The perfect place for sailing and watersports

A unique education environment

Cowes is a world-renowned sailing and watersports centre, home of the world’s most famous international regatta and synonymous with sporting excellence. And we’re located right on the waterfront.

Together with our location, our facilities, equipment and team combine to make UKSA the perfect place to offer transformational opportunities.

Facilities and fleet

Our 3.5-acre base is fully residential with a choice of comfortable single and twin-bedded en-suite rooms.

The shoreside facilities at UKSA include modern lecture rooms and conference spaces, an indoor heated swimming pool and a fully licensed bar and lounge area.

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Chosen for their different handling features, our yachts give students plenty of invaluable experience. Our fleet is based around 34ft to 45ft yachts ideally suited to handling under power and sail. And our matched keelboats are ideal for developing sailing skills and helping you make the transition to yacht command.

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Technology and team

Our technology department has marine workshops fitted for practical sessions in boat and engine diagnostics and repair. And our Simulator Suite is a valuable virtual learning environment for improving navigation skills. Here you can practise your command skills, navigate in all weathers and learn about radar systems.

At UKSA you get the best instructors too. Our lecture team includes leading names from the maritime world, chosen for their ability to teach complex and specialist subjects at the highest level.

Watch this space for a virtual tour of our campus – coming soon!