A wine tasting evening has been hailed a success after £2100 was raised for UKSA, with the money ear-marked to benefit Isle of Wight school children. 100 people attended the evening at Barton Manor, the proprietors of which donated the use of the venue for the evening. Supporters of UKSA enjoyed an evening of sampling… Read more »
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UKSA have celebrated the success of their Further Education students at their annual graduation ceremony held at the charity and maritime training centre’s base in Cowes. The evening of celebration saw the students receive certificates of graduation in the presence of family members and the UKSA Further Education team of tutors. The students, from across… Read more »
The Go Sail project is underway at the 1851 Trust. This innovative project provides 14-16 year old students living in the Solent area new experiences both on and off the water. Funded by Sport England, the project includes free sailing opportunities coupled with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education programme. Go Sail has been developed by… Read more »
Aberdeen Asset Management are delighted to announce that 12 young people have successfully completed the week long Confidence Masterclass run by youth charity UKSA, in collaboration with Street League. The pilot programme, funded by Aberdeen Asset Management, saw a group of twelve 16-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training visit UKSA’s… Read more »
25 cadets have swapped the more traditional career path of university for a life on the sea as they set sail on their dream career working as an officer on-board luxury superyachts. The latest cohort of cadets are currently on phase one of the Professional Yacht Cadetship (PYC) at leading maritime training provider and youth… Read more »
UKSA are delighted to once again be offering their Test the Water programme to all Isle of Wight Year 6 students. Children from across the Isle of Wight will be invited to spend half a day at UKSA with their school to take part in a watersports session. The activities will include sailing rafts, learning… Read more »
UKSA sees unprecedented numbers of women enrol in Professional Yacht Cadetship. UKSA is delighted to have welcomed six women on to the first phase of their Professional Yacht Cadetship (PYC) for 2016/2017 – the highest number of women since the flagship course began in 2006. The six, aged between 18 and 20, five of whom… Read more »
Sea Cadet and UKSA Professional Yacht Cadet Jake Strachan, aged 18 from Peterhead, Aberdeenshire has been awarded the prestigious Fisgard Plate, in recognition of his achievements in his Sea Cadet Class One Marine Engineering examinations. Jake was presented with the accolade on November 23rd at UKSA, Cowes on the Isle of Wight by Fisgard Association… Read more »
Callum Blackwell is a graduate of UKSA. He successfully completed a number of qualifications with us and thanks to our unique partnerships and industry contacts, Callum is now working for leading activity provider Neilson. Callum shares with us his journey from school to full-time employment… “I always knew I wanted to work on the water…. Read more »
As the all-male skippers in the 2016 Vendée Globe begin their journey around the world, world-renowned sailor, Dee Caffari MBE (an ambassador and graduate of UKSA) shares her thoughts with us on why there are no females skippers in this edition of the race and what UKSA are doing to address this imbalance at the grassroots… Read more »