Share your #SeaChangeStories with UKSA

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.

To share your #SeaChangeStories please email [email protected] and remember to send your photo's too.

Blackheath Prepatory School

Providing a safe space for young people to be challenged in an adventurous manner is of paramount importance to schools to see change in their students. We hosted the Blackheath Preparatory School in London and provided a programme that mapped their Skills for Life framework, developing the students’ confidence, maturity and mind-sets. Here’s what Assistant… Read more »

Nancy McManus – From learning watersports, to teaching watersports at UKSA

We design our courses so that our students have the skills, knowledge and confidence to go out straight into work and have a career on the water. This is exactly what former student, now staff member, Nancy McManus did after graduating from the Watersports Instructor Course. Nancy shares her story: “During my stay at UKSA, I… Read more »

Lucy Campbell – Professional Superyacht Cadet

UKSA can offer routes straight into maritime industry work. We can create courses adapted to every student to give them the best possible chance in the future. Lucy Campbell is currently completing the UKSA’s Professional Yacht Cadetship and has secured a place in the superyacht industry as part of her sandwich year. Lucy shares her… Read more »

Annabel Fairlie – Trinity House Graduate Cadet

Annabel’s love of travelling started after her A-Levels when she headed off across the globe. Now she shares with us her story of how she has managed to combine her love of travelling with a career in yachting. “Before heading to UKSA I had finished my A-Levels and was travelling around Australia. In 2014, I… Read more »

Ben Willows – UKSA’s Chief Executive Officer

From a landlocked childhood to a long-term career on the water, UKSA’s Chief Executive Officer Ben Willows shares with us his unique journey with UKSA: “My love of sailing was passed down to me from my dad. Despite living in the Midlands and as far away from the sea as you can get, my dad… Read more »

Susie Goodall – Professional Yachts Woman

Susie Goodall – Professional Yachts Woman UKSA graduate Susie is living the solo-sailing dream and is a great example of the varied career options available to those who study at UKSA. Susie has worked in the superyacht industry, worked for a sailing and expedition company and is currently training for one of sailing’s most demanding… Read more »