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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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Sean Starkey – Superyacht Cadetship

From further education to a career in the superyacht industry UKSA Superyacht Cadets are usually aged between 18 and 25 when they begin our four-year Superyacht Cadetship programme. With a combination of academic study and paid employment onboard superyachts, the Cadetship offers an exciting and viable alternative to university. Drawn from a variety of backgrounds,… Read more »

Max Thomlinson shares his training experience

From Sea Cadet to Superyacht Cadet The UKSA Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme which combines high-quality training and mentoring, and offers a practical alternative to university study. Cadets come from a variety of backgrounds; some were Sea Cadets or Scouts and some are already competitive sailors. What characterises all successful cadets, however, is the… Read more »

The British Yachting Awards 2018 winners announced

The British Yachting Awards 2018 After thousands of votes cast by the readers of leading sailing magazines Sailing Today and Yachts & Yachting magazines, for the very first time, The British Yachting Awards were presented on Tuesday 11 December at The Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge, London. Editors Georgie Corlett-Pitt and Sam Jefferson greeted… Read more »

Melissa Ramm – Superyacht Cadetship

Melissa Ramm shares her phase 1 superyacht cadetship experience so far The UKSA Superyacht Cadetship offers an exciting alternative to university and could result in a long-term career which includes travelling all over the world. The Cadetship is designed to send graduates onto yachts with a realistic understanding of the yachting industry and our cadets… Read more »

Superyacht vs Supercar – Which Would You Choose?

Gold plated to heroes and villains! Which would you choose? The basic definition of a superyacht is ‘a professionally-crewed luxury yacht with a loadline length of 24 metres and above’, while a supercar can be defined as ‘a car built exclusively for performance, often by an elite company, with little regard to cost’. However, because… Read more »

Book an Amazing Field Trip Adventure Today – UKSA

A trip to last a lifetime Calling all school trip organisers … are you stuck for educational field trip ideas for your KS3+ students? When organising your next residential visit, why not consider a natural sciences trip to the Isle of Wight and make use of UKSA’s brilliant basecamp package? Exploring the Isle of Wight… Read more »

10 Fantastic facts you didn’t know about Superyachts!

10 fantastic facts about Superyachts! We’ve compiled some fun facts about Superyachts for your amusement. Some are weird, some are hard to believe but all are true! Have a read below:   Fact 1 – Superyacht submarines? Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s superyacht, Octopus, houses 2 submarines! One of them can hold 10 people and travel… Read more »

10 intrepid sailors attend UKSA over the half-term holiday

St James Boys’ School Sailing Club Here at UKSA we have been offering on-the-water challenges to parties and groups for over 30 years. We are renowned for providing first-class residential visits with activities such as dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and windsurfing. Accommodation is on our Cowes campus with sole-occupancy rooms which have their own key… Read more »

STCW? We smashed it.

STCW Training course completed! Safety is paramount in the maritime world which is why we offer a comprehensive range of STCW safety training courses. One of our students, Phil Crozier has been recording his progress through the Superyacht Cadetship training days! Day 1 “After this action packed week we have successfully completed our STCW, meaning… Read more »

Why water-based activities are great for kids

Wanting to learn life skills while having fun – outside play is ideal! As our world grows ever more sedentary and our kids are more often screen-bound than not, it is essential that they should somehow learn the life skills that they once would have gained through outside play. As their indoor lives make them… Read more »