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The world’s premier maritime academy

UKSA inspires and supports children & young people to broaden horizons through our life enhancing water-based adventures, education and training for careers at sea. We are the largest RYA training centre in the world, providing schools and groups activity programmes, full time education courses and professional career training in yachting and watersports. We are a leading Maritime Coastguard Agency training centre and run all of our activity from our all-inclusive residential facility based in Cowes, the home of sailing.

Building better futures

Reinforcing our commitment to widen our positive impact on the life skills and career prospects of young people at a time when they need it most, UKSA has embarked on a capital investment programme. To find out more, click here.

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As the world’s leading provider of maritime training, we offer over 100 industry-leading courses to ensure all your learning needs are catered for. We also offer a suite of inspirational on-the-water educational experiences for school and group trips.

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We’ve got a lot to shout about!

Over 2018/19 nearly 1,300 individuals received training at UKSA for a career in the yachting and watersports industries. 84% of whom were aged 25 or under.

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Have a site tour and explore our all-inclusive facilities for yourself. Meet our Instructors and have any questions answered by our dedicated careers advisors.

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