School Trips

UKSA enjoys a 4-acre, waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location for residential and non-residential watersports and team building for students from 8 years upwards. Our programmes are centred on sailing, watersports, and teambuilding and designed to develop a range of skills.

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 bespoke programmes are designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork using watersports and the great outdoors as a catalyst for positive outcomes. We offer unique all-inclusive packages with ferry travel, accommodation, food and drink, tuition and evening entertainment all included.

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Why book UKSA for Residential School Trips and Educational Visits?

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The wider benefits of participation in watersports are widely recognised and include inspiration, enjoyment, teamwork, boosting self-confidence and self-reliance, as well as the making and sealing of friendships.

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 each year and pride ourselves on our exemplary safety protocols that sit within a robust and fully compliant framework.

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Our aim is to encourage, support and inspire young people by introducing them to the challenges, enjoyment, and rewards of watersports. Learn to sail, paddleboard, windsurf, kayak and more. Activities are tailored to your group's desires, age and ability.

What activities are available during group visits?

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Dinghy sailing
Keelboat sailing
Catamaran sailing
Teambuilding games
Stand up paddleboarding
Iron Man-style team games
Raft building and racing

What size groups do you cater for?

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We can accommodate groups of all sizes; small or large (up to 270 people).

Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?

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We have various size classrooms along with a dining room and in-house catering, indoor heated swimming pool, cyber cafe, bar area and dedicated children's area.

Is there first aid on site?

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All our watersports and evening entertainment instructors are fully qualified first aiders.

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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We are accessible with disabled access and suitably adapted accommodation. We have lifts in our main buildings and a hoist for the pool. We are also able to take disabled people out onto the water.

Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?

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Yes, we welcome individuals with special educational needs.

Anything else?

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One leader goes free for every ten students. We offer complimentary teacher familiarisation weekends with no obligation to book – it’s an opportunity for you to look around our base and discuss what we can offer your school. Our Patron is HRH Princess Royal.

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