UKSA, Cowes, Isle of Wight for Youth and Schools

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Large catered residential centre sleeping up to 270 for youth and school groups for water sports in West Cowes

Residential Watersports Centre for Schools and Groups
UKSA, Cowes, Isle of Wight, sleeps 2-270 in 60 bedrooms.

Our on-shore facilities are set up for groups of all sizes – with 270 residential beds, UKSA is the largest purpose-built residential watersports centre in Europe. UKSA enjoys a 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.

Come to UKSA with your school or youth group and enjoy the multi-activity residential visits UKSA are renowned for. Learn to sail, paddleboard, windsurf, kayak and more. Activities are tailored to your group’s desires, age and ability.

Our campus provides everything you need on site, with facilities including accommodation, in-house catering, dining room, indoor heated swimming pool, classrooms, cyber café, bar, pool table and dedicated children’s area with air hockey and games.

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.

Visitor’s safety and security is of paramount importance. All instructors at UKSA are experienced and fully qualified. Ratio’s for on the water activities are 1:6. Teachers and group organisers do not need to have experience of watersports prior to the visit as our instructors take care of all activities afloat.

We can incorporate Skills For Life into our four-night residential activity visits.

Our group prices include:
- Travel to/from the IOW on a private ferry (for groups of 10+)
- Full board accommodation
- Equipment for all activities afloat/ashore
- Great instructor-pupil ratio
- Full evening activity programme

Come and try our watersports and accommodation with our compliments on a teacher preview. We welcome visits from teachers, youth leaders and school governors – it gives you the chance to try the facilities and see first-hand all the benefits of choosing UKSA.


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 the lounge/bar area
Cyber café with Internet access and Internet connection in some en-suite rooms.
Designated Chill out Zone with air hockey and games.
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 leader rooms.
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. Accessible accommodation, lift to the bar & hoist for the pool.
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.
We are a ten minute walk from Cowes town centre and the foot passenger ferry to the UK mainland.
Cowes town centre.
Cowes town centre.

Booking Information

Residential visits from £180 per person (for a two night, three-day residential visit – to include full board, watersports activities, evening entertainment, and accommodation)
Full Board from £46 per person
B&B from £34 per person
Day visits from £35 per person

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

Ashleigh Gibbs

Joined us: 2009
+44 (0)1983 203 023
+44 (0)7740 378 269
Arctic Road
West Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7PQ
United Kingdom