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The Cool Route Project, in which the Irish Sailing Association is an associate partner, includes all of the National Sailing Organisations in Ireland and the UK and has strategic partners in the Faroe Islands and in Norway. The project, funded by the Interreg VB Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, is researching on a transnational collaborative basis, the development and marketing of the overall cruising grounds around Europe’s North Western Seaboard. Wide ranging research is now being conducted by Cool Route on the Cruising Preferences of sailors in Ireland,  the United Kingdom, the Faroe Islands and Norway. This research, which is incorporating the expert views and priorities of cruising skippers, will be an important  input to the future development and marketing of cruising in these waters.  

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Newsfeed from 25 October 2015

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. 

The project with partners in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland the Faroes Island and Norway, also includes all of the major Sailing Organisations in Ireland and The United Kingdom.

Representing the Irish Sailing Association on the Cool Route Steering Committee, Ms. Gail MacAllister, ISA Cruising Development Officer, referred to the uniqueness of the Cool Route in terms of its wealth of cetaceans, with a wide variety of whale species being frequently observed on the route, which is also legendary for the extent of dolphin activity. The variety of bird life she stated was also amazing with world famous sea bird colonies, such as these on the Skellig Islands, off the County Kerry Coast. 

Full article can be viewed here Cool Route.docx
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