Pacific Coast Guatemala
to the Panama Canal
, 50ft Tayana FD-12 Departs ASAP!!
You must be available to arrive here to Guatemala
sometime between now and April 25th, preference will be given to individuals that can arrive sooner so you might want to check flight availability before contacting me.
This is an opportunity to make a 1000NM offshore passage
on a very comfortable sailboat and to possibly transit the Panama Canal
without making any financial contributions for the passage
. You must be able to arrive in Guatemala within a day or two of April 23rd, the sooner the better. I will consider candidates with any level of experience as we already have 2 very experienced crew who have just completed a 1000+nm passage on the same boat
plus a skipper
who has extensive sailing experience including recently completing a solo world-circumnavigation.
This is a delivery
rather than a pleasure cruise
and an opportunity to learn from experienced sailors who are happy to teach in exchange for your help with watches, cooking
and general maintenance
of the boat
This is a Volunteer position and is NOT a "shared expense trip". Your only expense will be getting yourself to (Guatemala) and from (Panama) the boat. I will pay for on board food
, and immigration fees
associated with the passage. This is not a paid position.
This passage is aboard a very well equipped 1981 50 foot Tayana FD-12, The current
intent is to sail non-stop offshore
down the coast from Guatemala to panama
City with possibly an opportunity to transit the Panama Canal
as well. Guatemala to Panama is about 1000 Nautical miles and will probably take about two weeks but could be much shorter if we have favorable weather
. If you are invited to remain on board to transit the canal
it would be about one more week.
This particular Tayana comes well equipped for offshore sailing with spares, tools, Autopilot
, Digital navigation equipment
, and diesel
, and a skipper
who has sailed across every ocean.
If you are available for this passage it is important that you EMAIL
me at KirkALittle at Hot Mail dot com and be sure to include your phone
number(s). I will not be able to check replies sent on or through this message board.
We are currently postitioned at;
- Latitude: 13° 55´ North
- Longitude: 90° 47´West
Marina Pez Vela, located in Puerto Quetzal Guatemala (Pacific Coast) 60 miles from the Guatemala International Airport
by a 4 lane highway on km 112, just before Puerto (Port) San Jose.
I'm eager to get underway and have a seasoned crew already on board so early/fast responders will be given first consideration, regardless of your experience.