Floatin Chain

FLOATING THE ANCHOR CHAIN

Where and why we float the chain: At anchorages with (lots of) coral heads to avoid the chain tangling on those coral heads. If the chain would tangle on the coral heads it would have a couple of adverse effects: the catenary effect of the chain is reduced (or even eliminated if tangled very close to the bow of the yacht), lifting the anchor might be difficult or even impossible without diving, the galvanization of the anchor chain chafes off faster, more coral gets destroyed. The adverse effect of floating the chain is obviously to loose the friction of the part of the chain which is floating. The way we position / deploy the buoys we end up with some 10m chain on the seabed. There is obviously a residual risk of even that chain tangling, but less likely given of the length of the chain thereafter and rather stable wind direction of the trade winds.

Which buoyance devices we use: When we arrived in the Tuamotus we started off with fenders as we did not carry anything else. The disadvantage of fenders is that they compress if they submerse, one gets growth on them, etc. Those hard plastique pearl farm buoys are much better. Some people say, they are washed ashore everywhere in the Tuamotus. Well that was not our experience. Kauehi was our first atoll and in any reasonable distance from the village the shore line was cleaned by the locals. Nevertheless, many villagers have their stash of pearl farm buoys in their gardens. So we simply walked to one obviously very friendly fellow and asked whether we could have four of them. He actually picked the four nicest he had, of the same color, including lines attached to them and did not even want to have anything in return. We put on clips/little carabines to the ends of the lines for fast attachment / detachment to/from the anchor chain and were ready to go.

 

What kind of clips we use: We use little stainless steel carabiners, the size is basically driven by the diameter to fit through a chain link, i.e. it needs to be sufficiently thin (we have a 10mm DIN chain, so carabiners end up being like 4-5cm in length), we use different sorts, i.e. whatever we found in our related spare part bag

 

Where we position the buoys: Our approach is to put the first buoy typically / normal conditions at 10m plus water depth from the anchor, then a buoy every 5m of chain, after the fourth we let out another 7-8m of chain and then hook the bridle. There are other recommendations which take a multiplier to water depth (like 1.5x or 2x water depth), but we just find that not suitable to accommodate for all ranges of water depths. The 10m basically decides how much chain ends up on the seabed, one could do less if the sandy patch is really small or more if there is a larger sandy patch to anchor (in case one sees that at all).

With this approach we end up with a few meters more chain out than based on our non-floating chain length rule under normal conditions (we apply waterdepth plus 30m) – in bad conditions we obviously deploy more in both cases (non-floating and floating).

 

How we deploy the buoys: First we explore to find the spot we want to anchor as usual. If possible we would look for a sandy patch for the anchor itself, but despite the clear water, when anchoring in deeper water we are not able to see for good and/or be able to drop the anchor that accurately. We put out as much chain as we feel comfortable to “drive in” the anchor. Then we pull up the chain again to the first spot for the first buoy (the 10m + water depth), then put out 5m chain, attach a buoy, etc. (lifting the anchor is as usual, just stopping at every buoy and unclipping it, it does not really delay the process once one gets the hang of it).

 

How we clip on the clips: For us it is exactly the same as putting the chain hook / bridle on. So in our case we have to bend over the pull pit and downward to clip them on, but as said, that’s the same as we do with the bridle as well and “normal procedure” for us. If we had a set-up where the chain hook would come through the bow roller, the clips could go through as well as they are way smaller than our chain hook and in our case it would be easy to get a clip and line from the front through the bowroller back on deck. Difficulties I could only see arising if it was – due to bow design / set-up - tricky to get to the chain outside of the bow or the clip from the front through the bowroller back on deck or into the chain locker, but that’s set-up specific, hard to comment in general (in the worst case I would deploy by dinghy).

 

General experience: In general, the boat swings easier than with a non-floating chain, due to the missing friction of the chain length towards the yacht. In places where the wind is dominant anyways and is stable trade wind from the same sector all the time, that’s no issue at all. In places, where swinging is dominated rather by current or tide, one obviously has to check for the space.

In our case only the buoy closest to the yacht is floating on water level in a low wind situation, the others are submersed. We actually measured in one instance the depths of the clips on the anchor chain on an anchorage where the anchor was at 11.5m depths: the clips of the buoys were at 7m, 4m, 2m and 0m water depth respectively (starting from the anchor) at low wind.

Floatin Chain

BY IBEX FLorian and Vick SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE '22


The Heart of Voh

THE HEART OF VOH

20° 56.223' S  164° 39.5066' E

The Heart of Voh is a natural clearing formed by mangroves.

Vook” in the local Kanak language is found on the west coast of Grande  Terre, 300km from Nouméa, in New Caledonia.
The Heart of Voh
In 1999, the photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand made it the cover photo for his book, Earth from Above, a UNESCO-sponsored inventory of the world’s most beautiful landscapes

Natural swathe of mangrove vegetation in the shape of a heart, with a trail to a hilltop lookout.

EARTH FROM ABOVE


FLEET UPDATE 2022-03-31

South Pacific Posse

Mar 31, 2022

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1) The Spearhead of the South Pacific Posse Fleet arrives in Nuku Hiva
2) South Pacific Posse grows to 33 yachts from 13 flag states
3) Vini French Polynesia drops the rates just in time for the cruising season 

South Pacific Posse 13 Particpant Flag States

TAIOHA'E BAY · NUKU HIVA · MARQUESAS · 
FRENCH POLYNESIA 🇵🇫  PORT OF ENTRY 

The Bay

Image of Taioha'e Bay · Nuku Hiva · Marquesas · French Polynesia 

1) THE SPEARHEAD OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE ARRIVES IN NUKU HIVA 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Kevin

SY KISMET 🇺🇸  Kevin - Passport 41′  arrived Fri 25/Mar 00:46 GMT 

Kevin
BRAVO ZULU

The
combination of the Bravo and Zulu nautical signal flags, i.e., Bravo
Zulu, also referred to as "BZ," is a naval signal, typically conveyed by
flaghoist or voice radio, meaning "Well Done" with regard to actions,
operations or performance

Thursday 24 2022 March 2022 Day 19

After
2911 nautical miles, or, 19 days 8 hr 21min, Sky Pond and her crew
dropped her anchor on the island of Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia in
Taiohoe Bay at 16:31 today, gmt-9:30. Sky Pond now has sailed 32,911
ocean miles in six years!

When
asked each of our favorite parts of the passage, Risto enjoyed being
under fast sail for 19 days, Carl enjoyed morning coffee pow-wows, and
Roxy enjoy updating our blog and interacting with our friends and
family.

Once
anchored, Brett and Garry from Bula dinghied over and we had a little
happy hour on the bow, sharing tales of the passage. Bula set sail from
Cabo San Lucas two days ahead of us and we stayed in touch during the
passage via satellite texts.

The
peace and tranquility of our boat and home anchored in a quiet bay
tonight will be fabulous as we’re all beat and ready to crash. Despite
this, Roxy still made Alfredo sauce, salmon and pasta from scratch and a
Mediterranean salad with our remaining veggies, all washed down with a
bottle of Pino Noir.

We
cherished our time together as a well-formed team and we are deeply
appreciative of everyone who followed along. Having land based support
is one of key elements of passage morale. Do not underestimate how
important those email interactions were!

And now for a hot shower, fresh sheets, and a contiguous night’s sleep. Tattoos tomorrow!

Sea ya,

The happy crew on Sky Pond! 

SY SKY POND 🇨🇰   Carl & Roxy - Seawind 1160 38′

Carl
Roxy

2)  SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE WELCOMES 
THESE  MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

32 SY ACUSHNET  🇺🇸   Ross & Saskia - Lagoon 46‘

33 SY SAUCESEA  🇺🇸  Wes & Susan - Catalina ’42 MKii

South Pacific Posse '22

3) VINI 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA DROPS THEIR RATES 

South Pacific Posse burgees - Avail for Pickup in Nuku Hiva French Polynesia or Shelter Bay Panama https://pacificposse.com

Over the last year VINI the main cellphone carrier has dropped their rates drastically 
lower than data in Mexico - less than 20$ for 10GB 
2000 XPF for 8GB anytime + 2GB weekends.

In
French Polynesia there is Vini and Vodaphone. I think they may publish
their own coverage maps but trust them only if you will. In FP coverage
around villages that actually show up on Google maps is likely. On the
backsides of the Marquesas and other less populated areas there will
likely not be coverage. 

In
the Tuamotus don't count on coverage anywhere except major villages.
Faaite, Fakarava and Rangiroa (I think it's these three) share a wifi
network you can buy into when you arrive but again coverage is not
great. Once you arrive in the Societies you will have coverage just
about everywhere. And here's the most important thing: it's $80usd for
10GB and until the Societies a lot of it is very slow 3G. Think email
and weather, not zoom calls.  

Map

check coverage by carriers and network here  https://www.gsma.com/coverage/#

4) YOUR CHART PLOTTER IS OFTEN WRONG 

I
continue to be a big fan of recording tracks with the Nav instruments
connected via wifi to my tablet and then recording the actual data.

Fiji

Satellite charts are essential here in the South Pacific..

Maps

Just check out how far off this reef pass actually is on Navionics

Fiji

This is sailing on land where you can not use the charts as a sole aid to navigation 

OPENCPN USE CASE >> https://youtu.be/eZS1XOw-ftg

Here is a video of OPENCPN USE CASE and why 

Anchorage

Kadavu Island Anchor check 

SV SEAGLUB 🇺🇸 Chris - Hylas 46′

Chris on Seaglub

5) GOOD NAUTICAL NEEDS YOU 

Over the last 12 years we have added over 7,000
anchorages into Good Nautical - and we are looking to enhance this
information with first hand accounts from you - please add pictures,
details and updates as you see them.
 

fiji is in fgood nautical

Fiji
is in there and most important we will collect and display your
tracks. To safeguard them please email your tracks ( any format )
to registration@pacificposse.com 

Track

6) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
AWARDS CATEGORIES 

 

HERE ARE THE  CATEGORIES 

    BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT* ✔ 

    PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔  

    SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔  

    THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔ 

    MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 

    HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 

    SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 

    GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔ 

    GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  

    NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔

*no bill-fish

7) THE  BARS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC 

Le Bout du Monde

Le Bout du Monde - Nouméa - Literally "Bar @ THE END OF THE WORLD"

 22° 16.6483' N  166° 26.3233' E 

Le Bout du Monde - Nouméa

One of the top sailing bars in the South Pacific  
Maybe a suitable setting for a South Pacific Posse Rum Party ? 

8)  MARINA SPONSORS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC  POSSE 

🇺🇸  Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista - USA

🇲🇽  Marina Chiapas – Mexico   

🇨🇷  Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica   

🇵🇦  Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇪🇨  Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇫🇯  Vuda Point Marina - Fiji 

🇻🇺  Yachting World Marina - Port Vila - Vanuatu

🇳🇿  Marsden Cove Marina - New Zealand 

🇦🇺  Rivergate Marina  - Brisbane  - Australia 

Apataki

Haul Out in the Tuamotus French Polynesia  @ Apataki Carenage Tuamotus
Yachts and Cats  up to 20 tons and max 2 meter draw

9) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SPONSORS 

  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • CENTENARIO PANAMA CANAL AGENTS
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • YACHT SERVICES NUKU HIVA 
  • NOUMEA YACHT SERVICES
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL 
  • OCEAN TACTICS WEATHER ROUTING

10) ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT

Entry
Catching it

 SY DREAMER -  David & Gerne - Caliber 40lrv’

11) THE ORIGINAL GUNK HOLES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC

Bay of Islands. Russell, New Zealand 

 is
an historic spot, dating from the early 19th century and known until
the early 1840s as Kororāreka. In the 1830s it was a lawless trading
center where whalers, seafarers and merchants mixed with adventurers,
deserters and escaped convicts from Australia. 

Russel

Towering
above the township is Maiki Hill, topped by a flagstaff. In 1844–45 its
signal flagstaff was cut down by Māori four times in a protest against
the government.  

This view of Kororāreka from the Bay was drawn by Captain Clayton on 10 March 1845, the day before the town was attacked by the forces of Hōne Heke and Kawiti. The ships in the foreground are the Hazard, Victoria and Matilda. The contested flagstaff can be seen at left atop Maiki Hill.

Pressures
on Māori from European settlers  Europeans settled permanently in
New Zealand and wanted to buy land for farms and houses. Most settlers
did not understand Māori land tenure processes and Māori law concepts,
or structures for social cohesion and due to these misunderstandings
many skirmishes – some quite bloody – occurred.

reaty of Waitangi was signed

On 6 February 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi
was signed at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands, North-land New Zealand
by Captain William Hobson, several English residents, and between
43 and 46 Māori rangatira / chiefs 

Why did the British Crown want a Treaty?

The
British Government was considering establishing a form of civil
government in New Zealand because of the increasing number of British
people who were coming to live in New Zealand. However, a plan for
private settlement by the New Zealand Company forced the British
Government to act. The government instructed Captain William Hobson to
act for the British Crown in negotiating a treaty on the grounds that it
was necessary to obtain Māori consent before establishing any form of
government.

Reasons
why chiefs signed the treaty included wanting controls on sales of
Māori land to Europeans, and on European settlers. They also wanted to
trade with Europeans, and believed the new relationship with Britain
would stop fighting between tribes

12) TRACKING THE 22' PACIFIC POSSE  FLEET 
BROUGHT TO YOU BY PREDICT WIND

Tracking

Visit https://pacificposse.com/tracking to view the progress of the 22 South Pacific Posse Fleet. 
To be added visit https://pacificposse.com/add-to-tracking

Blue Heeler

El Dios del Queso - day 19 update

Thu Mar 31 2022

Still
heading on a course of 280 to stay with the 1.5kn current. we’ll alter
to a westerly course maybe tomorrow, then sail a direct 260 course to
Marquesas. Our ETA is still likely the 11th of April. Our day’s tally is
164nm, and overall distance to date 2552nm, with approx. 1545nm
remaining.

Day
19 presented a lovely blue sky and good sailing conditions. Skipper ran
the watermaker and I took the opportunity to rinse some clothes after
washing them in seawater. The steady wind allowed us to fly the spinny
for a few hours, but when the clouds appeared, we took it, and the
washing, down - with only one on watch it’s not worth the hassle if the
winds increase. The wind did increase and we had a drop of rain, so
dousing it was a good idea. Riding the current we’re still zipping along
between 6-7kn.

And
a bit of good news. Buried beneath meats in various stages of expiry,
jars of garlic and curry paste, and a half-tube of Sikaflex 291, a lone
sealed packet of New Zealand Anchor cheddar cheese! The cheese God has
smiled upon me…

All is well out here. Hope it’s good where you are.

SY  BLUE HEELER   🇦🇺   Alison & Wayne - Hallberg Rassy HR39 ‘

Wayne
Alison

13) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

More info on Sevenstar™s services can be found on https://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

Sevenstar
is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a
lift-on, lift-off basis. Sevenstar has access to the Spliethoff fleet of
over 120 company owned vessels. With an impressive 1,500+ transports
per year, they are calling over 100 ports in more than 40 countries
worldwide.

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact 
Kris Caren

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

14) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To
arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

15) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Panama Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

SIGN UP FOR THE '22 SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE  

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South Pacific Posse

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© 2022 South Pacific Posse / Ocean Posse LLC


FLEET UPDATE 2022-03-08

South Pacific Posse

Mar 08, 2022

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE
FLEET UPDATE

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1) Australia opens up
2) South Pacific Posse grows to 29 yachts from 12 flag states
3) The burgees are ready for hoisting

South Pacific Posse 11 Particpant Flag States

1) COFFS HARBOUR 🇦🇺 AUSTRALIA PORT OF ENTRY

Coffs Harbour

As of March 3 2022

Australia’s international border has opened to fully vaccinated entry without quarantine. Visa holders no longer require exemptions to enter Australia.

Applications for maritime arrivals to enter quarantine free vary slightly between states.

As a general rule, vessel occupants are required to be fully vaccinated, receive a negative Covid-19 test at the previous departure port and on again upon arrival.

Applies only to private (non-commercial) vessels planning to clear at an Appointed Port of Entry

BEFORE ARRIVAL

Immigration:

If you’re traveling to Australia by boat, the master of a vessel arriving in Australia is required by law to give notice of impending arrival at least 96 hours before arrival. Penalties may apply for failure to do so. Information to be provided ahead of time is:

  • the name of your vessel
  • the vessels country and port of registration
  • your intended first port of arrival
  • your estimated arrival time
  • the last four ports you visited
  • the details of all on board full name, dob, nationality, passport number
  • details of any illness or disease recently encountered
  • if you have any animals on board the vessel
  • if you have any firearms on board the vessel

Send the relevant information and details via one of the below options:

Email: yachtreport@homeaffairs.gov.au

Phone: +61 2 6246 1325

Refer to ‘Entering and Leaving by Sea’ on the Australian Border Force website for more detailed information.

Coffs Harbour

2) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE WELCOMES
THESE MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

25 SY CASSIOPEIA 68 🇲🇹 Captain Peter - Green Marine, Marten 68′

26 SY RAVIDA 🇺🇸 Timbo - Beneteau 50′

27 SY HEAVEN’S DOOR 🇬🇧 Jem - Voyage Yachts 50′

28 SY LEEANN 🇺🇸 Jamie & Carson - Beneteau Oceanis 46′

29 SY INDIGO MOON 🇩🇪 Kay, Beata, Melina & Tamina - Lagoon 42'

South Pacific Posse '22

3) YOUR BURGEES ARE READY FOR HOISTING

South Pacific Posse burgees - Avail for Pickup in Nuku Hiva French Polynesia or Shelter Bay Panama https://pacificposse.com

The South Pacific Posse Burgees are in Nuku Hiva with Kevin at Nuku Hiva Yacht Services and with Juanjo at Shelter Bay Marina - please pick yours up and notify us when you do with a proper picture.

4) KAVA

KAVA can be purchased at local markets in Fiji.

Nice weather window approaching so gonna take some time to go visit a few of the outer islands, time to go to the market and stock up on kava...

KAVA

It is tradition to present the leader or village chief with a Kava root, which you can find at any Fijian market. This will show your true understanding of the Fijian culture and the significance of the kava ceremony.

The kava ceremony focuses around the communal Kava tanoa (bowl). Guests sit in a circle around the bowl which is placed in front of the leader . The ceremony commences with the actual production of the Kava. The plant is pounded and the pulp placed into a cloth sack and mixed with water. The end result is a brownish colored liquid – the Kava gold. It is then strained and ready for drinking and consumed by the visitors and the village chief and his entourage.

KAVA CEREMONY ETIQUETTE

In Fiji, a kava ceremony is a ritual in many remote villages. Fijian families and friends gather together and enjoy Kava together. It is what Fijians commonly refer to as 'Fiji time'. You can ask for a full coconut shell or half shell.

KAVA

Kava aka yaqona, aka grog, is the traditional drink in Fiji. It is a mildly narcotic and sedative drink made from the crushed root of the yaqona (pronounced yang-GO-na) strained with water. It is served in a large communal bowl as part of the traditional kava ceremony. When you drink it it morphs into a pleasant, numb feeling around the mouth, lips and tongue, as well as a sense of calm and relaxation.

You can ask for a full or half coconut shell

Despite the naturally calming effects of the drink, the true experience lies in partaking in the ceremony. Kava is traditionally served as part of a ceremonial atmosphere, most commonly in welcoming guests into a village or on important occasions.

Kava Bowl Serving

"Kaivalagi" is a Fijian word meaning someone "from the land of the foreigners." Its antonym, kaiviti, means "someone from Fiji." It is often used instead of the word "vulagi", meaning foreigner or stranger.

Kava

Here are some kaivalagis drinking Kava

Kava

SV SEAGLUB 🇺🇸 Chris - Hylas 46′

Chris on Seaglub

5) CYCLONE HOLES IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

Mangrove lined rivers are the ultimate cyclone holes as these 4-5 foot mangroves absorb the energy of strong winds.

Zazoo

Anchorages on the North coasts in South Pacific Islands are more susceptible to surge and devastation. In the Southern hemisphere tropical storms are called cyclones and rotate in a clockwise direction.

The ships in the harbour all started a mad scramble to make themselves safe and to get steam up to head out to sea to ride out the Cyclone. The Calliope managed to get steam up and to sail out of the harbour into the teeth of the cyclone. The Calliope was making a 1-knot headway against the cyclone as she steamed up the harbour.

Sample Track of Cyclones Gita in '18 and Winston in '16

Gita
Winston

A few natural cyclone holes to ponder in the South Pacific

Huahine - Society Isands - French Polynesia
Taha'a - Society Isands - French Polynesia
Pago Pago Harbour- Tutuila - American Samoa
Neiafu - Vava'u - Tonga
Suva Harbour - Vitu Levu - Fiji
Savusavu - Vanua Levu - Fiji
Port Denarau River- Vitu Levu - Fiji
Port Sandwich - Malekula - Vanuatu
Oyster Island - Turtle Bay - Espiritu Santo - Vanuatu
Noumea Inner Harbour - New Caledonia
Baie du Carneage - Prony Bay - New Caledonia (pictured below)

Baie du Carénage

6) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

AWARDS CATEGORIES

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT*

PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔

SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔

THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔

SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔

GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔

NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔

*no bill-fish

Island Bar in Fiij

The island bar at Musket Cove Fiji

17° 46.3066' S 177° 11.5166' E

Maybe a suitable setting for a South Pacific Posse Rum Party ?

Va and Josie at the Island Bar

Va and Josie at the Island Bar - 'I'll be back '(editor's note)

7) MARINA SPONSORS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador

🇫🇯 Vuda Point Marina - Fiji

🇻🇺 Yachting World Marina - Port Vila - Vanuatu

🇳🇿 Marsden Cove Marina - New Zealand

Auckland Harbour

Advanced yacht services available in New Zealand - Southern Spars mounting Kokomo III's 75 meter / 247 foot mast in Auckland Harbour

8) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SPONSORS

  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • CENTENARIO PANAMA CANAL AGENTS
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS
  • YACHT SERVICES NUKU HIVA
  • NOUMEA YACHT SERVICES
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL
  • OCEAN TACTICS WEATHER ROUTING
South pacific Sunset

Sunsets and sailing west towards the setting sun on the South Pacific Posse

9) MEET THE FLEET

Peter

SY CASSIOPEIA 68 🇲🇹 Captain Peter and crew - Green Marine, Marten 68′
en route to the Sydney Hobart race now part of the 22' South Pacific Posse

Peter

Naval Architect: Reichel Pugh Yacht Design
Constructor is: Green Marine Ltd., Southampton

LOA: 20.72 m Beam: 5.13 m Draft (Max): 4.10 m Draft (Min): 2,20 m

Displacement: 20.80 t Construction: Carbon/PVC Core

Sails: Main: 156 m2 Furling jib: 98 m2 Code 0: 207 m2

Genakker 3: 311 m2 Genakker 2: 460 m2 Storm Jib, Trysail

CASSIOPEIA 68 Captain Peter

10) WHAT TO DO WITH FLYING SQUID ON DECK

SAT PHONE MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM SY SKY POND
"No squid on the deck this morning. 2 yesterday and 30 the day before. Just cruising along!"

Squid on deck

REPLY via Iridium Messaging at
https://pacificposse.com/communications#iridium

"Remove ink, organs and eyes

Mix chilies and garlic-infused oil leave in fridge for 1 hour

Cook it 90" on each side over very high heat to keep it tender

Squeeze lime juice on it "

11) TRACKING THE 22' PACIFIC POSSE FLEET

Tracking

Visit https://pacificposse.com/tracking to view the progress of the 22 South Pacific Posse Fleet.
To be added visit https://pacificposse.com/add-to-tracking

Gargoyle

12) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

More info on Sevenstar™s services can be found on https://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

Sevenstar is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a lift-on, lift-off basis. Sevenstar has access to the Spliethoff fleet of over 120 company owned vessels. With an impressive 1,500+ transports per year, they are calling over 100 ports in more than 40 countries worldwide.

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact
Kris Caren

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

13) PANAMA CANAL AGENT
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

14) STRATEGIC PARTNERS

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Panama Posse

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

SIGN UP FOR THE '22 SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Notice of a rally
Vanuatu

On some outer island locals will visit yachts and request tools to help with repairs.

panama posse communications
@ 9811 w charleston blvd 2262 89117 Summerlin USA

 

© 2022 South Pacific Posse / Good Nautical Inc


FLEET UPDATE 2022-02-28

South Pacific Posse

Feb 28, 2022

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1) Vuda Marina Fiji - Port of Entry (again)
2) South Pacific Posse grows to 24 yachts from 10 flag states
3) This Weeks Weather window from Mexico to the Marquesas  

South Pacific Posse 10 Particpant Flag States

1) VUDA MARINA 🇫🇯  FIJI PORT OF ENTRY 

VUDA IS OPEN

VUDA FIJI IS A PORT OF ENTRY (AGAIN)
: : After much compliance requirements and in line with the governments
efforts to show the world that Fiji is open for tourism, we are very
excited to announce that you can once again clear into Fiji at Vuda
Marina.

The
government has made it as simple, yet as safe, as possible. You will
require a rapid antigen test (RAT) before you depart and a second RAT on
arrival. These tests only take 15 minutes and once you have received
your negative arrival test, you are free to go. No more quarantine
(assuming you took more than 3 days to get here)!

And as a reminder, your yacht can now stay in Fiji for up to 5 years!!! 

To
arrange clearance with us, please send an email to
info@vudamarina.com.fj and have a chat with our friendly team so that we
can ensure your arrival experience is as effortless as possible. There
is slightly more per-departure paperwork that is needed but nothing too
strenuous.

Vuda
Fiji’s Favourite Yacht Haven Vuda Marina is a unique commercial marina complex, operating as a hub for yachtsmen and yachtswomen traveling to the South Pacific during the southern hemisphere winter. It is conveniently located at Vuda Point, which is situated on the western end of Viti Levu between Nadi International Airport and Lautoka city.

Vuda Marina is
a unique commercial marina complex, operating as a hub for yachtsmen
and yachtswomen traveling to the South Pacific. It is conveniently
located at Vuda Point, which is situated on the western end of Viti Levu
between Nadi International Airport and Lautoka city.

Skype: vudamarina  Tel: +679 666 8214  +679 666 8215  
Email: info@vudamarina.com.fj https://pacificposse.com/vuda-marina

Adam

Contact GM Adam Wade  

2)  SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE WELCOMES 
THESE  MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

PASEO Douglas & Nan

03    SY PASEO  🇺🇸  Nan &  Douglas - Seawind 1260' , currently in California

KAWAINE II

23    SY KAWAINE II  🇨🇭  Jean-Dominique & Guylène   - C.M.P.F. – Fecamp 42′

South Pacific Posse '22

3) WEATHER WINDOWS FROM MEXICO TO THE MARQUESAS
 @

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA HIGH

Next
weeks large 1040 North Pacific High with associated isobars will
develop favorable launching winds all the way down to Puerto
Vallarta for vessels seeking f get to the offshore Trade wind area

"To
me the most important part of the weather forecasting for the entire
passage was the first 5 days and just getting off the coast of Mexico. I
didn't want to get stuck using my engine right away. Not to mention
weather forecasting is only good at best 5 days out at that was the only
period that mattered to me. I left during an increased High pressure
off Californiabring trade winds all the way down past Cabo, it wasn't a
proper Sea of Cortez norther' but it was a strong Cabo Corrientes
event"

Seaglub tracks
Chris

01  SEAGLUB  🇺🇸   Chris  - Hylas 46′ currently in Fiji

2021

'21 South Pacific Posse  tracks Mexico - Marquesas 

The passage from central Mexico to the Marquesas broken up into 4 segments 

  1. Mexico Coast to the Trade winds (...makin' for the trades) 2-4 days
  2. The North Pacific trade winds 8-12 days hold the course of  ~ 230°T 
  3. The ITCZ 2-4 days heading more   ~ 190°/200° T
  4. The South Pacific Trade Winds  3-6 days course of ~ 240°/ 250°T 

Part 2 Pilot Charts for March North Pacific 
source  https://msi.nga.mil/Publications/APC

https://msi.nga.mil/Publications/APC

Part 3 the ITCZ visualized in a PERFECT WORLD 

In a perfect world

Part 3 the ITCZ visualized in the REAL WORLD it pulsates an contracts daily 

itcz

Part 4 Pilot Charts for March South Pacific 
source  https://msi.nga.mil/Publications/APC

https://msi.nga.mil/Publications/APC

Pilot Charts are worried about cruising conditions, there is a diagram for every month of the ear for each section. 

Every
one of these locales have a graph for every month over many many years.
You can in this way utilize the graph to find out about the breezes and
flows in every month.

On each Month’s Pilot Chart are Wind-roses
of winning breezes – indicating both bearing and intensity and
probability of winds. Likewise appeared on each outline are the flows
and tempests for the 12 months recorded.

 .Before
modern day satellite weather observations which is now at the cutting
edge age, this information was gathered from ships afloat, by sections
into the boat’s log and onto diagrams. It was first accumulated,
physically, into an organized  framework by Lieut. M. F. Maury,
U.S. Naval forces who examined a large number of boats’ logs and
diagrams in the mid 1800s to make the data accessible to ships
underway. 

EXPLANATION OF WIND ROSES ON PILOT CHARTS :

The wind roses in blue color are located in the center of each 5° square on the surface of the Earth

Each rose shows the distribution of the winds that have prevailed in the area over a considerable period of time.

The wind percentages are summarized for calm and for the Cardinal and Inter cardinal compass points.

The arrows fly with the wind,indicating the direction from which the wind blew. |

The
length of the shaft, measured from the outside of the circle to the end
of the visible shaft (not necessarily to the end of the last feather),
using the appropriate scale below, gives the percentage of the total
number of observations in which the wind has blown from that direction.

The
number of feathers shows the average force of the wind on the Beaufort
scale. The figure in the center of the circle gives the percentage of
calms. When the arrow is too long (over29 percent) to fit conveniently
in the 5° square, the percentage is indicated numerically on the shaft.

Windroses

The sample wind rose should be read thus:

In the reported observations the wind has averaged as follows:

N. 32 percent, Beaufort force 5;

N.E. 11 percent, Beaufort force 4;

E. 8 percent, Beaufort force 4;

S.E. 4 percent, Beaufort force 4:

S. 3 percent, Beaufort force 4 ;

S.W. 5 percent,Beaufort force 4;

W. 10 percent, Beaufort force 4;

N.W. 25 percent, Beaufort force 4;

Calms 2 percent.

SCALE OF WIND PERCENTAGES:

Percentages

4) PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

IBEX Panama to the  Galapagos 

THE GALAPAGOS

Besieged by sea lions

uninvited visitors

Uninvited Visitors Galore including these hitchhikers

Sleepy Sea Lions

Sea
lions! 🦭 Iguanas!🦎 The Galapagos is breathing with so much life! We
also had a reunion hike and picnic with Lucky Girl and ran into Ibex!

Ibex

Roca Leon Dormido 

Cliffs

The
sleeping sea lion rock - diving with hammerhead sharks, white tip
sharks, giant sea turtles, sea lions, tons of smaller fish in huge
swarms 

Galapagos

Equator christening - full program

00

POLLYWOGS 
No
one is really sure when or how the Line Crossing Ceremony, "Order of
Neptune", came about. The ritual dates back at least 400 years in
Western seafaring.

The
ceremony observes a mariner's transformation from slimy Pollywog, a
seaman who hasn't crossed the equator, to trusty Shellback, also called a
Son or Daughter of Neptune. It was a way for sailors to be tested for
their seaworthiness.

When
a ship crosses the equator, King Neptune comes aboard to exercise
authority over his domain and to judge charges brought against Pollywogs
that they are only posing as sailors and haven't paid proper homage to
the god of the sea.

High
ranking members of the crew and those who have been Shellbacks the
longest dress up in elaborate costume and each play the part of King
Neptune's court. For instance, the ship's captain might play the part of
King Neptune himself. What proceeds is a day of festivities, which
builds camaraderie among the seafaring crew.

Shellback ceremony

Inspection
- for entering Galapagos - below and above the waterline - they shoot
questions, forms to fill and sign and need to look at equipment &
systems - all of them at the same time - in three languages

The
fun part: one of the inspectors has a daughter living in Austria. He
was excited like a small child about being on an Austrian boat and
dished out his pretty good German - for the fun of all the others.

Inspection - for entering Galapagos - below and above the waterline - they shoot questions, forms to fill and sign and need to look at equipment & systems - all of them at the same time - in three languages The fun part: one of the inspectors has a daughter living in Austria. He was excited like a small child about being on an Austrian boat and dished out his pretty good German - for the fun of all the others.

SY  IBEX  🇦🇹 Florian & Vicky- Sunbeam 42′ - currently in the Galapapgos

Vicky
Florian

5) MORE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SEMINARS 

February
and March Weekly LIVE seminar calls will take place via ZOOM these
MONDAYS  we'll send the zoom seminar link  VIA our LINE GROUP Messages

     MONDAY FEB 28th '22  20:30 - 22:30 UTC  
OPEN CPN INSTALLATION , USING  OPEN CPN SAT CHARTS CREATING
ZOOM info
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83792145398?pwd=NHF5VDVTa0NzeEo1dlZHeklEWUkrUT09

Meeting ID: 837 9214 5398    Passcode: 202683

     MONDAY Mar 7th '22  20:30 -  22:30 UTC  
 LOGISTICS, REPAIRS, CYLCONE SEASON STRATEGIES

    

Zazoo

SY Zazoo in the Mangroves during a cyclone 

Fiji

6) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
AWARDS CATEGORIES 

 

HERE ARE THE  CATEGORIES 

    BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT* ✔ 

    PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔  

    SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔  

    THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔ 

    MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 

    HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 

    SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 

    GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔ 

    GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  

    NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔

*no bill-fish

Big Momas

Welcome to Big Mama’s (Pangaimotu, Tongatapu, Tonga)

7)  MARINA SPONSORS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC  POSSE 

🇺🇸  Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇲🇽  Marina Chiapas – Mexico   

🇨🇷  Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica   

🇵🇦  Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇪🇨  Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇫🇯  Vuda Point Marina - Fiji 

🇻🇺 Yachting World Marina - Port Vila - Vanuatu

🇳🇿 Marsden Cove Marina - New Zealand 

Fiji

Seaglub at anchor Namotu Island Surf Resort Fiji  a top 10 surf site in the world 

8) SOUTH PACIFIC  POSSE  SPONSORS 

  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • CENTENARIO PANAMA CANAL AGENTS
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • YACHT SERVICES NUKU HIVA 
  • NOUMEA YACHT SERVICES
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL 
  • OCEAN TACTICS WEATHER ROUTING 
South pacific

10) Kastoms in Vanutatu

Mt Yasur

Mount
Yasur is a volcano on Tanna Island, Vanuatu, 1,184 ft high above sea
level. It has been erupting nearly continuously for several hundred
years, although it can usually be approached safely. Its eruptions,
which often occur several times an hour.

The
glow of the volcano was apparently what attracted Captain James Cook on
the first European journey to the island in 1774. Today, the mountain
is a sacred area for the John Frum cargo cult. Members of the cult
revere John Frum, a deified messenger who foretold the bringing of
wealth to the island by American forces, and believe he resides in Mount Yasur with his countrymen. 

Yasur

Kastom is
a pidgin word (Bislama/English) used to refer to traditional culture,
including religion, economics, art and magic in Melanesia.

The
word derives from the Australian English pronunciation of custom.
Kastom is mostly not written only passed down through teachings and
stories. It is concentrated through:

• Kastom House - sites where objects and rituals are stored.

• Kastom stories - myths, legends and communal histories.

• Kastom tabu - objects of special power, significance and symbolism.

There are designated Kastom villages in Vanuatu which are open to tourists, dedicated to preserving Kastom.

Rom Dance

Languages in Vanuatu

Vanuatu
boasts 113 distinct languages and innumerable dialects. Out of the
three official languages, Bislama is the most spoken in Vanuatu,
followed by English, and lastly French. Symbols and items used day to
day especially in the outer islands which highlight the kastom way of
life:

nakamal / men's house or meeting ground

namele leave /signs for taboo

pigs tusk, red mat / signs of chiefly hood

Naghol / land Diver first step from child hood to become man

Circomsion / During the time of circumcise it is taboo to go near the place custom believes

Navenue leave
/ someone holding a navenue leave working through into the village on
which she or he left long ago the message is to say that he / she
belongs to the place / that village

Bamboo leave / when someone gives you a bamboo leave it means you belong to the tribe

Basket with a bush knife holding in hand / going to the garden

• A women in a village with a tattoo sign or a broken front tooth / the girl is engaged

Tattoos in the village/ symbol customary origin eg: spider, sharks, turtle, etc…

• Also a coconut leave or navele palm leaf across a beach / taboo sign

Sand Drawing/ passing of messages and stories through kastom art on sand and song

san drawing

10) SOUTH PACIFIC OPENINGS 

Australia just announce full opening 
The
reopening, on 21 February, will be welcome news for many sectors.
It barred most foreigners from entering the country and put caps
on total arrivals to help combat Covid

New Zealand with it's 5 stage plan to fully open by October 2022

FP

Vessles at Anchor in Moorea Cooks Bay, French  

Cooks Bay

Not
only do we have most of the anchorages in Good Nautical for you to
access we now are adding all the tracks of prior participants - Seaglubs
'21 6+ foot draft  tracks are ready to view and download in GPX
format from Good Nautical - example ..

ROUTE BETWEEN RAIATEA - BORA BORA

Dangers: Reef, Reef Pass
Distance: 31.50 nm
Date & Time 2022-02-23T22:31:53
Nearby Oceans and Seas: South Pacific Ocean 
Submitted by Seaglub  7/15/2021

RAIATEA - BORA BORA

11) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

More info on Sevenstar™s services can be found on https://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

Sevenstar
is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a
lift-on, lift-off basis. Sevenstar has access to the Spliethoff fleet of
over 120 company owned vessels. With an impressive 1,500+ transports
per year, they are calling over 100 ports in more than 40 countries
worldwide.

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact 
Kris Caren

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

12) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

13) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Panama Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

SIGN UP FOR THE '22 SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE  

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 


South Pacific Posse we sail where the Coconute Grow
FP

French Polynesian Stone
lifting is a specialty of the Australes Islands and in particular of
Rurutu. It brings together men and women. The competitors must lift a
stone weighing between 80 and 140 kilograms, hold it on their shoulder
for 3 seconds, and drop it on the ground.

panama posse communications 
 @ 9811 w charleston blvd 2262 89117 Summerlin USA\

 

© 2022 South Pacific Posse / Good Nautical Inc


Fleet tracking offshore


How to set up Rally Group Tracking

Written by Nick Olson - predict wind

If you are in a rally with PredictWind tracking the feature is usually set up when you are added to the rally tracking group by the PredictWind support staff.

You can check this or add yourself to the group in the PredictWind App or by logging into your account at www.predictwind.com This feature cannot be setup in the Offshore App.

On the forecast website Go to Tools > GPS Tracking > Tracking Groups

In the PredictWind App go to GPS Tracking on the main menu then tap on the settings wheel.

Select the Rally name, you can only do this after you have been added the Rally tracking by PredictWind Support.

All boats in your Rally group will appear on your tracking pages, but most importantly in the Offshore App when on passage.

NOTE: It is important to do the first download in the Offshore App of your GPS tracks on a high speed connection.


ITCZ - no wind zone inthe pacific

FLEET UPDATE 2022-02-05

South Pacific Posse

Feb 05, 2022

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1)South Pacific Posse Final Logo 
2) South Pacific Posse grows to 17 yachts from 9 flag states
3) West Marine Pro Discount 
4) Meet the ITCZ

South Pacific Posse Particpant Flag States

1) INTRODUCING THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE LOGO

YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE LOGO

After
a lot of back and forth and with your help and input from current and
prior participants  we now have an official logo. The classic
Compass Rose with a slight slant to starboard angle, two swaying palm
trees to invoke favorab
le
winds, the southern cross star constellation and our very own
South Pacific Posse Tiki with local markings including a good luck
turtle on his forehead. 

 

2)  SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE WELCOMES 
THESE  MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

LEAD VESSEL # 01  🇺🇸 SY SEAGLUB  - Chris  - Hylas 46′ - currently in Fiji

Chris

#17  🇳🇴  SY EMELIN  -  Eirik & Nina - Leopard 46′

South Pacific Posse '22

3) WEST MARINE PRO DISCOUNT 
FOR THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE  

west marine pro

Your South Pacific Posse / Good Nautical West Marine Pro discount is 5 -25%

To get your discount please fill this form below - allow 2 weeks ...

https://pacificposse.com/westmarine

South Pacific Posse Perk

4) MEET THE ITCZ 
AKA THE DOLDRUMS 
 

The Intertropical Convergence Zone

The Intertropical Convergence Zone, known by sailors as the doldrums or the
calms because of its monotonous windless weather, is the area where the
northeast and the southeast trade winds converge. It hovers near the
thermal equator and its specific position varies seasonally

he Intertropical Convergence Zone played a role in the loss of Air France Flight 447

Our strategy was to bring enough diesel andready to motor for up to 600 nm.

Since it's pulsates and is hard to pinpoint we eventually turned on the
engines in the fading winds below 4 knots of SOG and motored for 425 nm
~2.5  days to get through it 

HOt

In addition to heat and glass like conditions it does bring the danger of squalls, and quite strong ones too.

Microburtst

The ITCZ area  can even create micro burst which are very intense and
played a role in the loss of Air France Flight 447 in May of 2009

Squall

Squalls are easily visible on radar and the sky itself ( less so at night ) and
their general direction can be tracked. The only time we diverted from
our rhumb line course was to avoid squalls 

Squall

Even when the ITCZ is present, however, it is constantly moving and changing
in intensity. It varies from 3° N to 10° N. It can be anywhere from 50
to 300 miles wide. The dousing we got with one of these squalls was also
a welcoming source of delicious fresh water and clean decks.

5) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE PARTIES & GATHERINGS

Fun

Cross Panama-Pacific-Posse Volleyball Session at Shelter Bay 🤣🤣 - Emelin, Santosa, Ibex and Bohemen

Sailors of both posses

6) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE SEMINARS 

February
and March Weekly LIVE seminar calls will take place via ZOOM these
MONDAYS  we'll send the zoom seminar link  VIA our LINE GROUP Messages

     MONDAY FEB 7th '22  20:30 -  22:30 UTC  
SAFETY, SECURITY, CLEARING IN AND OUT, COMMUNICATIONS  & TRACKING  
With Jim and Shea from SAILMAIL - and Nick from PREDICTWIND

     MONDAY FEB 14th '22  20:30 - 22:30 UTC 
 WEATHER and HEAVY WIND SQUALLS AND ELEVATED SEA STATE STRATEGIES
 Nick from PREDICTWIND and Brian  /  Northsails San Diego

     MONDAY FEB 21th '22  20:30 - 22:30 UTC  
PROVISIONING AND MUST SEE AND DO'S

     MONDAY FEB 28th '22  20:30 - 22:30 UTC  
OPEN CPN INSTALLATION , USING  OPEN CPN SAT CHARTS CREATING

     MONDAY Mar 7th '22  20:30 -  22:30 UTC  
 LOGISTICS, REPAIRS, CYLCONE SEASON STRATEGIES

    

Cook islands

7) FREE SSCA RIG CHECK SEMINAR FROM OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP ORGANIZATION 

SSCA

SEMINAR 
Boat Inspection be before Going near or Offshore

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 7:00 PM EST

REGISTER HERE 
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bNGBVeBbT0eFBay-473laQ

Author of Emergency Navigation: Improvised and No-Instrument Methods for the Prudent Mariner

Burch

 Peter S. Burch  Marine Engineer

Nightfall

21' South Pacific Counter Posse MY Intrepid at anchor

8) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
AWARDS CATEGORIES 

 

HERE ARE THE '22 CATEGORIES 

    BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT ✔ 

    PICTURE OF THE YEAR ✔  

    SPEEDY AWARD – SEVENSTAR AWARD ✔  

    THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD ✔ 

    MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD ✔ 

    HIGHEST WIND RECORDED ✔ 

    SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION ✔ 

    GALLEY GOD(ESS) ✔ 

    GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR ✔  

    NEWLY ADDED – BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔

PAcific

1/3 of planet earth - the big blue marble and vastness of the South Pacific 

9)  MARINA SPONSORS OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC  POSSE 

🇺🇸 Safe Harbor South Bay – Chula Vista, USA

🇲🇽 Marina Chiapas – Mexico   

🇨🇷 Marina Papagayo – Costa Rica   

🇵🇦 Shelter Bay Marina – Panama  

🇪🇨 Marina Puerto Amistad – Ecuador  

🇫🇯 Vuda Point Marina - Fiji 

🇻🇺 Yachting World Marina - Port Vila - Vanuatu

🇳🇿 Marsden Cove Marina - New Zealand 

https://pacificposse.com/vuda-marina

🇫🇯 Vuda Point Marina - Fiji - is a Cyclone Hole 

10) SOUTH PACIFIC  POSSE  SPONSORS 

  • PREDICT WIND
  • SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT
  • CENTENARIO PANAMA CANAL AGENTS
  • YACHT AGENTS GALAPAGOS 
  • YACHT SERVICES NUKU HIVA 
  • NOUMEA YACHT SERVICES
  • SAFE HARBOR SOUTH BAY MARINA EVENT CENTER
  • WESTMARINE PRO
  • SAILMAIL 
  • OCEAN TACTICS WEATHER ROUTING 
South pacific

SY Seaglub at anchor in French Polynesia

11) SOUTH PACIFIC OPENINGS 

70% Vaccinated
in # days
Yachts with permission for Authorities able to enter
Pitcairn reached ?
Tokelau reached ?
Australia reached ~ April
New Zealand reached ~ July / NOW via BLUE LANE
Cook Islands reached Travellers Banned unles via NZ
Niue A long time! Travellers Banned
Fiji reached NOW
Nauru reached Vaccinated Travellers Partially Allowed 14 Day Q
Samoa 46 Vaccinated Travellers Partially Allowed 14 Day Q
Tonga 129 Travellers Banned
New Caledonia 197 NOW
Tuvalu 34 Travellers Banned
French Polynesia 60 NOW
Wallis and Futuna 636 NOW
Kiribati 37 Travellers Banned
Marshall Islands A long time! Travellers Banned
Vanuatu 346 Vaccinated Travellers Partially Allowed 14 Day Q
Solomon Islands 613 Vaccinated Travellers Partially Allowed 14 Day Q
Papua New Guinea A long time! Vaccinated Travellers Partially Allowed 14 Day Q
American Samoa reached Vaccinated Travellers Partially Allowed 14 Day Q
NC

A view of the largest lagoon  in the world surrounding New Caledonia.

Grande Terre in the Background 

12) OVERHEARD

Haka

.... there is no such thing as "the right of passage" during a pandemic 

13) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE PANAMA POSSE

More info on Sevenstar™s services can be found on https://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

Sevenstar
is the world’s leading provider of yacht shipping services on a
lift-on, lift-off basis. Sevenstar has access to the Spliethoff fleet of
over 120 company owned vessels. With an impressive 1,500+ transports
per year, they are calling over 100 ports in more than 40 countries
worldwide.

For a quote with the Panama Posse discount please contact 
Kris Caren

email: kris@sevenstar-usa.com

web: sevenstar-usa.com

14) PANAMA CANAL AGENT 
CENTENARIO CONSULTING ERICK GALVEZ

To
arrange for transit with the Panama Canal Authority please contact Eric
Galvez our dedicated Panama Canal agent and sponsor of the Panama Posse
and the Pacific Posse

Erick Gálvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

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Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Panama Posse 

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