The perfect place for sailing and watersports within 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, offering excellent yacht training facilities, catering for your educational, residential and leisure needs.

The UKSA Shoreside Campus

The combination of our location, facilities, equipment and team combine make UKSA the perfect place to offer transformational opportunities.

Our facilities

Our 3.5-acre base is fully residential with a choice of comfortable single and twin-bedded en-suite rooms. The shoreside facilities include modern lecture rooms and conference spaces, an indoor heated swimming pool and a fully licensed bar and lounge area.

Our fleet

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.


Our technology department has marine workshops fitted for practical sessions in boat and engine diagnostics and repair.

Transas Simulator

The Transas suite provides a valuable learning environment in which to sharpen your navigational ability and skills. You can practice command skills, navigate in all weathers and learn to understand radar systems.

UKSA Technology suites include a simulator

Expert Staff

As a maritime academy, UKSA is able to attract and employ specialist instructors in all areas of training, ensuring the tuition you receive provides you with the greatest possible depth and understanding.

Our lecture team includes leading names from the maritime world, chosen for their ability to teach complex and specialist subjects at the highest level.