FLEET UPDATE 2022-04-30

South Pacific Posse

April 30, 2022

SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE 
FLEET UPDATE 

TOP NEWS THIS WEEK

1) SY BLUE BERYL MMSI 244021961 DISMASTED

2) FIJI DROPS PRE-ARRIVAL COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENT

3) MARINA DENARAU SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

South Pacific Posse 13 Particpant Flag States

1) SY BLUE BERYL MMSI 244021961 DISMASTED  
ETA 20 DAYS TO MARQUESAS 

NOv
Charlie

Flying the international maritime signal flags NC ICS November Charlie 

Blue Berryl

SY BLUE BERYL MMSI 244021961 DISMASTED

Alex and Yvette are safe and well, however their 44ft sloop is dismasted and sailing under jury rig using a spinnaker pole.

Blue Beryl is on passage between Galapagos and Marquesas and SOG 3.3 knots

 SY BLUE BERYL is not part  of the SPP but as many of vessels are along the route we are able to assist if need be.

from blueberyl  4/26/2022, 16:51 UTC

"Many
thanks for your quick professional response. I've just got an e-mail
from KAWAINE II  (SPP#23) . That they heard about a Pan Pan
... Nevertheless I wanna thank you to be so professional and look
after other people on the sea.

You
did a good job and I'm really thankful. After we where dismasted a
couple of days ago it's nice to know that people are close. Everything
well on board Blue Beryl. We do a good speed with a jury rig. And will
arrive in Nuka Hiva in 3 weeks.

Have a good night!

Alex,

Blue Beryl"

2)  FIJI 🇫🇯
DROPS PRE-ARRIVAL COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENT

Fiji https://sailwiththeflo.files.wordpress.com

29 April 2022: Effective 1 May 2022, fully vaccinated visitors to Fiji
will no longer be required to produce a pre-arrival negative COVID-19
test prior to entry, a move that reduces costs and lends greater
convenience to those traveling to the country. 

 

The change applies to all visitors entering Fiji by air or sea who were
previously required to take a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test or
rapid antigen test (RAT) prior to their arrival to Fiji.

 

This step is in line with best practice for entry requirements among highly
vaccinated societies and follows countries such as Australia and
Singapore who have also removed COVID-19 testing as an entry
prerequisite. 

 

The current requirement to book an in-country pre-COVID RAT test, prior to
departing for Fiji, remains. The test must be done within 48 - 72 hours
of arrival. In-country tests must be booked prior to arrival to Fiji on
https://entrytestfiji.com/. 

 

Commencing 1 May 2022, the vaccination requirement for entry into Fiji has also
been widened. All visitors above the age of 16 years must now display
proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering the country. 

 

The lowering of the age requirement for the vaccine prerequisite comes as
more children globally are granted access to vaccines. Fiji’s key
visitor markets have considerably high coverage of vaccination amongst
those below the 18-year age threshold. 

  

All other existing conditions for entry remain applicable and can be reviewed at https://www.mcttt.gov.fj/.

 

These moves follow Fiji’s continued effort to strengthen its in-country
testing programme and wider community surveillance efforts designed to
ensure the safety of visitors and Fijians alike. 

 

The COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Taskforce will continue to review Fiji’s entry
requirements and COVID safe measures, with a focus on strengthening
community surveillance and the robustness of the in-country testing
digital platform, supplemented by the already high vaccination
rates. 

Fiji FLag

3) MARINA DENARAU FIJI 🇫🇯
SPONSORS THE SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

Port Denarau Marina

Bula ! We welcome the South Pacific Posse to Denarau Marina and Fiji !

Cynthia Rasch

Cynthia Rasch Port Denarau Fiji

Denarau Marina

As a benefit to you our sponsorship of the South Pacific Posse provides you with


  • 15% off on berthing for vessels staying 3 nights or more in the
    marina subject to availability and payment in advance
  •     Boatyard discount for Rally participants who need to carry out repairs & maintenance works a 3 day bundle deal
  •     F$75 day pass package at Radisson Resort which includes :
     

    • Welcome experience (drink, neck lei and Bula welcome), breakfast is included at Blue Bar & Grill Restaurant, Spa –
    • 10% off from available Spa menu, activities – non motorized available activities, motorized at
    • 10% off less jet skis, use of pool and available facilities
    •  For
      those who would like to get their land legs back for a little while, we
      have been able to secure 40% off on room rates at the Radisson Resort

Castaway Island

DOWNLOAD NOW AND READ LATER ON YOUR PASSAGE TO FIJI >>

Fiji

4) ENTRY INTO CAPTAIN ROW AWARD 

FUELING IN NUKU HIVA 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Captain Ron Award

We knew it would be an adventure, and we were not disappointed. So we
lifted our anchor in Taioha’e bay and made the short distance towards
the cargo = fuel dock. For a yacht to fuel up there, the mooring is med
style, or roman catholic as we also say in Europe, which is also called
„vaticano“ for short. Dropping bow anchor, going stern to with two stern
lines
to the dock. While we are used to the maneuver coming from the meds, it
is still interesting with swell and wind on the beam and and a high
concrete dock. Hence we need help from the dock, which is simply not
there. That’s due to dock hand equal the petrol pump attendant and
currently fueling cars. 

FUEL

So we go in circles in front of the dock for like 15 minutes, then a small
power boat comes, which obviously gets fuel before us, as it would be
faster. Then the guy explains us what to do, we ask whether he would
help with the lines, yes of course. We start the maneuver, drop the bow
anchor, go stern to, the only one missing at this moment is the guy on
the dock, he went back to fueling cars. So we try to keep the stern
close to the dock, despite swell and wind from the side for another 15
minutes, yell for the guy, and nothing happens … until the guy comes
back. Throwing lines, one and two, great, we are tied up. Then throwing a
third line, for the guy to tie to the nozzle to be pulled over to the
yacht, ideally without lowering the nozzle into the water. We keep like
~3-5m distance to the dock to avoid damage on the yacht. The good news:
the throughput of the pump provides 100l/minutes, way too much for our
little boat and thin hoses. The flow can be regulated to some extent at
the nozzle, but if the flow gets too low, the pump on land switches off
by itself. While trying to keep some flow, while not overdoing it for
our hoses and spilling the lot, we notice that our anchor is not holding
anymore.  After the first tank is filled, a quick discussion
whether we should hand back the nozzle, untie and re-anchor or go ahead,
while stabilizing the boat with the engine, we just think: the guy
probably never comes back again.  

IBEX FUEL

So we divide and conquer: Vicky tries to keep the boat from damaging the
concrete dock, while Florian fuels the second tank of IBEX. While this
should be quick with 100l/min, there it happens, regulated to low at the
nozzle, the pump switches off. Where was the pump attendant again?
Well, not here. Once, IBEX is at an angle of like 45° to the dock, the
anchor seems to hold again. Hence this entire scene looks really
awkward, but it works after all. We hand back the nozzle via the extra
line, untie the sternlines, lift anchor and make a run. Payment is a
different story, we first joined the Posse line call, before going back
by dinghy, it would have been impossible to pay while there.

 

Cheers

Vicky & Florian from IBEX

SY IBEX 🇦🇹  Florian & Waltraud - Sunbeam 42′

Vicky
FLorian

5) SY DREAMER ARRIVES IN 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 
 

SY DREAMER

South Pacific Burgee - French Flag - Marquesas Flag & French Polynesia Flag 

Dreamer's Track

Dreamers looong track to FP

SY DREAMER 🇺🇸 David & Gerne  - Caliber 40lrv’

Gerne
David
BRAVO ZULU

6) GOOD NAUTICAL NEEDS YOU  

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

 Tjibaou Cultural Center at the heart of Kanak culture

The
iconic Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa, an art center,  museum,
performance space,  library and a landscaped park 

NEW CALEDONIA 🇳🇨  Please email us your anchorages and tracks to
safeguard them for those who will attempt them after you please email
your tracks ( any format )   to
registration@pacificposse.com 

New Caledonia is in Good Nautical

 
It is home to the largest lagoon in the world. It is registered since 2008
on the World Heritage list of Unesco. The lagoon of New Caledonia has
the second largest barrier in the world after the great barrier reef of
Australia, and its marine biodiversity is exceptional.

Reef

The lagoon,  with varied landscapes of dense green forests to red-earthed mountains.

The lagoon, with varied landscapes of dense green forests to red-earthed mountains.

New Caledonia staunchly defends it's maritime borders from Chinese longline Fishing vessels 

"Maritime border dispute flares up again

Sea border dispute between Vanuatu and New Caledonia has resulted in the
arrest and conviction of a Chinese boat captain and members of his crew.
New Caledonian maritime surveillance authorities claimed the long line
vessel was fishing inside its territorial waters and slapped it with a
US$5.5m fine. Hugues Gossvin of Navimon Fishing Company said the Hu Yu
911 ship was seized by the French Navy in December last year. He told
reporters who attended an European Union funded Tuna workshop in Noumea
that although the longliner was licensed to fish in Vanuatu waters, it
was found fishing however within New Caledonian waters, a claim denied
by the boat captain and the Government of Vanuatu.

“The catch and the ship has been confiscated and the crew are still
negotiating their fate with the authorities,” said Gossvin. Crew members
of Hu Yu 911 were still on the boat in Noumea when Islands Business
toured the Navimon operation last February. Gossvin said New Caledonian
authorities had considered selling the vessel. However the state of the
vessel might not meet the high phytosanitary standards that the French
demands of New Caledonian vessels. The fishing industry in this French
territory only had long line fishing vessels and all are locally owned.
“We do not have any distant water fishing nations’ boats fishing in our
waters,” he said. It is understood the captain of the fishing boat was
prosecuted in a Noumea court, found guilty of fishing illegally and
fined."

With 40 tonnes of tuna and 4 tonnes of shark fins in its holds, the Hu Yu 911 was boarded on October 30 between Belep and Vanuatu in the north of Grande Terre. Since Vanuatu decided to grant fishing licenses to Chinese companies, the number of boats that come to illegally take advantage of the wealth of Caledonian waters seems to be increasing sharply.

With 40 tonnes of tuna and 4 tonnes of shark fins in its holds, the Hu Yu
911 was boarded and detained   between Belep and Vanuatu in the
north of Grande Terre. 

7) 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

8) THE BAYS OF NUKU HIVA 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 

 Taioha'e Bay

Taioha'e Bay

Gargolye in Daniels Bay

Gargoyle in Comptroller  Bay Nuku Hiva French Polynesia 

Bays

 Hakatea Bay - Nuku Hiva

bAY

Comptroller   Bay Nuku Hiva French Polynesia 

bAY

Amazing anchorages await in Nuku Hiva 

BAY

Some Bays of Nuku Hiva: Taioha'e, Anaho, Hatiheu, Hakatea, Hooumi, Hanga Haa

Ha atuatua-bay

Ha'atuatua Bay with an impressive view of the magnificent falaises to the south. 
A small creek runs over the southern end of the beach

https://goodnautical.com/gma/french-polynesia?field_gma_value=PF

All the bays in Nuku Hiva are in Good Nautical 

SY IBEX 🇦🇹  Florian & Waltraud - Sunbeam 42′

Vicky
Florian

09) ADDITIONAL PICTURES OF THE WEEK BY IBEX 

IBEX

Marquesas 🇵🇫  French Polynesia

French Polynesia

Marquesas 🇵🇫  French Polynesia

🇵🇫

Marquesas 🇵🇫  French Polynesia

After 3145 nautical miles and 21 days at sea we have arrived in Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia. We now look forward to a good night sleep without waves crashing against the hull.

After
3145 nautical miles and 21 days at sea we have arrived in Nuku Hiva,
French Polynesia. We now look forward to a good night sleep without
waves crashing against the hull.

10)  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 

Marquesan

MARQUESAN CULTURE

11) 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
BUrgees

12) MORE PICTURES OF THE WEEK 

GARGOLYLE

 MARQUESAS 🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 

Atoll entrance into the lagoon of Fakarava. The atoll's highest elevation is 53 feet not including the height of the coconut trees!

Atoll entrance into the lagoon of Fakarava. The atoll's highest elevation is
53 feet not including the height of the coconut trees!

Back in the clear blue waters again! Time to go do some exploring.

Back in the clear blue waters again! Time to go do some exploring.

Gargoyle relaxing after the 5000 nautical mile sail, planning to spend a week to 10 days here taking in the sights.

Gargoyle relaxing after the 5000 nautical mile sail, planning to spend a week to 10 days here taking in the sights.

Arms in the air is a welcoming sign where are arms down signaled aggression. One up, one down......no one seemed to know.

Arms in the air is a welcoming sign where are arms down signaled aggression. One up, one down......no one seemed to know.

 SY GARGOYLE 🇺🇸   Kevin & Carla - Beneteau 50′

Kevin
Carla

13) 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

14) 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

https://panamaposse.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/new-panama-canal-graphic.jpg

15) 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

16) 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 

Local hunter and his trusty side kicks. They hunt the wild goats left on the islands from the 1700 and 1800 sailors who needed a provisioning after the long sail across the Pacific.

Local hunter and his trusty side kicks. They hunt the wild goats left on the
islands from the 1700 and 1800 sailors who needed a provisioning after
the long sail across the Pacific.

South Pacific Posse

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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

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French Polynesia

🇵🇫 FRENCH POLYNESIA 🏝 118+

CHILE PICAIRN ISLANDS ECUADOR GALAPAGOS FRENCH POLYNESIA COOK ISLANDS AMERICAN SAMOA HAWAII KIRIBATI NIUE SAMOA TONGA WALLIS AND FUTUNA FIJI VANUATU NEW CALEDONIA SOLOMON ISLANDS NEW ZEALAND NORFOLK ISLAND AUSTRALIA

French Polynesia









PORTS OF ENTRY

MARQUESAS

POE Hiva Oa
POE Nuku Hiva
POE Hakahau (Ua Pou)

TUAMOTUS
POE Rangiroa

GAMBIERS
POE Mangareva

AUSTRALS
POE Mata’ura, Tubuai
POE Moerai, Rurutu
POE Raivavae

SOCIETY ISLANDS
POE Papeete
POE Bora Bora
POEHuahine
POERaiatea

COVID

OPEN

ENTRY EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Yachts are cleared for 36 months without subject to Custom Duties –
Immigration however has 3 different categories .
US, UK, NZ, AUSTRALIANS and Canadians will get 90-day visas on arrival at their first landfall.
These CANNOT be extended in the islands. If you want to stay longer you need to file for a long stay visa ( and have it issued ) before you arrive .

French Polynesia is not part of the EU (via France) or Schengen Area, but facilitated regulations are applied to these countries’ citizens.
EU and Schengen countries’ nationals can travel to French Polynesia for an unlimited time period.

Yachts clear in or out of FP with the “gendarmes” offices at the ports of entry. Immigration formalities will be processed by these Gendarmes. Registration can be done by e-mail. Document F09.01 Avis d’Opération Nautique Petite Plaisance sent to:

trafficmaritime@portppt.pf cc sp@portppt.pf cc marinadepapeete@portppt.pf

Customs declaration is legally binding and the customs boat monitors and inspects boats throughout the islands
checking for infringements on arms, drugs, alcohol, prescription medicines and pearls

Upon clearing you are allowed to cruise all of FP except for Tahiti where you must check in with the Harbormaster.

MONEY

American Dollar to 🇵🇫 CFP Franc XPF

COST OF LIVING

Per Person estimated monthly living costs are $ 1,200
Cost of living is 40+ % higher than in United States
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CPF XPF Currency Images

WEATHER

MAIN LOCAL WEATHER WEBSITE https://meteo.pf/fr

FRENCH POLYNESIA WEATHER FORECAST >>>

SEVERE WEATHER

SEVERE WEATHER FRENCH POLYNESIA

PILOT CHARTS FRENCH POLYNESIA CLIMATOLOGY


CHARTS

  1. 606 Tonga to Archipel des Tuamotu ↴
  2. 607 French Polynesia ↴
  3. 6033 Archipel de la Société – Îles sous-le-Vent ↴
  4. 6280 Partie Nord de Raiatea – Port dUturoa ↴
  5. 6281 Partie Sud de Tahaa ↴
  6. 6282 Passes entre les Iles Raiatea et Tahaa ↴
  7. 6283 Ile Tahaa ↴
  8. 6284 Partie Sud de Raiatea ↴
  9. 6320 Makatea ↴
  10. 6418 Ile Mangareva – Rade de Rikitea ↴
  11. 6420 De Mataiva à Rangiroa et Makatea ↴
  12. 6434 Huahine ↴
  13. 6461 Îles Gambier ↴
  14. 6462 Îles Gambier – Partie Sud ↴
  15. 6463 Île Mangareva – Passe de lOuest ↴
  16. 6464 Îles Mangareva – Rikitea – Totegegie ↴
  17. 6525 Abords de Port Phaeton ↴
  18. 6604 De Mururoa à Fangataufa ↴
  19. 6605 Pointe Vénus à Mahaena ↴
  20. 6657 Baies de Cook et d’Opunohu ↴
  21. 6658 Île de Moorea – Côte Nord-Ouest de Tahiti ↴
  22. 6688 Îles de la Société – De Manuae à Tahiti ↴
  23. 6689 Îles Tuamotu (Partie Ouest) – De Tahiti à Rangiroa et Makemo ↴
  24. 6690 Îles Tuamotu (partie centrale) – De Makemo à Tatakoto ↴
  25. 6691 Îles Tuamotu (partie Est) – De Hao à Fangataufa ↴
  26. 6692 Des Îles Tuamotu aux Îles Gambier ↴
  27. 6717 Port Phaeton (Teauaa) – Tapuaeraha ↴
  28. 6740 De Maraa à Faaa ↴
  29. 6828 Atehiti à Maraa ↴
  30. 6955 Approches des Îles de Tahiti et de Moorea – Îles de Maiao et de Tetiaroa ↴
  31. 6956 De la Passe de Mahaena à la Baie de Taravao ↴
  32. 6957 De la Baie de Taravao à la Passe dAiurua ↴
  33. 7213 Maupiti ↴
  34. 7248 Apataki ↴
  35. 7260 Apataki à Fakarava ↴
  36. 7261 De Fakarava à Makemo ↴
  37. 7262 De Makemo à Marutea Nord ↴
  38. 7281 Hao ↴
  39. 7293 Manihi ↴
  40. 7305 De la Passe dAiurua à la Passe Havae ↴
  41. 7314 Ahe ↴
  42. 7329 Kauehi ↴
  43. 7346 Takaroa et Takapoto ↴
  44. 7353 Ua-Pou et Ua-Huka ↴
  45. 7354 Fatu-Hiva, Baies de Hiva-Oa et de Tahuata ↴
  46. 7355 Hiva-Oa, Tahuata et Mohotani – Hiva Oa, Tahuata, Mohotani, FatuHuku ↴
  47. 7356 Eiao, Hatutaa, Motu One ↴
  48. 7357 Îles Marquises (Fenua Enata) ↴
  49. 7368 De lÎle Malden aux Îles de la Société ↴
  50. 7369 Des Southern Cook Islands aux Îes de la Société et Australes ↴
  51. 7370 De Mururoa à Ducie Island ↴
  52. 7371 De Tahiti aux Îles Marquises ↴
  53. 7372 Fakarava ↴
  54. 7373 Rangiroa ↴
  55. 7453 Makemo ↴
  56. 7454 Faaite ↴
  57. 7456 Toau – De Niau à Fakarava ↴
  58. 7457 Raroia et Takume ↴
  59. 7458 Aratika ↴
  60. 7459 Tikehau ↴
  61. 7460 De la Passe de Taapuna à la Passe d’Arue ↴
  62. 7461 De Taapuna à la Pointe Vénus ↴
  63. 7466 Bora-Bora ↴
  64. 83020 Iles Marquises Islands ↴

AGENTS

MARQUESAS

Mr. Kevin Ellis

Yacht Services Nuku Hiva

BP 301 Taiohae, 98742 Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia

+689 87 22 68 72, YSNukuHiva@hotmail.com

VHF 72, Monday – Friday 0800-1400

GUIDES AND RESOURCES

FRENCH POLYNESIA PORTGUIDE .pdf

US CONSULATE

The Tahiti Cruisers Guide

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brought to you by Julien Desmont from Xperimental and Chuck Houlihan from Jacaranda. Starting as an idea based on the very successful Panama City Cruisers guide, it has evolved into 200+ pages of information on vendors and services throughout French Polynesia.

EMERGENCY

Emergency numbers

SMUR (service médical d’urgence): 15
Fire fighters : 18
Police : 17
Sea rescue : +689 40 42 12 12
Private physicians (SOS Médecin 24/7) : +689 40 42 34 56
Central hospital of French Polynesia :+689 40 48 62 62

 

SAR (SEARCH AND RESCUE)

JRCC Tahiti

Tel: +689 40 54 16 16
contact@jrcc.pf
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Telephone+689 40 54 16 16 info: 689 40 54 16 15

Email contact@jrcc.pf

Fax+689 40 42 39 15

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