Our partners don't just share The Offshore Academy's mission;
they make it possible.
Great Britain Campaign – Official Partner
The GREAT Britain campaign showcases the best of what the whole nation has to offer to inspire the world and encourage people to visit, do business, invest and study in the UK. It is the Government’s most ambitious international promotional campaign ever, uniting the efforts of the public and private sector to generate jobs and growth for Britain. The campaign has already secured confirmed economic returns of £3.9bn for the UK.
The UK has a huge amount to offer, with world-class universities, groundbreaking research, high tech start-ups and entrepreneurial business people. The UK is a global leader in the creative industries like music, fashion, design and film. It can offer visitors unforgettable experiences, breath-taking landscapes and iconic attractions.
The GREAT Britain campaign captures the best of all that is familiar about the UK, but also what is new and surprising about this country. The aim is to encourage people around the world to think and feel differently about the UK.
Red Funnel – Official Travel Partner
Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company with a history spanning over 153 years in its present form but with roots stretching back as far as 1820. Much has changed since Red Funnel's paddle steamers ran excursions from Southampton as far as Brighton, Cherbourg and Torquay but they are still just as passionate about delivering great customer service and providing value for money.
Today, Red Funnel operate 24/7, 365 days a year with a modern fleet of passenger and vehicle ferries in between Southampton and Cowes on the Isle of Wight . If you love a sea breeze, the outer decks offer fine views of the Solent - there's even a Top Deck BBQ on Red Eagle on busier days!
Musto – Official Clothing & Technical Footwear Supplier
Musto is the leading performance clothing brand specialising in technical sailing as well as sailing-inspired lifestyle clothing. Originally founded in 1965, by Olympic Silver Medallist Keith Musto, the company has used its intimate understanding of sport and its technical skills to ensure wearers of all Musto products keep warm, dry and comfortable.
Always seeking to push the boundaries of design and technology, Musto is committed to providing technical sailing clothing that guarantees optimum performance in all weather conditions. Discover exceptional performance: technical clothing, innovative footwear, durable luggage and engineered accessories, all designed for your adventures.
Marlow – Official Rope Supplier
Marlow Ropes are always looking to the future with innovation and development. However, they never forget their rich and proud heritage. Whilst Marlow Ropes Ltd was originally set up back in 1961, the story of the Company and the intertwined history of rope making in Hailsham goes back over 200 years.
Today, Marlow Ropes has a brand new purpose built factory and warehouse, and continues to manufacture quality British ropes on the same site as Thomas Burfield did over 200 years ago. Times have changed however and today Marlow specialises in the design and manufacture of technically innovative rope products using the very latest hi-tech and exotic man made fibers. Marlow Ropes’ reputation for quality and technical innovation continues in the 21st Century and the Company continues to forge a path of progress and growth.
Spinlock – Official Supplier
Spinlock is an independent and innovative company, widely acknowledged as the world expert in rope holding. Based in Cowes, UK, Spinlock has over thirty years experience of designing and manufacturing rope holding equipment for sailing boats, from dinghies up to the largest super yachts. Spinlock’s cleats, clutches and jammers hold ropes from 2mm to 32mm in diameter and loads up to 12,000kg.
The expert skills of their Special Projects Team are valued by America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Open 60’s and super yacht captains for the originality of their custom rope handling solutions.
Elliot Brown – Official Timekeeper
Years of extreme sports experience and a desire to build the worlds toughest watches was the catalyst for Elliot and Brown to follow their hearts and create a range of watches like no other. Handsome enough to covet, tough enough to withstand the harshest environment yet affordable enough to wear every day.
It’s not revolution, more evolution with every component, every detail refined, strengthened and honed. It’s not hard to see why they’ve won multiple awards and are fast becoming the mariner’s go-to choice. Designed to take the sort of punishment our endurance sailors dish out every day, yet look smart with a best shirt in the evening.