October 18, 2019 – Barra de Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico

Panamá Posse Rally Starts December 5, 2019 from Mexico to Panama

The third annual “Panamá Posse” rally sails to seven countries, including Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. The rally starts at its official headquarters Marina Puerto de la Navidad in Barra, Mexico. The adventure concludes at the Marina Vista Mar near the Panamá Canal on May 30th, 2020. Panamá Posse delivers the adventure of a lifetime, giving participants six months to complete a 2,000 nautical mile rally.

There are many benefits to joining the Panamá Posse, among them are fleet safety and security, discounts at marinas, 350 verified anchorages, accurate and detailed custom and immigration procedures, cultural land excursions and group parties, contest and special events at most marinas. And of course, lifelong-friendships.

The Panamá Posse rally has grown from 83 boats in year one to 150 boats this third season. Motor and Sail boats ranging from 27 feet to 225 feet, representing 15 countries have participated thus far and will spend an estimated $6 Million annually across the seven Central American countries.

Marina Puerto de la Navidad, is offering discounted slip fees for all Panamá Posse registered vessels for the month of November and early December. The launch party will be held with an open bar at Marina Puerto de la Navidad on Saturday, December 7, 2019. During the week, seminars will be held to cover the following topics, navigation, route planning, weather, safety, Open CPN satellite overlay on electronic charts, provisioning, cultural points of interest, land tours and intro to the Good Nautical web site exclusive to Panamá Posse registrants.

Panamá Posse Sponsors
Downwind Marine – San Diego, CA

Marina Puerto Vallarta – Puerto Vallarta, México

Marina Puerto de La Navidad – Barra de Navidad, México

Marina Ixtapa – Ixtapa, México

La Marina Acapulco – Acapulco, México

Marina Chiapas – Chiapas, México

Marina Bahia del Sol – Bahia del Sol, El Salvador

La Palma Moorings – Bahia del Sol, El Salvador
Bill & Jean – El Salvador Rally, El Salvador

Marina Puesta del Sol – Aserradores, Nicaragua

Marina Papagayo – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Marina Pez Vela – Quepos, Costa Rica

Banana Bay Marina – Golfito, Costa Rica

Vista Mar Marina – Coronado, Panamá

Shelter Bay Marina – Christobal, Panamá

Red Frog Marina – Bocas del Toro, Panamá

Pre-events for Cruisers in San Diego

Organizers are presenting Panamá Posse at a series of three ‘Cruisers Welcome’ meet and greet events, where Captain Dietmar USCG 100t & Yachtmaster Ocean 200t will be on hand to answer any questions about the route, and to encourage participation in this nautical adventure.

Meet Captain Dietmar and learn more about Panamá Posse

· Saturday, Oct. 26 – 9AM – 4PM – Downwind Marine – San Diego

· Tuesday, Oct. 29 – 6PM – 8PM – Downwind Marine – San Diego

· Sunday, Nov.3 – 1PM – 6PM – Ha-Ha Kick-off Party at West Marine – San Diego – Hosted by Mexico Tourism

Additional Information and event sign-up at

PR Contact:
Suzanne DuBose +1 (702) 509-0320

Captain Dietmar Petutschnig +1 (858) 848-NESW