Did You Know?
You can hire a historic barge and go back to the days when the canals were full of commercial boats.
Barges no longer use horses, but they still use locks. At Falkirk, a whole section of canal is raised and the boats lifted to the height of an eight-storey building.
The leisure marine industry is very diverse and there is a huge range of opportunities available.more »
18 March 2014, by UKSA
The latest cohort of UKSA cadets have left the Cowes campus to find work within the superyacht industry following the end of the first phase of their training.
Opportunities Afloat with the UKSA
24 February 2014, by Seavision
Opportunities Afloat is a five day residential where young people can stay on-site for just £199, food, kit and tuition included.read more »
Voyages of Discovery
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The world would be a very different place without seafarers and the ships they crew.
Oil tankers, container carriers, fishing trawlers and cargo ships bring us food, clothes, computers and raw materials.
Find out all about these vessels that seafarers call home as they work the icy North Sea or sail the lonely waters of the Indian Ocean.sign up »
If you were Captain of a Royal Navy destroyer under attack, would you handle the pressure?
Even when an emergency gives them seconds to think, crews are trained and experienced enough to do the right thing.
Sign up for Daring Dispatches and find out why the ships and sailors of the Navy stay cool under pressure!sign up »
While the world sleeps, giant container ships longer than football pitches plough the oceans to bring us food, clothes and gadgets.
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Oceans of Opportunity!
I co-founded and run a business manufacturing wireless electronics for the leisure marine market. There was a gap in the market for solar powered electronics on dinghies – my brother and I were both keen dinghy sailors and we couldn’t understand why dinghies still used very old-fashioned glass ball compasses and no one had designed a solar powered digital compass – so we did it ourselves and started Tacktick in 1996.read more »
I have been Captain of a Tall Ship for the last 10 years and currently I am Captain of the square rigged sailing ship Tenacious.read more »
I was first inspired to become a surf coach as I used to work as a snowboard instructor in the USA and then my family moved down to the coast in Devon and I started to surf for recreation.read more »
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