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A warm welcome to making new friends – George Purchon shares his experience

If you’re considering an alternative to university, have you thought about taking UKSA’s Watersports Instructor Training course? This industry-renowned course will qualify you to instruct in Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Windsurfing. With huge demand for high-calibre professionals within the watersports industry you could work anywhere in the world once you graduate, and UKSA… Read more »

From teaching watersports to a career as a superyacht stewardess

Launcher her 2019 career in superyacht hospitality As the superyacht industry continues to expand year on year, so does the demand for exceptionally well-trained interior crew. UKSA’s Superyacht Interior Foundation course delivers all the qualifications, practical skills, industry guidance, knowledge and support required by stewards and stewardesses at the beginning of their careers in this… Read more »

A day in the life of a Phase 3 Cadet: Ollie Garton

OLLIE, 26, is a Phase Three Cadet on UKSA’s unique Superyacht Cadetship programme. A five-phase programme structured over four years, the Cadetship allows students to earn money and simultaneously train for a career in the superyacht industry. Ollie is currently Solo Engineer on a private yacht. I’m responsible for … Ensuring that everything on the… Read more »

Waitress or Superyacht stewardess……which would you choose?

Thinking of working in hospitality? Considering a gap year? Where would you prefer to work – a 7* Superyacht or 5* hotel…..the choice is yours! If the only way you’re ever going to rub shoulders with billionaires is by working for them, you could do worse than provide hospitality on an impossibly elegant yacht or… Read more »

Welcoming our Jan ’19 Superyacht Crew Training students

From retail & bar work to a career in Superyachting! We catch up with our January ’19 intake of Superyacht Crew Training students. We interviewed four of our international group of new Crew Training students, three of whom had heard about the course from friends. This is what they told us about themselves.   1. Where… Read more »

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 »