For over 30 years, we’ve been providing transformational on-the-water experiences and education.

We’re committed to widening access to maritime training, enhancing employment opportunities in the sector and, ultimately, transforming the lives of young people. From our unique waterfront campus in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, we offer over 150 industry-leading courses, as well as personal development programmes and trips for schools and groups.

In 2019 we welcomed over 8,000 children and their leaders from 130 schools & groups across the UK. Our visiting students take part in water-based programmes designed to increase their leadership and life skills.

Building work has now commenced on UKSA’s new 136-bed accommodation centre. This exciting project has been made possible by a number of generous donors. The new, modular accommodation centre on its waterfront site in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight will enable an additional 3,000 children and young people to visit UKSA each year, allowing the organisation to continue growing its impact on life skills and career prospects.

Ben Willows, CEO of UKSA, comments: “The new accommodation centre is critical for us to provide the services and training to our young people and students in the future. It has been humbling to have received such generous support; we have now raised more than £4m meaning we will realise our full ambitions for the project which we set out in 2017.” 


Ocean Family Foundation is a registered charity in England & Wales (1174759).
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