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UKSA’s Matt Bamber competing in the NatWest International Island Games

Team Isle of Wight end the NatWest International Island Games with 11 gold, 8 silver and 15 bronze medals — eight more than in Gotland two years ago! Once every two years, thousands of athletes from across the globe – from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic to the Caribbean – come together to compete in… Read more »

Joe Burnip – from messing about in dinghy’s to a Superyacht Cadet!

A school careers event inspired me to become a Superyacht Cadet UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship is a structured programme which equips graduates with a strong foundation of knowledge and realistic understanding of the burgeoning superyacht industry. A combination of academic study and practical paid employment on superyachts, the four-year programme was designed in consultation with the… Read more »

Amazing Yachting and Sailing Holiday Destinations for 2019

Helm’s insights into ‘The Best Places for Yachting in 2019’ If you’re yet to book your holiday for 2019, why not make a change from the same old routine and set sail on a luxury chartered yacht? Cruising between land and sea is – without a doubt – the ultimate luxury getaway, and with picture-perfect… 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 »

Why water-based activities are great for kids

Wanting to learn life skills while having fun – outside play is ideal! As our world grows ever more sedentary and our kids are more often screen-bound than not, it is essential that they should somehow learn the life skills that they once would have gained through outside play. As their indoor lives make them… Read more »

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 »

UKSA given Royal seal of approval for ambitious future plans

UKSA, has celebrated its 30th anniversary at Trinity House in London, with Charity Patron HRH Princess Royal as guest of honour. HRH Princess Royal was very complimentary of the waterfront centre in Cowes: “UKSA helps fulfil a whole range of skills we need in the maritime sector. There is something really inspiring about the place,… Read more »

Go Sail project expands to offer more at UKSA

The GoSail project has expanded its offering to local young people throughout the school holidays in Portsmouth and Cowes. The Go Sail project, an innovative project that provides 14-16 year old school children living in the Solent area the chance to experience the thrill of being out on the water, has expanded its offering to local young people throughout… Read more »

Solent students Go Sail thanks to the 1851 Trust

The Go Sail project is underway at the 1851 Trust. This innovative project provides 14-16 year old students living in the Solent area new experiences both on and off the water. Funded by Sport England, the project includes free sailing opportunities coupled with a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education programme. Go Sail has been developed by… Read more »