Sail Cool Route http://www.sailcoolroute.eu Thu, 26 Sep 2019 17:46:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.19 Cool Route Seeks Partners to Tackle Marine Litter http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/cool-route-seeks-partners-tackle-marine-litter/ Thu, 15 Aug 2019 21:09:42 +0000 http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/?p=2803 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   http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/cool-route-marine-blast-scotland-sign-cooperation-agreement/ Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:40:39 +0000 http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/?p=2779   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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CIT Sailors Compete in Los Angeles http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/cit-sailors-compete-los-angeles/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:13:32 +0000 http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/?p=2761 Cork Institute of Technology, as lead partner in the Cool Route wish safe travels and fair winds to the CIT Sailing Club members,  who tomorrow begin their long journey to Los Angeles! This Thursday, led by 29er dinghy ace and CIT Sports Scholarship recipient Harry Durcan of Crosshaven on the helm and captain and Club […]

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Cool Route Congratulates Partner Royal Cork Yacht Club on Receiving Volvo Sustainability Award http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/cool-route-congratulates-partner-royal-cork-yacht-club-receiving-volvo-sustainability-award/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:04:38 +0000 http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/?p=2753 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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Cool Route is an International Winner http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/projectwinner/ Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:31:12 +0000 http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/?p=2749

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) has scooped an Atlantic Project Award for its work in leading the Cool Route project. This year’s Atlantic Project Awards were presented today (October 23rd) at a prestigious ceremony at the  5th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference in Vigo, Spain. The Atlantic Project Awards, established in 2016, are designed to honour […]

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Worlds Most Celebrated Cruising Sailor is Welcomed to West Cork http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/worlds-celebrated-cruising-sailor-welcomed-west-cork/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:36:26 +0000 http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/?p=2729 As the Cool Route project comes to the completion of its three year period, Trevor Robertson , the world’s most celebrated cruising sailor, has arrived in Whiddy Island, Bantry Bay, to experience even more of the World’s Most Adventurous Cruising Grounds. He took the long route  via the southern ocean to reach Whiddy from Rathlin […]

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New Facilities Open at Rathmullan Pier, Donegal http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/new-facilities-open-rathmullan-pier-donegal/ Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:46:04 +0000 http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/?p=2720

Rathmullan in north Donegal, was a hive of activity on Friday evening last, 1st June as the official opening of the new Rathmullan public conveniences, information hub and changing rooms at what was once known as the Old Potato Store site got under way. This new building transformed this well known site into a welcoming space for […]

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Attention all Enterprises-Superyachts are Sailing for the Cool Route http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/superyachts-heading-cool-route/ Fri, 01 Jun 2018 06:21:52 +0000 http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/?p=2701 As work on phase 1 of the Cool Route comes to a close after 36 months, some very exciting new developments are taking place. The route has been promoted very widely and this work is now paying dividends as the coastlines between Cork in Southern Ireland, via Western and Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Faroe Islands […]

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Donegal beaches on the Cool Route among the top beaches in Ireland http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/donegal-beaches-cool-route-among-top-beaches-ireland/ Mon, 28 May 2018 11:55:05 +0000 http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/?p=2694 At a ceremony in Bray, County Wicklow on Monday 21st May 2018, 12 of Donegal’s beaches received a Blue Flag, recognising them as among the top beaches in Ireland. In addition to this, Greencastle Marina retained its blue flag which was achieved for the first time last year. 12 Blue Flags were awarded to beaches […]

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Dutch Masters in more ways than one as Holland’s superyacht yards set new records for market value and share http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/dutch-masters-ways-one-hollands-superyacht-yards-set-new-records-market-value-share/ Wed, 16 May 2018 20:16:57 +0000 http://www.sailcoolroute.eu/?p=2676 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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