Share your #SeaChangeStories with UKSA

Our inspirational blog will bring you snippets of UKSA news along with case studies of students who have trained with UKSA, the courses they did and where it has taken them.

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Sailing for Royal Navy Sea Scouts

Royal Navy Sea Scouts Here at UKSA we are renowned for our first-class residential  visits, with activities tailored to each group’s specific desires, age ranges and levels of ability. Accommodation is at our waterfront campus and includes full board with freshly-cooked, wholesome food. We run fully-supervised evening activities such as water polo and gutterboat racing,… Read more »

Making dreams a reality with UKSA’s Superyacht Interior Foundation course

Training for a career as a superyacht stewardess, travelling the world while getting paid! Drama/Theatre Studies Uni student, Brooke Garwood, is dreaming about travelling the world on a superyacht while getting paid! Dreams will become reality post-University as she has just completed the UKSA Superyacht Interior Foundation course in her summer break. Brooke, whose work… Read more »

Sjoerd – former Marine now training for his Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Snowed in on a Himalayan mountain with time to reflect. Former Marine in the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, Sjoerd, is on a mission to start a career in yacht delivery worldwide; and started a Professional Yachtmaster Offshore course. 35 year-old, Dutch born Sjoerd, with 17 years of active military service, latterly as a Royal Marine… Read more »

Professional Yachtmaster Offshore – training  for an exciting new career in yacht delivery!

From dinghies and aircraft carriers to yachts – training  for an exciting new career in yacht delivery! After retiring from the Royal Navy and corporate life, Mark Pomeroy from Winchester is pursuing his passion for sailing. He joined UKSA recently to get his Yachtmaster Offshore qualification to professionalise his yachting skills, train others and get… Read more »

UKSA’s courses offer pathways into the superyacht industry

Malta, Ireland, Isle of Wight….where next for India Tayyar-Barnes? 18 year-old sailing and watersports enthusiast, India Tayyar-Barnes from Malta, came to UKSA to build on her chef training in Ireland. She is nurturing her ambition to have a future career in the superyacht industry using UKSA’s reputed courses as a stepping stone. India shares her… Read more »

From rugby pitch to a life on the ocean – Professional Yachtmaster Student Nicola Belardo

Former rugby pro becomes a successful yacht deckhand after completing the Professional Yachtmaster Offshore programme. 27-year-old Nicola Belardo, from Naples, Italy, went from professional rugby for the past 7 years, winning 3 Italian Championships, to turning his skills to sailing to start a new career. He is currently working as a deckhand on an 80m superyacht… Read more »

Rachel opts for yacht training as an exciting alternative to university

Former BTEC student in Outdoor Sports with a passion for sailing, Rachel Brazier now works at UKSA as a watersports instructor. After a season working for us as an instructor, she is now embarking on a Professional Yachtmaster Offshore course to launch a career in the maritime industry. Rachel stepped onto the UKSA campus for the… Read more »

William Quennell’s passion for sail racing takes a new twist

William’s driving passion for sail racing in his 20’s and 30’s, prompted him to follow his dream and transition from a career in advertising to becoming a qualified, paid skipper. The UKSA Professional Yachtmaster Offshore course gave him the industry entry qualifications to land his first professional skippering job delivering yachts in the Med. They… Read more »

From Ironman to superyacht stewardess

A 3-week UKSA Superyacht Interior Foundation course helped Lucy Ratcliff get a ticket to a job in the maritime industry. After working at the Palma International Boat show as a day solestewardess/chef and training as a deckhand in Palma, she was ready. She networked her way into a second stewardess role in an 8-strong crew for an adventure… Read more »