Schools & Groups Sailing Activity Centre

Our all-inclusive waterside activity centre on the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to host residential visits for schools and youth groups. We deliver outdoor activities and water-based programmes designed to increase life skills.

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Increase in self-belief

Adventures to last a lifetime

We are proud to offer young people of all abilities activities where they can learn skills for life in an aspirational and safe environment.

Our customised programmes are designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork using watersports and the great outdoors as a catalyst for positive outcomes. Visits can also be tailored to include RYA and BC qualifications.

Our outdoor activity centre provides our guests with plenty of water-based outdoor programmes which gives students the chance to try a combination of different disciplines that call upon a variety of personal and team skills during their stay. They are encouraged to aspire and achieve – and have great fun realising what they can do both individually and together.

Some of our amazing guests


Tailor made visits for groups

Our waterfront accommodation and facilities suit a variety of different groups, from cyclists and hikers looking to explore the Isle of Wight to watersports enthusiasts keen to try out our wide range of kit.

Stay at our activity centre for a full week or visit for a day.  Our flexible watersports and sailing activities are ideal for both corporate team building and breaks with family and friends.

Let their aspirations set sail

children wearing life jacket splashing in water

A safe learning environment

The safety, well-being and enjoyment of those visiting UKSA are our number one priority. We are a home-from-home for children and young people and pride ourselves on our exemplary safety protocols that sit within a robust and fully compliant framework.

We train our instructors and staff to an exceptionally high level, with on-going development and training a standard practice at UKSA. We facilitate regular visits from the official bodies and authorities that regulate us, and we are accredited by Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC), the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the British Canoeing (BC).

Children enjoying dingy ride in water

Flexible fun at UKSA

We work closely with you to create a programme providing a balance of activities and experiences tailored to meet your learning objectives, specific needs and budget.  All ages and abilities are catered for at UKSA and we take great pride in the long-term relationships we build with schools and groups that return to us year after year.

Our unique programmes at our waterfront base include travel, accommodation, food and drink, tuition and evening entertainment.

For over 35 years we have been providing schools and groups with a fun, safe and engaging experience at UKSA. Our team are ready to discuss your individual requirements and work with you to create the right programme for your group.

Skills for life

Our activities are mapped to our skills for life framework. We share the outcomes achieved and insights gathered with schools in order to measure the impact of the experience on students’ personal development.

1. Communication
  • Conveying information
  • Verbal and non-verbal
  • Giving and receiving feedback
2. Decision Making
  • Gathering information
  • Exploring all the options
  • Evaluating the impact of decisions
3. Participation
  • Getting involved in teamwork
  • Working towards a common goal
  • Widening comfort zones
4. Self-belief
  • Increasing confidence to try new things
  • Boosting the feel good factor
  • Believing in abilities
5. Determination
  • Seeing the goal ahead
  • Establishing a sense of purpose
  • Persevering to complete the task
6. Resilience
  • Meeting new challenges head on
  • Recovering from difficulties
  • Fostering a growth mindset


I would recommend the UKSA experience to any other educational establishment without reservation. The week we visit UKSA is unadulterated fun for all involved. The staff and pupils have such a unique experience which boosts friendships, challenges self -belief and overall builds character.

Blackheath Preparatory School -Residential school Trip

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