Panama Posse En­ters Sec­ond Year

SAIL - - Under Sail -

The Panama Posse is back this month af­ter a suc­cess­ful in­au­gu­ral rally in 2017-2018. This year it in­cludes vis­its to seven Cen­tral Amer­i­can coun­tries—Mex­ico, Gu­atemala, El Sal­vador, Nicaragua, Hon­duras, Costa Rica and Panama.

Over the course of the rally, or­ga­niz­ers pro­vide cruis­ers with a daily SSB com­mu­ni­ca­tions net, ves­sel track­ing, over 200 ver­i­fied safe an­chor­ages, slip dis­counts and plenty of “Posse” par­ties. Ac­cord­ing to Chris and Amanda, whose Kelly Peter­son 44, Sea Glass, was part of last year’s event, “Par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Panama Posse was like be­ing part of a fam­ily and less like a typ­i­cal rally. We met some of the most won­der­ful peo­ple with whom we will be life­long friends.”

This year’s rally starts off about 150 miles south of Puerto Val­larta at Ma­rina Puerto de la Navi­dad and ends at the Ma­rina Vista Mar near the Panama Canal. Kick­ing things off will be a launch party and a week of ed­u­ca­tional sem­i­nars to help cruis­ers pre­pare for the trip ahead. Top­ics will in­clude nav­i­ga­tion, routes, safety and pro­vi­sion­ing. For more on the Posse, visit panama­posse.com.

A Posse par­tic­i­pant ap­proaches Hon­duras

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