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

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Princess Royal supports UKSA’s “Building Better Futures” campaign

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron UKSA, hosted a reception at St James’s Palace on Tuesday 9 July to celebrate the success of fundraising efforts for new facilities at our centre in West Cowes. Her Royal Highness thanked guests, including supporters, UKSA graduates now working on yachts and in watersports and UKSA friends and… Read more »

Mandy Owen – Superyacht Hospitality Training

It’s never too late to change careers and to pursue new adventures! As the superyacht industry continues to grow year on year, so does the demand for high-calibre interior crew who are trained to provide exceptional service on-board superyachts. UKSA’s Superyacht Hospitality Training course is a three-week programme delivered by renowned industry experts – you… Read more »

UKSA’s Matt Bamber competing in the NatWest International Island Games

Team Isle of Wight end the NatWest International Island Games with 11 gold, 8 silver and 15 bronze medals — eight more than in Gotland two years ago! Once every two years, thousands of athletes from across the globe – from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic to the Caribbean – come together to compete in… Read more »

How funding from the Milo Hanlon Bursary helped Holly into a new career

Global opportunities for WIT graduates Graduates on UKSA’s Watersports Instructor Training (WIT) course are guaranteed interviews with top employers such as Neilson Holidays, Ocean Elements and Mark Warner. With the huge demand for high-calibre professionals in the leisure holiday sector, you will be spoilt for choice for work in the planet’s most idyllic locations. Holly, what… Read more »

Watersports Instructor Training Graduate – Nicole Milton

Watersports Instructor graduate Nicole Milton agreed to answer some questions about her time at UKSA. UKSA’s 11-week Watersports Instructor Training (WIT) course will provide you with qualifications to teach dinghy sailing, paddleboard, paddlesport and windsurfing around the world. UKSA graduates are guaranteed interviews with top employers such as Neilson Holidays, Ocean Elements and Mark Warner –… Read more »

Chris Russell secures his Professional Yachtmaster ticket with UKSA

After reading reviews and recommendations, Chris sets sail with UKSA on a 14-week Professional Yachtmaster Course UKSA’s Professional Yachtmaster Offshore Course is designed to provide the training and qualifications essential to employment in the maritime industry as a yacht skipper or superyacht crew. The esteemed RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate is especially valued by skippers seeking… Read more »

Kinga Kluszewska – Superyacht Hospitality Training

Launching her 2019 career in Superyacht Hospitality As the elite superyacht industry grows year on year, so does the demand for highly-trained interior crew. In just three weeks UKSA’s Superyacht Hospitality Training course equips students with the essential skills demanded by owners of luxury superyachts. The average wage onboard these boats is €2,500 per month… Read more »

Local lad Joshua, knew sailing was something he could turn into a career

Growing up on the Isle of Wight was the ideal place to learn to sail UKSA’s Professional Yachtmaster Offshore course provides the training and qualifications required for employment within the maritime industry as a yacht skipper or superyacht crew. The RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate is highly valued by skippers providing opportunities in flotilla, charter, deliveries and… Read more »

The Hut raises funds for Polly’s Challenge

Local restaurant helps raise money for Polly’s Challenge UKSA is delighted to be partnering with well-known seafront restaurant, The Hut, who have pledged to raise funds for Polly’s Challenge – a unique watersports programme designed for the Isle of Wight’s young people. Polly’s Challenge was set up in memory of Polly Birch by her family… Read more »

Sun, sea and boats! A residential experience with Shuttleworth College

A 5-day residential trip helped students from Shuttleworth College improve their confidence on the water Here at UKSA we love to host school and college groups who visit us for residential trips. We adapt specific programmes of activities to suit a group’s ages, abilities and objectives, and our many activities all incorporate Skills for Life…. Read more »