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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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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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Cool Route Marketing Platform for Coastal Enterprises

The main objective of Cool Route is to provide new business opportunities for all coastal enterprises.  Many opportunities exist for new innovative products and services, targeted at small private craft , small liners and superyachts. All of these craft can use a local pontoon to bring passengers ashore. Pictured: Yachts at Bantry’s Marina, where local businesses […]


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Small Craft Training for Voyaging in Arctic Waters

While the Cool Route does not extend into the frozen zones of the Arctic, a report produced in 2014, by Cork Institute of Technology colleague, Professor John Barrett, co-financed under the Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme’s Small Craft Emergency Response and Survival Training for Arctic Conditions (SMACS) Project,  provides a very valuable addition to the […]


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Celebrations as Cool Route Marketing Leader Royal Cork Yacht Club wins the NMU Marina of the Year Awards at the London Boat Show.

Cool Route partners are today celebrating the success of partner Royal Cork Yacht Club in winning the highly coveted Marina of the Year Award. RYCY is leading the Cool Route Marketing Programme. Now in their fifth year, the Awards, sponsored in 2018 by specialist insurer NMU, are voted for by berth holders and visitors. They […]


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Planning your 2018 Cruise?

If you are looking for new and exciting cruising destinations, The Cool Route has been described as   The World’s Most Adventurous Cruising Route. While COOL represents Cruising Oceans On Latitudes over 51 ° North. It also represents the fresh cool air in temperate climates, where you can sit out comfortably, walk around and see the […]


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Cool Route welcomes the inclusion of Ireland’s Western Seaboard

Following a very productive meeting of the Cool Route partners, held in Glasgow last week , which was hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University, the project is very pleased to announce the inclusion of the West of Ireland Counties of Galway,  Mayo and Clare,  into the Cool Route Marketing Programme. Discussions led by Port of Galway, […]


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Cool Route receives warm welcome at Southampton Boat Show 2017

The Cool Route was promoted at the record attendance Southampton Boat Show The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company recently joined forces to promote marine leisure tourism. The three organisations attended Southampton Boat Show from 15-24th September 2017 tasked with promoting cruising to Cool Route marinas. Equipped with […]


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