World ARC 2020 Joining Instructions

Leg 2: Panama to Galapagos, 7th – 27th Feb 2020


Joining Instructions:
Skyelark will be berthed in La Playita Marina or anchored nearby. We will be able to let you know nearer the time, or call Dan’s UK mobile on 0044 7876 643206. WhatsApp also works well. The nearest airport to join the boat is Tucumen Airport, Panama City. For leaving from the Galapagos the airport is Seymour/Baltra Airport (code GPS or SEGS). This is on the island of Santa Cruz. A taxi to the airport is around $18. There is a 10 minute ferry journey across the Baltra channel.

Passage Plan:
Join date is 7th February from 1200 onwards. There may be a little time to explore Panama City before a day sail across to the Las Perlas Islands. We rendezvous with the WARC fleet on the 11th Feb before leaving on the 12th for Galapagos.

We arrive approximately 7 days later, 19th February into San Cristobal – Puerto Baquerizo (Wreck Bay). We will then explore on land before sailing across to Isabela for a few days exploring there, before sailing to Santa Cruz where there will be the opportunity to spend some time before the end of the leg on 27th February.

Please plan on leaving the boat by 1200. We can assist with recommendations for local accommodation if required.

Kit List:
We will provide top & bottom sheets, pillows & cases. We do not provide towels.

You need to bring:

  • Light weight waterproofs for the odd tropical downpour
  • Small torch (flashlight) - head torches are recommended, red light useful for night time
  • Personal music player/a couple of books/kindle
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses & sun hat
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Mosquito spray
  • Light warm weather clothing to include sun 'cover ups'
  • Any personal medication
  • Camera and charger
  • Mask and Snorkel (and fins if required)
  • Personal water bottle
  • Personal insurance – we recommend Topsail: http://www.topsailinsurance.co.uk/a/SKL

We recommend bringing:

  • Sailing gloves if required
  • Earplugs
  • Small backpack for walks ashore
  • Trainers/hiking sandals – we recommend Keen or Teva
  • A small waterproof bag for dinghy trips can be useful
  • Lonely Planet or similar guide book covering areas we will be visiting

Clothing:
It's hot in the day and cools a little at night, so for the day time light weight cover ups are ideal. In the evening if you’re susceptible to cold and if it’s breezy a light weight sweater can be useful.

As with any sailing trip you probably don’t need as much as you think and your luggage should fit into a large soft bag - no suitcases please!

Currency:
Panama, Las Perlas Islands and the Galapagos accept US Dollars.

Please let us know in advance:

  • Flight details
  • Medical issues
  • Dietary requirements