The vision of sailing from the West Coast of the Americas to the South Pacific is one of the most captivating dreams of cruising, and also a major undertaking. It’s the course to the Southern Cross followed by the recently deceased singer/songwriter/sailor David Crosby aboard his wooden schooner Mayan. Once you arrive, there are literally hundreds of alluring tropical isles that you might explore.
This week a team of South Pacific cruising experts will offer a wealth of local knowledge and personal insights on sailing the Pacific Puddle Jump to this vast region, during three South Pacific Bon Voyage events in Panama and Mexico. A joint effort between the Pacific Puddle Jump rally and the South Pacific Sailing Network — with support from Latitude 38 — these (free) highly informative three-hour seminars will include up-to-date information on making the Pacific Puddle Jump passage, as well as cruising French Polynesia, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand and the Galápagos.
Panama events at Shelter Bay Marina.
• Jan 27, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
• Jan 28, 10 a.m.–1p.m.
• Jan 30, 4–7 p.m.
If you are in either area, we encourage you to attend. All interested sailors will be welcome.