Centre of excellence

We aim to not only offer great value, but look to apply the very best standards across all our activities. Everything we do, all the services that we offer, are accredited by the appropriate regulating national governing body. We are exciting, fun – and safe!


Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Affiliated

Buzz Active is a fully accredited RYA (Royal Yachting Association) training establishment.

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national body for all forms of boating under power or sail and it is the standard-setting organisation for training and trainers alike.

All our windsurfing, powerboating and sailing courses are run to RYA certifications. And all our instructors are RYA qualified.

Moreover, the RYA has awarded us with Regional Academy status for our youth windsurfing programme and we’re an affiliate of the RYA’s ‘On board’ youth sailing programme.

Find out more about the RYA, as well as the national youth training schemes to which we are affiliated, at:


Paddle UK- delivery partner

are the national governing body for paddle sport in England, Scotland and Wales. It is responsible for leading and setting the overall framework for the three National Associations as well as representing canoeing interests such as coaching and competition at UK and international level.

Our training courses and instructors adhere to the courses and coaching standards outlined by Paddle UK as best practice.

The Home of Paddle UK | The NGB for paddling and paddlesport

Mountain Biking Instructor Awards Scheme (MIAS)

Provide structured training for those involved in leading mountain bike trips both here in the UK and abroad. The ‘Mountain-Bike Instructor Award Scheme includes consideration for all aspects of riding, which are vital if the ethics and traditions of the outdoors are to continue. Buzz Active work with Cuckmere cycles to deliver guided trips, level 1 and 2 instructor training and tutor awards.


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The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA)

Buzz Active is a licenced AALS provider. We follow all guidance provided by this licencing authority to ensure a safe and fun experience for all schools and groups using our two sites.

A licence is granted only after an inspection by the AALA. These inspections include a close check of the provider’s safety management systems with young people, and compliance with nationally accepted standards of good practice in the delivery of adventure activities to young people.

In scope activities for AALA:

Cuckmere site- Improvised raft building on the meander, SUP, kayak, canoe, XL SUP, katakanu on the meander, river and sea.

Eastbourne site- Dinghy Sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, Wingsurf, kayaking, on the sea.