Author Archive | John Mcaleer

Cool Route Seeks Partners to Tackle Marine Litter

Recent international research has shown that a significant and worrying  proportion of all marine litter in the North Atlantic is eventually being carried by prevailing ocean currents into the Arctic Ocean. Plastics and other waste ends up on remote fragile shorelines and is eventually trapped within the northern ice sheet.  Shorelines along the Gulf Stream are major contributors […]


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The Cool Route and Marine Blast Scotland sign cooperation agreement  

  The Cool Route project commenced its work in mid-2015, with grant assistance for the EU Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme. The project, led by the Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence, at Cork Institute of Technology,  had a clear objective of promoting marine tourism on coastlines between Cork in Southern Ireland and Tromsø in […]


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Cool Route Congratulates Partner Royal Cork Yacht Club on Receiving Volvo Sustainability Award

This year a new award (the Volvo Irish Sailing Sustainability Award) was presented to joint winners Royal Cork Yacht Club and Howth Yacht Club for innovative ideas when thinking about the environment and sustainability. From providing sailors with reusable water bottles at events, using compostable food and coffee containers, paper straws, online documents, to organising […]


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Dutch Masters in more ways than one as Holland’s superyacht yards set new records for market value and share

Regular readers may recall that Cool Route recently ran an article on developing unique experiences for  superyacht owners and guests. These people are very interested in discovering unique experiences, as they sail the most stunning areas of the world. We gave an example of superyacht guests having an opportunity in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum to enjoy […]


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S.V. Linden Offers Unique Experiences in Arctic Voyaging on the Cool Route

Eliah Lillis is a photo-journalist, documentarian and photographic artist currently based on board the SV Linden, which I and NPA colleagues had the pleasure of visiting earlier this year in Copenhagen, before she embarked for her summer charters in northern waters. This is truly a beautiful vessel and provides the most unique experiences for her […]


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Disappointment for CIT Sailors in Los Angeles

Invitations to The Harbor Cup are highly coveted, attracting top-level college sailors vying for a chance to win the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup perpetual trophy. CIT students were thrilled to have the opportunity & support to compete from 9-11th of March! CIT raced against the top American universities over what was 3 days […]


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