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Our blog will bring you snippets of UKSA news along with some day in the life blog posts from our visitors, students and staff.

Ambassador Helena Lucas on hand to inspire Isle of Wight pupils.

Helena Lucas MBE was on hand to inspire the Isle of Wight’s Year 6 pupils at Youth Charity, UKSA. Helena, an Ambassador for UKSA was on hand to share her sailing knowledge to the pupils of Gatten and Lake and Barton Primary Schools as part of the charity’s Year 6 Test the Water Programme. UKSA’s… Read more »

Two of a kind.

Cadetship graduate James Johnson and phase 2 Professional Yacht Cadet Dan Snook were part of the same Sea Cadet group and members of T.S. Rebel, a Sea School on the East Coast of England before their time at UKSA. Today James and Dan are working on board the same 45m Superyacht; James as Captain and… Read more »

Life on the Professional Yacht Cadet training programme

As we head into the busy winter training period at UKSA we are not only welcoming new faces to our 3.5 acre waterfront campus, we are catching up with our on-programme students and graduates. This time its the chance for Ashley who is currently on the second phase of the Professional Yacht Cadetship to tell us… Read more »

Hat trick of success for UKSA during Cowes Week

For the third year running, Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) Cowes Week was another huge success for Official Charity, UKSA. The week got off to a fantastic start thanks to UKSA Ambassador and world-renowned sailor Dee Caffari MBE officially launching the charity’s Women into Sailing careers programme on ‘Charity Monday’. The programme will promote and encourage… Read more »

Dee Caffari launches the UKSA careers initiative ‘women into sailing’

World-renowned sailor and UKSA Ambassador, Dee Caffari MBE officially launched the charity’s Women into Sailing careers initiative on ‘Charity Monday’ of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. To mark the launch of the programme UKSA graduate Dee spent the day sailing with an all-women crew from UKSA and key guests during the world famous regatta. The… Read more »

MCA Training Update from UKSA

We asked our MCA course advisor Morgan to give us some guidance on the impact of the final couple of Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention (STCW 2010) which come in to effect on 1st January 2017. STCW Update Training “From January 2017 anyone serving on board a ship that holds any of the following qualifications will… Read more »

Fundraising for the William Black Bursary

‘Biggest Heart, Widest Smile’ Will Black was a warm, funny, compassionate person with a quick wit and the most infectious smile, he made friends wherever he went. He was also a talented ocean yachtsman and sailed round most of the globe. In the yachting industry he found a home for his spirit of adventure.  Sadly… Read more »

Change Direction in Plymouth

DCH funded Change Direction programme concludes. Plymouth residents Mellissa Bowen, 18 and Beth Penwarden, 22 have successfully completed UKSA’s ground-breaking Unlocking Potential programme; which gives the students the chance to get their lives back on track. DCH funded the course to help the young people overcome life’s barriers to employment and training. The course allows… Read more »