Tjibaou Cultural Centre New Caledonia

FLEET UPDATE 2022-03-17

 

 

South Pacific Posse

 

Mar 17, 2022

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1) NEW CALEDONIA OPENS UP 
2) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE GROW TO 
31 YACHTS FROM 13 FLAG STATES
3) RIVERGATE MARINA 🇦🇺 AUSTRALIA
 SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

 

South Pacific Posse 13 Particpant Flag States

 

1) NEW CALEDONIA  🇦🇺  OPENS UP 

 

Tjibaou Cultural Centre

 

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Centre Noumea designe by Renzo Piana 

 Our maritime borders to New Caledonia which boasts 
 the worlds largest continuous barrier reef are finally open!

Forms needed for entry:

-Medical Health declaration

-Border control temperatures to be sent back to us 48 hrs and 1 hr prior to arrival

-Every person should send us their vaccination certificate prior to arrival.

A test will have to be done 2 days after arrival (48hrs)

Tests can be done in a pharmacie (drug store)

Download the forms here: https://pacificposse.com/new-caledonia#documents

 

Noumea Light House

 

Amedee Lighthouse 

Audrey

+687 70 90 09

Nouméa Yacht Services

40 ter Rue Austerlitz

B.P 1263

98 845 Nouméa Cedex

Contacts: +687 24 01 23      Gsm: (+687) 79 56 01

Email: nys22s@hotmail.com

Website: www.noumeayachtservices.nc

The beauty of the New Caledonia lagoon islands from the sky

The beauty of the New Caledonia lagoon islands from the sky 

2)  SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE WELCOMES 
THESE  MEMBERS TO THE FLEET

30    SY MARIA   🇳🇿 David, Nicolas, Naomi & Aisha - Bavaria 46′

31    SY ALOA TOA   🇬🇧  Tim  - Wharram 30′

 

South Pacific Posse '22

 

3) RIVERGATE MARINA 🇦🇺  AUSTRALIA
SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

 

Marina

 

We are exited to welcome the Pacific Posse to Australia and offer a 10 %  discount off marina fees and no live-aboard fee.

Andrew

GM Andrew
 
Office             +61 7 3907 1600
Dockmaster  +61 421 585 027

Email              info@rivergate.com.au

7 Rivergate Place, Murarrie QLD 4172 Australia

 

Rivergate Marina

 

Brisbane is striking distance of the renowned  Tangalooma Ship Wreck Bay l and Moreton Island

Tangalooma

4) ENTRY INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT  

Seaglub's FIsh

To put the catch in perspective Chris lies next to the fish head

SV SEAGLUB 🇺🇸 Chris - Hylas 46′

Chris on Seaglub
Seaglub

Captain Chris this season's lead vessel SY SEAGLUB currently sailing in Fiji 

5) PUERTO VILLAMIL 🇪🇨 GALAPAGOS

Puerto Villamil is a small port village sion the southeastern edge of Isla Isabela in the Galapagos Islands.

Trafficjam in Villamil

Traffic jam in Villamil Galapapgos.
On
the southwestern edge of town a boardwalk was created by the park with
assistance of US Aid. At the end of the walkway is the Tortoise Breeding
Center  which was built in order to help preserve the many species
of Isabela Tortoises. 

Puerto Villamil is a small port village located on the southeastern edge of Isla Isabela in the Galapagos Islands.

 It leads through mangrove environments passing along saltwater lagoons
filled with flamingo, black-winged stilts, Hudsonian whimbrels, Bahama
pintails, and  gallinules that search the lagoons for shrimp. 

Villamil Flamingos

 Poza de los Flamingos is a lake in the western part of the town where flamingos can be observed. 

 

Puerto Villamil is a small port village located on the southeastern edge of Isla Isabela in the Galapagos Islands.

 

The untouched shore of  Isla Isabela

White Tipped sharks

To
the southeast of town are a series of small islets including one known
as Las Tintoreras where a colony of white tip sharks can often be seen
resting in the lava channel

 Las Tintoreras

SY IBEX 🇦🇹  Florian & Vicky - Sunbeam 42′

Vicky
Florian

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

 Bora Bora Yacht Club 16°29'20.6

The Bora Bora Yacht Club 🇵🇫

 16° 29'.3433' S    151° 45.5783' W 

A suitable setting for a South Pacific Posse Sunset Rum Party  

Sunset in Bora Bora

Sunset in Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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 - Lauotka - Fiji 

🇻🇺 Yachting World Marina - Port Vila - Vanuatu

🇳🇿 Marsden Cove Marina - Northland - New Zealand 

🇦🇺 Rivergate Marina and Boatyard - Brisbane - Australia

 

 Rivergate successfully managed a six month refit of the vessel, which included a complete exterior refinish, teak deck refurbishment and overhaul of stabilisers.

 

Advanced yacht services available in Australia.
Rivergate’s
shipyard carries out more than 500 haul-outs per year, making it one of
the busiest shipyards in the Southern Hemisphere

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 

9) MEET THE FLEET 

Meet the Fleet Kevin

SY KISMET 🇺🇸 Kevin - Passport 41′
currently at 02º  28.261 N  124º 07.788 W 

Kevin
 

Kismet

 

10) 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

11) THE BEAUTY OF SOUTH PACIFIC CURRENCY 

Cook Islands 3 Dollar Bill

Cook Islands 3 dollar bill 

Although
the Cook Islands operates on the New Zealand dollar, there is still
some Cook Islands dolalrs in circulation that is equal in value to NZD.

The
$3 note which is more of a collectors or novelty item. These can be
picked up from the Rarotonga Philatelic Bureau or given as change when
paying departure tax.  

The official Cook Islands currency is the New Zealand dollar.  

 In
terms of cost of living in the Cook Islands, its price point is fairly
middle range in that it is a little more expensive than Fiji but a lot
less than French Polynesia and Tahiti. Part of the Cook Islands economy
is the VAT or Value Added Tax. Charged at 12.5% of the price, the tax is
added at the point of sale to almost everything however refunds are
available for tourists upon exiting the country.

Old Cook Island Dollars

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) QUINTESSENTIAL ANCHORAGE #13 🇹🇴TONGA

Hunga

Hunga / Valetoakakau  Vava'u Tonga aka Anchorage # 13

The Pass

During World War II many lagoons and closed harbors where blasted open to allow vessels to enter 

Valetoakakau

The
tight Pass into Hunga Valetoakakau ( # 13)  is 30 foot wide - 12.5
feet deep cut at high tide. Located at 18° 41.7216' S  174°
08.1816' W 

Wayward Wind

Wayward Wind a 11' draft schooner made it in with help from Captain Kurt.

Anchor inside a dormant volcanic caldera in the large depression formed after a volcano erupts and collapses.

The Moorings map of vava'u

The
archipelago of Vava'u - a hand drawn Moorings map which uses numbers to
make identifying locations  easier for Palangi's . Ta
pan-Polynesian term for a white person or Caucasian. The term has gained
widespread use throughout much of western Polynesia including Tonga,
Tokelau, Tuvalu, 'Uvea and Futuna.

Vava'u

Aerial view of a portion of the Vava'u Archipelago   in northern Tonga 

Don
Francisco Mourelle de la Rúa, commanding the Spanish frigate Princesa,
was the first European to come to Vavaʻu, which he did on 4 March 1781.
He charted Vavaʻu as Martín de Mayorga, naming it after the man who was
the Viceroy of New Spain at that time.  Captain James Cook had
known about the islands a decade earlier, but the people in Haʻapai had
told him it would be no good for him to go there. they told him there
was no harbour. ( THIS WAS A LIE ) They may have told him this to
dissuade him from going there; but Cook heeded their advice.

As
it turned out, Mourelle found excellent anchoring, in Vavaʻu, which he
desperately needed, because he had failed to find a harbour at the last
two places he had tried to land, Fonualei (Bitterness island) and Late.
He gave the harbour at Vavaʻu the name Port of Refuge, although his original port of refuge had been the bay on the west coast of the main island, near Longomapu.

Twelve
years later, in 1793, Alessandro Malaspina visited the area for a
month, following up on Mourelle’s investigations, and formally claiming
the islands for Spain. 

Captain Cook and the 'Friendly Islands

Captain Cook and the 'Friendly Islands

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

15) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Panama Posse 

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware


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Hello

 

SY Reflections on approach in Lamen Bay  Vanuatu

With few cruisers in far flung places friendly rendezvous' on each other's yachts are the norm - prepare to be boarded ;-)  SY Reflections on approach in Lamen Bay  Vanuatu 

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