FLEET UPDATE 2024-07-17

OCEAN POSSE | Fleet updates from the Americas, South Pacific and the Caribbean


FLEET UPDATE  2024-07-16          

“Travel
is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our
people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable
views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little
corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” 

— Innocents Abroad - Mark Twain 

OCEANPOSSE in SUWARROW

  ⚓ Suwarrow 🇨🇰 Cook  Islands

2) AWARD ENTRIES OF THE WEEK

3) OCEAN POSSE EVENTS & GATHERINGS

A great way to meet with fellow adventurers and sailors and explorers in person (or on screen)

gatherings

PORT CANTO CANNES

OCEAN POSSE  @ 
CANNES 🇫🇷 YACHTING FESTIVAL
 MEET UP IN CANNES  

Thursday , Sept 12⋅ 2024 
19:00 PM  @ LUPITAS
FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR MEET UP  DETAILS >>>

OCEAN POSSE AT THE ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW

OCEAN POSSE @ 
ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW MARYLAND  🇺🇸 USA

October 10 - 14 · 2024
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24-25′ PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF WEEKEND 🇲🇽 BARRA DE NAVIDAD, MEXICO WHEN: December 4-8 2024 WHERE: Barra de Navidad, MX at the Marina Puerto de la Navidad RSVP PLEASE AND CONTACT THE MARINA DIRECTLY TO RESERVE A SLIP

 24-25′ PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF  BARRA DE NAVIDAD 🇲🇽  MEXICO
  BIRTHPLACE OF THE POSSE 

Bonfire on the beach

Come meet the fleet at the Bonfire beach party Tenecatita - Mexico Dec  8 20204 

https://oceanposse.com/sign-up/

NOTICE OF A RALLY

The
8th  Ocean  Posse Rally is a group of over 300 pleasure craft
which  travel the coastal waters of Mexico and Central America
south to the Panama Canal, and east through the Caribbean and Gulf of
Mexico to California and the East Coast of the USA . In addition we are
establishing a route to and from Europe <->  Caribbean and
already have 60+ vessels underway in the South Pacific all the way to
New Zealand and Australia with a special focus on Fiji .

The
goal of the Ocean Posse is to support the seasonal movement of vessels
with up to date local information, per-established contacts and
relationships with local marinas and agents, weather reporting and
forecasting, and enable ‘buddy boating’ through introductions between
vessels.

The
Ocean Posse vessels do not travel in a single convoy, they are
distributed along the route and travel at their own pace. The rally
operates a 24/7 chatroom, hosts a weekly all-hands conference call, and
disseminates information via weekly emails and emergency bulletins.

In
the last seven years, over 1,600 vessels with approximately 4200 crew
have participated. The average size is 48 feet. Most vessels are well
equipped ocean going pleasure craft with depth sounders, GPS, Radar,
AIS, EPIRB and/or PLB beacons, VHF radios, safety equipment, Starlink /
Satphones.

To join and for more details visit >>> https://oceanposse.com/sign-up

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SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE 

VINATAGE MARINA

34° 10.2283′ N  119°13.695′ W

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

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BOOK A SLIP NOW  !
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  • Dock Box at all Slips
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  • Dry Storage for Dinghies and Kayak
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  • Private Renovated Restroom & Shower Facility
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  • State of the art Key System into Private Docks
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  • Stunning Succulent and Drought Resistant Landscaping
  • Environmentally Friendly & Clean Marina Certified
  • Daily Garbage Collection
  • Ample Tenant & Guest Parking  ADA

7) GOOD NAUTICAL  

PUERTO REFUGIO

IN THE NORTHERN SEA OF CORTEZ 🇲🇽 MEXICO

Pueerto Refugio

Puerto Refugio @ Isla Ángel de la Guardia is
a small cove within the wide bay at the northern tip of Isla Angel de
la Guardia. Isla Granito, the 1km long skinny island lying at the
entrance to the bay, blocks some of the northerly swell but the
anchorage is still very rolly when a norther is blowing. The western
cove is very well protected from all other directions. ...
MORE >>> 

8)  POSSE PERKS 
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LINE.ME

LINE
LINE

QUICK ANSWERS TO YOUR CRUISING QUESTIONS 

The Ocean Posse uses LINE.me to
communicate within the fleet - whether it's the pin drop of marine
mechanic or the latest update for marina, taxi or taco tuesdays - the
line app pulsates 24/7 with information shared between fellow posse
participants . 

You can control notification settings and use it on iOS / MAC / PA or Android  .

Follow this link ...>>> on how to install it and get added to the information flow 

LOCATION PIN

With just 3 taps you can let the fleet know where you are and what you need 

LINE

9)  OCEAN POSSE YACHTS FOR SALE

10)  CHRIS PARKER – MARINE WEATHER CENTER 
☁️ SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

CHRIS PARKER

CHRIS PARKER THE WEATHERMAN IN ACTION 

Ocean Posse Weather Package Discounts 10- 35 % off 
 

  • Weather Forecasting & Vessel Routing
  • www.mwxc.com
  • Marine Weather & Communications LLC (and dba Marine Weather Center)
  • 5130 Medulla Rd
  • Lakeland FL 33811
  • all voice calls 863-248-2702
  • cell for text only 941-915-7608
Chris Parker

11) QUICK TRIP FROM PACIFIC PANAMA 

12) MEET THE FLEET  

https://oceanposse.com/castillo-de-san-felipe/
BETHANIA CHILE

SY BETHANIA-CHILE

We are Wolfgang Schulze & Paulina Troncoso.

Wolfgang began sailing when he was 12-13 years old.  
5
years later we met and I soon started to sail with him.  We had
our first sailboat after we married: an old wooden 32 ft. On our second
boat, a Morgan 38ft, we sailed from Florida to Chilean Patagonia.
and
sailed from Valparaiso to Galapagos, through de Canal, Cartagena de
Indias, San Andres, Providencia, Roatan, Rio dulce, Riviera Maya Mexico,
Guatemala, USA, Bahamas Turcs and Caicos, Dominican Republic and BVI.
... MORE >>>

13) IGY MARINA SANTA MARTA 
🇨🇴 SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE

https://oceanposse.com/colombia-marina-igy-marina-santa-marta/

IGY MARINA  SANTA MARTA 

11° 14.5783′ N   074°13.085′ W

Hello OCEAN POSSE;

 Exciting
new Posse Perk hot off the press: Marina Santa Marta is excited to be
an Ocean Posse Sponsor and be included as a destination within the
rally.

We will offer participants a 35% discount on the rate that we normally handle.

Let us know if you would need additional information from us.

Cordially

Juan Ernesto Gomez

comercial@marinasantamarta.com.co

msm@igymarinas.com

    Tel: +57 5-436-3601

https://oceanposse.com/colombia-marina-igy-marina-santa-marta/

AMENITIES

  •     256 Total Slips
  •     30 amp, 50 amp
  •     100 amp SP, 100 amp 3P
  •     24 hr Gated Security with Guard
  •     Vessel Concierge
  •     Private Showers
  •     Guest Laundry
  •     Crew Lounge
  •     Swimming Pool Access
  •     Sundries Shop
  •     Wi-Fi Connectivity
https://oceanposse.com/colombia-marina-igy-marina-santa-marta/

14) NORTHBOUND
 

15) SAFETY AND SECURITY 

16) THE OCEAN POSSE FLEET IS TRACKING

Predict Wind sponsors the Ocean Posse

🇨🇴 ClubNautico Cartagena - Colombia 
🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina - Cartagena  
🇨🇴 Marina Puerto Velero - Colombia 
🇨🇴 IGY Marina Santa Marta -  Colombia 
🇨🇴  Manzanillo Marina Club -  Colombia 
🇯🇲 Royal Jamaica Yacht Club
🇯🇲 Errol Flynn Marina - Jamaica 
🇯🇲 Montego Bay Yacht Club - Jamaica 
🇰🇾 Barcadere Marina - Cayman Islands 
🇭🇳 Barefoot Cay Marina - Roatan - HN  
🇭🇳 Fantasy Island Marina - Roatan - HN
🇭🇳 Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan HN 
🇬🇹 Marina Nana Juana Resort - GT
🇧🇿 Thunderbirds Marine - Placencia 
🇧🇿 Placencia Yacht Club - Belize 
🇧🇿 Hakim Marina & Boatyard - Belize 
🇨🇺 Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo 
🇹🇨 South Bank Marina - Turks & Caico
🇧🇸 Romora Bay Marina - Bahamas 
🇧🇸 Elizabeth on the Bay Marina 
🇧🇸 Blue Marlin Cove Resort & Marina
🇧🇸 Great Harbour Cay Marina - Bahamas 🇩🇴 Marina Puerto Bahia - DR 
🇩🇴 Ocean World Marina - DR 
🇺🇸  Pier 66  Hotel & Marina  Florida
🇺🇸 Titusville Marina -  Florida
🇺🇸 Port 32 Marinas - Jacksonville, FL 
🇺🇸
Oasis Marinas at Fernandina Harbor 🇺🇸 Morningstar Marinas Golden
Isles St. 🇺🇸 Windmill Harbour Marina Hilton Head 🇺🇸 Coffee Bluff
Marina - Savannah 

🇺🇸 Hazzard Marine - Gerogetown, NC
🇺🇸 Holden Beach  - Town Dock, NC
🇺🇸 Portside Marina - Morehead City, 
🇺🇸 TideawaterYachtMarina Portsmouth 
🇺🇸 Ocean Yacht Marina, Portsmouth 
🇺🇸 York River Yacht Haven - VI 
🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing VI 
🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina - Deltaville VI 
🇺🇸 Regent Point Marina Topping  VI

MARINAS

19) OCEAN POSSE SPONSORS 

  • ABERNATHY - PANAMA
  • BELIZE TOURISM
  • BOAT HOW TO 
  • CABRALES BOAT YARD 
  • CENTENARIO CONSULTING - PANAMA CANAL 
  • CHRIS PARKER – MARINE WEATHER CENTER
  • DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY PANAMA
  • DOWNWIND MARINE
  • EL JOBO DIST. COSTA RICA
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • HAKIM MARINA AND BOAT YARD
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES  
  • MARINA PAPAGYAO
  • PANAMA YACHT BROKER
  • PREDICT WIND
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER  
  • SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • SHAFT SHARK
  • SUN POWERED YACHTS
  • WAYPOINT YACHT SERVICES
  • WIKUS MARINE AUTO 
  • WESTMARINE PRO
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20)  SUBJECT TO A CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE 

Hurricane Beryl (/ˈbɛr.əl/) was a deadly and destructive Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that impacted parts of the Caribbean, the Yucatán Peninsula, and the Gulf Coast of the United States in late June and early July 2024. It was the earliest-forming Category 5 hurricane on record and the second such storm in the month of July, the other being 2005's Hurricane Emily. Beryl was also the strongest hurricane to develop within the Main Development Region (MDR) of the Atlantic before the month of July. The second named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane[nb 1] of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, Beryl broke many meteorological records for the months of June and July, primarily for its unusual location, intensity, and longevity.

A close and upfront Video of one man's experience through Hurricane Beryl on his small yacht in Carriacou.

Skipper Jason was caught in Hurricane Beryl on July 1st while aboard his small sailing yacht, Inatosha,
in the Caribbean. He tried to take shelter on the island of Carriacou,
but the hurricane devastated the area. Thankfully, Jason made it through
the storm mostly unharmed, but Inatosha wasn’t as lucky. The boat lost
its mast in winds over 100 knots and suffered significant hull damage.

Despite the damage, Jason managed to get Inatosha to
Grenada, about 40 nautical miles away. However, the boat urgently needs
repairs. Jason can do all the work himself, but the cost of materials
and replacement parts is overwhelming.

There is a GoFundMe page (primarily for friends and family to contribute) , but any contribution to help Jason restore Inatosha would
mean the world to us. Even the smallest amount will make a difference,
and we'll keep everyone updated on the progress. 

https://gofund.me/6815471c

Hurricane Beryl (/ˈbɛr.əl/) was a deadly and destructive Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that impacted parts of the Caribbean, the Yucatán Peninsula, and the Gulf Coast of the United States in late June and early July 2024. It was the earliest-forming Category 5 hurricane on record and the second such storm in the month of July, the other being 2005's Hurricane Emily. Beryl was also the strongest hurricane to develop within the Main Development Region (MDR) of the Atlantic before the month of July. The second named storm, first hurricane, and first major hurricane[nb 1] of the 2024 Atlantic hurricane season, Beryl broke many meteorological records for the months of June and July, primarily for its unusual location, intensity, and longevity.

Hurricane
Bery was a deadly and destructive Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that
impacted parts of the Caribbean, the Yucatán Peninsula, and the Gulf
Coast of the United States in late June and early July 2024. It was the
earliest-forming Category 5 hurricane on record and the second such
storm in the month of July, the other being 2005's Hurricane Emily.
Beryl was also the strongest hurricane to develop within the Main
Development Region (MDR) of the Atlantic before the month of July. 

21) 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 Ocean Posse.

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

PANAMA CANAL

OCEAN POSSE

 

 

 

 


el valle de anton

EL VALLE DE ANTON 🇵🇦 PANAMA

EL VALLE DE ANTON 🇵🇦 PANAMA

The isthmus we know of as Panama is said to have formed over millions of years with the collision of two tectonic plates in the deep ocean creating a chain of volcanoes that later emerged above the sea surface.  El Valle de Anton is a village in the crater of one such ancient volcano surrounded by mountains and clouds just north of Vista Mar Marina and Buenadventura Marina.  For many Panamanians that live and work in Panama City, El Valle is the 'country' where they visit their family, grow and harvest fruits and vegetables, and/or spend time on the weekends in nature.

el valle de anton
The community thrives in the crater of an ancient volcano.

The town is located in the flat wide caldera of the 6 km wide El Valle volcano that is inactive; there is evidence that it erupted as recently as about 300,000 years ago. Because of its elevation (600 m), it is cooler than the Panamanian lowlands.  This cooler climate is a welcome respite from the heat at lower elevations.

windswept trees
Windswept trees hi above El Valle de Anton with a view of the Pacific Ocean

Natural attractions near El Valle include the Chorro El Macho waterfall, Las Mozas waterfall, the “square” trees behind Hotel Campestre, and a group of small natural thermal pools. There are many developed hiking trails to walk on.  Birding is phenomenal.  The area around the town is also known for being one of the last habitats of the critically endangered Panamanian golden frog. Some of the forests around the town are protected areas.

panamanian golden frog
Critically endangered Panamanian golden frog
butterfly
Butterflies are abundant in El Valle in part due to the efforts of the Butterfly Research Station.

The valley is very fertile and produce grows in abundance.  There are many people living in and around El valle that sell fresh produce at an open air market in the center of town.  In July we found a very wide variety of fruits and vegetables.  Some I had never even seen before like this red spikey fruit sold on a branch or by the bushel.

rambutan
Mamon Chino or Rambutan is considered the national fruit of Panama
rambutan fruit
Inside the odd, soft spiney skin is a white, juicy fleshy fruit with a huge seed in the middle.

There are two museums in El Valle de Anton as well.  Both highlight the history, culture, biodiversity, and uniqueness of this special place in and of itself, and as it relates to Panama at large.  One museum is older, one is quite new; while both tell the same general story, they tell it in very different ways.

A visit to El Valle de Anton is well worth the trip.


southern costa rica

Northbound: Along the Pacific Coast with SV Aeeshah

Northbound:

Along the Pacific Costa Rican Coast

with SV AEESHAH

southern costa rica
Southern Costa Rica

SV AEESHAH entered Costa Rica from the south and checked in at Golfito, Costa Ricas southernmost port of entry.  While awaiting parts they explored the area by dinghy and by car.  Their photos and descriptions below capture their experience and the natural beauty in abundance in Costa Rica.

costa rican blues
Costa Rican blues

We went across to the peninsular opposite Banana Bay had a look around the bay with its amazingly, green, foliage, from the mangroves at the shoreline to the mammoth trees covering the hillsides.

costa rican greens
Costa Rican greens
banana bay sunset
Costa Rican purples and pinks

To break the week up and relieve the boredom: we again rented a car. 

The first destination:

Wilson Botanical Gardens

The Robert and Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden has a rich, internationally recognized collection of tropical plants from around the world. Over 1,000 genera in more than 200 plant families form the unique collection that is an integral part of the Las Cruces Research Station. There are hundreds of bromeliads and orchids; dozens of philodendrons and other aroids of all sizes; scores of heliconias; plus ferns, gingers, marantas, giant bamboo and close 500 species of palms well represented on the 12-hectare (30-acre) site.

The Wilson Botanical Garden is part of “La Amistad Biosphere Reserve” that encompasses 472,000 hectares of park land and buffer zones centered in the southern Talamanca mountain range in Costa Rica’s South Pacific.”

Ferns
Not surprisingly all ahead was greens or every hue and shade as far as one could see.
Bamboo
Bamboo is part of the grass family.
Agouti
On our way we saw a few Agouti. They were hunting through the brush for berries and nuts to eat. Such cute animals, looking like a huge Guinea pig but with the legs of a short deer.
The gingers flowers were very impressive, with so many varieties and all under the huge, shade, trees which made for a lovely, walk.

To continue reading about this road trip inland or other adventures with SV AEESHAH visit: https://www.aeeshah.com/2024/06/golfito-area-wilson-botanical-gardens-piedras-blancas-national-park-where-are-you/

Want a photo tour instead?  Visit: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMJkD0xR29D02xiu5efL4CyJpGvLZbkdGiRHmTNx8-HDRcI-nHYPP9Iibrw1X6zHQ?key=V3VRRWpoaTJRUkpYVjQ5Zm1rcVoyR0hUNjVzTVNB

SV AEESHAH 🇧🇲 Jen & John – Gulfstart Hirsh

THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR ADVENTURE!

 


puerto refugio

Good Nautical: Puerto Refugio in the Northern Sea of Cortez, Mexico

Good Nautical: Puerto Refugio

in the Northern Sea of Cortez, Mexico

29° 32.3883' N  113° 33.5799' W

isla angel de la guardia
Isla Angel de la Guardia

Many say that in the Sea of Cortez you can be where the desert meets the sea.  This is truly the case in Puerto Refugio.

puerto refugio
Puerto Refugio has many lobes to explore on and off the water
puerto refugio
Where the desert meets the Sea
puerto refugio
Sunset in Puerto Refugio

Puerto Refugio is a small cove within the wide bay at the northern tip of Isla Angel de la Guarda. Isla Granito, the 1km long skinny island lying at the entrance to the bay, blocks some of the northerly swell but the anchorage is still very rolly when a norther is blowing. The western cove is very well protected from all other directions.  In the summer months this bay is a calm place to anchor and spend time exploring.  There is a sea lion rookery and a pelican rookery in different parts of the bay.  Many people will visit this bay as their last stop on the way to Puerto Penasco.

Anchorage

Rocks extend from the western point towards the boney finger of rock that juts out from the south side of the cove. Anchor in the northwest corner of the bay in 4.5m on a sandy bottom. The southern part of the bay is scattered with rocks and islets and a lookout on the bow is recommended if trying to enter this part of the cove. Dinghy ashore to the beach and be careful when landing if waves are breaking.

sea lion rookery
Visit this Islet to see sea lion rookery
puerto refugio
Expansive desert surrounded by the Sea.  3 sailboats anchored on the right with plenty of room to swing.

Photos taken in July and contributed by SV ARROW and crew

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE ANCHORAGE

YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE POSSE?

Send photos and description to Maurisa at editor@oceanposse.com
 29° 32.3883' N 113° 33.5799' W

 


MOSQUITO

SAFETY ALERT: RAINY SEASON IS DENGUE SEASON

MOSQUITO
Dengue fever is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female mosquitoes.

About Dengue:

Mosquitoes Spread Dengue.  Dengue is caused by any one of four related viruses (dengue virus 1, 2, 3, and 4). The same type of mosquitoes can also spread chikungunya, Zika, and other viruses.  If a person is infected with different dengue viruses during their life, it increases the chance of severe disease.  Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Mosquitoes come out to feed around sunrise and sunset, but people can be bitten by an infected mosquito at any time.  Aedes mosquitoes often like to rest in closets or other indoor locations near humans.  Aedes mosquitoes typically lay eggs in containers with standing water, like buckets, bowls, animal dishes, flowerpots, and vases.  During the rainy season mosquitoes have many many places to lay eggs and reproduce which is why Rainy season often sees a higher incidence of Dengue.  Presently, all members in locations experiencing the rainy season are wise to be aware and cautious.  Avoid mosquito bites by whatever means works for you.

Avoiding Dengue:

  • Wear repellent to reduce mosquito bites. Repellents with DEET or picaridin give the longest protection, but there are many less toxic and non toxic effective options available.
  • Mosquitos are most active in the morning and in the afternoon/early evening when the sun is on the horizon.  Be more vigilant during these hours.
  • Remove standing water where mosquitos may lay eggs, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpot saucers, or trash containers. Check indoors items that hold water, such as vases or flowerpot saucers.
  • Close windows and doors or install screens. Consider using an indoor insecticide if you have mosquitoes in your home.

Dengue Symptoms and Warning Signs

  • Infection with dengue virus can result in no symptoms, mild, or severe illness. Severe dengue can be life-threatening within a few hours and requires care at a hospital although this is very rare.
  • The most common symptom of dengue is fever with any of the following: nausea, vomiting, rash, aches, and pains (including muscle, joint, or bone pain or eye pain, typically behind the eyes).  There is no specific medicine to treat dengue virus infection.
  • About one in 20 people who get sick with dengue will develop severe dengue. Severe dengue can result in shock, internal bleeding, and even death.  If you have had dengue in the past, you are more likely to develop severe dengue when re-infected with a different serotype, though severe disease can also occur on the first infection.  Infants and pregnant women are at higher risk of developing severe dengue.
  • Watch for signs and symptoms of severe dengue. Warning signs usually begin in the 24-48 hours after your fever has gone away.  Immediately seek medical evaluation if you have any of the following symptoms:  belly pain or tenderness, vomiting (at least three times in 24 hours), bleeding from the nose or gums, vomiting blood, blood in your stool, or feeling tired, restless, or irritable. Do not delay seeking medical attention.

dengue symptoms in the body

FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE THIS LINK: 

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dengue-and-severe-dengue


Wolfgand and Pauline from SV Bethania

MEET THE FLEET: SV BETHANIA Wolfgang & Paulina

chilean vessel crossing panama canal

SV Bethania coming through the Panama Canal flying their Chilean Flag

Wolfgand and Pauline from SV Bethania
Wolfgang and Pauline from SV Bethania

We are Wolfgang Schulze & Paulina Troncoso.

Wolfgang began sailing when he was 12-13 years old.  5 years later we met and I soon started to sail with him.  We had our first sailboat after we married: an old wooden 32 ft.  Our second boat was a Morgan 38ft sloop.  We sailed from Florida to Chilean Patagonia. We sailed 15 years along the Chilean coast.  Then we decided to sail out of Chile and started from Valparaiso to Galapagos, through de Canal, Cartagena de Indias, San Andres, Providencia, Roatan, Rio dulce, Riviera Maya Mexico, Guatemala, USA, Bahamas Turcs and Caicos, Dominican Republic and BVI.  We loved this boat and all the places we went.  Unfortunately our lovely boat sank in hurricane Irma in St Maarten on 2017.  We began our new adventure rebuilding a Irwin 54 ft monohull sloop for 18 months in St Peterburg, Florida.

We named this vessel Bethania.

Aboard Bethania, we recently crossed the Panama Canal with our friend, Marco.  We went out the the Perlas Archipelago to prepare for our ocean Crossing.  The journey from Isla Contadora to Hiva Oa, in the Marquesan islands of French Polynesia took us 32 days without any problems. We really enjoyed every day; every day was different. The wind , the sea, the sky were different. Not one of us wanted to get to the islands; we were so happy and relaxed.  We had sailed long before, but never such a long distance.

SV Bethania Crew

left to right: Marco, Pauline, & Wolfgang: Their Chilean flag signed and their Pacific Crossing Complete.


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FLEET UPDATE 2024-06-03

NOTICE OF A RALLY 🧭 OCEAN POSSE

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REGISTRATION FOR 

OCEAN POSSE 8

IS NOW OPEN 

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  • An unprecedented 102 vessels from 9 Ensigns are already signed up https://oceanposse.com/2024-2025-vessels/
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sunset tahiti

TESTIMONIALS FROM SEASON 7:

Thank you,, for another year, another chapter well done.

We look forward to the new season, see old friends and new friends to meet.

Aloha, Rick and María Lucía 

SV PILIALOHA 🇺🇸 Rick & Maria - Beneteau 37'

Thank you everyone.  Your friendship is priceless.

SY YO-D-YO 🇺🇸  David & Mary – Hunter 45

Lots
of good friends, information, chats, & photos have been exchanged
on this app.  Line has served us well. 🇵🇦😎⛵️🇵🇦 Thank you for
leadership, Dietmar !

SY KNOT RIGHT   🇺🇸  Walt & Jeariene - Beneteau 47

JUNE 3, 2024

"The difference between one country or the next 
is around 5° on your autopilot  
... keep cruising 'till you find your happy place"

 - Captain Dietmar

CARINTHIA

TOP NEWS  

  • REGISTRATION FOR OCEAN POSSE 8 IS NOW OPEN
  • Pictures of the Week
  • Save the Date: Upcoming Events
  • More Pictures of the Week
  • Season 8 Award Nominations for Photo of the Season
  • Posse Perk: Sharing Intel: 2023 monthly Atmospheric/lightning maps
  • Impromptu Swim Party with locals and cruisers in French Polynesia
  • Hurricane and Marine Forecasting Webinars THIS WEEK
  • Overland in and around Tahiti with MV CELT
  • Good Nautical: Isla Cavada part of Islas Secas
  • Meet the Fleet: SV WARRIOR
  • Pet Alert for pets travelling to the States from several Central American Countries
  • Safety Alert: Top 5 Reasons for boating accidents in 2023  
  • MUST SEE: DIQUÍS DELTA PRECOLUMBIAN CHIEFDOM SETTLEMENTS 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA

1)  PICTURES OF THE WEEK

Exumas

Shimmering crystal clear blue & turquoise waters in the Bahamas

FREEDOM IN EXUMAS

Life is good in the Exumas!

SY FREEDOM 🇺🇸 David & Sheri - Beneteau 55′

FREEDOM-David FREEDOM-Sheri
carinthia on the move to SBM

Taking a calm early leave of Bocas del Toro & making their way to Shelter Bay

SY CARINTHIA 🇺🇸  Dietmar & Susan - Lagoon 44′

Dietmar CARINTHIA suzanne CARINTHIA Maxi
tender upgrade

Tender Upgrade....Bravo!

SY BASIK 🇺🇸 Teal, Linh & Emma & Compass - 435 Catamaran’

BASIC BASIC BASIC Compass BASIC

2)  MORE EVENTS IN 2024-2025 

 🧭

OCEAN POSSE @ ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW

OCTOBER 10-14  ’24   🇺🇸  ANNAPOLIS MD

Panama Posse

Come party and meet the cruising fleet at booth VB10 OCT 10-14 2024

Pick up your burgee – drink a coconut full of rum and enjoy the show specials 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR BOOTH VOLUNTEERS - GET AN ALL ACCESS BOAT SHOW BADGE IF YOU WORK THE BOOTH FOR 6 HOURS -  saves  $ 30 x day 

telu tribe

OCEAN POSSE   @TELU TRIBE 

ANNAPOLIS

Expect 35,000 sailors and boat show specials 
Please volunteer at the booth and make new friends 

OCEAN POSSE 🇺🇸 SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA 
CRUISERS SEMINARS SERIES  
OCTOBER 23-25 '24

https://oceanposse.com/events/san-diego-seminar-series/

$ 45 per person x day 
 FREE FOR OCEAN ° PANAMA ° SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 

@ SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY ° EVENT CENTER  

RSVP FOR THE SAN DIEGO EVENT 

FULL ITINERARY OF THESE COMPREHENSIVE 

CRUISING SEMINARS :

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23rd, 2024 ● SEMINARS

09:00 - Cruising down Pacific Mexico

SEA OF CORTEZ

10:00 - Water Makers + Plumbing in Paradise 

Brought to you by Richard Boren
of Cruise RO Watermakers 

Watermakers 101

11:30 - Diesel Engines  & Generators and preventative Maintenance

DIESEL BANG BANG

12:30 LUNCH -  Open CPN – installation and integration (PC + MAC )

open cpn

 

14:00 - Rigging 101 Standing and Running

RIGGING

15:30 - Weather Weather Weather – planning – routing – underway

Weather

16:30 - Crew the good the bad and the ugly

Zephyr

17:00 - Destination Costa Rica and Nicaragua

CR & NICARAGUA

 THURSDAY OCTOBER 24th, 2023 ● SEMINARS

 

09:00 - South Pacific  – French Polynesia – Cook Islands – Tonga &  Fiji

SP

10:00 - Safety Security and Emergencies  outside the US and what to expect

SAFETY

11:00 - Electrical Systems – Batteries, Chargers, Alternators, Solar Panels

BATTERIES

12:30 LUNCH - Cruising in Panama + the Panama Canal 
SAN BLAS | PERLAS | BOCAS | CHIRIQUI

Panama Canal SAN BLAS | PERLAS | BOCAS | CHIRIQUI

14:00 - Where and how and who to repair boats outside the US

REPAIR

15:30 - The tropics – Refrigeration, AC, Shading,  Airflow + other ways to stay cool

AC

17:00 - Destination Colombia, Jamaica & Bay of Islands Honduras Roatan

ROatan

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2023 ● SEMINARS + PARTY

09:00 - Destination Belize & Rio Dulce Guatemala

Belize

10:00 - Communications onboard, underway and on shore south of the border

Starlink and cell phones

11:30 -  The fundamentals of wires, connectors and fuse

GROUNDING

12:30 LUNCH - Open CPN – Satellite Charts – Use Cases and Satellite Chart creation

OPEN CPN CHART CREATION

14:00 - Chart Accuracy, Navigation Trips and Tricks & Tracking

NAVIGATION

15:30 - Provisioning, Propane and Fuel – where to replenish

PROVISIONING

17:00 – 21:00  OCEAN POSSE PPPPARTY

SOUTH BAY
RSVP FOR THE SAN DIEGO EVENT 

3) MORE PICTURES THIS WEEK

Approach to isla secas

Approaching Islas Secas, Pacific 🇵🇦  Panama

MY TIDINGS OF JOY 🇺🇸 Jeff & Joy - DeFever 52′

tidings of joy Tidings of Joy
moonrise

Moonrise in Bocas 🇵🇦 

MY SUNDOWNER 🇺🇸 Jeffrey & Lynn - Californian 50'

SUNDOWNER SUNDOWNER SUNDOWNER SUNDOWNER
sunset over Miami, florida

Sunset over Miami 🇺🇸 Florida

SY COURAGE 🇺🇸 John & Kristine – Tartan 4100

COURAGECOURAGE

4) SEASON 8 

FIRST PHOTO AWARD NOMINATIONS

PELICANS FLYING OVER DOUBLE RAINBOW

Pelicans flying over a double rainbow

MY TIDINGS OF JOY 🇺🇸 Jeff & Joy - DeFever 52′

tidings of joy Tidings of Joy
cocos

Cocos floats in front of an amazing sky San Blas 🇵🇦 Panama 

SY BASIK 🇺🇸 Teal, Linh & Emma & Compass - 435 Catamaran’

BASIC BASIC BASIC Compass BASIC
Flor de Caña Centenario 18 Year Old

Flor de Caña sponsors the OCEAN Posse 

ANNUAL AWARDS INCLUDE:

  • 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

Nominate yourself, a crew member, or another boat   

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Share the adventure

MEET UPS

5) ACTIVE SEASON 8 BEGINS ...

 when the last hurricane blows through - for now we hunker down and mend the vessels and avoid taking risks

Postcard from Venezuela

"POSTCARD" FROM 🇻🇪  VENEZUELA 
https://oceanposse.com/los-roques 

MY OUTVENTURE  🇵🇦 Jurgen & Iris - Lagoon 43 PC’

OUTVENTURE IrisOUTVENTURE Juergen

6) POSSE PERK: SHARING INTEL

FOR THOSE IN OR HEADING TO PANAMA

LAST YEARS MONTHLY ATMOSPHERIC/LIGHTNING MAPS

A note from SY MAISON DE SANTÉ:


(This week) marks the beginning of hurricane season in the Atlantic.
Wishing everyone the best as we find safe (and hopefully beautiful)
spots to tuck away in. It’s been a great season and looking forward to
the next one 💕

For
those on the Atlantic Side of the Canal this link has last years
monthly atmospheric and lightning maps as a reference for what one could
expect:

https://www.imhpa.gob.pa/uploads/documentos/Mapas_Descargas_Atmosfericas_20231394008492.pdf

BEAUTIFUL SUNSET

Beautiful Sunset

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸 Nicole & Keenan -  Cal 46'

MAISON DE SANTE KeenanMAISON DE SANTE Nicole

Thank you for Sharing your LOVE of the water !

 7) SHARING YOUR ADVENTURES  
is the heart and soul of the Ocean Posse 

Please
share pictures of your adventures, your award entries/nominations, your
breathtaking sunsets, and picturesque anchorages 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 enjoys writing fun and
helpful updates to the Ocean Posse.
 

Impromptu Swim Party 🇵🇫 French Polynesia

Warrier swim party ua pou

SV WARRIOR shares:

We
anchored very close to the beach where all the kids play.  We had
2' under keel at low tide.  Because we were so close one of the
older boys swam up and said 'hello'.  We chatted for a bit and I
offered for him to come aboard.  He did. Chatted a bit more (his
broken English and our non-existent French).  I motioned that he
(could) jump off the roof which he immediately did.  The other kids
saw this and started coming over.  He asked politely if his
friends could also jump.  Then there were 6-8 kids on board.
Then, apparently, all the kids in town heard and by the end of it
32 kids and 3 different boats participated.  We handed out a bunch
of cookies and water.  It was very unplanned and wonderful.

SY WARRIOR 🇺🇸 Dave & Beth – Leopard 45'

WARRIOR Dave WARRIOR LandonWARRIOR

Thank you for Sharing the spontaneous swim party !

8) TWO  WEBINARS THIS WEEK

HURRICANE 🌀 MARINE FORECASTING

 Provided by the National Hurricane Center

FORECASTING A HURRICANE

This just in from the NHC:

“Dear Blue Water Mariners,

Please
join us for our two free Webinars on Hurricane and Marine Forecasting
provided by the National Hurricane Center. These webinars are intended
for mariners that operate over the open ocean:

1. “Hurricane Analysis and Prediction”

  • 2-3 PM EDT, Wednesday, June 5th

Mr. Dan Brown

Branch Chief, Hurricane Specialist Unit

Register here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2357088386986818390

2. “Wind and Wave Forecasting”

  • 2-3 PM EDT, Thursday, June 6th

Dr. Chris Landsea

Chief, Tropical Analysis & Forecast Branch

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8372090984291220832

HURRICANE SEASON STARTING
Marinas

9) MARINA VALLARTA 🇲🇽 BANDERAS BAY 

SPONSORS THE OCEAN POSSE 

A CENTRAL AMERICAN RALLY

20°39.8083 ‘N  105°15.085’ W

marina VALLARTA

Good
afternoon, a pleasure to greet you, the discount for members registered
in OCEAN POSSE we have authorized for said agreement, it is 15% off our
current rates provided we have space.

If I can support you in anything else please let us know

Without further ado, for the moment I bid you farewell, wishing you an excellent day.

Regards!

Dania Medrano

Paseo de la Marina S/N Interior 3

Colonia Marina Vallarta.

Teléfono (322) 221-02-75.

e-mail: dmedrano@marina-vallarta.com.mx

e-mail: info@marina-vallarta.com.mx

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México.

marina VALLARTA

SERVICES

Marina
Vallarta offers state of the art facilities and high quality services
within the entire complex.With more than 354 slips ,the marina stands
out for the quality services it offers.

  • Complete Yacht Services
  • Fuel Dock
  • Chandleries
  • Shopping Centers
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Traditional Mexican market on Thursdays

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SERVICE PROVIDERS:

https://panamaposse.com/marina-vallarta

10) MV CELT GOES OVERLAND 

ON THE ISLAND OF TAHITI 🇵🇫 FP

SUNSET TAHITI

Sunset in Tahiti, French Polynesia

sculpture tahiti

Polynesian monuments

sea life mural

Undersea mural

After sailing across the Pacific from Panama and being on anchor since January 2024, the crew of MV CELT arrived in Papeete Marina on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti.  "Having been on anchorages since January, it was a welcome feeling to be in a city again and without an anchor alarm! "

They decided to rent a car and drive around the whole island.  

"We
saw the waterfalls, the black coral beaches and Teahupoo, the area
where the Olympic surfing will be held. We went shopping to Carrefour
and wow it’s nice to have choices again! We said goodbye to some sailing
friends who are headed to Australia, Guy on Mahaba and Myles and Gabby
on Breeze. We met some new friends from Dublin,Aodan and Richie and
their 14 year old Springer Jake on the sailboat Why Knot (and went to
some happy hours at Meherios)"

Sweet water Waterfall

MV CELT crew stretching their land legs in the mountains

tahiti restaurant on the water

Great place for refreshments in Tahiti

marina in tahiti

Nice slip to break away from the boat for some overland travels

MV CELT 🇺🇸 Gerry & Angela - Nordhavn 43′

CELT CELT

11) GOOD NAUTICAL:

ISLA CAVADA 

(PART OF ISLAS SECAS)

07° 59.6160' N   082° 1.9220' W

GOOD NAUTICAL

Isla
Cavada is part of the Islas Secas island group in western Panama.
The island group is about 25 nm northwest of Isla Coiba.
Anchor over sand in multiple places on the east side of the
Island.  Great snorkeling and beautiful sand beaches.  There
is a resort that owns one of the islands.  

Good Nautical ISLA CAVADA
sunrise isla cavada

Sunrise from Isla Cavada

summerbreeze leaving isla cavada

MV SUMMERBREEZE on the move; departing Isla Cavada

MV SUMMERBREEZE 🇺🇸 Kurtis - Bestway 46'

SUMMERBREEZE - Kurtis
SIGN UP FOR OCEAN POSSE 8 
2024-2025

12) PIER SIXTY-SIX MARINA 🇺🇸 

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA  USA

26°06.1666′ N 080°07.0033′ W

PIER 66 MARINA

We are excited to welcome the Ocean Posse and look forward to your arrival !

Pier
Sixty-Six Marina is the closest marina to the Port Everglades inlet and
in the center of the marine world of Fort Lauderdale.

As
a special recognition we will offer a discounted fuel rate reserved for
annual dock holders of $ 2.85 vs $ 3.57 x gallon ( 07/01/2021) and an
exclusive welcome gift.

We also offer the lowest slip rates in the area.

We  look forward to meeting all the participants of the Ocean Posse

MEGAN LAGASSE PIER SIXTY-SIX

MEGAN LAGASSE

 Marine Director

Pier Sixty-Six Marina

2301 SE 17th Street

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

CONTACT:

p +1 954.728.3578

c +1 978.270.8508

INFO@66MARINA.COM

WWW.66marina.com

AMENITIES

  • FUEL  Marine Diesel and Rec90
  • WATER  Potable  Broward County Water meets exceeded all federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards
  • SHORE POWER  ( 125V 30/50  125/220V 50    no 230v
  • WIFI  Newly updated 1 gig up and down
  • PET FRIENDLY
  • RUBBISH / RECYCLING   Rubbish /  Recyling from 4Ocean
  • LOCAL PARKING
  • TOILETS  ( no showers during construction phase )
  • LAUNDRY Dryclean USA pick up and drop off
  • RESTAURANTS which are a  2 min dinghy ride away and have patrons docks
  • 15 Street Disheries
  • Southport Rawbar
  • Boatyard Restaurant

PROVISIONING

  • PUBLIX
  • Winndixie  

PHARMACY

  • Walgreens

PIER 66 MARINA

13) POSSE SPONSOR: 

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sunset

14) MEET THE FLEET  

SY WARRIOR

Dave, Beth and Landon (G16)

https://www.instagram.com/sailinglifewarriors/ in Galapagos

Dave,
Beth and Landon (G16) have been sailing Warrior from Fort Lauderdale
since last March on their 2021 Leopard 45.  Prior to that they
experienced tragedy in 2022 when their brand new 2022 Fountaine Pajot 42
Astrea burned and sank, killing their two dogs in Georgetown, Bahamas.
Not to be knocked down, these Warriors got back up quickly and are
now currently in the Marquesas and departing soon for the Tuamotus.
They aim to be in New Zealand or Australia by end of October.
You can follow them on their instagram
@sailinglifewarriors.

SV WARRIOR 🇺🇸 Dave, Beth, & Landon - Leopard 45

WARRIOR Dave WARRIOR LandonWARRIOR

15) POSSE SWAG

SHOP

 

16)  PET ALERT:

NEW RULES FOR HIGH RISK COUNTRIES 
GETTING YOUR PETS INTO THE USA WILL BECOME CONSIDERABLY MORE DIFFICULT FROM THESE COUNTRIES 

🇧🇿 BELIZE
🇨🇴 COLOMBIA
🇨🇺 CUBA
🇩🇴 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
🇪🇨 ECUADOR 
🇸🇻 EL SALVADOR
🇬🇹 GUATEMALA
🇭🇹 HAITI
🇭🇳 HONDURAS
🇻🇪 VENEZUELA 

PETS

Requirements
for foreign-vaccinated dogs that have been in a country with high risk
of dog rabies within 6 months before entry 

CHECK THE THE LIST & LINK ABOVE  

Dogs,
including service dogs, that have been in a country at high-risk for
dog rabies within the 6 months before entry and do not have appropriate
documentation of current U.S.-issued rabies vaccine must:

  •     Meet all requirements in the “All Dogs” section
  •     Have a complete Certification of Foreign Rabies Vaccination and Microchip form

  • Ensure the dog is microchipped with an
    International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-compatible
    microchip before receiving the rabies vaccination and the number is
    recorded on the veterinary documents or the vaccine will not be
    considered valid
  •         Verify the dog is at least 12 weeks (84 days) of age when vaccinated against rabies

  • The dog must have a valid (i.e., non-expired)
    rabies vaccination. If it’s the dog’s first vaccination or if the dog’s
    vaccination coverage has lapsed, the vaccine must be administered at
    least 28 days before arrival to the United States.

  • The Certification of Foreign Rabies Vaccination
    and Microchip form must be completed by your veterinarian AND endorsed
    by an official veterinarian in the exporting country.

  • Have a valid rabies serology titer (titer not required if dog
    has reservation for 28-day quarantine at a CDC-registered animal care
    facility)

  • The blood sample for the rabies serology titer
    must have been drawn at least 30 days after the dog’s first valid rabies
    vaccination and at least 28 days before entry to the U.S.

  • Dogs with a history of multiple valid rabies
    vaccinations administered after the microchip was placed may have the
    sample for the rabies serology titer drawn at any time after a rabies
    booster vaccination as long as the dog’s first vaccine was given at
    least 30 days before the blood sample was drawn and there has been no
    lapse in vaccine coverage. If a lapse occurs, the sample must be drawn
    at least 30 days after the valid booster vaccination was administered.

  • The sample must be sent to a CDC-approved rabies
    serology laboratory. If there is no CDC-approved laboratory in your
    country, your veterinarian may draw the sample and send it
    internationally to a CDC-approved laboratory.
  •         Passing results must be obtained in order for a serology to be valid.

  • Rabies serology titer results will be considered
    valid for the life of the dog as long as the dog’s rabies vaccination
    coverage does not lapse. If a lapse occurs, a new rabies serology titer
    will be required and that sample must be drawn at least 30 days after
    the new vaccination was administered.

  • If the dog does not have a valid rabies serology
    titer, it will be required to be quarantined at a CDC-registered animal
    care facility for 28 days after the dog is revaccinated by the
    facility’s veterinarian.

  • Have a reservation at a CDC-registered animal care facility for
    examination and revaccination (and quarantine if the dog does not have a
    valid rabies serology titer)

  • All foreign-vaccinated dogs that have been in a
    high-risk country in the previous 6 months must have a reservation for
    examination, verification of age, documents, and microchip number, and
    administration of a rabies booster vaccination at a CDC-registered
    animal care facility immediately upon arrival in the United States.

  • Dogs that do not have a valid rabies serology
    titer must also have a reservation for quarantine. Dogs will be
    quarantined at the facility for 28 days at the importer’s expense after
    being revaccinated by the facility’s veterinarian.

  • All CDC-registered animal care facility expenses,
    including exam, revaccination, and quarantine (if required), are the
    responsibility of the importer.
  •         The facility will need copies of all required documents prior to confirming your reservation.

  • Ensure the dog meets any facility-specific
    requirements (contact facility for additional information).

  • If after arrival the CDC-registered animal care
    facility determines that your documents are not valid or the dog’s
    microchip number, age, or description does not match the paperwork
    provided, the dog may be denied entry and returned to the country of
    departure at your expense.

  • Dogs that have evidence of illness or are not
    healthy will be required to have testing to confirm they do not have
    contagious diseases before they will be eligible for release, which may
    extend the required quarantine period beyond 28 days. Any required
    testing or extended stay in quarantine will be at the importer’s
    expense, so please ensure dogs are healthy upon arrival (including no
    evidence of fleas, ticks, or skin diseases).

  • Have an international flight that arrives directly at the
    airport with the CDC-registered animal care facility where the dog has a
    reservation

  • Dogs must arrive to the U.S. at the airport where
    the CDC-registered animal care facility is located. This must be the
    location where the dog has a reservation.
  •         This must also be the airport listed on the CDC Dog Import Form

  • Domestic flights or other forms of travel to other
    locations in the U.S. are not permitted until after the dog receives
    required follow-up services at the CDC-registered animal care facility
    and is cleared for entry.

  • SERVICE DOGS ARRIVING BY SEA: Service dogs, as defined in 14 CFR
    382.3, may arrive by sea if they meet the requirements in the “All
    Dogs” section, have a complete Certification of Foreign Rabies
    Vaccination and Microchip form and a valid rabies serology titer, and
    are traveling with their handler. Emotional support animals are not
    service animals under this definition.

17)  SAFETY ALERT:

US COAST GUARD SHARES

TOP FIVE REASONS FOR BOAT ACCIDENTS

BOAT IN ROUGH WATER

Boat negotiating opposing waves.

The US Coast Guard released statistics on 2023 boating accidents.  

According
to an article released on maritime industry news out of the UK, "The
top five primary contributing factors in accidents were operator
inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed,
and machinery failure.  However, alcohol continued to be the
leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents in 2023,
accounting for 79 deaths, or 17 per cent of total fatalities."

The
article goes on to outline the crafts involved in most accidents, the
level of (in)experience contributing to most accidents, and suggests
better practices to avoid accidents.

While
the top 5 reasons may seem obvious, complacency is perpetual risk on
the water and this Safety Reminder is intended to continue to keep
mariners vigilant and safe on the water.

18)  MUST SEE: 

DIQUÍS DELTA PRECOLUMBIAN 

CHIEFDOM SETTLEMENTS 🇨🇷 COSTA RICA

Located
in the Diquís Delta in southern Costa Rica these Chiefdom settlements
illustrate a collection of unique stone spheres of the
Precolumbian period. The four sites represent different settlement
structures of chiefdom societies (500-1500 CE) containing artificial
mounds, paved areas and burial sites. Diquís stone spheres, which are
rare in their perfection of large-sized (up to 2.57m diameter) spherical
structures .

stone spheres costa rica

Stone
Spheres of the Diquís illustrate the physical evidence of the complex
political, social and productive structures of the Precolumbian
hierarchical societies. The chiefdoms which inhabited the Diquís Delta
created hierarchical settlements expressing the division of different
levels of power centers.

stone spheres costa rica

Stone spheres

The
four property components contribute specific elements which allow for
the understanding of the chiefdom settlement structures. Finca 6 is the
only site retaining stone spheres in linear arrangements, Batambal is
the only chiefdom settlement visible from a far distance, El Silencio
contains the largest single stone sphere ever found, and Grijalba-2 site
is unique for its use of limestone and its distinctive characteristics
as a subordinate centre, as opposed to the Finca 6 site, which was
likely a principal center.

stone spheres costa rica

Archaeological
sites with sets of stone spheres have been affected for decades and
individual spheres have been removed, altered or destroyed causing a
great loss of the Costa Rican cultural heritage. For many years,
archaeological investigations were scarce, but since the early 1990s,
investigations began to progressively fill information gaps.

stone spheres costa rica

Careful excavation of a Pre-Columbian Stone Sphere in Costa Rica

They
appear to have been made by hammering natural boulders with other
rocks, then polishing with sand. The degree of finishing and precision
of working varies considerably. The gabbro came from sites in the hills,
several kilometers away from where the finished spheres are found,
though some unfinished spheres remain in the hills. They are used for
decoration.

Since
2005, the National Museum of Costa Rica has developed the project
“Archaeological Investigations in Sites with Stone Spheres, Delta del
Diquís” aimed at studying the pre-Columbian occupation of the delta,
focusing particularly on archaeological sites with the presence of stone
spheres. At the same time trying to contribute to the discussion of
various issues of regional relevance such as the emergence of rank
societies and their particularities, in light of local developments
proposed from the genetics and linguistics of current indigenous groups.

stone spheres costa rica

The
regional and medium-term focus of this study has allowed a growing
accumulation of information on different periods of occupation and
establish the great potential of knowledge despite decades of
agricultural work. The activities have combined inspection, evaluation
and partial excavation of various settlements.

stone spheres costa rica

The
spheres were discovered in the 1930s as the United Fruit Company was
clearing the jungle for banana plantations.[4] Workmen pushed them aside
with bulldozers and heavy equipment, damaging some spheres.
Additionally, inspired by stories of hidden gold, workmen began to drill
holes into the spheres and blow them open with sticks of dynamite.
Several of the spheres were destroyed before authorities intervened.
Some of the dynamited spheres have been reassembled and are currently on
display at the National Museum of Costa Rica in San José. The
collection at the National Museum of Costa Rica is made up of six of the
spheres.  A lot of the spheres also ended up as lawn decorations
for many Tico citizens

Archipiélago de Revillagigedo San Benedicto Island - Mexico

The
spheres were discovered in the 1930s as the United Fruit Company was
clearing the jungle for banana plantations.[4] Workmen pushed them aside
with bulldozers and heavy equipment, damaging some spheres.
Additionally, inspired by stories of hidden gold, workmen began to drill
holes into the spheres and blow them open with sticks of dynamite.
Several of the spheres were destroyed before authorities intervened.
Some of the dynamited spheres have been reassembled and are currently on
display at the National Museum of Costa Rica in San José. The
collection at the National Museum of Costa Rica is made up of six of the
spheres.  A lot of the spheres also ended up as lawn decorations
for many Tico citizens

stone spheres costa rica

THERE ARE OVER 40 WORLD HERITAGE SITES ALONG THE PANAMA ROUTE 

https://oceanposse.com/pp-must-see/

 

19)  75+ OCEAN POSSE MARINA SPONSORS 

Marinas

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor Ventura Isle -  Ventura, USA

🇲🇽 Cruise Port Village - 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  

🇲🇽 OCEAN POSSE HQ  – Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Mexico  

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🇨🇷 Banana Bay Marina – Costa Rica  

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇵🇦 Buenaventura Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Vista Mar Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇵🇦 Bocas Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 Linton Bay Marina – Panama 

🇵🇦 La Playita Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Flamenco Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Solarte  Marina – Panama

🇵🇦 Turtle Cay Marina – Panama

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🇨🇴 Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena – Colombia 

🇨🇴 Manzanillo Marina Club – 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 

🇧🇿 Placencia Yacht Club – 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  

🇺🇸 Yorktown Riverwalk Landing – Virginia USA  

🇺🇸 Regatta Point Marina – Deltaville, Virginia USA 

🇺🇸 Regent Point Marina – Topping, Virginia USA 

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NEARBY • Over 12 miles of public beaches • 24 world famous golf courses designed by some of the preeminent architects such as Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones, Arnold Palmer and many more • Over 350 tennis courts in all three Grand Slam surfaces • More than 250 restaurants • A multitude of outdoor adventure options • A superb selection of over 200 shopping opportunities • Close proximity to Beaufort and Charleston, SC as well as Savannah, GA • Hilton Head Regional Hospital

Welcome to Windmill Harbour Marina, situated on the northwest coast of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

We are please to sponsor the Panama Posse rally with a 20 cent x foot discount over published rates !

Windmill Harbour Jake

Windmill Harbour Jake

Harbormaster

JAKE MCMILLAN

We are located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just ½ mile south of the Pinckney Island Bridge at mile marker 558, 500 yards south of channel marker 27, and ½ mile north of channel marker 29 in the Calibogue Sound. The marina’s 15.5 acre harbour boasts 258 Hilton Head boat slips, offering many for rent or sale. Transient dockage is available. Our remarkable harbour offers a safe, tide free haven protected by a lock system directly off the Intracoastal Waterway. The Windmill Harbour Marina lock is 75′ long by 19′ wide. Hours of operation are 0800 to 1900 by harbour master or 24 hours by yachtsmen with a keycard. We monitor channel 14 VHF. Our phone number is 843-681-9235 and our email is windmillharbourmaster@gmail.com. CONTACT Windmill Harbour Marina 161 Harbour Passage Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Phone (843) 681-9235 Fax (843) 681-9394 Email: windmillharbour@gmail.com

We
are located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just ½ mile south of the
Pinckney Island Bridge at mile marker 558, 500 yards south of channel
marker 27, and ½ mile north of channel marker 29 in the Calibogue Sound.
The marina’s 15.5 acre harbour boasts 258 Hilton Head boat slips,
offering many for rent or sale. Transient dockage is available. Our
remarkable harbour offers a safe, tide free haven protected by a lock
system directly off the Intracoastal Waterway. The Windmill Harbour
Marina lock is 75′ long by 19′ wide. Hours of operation are 0800 to 1900
by harbour master or 24 hours by yachtsmen with a keycard. We monitor
channel 14 VHF. Our phone number is 843-681-9235 and our email is
windmillharbourmaster@gmail.com.

CONTACT

Windmill Harbour Marina

161 Harbour Passage

Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Phone (843) 681-9235

Fax (843) 681-9394

Email: windmillharbour@gmail.com

WINDMILL HARBOUR
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20)  OCEAN POSSE SPONSORS 

  • BELIZE TOURISM
  • CHRIS PARKER - MARINE WEATHER CENTER
  • DELTA MIKE MARINE SUPPLY PANAMA
  • DOWNWIND MARINE
  • FLOR DE CAÑA
  • HERTZ RENTAL CARS  MEXICO
  • HOME DEPOT PRO MEXICO
  • LATITUDES AND ATTITUDES  
  • PANAMA YACHT BROKER
  • PREDICT WIND
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER  
  • SAN DIEGO MARINE EXCHANGE
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • WAYPOINT YACHT SERVICES
  • WIKUS MARINE AUTO 
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS  
     
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WHAT WE DO

21) 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
Panama Canal Map

22) WAYPOINT YACHT SERVICES

Waypoint Yacht Services

“Our
vision is to provide a top tier service to our customers while covering
every potential need they may have when approaching shore. 

 Contact us today through panama@waypointyacht.com

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23) STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

SSCA

Park Avenue Villas – San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua

Coconutz – Playa Cocos – Costa Rica

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Pacific Posse 

Atlantic Posse

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GOOD NAUTICAL

24) MORE POSSE NEWS FROM 
AROUND THE OCEANS

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El Jadida is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco about 60 nm south of Casablanca

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Jadida  is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco
about 60 nm  south of  Casablanca 🇲🇦  Morocco 

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voyage between the  Mediterranean  and  the Caribbean 

SAN JUAN
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25) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SEASON 4 

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At ease on great barrier island

The Amazing Great  Barrier Island 🇳🇿 NZ 

South Pacific Posse BUrgees

South Pacific Posse burgees available now in French Polynesia and with 
SV Whirlwind 

TUAMOTUS

The impressive PALM formations in the South Pacific  

Nawi Island PArty

Nawi Island Event August 31 2024 - come party and mingle with the Cruising Fleet 

Nawi ISland Event

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 OUR MISSION

  • Make traveling for yacht owners easier, transparent and better informed.
  • Generate group buying power with discounts in marinas and with service providers
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  • Allow for flexibility and reduce pressures due to schedules


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“If we were meant to stay in one place, 
we’d have roots instead of feet.”

 - Rachel Wolchin   
 

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JUNE 2024 - MAY 2025

Party like a sailstar with the Ocean Posse

1)  PICTURES OF THE WEEK

Caught a big fish

We’re having a poke party tomorrow!! 

SY TIAMAT 🇺🇸 Stephanie & Owen – Fountaine Pajot 44’

Caving

Caving, Bocas del Toro  🇵🇦 Panama

SY MAISON DE SANTÉ 🇺🇸 Nicole & Keenan -  Cal 46' &

MY SUNDOWNER 🇺🇸 Jeffrey & Lynn - Californian 50'

DInghy Parking

Dinghy Parking, San Blas 🇵🇦 Panama

SY DARK HORSE 🇺🇸 Brian & Angela – Beneteau 49’

2)  MORE EVENTS IN 2024-2025 
 

OCEAN POSSE @ ANNAPOLIS BOAT SHOW

OCTOBER 10-14  ’24   🇺🇸  ANNAPOLIS MD

US SAILBOAT SHOW

Come party and meet the cruising fleet at booth VB10 OCT 10-14 2024
Pick up your burgee - drink a coconut full of rum and enjoy the show specials 

 
SAN DIEGO 🇺🇸  CALIFORNIA 
CRUISERS SEMINARS SERIES  
OCTOBER @ SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY

Cruising Seminars in San Diego

AGENDA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23rd, 2024 ● SEMINARS

  • Cruising down Pacific Mexico and the Sea of Cortez
  • Water Makers + Plumbing in Paradise
  • Diesel Engines  & Generators and preventative Maintenance
  • Open CPN – installation and integration (PC + MAC )
  • Rigging 101 Standing and Running Rigging
  • Weather Weather Weather – planning – routing – underway
  • Crew the good the bad and the ugly
  • Destination Costa Rica and Nicaragua

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 24th, 2023 ● SEMINARS

  • South Pacific  – French Polynesia – Cook Islands – Tonga &  Fiji
  • Safety Security and Emergencies  outside the US and what to expect
  • Electrical Systems – Batteries, Chargers, Alternators, Solar Panels
  • Cruising in Panama + the Panama Canal + SAN BLAS
  • Where and how to repair boats outside the US
  • The tropics – Refrigeration, AC, Shading,  Airflow + other ways to stay cool
  • Destination Colombia, Jamaica & Bay of Islands Honduras & Roatan

 

FRIDAY OCTOBER 28th, 2023 ● SEMINARS + PARTY

  • Destination Belize & Rio Dulce Guatemala
  • Blue Hole Belize Cruising Ground and how to get there
  • Communications onboard, underway and on shore
  • The fundamentals of wires, connectors and fuses
  • Open CPN – Satellite Charts – Use Cases and Satellite Chart creation
  • Chart Accuracy, Navigation Trips and Tricks & Tracking
  • Provisioning, Propane and Fuel – where to replenish

+ RUM  PPPPARTY INVOCATION & KICK OFF  

RSVP NOW FOR THIS EVENT

Events in San Diego

24-25′ OCEAN POSSE 
KICK OFF WEEKEND 

 BARRA DE NAVIDAD 🇲🇽 MEXICO

Bonfire on the beach in Tenecatita

24-25′ PANAMA POSSE KICK OFF WEEKEND 🇲🇽 BARRA DE NAVIDAD, MEXICO

WHEN: December 4 - 8 2024

WHERE: Barra de Navidad, MX at the Marina Puerto de la Navidad & Tenecatita

SEMINARS PLUS  Special Ocean Posse Beach gathering

in Tenecatita on Dec 8 with local water taxi to get you from your boat

to the party AND BACK – local food and beach bonfire and RUM –

whoop whoop – bring on the s’mores on a stick 

SEMINARS IN MEXICO

3) SUNRISES AND SUNSETS THIS WEEK

UVITA

Sunrise in Uvita  🇨🇷 Costa Rica.  Going to look for some mermaids.

MV SUMMERBREEZE 🇺🇸 Kurtis - Bestway 46'

🇨🇷

MY TIDINGS OF JOY 🇺🇸 Jeff & Joy - DeFever 52′

sunset

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean bound for French Polynesia

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

4) OCEAN POSSE 🎌  MEET UPS

Posse meetup in West Palm Beach 🇨🇷 Florida

We
had a great PP meetup on Cerca Trova today with Yo-D-Yo and French
Kissing in West Palm Breach. Good times!  The original San Diego
Posse group finally get together for the first time since the fall of
2021 in West Palm Beach. Mary and Dave on Yo-D-Yo, Sheila and Josh on Sephina, and Lynette and Bruce on Cerca Trova. Way too long without seeing all of us together. ❤️

SY YO-D-YO 🇺🇸  David & Mary – Hunter 45’, 

SY FRENCH KISSING LIFE 🇺🇸 Tess&John – Bavaria 45’  &,

SY CERCA TROVA 🇺🇸 Bruce & Lynette - Manta MK IV 42′

5) ACCEPTING AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR 

SEASON 8 

Squirrel monkey

ANNUAL AWARDS INCLUDE:

  • 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

Nominate yourself, a crew member, or another boat   

SUBMIT ENTRIES ON THE LINE AP OR EMAIL TO EDITOR@PANAMAPOSSE.COM

Share the adventure

Flor De Cana

Flor de Caña sponsors the Panama  Posse 

6) ADVENTURE INSIDE THE EARTH:

CAVING IN BOCAS DEL TORO 🇵🇦 PANAMA

Welcome to the Bat Cave

CAVES

Spelunking in the inner dark depths of the earth is for the brave hearted

Trip Report: 

Maison
de Sante and Sundowner had a great time at the bat cave located on one
of the islands in Bocas Del Toro, Panama!  Fermin and his family
live on the land, have a farm, and run tours of the cave. $20 pp and
includes shoes, helmets with lights, and gloves. They point out wildlife
along the way such as red frogs, sloths, millipedes, etc. A great way
to support locals. Just traversing through the mangroves to get there is
better than the jungle ride at Disneyland. You can contact Justiliano
on WhatsApp; he speaks English.

Mangrove ride

A boatride through the mangroves.

Red Frog

Red Frog spotted in the jungle

Cave

The entrance to Bat Cave.

sucess in the caves

Let's do this!

CAVING SUCESS IN BOCAS DEL TORO

Inside Bat Cave.

MV Sundowner  Jeffrey & Lynn - Californian 50′

7) CROSSING THE PACIFIC 

FROM PANAMA 🌊 TO THE MARQUESAS

Full Sails to French Polynesia

Ocean Posse Editor, Maurisa, on SV WHIRLWIND shares :

My
family and I left the Pacific Northwest in 2018 with the vision of
sailing across the Pacific Ocean to French Polynesia one day.  Over
the last 6 years we have cruised the pacific coast of North America
twice on two different boats.  We have loved the Panama Posse Route
and after many years and more miles we were ready to make the jump!
We sailed out of Panama City to Isla Contadora with bananas
swaying from hooks, hammocks full of fresh produce, and egg crates
stacked five high.  We took a few days to clean our bottom, stow
the last of our stores, and take a deep breath.  Then, as the April
moon swelled to full, we weighed anchor, turned our bow out to sea, and
turned our stern into the wind.  

"Let
the Downwind Coconut Milk Run Begin!"  We were so excited for this
adventure and our longest passage to date to begin.  

The good ship SV WHIRLWIND sets sail from Isla Contadora in the Perlas, Panama

The
first few days getting out of Panama Bay proved exhilarating, if a
little sporty.  The wind and the current helped flush us out to
sea.  The sky and the ocean got bigger and we got smaller as we
settled into what became our routine.  While we did check the
weather forecast every day, we also used our radar, and relied heavily
on what we saw and felt around us to determine our sail plan.  

The
sky tells so much as do old weather adages.  Our third day out,
dawned with big poofy clouds and a bright rainbow in our path.
Ignorant of the old adage: Rainbows in the morning, Sailors take
warning, I completely mis-read the message dead ahead.  While I sat
staring wistfully at the pretty rainbow and thought of what treasures
we might find at the end of the rainbow, little did I know squalls were
building beyond the pot of gold.  We sailed into squalls through
the night and I learned to look at rainbows with a bit more caution.

An old weather adage: Rainbows in the morning, Sailors take warning.

Squall in the distance

Our radar showing squall ahead into the night.

Our
days began to fly by and simply slide from one to the next.  We
sailed with the wind and the seas on our quarter well beyond the
Galapagos in a swirly mess of mixed current and changing conditions.
While the sea state was unorganized and tossing us this way and
that, we deepened our endurance and praised the gimbled stove as the
only 'level' surface aboard.  We cooked up great meals to kept
morale high. We raised, lowered, reefed, adjusted, and changed sails to
keep our good ship moving.  We looked for chafe or damage on the
topsides daily, played games, listened to books, celebrated animal
visits, and troubleshooted odds and ends in a wild array of conditions.
In time, we hoisted our Spinnaker and sailed downwind, with a
positive current and following seas.  We went from feeling at odds
with our surrounding to feeling in the flow with the ocean.  It was
absolutely magnificent. 

Adjusting the leech line underway

Putting some meat on the rail to put the miles under our keel 

shellbacks

Our entire family became Shellbacks upon crossing the equator.

Bird attempting to take a rest and catch a ride on our solar panel.

spinnaker

Kite flying for days ( watching out for chafe )

Colorful sunrise. Is that a red sky in the morning, or is it pink?

This
magnificence with the following wind and seas lasted as long as it
lasted and then we were back at sailing hard to make our destination.
Nearing the islands, we once again met fast changing weather,
squalls, and mixed sea conditions.  Sails went up, sails went down.
That's when grit set in and we truly dug deep holding each other
up as needed.  Thankfully, the excitement of our proximity to our
destination, Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia gave us the extra energy
necessary.  

Our
final push was intense and so worth it!.  The moon was full and,
like us, was in and out of thick clouds all night.  Nearing sunrise
the sky and squalls cleared.  The moon set and we saw land.  

LAND HO

The island of Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas appears 

LAND HO

Land Ho!

Captain Mike at the helm, ever vigilant of our sails and wind angle.

The
sun rose and began to set the landscape aglow.  Birds were
chirping, there was so much fresh green vegetation growing in steep
volcanic soil, and the air smelled of flowers.  We sailed into
Anaho Bay and for the first time in 30 days we put our sails to bed one
by one, pulled and coiled our spinnaker sheets, and prepped our anchor
to drop. 

Left Panama a ten year old and arrived in French Polynesia an 11 year old Salt.

reflections

Verdant peak, Anaho Bay, Marquesas 🇵🇫  French Polynesia

PEAKS IN THE MARQUESAS

The volcanic island of Nuku Hiva 🇵🇫  FP

THE BAY
After
sailing through one Full moon cycle across 4234nm of Bluewater, we
arrived.  The anchor set and we sat back: exhilarated and
exhausted.  

Interestingly,
the ocean voyage now feels like a dream and the landscape surreal in
it's beauty.  I keep pinching myself thinking, " We did it!
We are in the South Pacific.  We are here!"

I feel boundless gratitude for our safe passage, my captain and our crew, and the new (to us) land and sea we will explore!

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

Thank you for Sharing your LOVE of the water !

8) SHARING YOUR ADVENTURES  
is the heart and soul of the Panama Posse 

Please
share pictures of your adventures, your award entries/nominations, your
breathtaking sunsets, and picturesque anchorages 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 enjoys writing fun and
helpful updates to the Panama Posse.
 

bird on the bow

A feathered guest drops in off the Galapagos.

9) 2024 HURRICANE SEASON 
🌀FORECASTS 

hurricane season

NHC has released seasonal hurricane predictions for the Eastern Pacific and the Atlantic 2024 Hurricane Season.  

  1. Below average in EPAC
  1. Atlantic: Above average in Atlantic. 

video

Watch this video of how to prepare and ride out a hurricane in the Sea of Cortez

BASIK 🇺🇸 Teal, Linh & Emma & Compass - Custom 43' 

10) IGY RED FROG MARINA  

BOCAS DEL TORO  🇵🇦  PANAMA 

SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

 09° 20.13′ N  082° 10.65′ W

Red Frog marina

Ahoy Captains

We can offer to the Ocean Posse members:

  •     15% discount on the daily, weekly, monthly and rate.
  •     10 % discount on the quarterly rate (3 to 5 months), and long term (6+ months)

Santiago Herrera 

Marina General Manager

santiago.herrera@igymarinas.com

Red Frog Beach Island Marina

RED FROG MARINA

Amenities

  •     Private Beach Access
  •     Restaurants
  •     Ship’s Chandlery
  •     Private Shower House
  •     Wi-Fi Connectivity
  •     Golf Cart Rentals
  •     Guest Laundry

RED FROG MARINA BEACH WEST SIDE

Services

  •     Fueling Services
  •     Customs & Immigration
  •     Canal Agent Services
  •     Provisioning Services
  •     Vessel Repairs & Maintenance

11) LIGHTNING SEASON 🇵🇦 PANAMA 

Lightningin Panama

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Panama captures this image of a lightning bolt

 The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) defines a lightning storm as a
“sudden discharge of atmospheric electricity manifested by a brief glow
(lightning) and a clicking noise or a dull roar (thunder). Storms are
associated with convective clouds (Cumulonimbus) and

They are usually accompanied by precipitation in the form of  showers.

Thunder: is the sound caused by atmospheric electrical discharge. It is given as

consequence of the heating of the air surrounding the discharge

 PANAMA LIGHTNING DENSITY -  SEASONAL COMPARISON

LIGHTNING IN PANAMA IN JANUARY OR LACK THEREOF

January vs October

LIGHTNING IN PANAMA IN OCTOBER For More info on lighting visit https://oceanposse.com/lightning-density

Avant

SY AVANT  🇨🇦 Rob & Debra - Beneteau 43.5'

12) GOOD NAUTICAL: PLAYA VENAOEnter Playa Venao BENAO  (BENAO)

7° 25.5161' N, 80° 11.3323' W

Playa Venao is locates on the Azuero Peninsula west of Punta Mala.  Many
vessels will anchor here before or after rounding Punta Mala.  It
is a great little beach town with a popular surf break and, in the right
conditions, a great anchorage.

Playa Venao

SV AEESHAH shares their experience in Venao:

After an overnight that John mainly covered we arrived at  Playa Venao.
Described as one of Panama’s premier surf spots the bay did offer
shelter at one end.  This is a very, very, large bay where one end
was protected from the huge Pacific waves by an island and a rocky sand
bar.  The sound of the surf crashing ashore was the dominant sound,
the spray was in the air everywhere giving the huge bay a hazy
unfocused glare. There were surfers in the shallow surf and others way
out in the huge rollers. I guessed they represented different levels of
skill.  Later during the afternoon there were folks riding horses
along the beach.  Out we motor-sailed at 6:30am the next morning
heading to our next destination. The scenery was spectacular even with
the cloudy hazy conditions.

Playa Venao

Playa Venao

Playa Venao

Landscape near the Anchorage

SV AEESHAH 🇧🇲 Jen & John - Gulfstart Hirsh' 

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15) MEET THE FLEET  

SV DARK HORSE

Angela & Brian

DARK HORSE CREW

SV DARK HORSE
is our 4th boat,.  We purchased her new in 2007.  We fell in
love with her new design and I knew she would take us to some beautiful
places. But we what discovered is that she has introduced us to an
incredible sailing community.  Dark Horse has taken us to many
small anchorages, villages, towns, cities, and countries where we've met
so many warm and friendly people. Since we left San Diego last October
2023 on the Baja Ha-Ha, she has enriched our lives on the sea and opened
our eyes and hearts to the people living on or near the waters we've
sailed upon. Our new friends can follow us on social media and WhatsApp,
and we often hear back from them about how much they love living
vicariously through us.  Dark Horse will be taking us around the
Caribbean and perhaps the Mediterranean, where her ancient ancestors
first plied the seas of civilizations long ago.  Oh, the places
we'll go!

Dark HOrse

SV DARK HORSE on anchor dressed for action.

DAR HORSE

Different lights take the Dark out of the night.

SV DARK HORSE 🇺🇸 Brian & Angela- Beneteau 49’

 

16) SAFETY ALERT:

SHARK ATTACK 🦈
 THE GAMBIERS  🇵🇫  FRENCH POLYNESIA

Grey Shark Attack in the Gambiers

Grey Reef Sharks are known to be among the more aggressive sharks

Report from SV KISKADEE from the Gambiers, French Polynesia:

We
anchored in Gambier, French Polynesia near the Airport Island, aside
the Fausse Passe, False Pass, a beautiful shallow snorkeling spot. We
took the dinghy to the corner of the channel, my 2 crew members went for
a free dive, snorkeling. They were going to the ocean side and let the
incoming tide slowly take them into the channel again. The spot is, on a
sunny day, beautiful. Coral, sandy bottom, little fish and small black
tip reefs shark, on an incoming tide there is a lot of activity. And
safe because you are pushed into the lagoon.  

Kiskadee Track

Swimming
close together, 10-15 meters my two crew members entered the the
channel close to the shallow part with 50 cm of water on top of big
coral formations. Out of the ocean came a single bigger, 2-3 meters,
shark, properly a Grey Reef shark. It swam directly toward A. and bit
him in his underarm.

A. reacted promptly and stabbed him multiple times in the gills which
resulted in the Shark letting him go. He managed to get on top of a
coral bank bleeding badly from the bite running from below his elbow to
above his wrist. D. swam ashore safely.

I managed to launch the dinghy from the beach, had to go around some very
swallow parts and row the last 10 meters. Hoist him in the dinghy. It
was obvious, this was a severe bite. Big open wound trauma, lots of
blood.

First response

From that moment on, we went into crisis modes and did a few things right.
We applied a tourniquet with a dinghy rope and twig and used a long
leave shirt to make a pressure bandage over his wet suit and arm. On
board we give hem a sugary, salty drink. And kept talking to him.

We motored back on maximum power, taking a few safe shortcuts. 45 minutes
later we were in Rikitea, which has a medical center with two trauma
Nurses.

After the first actions of stabilizing, IV, cutting his 5 mm wet suit off,
replace our twig with a professional tourniquet etc, they consulted the
ER doctor in Tahiti. A medical emergency was declared and the hospital
ordered a medevac. At that time it was about 14 hours local time, all
ready two hours after the attack. A. was put on pain medicine as well as
antibiotics to counter any infections from the dirty bite.

The follow up

Gambier has an airport, but it’s not equipped for night flights, there are a
very limited amount of lights on the runway. So the medivac was
performed by the French Air force which flew in a midsize transport
plane. They landed at 21:30 and departed an hour later. Flying time to
Tahiti is about 3-4 hours.

The transport from the Medical Center to the Airport was performed by a
Gendarmarie Pickup truck for the stretcher and the local ferry of the
Rikitea community to the airport island. Ta’aone Hospital in Tahiti is
the next stop for surgery.

Update:
A. is “ok”, surgery is today (24 may) reconstruct blood vessels, muscle
tissue etc. Later an skin reconstruction, common with shark bits. An
X-ray revealed two shark teeth in his arm. An unusual souvenir of a very
scary event.

Things to learn

There is local knowledge about Sharks and there are stories about them (semi)
attacking. Also that it is most likely a Grey Reef Shark which are know
to be aggressive when their territory is invaded. We learned this
stories afterwards. I would be skeptical about swimming in that channel
having this info on forehand.

A. was not Speer fishing but wears a wet suit that was used multiple times
while fishing. I called it his smelly suit. Don’t know if its a factor.
Its a dark suit, opinions differs on colors attractive for game fish.

We called out a pan-pan-pan multiple time but nobody reacted. We called
the Gendarmarie on cell phone but got an answering machine, between
12-14 its siesta time. Translate a short message in French for VHF. A
local harbor master has almost no knowledge of English.

In this case the medical center was one to 1,5 hours away. If we were more
remote we would have add three steps to our first aid. Start
immediately on a maximum dose of Paracetamol and add a max dose of a
broad span antibiotics like Amoxicillin from the Kiskadee board
pharmacy, 8to fight on upcoming infection. Second, replace the
improvised t-shirt bandage with a real pressure bandage. Third, release
the tourniquet a bit after 1,5 hours to start a blood flow to his hand.
Look for bleeding, if it occurs you have no choice then tightening it
again. Releasing the flow will increase the pain.

For comfort and against a shock, cut his wet suit off, except the arm peace covering the wounds, and rap him in a few blankets.

Words of Thanks

We are in deep gratitude for so much help and kindness. From the
professionals to the lady on the dock handing us a bottle of water.
Numerous people where involved by transporting him to Tahiti. My second
crew member was allowed to fly with him to Tahiti. Also unusual.

So my final words, sailing is beautiful and dangerous. Therese and I are
always super grateful that dangerous thus not go all the way to fatal.
We are privileged.

https://svkiskadee.nl/shark/

QUESTIONS TO PREPARE FOR :

  1. What is the protocol on your vessel for First Aid Emergencies ?
  2. What is the protocol on your vessel for Emergency communications ?
  3. At what point will you activate an EPIRB?
  4. If the EPIRB were used in this incident would the vessel have had more rapid response from local officials ?
false pass

17)  MUST SEE: 

COPPER CANON – BARRANCA DEL COBRE  
EL CHEPE 🇲🇽   MEXICO

The
Journey through the Copper Canyon by train is an experience of one of
the most scenic train rides in the world. TAs El Chepe chugs along its
653 km (405 mi) of track, a journey which takes anywhere from 9 to 16
hours, it crosses over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels. It crosses the
Copper Canyon, called the Barranca del Cobre by Mexicans.

El Chepe

Train crossing the Copper Canyon

The Canyon

Volcanic Islands

The
Copper Canyon is one of Mexico’s lesser-known gems.  The area is a
group of six distinct canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental in the
southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua.

It is 65,000 sqk  / 25,000 sqm  in size.

copper canyon
the canyon

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

All
six rivers merge into the Rio Fuerte and empty into the Gulf of
California. The walls of the canyon are a copper/green color, which is
the origin of the name.

The
Spanish arrived in the Copper Canyon area in the 17th century and
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to spread Christianity. The New Spanish named the people “Tarahumara”,
they encountered derived from the word Rarámuri, which is what the
indigenous people call their men.

During
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