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 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ AUSTRALIA PORT OF ENTRY

Coffs Harbour

As of March 3 2022

Australiaโ€™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 youโ€™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 โ€˜Entering and Leaving by Seaโ€™ 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 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Captain Peter - Green Marine, Marten 68โ€ฒ

26 SY RAVIDA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Timbo - Beneteau 50โ€ฒ

27 SY HEAVENโ€™S DOOR ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Jem - Voyage Yachts 50โ€ฒ

28 SY LEEANN ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Jamie & Carson - Beneteau Oceanis 46โ€ฒ

29 SY INDIGO MOON ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 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 โ€“ 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 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Chris - Hylas 46โ€ฒ

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 Carรฉnage

6) SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

AWARDS CATEGORIES

HERE ARE THE CATEGORIES

BIGGEST FISH CAUGHT* โœ”

PICTURE OF THE YEAR โœ”

SPEEDY AWARD โ€“ SEVENSTAR AWARD โœ”

THE CAPTAIN RON AWARD โœ”

MOST UNWELCOME VISITOR ONBOARD โœ”

HIGHEST WIND RECORDED โœ”

SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION โœ”

GALLEY GOD(ESS) โœ”

GOOD SAMARITAN OF THE YEAR โœ”

NEWLY ADDED โ€“ BOAT YOGA POSE OF THE YEAR โœ”

*no bill-fish

Island Bar in Fiij

The island bar at Musket Cove Fiji

17ยฐ 46.3066' S 177ยฐ 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

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Safe Harbor South Bay โ€“ Chula Vista, USA

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Marina Chiapas โ€“ Mexico

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Marina Papagayo โ€“ Costa Rica

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Shelter Bay Marina โ€“ Panama

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Marina Puerto Amistad โ€“ Ecuador

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Vuda Point Marina - Fiji

๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ Yachting World Marina - Port Vila - Vanuatu

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ 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 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Captain Peter and crew - Green Marine, Marten 68โ€ฒ
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 Sevenstarโ„ขs services can be found on https://www.sevenstar-yacht-transport.com/

Sevenstar

Who is Sevenstar Yacht Transport?

Sevenstar is the worldโ€™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 Gรกlvez

info@centenarioconsulting.com

www.centenarioconsulting.com

Cellphone +507 6676-1376

WhatsApp +507 6676-1376

Erick

14) STRATEGIC PARTNERS

SEVEN SEAS CRUISING ASSOCIATION

Abernathy โ€“ Chandlery โ€“ Panama

Panama Posse

Advertising Partners โ€“ Las Vegas

Safe-Esteem.com โ€“ Delaware

SIGN UP FOR THE '22 SOUTH PACIFIC POSSE

WE OPERATE UNDER INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW

YOUR VESSEL YOUR CREW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Notice of a rally
Vanuatu

On some outer island locals will visit yachts and request tools to help with repairs.

panama posse communications
@ 9811 w charleston blvd 2262 89117 Summerlin USA

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ยฉ 2022 South Pacific Posse / Good Nautical Inc


NADI FLEET CODES - get weather like it's 1944

This example will get you a very small (thin bandwidth)
weather map for the South Pacific.

To proceed you will need a WINDOWS computer and a way to receive a small plain email message ( 1200 bytes )

 

 

1) Download and install PhysPlot from here -> https://route.panamaposse.com/apps/phys_su.zip

2) next send a plain text email toย  - keep the subject line completely blank and the BODY SEND nadi-fleetcode

query@saildocs.com
SEND nadi-fleetcode
3) make sure your email is plain text no HTML no signature PLAIN
4) you'll receive a reply with the following example ( your CODES will vary )

query-reply@saildocs.com
Subject: Fiji Meteorological Service

ASPS20 NFFN 071200
10001 33388 00712
99900 81202 73477 73477 10000 99911 66452 72672 72875 73277
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62742 63240 63541 10000 99955 55533 70052 70558 70862 10000
55553 70750 71060 71367 10000 55523 70875 71280 62075 10000
55523 61369 61460 61950 62246 10000 55553 61247 62042 62541
10000 99922 44012 70550 70864 71071 71275 71580 61877 62077
62380 72578 72775 73074 73573 44014 71050 71360 71565 71870
72274 72574 72772 73071 73572 44016 71450 71662 72069 72570
73069 73570 44018 71850 72060 72566 73067 73569 44020 72450
72255 72562 72965 73567 44012 63576 63071 62072 61770 61362
61059 60550 60340 60330 60520 44014 63573 63070 62066 61860
61950 61843 61235 61130 61120 44016 63571 63068 62565 62360
62751 62948 63546 44018 63569 62965 62660 62855 63052 63549
44020 63567 63162 63059 63255 63552 44014 63545 63044 62845
62546 62345 62539 63036 63535 44010 63543 63240 63338 63537
44016 63534 63035 62433 62029 61720 44018 63532 63033 62530
62120 44022 63526 63225 62920 44010 73574 73275 72877 72780
62575 63073 63375 63579 44006 73476 73277 73280 63379 63480
73476 44004 73277 73279 73277 19191======
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5) next save the BODY portion ( DARK GREY )
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PHYSPLOT

 

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PHYSPLOT

7) This will open the visualization of these Fleet Codes

Fleet Codes

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