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UKSA - team building activities
UKSA 4-acre campus
Dinghy sailing
Raft building
On-site canteen
On-site pool
UKSA - bar area
6-8 berth accommpdation
4-berth accommodation
UKSA 4-acre campus
Dinghy sailing
Raft building

UKSA, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Sleeps 2 - 200 60 Bedrooms 100 Dining

Large catered residential centre sleeping up to 200 for youth and school groups for water sports in West Cowes

Residential Watersports Centre for Schools and Groups

UKSA’s large 4-acre secure site can accommodate school and youth groups of all sizes (up to 200+ people). Our dormitory style accommodation blocks contain self-contained 4-8 berth bunk rooms with separate bathrooms, single and twin rooms available for leaders. All groups have sole occupancy of an accommodation area. Wheelchair accessible bedrooms are also available.

B&B, half board or full board options are available. B&B includes breakfast served in UKSA’s on-site canteen. Full board includes three meals a day, with a packed lunch for when you’re on the move.

We have various size classrooms, study areas and meeting rooms available for your group to use. Other onsite facilities include dining room and in-house catering, indoor heated swimming pool, full-sized sports hall, drying room for wet kit, a dedicated young person’s chill-out area, WiFi, bar, toilets and changing rooms.

UKSA enjoys a waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location to use as a base camp or combine your residential stay with watersports and team building activities. Learn to sail, paddleboard, windsurf kayak and more. Activities are tailored to your groups desires, age, and ability. Extend your trip with visits to some of the islands famous attractions like Dinosaur Isle or Osborne House.

We define skills for life as being the 6 steps to success. We measure young people’s perception of their communication, decision making, participation, self-belief, determination, and resilience at the beginning of their visit, and again at the end of their stay. We share the outcomes achieved and insights gathered with schools to measure the impact of the experience on students’ personal development. One group leader shared with us how great it was to see their group increase communication and social skills through a range of water-based activities and through spending a week together.

UKSA are open all year apart from 2 weeks over the Christmas period.

Available for your youth group

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We are accessible with disabled access and suitably adapted accommodation blocks with flexible bedrooms, lifts and hoists from pontoon to boats.


WiFi across the site.

Swimming Pool

Indoor heated 14m pool.

Games Room

Full-sized sports hall, chill out area for games and home cinema.

Dining Room

On-site dining room serving three meals a day.


Tea making facilities in en suite group leader rooms.

Sitting Room

With its superb view overlooking the busy waterfront, UKSA’s lounge and bar is the ideal place to relax and unwind.

TV and Music Facilities

TV in the lounge/bar area.

Heating and Open Fires

Full central heating.


Self-contained dormitory style 4/6/8 berth rooms - single and twin leader rooms.


Included, please bring towels.


Bathrooms are either situated in dormitory rooms or close by along the corridor within the allocated accommodation area.

Children's Facilities

We offer a full programme of supervised day and 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 watersports and sailing. Outside decked areas for relaxation. Drying rooms.


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.

Booking Information

Rates p/p/p/n:
• B&B £47
• Full Board £60
• Residential trips (price dependent upon the time of the year and length of stay). Prices start at £210 for a 3-day weekend (low season) to a 5-day week (high season) at £550 – full board, watersports activities, evening entertainment, and accommodation.

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UKSA, Isle of Wight

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Late Deals

July 2024 Late Deals

50% off multi-activity residential trip 29th Jul - 2nd Aug

September 2024 Late Deals

50% off multi-activity residential trip 2nd - 6th Sept


In Cowes on the Isle of Wight – fantastic position for all types of watersports for school and residential trips.

  • 10 minute walk from Cowes town centre and the foot passenger ferry to the UK mainland.
  • Cowes town centre.
  • Southampton.
  • Cowes Town centre has access to buses across the Island.

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