UKSA is a thriving charity that exists to widen access to the maritime industry, enhancing life skills and employment opportunities within the sector.

At UKSA we offer a unique environment focusing on youth development, schools, group and professional maritime training. We give people transformational opportunities for a better life, whether it be on or off the water.

As well as professional yachting and watersports career courses, we provide multiple youth development opportunities. These range from school visits to working with disadvantaged and disabled young people. 

Our charitable status means we do so much more than just provide training and certification. Fundraising, donations and our generous partners and volunteers help make UKSA the best possible place to learn. We use the money raised from our donors, sponsors and professional training to help us make a positive difference in the lives of the people we welcome through our doors every year. 

Fulfil your potential

We aim to have a lasting, lifelong impact on everyone we meet. At UKSA we measure our success by achievements and are committed to providing students with an outstanding education whilst building essential life skills. 

You can support us in any of the following ways

Sponsorship – If you’re an individual or part of an organisation, we’d like to talk to you about sponsorship opportunities. Our fundraising team is available on 01983 294941 or via email

Donate now – Whatever you can give,every little helps to ensure we keep helping those who need us most. To donate through our Just Giving page, visit or call or email our fundraising team.

Our aim is to help every young person to successfully make the transition from education into a fulfilling career. So if you like the sound of what we do and want to find out more, visit: