1) Acapulco, Mexico

Ahoy Panama Posse,
We just arrived dec 13th 10 am in Acapulco. We left Zihuatanejo dec 12th and did not really like the anchorage of Papanoa, so we sailed on. No problems in the night. Saw whale and dolphins. Vicente immediately came out when we entered the bay. I will give him a 2019 Posse small burgee. He proudly showed me the one from last year. His smile went even bigger when I mentioned you, Dietmar. No other Posses here (yet). Saw Sprezzatura come into Zihua when we left.

Huibert & Maaike

(note please take a picture of Vicente with his 18-19 Panama Posse tag) 

2) Bahia del Sol, El Salvador Bar crossing adventures continue
This is Knot Right crossing the Bar while leaving Bahia Del Sol, El Salvador. 
After Jeariene took the pictures, she had to swim fast to catch up with us. (lol)

Image 52

Currently In Marina Papagayo, Costa Rica. Probably there for more than a week.
Need to get some repairs accomplished.

(Sat image of the Bahia del Sol Bar – El Salvador)

Walt, Jeariene, Dennis, Geri


3) Marina Puerto de La Navidad, Barra de Navidad, MXPICTURE OF THE WEEK

Yet another generous offer from the harbor master here in Barra de Navidad… For those in the marina, on Friday December 21 the marina staff will be walking around to judge Christmas lights and decorations. The staff will take a vote then award first place. The winner will receive dinner for two or a free night in the resort (great for visiting parents or children!).  For those of you still north of Barra, this would make for a great target date to be in the marina here in Barra. Let’s get those lights up and show off the strong presence of the Panama Posse! 

Chris, Monica & Penny


4) Chiapas, MX
For those heading towards Chiapas to see the breathtaking and astonishing Mayan archeological sites in the area

We did an amazing 4 day tour last season with him between 3 vessels and split the cost)

Mayor archeological site near Chiapas and Huatulco tagged in Good Nautical

Here is the info for the Panama Posse Chiapas Tour guide

Luis Sanchez
email: luis86same@gmail.comwhatsapp: +521962 216 661 
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xoconoshtours/

5) Marina Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua

Luis, from Pinolero Tours, pinolerotoursnicaragua@gmail.com took us to the Flor de Cana rum factory tour and Leon.

He speaks good English and he is very knowledgeable on Nicaragua history, geography and culture.
They operate brand new air conditioned cars and vans.

We went one day to Chinandega for $70 total on a shopping trip/tour.
The 2nd day we did the larger tour for $75 each.
Be sure to tell him youโ€™re from Panama Posse!

They have other tours, including coffee and volcanoes.
They also accommodate your shopping and dining needs and they pick you up at
Marina Puesta Del Sol but will also get you in Corinto. They have vans for larger groups
Jim & Susy


6) Barra de Navidad, MX
Crab Pots Alert – 4nm for the entrance to Barra de Navidad ~ 19ยฐ 12.07 N  104ยฐ 45.33 W



7) Panama Posse Weekly Line Net – we currently have 41 vessels taking part

MONDAY’S at 16:00 UTC via LINE  and open 24/7 to all !
( go to line.me and download the app works on WIN/MAC/IOS/ANDROID )

– Register using your vessel name as the USERNAME SV CARINTHIA
– Search for panamaposse or SV Carinthia or Seaglub and be friend us
– wait and accept your panamaposse GROUP INVITE
–  send us your position via the message system and listen to the vessel check ins
– the LINE system allows for up to 200 live conference call participants  !
8) Barra de Navidad, MX

FLOATING STONES receiving their Panama Posse Burgee !

Bryan & Cheryl9) long term planning dates … 

Turtle Release Beach Party                                    Playa La Madera, Zijuatanejo, MX (Decโ€™ / Jan’ 18)
Mayan Adventures & Pot LucksMarina Chiapas  MX (Dec-Apr)
Bar Crossing Celebrations                                     Bahia del Sol, El Salvador (Dec-Apr)
Flor de Caรฑa Rum Tours                                        Puesta del Sol, Nicaragua – (Dec-Apr)
Papagayo Survivors Party                                      Coconutz , Playa Cocos, CR (Early Febโ€™19)
Golfito Marina Village an IGY Destination – Party   Golfito, CR (May 1st, โ€™19)
Rally Completion Party                                          Vista Mar Marina, Panama (Mayโ€™19)

10) Live Weather & safety chats every Monday at 16:00 UTC in the Panama Posse LINE Group

Tehuantepec – Papagayos – El Salvador Bar crossing – Punta Mala –  a.m.o


11) Vista Mar Marina – Panama

18-19 PANAMA POSSE Songlist of all vessels XENIA

It’s Christmas on Xenia. Mele Kalikimaka!  – Bing Crosby


Tara & Mike

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Happy Holidays to all from
Dietmar & Suzanne


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