New Atlantic Posse Yacht Rally Connects Europe with the Caribbean

Atlantic Posse
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New Atlantic Posse Yacht Rally聽 Connects Europe with the Caribbean

 


Atlantic Posse Route

Event will span 5,400 nautical miles without a set schedule

 

CARTAGENA, Spain 鈥 July 21, 2022 鈥 Yachting travel experience company Ocean Posse LLC is thrilled to announce the launch of the Atlantic Posse, which will bring a new type of sailing rally to Europe. The innovative Atlantic Posse is unique because it doesn鈥檛 have a set start date or end date and is modeled after the highly successful Panama Posse, one of the largest rallies in the world.

Anticipating 50-75 yachts, the rally will cover 5,400 nautical miles. It begins in Cartagena, Spain, the historic epicenter of the Spanish Fleet, with an additional kickoff location in Lisbon, Portugal. The route will stop over in Gibraltar via Morocco, Madeira and the Canary Islands to Western Africa's Archipelago Cape Verde before crossing the Atlantic to Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saba, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

The Atlantic Posse will provide sailors with charting, tracking and marina discounts.

The westward route will follow trade winds from the Iberian Peninsula along the coast of West Africa across the Atlantic. The eastward route will take advantage of the Gulf Stream and high-pressure systems for yachts traveling from the Caribbean via Bermuda, the Azores to Lisbon. Yachts will go at their own pace, sailing safely while having fun.

鈥淛oin the unlimited adventure and friendship we experience sailing with other passionate yacht lovers,鈥 said Captain Dietmar Petutschnig and Skipper Jacques Felt. 鈥淲e look forward to the support from marinas, service providers, and maritime and in-country tourism organizations to join our rally fleet with discounts and up-to-date news and information. Explorers are the influencers of influencers. Come and join the yachting adventure and be part of the posse.鈥

Joining the Atlantic posse brings multiple benefits to participants, such as a massively reduced registration fee, collective bargaining, free fleet and vessel tracking, 24/7 chat communications, weekly weather and logistics group calls, OPEN CPN Satellite Charts, West Marine Pro discounts of up to 25%, a Predict Wind Pro discount of 20%, and significant discounts from participating marinas.

To join, support or sponsor the posse, visit atlanticposse.com.

Media Contact:
Suzanne A Du Bose聽 +1 702 509 0320 聽suzanne_a_dubose@yahoo.com

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DOMINICA MARINE CENTER 馃嚛馃嚥 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

DOMINICA MARINE CENTER 馃嚛馃嚥 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

25 % Mooring Buoy discounts in Portsmouth

  • 5-25% Mercury Marine small two-stroke engine discounts
  • Island Tour discounts with Waitukubuli Adventure Tour Co.
  • BBQ and Live music event on the beach in Portsmouth with Discounted tickets for buffet

DOMINICA MARINE CENTER

DOMINICA MARINE CENTER

18 Victoria Street, Roseau, Dominica, WI

767-440-BOAT(2628), 767-275-2851 Mobile WhatsApp Signal

info@dominicamarinecenter.com
Skype: zeefoxx聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 聽#DominicaMarine

Budget Marine, Doyle Sailmaker, Deka Batteries, Zodiac, Cressi-SUB, KOHLER/SDMO

Mercury Marine, Boston Whaler, ACR/ARTEX, Yanmar Marine, Northern Lights, GARMIN


MARINA PUERTO BAHIA 馃嚛馃嚧 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

MARINA PUERTO BAHIA 馃嚛馃嚧 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE
19掳 11.6383' N 069掳 21.3283' W

We are pleased to sponsor the ATLANTIC Posse and provide a 15% discount on Winter Rates (High Season)
Gavi Roustand

Gavi Roustand
Harbour Master
C: +1 809 801 9756
E: marina@puertobahiasamana.com

Puerto Bah铆a is a full service marina in Saman谩, Northeast of Dominican Republic, offering slips for vessels up to
150ft LOA and access to boutique hotel amenities.

MARINA PUERTO BAHIA
ON SITE AMENITIES

On-Site Customs & Immigration
30 and 50 amps, 125 and 250 volts, 60 Hz
Water
High Speed Pump Fueling Pier
24-Hour Security
Restrooms and Showers
Laundry Room
Mini-Market
Garbage Pickup
Free Internet Access
Bars and Restaurants
Infinity Pools
Gym
Spa and Beauty Salon
Taxi and Car Rental
Water Taxi to Cayo Levantado Island
Parking

Marina Puerto Bah铆a

CONTACT

Gavi Roustand
Harbour Master
T: +1 809 801 9756 (Calls and Whatsapp)
Carretera Sanchez-Saman谩
KM, 5, Saman谩 32000,
Dominican Republic

Marina Puerto Bah铆a

MARINA PUERTO BAHIA APPROACH

Marina Puerto Bah铆a

 

Marina Puerto Bah铆a

Marina Puerto Bah铆a

Marina Puerto Bah铆a

RATES

RATES
MARINA RATES 2022 (PER FOOT):
*Special rate of $ 1.00 per foot per night for Panama Posse members.
30-79 L.O.A.
Daily : $1.50
Weekly: $1.25
Monthly: 聽$0.80

6 months: $0.55

80-150 L.O.A. / MULTIHULL
Daily : $2.00
Weekly: $1.70
Monthly: 聽$1.00
6 months: $0.60
Electricity: $0.45 p/ kw
Taxes are not included in the prices above.
LOW SEASON RATES:
30-79 L.O.A.
Daily : $1.25
Weekly: $1.00
Monthly: 聽$0.60

6 months: $0.35

80-150 L.O.A. / MULTIHULL
Daily : $1.75
Weekly: $1.35
Monthly: 聽$0.80

6 months: $0.50

Marina Puerto Bah铆a

Government Fees (Onsite)

Inmigraci贸n / lmmigration Per vessel $70.00
Per passenger $12.00
Tarjeta de Turista/ Tourist Card Per passenger $10.00

Marina Puerto Bahia

LOCATION

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE >>
https://www.puertobahia.do/


Cape Verde

MARINA MINDELO 馃嚚馃嚮 CAPE VERDE聽 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

MARINA MINDELO 馃嚚馃嚮 CAPE VERDE聽 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

We are extremely please to sponsor the Atlantic Posse with t a discount of 10% for each yacht.

Best Regards

Jackie & Kai !

MARINA MINDELOMarina Mindelo

 Jackie Gomes Lutz Meyer Scheel Ivanice Estevao

CONTACT

Tel (+238) 2300032
mail@marinamindelo.cv
Fax (+238) 2300034
reception@marinamindelo.cv

Marina Mindelao

SERVICES

  • Up to 50 meter boat length
  • 24 hour service and security
  • 220 V at 16, 32 and 63 Amp on the pontoons
  • Water supply to the columns
  • Diesel Station
  • Internet: Wireless WIFI
  • Modern showers and toilets
  • Floating Bistro / Sailor's Bar
  • Weather forecast
  • Contracting repair and supply works and purchases for yachts
  • Drop Ship location
  • Support for local administrative services (immigration, Police, Customs)

 (+238) 2300032 mail@marinamindelo.cv (+238) 2300034 reception@marinamindelo.cv CP: 1191 www.marinamindelo.cv

MARINA MINDELO SAFE APPROACH

 

LOCATION

MARINA MINDELO OFFICIAL WEBSITE>>
Marina Mindelo Cape Verde official website


Marina de Cascais Approach Chart

MARINA DE CASCAIS 馃嚨馃嚬 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

MARINA DE CASCAIS 馃嚨馃嚬SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

 

Cascais has been the setting for some of the most important sailing events in the world.

We are proud to offer a special 15 % discount to all the Atlantic Posse recipients.

Reservations must be made with advance so that we can check availability with time.

 

MARINA DE CASCAIS

CONTACT

Marina de Cascais
Casa de S. Bernardo, 2750-800 Cascais
T (+351) 214 824 800
E info@marinacascais.pt
E reception@marinacascais.pt

Reception Hours Winter 9:00 鈥 18:00
Reception Hours Summer 08:30 鈥 20:00
T (+351) 214 824 800
F (+351) 214 824 860

馃嚨馃嚬 Marina de Cascais

AMENITIES

馃嚨馃嚬 Marina de Cascais馃嚨馃嚬 Marina de Cascais馃嚨馃嚬 Marina de Cascais

SERVICES

  • Fuel Dock
  • Restaurants
  • Catering
  • Automatic Laundry Facilities
  • Showers
  • Heliport
  • Wifi
  • Mail & Receiving of correspondence
  • 70 Ton Gantry Crane
  • 2 Ton Crane
  • Ramp
  • Hull cleaning
  • Trailers
  • Jet ski package
  • Dry docking

馃嚨馃嚬 Marina de Cascais

SAVE APPROACH

馃嚨馃嚬 Marina de Cascais


LOCATION

馃嚨馃嚬 Marina de Cascais


OFFICIAL WEBSITE

馃嚨馃嚬 Marina de Cascais

馃嚨馃嚬 Marina de Cascais


CHARTS

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CALIMA

African winds from SW – SE

A Calima wind, which brings sand from the Sahara Desert聽 is unpredictable so it can happen any time of the year, but it usually appears in the winter season between December and March.. It can last from 3 to 5 days or even up to a week and it is very dense, causing low visibility and extreme amounts of dust entering everywhere.

Calima Winds

The word Calima itself originates from the Spanish word for 鈥渉aze鈥. This haze is a layer of dust and sand brought on high winds originating from Africa. On occasion weather fronts in the south-west of the Canary Islands can increase wind-speeds even more. In these cases the Calima will escalate bringing very high temperatures with it, and is able to carry dust high above the Atlantic covering hundreds of thousands of square miles with a dense cloud of Saharan sand, sometimes聽 reaching the Caribbean.

DETAILS from 2020 Yacht Maya >>

SandstormHigh Winds

 

One measure of air pollution is the amount of coarse particulate matter 鈥 or PM10 鈥 in the air close to the Earth鈥檚 surface, another is aerosol optical depth (AOD) which is a measure of how much direct sunlight is blocked by dust and haze in the atmosphere. CAMS has been tracking both and, as confirmed by Aeronet observations, the CAMS forecasts of total AOD represented the event very well, including the longer-range transport.

In the Canary Islands, air quality was severely degraded for several days as a result of the dust storms, with high measured PM10 values.

Haze


ST. CROIX YACHT CLUB chart

ST. CROIX YACHT CLUB 馃嚮馃嚠 US VIRGIN ISLANDS 路 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

ST. CROIX YACHT CLUB 馃嚮馃嚠 US VIRGIN ISLANDS 路 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

ST. CROIX YACHT CLUB 馃嚮馃嚠 US VIRGIN ISLANDS 路 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

Yes - St Croix looks forward to being a major stop for the Atlantic Posse!

St Croix USVI

St Croix Yacht Club, Teague Bay. Anchorage only, limited loading and unloading in about 6' at the end of our teedock, dinghy dock, galley, showers. SCYC welcomes visiting yachts, lovely restful location. Website:

St Croix Yacht Club
Additional anchorages:

Frederiksted
Road stead with cruise ship pier (seldom occupied), beautiful town with sandy beaches, limited marine services.

Salt River
Tricky entrance. Columbus landed a shore boat here in 1493, natives are now much friendlier. Great diving! Home base of Gold Coast Yachts, builders of custom multihulls.
March through April is regatta season in our part of the Caribbean. Some events are large and rowdy (St Martin Heineken at beginning of March), some are small and intimate (St Croix, usually mid-April).
Over the years (about 30) have noted that cruisers enjoy regattas, sometimes as competitors, sometimes as volunteers, including work boats. Our events run from Puerto Rico to Granada. All events offer cruising classes and have recently developed programs within our Caribbean rating system (CSA) to quickly and inexpensively rate cruising boats.
Best wishes!

 

 

CONTACT

5100 Teague Bay
C'sted, St. Croix 00820
Phone: 340-773-9531

Brian Cayne, Manager Manager@StCroixYC.com

AMENITIES

SHIP STORE:
DINING FACILITIES: Wednesday Night Buffet
BAR: Friday Night Happy Hour
GATED:

SERVICES

SAFE APPROACH

 


MOORINGS MAP

 

LOCATION

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  • Christiansted National Historic Site
  • Columbus Landing Site
  • Fort Christiansvaern
  • Rustoptwist Sugar Mill
  • Contentment Historical Site
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
  • St. Croix East End Marine Park Office

Aggressive Killer Whales Batter Sailboats Off Spain And

ORCAS

DEALING WITH ORCAS UPDATED 2023-08-07

 

CHECK THE ORCA ENCOUNTER MAP

https://www.theca.org.uk/orcas/reports

https://www.theca.org.uk/orcas/reports

SUMMARY:聽 DROPS SAILS – TURN ENGINE ON – GO IN REVERSE

So dear friends,
it caught me last night around 7pm just before Gibraltar. About 3 nm off Barbete a group of Orcas went onto my boat. There were about 10 animals, big and young. First they ripped the little rudder off the wind flag control, then the main rudder was cut off in 2 parts. Some seemed to be playing with the parts floating in the water as if trying to balance the part on the head. After about 10 minutes, the parts in the water were uninteresting and they were attacking my boat from all sides. First it was spinning in a circle, then they swam against the hull and kiel with a crazy surge. With every hit, it cracked like the laminate was breaking. My boat is an old Kevlar/epoxy race boat in Sandwich build, the kiel is extremely massive screwed with the cage inside. I had the feeling that they were trying to separate the kiel from the hull as well. I held on to the mast the whole time and sent out an SOS over the satellite phone and radio right at the beginning. It took 50 minutes then the sea rescue was there. Their use was extremely professional. They circled the boat twice and fixed sideways. Helped me onto her boat and I was safe. Now we waited about another 10 minutes, the captain said he could not leave until the Orcas were gone. And actually out the window I watched my boat take more blows. It was the most terrifying experience I’ve ever had, yes I was absolutely scared to death. Can’t imagine when you have to go into the water and these animals are around you. The whole attack lasted less than an hour. On the way to the harbor, the captain said that they had rescued a cat yesterday, he is now in front of me, same problem. Last year May-August they would have saved about 15 boats in each month, partly 8 in a week.
I think my boat will be a total damage because the laminate will have major delamination damage. But here in the harbor the lift is broken right now and they believe it will take months until it is repaired. So wait and pay 44.44 every day.
My dream of the big round has come to an end here, I can’t say at the moment if I’ll ever be able to move a sailboat on the sea again with calm thoughts.

I wish you all the best and that you never experience anything like this.

POSTED BY

Orcas destroy rudder of the coast of spain

Recommendations for boaters if killer whales interact with the boat

If you are sailing and you come across orcas or other cetaceans and the orcas interact with the boat, the skipper/captain of the boat will adopt, whenever possible and do not create a greater danger, the following measures:

orcas sea

Prevent people on board from getting close to the bands, trying to place them in places that provide the greatest possible protection against sudden movements that could cause injuries or a fall into the sea, and against blows caused by the sudden movement of moving parts. .
In the event of an interaction, it is always preferable to navigate by motor than by sail and avoiding stopping the boat. You will navigate according to the characteristics of the boat itself and always keeping in mind the safety margins and the wind and sea conditions, towards shallower waters, until the killer whales lose interest.
In those cases of boats sailing under sail, it must also be borne in mind that the integrity of the daggerboard could be affected, and this could influence the stability of the boat, so it is recommended to lower the sails and navigate by motor.
It is recommended, always within the safety limits and characteristics of each boat, to sail as close as possible to the coast, where there is less probability of encountering groups of orcas, especially in the vicinity of the Barbate cove.
Any ship or boat that observes the presence of killer whales or other cetaceans, whether or not they give rise to episodes of interaction, will maximize compliance with the provisions of Royal Decree 1727/2007, of December 21, which establishes protection measures. of cetaceans, especially those aimed at avoiding behaviors that may cause death, harm, discomfort or concern to cetaceans and, in general, any of the behaviors indicated in articles 4 and 5 of the aforementioned Royal Decree.
Observe, and if possible, take photographic records of the orca specimens involved in the event. Observation activities will be carried out without disregarding precaution and compliance with the obligations of good marine practice, without prejudice to the exercise of any necessary decision for the safety of navigation and only when possible and safe, without expose the ship or vessel, the people on board or the cetaceans to greater risks.
Take into account any other new instructions or recommendations that may be disseminated to sailors.
The obligation that every captain/skipper has to report those events likely to be a danger to navigation is recalled, and, therefore, interactions with orcas must be reported through the corresponding Maritime Rescue Coordination Center.

ORCAS

marina pesqueria chart

MARINA PESCADERIA 馃嚨馃嚪 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

MARINA PESCADERIA 馃嚨馃嚪 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE
MARINA PESCADERIA 馃嚨馃嚪 SPONSORS THE ATLANTIC POSSE

Dear Atlantic Posse,

We at Marina Pescaderia will be delighted to be a part of this year鈥檚 Atlantic/Panama Posse. We are a small 99 slip marina with all the facilities of a large marina nestled in a very local and picturesque fishermen's village in the west coast town of Cabo Rojo overlooking the Mona Channel.

Sincerely,
Jose A. Mendez GM Marina
Jose A. Mendez
General Manager

Marina Pescaderia & Atlantic/Panama Posse

As a benefit to you our sponsorship of the Atlantic Posse provides

  • All members of the Posse, we will be offering a 10% discount on all dock fees, including dockage, water, and electrical fees.
  • If you have any questions regarding the marina, feel free to contact us via email at info@marinapescaderia.com or by calling me at +1 (787) 717-3638

In Puerto Real, you will find very good seafood restaurants, several fisheries, very lively neighborhood bars, a brick oven pizzeria, bakeries, and mini markets.

Among the facilities available at Marina Pescader铆a, you will find the following:

 

CONTACT

To all members of the Posse, we will be offering a 10% discount on all dock fees, including dockage, water, and electrical fees.
If you have any questions regarding the marina, feel free to contact us via email at info@marinapescaderia.com or by calling me at (787) 717-3638.

Sincerely,

Jose A. Mendez

General Manager
info@marinapescaderia.com

Among the facilities available at Marina Pescader铆a, you will find the following:

Among the facilities available at Marina Pescader铆a, you will find the following:

AMENITIES

  • Official Port of entry: Vessels can do their entry + departure from the marina
  • 99 slip concrete docks for vessels of up to 115 ft and 8-foot draft
  • Spaces available for transient vessels, catamarans, and trimarans
  • 1-30 thru 2-50 amps electrical facilities
  • Dock boxes on every slip
  • Concierge services for all our clients鈥 needs
  • Marine service station: gasoline, diesel, oil, and lubricants
  • Free Pump-Out-Station
  • Four concessionaries
    • MB Fishing Tackle and Bait shop
    • Arrecife Dive Shope
    • West Coast Sailing General Store and Cae
    • Twin Marine Electronics
  • Marina 308 restaurant and bar
  • Pescaderia Rosas fishery
  • Full-service lavatories with hot watered showers
  • Washing and Drying machines
  • Security personnel
  • Rental cars on-premises
  • Free WiFi


Among the facilities available at Marina Pescader铆a, you will find the following:
RATES

 

Our transient rates are as follows:
* $1.25/ft/night nightly rate
* $1.00/ft/night weekly rate
* $13.50/ft/month monthly rate

Electricity is metered on every slip and charged at a variable rate between $0.29-$0.38/kWh. Water is charged at $3.50/night up to $60.00/month.

Our yearly rate is $8.00/ft/month. A 1-month deposit is required. Electricity is metered on every slip and charged at a variable rate between $0.29-$0.38/kWh. Water is included in this monthly rate.

SAFE APPROACH

 


SLIP MAP

 

 

LOCATION

BUOY LOCATIONS

GREEN OUTSIDE - 18*04.071' (18*04"4.26") 67*11.910' (67*11"54.6")

RED OUTSIDE - 18*04.022' (18*04"1.32") 67*11.923' (67*11"55.38")

GREEN MIDDLE - 18*04.082' (18*04"4.92") 67*11.815' (67*11"48.9")

RED MIDDLE - 18*04.057' (18*04"3.42") 67*11.811' (67*11"48.66")

GREEN INSIDE - 18*04.122' (18*04"7.32") 67*11.717' (67*11"43.02")

RED INSIDE - 18*04.082' (18*04"4.92") 67*11.706' (67*11"42.36")

MARINA WEBSITE >>
https://marinapescaderia.com/

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