St James Boys' school making the most of the half-term holiday

Published 26/11/2018

St James Boys’ School Sailing Club

Here at UKSA, we have been offering on-the-water challenges to parties and groups for over 30 years. We are renowned for providing first-class residential visits with activities such as dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and windsurfing. Accommodation is on our Cowes campus with sole-occupancy rooms which have their own key codes. All kit required for activities is provided.

St James Boys’ school explain why they have been returning to UKSA since 2004

A group that visited us recently was the St James Boys’ School Sailing Club from Ashford, Surrey. They have visited almost every year since 2004 and have every intention of coming back again. “There is no one single factor in choosing an outdoor education provider,” said a spokesperson, “but at UKSA the quality of the instruction, the equipment, price, sailing area and accommodation are second to none. Travel time and the ease of doing business are important factors to us, as is the atmosphere of the site and the entertainment provided. UKSA has space available for our morning and evening meetings, homework and films.

Instructors find the unique balance between being friendly and authoritative

“Every year our visit has its high spots; this year our four best sailors received excellent coaching and improved immensely. The instructors had very positive attitudes and managed to find a balance between being friendly and authoritative. They were excellent role models for the boys. All our students enjoyed the dinghy sailing, keel-boating and catamaran joyrides.

The bespoke programme enabled us to cover everything we set out to do

“We requested that we sailed all week and did keel-boating on a Friday morning, which is exactly what happened. We also managed to achieve everything we set out to do; the students progressed with their RYA certificates, they experienced keel-boating as an introduction to yachting and we had a really outstanding week of fun.”

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