mexican coast at your leisure.  While making your way to the Season
7 Kick Off Party in Barra De Navidad, Mexico there are many incredible
destinations along the way.  3 destinations are highlighted below:
Islas San Benito del Oeste, Man of War Cove (or Puerto Magdalena in
Bahia Magdalena), and Isla Isabela.  

Each incredible.  Each unique.  Each only accessible by boat.  

DESTINATION 1: Islas San Benito del Oeste, 🇲🇽 Mexico  

Latitude: 28°18.11N  Longitude: 115° 34.66

isla san benito

View of Isla San Benito del Oeste, MX from the southern anchorage

 The
Islas San Benito is a group of three small islets that lie in the
Pacific Ocean off the west coast of the Baja Peninsula, about 225nm SE
of Ensenada and 55nm NW of Bahia Turtugas.  The islands are
surrounded by rocks and patches of algae so careful watch is required.
Many Birds and marine mammals are on, along, and surrounding these
shores.  There is a small community on the island; the 2001 census
recorded a population of two people in Benito del Oeste The other
islands are not inhabited.  There is a coopertive abalone aquafarm
there.  If you are lucky enough to have the weather window to drop
your hook, do not miss the chance.  

Neighboring Isla Cedros at Sunrise

DESTINATION 2: Man of War Cove (or Puerto Magdalena in Bahia Magdalena) 🇲🇽 

Latitude: 24°38.918'N  Longitude: 112°08.013W

Honestly, Man of War Cove (or Puerto Magdalena) is just the beginning of the wonder that is Bahia Magdalena.  

man of war cove mexico

Big boats safely anchored in the background as we dinghy tour up the estuary

Shaking off our sea legs on the sand dunes into the estuary in Magdalena Bay

Bahia
Magdalena is all but cut off from the ocean by a varied stretch of
long, narrow, tall barrier islands.  Inside the 325 square mile bay
there are expansive estuaries, sand dunes, and mangroves that a wide
variety of wildlife call home.  Grey Whales migrate here annually
from January to April to breed and have their calves.  Bahia
Magdalena is their sanctuary and it is a truly special place to enter
into.  In the small village of Puerto Magdalena one may find a
small tienda with light provisions.  

DESTINATION 3: Isla Isabel  🇲🇽 Mexico

Latitude: 28° 18.11N  Longitude: 115° 34.66

isla isabella

Blue footed boobies court, mate and nest on Isla Isabella.

Crossing
ESE from the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, Isla Isabella is a
small island found 15nm off mainland Mexico south of Mazatlan.
This island is a bird sanctuary that some people refer to as the
Galapagos of Mexico.  The island is teaming with blue footed
boobies, frigate birds, and iguanas.  The near shore waters are
frequented by humpback whales and dolphins and home to a myriad of small
fish.  The island can be explored on foot on multiple trails, in
the water with a snorkel mask, or along the tide line at low tide.
There are three main anchorages each providing protection from a
different wind and sea states and yet the island is a small isolated
offshore island so getting a weather window to stop and enjoy Isla
Isabella is an opportunity to be thankful for.  It is definitely
unforgettable.   

isla isabella

Frigate birds overlooking tide pools and the southern anchorage on Isla Isabella

Ilsa Isabella is in Good Nautical

Ilsa Isabella  🇲🇽  Mexico  is in Good Nautical

IGITAL YACHT SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE We are proud to sponsor the Panama Posse !

Based on Panbo's recent Mobile navigation app of 12+ navigational apps the Panama  Posse  has  set up a seminar on how to best integrate digital yacht's devices with your
existing yacht systems - who better than Nick Heyes from  Digital
Yacht Ltd to share best practices . Mark your calendar.

Our goal is to see what the options and solutions are to send data to pads from your  onboard systems to create additional aids to navigation 

AIS DATA

AIS display on mobile devices via WIFI & Digital yachts 

5) MEET THE FLEET 

MV KOSMOS

Family of 3 currently in San Diego preparing for southbound departure
Current Position San Diego, California
32°37'19.7"N 117°06'03.3"W

Kosmos

Aboard MV Kosmos are Eric, Christi, and their son Keith. 

We
bought Kosmos (Nordhavn 43) new in 2006, circumnavigated from
2007-2009, did a few shorter trips around the West Coast, and have about
42,000nm under her keel as of 2023. Keith was born in 2012, and ever
since the vision was to take him cruising full-time. We are finally in a
position to make it happen, and our first step was doing the Sea of
Cortez for 8 months in 2022-2023. We had a wonderful time. We are
getting the boat ready to go cruising again for this next season. The
Panama Posse routes looks like exactly where we want to go! Cruising
with other kid boats is a priority for us. We are glad to be a part of
the Panama Posse.

Kosmos

MV Kosmos anchored in the Sea of Cortez

SY KOSMOS 🇺🇸 Eric, Christi, & Keith - Nordhavn 43'

 
 6)  ALL PANAMA POSSE EVENTS 
 now listed @
https://oceanposse.com/calendar

events

We look forward to meeting you at these events - we do not sail on a set schedule to
make your journey more relaxed and take into account ever changing
weather conditions.  Move only when the conditions are right and
you feel good!

The events in Barra de Navidad /  Shelter Bay / Club De Pesca and Buenaventura will have POT LUCK culinary competition so follow these rules to win the coveted 

PANAMA POSSE 
🏆
GALLEY GOD(ESS) AWARD 

Galley God

Lucky Chucky laying down  the winning gauntlet and scooping up the coveted Galley Gods award  in Barra 

MY HO'OKIPA 🇺🇸 Lisa & Lucky Chucky - Selene 43′

PANAMA POSSE EVENTS 

ANNAPOLIS 
US SAIL BOAT SHOW 

OCTOBER  12 – 15, 2023
ANNAPOLIS, MD  🇺🇸 BOOTH VB 10

ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW

For discounted US SAILBOAT SHOW  tickets follow this link >> 
or if you have time to volunteer at the Panama Posse booth we 'll get you 2 free daily tickets - email registration@panamaposse.com

ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW
GET DISCOUNTS ON TIX

SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA + EVENT CENTER 
SATURDAY, OCT 29 2023
  CHULA VISTA 🇺🇸  
SAN DIEGO

SAT OCT 28, 2023 SAN DIEGO, CA 🇺🇸 SAFE HARBOR – SOUTH BAY

LEARN + HAVE FUN AND MEET THE FLEET
13:00 – SEMINARS

18:00 – INVOCATION OF THE FLEET

18:30 – PARTY & OPEN RUM BAR

EVENT CENTER
SAN DIEGO RSVP 

③  PANAMA POSSE 
KICK OFF WEEKEND
DEC 7 – 10, '23
BARRA DE NAVIDAD 🇲🇽 MX 

BARRA RSVP 
Secundino Harbormaster

Secundino Alvarez - Harbor Master
Vessels
Must be  registered with the Panama Posse  prior to Oct 31st
to receive Posse discounts at Marina Puerto de la Navidad.

SPONSORED BY BELIZE TOURSIM 

GOlF Course

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT:

harbormaster@islaresort.com.mx

TEL +52 (314) 337 9014

Barra

  CLUB DE PESCA 
YACHT FEST 
SAT, JAN 20 '24 CARTAGENA 🇨🇴 CO

SAT Jan 13, 2024 CLUB DE PESCA CARATGENA 🇨🇴 COLOMBIA
YACHT FEST RSVP 
 Club de Pesca - Ileana

Ileana Stevenson Covo  - GM
For
those coming from the lesser Antilles this will be the first event in
full on Latin style in Colombia - come celebrate the great food and
culture that is Colombia in it's premier yacht club. 

Cartagena

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT:

gerencia@clubdepescadecartagena.com

TEL  +57 (5)  660 6615

Walled citry of Cartagena de las Indias

  OCEAN POSSE PARTY PANAMA + SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 

FLEET MEET UP

SAT. FEB 3 '24
SHELTER BAY MARINA 
🇵🇦  PANAMA

SAT Feb 3, 2024 Sheleter BAY 🇵🇦 PANAMA
RSVP CARIBBEAN PARTY

IMPORTANT:
This event is in the middle of high season.  The Shelter Bay
Marina will be near capacity  so make reservations early.
Additionally, we are also going to organize a shuttle bus to get
folks to this event from alternate locations.

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT: 

Juanjo Boschetti - GM juanjo@shelterbaymarina.com
Tel (+507) 433-3581

RSVP FOR THIS EVENT
Shelter Bay

PANAMA POSSE AWARDSFUN ACTIVITIES, GOLF, POOL, DJ LOUNGE, + MARINE EXPO 

SAT. MAY 11 '24 BUENAVENTURA MARINA  🇵🇦  PANAMA

SAT May 10-12, 2024 BUENAVENTURA MARINA 🇵🇦 PANAMA YACHT FEST
YACHT FEST RSVP 

This is a very exclusive signature event in the Hamptons of Panama.
The upscale resort Buenaventura is just 80 minutes west of Panama City
and is one of the most charming and reserved places on the Pacific coast
of Panama.

Only 60 nm from the Las Perlas.

FOR RESERVATIONS CONTACT:

Emilio

Emilio Lau - Marina Manager
emilio@bv-marina.com 
Tel: +507-6616-7531  

RSVP FOR YACHT FEST
Buenaventura

7)  SEASON 7 PERKS 

PANAMA POSSE

Here are a few reasons why yacht owners participate in the  Panama Posse 

    Adventure and Exploration ⦾  The Panama
Posse offers a one-of-a-kind, epic adventure for yacht owners looking
to embark on a challenging and memorable journey. Traveling through the
Caribbean and the Panama Canal to the Pacific Ocean all the way to San
Diego or in reverse to Annapolis  provides an exciting and diverse
experience.

    Camaraderie and Community ⦾ 
Participants join a community of like-minded yacht owners who share a
passion for boating and exploration. The rally fosters a sense of
camaraderie, providing opportunities to make new friends and share
experiences.

    Support and Resources ⦾  The
Panama Posse provides valuable logistical support, including
pre-departure seminars, route planning assistance, and information on
local customs and regulations. This support helps ease the planning
process and ensures a smoother journey.

    Cultural Immersion⦾  Yacht
owners get the chance to immerse themselves in diverse cultures and
destinations along the route. Exploring local communities, historical
sites, and natural wonders adds a rich cultural experience to the
adventure.

    Improved Safety and Security ⦾ 
Traveling as part of a group enhances safety and security during the
journey, especially for yacht owners who may be less experienced in
long-distance cruising or unfamiliar with the waters and regions they'll
traverse.

    Opportunities for Exploration ⦾ 
The rally opens up opportunities for yacht owners to discover hidden
gems and less-traveled routes, adding a sense of exploration and
discovery to the experience. Western Caribbean and Pacific waters
including  Belize, Bay of Islands, Jamaica, San Blas, Bocas del
Toro, Las Perlas, Costa Rica, Sea of Cortes a.m.o.

    Remarkable Memories ⦾ 
Participating in the Panama Posse creates amazing and lasting memories
that yacht owners can cherish for a lifetime. The combination of
adventure, camaraderie, and cultural experiences, 40+ UNESCO World
heritage sites makes this journey a unique and unforgettable journey.

be happy

 
PANAMA POSSE Pre-Season get ready 

SEPTEMBER ACTION ITEM ONE

https://panamaposse.com/tracking

SEPTEMBER ACTION ITEM TWO

https://panamaposse.com/westmarine

SEPTEMBER ACTION ITEM THREE

Watch the Seminars

 
8) PANAMA POSSE  
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES AND WIN AN AWARD 

Sharing adventures is the heart and soul of the Panama Posse experience. 

Please share pictures of your adventures on our group communications platform for others to enjoy in real time and/or email Maurisa at editor@panamaposse.com
to share in the upcoming newsletter.  Maurisa is a sailor among
us.  She is part of the Ocean Posse crew and provides fun and
helpful updates to the Panama Posse.
 

  • BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*
  • PICTURE OF THE YEAR
  • 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
  • BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR
  • COURAGE AWARD
Flor de Caña 12 Year Rum

JUST ONE OF THE BEST REWARDS:  Flor de Caña 12 Year old Rum

Thunderheads tell stories, so can you.

"I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your tales of adventure."

SY WHIRLWIND Maurisa, Mike, Russell, & Josea

9) BOAT PREPARATIONS FOR LEAVING HOME WATERS

AND ENTERING NEW COUNTRIES 
 

tracking

Leaving Port is exciting especially under a rainbow 

Leaving
ones home waters and entering a new country is certainly a big change
and there are many essential details not to forget.  Checklists are
handy tools for preparing for big changes.  Beyond the obvious
boat essentials like checking your systems, having safety equipment
onboard, topping your fluids, and changing your zincs, please see the
checklist below for details not to be forgotten when setting out on a
long distance voyage with the Panama Posse.

  • If
    an EPIRB is onboard, register it with the NOAA.  Before leaving
    confirm that all information is current.  This includes vessel
    name, your primary phone number, emergency contact name/s and address/es
  • A Ship Stations License is required by the FCC for travelling in international territories
  • Make sure the MMSI number of your vessel is registered in your name.
  • Have your boat documentation or registration up to date and in order.  
  • If
    the boat is documented or registered in the name of someone not present
    or the name of a business or organization a letter notarized by the
    owner authorizing the captain and crew to be operating the vessel is
    required to enter other countries.
  • Depending
    on the country you enter you will buy a Temporary Import Permit.
    This is an important document to keep with the vessel the entire
    time in the country of entry.
  • Current passport for everyone onboard ideally good for the duration of your stay abroad
  • Many
    countries require a Crew List upon entry which states everyone onboard,
    their Date of Birth, their rank on the vessel and their passport
    number.
  • If navigating into Mexico, Mexican Liability Insurance is required to Navigate in Mexican waters. 
  • If
    navigating into Mexico, upon exit the captain is required to show a
    boaters education card, ASA certification, or a captains license.
  • Wherever you go along the route, be prepared for entry and exit requirements and seasonal changes.
The Route

10) ENSENADA CRUISEPORT VILLAGE MARINA 🇲🇽 MEXICO  SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

31° 51.2766′ N 116° 37.2433′ W

ecv marina

We are pleased to welcome the Participants of the Panama Posse to 

Ensenada, BC 🇲🇽 Mexico

As a special welcome rate we offer 2 nights and one free !

In
the minimum stay of 2 nights, you get 1 extra night for free + special
DAILY rate for the participants with boats with a length up to 65 ft:
$2.00 USD per foot of the vessel + tax + free assistance to clear in and
out of Mexico, immigration and to get the Temporary Importation Permit
as long as they present all the documents as required  by the port
authorities.

https://panamaposse.com/ensenada-cruiseport-village

SERVICES

  • 189 slips from 36’ to 68’ and 6 end ties from 83’ to 135’
  •  350’ mega yacht area
  • Dock box with water supply and electricity capacity (30, 50 and 100 amp end tie)
  • Double breakwater protection, insuring the calmest marina in Ensenada area
  • Concrete Bellingham Marine built docks
  • Launch ramp
  • Parking
  • Laundry room
  • Restrooms and showers
  • Port Clearance and Customs assistance

AMENITIES

  • Controlled access to facilities
  • 24 hour security
  • Dock carts
  • Downtown within walking distance
  • Friendly environment
  • Pet friendly
  • BBQ area
ecv marina

11)  LAND TRIPS:

EL VALLE DE ANTON, 🇵🇦 PANAMA

A steep climb to the top of this knob yields views of the valley and town below.

El
Valle de Anton is a small town in Western Panama nestled in the crater
of an ancient and extinct volcano.  This is the second largest
inhabited volcano crater in the world.  The mountains encircling
the town are steep dense jungle.  The microclimate here, next to
the cloud forest create amazing and abundant varieties of flora and
fauna. 

el valle

View from the rim of an ancient volcano down into El Valle, 🇵🇦 Panama

View to the Ocean from The top.

We particularly enjoyed seeing many tropical birds and butterflies.

This Camouflage is so attractive!

El
Valle is a popular weekend getaway for city dwelling Panamanians and
adventure travelers.  There are many natural wonders and
attractions including history museums, butterfly research station,
hiking, swimming, horseback riding, bird watching, zip lining, and more.
On the southern side of town there are thermal underwater rivers
that peek out and are plumbed into swimming pools.  

This pool was a delightful place to rest and refresh morning, noon, and night!

Land
trips are a great way to see more than meets the eye from the coast.
El Valle de Anton is less than an hour drive from Vista Mar
Marina.  Thank you SY Whirlwind for sharing your stories and your
photos.  

SY WHIRLWIND 🇺🇸 Maurisa, Mike, Russell & Josea – Alajuela 48’

12) INTRODUCING 
THE NEW COMMUNICATIONS PLATFORM 

CHAT.PANAMAPOSSE.COM

Communicating with fellow boats along the route is a BIG BENEFIT of the Panama Posse.  However, last seasons communications platform got overloaded with over 275,000 words from hundreds of yachts.  With so many knowledgeable and fact finding participants communicating daily via our LINE chat,
the sheer amount and stream of questions, comments, insight, location
pins, BOLO notices, et cetera pushed the seasonal knowledge transfer to
the limit.  Our quest is for a little bit more organized way to
discuss and share information so we can get the most out of our
communications.  As a result, we are forging ahead with a new
communications platform .

It is called ZULIP.  We are in control of the server and the open source platform.  It runs on mac, pc, ios, android, etc.  Zulip is a chatroom on steroids, topics are more organized, and we think (and hope) it will be a huge improvement to our communications among the fleet.

 FINALLY A WELL ORGANIZED & THREADED CHAT !

To sign up in the initial phase please email registration@panamaposse.com to get your invitation - GESTALT PROTOCOL APPLIES 

ZULIP.

THIS  COMM TOOL HAS  
core concepts **STREAMS** and **TOPICS**

 

STREAMS are knowledge and information streams you are interested in 

TOPICS are
just that within each STREAM ( think of a subject in an email ) you can
create a topic or use an existing topic when composing a message

Here is a quick tutorial

https://zulip.com/help/getting-started-with-zulip](https://zulip.com/help/getting-started-with-zulip

GESTALT PROTOCOL is not a cult thing it's a communication protocol.

 SHARE EXPERIENCES and FACTS,  NOT  OPINIONS 

ZULIP / CHAT.PANAMAPOSSE.COM  AVAILABLE ON THESE PLATFORMS

  • Webbrowser
  • iOS
  • Android
  • PC APP
  • MAC APP
  • LINUX Desktop
  • and Terminal
https://zulip.com/apps/


13) CULTURE 🇧🇿 BELIZE 

The
culture of Belize is a mix of influences and people from Kriol, Maya,
East Indian, Garinagu aka  Garifuna , Mestizo  and Mennonites
who are of German descent, with many other cultures from Chinese to
Lebanese. It is a unique blend that emerged through the country's long
and complex history.

🇧🇿 CULINARY STAPLES

Rice and beans: A staple, often served with stewed chicken, pork, or beef.

Coconut Milk: Used frequently in Belizean cuisine, particularly in dishes like "Seré," a Garifuna fish soup.

Corn: Used in a variety of forms, from tortillas to tamales.

Seafood:
Given Belize’s proximity to the Caribbean Sea, seafood is abundant and
features prominently, including conch, lobster, and various types of
fish.

 

Johnny Cake Recipe

SIGNATURE DISHES 


Rice and Beans with Stew Chicken: Considered the national dish,
it is commonly served with coleslaw or a side salad.

    Pupusas: Thick corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, beans, or meat.

    Johnny Cakes: A type of biscuit often filled with ham, chicken, or cheese.

    Tamales: Corn dough pockets filled with meat, beans, or vegetables, usually steamed in a banana leaf.

    Fry Jacks: Deep-fried dough pieces, often served with breakfast.

BELIKIN - The Beer Of Belize

BELIZE BEVERAGES 

Belikin Beer: The national beer of Belize.

    Seaweed Shakes: A traditional drink made with seaweed, condensed milk, nutmeg, and other spices.

Cashew and Sorrel Wine: Locally produced fruit wines.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Hudut: A Garifuna fish stew made with plantains and coconut milk, often served during cultural festivals.

Dukunu: A sweet corn dish that is wrapped and steamed in corn husks, traditionally made for holidays and special occasions.

 FOLKLORE 

In Belizean folklore, we find the legends of La Llorona, Cadejo,   the Tata Duende,
and X'tabai. The idea of the mystical healing and Obeah is prominent in
Belizean legend, and there is still talk of evil shaman practices like
putting "Obeah" on certain houses. This is known to be done by burying a
bottle with the 'evil' under a tree close by the house.  

MUSIC AND ART

Punta is
by the far most popular genre of Garifuna music and has become the most
popular genre in all of Belize. It is distinctly Afro-Caribbean, and is
sometimes said to be ready for international popularization like
similarly-descended styles (reggae, calypso, merengue, etc.).
Established stars include Andy Palacio, Herman "Chico" Ramos, "Mohobub"
Flores, Adrian "The Doc" Martinez, and Lindsford "Supa G" Martinez. A
slower, more melodic variant, known as Paranda, has been catching on
recently behind the talents of Honduras' Aurelio Martinez and Paul Nabor
of Punta Gorda; Nabor's signature track "Naguya Nei" is considered the
informal popular anthem of the Garifuna nation.

Brukdown is
a very popular modern style of Belizean music related to Calypso. It
evolved out of the music and dance of loggers, especially a form called
buru. Its greatest proponents include Wilfred Peters and Gerald "Lord"
Rhaburn of Belize City and Leela Vernon of Punta Gorda.

Reggae, Dancehall, and Soca
imported from Jamaica and the rest of the West Indies, and Rap,
Hip-Hop, heavy metal and rock music from the United States, are also
popular among the youth of Belize. Belize's recording industry turns out
a few CDs each year; the majority of musical exposure occurs at monthly
concerts featuring Belizean and international artists sharing the same
card, or else DJ's mixing music at local nightclubs.

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The rock structures surrounding Isla Isabel National  Park are jagged and dramatic

Isla
Isabel National Park is a national park and protected area located off
the coast of Nayarit. This isolated island was one Jacques Cousteau’s
favorite places and Cousteau himself made the recommendation to the
Mexican government to designate this island as a National Park. He spent
a great deal of time here and has aired many specials on this fabulous
gem. The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau aired in 1975.  

The
island is uninhabited by humans, though there is a seabird reproductive
research program run by UNAM and tourists visit to camp, fish and bird
watch. After having depleted a huge colony of Sooty Terns, which in 1978
had over 150,000 pairs, cats were finally eradicated from the island in
1995 and the Terns are slowly recovering.  The biodiversity and
migratory populations of animals that live and return here year after
year is a stunning MUST SEE.

The male frigate bird shows off his red pouch when looking to impress the ladies.

The male blue footed boobie dance for the female who lays her eggs directly on the sand.

Approaching Isla Isabel at sunrise can be quite serene.

ISLA ISABELLA

Along the Panama Posse CENTRAL AMERICAN route  are 40+ UNESCO and OTHER SIGNIFICANT WORLD HERITAGE SITES

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*37' Performance Cruiser for sale by owner*

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with radar, GPS chartplotter, AIS, depth sounder and speedo, a quiver of
sails for a variety of wind conditions, 10' dinghy with 6hp motor,
safety gear including life raft, EPIRB, satellite system, ditchbag, lee
cloths for all main salon sea bunks, lots of custom shade and rain
awnings/enclosures, topside barbeque, equipped galley down below.
Fully equipped to sail, adventure, and cruise coastwise or
offshore.  

Ready
for her next adventure; Arrow is a sweet sailing, seaworthy,
live-aboard, performance cruiser from a classic period in yachting
history. She is a Carter 37 and has been upgraded and maintained to be
an excellent, well prepared, self-sufficient yacht with lots of extras.
As her owners we are standing by ready to show Arrow and pass her
off to her next Owners/ Sailors/ Adventurers.  

Arrow
was designed by Dick Carter and built in Greece. She is a masthead
sloop with removable inner forestay. Her large fin keel with lead
ballast and skeg hung rudder provide a safe platform for coastal and
offshore adventures alike. With a moderate ballast to displacement
ratio, Arrow is a great light air boat while at the same time maintains a
kind motion in a seaway.

For questions, specs and details contact rockcairn@gmail.com.

$36,000 US OBO

Located in Vista Mar, Panama

SY ARROW on anchor in paradise.

Asking 36k USD

 

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 * to make a series of short pleasure trips by boat, as from bay to bay

San Diego to Barra de Navidad

⓪ San Diego Police Dock 32° 42.537' N   117° 14.10543' W - ⛽💧

① Ensenada Cruiseport Village Marina  31° 51.2766′ N 116° 37.2433′ W 60 nm ⛽💧

② Punta  Santo  Tomas   31° 33.1589 N 116° 40.6879 W 18 nm

③ Bahia Colonet Bight 30° 57.9028 N   116° 17.0747 W 40 nm

④ Isla San Martin  North Bay 30° 29.178 N   116° 6.1356 W 30 nm

⑤ Bahia San Quintin 30° 22.5924' N 115° 59.0887' W 9 nm

⑥ Isla San Gernomio 29° 47.3276' N   115° 47.4296' W 37 nm

⑦ Fondadero San Carlos 29°  37.3596' N   115° 28.565' W 19 nm

⑧ Isla Cedros N 28° 20.212' N 115° 11.434' W 79 nm

⑨ Turtle Bay / Bahia Tortugas 27° 41.2544' N 114° 53.2545' W   42 nm⛽💧

⑩ Bahia Asuncion 27° 08.1355' N 114° 17.4206' W 46 nm⛽ 💧

⑪ Bahia San Hipolito  26° 59.3362' N 113° 57.6966' W 20 nm

⑫ Bahia Ballenas 26° 46.0426' N   113° 30.0266' W 28 nm

⑬ San Juanico / Scorpion Bay 26° 14.7986' N   112° 28.333' W 64 nm

⑭ Bahia Santa Maria 24° 46.133' N   112° 15.441' W 90 nm

⑮ Cabo San Lucas East 22° 53.304' N   109° 53.844' W *172 nm ⛽💧

⑯ Los Frailes 23° 22.836' N 109° 25.297' W 40 nm

⑰ Isla de Pajaros 23° 15.2645' N 106° 28.3305' W *163 nm ⛽💧

⑱ Isla Isabella Anchorage South 21° 50.5266' N 105° 52.907' W 91 nm

⑲ San Blas Outer Anchorage 21° 31.043' N 105° 14.566' W 41 nm ⛽💧

⑳ Punta de Mita 20° 45.764' N 105° 31.15' W 48 nm ⛽💧

㉑ Punta Ipala 20° 14.2306' N 105° 34.4255' W 32 nm

㉒ Chamela - N 19° 35.0404' N 105° 7.8663' W 47 nm

㉓ Isla Paraiso - E 19° 28.6194' N 105° 3.7637' W 8 nm

㉔ Tenacatita - Inner Bay 19° 17.9207' N 104° 50.1528' W 17 nm

㉕ Marina Puerto Navidad 19° 11.7294' N 104° 40.8748' W 11 nm ⛽💧

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The Baja Run

THE BAJA RUN

 THE BAJA PENINSULA 750 NM WITH EASY DAY HOPS  AND PLENTY OF ANCHORAGES

DANGERS
FOG - KELP - REEFS - SMALL PANGAS - EXPENSIVE FUEL IN TURTLE BAY - WHALES - STRONG NW WINDS

The Baja Run

Start at Cruiseport Village Marina Ensenada and do your Mexico check ins 31° 51.2766' N 116° 37.2433' W

31° 51.7323 N -116° 39.6755 W

Once you have made it out of Ensenada without dropping to much cash at Hussong’s Cantina  

Hussong’s Cantina Ensenada

head for  Punta  Santo  Tomas  at  31° 33.1589 N
-116° 40.6879 W  watch  the  outlying rock  and
kelp   
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/punta-santo-tomas

Punta Santo Tomas

The next jump is either 40 nm to Bahia Colonet Bight 30° 57.9028 N  116° 17.0747 W - details at https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-colonet-bight

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-colonet-bight

Or an extra 30nm  Isla San Martin  North bay 30° 29.178 N -116° 6.1356 W or South Anchorage depending on swell https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/isla-san-martin

30° 29.178 N -116° 6.1356 W

For a more protective bay especially for those who wish to bash back up here is Bahia San Quintin
- the west side 30° 22.5924 N -115° 59.0887 W  is more shallow and
the main bay has depth to suit all drafts  - do give the entrance a
wide berth as there is shoaling south of the little peninsula 

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-san-quintin-w

and 

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-san-quintin

For a more protective bay especially for those who wish to bash back up here is Bahia San Quintin - the west side 30° 22.5924 N -115° 59.0887 W is more shallow and the main bay has depth to suit all drafts - do give the entrance a wide berth as there is shoaling south of the little peninsula

The
west side 30° 22.5924 N -115° 59.0887 W  is more shallow and the
main bay has depth to suit all drafts  - do give the entrance a
wide berth as there is shoaling south of the little peninsula  -
this is about 110 nm south of Ensenada.

South of this - about 39 nm is a fair weather anchorage at  29° 47.3276 N  115° 47.4296 W  behind ISLA SAN GERNOMIO - watch for 2 rocks south of it @ 29° 44.2191' N 115° 46.2265' W https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/isla-san-geronimo-e

San Geronimo

The next anchorage is a staple along the route FONDADERO SAN CARLOS Especially for those on a northbound track @  29° 37.3596 N  115° 28.565 W This anchorage is 68 nm South of Sna Quintin - expect some kelp patches and shoaling on the northern bight https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/fondadero-san-carlos

Fondadero San Carlos

South ~ 80 nm across the bay of Sebastian Vizcaino is Isla Cedros N - aka the Cedros Island Yacht club anchorage  at  28° 20.212 N -115° 11.434 W https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/isla-cedros-n

Expect
to hear sea-lions on shore - this is often a waiting spot for yachts
heading north on the baja bash as they time their departures for an
early morning jump with low winds - the seas and winds will pipe up in
the afternoons - it's a high energy crossing especially in the
afternoons

Isla Cedros North

The east coast of Isla Cedros has several anchorages; the northern
anchorage is a roadstead exposed to weather from both north and south.

Cedros n

Bypassing a few anchorages on the East and South of Isla Cedros ~

50 nm south is Turtle Bay / Bahia Tortugas
27° 41.2544 N -114° 53.2545 W  - a large bay with anchorage and an
enterprising dusty village where you can procure fuel albeit with
significant mark ups - the dock is left from an abandoned cannery and
the fuel station is up a hill in the center near the cellphone
tower 

 27° 41.2544 N -114° 53.2545 W

The locals will try to sell you fuel from pangas or via the fuel dock -
watch these transactions and confirm quality of the fuel, volume and
pricing before accepting any transactions - the Baja Fuel Filter was
invented here for a reason so may as well use it  ! You are at the
half way point towards Cabo San Lucas
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-tortugas

Fuel Dock

The next jump is about 50 nm to Bahia Asuncion   27° 08.1355 N  114° 17.4206 W  https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-asuncion

The
bay at Asuncion is home to the local fishing fleet and harvesting
shellfish is one of the main sources of income for the community. The
water is incredibly clear and no discharge is allowed to be dumped into
bay in order to preserve the high quality of the abalone.

 27° 8.1355 N -114° 17.4206 W

Or push it another 24 nm to Bahia San Hipolito This
is a marginal anchorage exposed to wind and swell from north and south.
Anchor close to the beach in 6.4m on sand. @  26° 59.3362 N -113°
57.6966 W 
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-san-hipolito

 

This is a marginal anchorage exposed to wind and swell from north and south. Anchor close to the beach in 6.4m on sand.

A far more protected anchorage is 50 nm south of Bahia Asuncion or 105 nm south of Turtle bay is Bahia Ballenas @ 26° 46.0426 N -113° 30.0266 W https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-ballenas

https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-ballenas

A prime spot along this coast is San Juanico / Scorpion Bay @  26° 14.7986 N  112° 28.333 W about  nm SE from Bahia Ballenas - with friendly locals and expats In
the mid-seventies surfers noticed the amazing waves peeling off Punta
Pequeña as the swell wraps around into Bahia San JuanicoI. The village
is host to a couple of abarrotes and restaurants and beach palapas.

San Juanico Scorpion Bay Anchorage
Scorpion Bay

Another 85 nm to Bahia Santa Maria
a major stop and wide bay with fisheries and cell signal  24°
46.133 N  112° 15.441 W
https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/bahia-santa-maria

Bahia Santa Maria

Bahia Santa Maria
is a large crescent shaped bay which lies just south of Cabo San
Lazaro. It is defined to the north and south by rocky islands and
bounded to the east by a narrow strip of sand ridges which separates it
from the huge lagoon of Bahia Magdalena behind.

Bahia Santa Maria
 There is no permanent settlement in Bahia Santa Maria but a dinghy ride up
into river channels at the north end of the bay reveals a cluster of
fishing shacks with brightly colored pangas tied up along the bank. From
November to May itinerant fishermen stay in the bay to fish for tuna,
jacks and dorado.
Jump

The final jump an overnight sail to Cabo San Lucas ( WEEKEND MORNINGS ARE TOUGH IN CABO MANY FISHING VESSELS LEAVE A T THAT TIME SO TRY TO ARRIVE AFTER  9 AM )

~ 185 nm with no real stops along the way - as soon as you round the
cabe the warmer tropical air will welcomr you to Cabo San Lucas - best
not to arrive Weekendsbetween 6 and 9 AM as scores of fishing vessels
are leaving Cabo and will produce eneourous wakes and traffic. Anchor at
22° 53.304 N  109° 53.844 W https://goodnautical.com/mexico-pacific/anchorage/cabo-san-lucas-se-coast

Make a  reservation at our sponsorshop Marina IGY Cabo San Lucas  - with Jesus A. Esquitel VHF  16   &   88A

Tel +52 (624) 173-9140

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ID Location Latitiude Longitude NM
San Diego Police Dock 32° 42.537' N 117° 14.10543' W - ⛽💧
Ensenada Cruiseport Village Marina 31° 51.2766′ N 116° 37.2433′ W 60.04 ⛽💧
Punta  Santo  Tomas 31° 33.1589 N 116° 40.6879 W 18.37
Bahia Colonet Bight 30° 57.9028 N 116° 17.0747 W 40.65
Isla San Martin  North Bay 30° 29.178 N 116° 6.1356 W 30.24
Bahia San Quintin 30° 22.5924' N 115° 59.0887' W 8.97
Isla San Gernomio 29° 47.3276' N 115° 47.4296' W 36.71
Fondadero San Carlos 29°  37.3596' N 115° 28.565' W 19.19
Isla Cedros N 28° 20.212' N 115° 11.434' W 78.62
Turtle Bay / Bahia Tortugas 27° 41.2544' N 114° 53.2545' W 42.16 ⛽💧
Bahia Asuncion 27° 08.1355' N 114° 17.4206' W 45.95 ⛽ 💧
Bahia San Hipolito 26° 59.3362' N 113° 57.6966' W 19.66
 Bahia Ballenas 26° 46.0426' N 113° 30.0266' W 28.05
San Juanico / Scorpion Bay 26° 14.7986' N 112° 28.333' W 63.50
Bahia Santa Maria 24° 46.133' N 112° 15.441' W 89.47
Cabo San Lucas East 22° 53.304' N 109° 53.844' W 171.87 ⛽💧
Los Frailes 23° 22.836' N 109° 25.297'' W 39.54
Isla de Pajaros 23° 15.2645' N 106° 28.3305'' W 162.80
Isla Isabella Anchorage South 21° 50.5266' N 105° 52.907'' W 90.87
San Blas Outer Anchorage 21° 31.043' N 105° 14.566' W 40.64 ⛽💧
Punta de Mita 20° 45.764' N 105° 31.15' W 47.88
Punta Ipala 20° 14.2306' N 105° 34.4255' W 31.71
Chamela - N 19° 35.0404' N 105° 7.8663' W 46.50
Isla Paraiso - E 19° 28.6194' N 105° 3.7637' W 7.50
Tenacatita - Inner Bay 19° 17.9207' N 104° 50.1528' W 16.72
Marina Puerto Navidad 19° 11.7294' N 104° 40.8748' W 10.73 ⛽💧

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AMENITIES Max LOA 93' Max Beam 40' Boat Lifts Complimentary Wi-Fi Cable TV Hookups Fresh Water Hookups Shore Power Hookups Dock Boxes Pump-out Drive-up Parking

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

https://shmarinas.com/locations/safe-harbor-ventura-isle/


SAVE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA SAN DEIGO CHART APPROACH

SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY 🇺🇸 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

Safe Harbor South Bay 🇺🇸  SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

32°37.295' N   117°06.1266' W
SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY

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Happy to offer a 10% off our established cruiser rate for participants of the Ocean Posse.
USE discount code “Panamaposse2024” in Dockwa for any boats that come through this fall and are associated with you.It’s a 10% discount.
The cruiser rate is good for 30 days and is the length of the boat (normal wharfage) with a live-aboard fee of only $300.
Our office staff includes Tori DeYoung, Office Manager, and Emily Wilkinson, Office Asst.
Our maintenance team on the docks includes Jack Eby, Art Guarino, and Mitch Crowe.
Our entire team welcomes you and looks forward to your visit.
As your OCEAN POSSE PARTICPANTS  plan ahead, they will be working with them. 
Our best contact is by email, acrowe@shmarinas.com

Andy Crowe

Marina Manager
Safe Harbor South Bay.
640 Marina Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 422-2595

 


Safe Harbor South Bay  offers boaters a peaceful, quiet atmosphere away from noise and traffic congestion. Need to get away? A premiere San Diego Marina- Safe Harbor South Bay   is the place! Beautiful sunsets, quaint surroundings and in a park-like setting. A trolley or bus makes getting around the town a breeze. Spend an evening at the Coors Amphitheater listening to top entertainment or dine at one of the fine restaurants in the area. Come and visit us today and you will see boating isn’t just another activity…at Safe Harbor South Bay It’s a Way of Life!

California Yacht Marina

Safe Harbor South Bay CHULA VISTA

640 Marina Pkwy,
Chula Vista, CA 91910

Email: acrowe@shmarinas.com

Office 08:00 AM - 17:00 PM
Phone: (619) 422-2595
Fax: (619) 422-2696

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AMENITIES

Private Bathrooms

Bright, fresh and clean restrooms.

Laundry Facilities

Plenty of washing and drying equipment.

Controlled Access

Computerized access to all gangways and boater facilities.

Free Parking

Plenty of free parking spaces available throughout the marina.

Free Wi-Fi

Unlimited, free wifi available to help you stay connected.

BBQ Area

Large BBQ area great for entertaining + social events.

Yacht Clubs

Local Yacht Clubs welcome guests and have active social calendars.

Private Showers

Spacious private showers for guests and liveaboards.

30 To 50 Amp Electricity

Individual power centers.

TELEPHONE HOOKUP

Connection to DSL phone lines available dock side.

Water Connection

Free fresh water available at each slip.

Dock Carts

Help yourself to our dock side carts.

Lockers

We have storage lockers.

Pump Out Nearby

Pump out facility nearby.

Launch Ramp

Full service launch ramp adjacent to the Marina.

 

 

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>

https://shmarinas.com/locations/safe-harbor-south-bay/