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Esplanade hands over £22,000 to three Island charities

Money raised by Charity Gala for UKSA’s ‘Test The Water’ programme Esplanade’s 4th Annual Black-Tie Charity Gala held on the 12th October saw a total of £22,000 raised for three Isle of Wight Charities: The Isle of Wight Sports Foundation, UKSA (Test the Water Programme) and Kissy Puppy. Today saw the charities attend the Esplanade… Read more »

BTEC Student and SailGP INSPIRE candidate Rhys Cheetham

From BTEC to Championship. We catch up with BTEC student Rhys Cheetham on his incredible journey. BTEC student Rhys Cheetham jumped at the chance to become an apprentice for the Australian SailGP team through the SailGP INSPIRE programme, SailGP’s community, education and outreach initiative. This allowed 18 local sailors, with a 50/50 gender participation rate,… Read more »

Pip Grundy sets sail on a two-year trip to study ocean plastic with eXXpedition

UKSA Yachtmaster Offshore graduate Pip Grundy has just been selected to be part of the crew of eXXpedition, a pioneering all-female sailing voyage and research mission. Over two years and 38,000 nautical miles, a crew of 300 women will sail through some of the densest ocean plastic accumulation zones to study plastic pollution. Pip shares… Read more »

Watersports Instructor – Susie Greatorex

Watersports Instructor Graduate Susie Greatorex decided on a course at UKSA after doing work experience at Wight Water. Now she’s finished the WIT, she’s training on the Instructor Development Programme. She said: “My year at UKSA has been one of the most enjoyable times of my life.” We took the opportunity to ask her about her… Read more »

Watersports instructor – Liam Fussey

New beginnings for Liam Fussey as he travels the world to put his instructional skills to great use. Watersports instructor Graduate Liam Fussey completed a year-long course in Outdoor Leadership and Safety before joining UKSA. In a couple of weeks he’s moving to Australia for a year. “That’s the beauty of watersports,” he said. “You… Read more »

Watersports graduate – Ben Johnston

Love travel? Love sport? Why not become a watersports instructor? Our 11-week UKSA Watersports Academy course will enable you to teach dinghy sailing, paddleboard, paddlesport and windsurfing. On graduation our students work as instructors for UKSA for two seasons. With a massive demand for high-calibre professionals in the watersports sector and experience under your belt,… Read more »

The Greville Primary School

UKSA provides a unique environment to challenge and inspire change in students Providing a safe space for young people to be challenged in an adventurous manner is of paramount importance to schools to see the change in their students. We hosted the Greville Primary School in Ashtead and provided a programme that mapped their Skills for Life… Read more »

Explore the Isle of Fright this Hallowe’en

From ghost walks to phantom encounters – explore these historic locations while using UKSA as your basecamp this October! There are said to be literally thousands of spooks that haunt the Isle of Wight. The island attracts all sorts of thrill-seeking ghost hunters who say there’s great psychic potential for ghost sightings. Why not come… Read more »

10 super facts about the Monaco Yacht Show 2019

From the super expensive to the super speedy! Read our 10 super facts about the Monaco Yacht show below! The first Monaco Yacht Show was held in 1991 in Port Hercules, the only deep-water port in this tiny principality. The show then exhibited just 32 yachts, each averaging 31m long. Now 28 years later the… Read more »