UKSA, Cowes, Isle of Wight for Youth and Schools

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Outdoor Centre
Large Group Centre for Water Sports and Holiday Groups in West Cowes

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
UKSA, Cowes, Isle of Wight, sleeps 270 in 15 bedrooms.

UKSA specialises in introducing people of all ages to the great outdoors through watersports and sailing. Whatever your ability or previous experience, we have the course, the equipment and the staff to challenge you, develop your skills and fuel a passion for watersports.

We offer a wide range of outdoor activities, ranging from half-day water awareness and team building taster sessions to a week aboard an ocean-going yacht. Our most popular programme is Multi-Activity – designed to be the ideal introduction to a wide range of water sports. In addition, we offer focused dinghy sailing, windsurfing, SUP and kayaking courses at all levels.

Our on-shore facilities are perfectly set up for school groups of all sizes. With 270 residential beds in dormitory style 6/8 berth rooms, single and twin en-suite rooms, UKSA is the largest purpose-built residential water sports centre in Europe. Our campus provides everything you need on site, with facilities including a shop, swimming pool, gym, cybercafe, disco area and large bar area.

Three meals a day are provided with packed lunch options for those out on the water. Dietary requirements available for those with specific needs.

Safety is of paramount importance to us and the Academy has an exemplary record in this respect. Many groups return year after year because they know and trust what UKSA delivers. Party leaders need no previous experience of water activities.

Our school group prices include:

* Travel to/from the IOW on a private ferry

(for groups of 20+)

* Full board accommodation

* Equipment for all activities afloat/ashore

* Great instructor-pupil ratio

We are happy to tailor make the evening programme to match your group’s need. Examples of activities available include:

* Disco


* Swimming pool

* Raft building

* Scavenger hunt

* Crabbing

* Team challenges

* Karaoke

* Board games/pool table

* Cinema/bowling/ice skating (by prior



Tea making facilities in en-suite group leader rooms.
On-site dining room serving three meals a day.
With its superb view overlooking the busy waterfront, UKSA’s lounge and bar is the ideal place to relax and unwind.
TV in children's area and also in the lounge/bar area
Cyber café with Internet access and Internet connection in some en-suite rooms.
Designated Chill out Zone with TV, Table Tennis and Air Hockey facilities.
Full central heating.
Accommodation for every group size from 10 up to 270 students. Self contained dormitory style 6/8 berth rooms - single and twin en-suite room.
Included, please bring towels.
Dormitory style rooms have facilities available along the corridor; single and twin rooms have en-suite facilities.
We provide a safe watersports experience for people with a wide range of disabilities. Disabled accommodation is available, lift to bar area and shop.
We offer a full programme of supervised evening entertainment and activities including a dedicated Chill out Zone for our younger visitors.
UKSA enjoys a prime position on the River Medina with direct access for waterpsorts and sailing. Outside decked areas for relaxation. Drying rooms.
Eco-friendly indoor heated pool is a great training and recreational facility, available at intervals throughout the day for students' personal use.
Some on-site / off-site parking available for cars and minibuses. Bike park.
UKSA generally adopt a non-smoking policy, however there are allocated smoking areas outside.
No pets.


UKSA, Arctic Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PQ.
Cowes town centre is a 10 - 15 minute walk away.
On-site shop. Further shops located in Cowes town centre.
Cowes town centre.

Booking Information

B&B: from £33 per person per night

Full board: from £44 per person per night

Residential visits from £85 per student per 24 hours (to include full board, Watersports activities, evening entertainment and accommodation)

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Arctic Road
West Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7PQ
United Kingdom
Cowes Town centre has access to buses across the Island.

Rental Rates

B&B: from £30 per person/per night

Full board: from £43 per person/per night

Excellent value for money activity packages available on application.

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UKSA, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Karen McLaren

+44 (0)1983 203 023
+44 (0)7740 378 269
Arctic Road
West Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7PQ
United Kingdom

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