Introducing the South Pacific Posse


June 23, 2021 Barra de Navidad, Jalisco Mexico

The Panama Posse expands route to the South Pacific Posse, increasing the rally from 4,500 nm to an additional 8,000 nm

Yachts & Cruisers can now safely navigate the South Pacific Island Nations with world class support by joining the South Pacific Posse yacht rally starting February thru November 2022.

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The team that has led the โ€œPanama Posseโ€ Cruisers Rally for the past 4 years is expanding their successful approach to promote safe passages for yachties to explore over 10,000 islands including:

โ€ข Chile, Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

โ€ข Ecuador, Galapagos

โ€ข Hawai’i

โ€ข Kiribati

โ€ข Pitcairn

โ€ข French Polynesia

โ€ข Cook Islands

โ€ข American Samoa

โ€ข Samoa

โ€ข Tonga

โ€ข Wallis and Futuna

โ€ข Fiji

โ€ข Vanuatu

โ€ข Solomon Islands

โ€ข New Caledonia

โ€ข New Zealand

Current and first hand South Pacific data has been collected over the past 10 years and is available to all registered participants

Captain Dietmar, founder of the Posse Rallies, recently explored and sailed on his catamaran to these the islands for 7 1/2 years. Currently, 20 vessels are scouting the 21′ South Pacific Posse trial run and mapping out hundreds of anchorages, approaches, way-points and data to assist all captains and crew ready to make the jump across the Pacific. Vessels departing from California, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Chile and Ecuador will have up to date information to navigate some of the best cruising in the world with over 10,000 islands.

Over 1000 yachts have participated in the Panama Posse

Since 2017 over 425 yachts have participated in the Panama Posse, the sister rally, and the number of vessels continues to grow each year.

Unique to the Posse rallies is that there is no set schedule, it is not a race and each skipper makes their own decisions based on the data provided.

One of the biggest assets of the Posse is the camaraderie and “esprit de corps” the Rally creates amongst vessel from over 20 countries.

The South Pacific Posse provides all participants tools to communicate 24/7, tracking and a framework of how to exchange information in a peer-to-peer group.

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World class rally benefits

โ€ข Discounts at marinas in most countries along the route

โ€ข Fleet and vessel tracking

โ€ข Improved aids to navigation with OpenCPN Navigation system support

โ€ข Satellite chart creation and support

โ€ข Safe Route, approaches and waypoint sharing

โ€ข Printable reference charts for route planning and backup

โ€ข Support in emergencies with escalation procedures

โ€ข Partnerships and contacts with local governments and the U.S. State Department

โ€ข Free access to a non-profit organization that has a collection of thousands of vetted anchorages and country check-in and out procedures

โ€ข Discounted service to ship yachts back home in partnership with Seven Star Yacht Transport

โ€ข Severe Weather Alerts

โ€ข On demand route seminars

โ€ข “Captain on Call” services

โ€ข Crew finding services

Live group support and chatroom

Weekly live fleet calls to go over weather, security and logistics via a dedicated LINE group network, Fleet updates and newsletters, Fleet Alerts, seminars, sponsored parties at various marinas, on-shore organized vetted excursions, discounts including marina rates, haul outs, chandleries, car rentals, professional weather routing and yacht transport. Current and accurate data provided includes list of fuel stations, service providers, provision spots, haul out facilities, dive sites, resort anchorages and vetted yacht caretakers in marinas. To receive Fleet updates subscribe here.

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Multi-national Sponsors and Service Providers

Sponsors, so far, for the โ€œSouth Pacific Posseโ€ include Predict Wind, Sevenstar Yacht Transport, Yacht Agents Galapagos, Centenario Panama Canal Agent, Advertising-Partners, Vuda Point Marina Fiji, Shelter Bay Marina Panama, Yachting World Marina Vanuatu, Marsden Cove Marina New Zealand and several service providers in French Polynesia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Ecuador and Chile.

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Additional Information and media resources at

PR Contact:

Suzanne DuBose

Event Sponsorship and New Members

Captain Dietmar Petutschnig

Tahanea Vanuatu




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