Author Archive | John Mcaleer

Cool Route YouTube Channel Planned

Cool Route partners are planning to add a YouTube channel to the suite of social media tools being employed to raise awareness of this project linking Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, The Faroe Islands and Western Norway. In discussions today,  partners considered that the channel would have a number of different functionalities in terms of highlighting: […]


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CIT’s Sailing Team Heads for Worlds

  THE CIT SAILING TEAM Great news to report after the weekend. Cool Route’s lead partner Cork Institute of Technology’s  Sailing Club has qualified to represent CIT & Ireland in the World Championships in France in October! CIT competed and won the IUSA Student Yachting Nationals at Howth Yacht Club, Dublin, this is the first […]


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Cork Institute of Technology’s Alumni encouraged to Try Sailing

Cool Route Project Invites You to Try Sailing   Published in the CIT Alumni Newsletter April 2016 http://citalumniassociation.newsweaver.co.uk/Newsletter/cjlxd7smdi3 The Cool Route project led by CIT, is focusing on bringing business to peripheral locations, by promoting yacht cruising on the highly scenic coastline of North West Europe. Through the project, CIT has been involved with the […]


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Book and Lecture Series Promoting Ireland’s Segment of the Cool Route

Thanks to Daria and Alex Blackwell for submitting this article for the newsletter Seminar on Cruising Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way with the Cruising Association a Big Success in London, England The Seminar on Cruising Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way presented by cruising sailors Daria and Alex Blackwell at the Cruising Association Headquarters at Limehouse Basin in […]


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Circumnavigating Ireland in a 13 footer

Circumnavigation of Ireland in a thirteen foot boat Sailing around Ireland is regarded as one the classic circumnavigations, particularly for larger yachts and motor craft, but attempting it in a single-handed sailing dinghy (measuring just 13 feet) is an endearing challenge indeed. This is the very task Gary Sargent, a sailor from Dublin, has set […]


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December 2015 Progress

As 2015 draws to a close, excellent  progress has been achieved in 6 months on the Cool Route project, funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic Interreg VB Programme. Notably, many National Sailing Organisations saw the potential of the project to successfully research and market the waters off the northwestern European coastline as world class […]


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OCC Artic Rally 6th June 2016 – Bergen to Lofotens

This article was submitted by Jan Isaksen of www.sy-jenny.no  regarding Arctic Rally : Bergen–Lofoten; 600nm from 6th June 2016    email: jan@sy-jenny.no Experience the fantastic Norwegian Coastline in a Cruise in Company. The Coast from Bergen to Lofoten is possible to sail inshore nearly all the way. There is only one difficult short passage of approx. […]


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Scotland’s Marine Strategy and the role of Cool Route

The following report has been published in the Scotsman Newspaper, covering the meeting last week of many Cool Route partner organisations in Scotland with the Scottish Parliament. The Cool Route projects welcomes this engagement and it is indeed heartening to see that Scotland recognises the significant  economic potential of the Leisure Marine Sector as a […]


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Planning your New Year Resolutions for 2016

While we are presently immersed in Winter storms, thoughts may turn to brighter days to come and an opportunity to get out on the water in 2016. The Irish Sailing Association’s  Try Sailing Initiative was a great success in 2015 and promises to be even in more demand for 2016.  Under the initiative, people who […]


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As the Cool Route project develops- Scotland is nominated as World’s Best Cruising Ground

The Cool Route project funded under the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme and led by the Hincks Centre for Excellence in Entrepreneurship at Cork Institute of Technology is researching all aspects of the logistics, business and marketing planning for a Yacht (sail and motor) cruising ground around the north western coastlines of Europe and Norway. […]


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