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FLEET UPDATE 2020-12-20
HAPPY HOLIDAYS !

ZIJUATENEJO OLD CHART

An extremely attractive 1745 map of the Mexican harbor of Zihuatanejo Bay by George Anson.

Today Zihuatanejo is a stunningly beautiful resort area on the Pacific in the state of Guerrero (about 108 nm northwest of Acapulco).

This area was originally named Cihuatlรกn in Aztec, which means โ€œPlace of Womenโ€, referring to the matriarchal society that dominated the region in pre-Columbian times.

Details the harbor ย showing mountains, waterways, and trees as well as offering detailed depth soundings and nautical references.

-Zihuatanejo Bay overview from high above

Zihuatanejo Bay overview from high above

-SEAGLUB ON PASSAGE

SEAGLUB on Passage

 Approaching Isla Grande Ixtapa

Approaching Isla Grande Ixtapa

playing chicken with some big hardware

CATWEAZLE
playing chicken with some big hardware

ISLA MUJERES

Isla Mujeres

 Blessed Life Xmas

BLESSED LIFE

Bridge of the Americas BLESSED LIFE

Bridge of the Americas BLESSED LIFE

Ciprianis - ISLA IXTAPA

@ Ciprianis – ISLA IXTAPA

 Alamos view of Zihuatanejo Bay

Alamos view of Zihuatanejo Bay

CARINTHIA at ANCHOR

CARINTHIA

RUBY VI

RUBY ย VI

ALAMOS

ALAMOS

 SEA LARKS

SEA LARKS

SEASONAL WEATHER OUTLOOKย 

SEASONAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

As we change from fall to winter, the weather across the Panama Posse route shifts as well.

Tehuantepec winds become more frequent, last longer, and are stronger. There are still weather windows to cross, but you may need to wait a bit longer for one you like.

Papagayos winds increase and become more consistent. The area can still be transited (and enjoyed!) but more caution is recommended (and perhaps more reefs in the main).

The western Caribbean becomes positively sporty. The image below (from Altimeter Data Products (noaa.gov)) shows the satellite measured wave heights from January 2020, up to well over 20โ€™ on the posse route up โ€˜pirate alleyโ€™. For the next two to three months, any travel in the western Caribbean should only be attempted with a very favourable weather window, and with the advance knowledge that itโ€™s unlikely to be a pleasant passage. The combination of the โ€˜Christmas windsโ€™ (reinforced trades) and northers caused by high pressure moving across the southern USA and northern Gulf of Mexico combine to make the area much less fun than most sailors want to have.

Getting to Colombia from Panama is usually ok as long as you pick a decent weather window, and duck south to stay in the lee of the Colombian headland.

To sail north from Panama to Jamaica / Cayman Islands or Bay of Islands Honduras
Jimmy Cornell recommends mid-April to end of June, but it really depends on what kind of weather year it is. This year the season of heavy winds and waves ran late, so later passage would have been better. This is one of the toughest passages for the Panama Posse, so good timing can really help.

ROB / AVANT

AVANT

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UPDATE PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS & SECURITY PROTOCOL

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The following document outlines best practices and security concerns in
PIRATE Prone waters and set’s out security measures for convoys.

This document has been shared with various government agencies and represent a process by which vessels can organize into convoys.

There are 4 main sections

  • ย  ย  Overview
  • ย  ย  General Safety and Security
  • ย  ย  Vessel Security
  • ย  ย  Convoys

View the Security document please follow this link >>

To express your convoy interest please email security@panamaposse.com with your vessel name – please review the security document first.

UPDATE PANAMA POSSE CONVOYS & SECURITY PROTOCOL
BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ENTRYย ย 
 BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ENTRY

Lucky Chucky and Lisa caught this monster on approach to Acapulco

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 PANAMA POSSE ROUTE PLANNING 2
PANAMA POSSE ROUTE PLANNINGย 
SEMINARย 
Part 1ย 
Central Mexico – Northern Costa Rica
 PANAMA POSSE ROUTE PLANNING

Here is the private link for you to view the Route Planning Seminar coveringย 
Barra de Navidad – Northern Costa Rica –>

 

NOMINATION CAPTAIN RON
NOMINATIONย 
CAPTAIN RON AWARDย 
( aka biggest mishap )ย 
MY DELTA SWIZZLERย 
DELTA SWIZZLER

We’re glad that both Mark and Cindy are OK and that Delta Swizzler is OK

“Back in the marina. Anchor froze coming up. Had to pull 50โ€™ up by hand. Suddenly our generator is putting out 280 volts. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€”

ย pods

ย PANAMA POSSE ย “PODS” ย 

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PANAMA POSSE podsย based on your cruising plans
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๐Ÿ’ฐ ๐Ÿน๐ŸŒฟ โ˜ ๏ธ ๐Ÿฅฅโ˜ธ๏ธ ๐Ÿฆœ๐ŸŒŠ ๐Ÿ๏ธ

Based on seasonal gathering spotsย here are the “sub pods” with line calls after the
main calls starting Mondays in November to save everyone’s time
(great suggestion Eric Sprezzatura)

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To add your designation to you LINE display name

1) to find your emoji and use it, copy them form the bottom legend of this page
https://panamaposse.com/2020-2021-vessels

2) edit your display name using the GEAR icon within LINE ย and paste or insert your EMOJI

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CAPTAIN VICENTE IN ACAPULCOย 

CAPTAIN VICENTE IN ACAPULCO

Vicente’s Moorings in Acapulco

 Vicentes moorings in acapulco

WEEKLY PANAMA POSSE LINE CALLS MONDAYS @
15:30 UTC for CARIBBEAN ย 
16:00 UTC for PACIFICย 

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PANAMA IN GOOD NAUTICALย 

PANAMA IN GOOD NAUTICAL
 

HOLIDAY RESTRICTIONS IN PANAMA ย – REPORTย 

Health Alert: ย Panama, New Nationwide Movement, Business, and Alcohol Restrictions in Panama

On December 18, the Government of Panama announced expanded nationwide movement and business restrictions between December 18 and January 4.

Movement restrictions:ย 

ย  ย  From December 18 through January 4, curfew is set from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

ย  ย  From December 23 at 5:00 a.m. through January 4 at 5:00 a.m., access to/from beaches and the interior will be restricted. There will be checkpoints in strategic locations such as La Chorrera, Divisa, La Villa, Chagres, and Viguรญ.

ย  ย  Full lockdown from December 24 at 7:00 p.m. through December 28 at 5:00 a.m.

ย  ย  Full lockdown from December 31 at 7:00 p.m. through January 4 at 5:00 a.m.

ย  ย  International borders, seaports, and airports remain open.

ย  ย  One person per household is allowed into commercial establishments (supermarkets, shops, pharmacies, etc.).

Business operations:ย 

ย  ย  From December 18 through January 4, there will be a prohibition on the sale of alcohol (โ€œley secaโ€) from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

ย  ย  Gender-based restrictions on access to commercial establishments:

ย  ย  ย  ย  Women โ€“ December 21, 23, 28, and 30

ย  ย  ย  ย  Men โ€“ December 22, 24, 29, and 31

ย  ย  Government construction projects related to responding to the pandemic are exempted from curfew hours.

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PICTURE OF THE WEEKย 
 PICTURE OF THE WEEK

PICTURE OF THE WEEK
ย BY DIRK AND ANNIE ย SY ESPIRIT

MARINA IXTAPA IS DREDGED TO 4 Meters and last year over 30 Panama Posse have visited this lovely marina !

IT WOULD NOT BE A RALLY WITHOUT A CONTESTย 

by the end of May 2021 we will announce the winners in these highly competitive fields

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED

BIGGEST MISHAP aka THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD

SPEEDY GONZALEZ AWARD

PANAMA POSSE YODA OF THE YEAR

PICTURE OF THE YEAR

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR

 

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MARINA IXTAPA IS DREDGED TO 4 Meters and last year over 30 Panama Posse have visited this lovely marina !

Dredging at the main channel access and we have schedules for boat traffic as follow:

1. ย From 6:00 AM to 6:45 AM

2. ย From 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM

3. ย From 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

 

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๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ Thunderbirds Marine โ€“ Placencia โ€“ Belize

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Safe-Esteem.com โ€“ Delaware

Welcome Ted & Brenda SY FIREFLY

Welcome Ted & Brenda SY FIREFLY

Lucky Chucky tagging a new bar in Zihuatanjeo with the Mini Burgee

Lucky Chucky tagging a new bar in Zihuatanjeo with the Mini Burgee

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O2 with Juan Boschetti

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