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

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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YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY 

 

 

 

 

 

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