Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

UKSA to purchase four new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 449s

UKSA to invest in four new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 449s At Southampton Boat Show on Thursday, 20th September, UKSA were delighted to announce the purchase four Jeanneau 449s. The purchase has been funded by trading in part of the charity’s existing fleet and the support of the Neighbourly Charitable Trust, allowing UKSA to offer the most… Read more »

From rugby pitch to a life on the ocean – Professional Yachtmaster Student Nicola Belardo

Former rugby pro becomes a successful yacht deckhand after completing the Professional Yachtmaster Offshore programme. 27-year-old Nicola Belardo, from Naples, Italy, went from professional rugby for the past 7 years, winning 3 Italian Championships, to turning his skills to sailing to start a new career. He is currently working as a deckhand on an 80m superyacht… Read more »

Mark Davey – UKSA Student now UKSA Skipper

Taking one of UKSA’s many courses can help you secure a rewarding job and embark on an exciting career in the maritime industry. Mark Davey, a graduate from our Professional Yachtmaster Offshore course, decided to stay on to work for us and shares his story: “I used to be an aeronautical engineering manager. After taking… Read more »

Lewis Griffiths – Professional Yachtmaster Offshore

Lewis had a lifelong love of sailing – racing dinghies competitively and even living on a boat when he was working as a Sales Executive, a job he hated. As one of the recipients of the Noel Lister Memorial Fund, Lewis turned his passion into a profession thanks to UKSA’s Professional Yachtmaster Offshore. Lewis shares… Read more »

My Yachtmaster Journey

Yachtmaster to Ocean Star – Martin’s story As a group of new UKSA Professional Yachtmaster students, we often wondered and discussed what exactly we had all signed up for and our personal motives behind it. Many of us spoke of how family and friends had told us we were crazy sailing through the British winter… Read more »