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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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Highland and Islands Enterprise praise the important contribution being made by Sail Scotland- A Cool Route Associate Partner

The national sailing tourism marketing organisation, Sail Scotland, is making a significant contribution to the industry according to a member survey published this week. As the national industry body delivering marketing activity for sailing tourism businesses in Scotland, Sail Scotland is one of the core bodies behind the development of the National Marine Tourism Strategy […]


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Údarás na Gaeltachta becomes an Associate Partner in the Cool Route project

The Cool Route partners are delighted to welcome Údarás na Gaeltachta http://www.udaras.ie/en/ as a new Associate Partner in the project. Established in 1980, Údarás na Gaeltachta is the regional authority responsible for the economic, social and cultural development of the Gaeltacht, which is the Irish Speaking area of Ireland . The overall objective of Údarás […]


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The next meeting of the Cool Route Steering Committee takes place in Donegal on the 27th and 28th October 2015, to review progress on the project.

The next meeting of the Cool Route Steering Committee will take place on the 27th. and 28th. October, at Donegal Donegal Town. The meeting, which is being hosted by Cool Route Partner Donegal County Council, will review all aspects of progress on the project and in particular  the initial work on the route logistics and […]


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Scotland-National Survey of Marine Recreation

Monday August 3, 2015 Source: http://www.sailscotland.co.uk/news/posts/2015/national-survey-of-marine-recreation/ Marine Scotland is launching its first national survey of recreation and tourism around the Scottish coast and seas. It covers a vast array of activities and tourism businesses in, on or next to the sea. The survey, run by consultancy LUC, aims to provide data to support marine planning and […]


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