Marshall Islands

FLEET UPDATE 2022-08-12

South Pacific Posse

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

August 12, 2022

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1) MARSHALL ISLANDS  🇲🇭 CLOSED WITH COVID

2) PICTURES OF THE WEEK  🇫🇯  FIJI TRACKS

 
 
 
 

South Pacific Posse 13 Particpant Flag States

1) MARSHALL ISLANDS 🇲🇭
ON LOCKDOWN FOR ALMOST 3 YEARS
AND COVID STILL SPREADS 

When the global COVID-19 pandemic struck, the Marshall Islands was one of the first Pacific nations to lock down its borders.

Now, three years later, the Marshalls remains one of the few Pacific
countries still closed to visitors, with incoming travelers required to
undergo 10 days of quarantine.

Secretary Niedenthall said the outbreak was "spreading like wildfire" — in fact,
he himself tested positive to COVID the same day as the first cases was
detected. He was currently recovering in home isolation.

"We think the virus has been here had been here for several days before we
discovered it even though we do random testing," he said.

"What we're concerned about is that whole last week, there were all kinds of
boats and planes going to these outer islands and we are getting reports
of people with symptoms."

 
Source: https://www.abc.net.au/radio-australia/ 

Marshall Islands

2) PICTURES OF THE WEEK & 🇫🇯
 FIJI TRACKS OF THE WEEK 

Seaglub

With many fresh tracks in the Fiji Lau Group and Kadavu added by SY  Seaglub  
everyone is empowered to see this amazing part of Fiji avoiding treacherous reefs and coral heads

THANK YOU !

Fiji Tracks are in Good Nautical

Fulaga Lagoon - Lau Group Fiji - 
 Malokua anchorage  with GPX download link 
https://goodnautical.com/route/fulaga-lagoon-malokua-anchorage

Chris
Chris

Waterfall and natural pools

Lau

Vicky and Chris an a whole new local Seaglub crew Kadavu Island, Fiji

Lau

Lau Group, Fiji 

anchorages

Lau Group Fiji

WHOA

Floating Anchor Chain to protect the coral and avoid wrapping it

Another great angle to see anchor chain floats deployed

Sevu Sevu

Sharing a traditional meal with some of  the friendliest people on earth

Corla Heads

SY SEAGLUB  🇦🇺 Chris  - Hylas 46′

Chris

3) ENTRIES INTO BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT 

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT !

SY BROADSWORD 🇬🇧  John & Lucy - Allures 45′

TECOLOTE

SY TECOLOTE 🇺🇸  Michael, Sydney, Lorna - Lagoon '45

Tecolote

SY TECOLOTE (A🇺🇸  Michael, Sydney, Lorna - Lagoon '45

5) DREAMER 🇦🇸 AMERICAN SAMOA 

David Hoists the South Pacific Posse burgee in Pago  Pago 🇦🇸 American Samoa

Dreamer

David & Gerne in Pago Pago Harbour 🇦🇸 American Samoa 

David @ the bow

Captain at the bow 

SY DREAMER 🇺🇸  David & Gerne - Caliber 40'

5) ENTRY INTO HIGHEST WIND RECORDED 

42.9 kts !!!

Gargoyle in the Cyclone hole Vuda Point Marina Fiji 

Gargoyle in Fiji

SY GARGOYLE 🇨🇦 Kevin & Carla - Beneteau 50′

VUDA MARINA

VUDA MARINA 🇫🇯 SPONSORS THE PACIFIC POSSE

 6) MEET "LOGAN"  SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE DOG  
HAPPY BACK ON LAND 
 

Searcher's Blue Heeler

Searcher's LOGAN a Blue Healer ready to play !

SY SEARCHER 🇺🇸  Katherine & Matt + Logan - Tayana 41.8 

 7) DREAMERS PICTURES FROM THE SOCIETY ISLANDS 
🇵🇫  FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Completing the Check out Process 

Dreamer

Dreamer's pictures from Bora Bora 🇵🇫 French Polynesia 

Dreamer

Bora Bora 🇵🇫 Lagoon

Bora Bora Recap

Bora Bora 🇵🇫 View from the top

Dreamer

Bora Bora 🇵🇫 Lagoon

Boar Bora

Bora Bora 🇵🇫 from high above

Blue Eyes eels

Blue eyed eels in a river in Huahine 🇵🇫 French Polynesia well trained to eat tuna  

Dreamer

Colorful reef

The Spires

2,385 ft tall Spires Mount Otemanu Bora Bora 🇵🇫 

Tahha

Back in the Tuamotus 🇵🇫 FP

Pinapple fields in Moorea

Pineapple fields in Mo'orea 🇵🇫 Society Islands FP

Octopus

The symbol of the Ocean Posse the revered Octopus 

SY  DREAMER 🇺🇸  David & Gerne - Caliber 40'

8) IBEX 🇫🇯 WELCOME TO FIJI 

IBEX

IBEX IN FIJI - Surrounded by whales

IBEX

Fiji Courtesy Flag 

Ibex Surrounded by Whales

New friends in Fiji

Ibex Sunset alert

We
arrived last night at Savusavu, great service by Coprashed to come out
at midnight with their dingy to meet as at the entrance of the creek and
guide us in, we had an easy ride from Pago Pago, smooth check-in
process today, they did look into our fridge, garbage and select food
lockers, but they did not take anything from us (that’s incl sausage,
bacon, cheese, milk, a basil plant, fruit, vegetables, sourdough), just
had to “promise” to consume everything on bord. They did not look at our
track. We had not to pay any customs duty for alcohol (and we still
have a “few” liters).

Spent the arrival night on anchor, moved to a berth at the marina dock today

IBEX

I don’t think there is a „Provisioning Excellence“ award, but this would
be our entry: our 50 US cents / can Balboa beer purchased in Panama in
January brought us all the way to Fiji, the very last two cans were our
arrival beers today at Coprashed - and off we go to buy reasonably
priced beer again 😃

SY IBEX 🇦🇹  Florian & Vicky- Sunbeam 42′

IBEX VickyIBEX Florian
https://pacificposse.com/copra-shed-marina-fiji

COPRA SHED MARINA FIJI 🇫🇯 SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

9) HAUL OUT OF THE WEEK 
MARQUESAS 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA

HORIZON HAUL OUT

We can highly recommend the boatyard in Hiva Oa., they are very
professional. We are now at anchor waiting for a weather window to sail
to Makemo in the Tuamotus

Horizon is now back in the water, Yay 😁 We can highly recommend the boatyard in Hiva Oa., they are very professional. We are now at anchor waiting for a weather window to sail to Makemo in the Tuamotus

Horizon is now back in the water, Yay 😁 

 

SY HORIZON 🇺🇸   Anders & Anette  - Outbound 46′

10) FENUA RIGGING  🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 
 

Had a amazing dice at the south pass of fakarava for the full moon! Thousands of grouper!

Some information from Russ and Harriet on Catweazle that may be of interest
to boats heading for Tahiti who need work to be done.

For rigging, we used Fenua rigging who came recommended to us by Florian on Ibex. Emile is the proprietor and speaks reasonable English, Jerome is his right hand man and is completely fluent as his mother is Scottish. They did
excellent work for us and showed true expertise and knowledge in a field
that has more than it's fair share of charlatans. He's not the cheapest
but he is the best. He is also very busy so you have to work to his
schedule not your own, but I would have no hesitation in recommending
him or using him again myself.

https://fenuarigging.com/

www.fenuarigging.com   fenuarigging@gmail.com

We were lifted at Technimarine for some work on our centreboard. It is a
professionally run, big yard that is able to do everything from a simple
bottom job to building large fishing boats in aluminium from scratch.
They have a 300t lift and a 75t lift. 

 https://www.technimarine.pf/

www.fenuarigging.com fenuarigging@gmail.com We were lifted at Technimarine for some work on our centreboard. It is a professionally run, big yard that is able to do everything from a simple bottom job to building large fishing boats in aluminium from scratch. They have a 300t lift and a 75t lift. The 300t lift is capable of lif...

SY CATWEAZEL 🇵🇦   Harriet & Russell - Fountaine Pajot 44′

11) 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 ✔  

  BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR ✔
    COURAGE AWARD ✔

*no bill-fish

Maewo

Vanuatu awaits

12) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE WEATHER ROUTING   

https://metvuw.com/forecast/forecast1.php?type=rain&region=swp&tim=024

https://metvuw.com/forecast/forecast1.php?type=rain&region=swp&tim=024

For weather routing  through the dangerous middle toward s New Zealand or Australia please visit our sponsors 
https://pacificposse.com/ocean-tactics

Contact John Martin 
 admin@coastalandoffshorecruising.com

WhatsApp / Tel  +64 27 242 1088

John Martin

John Martin principal
of Ocean Tactics has been assisting skippers with weather and passage
planning in the Pacific  for many years is now an official sponsor
of the South Pacific Posse.

13) RIVERGATE MARINA & SHIPYARD 🇦🇺 
SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

RIVERGATE MARINA & SHIPYARD 🇦🇺 SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 27° 26.6216′ S 153°06.4666′ E

RIVERGATE MARINA & SHIPYARD 🇦🇺 SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

27° 26.6216′ S  153°06.4666′ E

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

SERVICES

  •     Official Customs / Quarantine Port of Entryin South East Queensland
  •     Berths and deep water access for vessels up to 90M
  •     24/7 on-water high-speed fuel facility and fuel bunkering
  •     Single and 3 phase power up to 400 amp
  •     Secure gated site monitored by patrols, CCTV cameras, floodlit at night
  •     Clean marina certified
  •     Onsite storage
RIVERGATE MARINA & SHIPYARD 🇦🇺 SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

13) SY KISMET @ MAMANUCAS   🇫🇯 FIJI 

Survivor Island Fiji

Survivor

The reality TV show has chosen Fiji 6 times as a backdrop - these are the locations 
1. Macuata
2. Mamanuca Islands
3. Mana Island
4. Yasawa Islands
5. Kadavu
6. Savusavu

Survivor ISland

2 meter sharky shark - good boy ! 

Chart Info for Mana Island Pass Fiji

GPX track info for Mana Island Pass Fiji - lacking details - thanks to Kevin we got a track - get it here -> https://goodnautical.com/route/mana-island-pass

https://goodnautical.com/route/mana-island-pass

Save
your chart-plotter track to a Compute rand email it to
registration@pacificposse.com for inclusion in Good Nautical's safe
routes 

1) save your track to an external data card on your chart plotter 
2)  insert the card on a PC or Mac and email to us or if too big - 
upload it to a shared drive - email us for a link 
3) alternatively use opencpn's tracking feature to safe your track  

Kismet at Anchor

SY Kismet at anchor after logging the path above for all !!! Just click the yellow download link !

SY KISMET 🇺🇸 Kevin - Passport 41′

14)  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 

🇫🇯  Denarau Marina - Fiji 

🇫🇯  Royal Suva Yacht Club  - Fiji 

🇫🇯  Copra Shed Marina  - Fiji 

15) 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

16) 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
  • CLOUD 9  FIJI
Fiji

Mamanuca  Group Fiji 

17) SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT

 SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

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

Sevenstar

SEVENSTAR YACHT TRANSPORT | JULY 01 2022

🛥️ ⛵ SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC  POSSE

Sevenstar
Yacht Transport is proud to continue as a sponsor of the Panama Posse.
True sailing communities with real world cruising experience, such as
the Panama Posse, always inspire us and drives us to provide regular
sailings on established routes as well as expanding into new markets and
ports. Providing professional logistics solutions for sailors and
cruisers all over the world is our core business and the Posse sailing
communities are a true example of what can be possible this day in age
when it comes to flexibility and connectivity. We thank you for the
privilege to be your logistics supplier.

Seven Star

18) 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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19) STRATEGIC PARTNERS
 

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Abernathy – Chandlery – Panama

Panama Posse 

Atlantic Posse

Advertising Partners – Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com – Delaware

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