UK Sailing Academy

“Benefits from a splendid waterside location with direct access to the River Medina.” - VisitEngland Assessor


Cowes, Isle Of Wight

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For over 35 years, UK Sailing Academy have provded transformational on-the-water experiences and education. They are committed to widening access to maritime training, enhancing employment opportunities in the sector and, ultimately, transforming the lives of young people. Based in a waterfront campus in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, they offer over 150 industry-leading courses, as well as personal development programmes and trips for families, schools and groups. The new accommodation building, Sea Change, has been completed to a high standard.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Star Hostel (Activity Accommodation)
UK Sailing Academy
Arctic Road, WEST COWES, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PQ


  • Meals
  • Breakfast
  • Children welcome
  • Laundry facilities
  • Other leisure facilities: Bar, sports hall, heated indoor spinning pool, pool table
  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Accessible for less agile guests
  • Meeting rooms
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Isle of Wight

There’s a timeless quality to the Isle of Wight. For many it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of English seaside holidays. Small and intimate – at just 23 miles by 13 miles – it’s a great place to get away from it all. And with its mild climate, long hours of sunshine and colourful architecture, it has something of a continental flavour.

Explore the island’s varied coastline at any time of the year using the well-established Coast Path. Even in the depths of winter, the weather conditions are often favourable for walking. The island has more than 500 miles of public rights of way in all. There are numerous other things to do too. You could plan a week’s itinerary and not set foot on the beach. The island’s history is fascinating and it was long considered as a convenient stepping stone for the French in their plan to invade the UK mainland. Various fortifications – including Fort Victoria, Carisbrooke Castle and Yarmouth Castle – reflect its key strategic role in the defence of our coastline.

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