THE COOL ROUTE PROJECT conducting International research on Cruising Preferences

We’re delighted to share this on behalf of the Cool Route project and ask all our readers to share it too.  The more people who complete the survey – the better the data. The Cool Route project investigates all aspects of the practical logistics and business potential to establish a bi-directional yacht cruising route along the western offshore areas of the Northern Periphery Area. The cruising ground is one of the most attractive globally and stretches from Cork in the South of Ireland to Western and Northern Ireland on to Western Scotland and then to the Faroe Islands And Western Norway. The project, includes all of the National Sailing Organisations in Ireland and the UK and has strategic partners in the … Read more

First Sailing Scotland regional marine tourism group takes to the water

The Argyll and the Isles Marine Tourism group was officially launched today (Thursday 19 November) as the first of four regional groups covering the whole of Scotland, which come under the Sailing Scotland banner.   The group is now looking to build on Sailing Scotland’s current 1,700 member database, and is actively calling from anyone in the marine tourism industry, whether on land or sea, to get themselves listed.   Whether you’re running a sailing school, operating a marina or have a coastal coffee shop, if you welcome marine tourists into your Argyll and the Isles based business then the Argyll and the Isles Marine Tourism group wants to hear from you.   As Sailing Scotland founder Iain Hurrel says:  … Read more

UK’s remotest outpost brought into focus as first St Kilda yacht race departs North Uist

  First ever St Kilda Challenge yacht race will take place Thursday to Saturday, June 9-11 2016   The fleet of yachts will berth at Lochmaddy Marina on North Uist   A spectacular parade of sail to the start line in the Sound of Harris will take place   Race will begin on June 10 and will cover a total of approximately 100 nautical miles in 24 hours, sailing out to the remote archipelago, using the islands as a turning point before returning to the finish line. Event will also include a cruise-in-company option for those who would like to be part of the excitement but do not wish to race   2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the designation … Read more

Marine Blast MultiMedia rebrands as Sailing Scotland

  The founder of the newly rebranded Sailing Scotland (formerly Marine Blast MultiMedia) is on the crest of a wave this morning (Monday 16 November) as he announced his new open source project for the marine industry.   Having spent the last three years developing multi media platforms specifically aimed at serving the industry, the new Sailing Scotland project allows anyone to feed in and promote their business.  Whether you’re a commercial business, activity provider or tourism group, you can share the mapping information of over 1700 listed marine tourism businesses in Scotland.   Simply by adding a tab to their existing website, any business or event can access the mapping information – without having to navigate away from their own … Read more