Why choose UKSA for your school trip?

Dedicated instructors
Hours of sunshine a year
Water in the UK!

Why us?

We are proud to offer young people of all ages and abilities a fun, inclusive and engaging experience where they can learn skills for life in a safe and aspirational environment. Our personalised programmes are designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork using watersports and the great outdoors as a catalyst for positive outcomes.

Our safe learning environment ensures every visitor to UKSA leaves with a new-found confidence, new skills and a smile on their face!

At UKSA, we understand that not all families can afford school trips. However, through our simple funding application process, we can provide funding for children who would not otherwise be able to participate. We also offer support with travel costs and a complimentary ferry pass to our waterfront campus on the Isle of Wight.

Adventures to last a lifetime


Visiting students enjoying UKSA

Best-in-class outdoor education

We have been delivering inspirational programmes to young people for over 35 years and we continue to lead the field in outdoor learning experiences, using sailing and watersports as a catalyst for positive change.

Our personalised experiences bring schools ad groups back year after year and we are proud to work with each group to support their unique requirements and learning outcomes. We have an exemplary safety record and work with parents, carers, teachers and group leaders to support students to try new, challenging and inspiring activities at our waterfront base on the beautiful Isle of Wight.

Training centre - Bringing new classrooms and sports facilities to UKSA

A unique learning environment

Our purpose built waterfront campus creates a unique environment for learning, and we believe that the power of the sea can foster a positive change in all visitors to UKSA. The benefits of participation in sailing and watersports are multiple and proven, helping to build confidence, teamwork and resilience.

Water based outdoor learning programmes give young people the chance to try various disciplines that call on a multitude of personal and inter-personal skills. Students are encouraged to aspire, achieve and have fun while learning essential life skills.

Based on the Isle of Wight, we enjoy a mild climate, lots of sunshine and beautiful scenery on our doorstep. The Isle of Wight is also the home of international sailing and boasts some of the cleanest beaches in the UK.

A watersports instructor tipping water of a child's head

We do all the hard work!

From the first enquiry to saying a fond farewell at the end of your stay, we work with you from day one to find the right balance of activities and experiences to deliver the right outcomes for your group.

Whether you would like to opt for one of our popular multi-activity programmes based around various watersports or would like us to design a personalised programme to allow students to work towards an RYA qualification, we can create the right syllabus for your group.

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



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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