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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 »

Book an Amazing Field Trip Adventure Today – UKSA

A trip to last a lifetime Calling all school trip organisers … are you stuck for educational field trip ideas for your KS3+ students? When organising your next residential visit, why not consider a natural sciences trip to the Isle of Wight and make use of UKSA’s brilliant basecamp package? Exploring the Isle of Wight… 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 »

10 intrepid sailors attend UKSA over the half-term holiday

St James Boys’ School Sailing Club Here at UKSA we have been offering on-the-water challenges to parties and groups for over 30 years. We are renowned for providing first-class residential visits with activities such as dinghy sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and windsurfing. Accommodation is on our Cowes campus with sole-occupancy rooms which have their own key… Read more »

STCW? We smashed it.

STCW Training course completed! Safety is paramount in the maritime world which is why we offer a comprehensive range of STCW safety training courses. One of our students, Phil Crozier has been recording his progress through the Superyacht Cadetship training days! Day 1 “After this action packed week we have successfully completed our STCW, meaning… Read more »

Why water-based activities are great for kids

A guaranteed fun & inexpensive way to keep entertained on a warm day 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 increasingly… Read more »

From Manchester to the Isle of Wight, Salford Junior Sailing Club visit UKSA

10 Intrepid sailors attend UKSA over the half term holiday Here at UKSA we have been providing on-the-water experiences to school parties and youth groups for over 30 years. We offer first-class residential visits with sole-occupancy dormitory accommodation on our waterfront campus; full board includes freshly-cooked, wholesome food prepared on site. We provide all the… Read more »

Longlands Primary discover their on-the-water skills

From a Google search to a fun unique experience The staff at Longlands discovered UKSA in a google search for a residential centre that offered predominantly water-based experiences. After speaking to other centres that were unable to fulfill such a specific requirement, they found our website and looked no further. “We wanted the children to… 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 »