UKSA has been accepted for the UK-wide ‘We’re good to go’ industry standard mark. This means UKSA is adhering to the respective Government and public health guidance, has carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and has the required processes in place.
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 bespoke courses are designed to build confidence, encourage teamwork, and learn skills for life in an aspirational and safe environment.
Learn to sail, kayak, windsurf or paddleboard. Or choose raft building and on-the-water team building activities. Evening activities can include swimming, archery, crabbing, park games and indoor football.
We offer unique all-inclusive packages with ferry travel, accommodation, food and drink, tuition and evening entertainment all included.
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.
Curriculum topics available: SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sailing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building, Windsurfing, Power Boating.
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.
Stand up paddleboarding
Iron Man-style team games
Raft building and racing
We can accommodate groups of all sizes; small or large (up to 270 people).
We have various size classrooms along with a dining room and in-house catering, indoor heated swimming pool, full-sized sports hall, drying room for wet kit, a dedicated children’s chill-out area, Wi-fi, toilets and changing rooms, bar area, and CCTV perimeter fences and secure front gates.
All our watersports and evening entertainment instructors are fully qualified first aiders.
We are accessible with disabled access and a suitably adapted accommodation block with flexible bedrooms. We have lifts in our main buildings and a hoist for the swimming pool. We are also able to take disabled people out onto the water using a hoist from our pontoons to boats.
We welcome individuals with special educational needs, all on and off the water activities are adaptable and inclusive – no child is left behind!
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.
With the generous support of individuals and donors, we have some funding available for those children who do not have the financial support to join their classmates on a residential trip. Contact UKSA to find out more and leave no child behind.
UKSA also offers the Sea.Change Foundation. A fun-filled and inspirational programme that provides 14-18 year olds with the opportunity to learn about training and careers opportunities in the maritime industry. The programme runs over 5 days during the school holidays. Participants will experience a wide range of water-based yachting and watersports activities, including keel boating and paddle-boarding.
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