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Oban Harbour Project to Improve Navigational Safety

October 2015 marks one year since the partnership scheme to improve navigational safety in Oban Harbour began. The scheme was initiated due to the current high level of ferry, commercial and marine leisure activity, the initiatives in place to increase this business and recent high-profile incidents. Oban Harbour is located in Scotland on the Cool […]

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Marine Blast Sailing App

New alliance between Marine Blast and MalinWaters creates biggest mobile marine directory

Marine Blast and MalinWaters have come together to expand the extensive marine directory that exists on the Marine Blast mobile app to now include listings for North West Ireland including Donegal and Sligo, plus Northern Ireland. This app now provides a one stop shop for information on sailing and other coastal activities in these regions. […]

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Oban Harbour Scotland

New Oban Harbour Website Launched

Coinciding with the beginning of West Highland Yachting Week, today marks the launch of the new Oban Harbour website developed by Oban Harbour Management Group: Developed as part of a longer term project targeting improved marine safety in Oban Harbour, in a partnership between Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), Argyll and Bute Council, Northern […]

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The Sailing Camino

The partners’ view that if given sufficient attention and marketing that the route will be seen as a type of “Sailing Camino” following initially the Wild Atlantic Way and of course being very complimentary to the excellent work being done by Fáilte Ireland and others in that regard. The route then enters Northern Ireland, where […]

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Early Projects Tasks

One of the early projects tasks being led by the Scottish Partner GCU, will be a logistical survey of the entire route identifying all of the layover locations and facilities. This will be followed by a gap analysis which will study and recommend how best to fil these gaps, be they in terms of distance […]

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Varied Partners

Apart from our fellow Irish Partners in the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Donegal County Council, the consortium includes Derry City Council, Blue Sea Marinas and the Glasgow Caledonian University, in Scotland. The Port of Torshavn in the Faroe Islands and the Western Norway Research Institute are also partners. The project also greatly benefit from […]

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Stakeholders Sea and Land

The objective of the Cool Route project, which has just commenced and will run to March 2018, is to research all aspects relating to the logistics, development, business and marketing planning for the route which starts at Cork Harbour and goes around the West of Ireland, across Northern Ireland and on to Scotland and eventually […]

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Plan of Action

Here is a list of project abd objectives that we at the Cool Route Project aim to achieve. PROJECT OBJECTIVES Strengthen the market reach and customer base for SMEs in remote communities Develop an exclusive product package to attract high end customers Develop a joint marketing strategy and ICT solution and cooperation on the logistics […]

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Kicking Off

Cork Institute of Technology has been awarded a significant project to develop a new maritime tourism cruising route between Cork and Arctic Circle areas of Norway. David Lovegrove, President of the Irish Sailing Association, announced the details in CIT. As reported previously The “Cool Route Coastline” is one of the most scenic cruising grounds globally and, apart from the outstanding […]

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