From RNLI Volunteer to Superyacht Deckhand

If you enjoy the water, adventure and want to travel the world, UKSA’s Superyacht Crew Training course is an ideal starting point for a quick entry to a career on the water. You will receive tuition from instructors who have worked in the industry and the course will provide all the training you need to apply… Read more »

Former UKSA student is set to compete in 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, non-stop, around the world, in the incredible Golden Globe Race. Last minute… Read more »

Combing Skills for a Career at Sea – Grace Pybus

UKSA can open doors and new possibilities; one course can often lead to another. UKSA has changed Grace’s life in so many ways. Now working on the water, where every day is different; her morning latte in the office has been swapped for coffee on deck with dolphins swimming alongside on the passage to the… Read more »

UKSA Secret Art Show Raises smashes £20,000 target

June 6, 2018 Cowes, UKSA, the youth charity that uses the power of the sea to transform the lives of thousands of young people each year, held a Secret Art Show this past weekend with artwork contributed by ‘Sherlock Holmes’ actor Benedict Cumberbatch CBE and celebrated marine artists Martyn Mackrill and Steven Dews. The piece… Read more »

Watersports Student to Instructor – Ali Nolan

I found out there’s more to BTEC 3 in Sport and Physical Activities than first meets the eye. It’s not only PE and outdoor sports in a school or college setting, it can be based on watersports and adventurous outdoor activities.   I moved to the Isle of Wight as a teenager and when I… Read more »

Phase 5 Cadet, Dan Snook – Where is he now?

UKSA is the only place to offer a Superyacht Cadetship, and as such it is our flagship course. A five-phase programme structured over four years, it allows students to earn money while simultaneously training for a career in the superyacht industry. The course begins with 19 weeks of academic study and ends with a final… Read more »

Jack Dykes, Phase 5 Superyacht Cadet -‘I had chosen the right path for me’

Our Superyacht Cadetship is a 4-year programme which enables people to earn money and train for a long-term career simultaneously. UKSA is the only place to offer such a programme, which has been designed in consultation with the MCA and wider industry. It provides a structured progression from the RYA yachting scheme to MCA Officer… Read more »

Tory Armstrong – Phase 5 Superyacht Cadet

The Professional Yacht Cadetship is the flagship course at UKSA. Designed specifically for the superyacht industry, it is a structured 4-year programme which has been developed in consultation with the MCA and wider industry. Ultimately, the cadets will take exams for the MCA Officer of the Watch (3000gt) Certificate of Competence. UKSA is the only… Read more »

Blackheath Prep School

Here at UKSA we aim to give schools and groups an adventure they will never forget. We offer residential or non-residential visits specialising in sailing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing and team building. We hold an exemplary safety record – our instructors are fully qualified and work on a ratio of 1:6 for on-the-water activities. Visits… Read more »

Megan Jones – CrewFO Top Cadet 2018

Cadetships at UKSA allow both women and men to develop into confident sailors who will gain an edge over others in the ultra-competitive superyacht industry. Our Superyacht Cadetship offers an exciting alternative to university and could result in a well-paid job that includes travelling all over the world. Since graduating from phase one of our… Read more »