INFORMATION SHEET FOR: KARSTEN STAFFELDT
CONTACT IN PANAMA FOR:
1: Foreningen til Langtursejladsens Fremme (FTLF) / Danish Ocean Cruising Association (DOCA) – Aarhus Denmark
2: Oceanseglingsklubben (OSK) – Stockholm Sweden.
3: Jorden Runt Seglar Klubben (JRSK) – Gothenburg Sweden.
I can assist and help yachts with the following:
- Information and advise covering cruising Panama Panama Canal transits, facilities available etc. etc.
- Information and advise covering Galapagos.
- Weather information (by e-mail or SSB Radio).
Note: This is a hobby for me, and as such non-commercial, and I shall be pleased to assist and help any yacht as my time permits. I am mainly in contact with yachts from Scandinavia, but any yacht is welcome to contact me.
I am a Dane, lived here in Panama over 40 years, my profession is Shipping (Ship Agency and Ship Management) and I have also been sailing since very young, started in Hellerup Yacht Club, Copenhagen Denmark. I have been cruising both coasts of Panama and made several Panama Canal Transits.
ADDRESS: Calle Las Palmeras, Casa (House) P-67, El Dorado, Bethania, Panama City RP
MAIL: Apartado (P.O.Box) 0843-00125, Balboa - Ancon, Panama RP
TELEPHONES: Residence (+507) 260-6203 Mobile (+507) 6637-9287
RADIO (HF/SSB): ( Call Sign: H P 1 X B M )
I can assist with the following:
- Cruising Information, mainly <st1:country-region w:st="on">Panama</st1:country-region> and Galapagos.
- Monitoring positions.
- Provide weather information and forecasts, mainly covering Western Tropical Atlantic, Caribbean and Eastern Tropical Pacific.
Suggest I am contacted by telephone or e-mail prior to the planned voyage for latest Radio Schedule and Frequency.
USEFUL CRUISING GUIDES & INFORMATION FOR PANAMA:
1: A Captain's Guide to transiting The Panama Canal in a small vessel by David W. Wilson (2nd Edition February 2001 ISBN 9962-51-031-7 plus updates 2002 & 2005)
2: The Panama Guide - A Cruising Guide to The Isthmus of Panama by Nancy Schwalbe
Zydler & Tom Zydler (2nd Edition 2001 ISBN 1-892399-09-1)
3: The Panama Cruising Guide by Eric Bauhaus (4th Edition 2009 ISBN 978-9962-00-637-4)
4: Jimmy Cornell’s Web-Site: www.noonsite.com (Worldwide Cruising Information)
KS / April 2011 (Up-dated)