Originating in 2006 and called the “Venezuelan Cruisers Group”, the CNO started as a means for cruisers in and around Venezuela to stay in touch and share information. During the past years as many cruisers headed to distant ports, it has expanded to include cruisers throughout the entire SW Caribbean, Pacific from Ecuador to Alaska, the ABCs, Colombia, Panama, the Med, Africa, and South Pacific. There are now over 1370 members, including circumnavigators, who regularly exchange information regarding their cruising experiences, immigration matters, safety and security issues, fuel prices, and other matters of mutual interest. Also of interest in the “Files” section are many Cruiser written Information Guides to various South and Central American countries and European waters.

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Cruisers_Network_Online/info

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