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.
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.
Being a charity is vital to our success.
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.
We welcome 10,000 young people through our doors every year and your support can help us make a difference to thousands more.Find out more