Hello, we’re UKSA – A youth charity offering transformational opportunities.

At UKSA, we’re focused on development programmes, schools and groups and professional maritime career training. In other words, we give people transformation opportunities for a better life, whether on or off the water.

How the work we do can transform a young persons life

Start your adventure

Whatever stage you’re at, UKSA would love to work with you. We’ll give you the learning and training you need to be the person you want to be. Whether you’re a complete novice on the water or a maritime professional, or you just need a challenge and some motivation, start your adventure today with UKSA.

A unique environment

You’ll be in a unique environment. As well as professional yacht and superyacht career training and watersports career courses, we provide multiple youth development opportunities. These range from school visits to working with disadvantaged and disabled young people.

An instructor building a students confidence on the water

Our charitable status means we do so much more than just provide training and certification. Fundraising, donations and our generous partners and volunteers help make UKSA the best possible place to learn about yachting and watersports.

Fulfil your potential

Whatever it is you’re looking to do, we’ll give you the skills and experience you need to fulfil your potential. Not only will we give you the very best training, we’ll also help you build your confidence and self-esteem in and out of the water.

A watersports instructor talking to a potential student

We aim to have a lasting, lifelong impact on everyone we meet. At UKSA, we measure our success by your achievements, and we’re committed to providing you with an outstanding education whilst building essential life skills.

Our aim is to help every young person to successfully make the transition from education into a fulfilling career. So if you like the sound of what we do, explore your opportunities and discover just what we can achieve together.