About the Pacific Posse

The Pacific Posse was formed out of a longstanding relationship between trusting skippers.

This is season one and we are laying the keel for what this will become and there are endless small tasks to do this.

Unlike most rallies the Pacific Posse does not operate with any set schedules, it is not a race and each skipper makes his/her own decision
When you are ready to commit we are here for you. We are here to give you information so you can decide to push off the dock.
Our mission is to provide participants with facts and data not opinions or advice, for such your friends and family and work colleagues will provide plenty.
Weย  provide all participants tools to communicate, and a frame work of how to exchange information
and plan and inform each other in a peer to peer group – no lurkersย  – all are participants or prior participants.
In turn participants are asked to inform those who come after them.
All of this takes place under international maritime law
As a group we negotiate discounts, strive to avoid pitfalls and aid when needs arise.
We have voluntary tracking in place. Seminars will become available as vessels decide to take a moment
out of their voyages to convey things which are important.

We strongly recommend you familiarize yourself with OPEN CPN.
Pacific chart accuracy is terrible, some surveys are from the 19th century !

Captain Dietmar

Captain Dietmar meeting the Chief at Pentecost, Vanuatu
Founder of the Pacific Posse and Panama Posse

He holds a USCG 100 ton Masterโ€™s License and RYA NZ 200 ton Yachtmaster Ocean from New Zealand.
He has additional certifications in Maritime Communications, Celestial Navigation, Diesel Engine Maintenance, Vessel Safety, Performance Cruising, Inter Coastal Navigation, Radar,ย  Open CPN and HAM Radio Licenses, Padi open water diving.
He has sailed 45,000 nm from San Diego to New Zealand and back and spend 7 1/2 years in the South Pacific
on his Catamaran Carinthia and has traveled to 56 countries in his life.
Fluent in Spanish English and German with a working knowledge of French, Portuguese and Italian.
He enjoys good rum, photography, music and accurate charts.

Captain Chris

Captain Chris
Lead Vessel of the Pacific Posse
He holds a USCG 100 ton Masterโ€™s License
Currently in the SouthPacific