September 13, 2020- Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico

The 4th Panama Posse Central American sailing rally kicks-off on December 4, connecting California with Florida for the first time while expanding to 13 countries.

Panama Posse, the Central American and Western Caribbean Rally with over 325 past participant vessels, kicks off the seven months cruising season, offering 4,500 nautical miles of 500 verified anchorages and 36 Marina sponsors. ย Countries include U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, EL Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Belize and Cuba.

Panama Posse delivers an unparalleled adventure for cruisers sailing from Southern California, the Pacific Coast of Central America, the Western Caribbean all the way to the Florida Keys. Boats ranging from 32 to 225 feet, set their own schedule while enjoying all the perks of membership and the safety of their own vessel.

Benefits include Fleet safety and security, along with discounted marina fees, dedicated Panama Canal agent, accurate detailed custom and immigration procedures, certified cultural land excursions, free digital โ€œchartletsโ€, live 24/7 group support chat, route safety, provisioning and logistic seminars, weekly live calls for weather, local information, navigation hazards and of course, the making of life-long friendships.

Sponsors include Predict Wind for special rates for weather services and Seven Star Yacht Transport to ship boats along the route andย  a host of vetted marinas in every country.

The 2020/21 kick-off launch will be both virtual and physical in adherence to Covid-19 mitigation strategies.ย  The Panama Posse has also published specific pandemic related guidelines to help all marinas and countries minimize pandemic related risks.Marina Puerto de la Navidad in Barra de Navidad, Mexico will host the kick off seminars starting Dec.4, practicing social distancing and all seminars will be recorded and made available on demand for all Panama Posse participants. ย Seminar topics will cover navigation, route planning, Open CPN satellite overlay on electronic charts, provisioning, organized land tours and exclusive free access to GoodNautical a global non-profit maritime information site.

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The following marinas are the safety pearls of the Panama Posse in the Caribbean & Pacific

  • California Yacht Marina – Chula Vista, California, USA
  • Marina Coral โ€“ Ensenada, Baja California Mexicoย 
  • Marina de la Paz โ€“ La Paz, BCS,ย  Mexico
  • Marina el Cid โ€“ MazatlanSinaloa, Mexico
  • Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
  • Marina Puerto de La Navidad โ€“ Colima, Mexico
  • Marina Ixtapa, Ixtapa โ€“Guerrero, Mexico
  • La Marina Acapulco, Acapulco – Guerrero, Mexico
  • Marina Chiapas โ€“ Chiapas, Mexico
  • Marina Pez Vela โ€“ San Jose – Escuintla, Guatemala
  • Marina Bahia del Sol โ€“ Costa del Sol – La Herradura, El Salvador
  • La Palma Moorings โ€“Costa del Sol – La Herradura, El Salvador
  • Marina Puesta del Sol โ€“ El Viejo, Nicaragua
  • Marina Papagayo โ€“ย  Guanacaste, Costa Ricaย 
  • Marina Pez Vela โ€“ Quepos, Costa Ricaย 
  • Banana Bay Marina โ€“ Golfito, Costa Ricaย 
  • Vista Mar Marina โ€“ย  Coronado, Panamaย 
  • Shelter Bay Marina โ€“ Christobal, Panama
  • IGY Red Frog Marina โ€“ Bocas del Toro, Panama
  • Bocas Marina –ย  Bocas del Toro,ย  Panamaย 
  • Linton Bay Marina โ€“ Linton Bay = Colon, Panama
  • ClubNautico Cartagena – Bolivar, Colombia
  • Club de Pesca Marina Cartagena โ€“ Bolivar, Colombia
  • Marina Puerto Velero โ€“ Tubara, Colombia
  • IGY Marina Santa Marta โ€“ Magdalena, Colombia
  • Royal Jamaica Yacht Club โ€“ Kingston, Jamaicaย ย 
  • Montego Bay Yacht Club โ€“ St James Parish,ย  Jamaica
  • The Barcadere Marina โ€“ Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islandsย 
  • Barefoot Cay Marina โ€“ Roatan, Hondurasย 
  • Fantasy Island Marina โ€“ Roatan, Hondurasย ย 
  • Jonesville Point Marina -Roatan, Hondurasย 
  • Marina Nana Juana Resort & Boatyard โ€“ย  Rio Dulce, Guatemala
  • Thunderbirds Marine โ€“ Placencia, Belizeย ย 
  • Marina Makax โ€“ Isla Mujeres – Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Marina El Cid โ€“ Cancรบn โ€“ Quintana Roo, Mexicoย 
  • Marina Marlin Nautica Cayo Largo –ย  Cayo Largo, Cuba


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