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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.

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 »

UKSA teams up with the 1851 Trust

Leading charities set to deliver free sailing programme in Portsmouth Affiliate charity of Land Rover BAR, the 1851 Trust has partnered with UKSA to deliver a two-year programme of sailing opportunities for young people across the Solent area. With funding from Sport England, the charities will inspire a new generation of 14-16 year olds into… Read more »

Dee Caffari helps build awareness of UKSA

World renowned sailor and UKSA Ambassador Dee Caffari MBE, was on hand to help build awareness of Cowes based charity UKSA at a dinner at the iconic Royal Yacht Squadron on Saturday. Dee, who became the first woman to sail solo around the world the wrong way non-stop in 2006 is a former graduate and… Read more »