Making a real difference

We’re a youth education and maritime charity that uses sailing and watersports as a catalyst to transform young people’s lives. Our inspirational youth development and maritime training courses equip young people with new work and life skills that begin at sea.


Students having fun Keelboating with UKSA

Our foundations

Founded in 1987 by Noel and Sylvia Lister who wanted to educate and enrich the lives of young people. Over 30 years on, this remarkable ethos remains at the heart of UKSA.