Leisure yachting and watersports

Whether you’re sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, or anything in between, there’s nothing more exhilarating than being out on the water.

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Ready for your next adventure?

If you want to get started on the water, improve your existing skills, or gain RYA qualifications, you’re in the right place. Everyone is welcome at UKSA! From children taking their first trip out to adults learning a new skill.

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About UKSA

We’ve been instructing yachting, sailing and watersports for over 30 years at our waterfront base in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

Visitors to UKSA range from six-year-old school children to adults and we even instruct those looking to learn a new skill much later on in life! Our welcoming environment fosters an inclusive feeling at the UKSA site, and we are proud to have all ages and abilities learning with us.

UKSA has a well-earned reputation for teaching excellence and we are one of the world’s leading RYA training centres, welcoming both novices and professionals through our doors.

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Our unique waterside location

Train with us at our 3.5-acre waterfront base in Cowes on the Isle of Wight and experience the best learning conditions on the south coast of England.

Our situation on the River Medina is perfect for beginners, and with easy access to the Solent, intermediate and advanced learners can really stretch themselves. We know the best spots for windsurfing, paddleboarding and kayaking and our minibuses are ready to take you there!

Immerse yourself in the experience by staying with us on site – we offer full-board, all-inclusive packages, meaning you don’t have to worry about sorting accommodation and organising food.

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A centre of excellence

We’re proud to be an RYA Centre of Excellence and we are continually investing in our facilities and training. Our safe learning environment ensures every visitor leaves with a new-found confidence, new skills and a smile on their face!

We have a fleet of 350 of keelboats, dinghies, kayaks, windsurfers and paddleboards and minibuses for off-site exploring. We provide all the kit and equipment you’ll need when training with us, with drying rooms for wet gear.

Fuel your day with our delicious home cooked meals, served in our communal dining area. All our meals are freshly prepared and cooked on site, using local produce. From hearty breakfasts to wholesome evening meals, there’s something to suit everyone.