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A Wealth of Info for Southbound Cruisers

With the Central American cruising season now in full swing, current and future cruisers will be interested to note that a highly informative Yahoo Group website has been set up and is accepting new members.

Many of the cruisers found in the Zihua anchorage last winter would eventually head south to Central and South America.

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Similar in scope to the Pacific Puddle Jump group site referred to in October’s Latitude 38 magazine, the Southbounder site contains a wealth of relevant info on cruising grounds from San Diego to South America, including the Galapagos Islands.

With updates being posted daily, this non-commercial site gives cruiser feedback on anchorages, marinas, clearance procedures, shopping tips and more, making it an incredible informational tool for modern cruisers. It also contains a database of current southbound sailors, some of whom will eventually ‘transit the ditch’ into the Caribbean or hang a right and head for the South Pacific.

To request membership in the group send a blank email or you can check it out first at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southbound_group (but only the homepage is visible to non-members).

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