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How to gain an edge in the Superyacht Industry As a world-class provider of RYA and MCA professional training, Cowes-based UKSA offers an extensive range of on-site MCA and STCW approved courses with schedules providing flexible training options. If you’re looking to upskill or if you’re seeking further training, you need look no further than… Read more »

Southampton Sailor to Lead Team in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Former UKSA student and instructor announced as Clipper Race professional skipper Josh Stickland, 31, has been announced as one of the eleven professional skippers to lead a novice team in the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Race. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is undoubtedly one of the greatest ocean adventures… 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 »

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 »

A Prince’s Trust youth group share their experiences

A Prince’s Trust youth group tell us about their time with UKSA The Prince’s Trust is one of our partners here at UKSA, and we run their Get into Maritime/Watersports Programme from our waterfront campus in Cowes. The programme is a five-day residential course which introduces young people not in education, employment or training to… Read more »

Residential sailing for Royal Navy Sea Scouts

Royal Navy Sea Scouts Here at UKSA we are renowned for our first-class residential and non-residential visits, with activities tailored to each group’s specific desires, age ranges and levels of ability. Royal Navy Sea Scouts wanted to experience the handling of larger crafts Recently we sent one of our FARRs over to Portsmouth with two… Read more »

Former UKSA student is set to compete in Golden Globe Race

UKSA Yachtmaster graduate – Gregor McGuckin competes in the Golden Globe Race Irish sailor Gregor McGuckin who trained at UKSA is competing in the Golden Globe Race circumnavigating the world solo June 6, 2018, Cowes: Irish sailor Gregor McGuckin who achieved his Yachtmaster Ocean at maritime training charity, UKSA, in 2013, is to compete solo,… Read more »

Dee Caffari MBE – UKSA Graduate and Ambassador

Dee has sailed around the world five times and is the first woman to have sailed single-handed, non-stop around the world in both directions and to have sailed non-stop around the world three times. As she shares the exciting news that she is the only female skipper for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, we catch… Read more »

Longlands Primary School

UKSA offers a unique and enjoyable experience for school children up and down the country. This is exactly what Longlands Primary School, Sidcup, were looking for. Here’s what teacher Andy King said of the school’s recent residential multi-activity programme: “Through shared experience and a sense of achievement, our UKSA trip helped to further cement the… Read more »