Making a real difference

We’re a youth 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 skills and life skills that start at sea.

Students having fun Keelboating with UKSA

Being a charity is vital to our success.

All the money we raise from our sponsors, fundraising and professional training goes towards creating positive change. Plus it helps us deliver more than simply successful training and certification. The cornerstone of UKSA is based around our friendly, safe, supportive and inspirational culture that includes the benefits of residential living, mentoring and challenges of the adventurous activities we offer.

Our Royal Patron, the Royal Highness The Princess Royal

We welcome thousands of young people through our doors every year and your support can help us make a difference to thousands more.

Our Royal Patron is Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.