Inspired by the idea of travel & crewing? Start a fully-funded BTEC to escape school. 17 year-old Dominic Bozianu (Dom) came to UKSA direct from GCSEs under a bit of a dark cloud. School wasn’t going well, grades were suffering, and his mum feared he would drop out. After a visit to UKSA, Dom started… Read more »
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10 Intrepid sailors attend UKSA over the half term holiday Here at UKSA we have been providing on-the-water experiences to school parties and youth groups for over 30 years. We offer first-class residential visits with sole-occupancy dormitory accommodation on our waterfront campus; full board includes freshly-cooked, wholesome food prepared on site. We provide all the… Read more »
From a Google search to a fun unique experience The staff at Longlands discovered UKSA in a google search for a residential centre that offered predominantly water-based experiences. After speaking to other centres that were unable to fulfill such a specific requirement, they found our website and looked no further. “We wanted the children to… Read more »
A Prince’s Trust youth group tell us about their time with UKSA The Prince’s Trust is one of our partners here at UKSA, and we run their Get into Maritime/Watersports Programme from our waterfront campus in Cowes. The programme is a five-day residential course which introduces young people not in education, employment or training to… Read more »
St Augustine’s Residential Trip in late September Here at UKSA we are renowned for providing first-class residential visits with activities such as dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and windsurfing, but sometimes rain and wind can be offputting for anyone considering taking children out on the water. This September we were visited by a school group from… Read more »
UKSA to invest in four new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 449s At Southampton Boat Show on Thursday, 20th September, UKSA were delighted to announce the purchase four Jeanneau 449s. The purchase has been funded by trading in part of the charity’s existing fleet and the support of the Neighbourly Charitable Trust, allowing UKSA to offer the most… Read more »
Royal Navy Sea Scouts Here at UKSA we are renowned for our first-class residential and non-residential visits, with activities tailored to each group’s specific desires, age ranges and levels of ability. Recently we sent one of our FARRs over to Portsmouth with two of our instructors. The leaders of a visiting group of Royal Navy… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »