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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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Phase 5 Cadet, Dan Snook – Where is he now?

UKSA is the only place to offer a Superyacht Cadetship, and as such it is our flagship course. A five-phase programme structured over four years, it allows students to earn money while simultaneously training for a career in the superyacht industry. The course begins with 19 weeks of academic study and ends with a final… Read more »

Jack Dykes, Phase 5 Superyacht Cadet -‘I had chosen the right path for me’

Our Superyacht Cadetship is a 4-year programme which enables people to earn money and train for a long-term career simultaneously. UKSA is the only place to offer such a programme, which has been designed in consultation with the MCA and wider industry. It provides a structured progression from the RYA yachting scheme to MCA Officer… Read more »

Tory Armstrong – Phase 5 Superyacht Cadet

The Professional Yacht Cadetship is the flagship course at UKSA. Designed specifically for the superyacht industry, it is a structured 4-year programme which has been developed in consultation with the MCA and wider industry. Ultimately, the cadets will take exams for the MCA Officer of the Watch (3000gt) Certificate of Competence. UKSA is the only… Read more »

Ryan Jacobs – Superyacht Crew Training

If you are interested in working in an industry that could take you to places as diverse as the Mediterranean, the Caribbean or New Zealand, our Superyacht Crew Training course is an ideal starting point. You will receive tuition from instructors who have worked in the industry and the course will provide you with all… Read more »

Blackheath Prep School

Here at UKSA we aim to give schools and groups an adventure they will never forget. We offer residential or non-residential visits specialising in sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing and team building. We hold an exemplary safety record – our instructors are fully qualified and work on a ratio of 1:6 for on-the-water activities. Visits… Read more »

Megan Jones – CrewFO Top Cadet 2018

Cadetships at UKSA allow both women and men to develop into confident sailors who will gain an edge over others in the ultra-competitive superyacht industry. Our Superyacht Cadetship offers an exciting alternative to university and could result in a well-paid job that includes travelling all over the world. Since graduating from phase one of our… Read more »

Sophie Wilmot – UKSA Graduate

Since first coming to us at the age of 7 with a love for dinghy sailing, Sophie Wilmot has cleverly used her experiences and qualifications gained with UKSA to pursue a career path into the superyacht industry. After spending most of her childhood summers doing courses with us, she decided that she loved on-the-water activities… Read more »

Jack Daniels – Seafarers Superyacht Cadet

Our Superyacht Cadetship provides high-quality vocational training and offers a financially-viable alternative to university with the possibility of being debt free! Jack Daniels received funding from Seafarers to train as a cadet; he is currently studying phase one, which consists of 19 weeks academic training in seamanship, watch keeping, maintenance and industry knowledge. Today, Jack… Read more »

Craig Walsh – Neilson Watersports Instructor

The demands of the ever-popular activity holiday industry have led to a shortage of qualified watersports instructors, so UKSA has teamed up with the active-holiday specialist Neilson to deliver a part-funded Watersports Instructor Training Course. On graduation, Neilson will guarantee you a job on one of their beach resorts in Greece, Sardinia or Croatia. Before… Read more »

Daisy McDonnell – Superyacht Cadetship

Cadetships at UKSA enable determined young people seeking a career in the superyacht industry to gain a competitive edge over others looking for similar employment. Our Superyacht Cadetship provides high-quality vocational training and offered a lifeline to one of our hard-working phase one cadets, Daisy McDonnell. After suffering some considerable personal adversity, Daisy enrolled on… Read more »