Monday, February 25, 2008

Ready To Transit the Panama Canal

Our North bound canal transit has been approved, scheduled. and I have the paperwork to prove it. At 0600 (all times EST) we are to contact Flamenco Signal and inform them that we are ready to go and that we are standing by on VHF channel 12. The crew of four line handlers will arrive via the Balboa Yacht Club launch on or about 0600. At 0715 Flamenco Control should inform us to proceed to the channel at buoy number 14 1/2 and wait for the pilot boat. At 0730 the pilot boat should come along side and the ACP (Autoridad del Canal de Panamá) adviser will board Solstice and we'll be on our way to the Caribbean.